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12-18-2010 @ 12:07PM
Has Blizz ever said anything about letting get rid of our default 16 slot backpack all new toons start with? It sure would be nice to put a bigger bag in that slot.
12-18-2010 @ 12:11PM
*letting "us" get rid of the bag I...stupid iPhone. That's what my friends call the "iphail". :)
12-18-2010 @ 12:16PM
Sadly there are no plans to let us change this out as of yet. I agree though id like to see this change, especially in the era of 20-24 slot bags for everything else
12-18-2010 @ 12:44PM
I remember reading somewhere on this site in a interview with someone or could be blizzcon that it's not possible because of code issues. If they tried it would break the inventory system.
12-18-2010 @ 1:05PM
That's WoW's version of the urban myth. It would break the inventory system.. lol.
12-18-2010 @ 2:27PM
The last blue comment on the topic I recall is that the trick is to allow swapping the bag without allowing players to rid themselves of their last bag, leaving them with no inventory and an effectively unplayable character.
12-18-2010 @ 2:44PM
They said they would consider it, but are worried about it allowing people to delete their backpack and have no space and be stuck. I imagine it's more they're trying to curtail the growth of bag space for reasons of server strain, and that would be a big leap in space for everyone at once.
12-18-2010 @ 4:20PM
I think we can all agree. Right now with his ultimate power and leet skillz that Gamon should be warchief.
12-18-2010 @ 7:05PM
Should be a quest that swaps your backpack. Don't let it be user swappable. Then you avoid the problem of no inventory.
12-18-2010 @ 5:07PM
This could be a great opportunity for an NPC gold sink. Provide a vendor that allows you to upgrade your backpack to a larger version for an increasingly ridiculous amount of gold (20-slot and 24-slot versions). It takes it out of the hands of the player and acts as an automatic swap. If it makes it easier, require the player to remove all items from the bag before the swap can take place.
12-18-2010 @ 6:12PM
It's on Blizz list of "Things we'd like to get around to doing, but we're not sure how to actually do it and we don't have the time to figure it out because there's more important things/easier things to do first" things.
12-18-2010 @ 6:44PM
Treat the bag slot as a special 1-unit bag? That way, the player has a minimum of 4 bag spots, even if they do not have any bags... No issue with trying to buy new bags then, as they automatically consume (auto-mount?) into an empty bag slot. Speaking of which...Since 4.0.1, the bags have been auto-mounting (when you get them in a quest etc.) into available bag slots anyways... the whole argument may be a non issue now.Any you can always buy a new hearthstone...
12-18-2010 @ 6:48PM
On the topic of bags...there is a bag vendor in SW (and probably Org) that sells the 20 slot specialty bags for 2-4 times more than they used to be bought in outlands. I think in Hyjal (and other new zones) you can buy the same/similar bags for the normal prices (12-14g) so what gives? Why is Blizzard being shady with their pricing? Just curious. Although it seems they want to fleece newer players.
12-19-2010 @ 3:54AM
Just pretend you only get four bag slots. The backpack is a free 16slot storage. I don't think it's really that big a deal. Who cares if it's only 16 slots, it's free. You can put your other 20+ slot bags in your bank. =) If you really need the storage space, roll a Goblin and have your lackey open up bank tabs for you. Very useful.
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