I’m getting a LOT of reports of problems in UO, both via email and posted on various message bases. (I didn’t encounter any personally, but then again I’m just an annoying little thief without any personal property at the moment, so what do I know.)
First the item decay. Here’s what I’ve been able to piece together. Items that were hanged on walls post-patch as well as some locked-down items such as tables may decay after 3 to 5 hours. Co-owner strongboxes placed in houses after the patch have decayed. Gotten reports on these from Siege, Great Lakes and Sonoma so we can assume it’s on all shards. Obviously it’s not consistent, but it is happening. About the only thing I can recommend is to keep valuables in your bank or secure storage set up pre-patch for right now until we hear more from the dev team on what’s up.
Second, and more disturbing (if you can imagine) is that the vendor disappearing act is happening again. It’s been reported on Catskills, Chesapeake, Sonoma and Lake Superior. Some have said that the bug is related to vendors with more than 60,000 gold on them, so you may want to take excess money off of your vendors for the time being.