Bigger Backpacks: How Warlords of Draenor is Shaping Up To Be a Hoarder's Paradise
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I am a World of Warcraft hoarder. I
save things that I have no use for and never will. It doesn't matter
how small or large the item, if I obtain it, I am probably going to
try to keep it. For example, I still have my original Onyixa Scale
Cloak from back in the days of classic WoW. Will I ever need it
again? Probably not, but I still can't seem to part with it. It's not
just gear that gets sucked into the vortex of my bags. Quest items,
consumables, and even some junk, all make their permanent homes here
and no amount of prodding from my conscious can make me get rid of
I'm not the only one with this
problem. Tons of other WoW players are notorious hoarders in
game and we all have the same problem; space. Even if you aren't a
classic hoarder, you still could find yourself pretty frustrated with
trying to find enough space to keep all your in-game goodies and
thankfully Blizzard is going to do something about it in the next
expansion. In fact, with what we learned at BlizzCon and the more
recent announcements, Warlords of Draenor is turning into a perpetual
hoarder's paradise and here's why:
Bigger Backpack and Bags
We all expected bigger bags in Warlords
of Draenor. It happens in every expansion, and this one is no
different. This time around we are looking at roughly 30 delicious
slots to place all our gadgets and gizmos in. A pretty significant
storage upgrade that every player can take advantage of.
Even more exciting is that, after years
and years of begging and pleading, World of Warcraft will finally be
introducing bigger backpack. Before this, the backpack had remained
dismally small as other bags continued to get progressively larger. I
know it is hard to believe, but it really is happening. Finally, in
Warlords our backpacks won't seem so inferior to the other bags we
can equip. A much needed change that should have been implemented
quite some time ago.
With that being said, Blizzard
recognizes that just creating more space for items is just a bandaid
fix, as detailed by Bashiok on the official forums. Instead, they
are looking for more innovative methods to freeing up space for
players and it seems they might just be on to something.
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The Collections system being
implemented in Warlords of Draenor will allow players to easily store
both Heirlooms and toy like items without taking up a ton of space.
The Collections system is broken down into two easy to manage parts:
Heirlooms and the Toy Box. Once a player obtains one of these types
items, the item will be transferred to the appropriate tab and stay
there, instead of taking up space in the players bag.
Like the Mount and Pet Journal, items
inside the Collections system will able to be used by all characters
on the same account. This means you won't need to collect and carry
Puntable Marmots or Foot Balls on every single character. Since you
will basically be able to now carry as many of these types of items
as you desire, without regard to space, the Collections system will
also encourage you to find items that you haven't unlocked. Any item
that you don't currently own will show information on how it can be
Who doesn't have 5,000 quest items
taking up space all because you aren't sure if you need them anymore
or not. Even if you do need them, who wants to carry these things
around waiting to complete this quest? In Warlords of Draenor these
pesky items will be cleaned up and removed from our inventories, much
like the items in the Collections system. Instead of cluttering our
bags and bank, quest items will now be attached directly to the
player's quest log, freeing up plenty of space for other goodies.
To free up some extra space in your
bags for when you are out in the wide world adventuring, players will
now be able to craft directly from their banks. This means no more
heading back to town to make that potion or flask. As long as you
have all the materials sitting in your bank, you can make whatever
you want, where ever you are. While this change doesnt free up as
much space as some of the others, it is a welcome one nonetheless.
Imagine all the extra goodies you can pick up instead of carting
around materials for crafting.
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Bigger Stack Sizes
We all know the old saying that claims
that size doesn't matter, but when it comes to stack, it absolutely
does. How many of us have wished that (insert item name here) stacked
just a little bit higher? I know I have. Warlords of Draenor will
introduce higher stack sizes that will allow us to combine those
items that we carry in high multitudes. This will, without a doubt,
free up at least a few bag spaces for every player.
Perhaps the biggest change we might see
in Warlords of Draenor is a player wardrobe installed in the game.
This will be a lifesaver for those among us hanging on to random
pieces of gear just for transmogrification purposes. The wardrobe
will allow players to hold and organize their gear, not only getting
it out of their bags, but also, allowing them to find it with ease.
How this wardrobe will work or when it will come about remains a
mystery, but I think we can safely say this feature has the potential
to free up some serious storage space for nearly every player.
While some ideas are official yet,
these suggestions are sure to make WoW hoarders clap their hands with
glee. Warlords of Draenor is, decidedly, looking like a hoarder's
paradise with more room in our bags and other storage areas becoming
available than ever before. I know I am pretty excited about them and
hope to see them all implemented as soon as possible. Are you excited
about these space creating ideas? What other ideas would you like to
see put into play in Warlords of Draenor to help feed your inner
hoarder? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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