finally converted my 2-story villa into a customizable and built my first home. hooray! altho what a nightmare that was. after converting to customizable, i found that i could not simply resize the plot, had to demolish the old house first, which means everything must come out. no biggie, my shard is pretty slow, i just dragged all my chests and things out and set em on the ground nearby and demolished the house. except i had one of those ter-mur placeable rugs on my floor, which did not wind up in my moving crate, and when i demolished, it wound up on the grass and i could not pick it up, it was preventing placement of the new plot. had to call a gm. im waiting. with all my belongings decaying on the ground. omg the panic lol. after 15 minutes of freaking out, i placed a small house just to move my 1000s of pounds of belongings inside and lock it down. 5 minutes later, GM shows up, deletes the carpet pieces, yay im ready to place. unlock my belongings, drag them back outside, go to demolish the temporary small house- whoops sorry, you must wait 1 hour before demolishing another house! sigh... drag it all back inside... =D but i digress! the real ouch is once i finally place the house, i build myself a nice place with a work shop outside. i was still juggling chests from the move, i had taken one of the chests and secured it inside the work shop. when i get around to decorating, i go to the workshop and decide i want a workbench in there. i release the chest and drag it out of the work shop, leave it on the walkway in front of the house, and start crafting some stone tables to go in there. im sure you see where this is going =) yes that looks nice, maybe ill lock down some tools on the tables, yes, and my keg full of ingots and boards goes over here, yes, and i wish to place a trash barrel, nice. finished with that, i head inside and do some other things... i totally forgot about that chest. it belonged to my fisherman. i lost 2 galleon class ships, one with full cannons. about 3500 bandages. several t-maps and MIBs. about 100 shots of cannon supplies- im talking cannon balls, grape shot, powder charges, fuse cords, everything. who knows what else was in there, thats all i can remember =P bad day! 3 days later im still hurting! =D (i am not a gazillionaire, this was a significant chunk for me!) just thought id share my sad story. wish stuff didnt decay in a house!