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Changes to Inventory and Items

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

I made some changes today to the way items and inventories work. Hopefully the changes are pretty intuitive. Here are some highlights:

* Coats and Accessories can now be held in inventory, so you can hold items you aren't currently using.

* Personal inventory space has been expanded from 8 slots to 12. Coats take up 2 slots, everything else takes 1.

* In order to equip/unequip coats and accessories, use your mouse to drag items back and forth from inventory. You can do this on either your detective page in the gear dropdown toolbox on the Case page. I tested this on a few different browser configurations, but let me know if you find a bug on the drag and drop system.

* Here's a big one: Items are now degraded on a per-use basis instead of per-case. Only your equipped items should degrade, so you don't need to worry about items in your inventory falling apart.

* Items no longer degrade when you store them in an agency locker.

Please leave any feedback regarding this new system on this thread.

Making these changes is going to allow us to offer much more diverse items (for instance, we can now do coats and accessories as favor prizes), and this was also an important first step to making container objects, so we can now start working on visitable agency headquarters, and (eventually) private apartments.

Have Fun!

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Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Unisex Gifts:

Favor Case Level / Last For (ON USE) / No Of Bonus Question(s)
AI / 2 Cases / 3 Bonus Questions (Fine Cuban Cigars)
IH - RH / 3 Cases / 2 Bonus Questions (Opera Tickets)
H - VH / 2 Cases / 2 Bonus Questions (Split-Heart Pendant)
B - I / 3 Cases / 1 Bonus Question (Bag Of Goldfish)

^_^ Thank you very much.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel

y'know I uploaded these items and I still spent a good 3 or 4 minutes this morning trying to put those opera tickets into a hand slot. :s fail.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

the gifts are meant to stay in inventory or in locker, but not in hand, maybe because its set as gifts and not gear. ^_^

Droid
Droid

Problem at porn brokers; 16 spaces in personal inventory but only 12 spaces where they let you sell things, had to mess about storing things in agency locker and taking a reduced number of items to sell.

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel

Yeah, sorry, I found that out myself the other day. We're working on a fix for that.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

On the positive side, I noticed that once a player used the unisex gifts, the description on it will update with the remaining uses left. Wow! That's really amazing and great work. Keep it up! ^_^

develin
develin

Hi Johnno and Ben, Any idea when we'll be able to go to the pawn broker again?
I love the unisex gifts btw. :)

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel

OIC. It wasn't doing that for me last time I went to use it :s the whole [object object] thing. eesh.

develin
develin

Yep, that's what I mean. lol . It's not only you and me who can't sell items. Look at Droids post, and I've heard it from many others too. There's no way to sell anything atm.
I have no idea what that "Object object" means, but it keeps coming up. :)

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

Pawn Broker should be fixed now.

Also, the chat window now goes away when selling items, so you can see first 12 (instead of 8). Since it's possible to have up to 15 items, this needs to be tweaked further eventually, but hopefully it's an improvement.

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