Researching Masonry in Vlad Dracula Mission 2 detonates all player-owned invincible buildings

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • GAME BUILD #: 85611
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

When the player researches Masonry, all the buildings that are capturable via the torch in the campaign, and are supposed to be indestructible, are instantly destroyed.

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. In Vlad Dracula Mission 2, capture one or more villages.
  2. Research Masonry in the University
  3. Watch as all buildings are detonated.

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?

Indestructible buildings should remain indestructible.

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Age of Empires II Definitive Edition 2023 06 06 22 23 46 - YouTube

:arrow_forward: GAME FILES (SAVE / RECORDING)

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VLADBUG3.aoe2spgame (1.3 MB)
VLADBUG4.aoe2spgame (1.4 MB)

Vladbug3 is a savegame made before clicking “research masonry”
Vladbug4 is a savegame made just before the research completes.

SP Replay v101.102.20075.0 #(85611) @2023.06.06 222301.aoe2record (1.5 MB)

My current suspicion is that the undestructible buildings are destroyed becuase this of this hit point value, and it changes as a result of Masonry giving +10% building hitpoints.

Researching hoardings detonates all castles in player’s posession.

In other words, any research that increases building HP detonates the “indestructible” buildings.

Thanks for this report @Grizzly , we’re now tracking this issue :slight_smile:

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