Row boat Issues
Just picked up SoT again after seeing some Forsaken Shores gameplay. Loving it so far, but my only issue is that my ship sank but thankfully all my loot was in my rowboat and wasnt lost. So I docked at an island and went back to my ship...
When I got back to the island I had docked my row boat at it was gone and so was all the loot I'd spent 2 hours finding. So my question is, is this a normal function or did my row boat glitch out?
Ahoy there @sonofodin56 !
The rowboat isn't linked to you as far as I know. I've had it despawn when all of my crew died, we came back to just floating loot in the water. So either it sank due to damage, another crew picked up your loot or it simply despawned because you weren't close to it anymore.
It was also a surprise to us when the rowboat was just gone, something that shouldn't happen in my opinion. Especially not when there's actually loot on it. Hopefully it's something that will change, until that time it's probably best to row your boat to an outpost before returning to your ship.
I have also had an issue with a rowboat. I was returning fra an Ashens Voyage with about 4 hours worth of loot stacked in the rowboat. Now as I entré my ship the rowboat was there. I started to sail towards Morrows Peak but half way there the boat disappeared? Just vanished from the back of the ship?? I was sailing through rough seas and thougt it had detached itself. So I backtracked but no trace of either boat or loot floating... what a waste 😔
@rhammer This seems to happen when you get the message of the you are getting merged to another server that is populated. Unfortunately it usually gets rid of the rowboat.
@sonofodin56 Rowboats appears to despawn around 15 min if your ship is too far and nobody is at the rowboat.
What you can do is try to "park" it as close to the beach as possible and make sure it won't slide further in the water if you need to ditch it and you have loot in it.
When/if the rowboat despawns, the loot should fall down on the ground in shallow enough water so that it won't dissapear.