Due to the widespread changes to Itemization in Game Update 61 for level 20-90 items (including Sentinel’s Fate and Velious gear which were rushed for inclusion), a complementary Global Unattune was provided.
This was supposed to include every item including Equipment, Appearance, Inventory (bags), and your Bank. However this did not quite work out that way, at least not permanently. Players have discovered that when they login for the first time, most or all of their items are Unattuned, but if they log out that character and log back in, all Bank items get Reattuned. Why?
The issue is that there’s an in-memory representation of an item and a database representation of the item. The bug lies somewhere between the in-memory item getting unattuned but the database update is failing. Unless you do something to force the item to be saved, which doesn’t happen unless you modify an item (damage/repair, use a charge, etc) then the item [won’t stay unattuned]
So when you login, the script is telling your computer that the items are unattuned in your Bank. But nobody’s telling the database server. So the next time you fetch your character, everything’s all attuned again. Clear as mud?
Rather than do a complete Unattune of all items again, which would probably lead to the kicking of small furry animals, Rothgar has indicated that next update (likely Tuesday), there will be an OPTIONAL Unattune on each of your characters if you wish to take advantage of this.
From Rothgar on the EQ2 Forums:
First let me apologize for the issues we’ve had recently when attempting to unattune your items.
The unattuning process was meant to be a curtesy to all the players because of the changes that the items are going through. It wasn’t something we had to do, but we wanted to do so you’d have the opportunity to sell or trade an item that no longer has value to you.
Unfortunately, as you know, we’ve had some issues with that process not persisting when you log off. We rushed to fix this problem for this morning’s hotfix and a bug with the process still exists.
We know that this has been an inconvenience for some of you. We’ve decided to modify this procedure to give you a choice as to whether or not you want to have your items unattuned. (Adornments will no longer pop off since that process worked fine). We will take the time to make sure this is working correcly and push this change out with next week’s hotfix, most likely on Tuesday.
So, this is what you can expect to happen. When you log in after the next hotfix, you’ll be presented with an option to unattune your items. If you click Yes, all items will be unattuned and any items that were equipped will go into your overflow slot. If you click No, we will leave your items as they are.
Again, I’m very sorry for this inconvenience but we will make it right.
Tags: game update 61
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