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Lost items after drop trade + server outage

Posted: 06 Jun 2009, 03:24
by undecim
I created a new account and character (duodecim) and drop traded (lvl 1 characters can't normal trade) my Warlord helm and plate, my winter gloves and boots, and my steel shield to it.

After trying (and failing) to get that lvl 1 character through the snake cave in the desert, I went back to transfer the items back to my main character (undecim). The drop trade was completed successfully, and I logged the lvl 1 out. a few seconds later my connection was lost, and when I logged back in, neither character had the armor and it wasn't in the place where I dropped it.

I'm guessing what happened is that the lvl character's inventory was saved when I logged it out, but my main character's inventory wasn't saved and the data was lost with the server outage.

P.S: Yes, I know the risk involved with drop trading, but I think this same thing would have happened if it had been a normal trade.

Re: Lost items after drop trade + server outage

Posted: 06 Jun 2009, 03:49
by Jaxad0127
undecim wrote:P.S: Yes, I know the risk involved with drop trading, but I think this same thing would have happened if it had been a normal trade.
Not likely. A normal trade would've updated both at the same time.

Why did you do a drop trade instead of a normal trade?

Re: Lost items after drop trade + server outage

Posted: 06 Jun 2009, 03:53
by undecim
jaxad0127 wrote:Why did you do a drop trade instead of a normal trade?
Because I needed the second character to be level 1

I was trying to see how far I could get a level 1 character through various dangerous areas if the level 1 was wearing top notch armor. Me and some others were talking about events where we try to get level 1 characters as far into dangerous areas as possible, and I was trying to see what kind of edge the armor would give.

Re: Lost items after drop trade + server outage

Posted: 06 Jun 2009, 05:05
by Jaxad0127
undecim wrote:
jaxad0127 wrote:Why did you do a drop trade instead of a normal trade?
Because I needed the second character to be level 1

I was trying to see how far I could get a level 1 character through various dangerous areas if the level 1 was wearing top notch armor. Me and some others were talking about events where we try to get level 1 characters as far into dangerous areas as possible, and I was trying to see what kind of edge the armor would give.
The basic skill only affects trade initiation, not ability. You can do a normal trade with a new character if the other char has a high enough level to initiate it.

Re: Lost items after drop trade + server outage

Posted: 06 Jun 2009, 06:31
by undecim
haha.... Wish I knew about that...