So, I just had a very interesting death. I was in the middle of moving all my junk from the bottom of a lab to the top, so I told my three followers to guard so they would stay out of my way during the repeated trips. When I did, they dispersed, presumably to patrol the area that I told them to guard. After a while, however, I had no idea where the hell they went to, save one who decided to chill out right outside the lab and hug a corner of it.
On the last batch of trips, I was making for the surface when a Shoggoth, whose door I had unlocked but not opened, decided that this was where my game ended. What I’m guessing happened is that the followers I had told to guard somehow patrolled their dipshit way into the Shoggoth’s cell, where they were promptly devoured, leaving the door open for the metaphysical horror to have its way with my poor, helpless body.
Is this intentional? Are guarding followers supposed to do whatever the hell they damn well please, as opposed to sticking in place the way they did previously? If so, is there going to be a new command that gets them to stick in place the way they did previously? Telling them to guard seems a little counterproductive if all they’re gonna do is wander to and fro, making themselves unfindable and getting into mischief.