Moving chest causes hearthlings to place new

Trying to move a box full of stuff to a new location results in a new box being placed, and the old box to be left behind.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Get a box full of stuff.
  2. Try to move it somewhere else.

Expected Results:
The box full of stuff is moved to the new location.

Actual Results:
A new, empty box is placed in the new location and the move command is cleared.

The chest is being moved a fair distance, since I’m using it to transport ore from the mine to the village, and the box of boxes is pretty close to where I’m trying to move the mine box to. Maybe the ghost box and the mine box are getting disconnected somehow?..

I didn’t have this in Alpha 16, so I’m guessing this is a relatively new bug.

This is a pretty big deal for me, since I was using this to move items long distance quickly (loot items laying around outside town, ores in mines, etc.). Not only does not being able to do this make long-distance transport impractical, but my hearthlings frequently put it at such a low priority that they don’t even do it. There’s stuff sitting outside my walls that’s been there for over a month that no one has touched.


Version Number and Mods in use:
3023, no mods.

System Information:
Windows 10 64-bit
Toshiba Laptop (Satellite P855)
Intel i5 Processor, 4-Core, 2.5 GHz
680 GB Hard Drive
Integrated Graphics Card

EDIT: Oops. I went and made “helpful” labeled screenshot and forgot to attach them. “Helpful” labeled screenshots added~


+1 - I’ve seen this behavior as well, as recently as A17.