If you've picked up the expandalone Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen or are still bashing away at the original Dragon's Dogma, whoa there, Nelly! Hold up a second! A recent patch has introduced a save data corruption bug to both games, Capcom warns, so you'll want to back up your saves somewhere safe until it's fixed. I'd advise simply stopping playing for now to be safe and avoid the hassle, but what do I know?
"A number of users" have found their saves corrupted since the recent title update, Capcom community manager Greg Moore warns in a blog post, "meaning the game will no longer save or load their game progress."
So you don't lose your saves forever, he advises backing them up to another drive or The Cloud "whenever possible--especially if you are picking up the game for the first time in awhile or switching over to Dark Arisen for the first time."
Should you lose save after save, Capcom recommends playing offline while it finds the problem and comes up with a fix. "We're exploring the issue currently and hope to have a solution as quickly as possible," Moore said. "Many apologies for the inconvenience."