My experience with this bug issue where my inventory items are going away or not showing up has been horrible to the point that I wanted to pull my hair out…
There I was…in the storm…fighting happily. My buddy gets surrounded with no way to escape and dies. Of course I try to pick up his gear and get to safety but its at the end of the storm and they do the exact same thing to me. Sh*t happens…no big deal.
The base is halfway across the map. So I run back with a different horse to get there quick with another set of epic armor on. I get there and grab my stuff and a whole suit of my armor goes away. My clan mate picks up the remainder of my gear because he beat me back and then puts it on my sabertooth pet and horse for me to reclaim.
I check them both and all 3 of my flawless spears and ANOTHER suit of epic armor gone. So we evaluate and figure out that he didn’t forget to place them there and there is no place else they could be other than there or in his inventory.
Now I got 2 horses and my greater cat that is level 6. I got some random sh*t but not the first or second suit of epic gear I brought, and no weapons or food or drinks.
Fudge it. I’ll hop on horse and take my losses. …
5 seconds later one of the server zerg trolls runs by and finds me defenseless without gear or weapons or any way to fight back. OH…and I have nothing in my inventory but I’m fully encumbered and cannot even sprint for safety. D*ck Slaughters horses. Slaughters me. Slaughters the cat. Dumps the rest on the ground to really spite me.
Then I go back to see if there is anyting left or that fixed the bug…NOTHING STILL!!! BUGGY BUGGY BUGGY DooDoo!.