The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – WoW and Bag space

I read this week’s shared topic over at Blog Azeroth with a dawning sense of glee. Suggested by Amerence, it is after all something close to my heart. Questioning as it does whether we should request bigger bags/bank slots from Blizzard to help us keep track of potentially over six years of soulbound items.

I had been thinking of this for quiet sometime now, we all know that since Vanilla days. the Soulbound items cannot be send to any of your characters in game unless these items are Bind on Account nor some cannot be sold to vendors, top of that Every expansion, patch after patch either we still have Old tier gears that we don’t like to dispose/disenchant even some old content trinkets that I myself like to keep (To think I still have my Carrot on a stick trinket), and for sure most of you feel the same way about Keeping them or just want to add to your collection of gears, but everyone has its own opinion about this for sure… 

So I like to ask you… Would it be worth a try to suggest to Blizzard to extend the capacity of our Bag and Bank item slots? Or do you think the cost of just tailored Bags (22-30slots) will do the work? Or Is it just not worth the time to even be mentioning these non sense about the Bag and Bank items capacity? I am just as curious as you are to know because honestly Items are getting piled up especially the soulbound items. Is there any other options for the Soulbound items to go somewhere or something it may not be right now but how about in the future? Honestly, My bank and Bag slot in one character is getting really full and that excludes the consumables you carry for raid.

I have to admit I’m a bit of a hoarder. Not in the extreme sense that a tv company will be hammering at the door wishing to document the chaos in which we live but I do find it hard to throw out things with sentimental value. I have for example every love letter I’ve ever been written (who knows they might come in useful one day), as well as a wide variety of other “junk” that I’ve acquired.

This tendency to hang on to things just in case at some nebulous point in the future they prove useful does brim over into WoW and every other game I’ve played. My Mage in Dragon Age: Origins being a case in point, all that blank parchment will come in handy for something. My latest character in WoW is already showing hoarding tendencies despite the fact that she’s only level 40. Throwing out Keeshan’s Bandana would be disrespectful and how could I ever get rid of my Kobold Candle? What my bags will look like by the time I hit 85 I dare not imagine.

WoW already gives us lions and witches, so to complete the theme I would like to see the introduction of wardrobes. After all precedent has already been set by the introduction of bigger than normal trade skill bags, so why not one just for clothes and all the other bits and pieces we can equip on our characters.  They would take up one of the current bank slots and would come in different sizes starting perhaps with a 50 slot version and running all the way up to 120 slotter. Only one per character would be allowed but like all bank bags you would be able to upgrade the size as you levelled/had more spare cash. Perhaps an enterprising Worgen/Goblin could set up shop in Stormwind/Orgrimmar selling a variety of models from the basic chipped veneer smelling slightly of mothballs to the deluxe polished rarewood inlaid with diamonds.

Then to make things easier in terms of on the move storage, suitcases and valises could be added too. These would only be usable as a bag slot for your inventory and again would be limited to 1 per character. Starting with a fairly basic model, maybe a 30 slot version you could pick up from a vendor somewhere and then bigger better models could be added in. Perhaps through professions, leatherworking for example I’m sure could make an excellent suitcase. Maybe archaeology could dig one up. What’s the difference between a sarcophagus and a suitcase after all? (other than size, materials used in it’s construction and the dead body of course). Engineering could make a bad tempered one on legs in the vein of Terry Pratchett’s Luggage. The possibilities are endless.

Yes, I could delete a good chunk of the random greens and blues in my bank, things like the rainbow trinket (why can’t it work on warlock imps) and all the festival bits and pieces but I would still like a specific storage for my clothing. I’m currently playing a Druid and that’s resto pve gear/resto pvp gear/boomkin pve gear/boomkin pvp gear and a few feral bits. Yes, a few bits overlap but since Blizzard like to throw curve balls by buffing/nerfing stats or adding gimmicks (see prot warriors and Anub’arak Hardmode), I like to keep as many options as possible whilst still having enough bag space to grind/quest and do dailies. Then of course, there is the practical issue, who really wants all their gooey quest bits stuffed in their bags with their clothes?

I don’t see the harm in providing bigger bags as with each coming patch, Blizzard provide more and more things for us to hoard. I suspect even the nay-sayers would pick them up eventually.

3 Responses

  1. Hi hon,

    Thanks for sharing your thought about this week’s shared topic. I really appreciate all your response. just dropping by that I did read your post. and I also agree of bigger bags but right now its just up to Blizzard to decide! =) Anyway, Take care! =)

    • Thanks for commenting.
      Whilst I’m hopeful for bigger bags, I have to admit, I’m not convinced we’ll ever see them.

  2. […] over at The Harpy’s Nest has a great idea about WoW Wardrobes for storage that I think would be great (the Terry Pratchett’s Luggage concept is hysterical) and […]

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