Oh I go for the ghost mode look around first, lol. But, as you note, it happens in single-player a lot right now, and often there seems to be no way to find them. I’m just getting rather tired of having to revert save files as the only way to actually fix it, leaving me having to repeat things.
That’s why I’m suggesting an admin-only version. As you say, I can imagine having it freely available could cause a problem on servers. But, equally, the current version is irrelevant in singleplayer (where the biggest current problem of this nature exists) - it’s pretty hard to accidentally leave a thrall somewhere, but it’s comparatively common to have to retrieve them from somewhere that a bug has sent them. A ‘full return’ option that was admin-only would fix this problem (not just for the current incarnation of this bug, but for all similar past and future bugs), without endangering server play at all.
The reason I’m arguing for it as more than just a last resort fix, is precisely because we’ve seen these sorts of bugs before and will likely see some variant again. Fixing this current bug will only solve this problem for now, which is why I’d like to see a more permanent solution put into place. I can certainly see why server players would be concerned at such a feature being added for general use, but in an admin-only form I feel that should alleviate those concerns? Or am I missing something that would cause it to still be a potential problem for servers? (I can’t think of anything, but that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be something…)