Normally I write all my pieces the night before I post them. Occasionally, if I’m not feeling well or am exceptionally tired (both were true last night), I write the day of, even though I far prefer the former to the latter.
This morning (and allow me to say this rarely happens for me), I got in some morning playtime with Destiny 2. I teamed up with some folks and finished out my weekly milestones while playing some Iron Banner.
When I got back to the tower, I was reminded for the zillionth time that my vault was nearly at capacity. There are 300 vault slots, and I’d filled 294.
I don’t like it when my inventory is out of control and that’s exactly what it’s been for months now.
So I decided, before I wrote, to finally hunker down and go through all those weapons, armor pieces, sparrows, ships, shaders, and various other items.
Three hours later, here I am.
Yes. I just spent three hours on inventory management.
This is not out of character for me.
In the 1,000+ hours I played Animal Crossing: New Leaf, I meticulously organized all my things. I organized the things in my house, my storage, and all four of my display rooms at the museum. I meticulously organized my town, placing public works projects just so, so any new townsanimals moving to town couldn’t disrupt the flow of the place.
Xanadu was a lovely and deliberate town.
Now that I think about it, I’ve done the same (as much as I can, at any rate) with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
This is a known trend with me.
I like to organize, both in games, as well as reality.
But I can absolutely take it too far.
You know what? Too far is subjective anyway. Maybe this is how inventory should be managed? Maybe that was three hours well spent?
You may ask yourself: how can it take so long to go through imaginary items?
I had to keep loading my three characters to find out who had what, who I wanted to have what, what full sets of gear I had, what pieces I still needed of certain sets, what items needed to be deleted, and so on. Doing all that meant I had several pages full of notes in that notebook dedicated solely to paring down my inventory.
Very few games have gotten me to the point where I’ve kept rigorous notes of what I have going on; I kind of love when a game has me that invested. Sure, Destiny 2 has problems, but it hooks me in a way other games generally have not. I didn’t even mind sitting there and making meticulous notes about all those items that don’t actually exist.
I mean, if I hadn’t done that, I’d never have known that I actually do have a full set of Iron Banner gear.
Wheee! That’s one less thing to try to get!
With that I ask: how do you feel about inventory management in games? Do you keep notebooks full of notes on your items? Do you make sure you have so many of certain items? How particular do you get?
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have missing pieces of gear to get.