And There Was Much Rejoicing!

When it comes to opinions on the state of the game, The Old Republic community is more divided than the Sith Empire and The Galactic Republic. If there is one thing that everyone can agree upon it’s that Knights of the Fallen Empire destroyed players’ inventory. In Patch 4.1 that’s all about to change. To quote Eric Musco,

“any item which previously stacked to 99, will now stack to 9,999.”

I’ve still got a bunch of 1st and 2nd-year-anniversary fireworks, and the moment I login I’m headed to my Yavin IV stronghold and am going to light them all off in celebration of this change. Ironically, prior to patch 4.1, I probably would have had to do this anyway because I didn’t have room in my inventory to keep hanging onto them.

I’ve spent hours organizing and re-organizing my inventory. I’ve purchased character slots and created new characters, not for the purposes of leveling, but to hold all of the crap that I keep getting, and want to hold on to.

I haven’t done the math, but I suspect that this change will allow me to free up one to two tabs in my legacy cargo hold alone.

The change doesn’t solve all my issues, and the way things are going, I’ll soon fill up that space with legacy armor pieces that I keep getting from those alliance crates.

It’s a vicious cycle. I create a new toon because I need the storage space. I then level that toon because I get bored. That toon reaches level 65 and begins building their alliance, and before you know it they become a giant influx of legacy gear. The really sad part is I don’t have a single complete set of that gear. Just a bunch of pieces-parts.

The other exciting news is that we’re finally getting some Force Awakens crossover into the game. The Unstable Arbiter’s Lightsaber will mimic the fractured look of Kylo Ren’s blade from the film. I’m curious if it has new sounds as well. I look forward to getting one and hope we’ll see more influences from The Force Awakens make their way into The Old Republic throughout the year.