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#1 Oct 03 2010 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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I know this isn't the first post about not being able to find a retainer but I think mine might actually be gone or bugged out. Here is the missing retainer report:
-I have never moved my retainer. He has been parked on the Second Syntgoht Ward since day 1 in Ul'dah on the Selbina Server.
-When I check my retainer list it says: Ul'dah-The Dunes for the location of my retainer. This seems like a clue that my retainer may be bugged. Shouldn't it state which ward he is in?
-I have tried resummoning. It says "You can't summon any more retainers to this area"


This is what is making me think I haven't just overlooked his location. That and I did comb over every square inch of all the wards in Ul'dah this weekend. Fun. So...anybody else had this problem? Any ideas? The GM was no help at all and the SE customer service site was even less helpful.
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#2 Oct 03 2010 at 11:53 PM Rating: Good
If it says they're just in "The dunes", it's because they aren't in any specific ward atm. But:

Has there been a maintenance of any kind since you placed you retainer there? They get reset each time and you have to place them there again.

Have you tried in a new ward? Afaik theres a cap to how many retainers can be in a specific ward. Try another.
#3 Oct 03 2010 at 11:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for your reply Reiter. Yes I have tried summoning because as you suggested there had been a maintenance when my retainer was on duty. The problem is it won't let me summon him. He appears to be stuck in some sort of retainer limbo.
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#4 Oct 04 2010 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Mine is doing the same thing, but I have reason to believe it's because I had him rent out a stand and I guess he can't be summoned to other cities until the lease is up.
#5 Oct 04 2010 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
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try walking up to the spot where you placed your retainer. Check to see if an Exclamation Point pops up, or if you can target him.

I had the same message about not being able to summon mine, but she appeared for me after a try or two using one of these methods.
#6 Oct 04 2010 at 12:31 AM Rating: Good
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You might be trying to summon your retainer in a full ward. The message when the ward is full is something like "You cannot summon any more retainers in this area." Go to an empty one and try again. If you still can't summon your retainer, you'll probably have to call a GM. Hopefully the GMs know what to do about it AND have the authority to fix it without escalating the report all the way to Tanaka.
#7 Oct 04 2010 at 12:43 AM Rating: Good
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MagnusOshik wrote:
Help! My Retainer is gone!

MagnusOshik's retainer has been replaced with a can of Folger's coffee. Let's see if he notices.
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#8 Oct 04 2010 at 2:10 AM Rating: Decent
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MagnusOshik wrote:
Help! My Retainer is gone!


I have your retainer and I am holding him hostage - send me WIND SHARDS if you ever want to see him alive again..

Seriously.. who else finds them seriously lacking in wind shards?


And I LOL'd at the Folgers comment

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 4:10am by Tanstalas1
#9 Oct 04 2010 at 2:18 AM Rating: Decent
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u kidding i have collected over 800 wind shards easy and i am having trouble selling them for an appropriate price of 300gil each, i have sold about half of them already but i thought they would of gone faster
#10 Oct 04 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Ya know, at this point I would gladly give all my shards and Folger's just to have a retainer. It is day 4 without one and I am starting to run out of gil. Anyone know when our next maintenance day is?
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#11 Oct 04 2010 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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It happened to me

You have to find where your retainer is, and target your retainer from your screen.

You can not summon yiour retainer when it is placed in a ward, very very annoying and retarded.

The only good thing is: your retainer's name is in a different color from the 45985237463087 other retainer around it.

Good luck finding it ^_^ I park it at a good location and I don't plan to keep moving it; I put a silly item for sale at 99,999,999 gil to make sure that my retainer doesn't sell out and despawn or something

/sigh
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#12 Oct 04 2010 at 10:58 AM Rating: Good
Tanstalas1 wrote:
MagnusOshik wrote:
Help! My Retainer is gone!


I have your retainer and I am holding him hostage - send me WIND SHARDS if you ever want to see him alive again..

Seriously.. who else finds them seriously lacking in wind shards?


And I LOL'd at the Folgers comment

Edited, Oct 4th 2010 4:10am by Tanstalas1


Actually I think I have more wind shards than any other shards.. I have like 800+
#13 Oct 04 2010 at 11:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the tip Triangold. I will try this tonight when I get home but I am not optimistic. As I combed over the entire ward this weekend I didn't see anything resembling my retainer(different text colour, name or the like) so I'm not sure if this will help.

Sigh...One thing nobody answered was should my retainer list show what ward my retainer is in? As of now, it only says Ul'dah-The Dunes. No mention of Second Syntgoht ward or any other ward.
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