I wasn't sure if I should post this as a technical glitch/issue or a funny screenshot type of thing, so I'll post it here instead and if necessary I guess a mod will move it?
So me and my roommate/guildmate are running around epic gianthold slaying giants and what have you, and then suddenly everything freezes. Neither of us can move or hit anything, and nothing is moving or hitting us. We can still rotate in place and swing/shoot weapons, but can't hit anything. Clearly we've lost connection although the connection icon still showed we were connected. After about 60 seconds, we both closed DDO and reloaded the game.
When I logged back in, I was out of the wilderness and saw that my slayer count was down by 2. (I'd had only 5 more giants to kill to reach 400, so I noticed when it had gone back down to 393 killed.) Then I noticed that we still had two hirelings in the party, and... one of them was the party leader?
I went into the wilderness, and even though the hireling was in the party, she was nowhere to be found in the instance. I couldn't summon the hireling again because that hireling was already in the party. And I couldn't dismiss her from the party since I wasn't party leader and I had no bar for the hireling!
Then I saw in my inventory that I had a heroic deeds item sitting there. My guildmate had an impressive trophy as well. I think we had looted a chest at some point shortly-ish before the disconnect happened. (I forget exactly when) The heroic deeds is unbound, and apparently can even be auctioned. We didn't test to see if it was tradable but I assume it is. I figured that double clicking on it would consume it and give me guild renown, but it does nothing.
Here are some screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/udoah