(BUG) Master Thief not working

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Locklyn
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Sirs,
Had the Master Thief shout "mine" yet nothing is stolen, neither gold nor items from the vendor and I lose the correct amount of gold from my party as per a usual purchase. When will this be fixed?=

Sincerely
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kanga
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I have the same bug. Several times my rogue will make a comment about stealing the items, but the gold is still missing from my inventory. I even tried verifying the cache files in steam, just in case my game was corrupt. No luck. I know the ability works, because I have seen Cohh stream his successes with it. I was not going to pick up the skill, because I thought the chance would be too low to be useful, but it seems like it has a pretty decent chance.

Another bug I have run across, is my abilities changing when I equip an item that has an inherent ability. The quest item spear does this all the time. I equip the spear and it changes my abilities, which is as expected. Then I go into my abilities on that character and select the ones I want. As soon as I load into a new area, the abilities are changed back. I have had the same thing happen with other weapons too, but that one is most noticeable because it has two abilities.
Locklyn
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Any updates on this issue?
Taipan
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I have had the same issue with the spear and the abilities.

As for Master Thief, it seems to be working in that my rogue sniggers when he steals something, but I never checked my gold balance to verify. Am drowning in gold and goods anyway, vendors are bankrupted to buy my loot...and at the higher levels there is no gear anymore to find, all you find is gold...
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Taipan wrote: October 12th, 2018, 6:58 am I have had the same issue with the spear and the abilities.

As for Master Thief, it seems to be working in that my rogue sniggers when he steals something, but I never checked my gold balance to verify. Am drowning in gold and goods anyway, vendors are bankrupted to buy my loot...and at the higher levels there is no gear anymore to find, all you find is gold...
The party member's lines trigger, but the full gold amount is still deducted from the player. It's been this way from the beginning, and the bug is still present as of the most recent hotfix.
Locklyn
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I've reported this via the bug reporting system to the devs but not gotten any reply at all and its been weeks. I'm holding off on playing until its fixed.
sil-seht
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So, did it ever get fixed?
ZZGO
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My son takes a fiendish delight in stealing from vendors in BT IV and keeps telling me about it and how he is amassing gold so I presume it works (PC/Windows). I don't have a Master Thief in my own party though and cannot verify.
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