He clarified that part in his last statement: "Bonus Turns can still occur like from Malak's Jaw of Life Unique. "his bonus turns do not trigger other characters' effects based on bonus turns or Turn Meter gain." means that Vader starting his turn does not trigger effects that generate Turn Meter or Bonus turns. Those can still occur for other reasons like Malak hitting one of his health thresholds"
As for the Droidika interaction, we have a look into that as we speak.
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@jessica_secura We've flagged this for review and studio confirmed that this isn't a bug. Merciless Massacre only prevents abilities that are based off Bonus Turns from triggering.
If that's the Dev intent, here's a gif from someone else of that not happening as JKA jumps in takes a turn. Of course JKA's bonus turn is based on the dmg to the ally, but if "Merciless Massacre only prevents abilities that are based off Bonus Turns from triggering" then JKA should not have his bonus turn.
Here's a video instance of Padme taking her turn following a JKA bonus turn all the while interrupting Vader's Merciless Massacre ability:
Neither of those bonus turns should happen based on your description of how the studio says it should be working.
My follow up was in reply to the clarification from the studio (High Command’s last post)
Your comment is based on the ability description (which is written not clearly).
Based on how the studio clarified, Padme should not be taking a turn. Perhaps the clarification was inaccurate, but that’s an important thing to know especially since it seems the ability as written is not working properly (see droideka bug)
Droideka gaining TM isn’t based on opponent TM gain/bonus turns either though. Frankly, I can’t think of a character in the game that actually does gain TM from opponents taking bonus turns. I assumed that was future proofing against something coming down the line.