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Redecorating and secured containers: Where'd my stuff go?

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by zorrah, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. zorrah

    zorrah Guest

    It appears that (for the second time) when I rebuilt my house one of the containers that was secure in the previous build disappeared after construction was complete. I am extreeeeeeeemely lazy when it comes to breaking stuff down/consolidating before I rebuild and generally just walk through and axe deedable add-ons, go into customization mode, and hope for the best. I do try to make sure to pull down stuff that I have raised in upper floors, simply because I've had to build some pretty ridiculous superstructures to get hanging nightshade down from a third story rebuild before :p

    It is my understanding that when you customize a house, if there is an item or container that is going to be blocked by a new wall/construction, that item is automatically moved to the moving crate.. ..right? It's not there. :/ Am I missing something? The first time it happened, I thought I was going nutty.. lost a pack full of gems including about 40 white pearls. I figured it would show up somewhere eventually on a future rebuild. I've tried the whole ctrl+shift to bring up name gumps, but with no luck. I haven't done a rebuild on the house with the first loss, so I suppose it *could* theoretically still show up.. This time I lost a veteran reward Special Dye Tub. It's not the end of world, but it is frustrating.

    Has this happened to anyone else or am I just the unluckiest lazy person in the world? Or is there some secret stash or moving goblins that take a piece of the pie that I don't know about? ;)
     
  2. Teufel_Hund

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    Yes items should go into the Relocation Crate or whatever it is called. I would also go back into customization and delete some walls or such where the secure used to be. Maybe it did not actually block anything and is just behind a wall.
     
  3. zorrah

    zorrah Guest

    For the first rebuild, that's a sound deduction. But for the second house, there's not a single wall within 7 tiles of the missing cabinet. :/
     
  4. Borric

    Borric Seasoned Veteran
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    Check to see if one of the gold moving crate boxes is stacked on top of another. I've had this happen before.
     
  5. I lost an item once rebuilding and did as you have done...the "show all names" and removing walls. In final desperation I called a Gm and amazingly he showed up. Within seconds he located the lost item and handed it to me. He told me that it had actually fallen beneath the floor tiles. It is worth a try to give a Gm a yell. Good Luck to you. I know how frustrating decorating can be sometimes.
     
  6. zorrah

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    Wonderful! I wonder if it becomes unlocked (and thus, risks decay)? Only one way to find out.. thanks so much! I'll give it a shot! :)
     
  7. Tuferon

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    You should also check the ground by your house sign. I get stuff going there even if it had been locked down or whatever. Anyone can pick it up while you are in customization mode too!
     
  8. zorrah

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    Gosh, I hope that didn't happen.. if so, they're long gone. Not for want of passersby, but just time. I've lived on this plot for almost a year and have only seen two other people (neither of which my neighbors o.0). I *think* I would've noticed it while decorating after customizing, but who knows. I've done sillier things.. like finishing up decorating this build and deciding I don't like it, so I'm destroying everything and starting over tonight. :wall: