In one’s ship there is always a chest that holds all of your stored items. It seems to transfer from ship to ship, which is very useful. My question is, is there any other safe storage? In my current ship (French Battleship) there are several chests in the captain’s cabin aside from the main chest and as a test, I put one gold piece in each chest to see if it would disappear. I also put one gold piece in the chests in the cannon deck. I have checked them periodically over the past few months, and it appears that none of the chests have lost their gold piece. I would love to use all of the chests to organize my storage a little bit to cut down on inventory management. I collect most of the game’s items, so having one chest for weapons, one for treasure that I plan on selling, one for armor, etc. would be very helpful. However, I’m still paranoid that they might at some point despawn. Could anyone clear up how this works on the code side?
The only chests that I’m sure are safe are directly in the ship cabin; the chests found in the hold are probably not safe as they will probably despawn.
Some cabins have several chests, some only have one, but items stored in any of the cabin chests will remain forever. If you switch from a cabin with multiple chests, to a cabin with only one, your items from the several chests will be preserved and consolidated into the one chest.
We also added a feature to bury a chest on any of the remote shores. If you find or buy a shove/spade and a storage chest, on any of the remote shores, you can select the “talk to self” dialog and choose to bury; either you or any of your companion fighters can be carrying the shovel and chest to do this. Any time you want that stuff back, carry a shovel (or your fighters carry the shovel), find your spot (you have to remember where, but a log entry will at least tell you the shore that you stored some loot).