Wow! Fenomas, I'm not sure whose posts you've been reading but we don't even seem to be in the same thread let alone reading the same posts. Perhaps it's my fault. Let me clarify.1. Any new storage is a good idea. I'm happy to have it. I applaud Blizzard for providing it. That's hardly a "rant".2. Void Storage is, as has been pointed out elsewhere, costly. Fair enough. I'm not thrilled with repeated payments to deposit and withdraw but it seems in keeping with the common loan sharking practices of some of America's largest banks and we're getting inured to it. I would rant about that issue but it seems pointless and I really haven't the energy for it.3. Please allow me to quote the Blizzard Blue Post as follows:
I give up, Fenomas. You have convinced me of some things I was not prepared to believe before I read your posts.You have convinced me that if you're not the Blizzard employee who came up with this non-solution to the storage problem, somehow you have decided that your identity is caught up in the validation of Void Storage. If that's true, I am sad for you and hope that thing improve for you.You have convinced me that Void Storage is an exceptionally bad idea because it is solely a con to suck money out of the pockets of players. If it weren't then Blizzard would market it honestly.I wish you well and good luck.
Can't believe it needs to be said again: The 100g deposit/withdraw fee is merely a placeholder.
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Eh, wasn't about you LB, was just in general that some people needed that reminder.
I was under the impression that the majority of wow players had been asking for the ability to dye their armor,not the ability to change it to look like armor sets that most people no longer have
I think people just want to be able to customize the way they look, the specifics most likely vary from person to person. Some people probably don't want any customization at all, as it greatly differs from the way the game has always been i.e. a big part of getting gear is to show it off and make you character look cool.However this thread is not about transmogrification, its about Void Storage. It is my belief, and it may be obvious seeing as they alluded to it in the blue post, that they came up with Void storage to give players a place to store items for a long period of time without having to actually have them stored in memory specifically. In other words, with this new system you put an item into the Void and it is stripped of all its enchants gems and anything that makes it unique to your character allowing the game to remember what is in the storage simply by remembering the items name or more likely an I.D number associated with it. In doing this you put less strain on the server because the items you own are not actually being stored specifically, the game is merely remembering a list of items you have access to and can retrieve at a later date, almost like a personalized vendor. Now some may say, "well how much data can a few gems and enchants really take up?" and the truth is, not much... individually. When taken on a grand scale I imagine it is quite a different story making this a cheap and efficient solution to the problem of lack of storage space. Why be cheap? you ask, so blizz can spend more money on Diablo 3 and more Starcraft expansions, oh and also new raids in wow i guess. (ok the last part was a joke...kinda)
Void Storage is a great thing. For us who have played a loong time and have many charrs. even those that we used to play and made new charrs to different realm. I can keep my looks on a drood that I played at lv70 (Staff of Forest Lord etc tier 5.5) About money, gold sinks etc. The economy is real harsh for new players, that don´t have tons of gold, as good items (epic/rare) for lowbies tend to cost far more than few hundred golds what is more than affordable. OfC, us old players know that nothing more than heirlooms eguipped +dungeon items are more than enough. Game needs gold sinks, wehre the "rich" put their money on.. if there is none, some prizes would be ridicilous and inflation would be too much. Some say tat it costs a lot to get 310% flying for many charrs.. but that is not true, more charss= easyer gold (item skills anyone?) more you have, more easyer to make gold. I dont do quests (only once with main thatwhen levelling) or any dailyes (apart from JC daily or item skill dailyes that I do once a while) Many tend to use skils for getting gold, or even simplyer, use AH (buy cheap, sell high) to cover all current gold sinks, like gems, repair (guild repairs?), chants. I have found that 10mins/day is more than enough to keep my otehr (9charrs) wealthy. It is by far most money/time spent. WoW economy is, for me, a game inside a game =) Usual week I make 2-12k gold from AH, that is more than enough for normal gold sinks, and when I really want something (like Vial of Sands) I just save some and use my own tradeskills more.I hope that this trans.. and VS will eneble me to use Green DragonScale set, +LV60 PvP shield looks on my restoShammy =) and maybe I now can find SHoulder armor that cannot be seen a mile away =D Storage has not been a problem for me, even thought I have many old sets in my bank. Once I remeber having a problem, a drood at LV70 (BC time) when had Tank, kitty, healing, PvP feral, PvP healing, resistance set (for some bosses), fishing and RP sets. I had 2slots avail useally. Nowadays it is not a problem. Okey, i do have a "bank charr" taht has its own guild with 6guild tabs (ore, herb, Chanting, JC, misc, misc2) tabs almoust full. +my charr I use for trading has its own guild also, where I keep stuff for selling and some other stuff. all charrs have their own banks and at least 20slot bags in all slots. Everytime I make a new charr, i always tend to give him new bags and buy bank slots of course. Thease are just some of the ways that can get over low space =) (Okey, I do use Altholic addon to see what I have easlily, as it shows all chars skills, gear, bank, guild vaults etc)Im really looking forward to this new VS, no matter how much it costs, as long as it costs WoW gold NOT real money! I am happy that Wow has tabs for vanity pets (even thought Im not a collector.. one vanitypet, one landmount and one flymount /charr that I like is enough.), mount tab etc, and I think in future therwill be a tabard tab. One nice thing to add would be same as with helms and claock, that tabard wont show, after transmogrification, there is no reason to hide armor. I like the idea that tabards modify look and guild tabard is nice.. but still, now that it gives reputation, it is "must" equipped. Id like to see the bonus, while not actually have to look at tabard. Soma said something ´bout addons, I really love that blizz copyes common addons and implements them, like for example equipment manager. Less need for addons is a good thing. as addons may interfere with some other addons and break them.. and when new patch, some are not updated etc.. so I prefer them to be implemented in game =)All in all, a nice patch coming. Sry fro spelling errors etc. thease are just my opinnions. may all your drops be epic!Ragnarom, Scarshield Legion -RestoShaman PvPSabretusk, ----------||---------- -Feral Hybrid PvEWhitesonja, Ravencrest -Feral Hybrid
I still use the default bag interface... Jerk.