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Treasure maps changed level!
WHAT IS GOING ON??????I sorted roughly 1500 Trove and Hoard maps last night, various facets, and put them in several Davies Lockers. I logged in today, to continue sorting, and all of the maps in 3 out of the 5 lockers turned into Cache maps! The best I can recall, the affected maps were in "new" Davies Lockers (ones that were just redeemed as vet rewards). Is anyone else having this problem? @Bleak @Kyronix The reason for this problem needs to be found, and fixed. Not to mention figuring out how to restore my, and others (?) maps. I'm out roughly 1200-1500 Hoard and Trove maps!!!!! Feel free to PM me to come see the the lockers, and maps.
If you sell UO items for R.L. $$$, you need to quit playing UO , and get a BETTER R.L. JOB!
There is no way to revert them back to their original state.
Best option is when getting a new Davies locker is allow it to cycle empty through a server maintenance then you won't encounter this issue. If you buy a davies locker filled with maps, you might want to empty them also through a server maintenance to make sure they don't adjust in level. Once a davies locker has gone through a server maintenance the maps will not adjust again.
2) placed said locker in a house in the same day
3) loaded Hoard and Trove maps into the locker
4) go back the next day and see that the Hoard and Trove maps are now Cache
5) starts figuring out how to consolidate houses/skills/characters in order to shut down accounts, because of being sick and tired of all the crap that is broken in UO
( sorry, I had to include #5, because it's the truth. )
FYI, In the "other" forum, people are saying it happened to them as well. They probably won't bother to post here though. I know I didn't want to, but I felt it was worth it, to let others know. Then of course @Mariah deleted my post of this, in general discussions (where more people would see it), as spam. ROFL Not sure it was worth it at this point. It's probably about time to start shutting down accounts.
When patch hit, all davies lockers that were deployed got their maps converted at server maintenance/time the patch was applied and the flag set. Davies lockers that weren't deployed, their maps weren't converted. So when placed, their maps weren't the correct level, so you would/could end up with a bunch of unreadable level 6 and 7 maps as level 6 and 7 no longer exist. Server maintenance checks for the flag and corrects the davies lockers that weren't flagged so people didnt end up with unreadable maps. Unfortunately no flag is set for newly redeemed davies lockers or lockers they may have never been deployed but were empty..
This can affect Cache, Hoard and Trove put in a new davies locker before server maintenance . Cache to level 2s, Hoard and Troves to 3s. (I incorrectly posted Troves would be hoard, but they would drop two levels because the code thinks they are old level 5 cache)
There were a lot of loooong threads related to issues with the new Tmaps and Lockers - my eyes crossed reading them and I vaguely remember something about this for non-deployed lockers. I'd go hunting but my eyes will explode again.
I had lost maps on TC during the testing, so just left my prodo lockers alone - they were deployed and full of maps at conversion time and I didn't see any issues so figured this was handled.
Is this a continuous issue now for full, older lockers that were not deployed at patch as well as brand new lockers?
The cone of silence has descended.
This is what I have been what I have been hinting about the last couple of days. Come on Devs, Update something. For gods sake, it takes 30 seconds to say something like "We hear you and are investigating". Is that so freaking hard? At this point you look utterly clueless, is this the case?
Be Proactive...not Reactive. Look like you have done this before!
This particular issue has the possibility to be exploited (not to mention someone on Stratics has already posted that they are intending to do so) and we do not post about exploits. However you had already given enough information on how to reproduce it....
If I were to take a guess, I would say you have private messaged and talked in game to Kyronix much more than anyone in our guild combined ever has. I still cannot get someone to spawn me another freaking drone for testing~
But perhaps someone else has some better advice.
No that is not accurate. In order for THOSE maps to be properly converted you have to place the lockers down and let them go through a server maintenance. Otherwise you could end up with a locker full of unreadable maps because the old maps did not convert properly.
The issue ONLY occurs when you put an old deed or newly redeemed deed down and put ALREADY converted maps(like those gathered after patch, bought from a vendor or from an already converted davies locker) in it before it's first maintenance cycle. After it's gone through that maintenance cycles you are fine. you can redeed, replace and transfer across shards without issue.
If you have to deed a locker to move it, is it a good idea to empty the maps out of it for a day or two after you set it up again so that the maps don't become downgraded a level when the next maintenance cycle occurs? I'm really confused.
It does not convert on the fly, it never has, only during server maintenance.
I have over 40 davies lockers, I've tested Davies lockers since it was sent to Baja for testing. First day of patch on Baja I placed my davies locker that was transfered a couple days prior to patch. Half the maps were unreadable until server maintenance when the locker was converted.
Please don't confuse people with how the mechanics actually work or how you feel they should. They are confused enough, even though I have explained.
She needs to let the old lockers go through maintenance. The maps will not be converted to the new system and high level maps will be unreadable. There is a reason this code is in place to make sure all prior maps are converted correctly, it just does not have the flag set correctly for new davies lockers and already converted maps cannot be placed in old davies lockers before they go through their first maintenance cycle. It's as simple as that.
Fix? have a davies locker be able to be placed but unusable until the flag is set that the locker has been converted.
This locker has not moved since it was placed, and was one of the original lockers (claimed and placed as soon as possible - I don't think we got codes for them at the Fairfax party where they were unveiled, but I was there at said anniversary/announcement party, so I was ready to claim one as soon as they were available).
The one map was the only one affected. All the other Hoards and Troves stayed the same through the server maintenance.