Posted by Milo on 01/16
I don't play this char all that often, and don't have much money
making potential. As a result, I try to keep my housing costs very low,
so that I don't have to constantly worry about paying rent. However, twice
now I have found eq in my tree stump, presumably from dead newbies that
did not get a cr, that is greatly increasing my rent. I don't know how
long that eq was being charged to me, and feel lucky that I caught it in
time. I have been advised that I need to get a better lock, but I don't
think I should have to. I ask the imms, to look into a way to prevent eq
from people dying in your house costing you rent, without it being
abusable. I ask the players, don't pick locks just because they are
shoddy, then leave other people's doors open, and if you see a newbie
die to the black snakes, please help then retrieve their corpses. It only
takes a minute.
Monday, January 15 2001, 09:37AM
This really should be considered a bug. Why on earth should
ownership transfer from a corpse to a homeowner just because the
corpse poofs in a house?
Of course, code changes take time. So in the meantime, Milo:
Buy a better lock.
Monday, January 15 2001, 08:57PM
I agree. Decaying corpses should auto-expel themselves from phouses.
Amairgen the poverty-stricken druid
Tuesday, January 16 2001, 07:03PM
It does indeed sound like a bug -- I'll report it via the bug channel
for you. Also, did you have an imm look at it when you discovered
it? We can do forensics (see when a newbie might've died there, get
special details on the items, etc) which you guys don't have
access to. I understand wanting to just be rid of the stuff, but
if it happens again...!
My guess is that the fix to this will be that when a corpse decays
inside a house, the eq will either sit there unowned until the next
reboot (and not cost rent) or else poof when the owner timer wears
off, rather than re-setting to the owner of the room.