For some reason, they changed it so that when you are arrested you only drop things in your hands, not everything like it used to. I believe they only drop everything when you execute them, which makes no sense at all.
As for their stuff, still goes to the NPC market I believe. I think it was disabled while they try something new.
Wasn't it always like that? That they only dropped stuff in hands, I never had my character or anyone else drop anything beside what they held when moving from ship or ship in cuffs or something. Only time I saw all stuff on the ground was when killed/dropped NPC. This is like 2 years back.
I find that hard to believe and think you might be misremembering, because I was the one who fixed the function to drop items on arrest and I'm pretty sure the function there was the emptyHands one, or wherever it's called.
Regardless, if you want all their stuff just throw them in a bacta tank.
It makes sense you can't take their chest slot, beyond that, I dunno. If I'm wearing armor, and you put cuffs on me, you can't take the armor off without releasing me for a moment. The other slots, who knows.
You could with 2 sets of cuffs. Simply cuff one of their hands to something immobile(like a pipe or grate on a ship), then release their other hand so as to get the armor half off. Then cuff the free hand to something immobile and and uncuff the other one and remove the armor.
Edit: I think I just solved a puzzle like 'how does the farmer get the dog, chicken and grain across the river in a boat only big enough for 2'.. do I win a prize? :)
Edited By: Brand Malden on Year 13 Day 142 6:36 ____________