Neverwinter highlights major inventory quality-of-life overhaul

    
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Inventory management in MMORPGs is critical — I can’t even imagine playing something like World of Warcraft or Elder Scrolls Online without inventory mods installed. And yet mods shouldn’t be necessary; game inventory should work properly and well right out of the box.

Such is Neverwinter’s philosophy. In a new dev blog today, PWE explains its major overhaul for character inventories in the game. Of note, the inventory settings menu will allow players to sort the stuff in their bags by item type, sell everything marked as treasure, and identify all unindentified items – a move that seems to mirror Guild Wars 2’s Path of Fire additions. You can also filter items by property, something few MMOs offer by default, and convert items to refinement points in bulk, part of a larger (and contentious) move to rewrite the refinement system.

Irritatingly, the cash-shop option to buy a bag is the top button under settings, right next to the button on your inventory bar, meaning both can be visible at once, but ya can’t win ’em all. Feedback is currently still being collected on the official forums.

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Grave Knight

Yay! They’re getting rid of the split. I hate the bag split. Especially considering I can’t tell it what bag to fill first.

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Zuldar

This is great news, now I’ll be able to sort between my dozens of lockboxes and one or two useful items much faster.

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kofteburger

The limited (free) inventory space is the main reason reason I don’t play Neverwinter. I just don’t like vendoring stuff.

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Winter

Oh my lord you and MJ should compare inventories!!

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kofteburger

I’ll just leave these here then. One thing to note. When I logged in to EQ 2 I got a spam mail from Daybreak promoting a -30 Dollar- bag. I’ll rather buy a game for that price thank you.

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Erik Heinze-Milne

Yep, same here. The lack of inventory space, and absolutely insane prices to get even a little bit more, drove me away from the game, even though it was otherwise pretty enjoyable. Severely limited inventory IMMEDIATELY tanks my enjoyment of the game, and loses the opportunity to get me to actually spend money.

I have not, and will not, spend money to not have to deal with inventory bullshit. I’ll simply move on to another game that monetizes their game in a more palatable manner.

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Minimalistway

In the first screenshot, the GUI itself is great, it’s a list of icons and names, as it should be, a wall of icons is not a good interface for a bags, i need words!

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kofteburger

It’s Elder Scrolls Online emulating the Skyrim ui.

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Indigo Salma

Either increase the bag sizes or fck off …

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Dug From The Earth

Lack of bag space will still overpower any improvements they make.

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Grave Knight

The lack of bag space however was mostly due to all the god damn refinement items. My top bag is more than 50% refinement items and that’s only because I haven’t moved them into the bag. It gets worse when you realize how many of the items are “bound by character” “bound by account” and “unbound” even though they’re all the same damn item so they don’t stack.

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Mallus

Inventory management & lack of inventory space really turned me off of this otherwise decent game, although other MMO’s are guilty of this as well.