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Monday, February 23, 2009
Nothing up their sleeves!
My monkey is missing. As if by magic. Vanished into thin air. No trace. Not even a banana peel left in his little folder.
I never thought it would happen to me. I tried to pretend it wasn't happening. But I had to face it - over the past two weeks, holes have been appearing in my inventory.
Who or what is behind this SLeight of hand? I would sure as heck like to know since the same illusion has been performed on an entire living room set, a laboratory-in-a-box, clothing, [cough] "special" furniture [cough] and home decor. Unfortunately, you have probably experienced the same problem. Well, maybe not the laboratory-in-a-box thing.
I will admit that I have been very lucky up until now. I have never had an issue with the asset server making a light snack out of my possessions. So, when it happened, I was more than a little astonished. I contacted customer support, but oddly, they didn’t seem to be as surprised.
Me vs. Customer Support.
(Wow, the Customer Support guy bears a striking resemblance to modern day magician, David Blaine, doesn't he? And don't get jealous of my mad PhotoShop skillzzz.)
I am not sure why the company that manages my favorite computer-based simulated environment is not taking the issue more seriously. After clearing my cache and re-logging 753 times, I began to feel like someone was playing a dirty trick on me. (Obviously, I am not a quick learner. I am an optimist, though.)
So, please take a minute to vote for JIRA SVC-553 to fix the glitch causing inventory items to disappear. Or your monkey is next.