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9-28-2011 @ 1:06PM
Well if gold prices stay like that void storage is something I'll never use.You never mention the transmogrification cost. What might that be? Is it as unreasonable as void storage?
9-28-2011 @ 1:20PM
It seemed close to reforge cost, so it's likely based on vendor value on the item.
9-28-2011 @ 1:25PM
I have to agree. 1k to open up Vs is ok, but 100g to deposit OR remove an item? Heck, 100g just to deposit is insane! I'd much rather keep my favourite mog' items in the bank.
9-28-2011 @ 1:29PM
Based on vendor value? That'll suck for the guild heirlooms, with their vendor value of 300g.
9-28-2011 @ 1:30PM
I actually hope that the price remains the same.I look at Void Storage as being a gold sink.It's cosmetic, doesn't directly affect gameplay, and has wide enough appeal that those middle-of-the-road players will likely use it.This is GOOD for the economy. The more players use it, the less gold in the economy, and the cheaper all goods are on the AH.
9-28-2011 @ 1:45PM
Transmogging for an ilvl 365 one-handed axe was ~26g.Initially I was okay with the cost...but I honestly cannot think of what I would put in there, if it will ALSO cost 100g to take out. More specifically, if I put it into Void Storage, that's where it's going to die...because justifying the cost of retrieval will likely never happen.
9-28-2011 @ 1:46PM
It should be noted that Blizzard has said that it envisions Void Storage as more like an archive of items, to be used occasionally, rather than continually accessing it. They don't want it to be a second bank. They have to set the cost of depositing/withdrawing items from Void Storage at a high-enough level to encourage this stated goal.Still, 100g seems a bit high. Right now, I can easily see myself incurring 4-5K in storage costs on Day 1 of patch 4.3, simply by cleaning out all the collected gear in my bank. Add on the 1K fee to open Void Storage and that is a serious chunk of change.
9-28-2011 @ 2:00PM
@Klausse----------------------------------------------------"It should be noted that Blizzard has said that it envisions Void Storage as more like an archive of items, to be used occasionally, rather than continually accessing it. They don't want it to be a second bank. They have to set the cost of depositing/withdrawing items from Void Storage at a high-enough level to encourage this stated goal."----------------------------------------------------If Blizzard will let us transmog models stored in our void storage, without forcing us to pull it out and have it in our bags, then the concept is sound. It would essentially be 100 gold to add a skin to our "skins bank." But since right now you have to have the item sitting in your bag, then they *are* tacitly encouraging us to use these items continually...assuming we want to transmog.
9-28-2011 @ 2:12PM
@MinstrelBut, you still have a bank for that purpose. Personally, I see Void Storage as a way to get all of the gear I've accumulated in 6+ years of playing WoW out of my bank, freeing up that space for other things. The gear that goes into VS will probably be items that I don't plan on transmogging with right away or regularly, but want to keep for some other reason (sentimentality, uniqueness, etc.) For items or item sets that I want to switch between more frequently, I'll use my bank.VS gives me the option of dusting off that gear in the future if I choose, albeit for a fee.
9-28-2011 @ 2:16PM
@KlausseIt could be that I'm very atypical, but most of what I'm accumulating (and it's been a boom recently, since they announced transmog) is for transmogging. There isn't a lot of items I feel sentimental about. So I was thinking of void storage as a place to keep the overflow of items to be used for transmog, and it seemed like a lot of others were thinking that way, too.Obviously, if I'm unusual, Blizzard shouldn't be designing for edge/niche cases like me. I really have no idea whether your situation or mine is more common!
9-28-2011 @ 2:18PM
@MinstrelTrue, that is a valid concern. I guess we'll have to wait and see...I think we're both hopeful that the price will come down! :)
9-28-2011 @ 2:21PM
If the prices are a big problem, I highly recommend you voice your concerns on the PTR forums so the devs will read it. Blizz devs pay close attention to that forum during PTR.
Also, the @Warcraft twitter account just posted the following, in response to this very article:The #Warcraft patch notes do specifically say the prices aren't final. RT @WoWInsider: Void Storage is...a little expensive.
9-28-2011 @ 4:34PM
@MinstrelMe too! I absolutely assumed that Void Storage was designed to be used primarily and side-by-side with Transmogging. I now realize Blizz never actually said they would do this, but it just seemed so rational and natural; you put your pieces of cosmetic gear in Void Storage, you move 2 meters to the side and do business with the Transmog guy, who allows you to select your Void Stored items to be used for Transmogrification from a drop-down menu (showing the appropriate items for the slot). Or you can use stuff in your bags. This is how I thought it would happen.I mean, Void Storage removes enchants and stores only the item id number. Wouldn't this make the service ideal for most Transmog gear? It's not like you need old tier stuff lying around in your bags or bank for any other use.
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