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I died while offline and lost a ton of stuff. Why?


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This has happened twice now and its really starting to piss me off. I play on PvE servers only, and both times I was in safe locations where no wild dinos should've been able to get to me. The first time I lost over 400 tranqs, an asc rifle, all my asc flak, all my kibble, and a cryod yuty and rex. The server owner who's a friend of mine was nice and allowed me to spawn replacements in. It just happened to me on a different server. This time I'm still in early game and it sucks ass even more, cause I lost my only berry gatherer (a trike in a cryo), my only darts, and my only weapons. I just started here and don't feel comfortable going to anyone for help. Is there anyway I can prevent this or get my stuff back? theres no item bag.

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THere is an issue I see on GenTwo alot.   I'm usually connecting it's occurrence to the server crashing between my last time on and the current logging back on.  The game will sometimes put your body under the mesh, and then mesh detection destroys you.  

This is usually stopped by logging out on a bed.   Being on a bed should stop this from happening 99% of the time, but there is always exceptions.

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34 minutes ago, UWSarkALPHA said:

When you say safe area do you mean inside a locked base that has no open windows/doors? If not then your problem would be players dragging you out to water and letting you drown. There has been a few occasions where you fall through the map and die while sleeping.. ive only had that happen on center and valg though. 

I'm in a locked base. The recent incident was on ragnarok, I'm in that big scotland cave and it has a behemoth gate at the entrance. Its pin coded but only one person knows the code and that persons a friend of mine.

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9 hours ago, Spookin said:

I'm in a locked base. The recent incident was on ragnarok, I'm in that big scotland cave and it has a behemoth gate at the entrance. Its pin coded but only one person knows the code and that persons a friend of mine.

We feel your pain, this is an old, old problem in ARK (it's been happening since the very beginning).

The only way to be sure that this won't happen is to remove all of your stuff from your character when you log off.

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Never had that happen to me. But, as a rule I never ever log off unless I go into sleep mode on a bed inside a locked base structure.

Occasionally, I will do so in a bed on a dino platform, like a Para, Quetz, or Stryder sleeping pod. Risky, but so far no issues.

FWIW... I only play on Official PVE... with all the hassle of that, I have been fortunate in that I never had this issue ... or lost a character.

So... I can't speak for your past events... but I can offer up the "sleep mode in bed/only inside a closed structure" advice and hope that keeps that issue from happening again.

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