Please see our latest update regarding the issue with keys in multiplayer here: http://answers.ea.com/t5/Dragon-Age-Inquisition/Mu
Thank you for your patience,
Note: While the actual solution will not be implemented until the patch goes live, I will mark this post as solved for now with the sole purpose of increasing its visibility.
This (among a ton of other glitches) has happened to me many times before the animals were included.
It's such a shame; this is such an amazing series and the multiplayer game is so much fun! Sadly, multiplayer is so horribly bugged that I cannot believe it was publicly released. Seriously, the thing is a fricken mess. They should focus on making the game playable before adding all the extra junk.
Its not just an elementalist thing. It happens to me with other characters all the time too. The elementalist just has it happen a lot because of firestorm. Its been almost a month now. Tired of losing XP on like zone 4. Think I am done playing until it is fixed. So frustrating.
Happened to me at least three times today. It had never happened to us before (play with the same group pretty consistently). i was soloing on routine difficulty as a keeper in one case and one of the others we were an assassin, a keeper, and a templar. The other times today I don't recall the party compsositions.
The last time which was the assassin, templar, and keeper combo it happened at the first door. The others I don't recall.
Even if the leader drops which is annoying as why should they have to, the bug can still occur, could ea not implement a reset level function until they do a proper fix, so people who are the leader dont have to lose out on exp etc so others can maybe get the session finished.
I agree this bug is game breaking. I didn't levelhardly at all yesterday. or play hardly at all yesterday, because every time I played it glitched out and wouldn't give us the key.