Is unequiped / dropped (in combat) suppose to disappear after the fight is over...even if you won?
Half of the time when I drop something, say a full backpack, during combat, after the combat is resolved (even if I won and remain in the tile after the combat screen is gone) everything I dropped disappears.
This has happened multiple times, but not always does the stuff disappear.
It seems to be 50/50 chance for the bug to occur.
It is quite awful, as if you drop a backpack in combat to equip a weapon, then win or escape and return (from a non-human who doesn't want your stuff) the bug causes you to lose your valuables.
I had a great start, dropped a backpack, killed a beast, and my backpack was gone forever. The next turn I starved to death, but if the bug didn't occur then I would have won and had full hunger! :P
A pretty huge bug. Pretty nasty. (I actually lost 2 backpacks and a medkit box full of stuff during my fight with a beast.)
It would make sense if they stole it after you escaped, or what not. But no. This happens even if you win against a beast.
There is no argument against making permadeath optional in a singleplayer game.
It effects absolutely no one negatively.
Don't be irrational. "Make it Optional" != "Get rid of it entirely, for everyone."