The Crossing Bug
I found this post using google because I had the same problem. I have this staff as well and it looked fine for me, but other people sometimes told me the lantern was sticking out sideways instead of hanging down. It also looked that way when I saw my character on someone else’s screen.
I do notice that the post is quite old, but for anyone who may -like me- find this post in the future I would like to explain the reason for this effect right here instead of making a seperate post which may not be found by people reading this post.
The halloween staff “The Crossing” uses moving parts (the dangling lantern hanging from a chain). For those people who have set very low graphics settings in their game options, such weapon animations may not show. So if you have this weapon and anyone mentions the lantern “hanging out in the air” or “sticking out sideways”, tell them their low graphics settings are to blame.
PS: Strangely, when I tested this with a second PC and a second game client, the lantern started to dangle from its chain -as it is supposed to- after enabling higher quality graphics settings, but then it stayed this way even after I lowered those settings again (and changed maps and even restarted the client) and did NOT go back to show the inanimate “sticking out” lantern. I don’t have any explanation for this.
I attached a picture of the lantern in the “how it is not supposed to look” state.
People using belittling wording like whining/qqing" are not taken seriously by me
Same for people posting only to tell others not to post (“deal with it”-posts)
(edited by Shikigami.4013)
Good detective work, Shikigami.
PS I agree that this wasn’t a “necro’d” post; Shikigami.4013 found an explanation to an “age old” issue.