Game mode: Single-player
Type of issue: Bug
Server type: PvE (Single player)
Region: United Kingdom
Edition: Steam ; Complete collection bundle £96.00 (Steam Winter Sale)
Captured NPCs placed on Wheel of Pain are disappearing as soon as they have completed the conversion process on the wheel, (ie: the point at which they have successfully converted into a ‘Thrall’). No sign of them anywhere inside or outside the external world-space.
No mods, just single player, no one else on server.
Knock out a Tier4 named NPC. In my case, I have tried it with ‘Ana The Reaver’- (ID: Exile_Fighter_4_Wanderer_3), this weekend and also today, with: ‘Ciria The Mad’- (ID: Exile_Fighter_4_Wanderer_10), both of whom spawn in same location, (on map coordinate: i,4). Did not spawn using Admin, I assaulted them directly from game’s spawn location.
Tie up NPC, (level 2 Rawhide bindings used), and drag up the ledge to nearby player base and literally drag the NPC captive onto the wheel of Pain.
(mid-level wheel used in my case, built and placed upon sandstone foundations which I laid before placing the Wheel structure, in an attempt to prevent NPC from ‘falling through floor’, Google search shows this issue seems to be a common issue for about a year now, maybe longer).
Open Wheel of Pain’s UI. Note, that Thrall has automatically interfaced with the Wheel as I had dragged her onto it. (Thrall can now be seen stood in place, pushing the wheel of pain around animation, no need to manually add to inventory). Just add Gruel to Wheel’s inventory, to be used for converting ‘fuel’ and then set process in motion; (activate ‘play’ button in Wheel’s User Interface’).
Wait for Thrall to push the Wheel around for designated time. In my case, I set the admin settings to [0.1] for the ‘Thrall Crafting Time Multiplier’ in crafting section of ‘Server Settings’. This took time down to around 10-20 mins, I made a coffee so can’t be sure of exact time, but it wasn’t long. I returned in time to witness the Thrall NPC vanish before my eyes on the wheel of pain as soon as the ‘conversion’ timer ended.
Note that for a Tier 4 NPC, conversion time is 25 hours. Setting time to ‘0.1’ was done for my second attempt, with Ciria. Ana The Reaver, unfortunately for me, took 25 hours to wait for, only to discover her gone.
Also note, that after conversion has finished and NPC has allegedly ‘disappeared’, on looking in the Wheel of Pain’s UI, it still shows a ‘shadow’ icon for whomever was recently in there.
For example, as well as the gruel placed in there, it shows, ‘Ana The Reaver 0’. Same for Ciria, (Note the ‘0’ zero next to name). Not sure what that means.
Tried ghosting underground and flying down through the map’s lower space for quite a distance, (increase movement speed multiplier), but did not see any NPC below the map.
Searched entire house and grounds for NPC, no luck. Totally baffled. Seems as though NPC has vanished into thin air. This bug has at LEAST been present in the game for 13 months, based on search history for this issue. Threads can be submitted as evidence on request, if required.
Screenshots for this issue also available for submission on request.