So, yesterday i spent the whole day improving my map 'Empire' building a whole new castle, a forest and various other buildings. Saving at least 20-30 times along the way to ensure that everything was backed up in case i blue screened or my xbox crashed or whatever.
Eventually i decide i've had enough of building and take a few screenshots and upload them to the forums, updating an old thread on world showoff with the pics. I quit the game and checked whether my saves were there, I had an older save of my map at 2.6mb and the new updated save at 2.9mb along with an autosave also at 2.9mb. Everything seemed to be OK.
Today, after joining a world randomly on Xbox live I stumbled upon a copy of my world that had stolen all my ideas, gonna name and shame the guy as:
Naturally, this p*ssed me off, so went to look at my own world to compare.
Both the 2.9mb autosave and save were gone despite the fact I had not even been on the game since the day before when the saves were both there, why is this happening?
I have posted about this before but don't feel like i was taken seriously, the only response - which i felt to be sarcastic at the least - being "Your map went from 2.6mb to 2.4mb overnight?" from Craig himself.
This is clearly a huge problem, which I don't feel like is being addressed appropriately, it hasn't even been mentioned in the development updates posted earlier today. This is clearly not a bug that is unable to be reproduced, its happened to me twice in a week for a start and with little effort i can find countless other posts describing a similar issue.
From a game that totally resolves around the player creating their own world and adding to it over time, the fact that you can't even save or even have the confidence that your world will be there the next time you play on it, frankly shocks me.
Want to see why i'm so angry? Look on this post at the final attachment, I lost everything on the far side of the river. Along with the castle shown in the previous screenshot
This needs fixing!