Lost item after dying? Muling in town?

klymentt

Diabloii.Net Member
Lost item after dying? Muling in town?

Hey all,

A few minutes ago my lvl 85 ladder softcore hammerdin died while in Crystalline Passage helping someone rescue Anya. Was killed by some of those salamander thingies. I tried to recover my body and died once again so I left the game and brought in my sorcy. We subsequently finished the quest. I went back to my hammerdin and found that my Storm Shield had disappeared from inventory and was no longer equipped after picking up my body. My body was no longer laying on the ground. My base strength isn't high enough to use SS but once equipped, I do have enough strength. Is there any way I can get this item back? Anyone else having similar experiences?

Also, my friend was muling gems to craft items earlier today. He left all of them scatted on the ground in normal act 1. I was checking my stash. After a few minutes, my friend discovered that all of the gems had disappeared from the ground. Anyone had any similar experiences? Is this a bug?

Thank you. =)

- K
 

warlock_666

Diabloii.Net Member
as to the gems thing, this is a new feature in patch 1.10 designed to help players having the level covered in items.

after a few minutes, normal items (and probably all items) dissapear, including gems.
 

Killfrenzy

Diabloii.Net Member
i still havent gotten a clear explanation of how this 'losing stuff" thing works. everyone and their grandmother has a different explanation of it! ARGHH!
 

BartXeno

Diabloii.Net Member
If you try to recover your body and don't have room in inventory for items you can't equip naked, you will still have a body on the ground with the item(s) on it. If you have more than one body on the ground and exit the game, only the "most valuable" body will greet you in town when you next join a game and anything on the other bodies is gone forever. From The Arreat Summit site:

The corpse system on Battle.net has been updated to prioritize which of a player’s multiple corpses will be saved, in case a player exits the game. While characters will still be allowed to have up to 16 corpses in any given game, the corpse with the most valuable equipment* will be the one that is saved when a user chooses to “Save & Exit†the game.

* The equipment’s value is determined by the total "sell value" of the items equipped on the corpse; this does not count the amount of gold that the player was carrying at the time of death.
Before attempting to recover your body, you should make sure your inventory has room for anything you can't equip when naked. Usually, this can be done just by dropping all the potions that get dumpped into inventory when you die.

As for the gems on the ground disappearing, the answer is in the "Patch.txt" file in your Diablo II folder:

Ears and other items dropped on the ground by players (even in town) are deleted more frequently, and even when on the same screen as players. Magic, Rare, Set, and Unique items persist longer.
 

Codename_Snake

Diabloii.Net Member
BartXeno said:
If you try to recover your body and don't have room in inventory for items you can't equip naked, you will still have a body on the ground with the item(s) on it. If you have more than one body on the ground and exit the game, only the "most valuable" body will greet you in town when you next join a game and anything on the other bodies is gone forever. From The Arreat Summit site:

Before attempting to recover your body, you should make sure your inventory has room for anything you can't equip when naked. Usually, this can be done just by dropping all the potions that get dumpped into inventory when you die.

As for the gems on the ground disappearing, the answer is in the "Patch.txt" file in your Diablo II folder:
Ummm that's not really true... I mean YA you're pulling this off the site and what your posting is correct. But you didn't answer the guys question...

I have a veil of steel that I do the STR bug with NOS coil. I put it on and than put the arach mesh on taking the NOS off thereby leaving me with less str to equip but having the str boost from the VEIL.

Now how it's worked for me is, I can't equip the veil and I've done this after dying many times too. What it does is keeps a body still on the ground to loot after I've picked up the body originally - the body on the ground has the veil waiting for me because it didn't fit in the inv or on me because I was using the str bug. What did I do? put the nos on than went to go get my veil that was sitting on a body in the middle of rogue.

Keep in mind I've done this after dying many times and it was in a different game than I died in.

So, the original story doesn't make any sense because if it was a bug than I woulda lost my VEIL a lloooonnnggg time ago. I'm thinking for SOME REASON you didn't notice a second body after your initial pickup
 

pliu

Banned
It is the multiple corpses’ function of v1.10. When you have more than one corpse with items on the ground and you exit the game, only one corpse will bring back to the town when you reenter or join a new game. The items on not chosen corpses will gone and no way to get it back. I think Blizzard just a little bit foolish on the corpses things :rant:
 

klymentt

Diabloii.Net Member
Thank you to all who have posted. I sincerely appreciate the input. =)

It is true that my base strength was not high enough to use the Storm Shield. The poster quoting Arreat Summit's explanation seemed to make sense for this situation. I died twice but only one body was saved . . . the one with the most stuff. When I enter a game, I arrive in town. I looked very hard at the place where I spawned for my body but only found one. There was no second body. There was nothing left to be picked up after clicking once on my body.

However, the poster I am quoting below has an account which also has merit. My sorcy has an Ali Baba (dex 42) and my sorcy only has base dex, all of the rest being awarded by runes and stuff. If she dies with the ali baba . . . wait . . . I recall getting my pally body just before dying again . . . but I probably wasn't able to collect all of the stuff off that body before dying that second time. Alright . . . so I guess the SS is gone forever, hey?

Thanks again.

- K

Codename_Snake said:
Ummm that's not really true... I mean YA you're pulling this off the site and what your posting is correct. But you didn't answer the guys question...

I have a veil of steel that I do the STR bug with NOS coil. I put it on and than put the arach mesh on taking the NOS off thereby leaving me with less str to equip but having the str boost from the VEIL.

Now how it's worked for me is, I can't equip the veil and I've done this after dying many times too. What it does is keeps a body still on the ground to loot after I've picked up the body originally - the body on the ground has the veil waiting for me because it didn't fit in the inv or on me because I was using the str bug. What did I do? put the nos on than went to go get my veil that was sitting on a body in the middle of rogue.

Keep in mind I've done this after dying many times and it was in a different game than I died in.

So, the original story doesn't make any sense because if it was a bug than I woulda lost my VEIL a lloooonnnggg time ago. I'm thinking for SOME REASON you didn't notice a second body after your initial pickup
 
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