How many times are you going to go at it, lol? I tried 2 different times, that was enough for me. I hesitate to try on this newest patch, even reading others have had the same type of trouble, but they were on multiplayer servers. I wonder if it is something to do with the purge mechanic going wonky from some other coded element. The one thing i have not tried is turning it off. I have never had building decay on so cannot imagine that would be it. Obviously the game is not saving correctly. I have tried different things that i think trigger saves(using bed, moving bed, entering new areas, alocating character progression points.) These have seemed to have saved for me before the june patch.
I am no coder nor am i a computer wiz, but being around computers and games a fair amount of my life i am assuming there is an issue with memory.
The lady moderator mentioned them having trouble replicating the issue. My thought on that is, they are on a personal computer with developer tools trying to trigger something that only happens with a limited amount of memory space, which will not happen on the latest tech computers with their at minimum 16gb of memory.
Sigh, i wish they would just make an offline play manual save option.