So since it’s apparently an intentional change that we can no longer loot the decayed structures if we find them during the 24-hour window between decay and auto-demolish… I’d like to suggest reverting that (undocumented and unexplained) change. Or at least see if people actually want that change.
It’s a complete 180 on a feature that was never described as a bug that we’ve had since the ruin system was added (I think?). It’s allowed friendly players to rescue at least parts of a player’s belongings if they were inadvertently absent for a while (if they were friendly), or to nick 'em for themselves, who am I to judge, Conan himself was a thief and saw nothing dishonorable in that after all.
But I have literally never heard anyone say they didn’t like this feature. And then it’s suddenly removed, and this is described by some Funcom staff as a bug, and by others as an intentional change, but since it was in typical fashion not in any patch notes… or dev streams… or anything… no one knows what to think.