Topic: Containers, like bags  (Read 17001 times)


« on: May 29, 2017, 01:32:22 PM »
The game has fixed number of different items you can carry, even if thous items all weight 0.1lbs. That means you could max out your items with bunch of small, light items and only 1 of each (feathers, herbes, dif. quality arrows, etc), making your total carry weight is like 30lbs or less. Thous items in real life you could put in your coat pocket.
Would recommend bags or similar containers for them, makeable from leather and fur with tying equipment and using a blade like knife (best would be fisherman´s knife for its thin long blade) and/or buyable from people and settlements.
The bags should work like other conatiners (skins, pots, mugs), that when you put something in it the weight increases, also the max weight it can hold should be low.
The player could use them with "a" button for apply and then new window would open (like for pots, skins, mugs) giving the option to put stuff into it (opens your inventory screen to choose items) or take stuff out (opens the bag to take stuff out).
Also a buildable containers would be nice, like some boxes (made from boards and tying equipment, using a blade for carving) to put stuff into so your house won´t look like a crows nest, usable like packing on animals with "p" to pack and "G" to get.


« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 02:31:29 PM »
The item limit is not in items, but in item stacks. This means you can stuff 4000 black grouse feathers in your inventory as a single item.
The current containers can take items other than food/fluids, but the crucial thing is that they don't allow mixing of items (nor taking things out unless part of a "reaction" such a crafting or eating, barring dumping and destroying items, which is a kind of reaction).

I agree stack compatible containers would be useful, in particular when you realize it takes a horrendous amount of time to load light items onto an animal of burden (I once swept my pile of feathers out of the way (push), and it took most of the day...).
Containers both for animals and as a backpack (where you lift or drop the pack as a whole, keeping only what's in your hands and in a quiver) would be rather useful, for instance.
It can also be noted that there IS one kind of multi stack container in UrW currently: the cellar is actually a kind of container that hides things visually. but you can't pick it up, of course...


« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 08:54:59 PM »
I did write "light items and only 1 of each", meaning stacks, thou i should have just used the word "stacks"  ;D. I know about the cellar but its more like a building, not container, at least the idea of it. Main reason why i would like to see some carryable bags is, that i often have low weight, 60lbs and can´t pick stuff up because stack limit reached. I wrote about it in the old forums once too, many years ago, but without the possible solutions - bags and similar containers. Main reason i like the game, and i believe many others to too, is the realism of the game. Bags would fix the stacks issue and keep things real.