You are all right on the topic of why it happens but I would like to state this unless you are very lucky or have a good PC: "once an unloaded texture always an unloaded texture" The risk of disconnection is high on this server, dropping an item and picking it back up is an INSANE RISK, I get disconnected and setback enough and well it sucks I couldn't imagine losing my mythril to disconnection. If you drop this item and pick it up it is no longer saved when you pick it up, unless the server is not lagging and it did save, so it is a huge gamble on whether to drop it again or just leave it be. A gamble I always lose. Textures are not that important, but it is the jewel of the crown, otherwise every texture would be ART which I don't want so yeah I proved nothing but I feel like I proved something.
I am questioning life right now, Bob
got gud son