Tried out the testlive on a private server with just me playing. I’m not using any mods.
My fighter thralls (tried with Lian and Nordheimer Fighter II) will no longer use their truncheons consistently to help me knock out other thralls. Lian was first equipped with a shield and truncheon, and before would always take them out and knock people out dutifully for me. Now, most of the time he stands with his fists up as if he’s not equipped with anything.
I tried taking the truncheon and putting it in Lian’s main hand. It will inconsistently “stick”, but often just flashes in his hand and then out. The same happens with a shield. If I can get one to stick, I can place the other and he will have them equipped out of combat. This seems to be easier if they are not following me.
If i do set their truncheon + shield, they seem to knock out the first thrall I start to attack, but sometimes put them away and with others just put their fists up. NPCs are now MUCH harder in testlive, at least from my perspective, so this is really not good!
I’m not sure if they get confused less with a normal weapon or not, generally I use my fighter thralls to help me collect new thralls. Pretty pretty please don’t say “we didn’t intend truncheons to be used like this”, I need this crutch! Lian is so much better at knocking people out than I am XD
I can try to take a video later if you need more clarity.