Diablo® III

Just discovered you can change the stash icon

http://i.imgur.com/MbRJb.jpg

I had no idea. Is this common knowledge?
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It was in the patch notes for 1.0.5, and a number of our fan sites posted about the change too (complete with images!), but it's possible some players may not know about it yet. While it's a nice perk, it's not something that really comes up a lot during normal game play.
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11/09/2012 09:59 AMPosted by Lylirra
It was in the [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/7528695/7528695#ui"]patch notes[/url] for 1.0.5, and a number of our fan sites posted about the change too (complete with images!), but it's possible some players may not know about it yet. While it's a nice perk, it's not something that really comes up a lot during normal game play.


Why are there 5 different tabs when only 3 are available. My stash is full because I decided to play with more then 1 character.
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11/09/2012 10:04 AMPosted by Sylak
We should be able to change five of them it appears.


That was a change made long ago during beta: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3967947405#5

We're still open to the idea of increasing stash space in the future, though.
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11/09/2012 10:08 AMPosted by Lylirra
We should be able to change five of them it appears.


That was a change made long ago during beta: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3967947405#5

We're still open to the idea of increasing stash space in the future, though.


Make it happen if you can. I need a lot of space since I keep a lot of gear for different situations..
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11/09/2012 10:08 AMPosted by Lylirra
We should be able to change five of them it appears.


That was a change made long ago during beta: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3967947405#5

We're still open to the idea of increasing stash space in the future, though.


Link doesn't work lady
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I found out about it per accident, too, but I couldn't care less. Far bigger problems needing attention but they add symbols to the stash...makes me sad.
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11/09/2012 10:18 AMPosted by YORI
Link doesn't work lady


Derp. That's probably because the beta forums are hidden these days. My bad, my bad. =/

Here's the link's text in full (just for you, because I like you):

We reevaluated average character and account storage space requirements, and found it necessary to ensure we could handle what we anticipate will be a large amount of data very quickly after release.

Diablo III has both the benefit and disadvantage of having completely random items. Pretty much everything can roll up different affixes, if not a range of its benefits. That's obviously great because the item hunt is what it's all about, more randomization means you can keep chasing that perfect item, but that means the amount of data needed to describe an item is much, much larger than say, a World of Warcraft item, which is static and only needs a unique number to identify it. For example: http://www.wowhead.com/item=51003 that number there at the end is that item's unique number. That's all we need to store to identify that item no matter where it is. A Diablo III item first has to say the base item, then each individual affix that it rolled up, then the ranges of each variable, and if it has any sockets. And we have to think about everywhere an item can be, an item on the ground is still an item, and so is an item on the auction house.

We obviously have room to grow if our projections are incorrect, or we just find that we eventually have the space. World of Warcraft definitely grew over the years, and that storage space didn't appear out of nowhere (although it does seem rather magical at times). We find three tabs to be plenty for at least the initial release of the game though. Not counting the items you're wearing (assuming they're the best you have), and assuming worst case scenario of nothing but 2-slot items, you'd be able to hold 405 swords per region. That's a lot. We don't expect people to be storing 405 swords... hopefully ever, because that might indicate you have an obsession with swords, but at the very least there should be enough storage to start and then we can continue to evaluate as we go.
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We should be able to change five of them it appears.


That was a change made long ago during beta: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3967947405#5

We're still open to the idea of increasing stash space in the future, though.


PLEASE increase stash size. I remember how glorious it was in beta with ample space. Now I (and everybody I know) has mules full of twink gear, legendaries they don't want to destroy (brimstone being totally non-compelling), stuff they're working on selling, and general hand-me-downs for all five classes, plus HC-gear mules. It really, really piles up. And as people level more characters, start HC characters, etc., it becomes a shuffling game of moving one mule's gear to an old 60's inventory to delete the mule to make a new guy to level, only to have to shift all the spare stuff back if you want to play the old guy.

In short, it's a giant, unnecessary headache of massive gear swapping that wastes time that could be spent enjoying the game, frustrates players, and just feels hugely unnecessary. Please, PLEASE give us back the old glorious ample bank space of betas past.

Edit: As a footnote, people still tend to store the items. They just have to make mules and shuffle inventory to do it. It creates more work for the player, without necessarily changing the storage space requirements on the server side.
Edited by Finnien#1846 on 11/9/2012 10:29 AM PST
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11/09/2012 10:08 AMPosted by Lylirra
We should be able to change five of them it appears.


That was a change made long ago during beta: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3967947405#5

We're still open to the idea of increasing stash space in the future, though.


Yes, at least 5 tabs of stash
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i can change the icon's in game, but it doesn't carry over the the Auction house. Will that change in the future?
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In my opinion it would be nice to have a tab private to each of the character. In this case one could store some items character related without too much hassle when playing other character and without the need to put the items in the backpack.
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