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4-24-2008 @ 8:37PM
I think the existence of bank alts represents a failure of developers to anticipate the amount of bag space characters need. I can see how people may WANT a bank alt, but people shouldn't NEED them - yet almost everyone I tank to says they have a bank alt because of insufficient bag space.Having a bank alt to hit up the auction house again represents a failure of developers to give players the option to move around freely in the game. Would it be game breaking to have 36 slot bags? How about 40 slots? No one says you have to give them away, but would making such bags available to craft break the game?Let's flip it around and instead of making bigger bags, how about bigger stacks? Why not have cloth stack to 200? Ore stack to 100? Again, would this break the game? Dealing with materials shouldn't be a full time job that requires a dedicated character to achieve.
4-24-2008 @ 9:00PM
Actually from what they tell us - it would be. Physically. They don't have enough resources to store more items for each character. Now, you can go on and on about how people use more on their bank alts anyway, but I'm pretty sure Blizz has accounted for this in their estimations.As space becomes cheaper, they will likely increase the limits. Until then, bank alt is perfectly fine.As for portable AHing...a nice idea...but I think it's easy to see why they didn't implement it...there's such a thing as too much control. It's been like this forever, so stop complaining.
4-25-2008 @ 8:32AM
AWESOME IDEA - I like the concept of bigger stacks for cloth, ore, herbs, pots -- pots are small vials, why do they require so much space 5 to a stack?Good idea dude.
4-25-2008 @ 9:37AM
Typically the bag space on my bank alt is not relevant. Their primary use is to receive tradeskill items, green and blue BOE's, and any other "stuff" in the mail and put it on the auction house. The only storage they need is enough to store up a full stack of, say, ore of each type, or cloth, or whatever.
4-25-2008 @ 11:31AM
It's actually a database limitation. Technically, it's a shortsightedness on Blizzard's part. They simply did not account for enough bag slot rows in the database. This is also why they have never increased the starter bag slot's space. Now, they *can* do it. But at this point it's a lot of work for them. This is why you don't see it often. But you'll notice, in TBC they increased the amount of bank space. I suspect they'll do the same for WotLK, maybe even more significantly so. I assume the reasoning behind this is, they are already needing to change the database, so it's much easier to make these changes when they are forced to anyways.
4-25-2008 @ 1:11PM
What else I find absurd, is how much a freaking 24 slot bag costs.... COME ON!!! I am stuck with 20 slot bags because I am not dropping that much cash on 4 more slots. On my server the price is retarded.Either: make the drops or re-spawns more frequent or make patterns more accessible (for larger bags). Bags are a need, not a want!
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