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Warning regarding Corroded Boxs and GMs unable to help

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Flame (DrR), Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Flame (DrR)

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    I placed a corroded box from the investgating the old council murders event ouside my house to photo it. As soon as I put it down I could no longer highlight it or pick it up. I paged a GM and 3 hours later I get the canned response that they could not replace lost items as the box vanished from the ground. I have photo of the bugged box with its sudden incresed weight of 100 and the GMs response with his name if the devs have any interest in this. I also have 2 more stuck bugged boxs stuck in my house for them to see that the bug exists, only a GM could move it.
     
  2. Trevelyan

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    Re: Devs your GMs helps terrible

    Despite it being Easter Sunday, a response other than that a GM cannot replace lost items is sort of eye-rolling.. especially since the item isn't LOST it is simply misplaced and cannot be MOVED.

    I was actually there and messed up a box myself too. It seems if you drop corroded boxes on the floor, they become immovable and unhighlightable.

    The fact that no help was given at all, and yet a response was, is the sad part here. The box disappearing soon after, I think, was decay. Which is sad, as it means it was quite a long time after paging that Flame lost it.

    Hopefully others will be aware now of this issue: Do not drop corroded boxes on the ground!

    Ill upload a pic sometime
     
  3. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
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    How did you word your request? Try calling a GM again but think your wording through very carefully before submitting.
     
  4. Flame (DrR)

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    GM has just returned and said sorry he could not replace box I lost outside and sorted out my 2 left inside. I have placed both safly within containers in case putting them down causes them to stick again.

    My first wording was

    my second request I worded

    which got my second and third boxs sorted
     
  5. Viper09

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    That's good. At least the other two were fixed.
     
  6. deraiky

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    Drop Box on the ground
    Lock it down
    Use the decorate kit and turn it
    Get it back into your bagpack!
     
  7. Flame (DrR)

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    2 have now been returned, but the bug dose not allow you to highlight it to turn it. Also the one outside my house I could not lock down. On one mouse over the name changed to metal box so I am guessing the devs renamed these to corroded boxs for the event and they auto lock down when put down outside a container, making them so you cannot pick them up.
     
  8. deraiky

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    You dont need to highlight it to turn it.. just click Turn in the decorate kit and click the box.. it will turn and become highlightable..
    Just tried it and it worked.
     
  9. Flame (DrR)

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    thanks for the info will try that if anything like this happens again. Would it of worked on the one I lost outside my house on the grass too.
     
  10. deraiky

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    The decorate tool only works on locked down or secured items. Im sorry :O
    Normally every gm should return that box outside your house...
    Try it again tomorrow and try to describe it a bit more diplomatical ;P

    "I accidently dropped one of those corroded chests you could get from an event on the ground and somehow it got stuck there...
    I was told that it could only be moved again if it faces in the other direction. Could you do that for me, please ?"

    Something like that :p
     
  11. Flame (DrR)

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    It took the GM just over 3 hours to respond and it vanished, presumable decayed as Trev said, so the one I asked to have returned outside my house that auto locked down sadly is no more. As Viper09 said at least my other 2 are now safe. But this should be a warning to everyone else that corroded boxs have a bug of auto locking when put down outside of containers and if they are not in your house you stand a good chance of loosing them.
     
  12. Trevelyan

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    The GM could have waited a few minutes until it had decayed and THEN said he cannot return lost items. He was a bit too early.. argueable case for replacing a lost item due to the fault of a gm :D
     
  13. Risso

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    This bug happens with the gold metal boxes too.