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Old 04-27-2008, 06:58 PM   #1
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I have recently had more problems having items "stay" where I place them than I ever did before.  Have things changed? 

Tonight I carefully placed a steaming xegonite bowl on the stove.  From the front or looking down over it, it was centered perfectly.  I moved to the side, and it was flying off the stove. 

A couple of weeks ago I was trimming the dirt patch in the attic with vases of flowers.  I'd get the flowers just where I wanted them, from whatever angle I was looking, usually from sidelong.  Then when I moved to the front, the vase would no longer be on the ledge. It would take many adjustments to get the vase placed in such a manner that it was where I placed it from every angle. 

What is going on with these things?  Can SOE make some of these household items sticky?

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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Some items are just like that. They have an invisible base. I have stacks of books in my library where this is evident.

Try holding down the control key when you place the item, It lets you adjust the verticle height with the mouse scroll wheel.

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Old 04-27-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
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Cusashorn wrote:

Some items are just like that. They have an invisible base. I have stacks of books in my library where this is evident.

Try holding down the control key when you place the item, It lets you adjust the verticle height with the mouse scroll wheel.

It isn't the vertical position that is the problem.  It's that some things are "on" another from one viewpoint but not from another.  I guess it is a 3D problem.  If I'm standing head-on when I place something on a table  and have it perfectly centered and then move to the right, the item now looks as if it is to the right or left of center.  In the case of the bowl on the stove, after I moved to the side the bowl was no longer "on" the stove but floating in air in front of the stove on the same horizontal plane. 
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:36 PM   #4
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They only appear on because you can't see under it from the viewpoint you are placing it.The problem you are describing only happens to me when I move an item from another location and replace elsewhere instead of placing directly from my inventory. Unfortunately, it IS a vertical positioning problem and holding ctrl while using the mouse wheel is the only way to ensure that items being moved from one place to another will indeed be "grounded".
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:09 AM   #6
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They only appear on because you can't see under it from the viewpoint you are placing it.The problem you are describing only happens to me when I move an item from another location and replace elsewhere instead of placing directly from my inventory. Unfortunately, it IS a vertical positioning problem and holding ctrl while using the mouse wheel is the only way to ensure that items being moved from one place to another will indeed be "grounded".

I am not talking about the vertical positioning problem.  Honest.  It seems I'm having trouble explaining it, but it isn't that.

I'm not talking about the problem of not being able to re-place and item until you have picked it up and put it back into inventory either.

The problem I and friends are having is simply placing something on one surface and letting go of it and moving then my toon to another position and looking at it again.  From the second perspective, the item's relative position on the surface on which I placed it seems to have changed.  If I walk back to the original position I again see it "where I placed it." 

If you want to see what I mean, get a small vase or potted plant and go to the attic in the 5 room house in SQ.  Take it fresh from inventory and place the vase or pot on the rim around the dirt planting area.  Move and look at it from different angles.  The item you placed seems to change locations as you move around.  It doesn't stay stationary in the spot you left it.  If you try it, use a fairly new potted plant or vase.  It may have something to do with the newer items I was placing - valantine roses.   

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