Note that this is a repost but for general discussion and possibly hoping to find an answer to this mystery.
Xbox one version
It's gone... My Ark Survivor experience for the past 4 months is gone... . My Rex farm. My bronto farm, all my beautiful mutated thylas that I spent too many hours on, my 5 hours perfect tame lvl 100 Mosa, my favorite Argent is gone and it's a lvl 126 perfect tame. All my crops and kibble gone along with every item that I had accumulated for months. All gone and there is no known exploitation that I can think up except for a bug perhaps?
Logged on to Ark today on single player as usual and it brought me up to the spawn map which was rather bizzare to me since I saved at one of my bases and in front of my Argy. Confused, I get on and my lvl 90 character is still there and looks like her regular old self with long hair and her usual stats but I spawn in the south zone (easy) where one of my starter bases is and it was gone. And so were the few dinos that I had left there. The wild bronto that used to stamp around my base was also gone. All of my dinos and time well-spent structures are gone. I beat down a wild Sarco that attacked me on sight then traversed to all of my base locations after spawning in and force taming an Argy to find that the map was basically new as were all dinos.
What did change was all of the skins stuffs that I never had before, they were in my inventory including Christmas ones and firework skins for weapons. There was also a stego and raptor bone skin though I never had them before. I also noted that my hot key bar below also had things that I had before they went missing, just ghost replicas.
Now I have to restart because my game somehow either got deleted(though my character didn't) or overwritten? Idk.
Is this a bug because I know that I did NOT delete a thing! I saved at one of my bases before heading to bed last night, and before hopping on today I didn't touch the delete Ark buttons or even get near them.
Please tell me that this is a bug that can be fixed, or at least some explination to put this nightmare to rest, and hopefully a way to avoid this issue in the future. I litterally don't want to restart again just to lose everything again, I already lost a lot of strong legit tames and bred babies(rip rex army, now it'll take forever to battle a boss) and I can force spawn and forcetame some dinos but they'll never hold the same place as my original hour after hour tames that made me feel so accomplished. It's tough alone on SP and each dino counts, I would like answers to avoid future issues if anyone has any.
Below is a pic of my character first spawned on a new Ark that I never even made. All I can say before the issue happened was that I was hunting for crystal and metal for a greenhouse build near green obelisk then after getting a good amount I went after known beaver dams for cementing paste, I stopped at the south base to continue on the next day. Changed nothing after that.