Angus asked me for help to find an item he lost. I sent him home because he was a placeholder to have my unmaxed campers out of my camp site during the cycle change. I went to find his lost item, but I couldn't find it. He had hinted it was at the river, but there was nothing on the ground, fell out of trees or was fished up. Next I invited him back, but I still couldn't find anything.
So, my conclusion is that if you send a camper home before you've found their lost item, the lost item is lost for real. Once you've found the lost item it can't go wrong anymore because you can't send the camper home before handing over the lost item.
Thanks for the heads up! That's a nasty lil' glitch there. It seems easily fixed via a patch, so hopefully they're already working on this.
So hopefully no longer than a week or so for you. Not that it still doesn't stink.
Speaking of, an old glitch they had patched (it seems that last update broke the patch) came back and came back even worse than before. I can't spend more than 45 second in any area in the river section, doing any activity, and what little I can get done (say one camper request) is only saved upon the phone hard crashing 50% of the time. It's so bad I stopped even going there.
So if you notice I am raiding your river fish from your box, this is why.
It took a little less than a week for them to patch it the first time. I would hope it won't take any longer than that. It's a bummer missing out on one animal each rotation, but I can't bring myself to keep doing it. From the time my phone crashes and has to be reset I am looking at 3 or so minutes to actually get back in to the game. Some might have the patience for that, but I can't do it.
They tend to take their user reports seriously; unlike the company I last worked for in this genre. They actually read my full report of the glitch, so I would recommend at least a quick report to let them know what's going on if you haven't already done so. I figure the more cases they 'know' about the faster they'll work to fix it. *fingers crossed*
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Thanks forgottenpixel! To be honest, I thought that I was being daft by sending Angus home before returning him his lost item, I mean, what was I thinking? It wasn't a real surprise that it went awry, and I tried it because Angus is at max level and I wouldn't miss out on friendship points. Wouldn't have tried this with an animal that isn't maxed out. But you're right, there's no warning that the item will be lost forever when you send the animal home; it could equally well have been that the item would reappear once the animal was invited back. So as you suggested, I send an enquiry to Nintendo, asking them whether this is intentional or a glitch.
Funnily enough straight after I sent the enquiry, Octavian asked me to retrieve his lost item. I found it on top of a palm tree at the beach. I did more checking, and before finding the item Octavian had an extra option when I talked to him where I could ask for a hint for the location of the item. Once I had sent Angus home and re-invited him this option didn't appear, confirming again that the lost item was no more.
Sorry to hear about that glitch you're experiencing at the river. That sounds really annoying. Are you on Android or IOS?
Nah, that's not your fault at all. I would/could have done the same thing myself. When you're caught up in all the things you need to do it's easy to see how it happened. Basically, you/we shouldn't have to worry about 'breaking' the game on accident each time we play. Unless someone is exploiting a known glitch or something of that kind, it's expected the game should hold itself together.
But I am glad your glitch was short lived! That's so bizarre. It's like the game has completely forgotten the event ever happened. Haha.
Thanks! I am on IOS - from what I hear it seems to only affect IOS users. I figured my phone being 'old' (6S plus) might have had something to do with it, but it seems it's affecting users on both older and newer phones than mine as well.
AC:PC +- Level: 156 -+
Active (daily) requests only please!
Enquiries Topic Other Enquiry19/2/2018 at 9:07 a.m. Angus was at my campsite and he asked me to find his lost item. I sent him home and went looking for the lost item at the river, which is where he said the lost item would be. I fished, shook trees and looked everywhere, but no lost item. I went back to my campsite and re-invited Angus, after which I went on the hunt for the lost item again. Sadly, the lost item seems lost forever when you send a camper home before retrieving it. Is this something intentional, or is it a glitch? Please note that I've had lost item requests before and had no problem finding the item, but in all cases I hadn't sent the camper home.
Response20/2/2018 at 11:24 a.m. Dear user, Thank you for your inquiry. Kindly take note that after you will find the lost item, when you came to your campsite, the character should be in the campsite. The first think your character will do when you bring he in the campsite is the fact that he will talk with the character/animal who lost the item and you will bring the item back. IF the character/animal is "sent home" you will not find him when you will come back with the lost item. We hope you continue to enjoy Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Please contact us again should you have any other issues with the application. Best regards, Ionica V. Nintendo Smart Device Customer Support Above are my enquiry and the response. I just noticed the response, because I'd have thought that there would've been some sort of sign that there was a response. Anyways, it was a pretty quick one. Not that it helps much because it just confirms my findings: don't send a camper home when they've asked you to find a lost item. Not gonna bother with more enquiries about this subject.