This is an issue that I have come across more than once. Often when I built a set for an act, I would use no copy and/or no mod items. I know that many dancers use a rez box to rez sets, but with no copy and/or no mod items, you cannot use a rez box. Hence, the restore to last position. Occasionally, however, I would run into issues – the items would not rez, I would get an error message, and the item would disappear from my inventory (also known as the ‘SL ate my set’ problem).
Inara Pey’s latest blog post highlights this problem and why it occurs (I never could find anyone who could explain to me why I had to relog for things to reappear in my inventory). Read Inara’s post here. The ‘Restore to Last Position’ is near the end of the post. I still use ‘restore’ once in a while (because that chair is EXACTLY what the set needs, even though it’s no copy), so reading that Firestorm (which is the viewer I use) is possibly going to restrict the use of restore with no copy items is disappointing. It’s not always possible to find copy/mod items for a set that work with your artistic vision and what you’re trying to create.
I am not a content creator and I don’t have the skills (or the time) to create every item used in a set. So taking away ‘restore to last position’ as an option for me is again, disappointing. I could switch viewers, I suppose, but since the LL official viewer may remove ‘restore’ entirely (not just for no copy items), that doesn’t seem like an option either. While I can understand the attempt to limit the loss of no copy items, I wish there was a better fix.