noticed that too, probably just being clever with the retainer's spawn mechanics. Not an exploit so cool your jets haus.
Not asking for bans (which would be stupid). Just wondering why they're still there given SE's trigger happy ban hammer philosophy. Clearly if the game is designed so that retainers can only be placed in a certain area, taking advantage of game mechanics to put them somewhere else would be an exploit.
There is an advantage to having your retainer placed in the middle. It will get more hits. Just like in retail marketing, where you place your wares is important. The stuff you want noticed is up front. The stuff everybody must buy anyway is at the back, giving folks lots of opportunity to impulse buy on their way to getting that liter of milk.
Anyway, not trying to stir things up. I was just curious as to how it was done.