I've been having LOTS of connection and server stability issues... haven't been able to stay on for more than about 5 minutes at a time, and quite often much less than that. A couple others have been on and off, with similar issues. But it's not simply the instability I'm upset about: The following just happened...
- I went to the monastery, and saw that there was another villager selling diamond picks, so I figured I'd buy a bunch. By "a bunch", I mean "a stack and a half worth of emerald blocks' worth". We're talking at least 80 diamond picks here. A full ender chest, full inventory, and 2 rows in a chest at the monastery that I had to make a second trip for.
- Lots of lag, disconnects, and general server derpityderping. When I get back to the monastery, the chest I'd stored those two rows of diamond picks in wasn't there. Not that it was empty, it just simply didn't exist. Gone. Vanished. Whichever word you prefer. I figured the chunks hadn't saved properly, so I checked my ender chest. It was empty... a bad sign, as I'd stored the stack-and-27 of emerald blocks in there, along with a couple other things of little consequence. Fearing a longer lack-of-save period, I went back to my base where I would normally store my emeralds in the chest that I had quite imaginatively labelled "valuables". No emeralds there. I checked all the other chests that I've ever put emeralds in, and no sign of 'em. Also, I should mention that the diamond picks I'd shipped back to my base on the first trip had gone missing as well. In fact, the chest I'd put them in had reverted to the contents it had had before I cleared it out to fill with picks.
Long story short, lost 64+27 emerald blocks, and a few other things (sharpness 4, knockback 2 diamond sword, about 5-10% used up; brand new unenchanted bow; little bit over half used up diamond chestplate with some enchantment on it, I don't remember what; a few pieces of bread; about half a stack of arrows; might've been some other misc but I don't remember). The only ones I'm really upset about are the emerald blocks (or their diamond pick counterparts, either way), the sword, and the chestplate, though.
Also, the villager who I'd traded with had generated another offer (9 for iron pants) right after I bought diamond picks from it, but in the lack-of-save, apparently this was not saved either, because he's back to only having a diamond pick offer.