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#1 Oct 14 2011 at 11:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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Now that they have announced that they will start billing subsciption fees soon, does this mean we will soon also see the option of hiring additional retainers? I believe when this game first released, the plan was to charge an additional $1 per month fee per retainer.

I started to suspect this actually when they stated in the patch notes for 1.19 that the increase we received in inventory sizes for both our character and retainers was only a "temporary" measure and that we'd basically be offered a permanent solution in the future. When I first saw this I suspected that paid retainers would be coming soon, which would also mean paid subscriptions were just around the corner.

My guess would be that the option to purchase additional retainers will be introduced either when paid subscriptions commence or very shortly after. Shortly after this they will announce that the extra space they provided temporarily will be removed - giving people time to purchase retainers and transfer items if they choose to.

I'm also guessing (and hoping) that when the inventory space reduction occurs, they will finally introduce the long awaited MAILBOX to the game. This will be done to appease players and sort of balance out the bad news the inventory space will be going back down and that you will have to start paying for extra space.


Edited, Oct 14th 2011 10:10am by zpanda
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#2TwiddleDee, Posted: Oct 14 2011 at 12:50 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Quotes please, the inventory space will not be lowered. It makes no sense to lower them, as well i doubt retainers will ever go 1$ for one. It's like saying you needed to pay for your mog house and all the inventory with in it. This is simply a lack of understanding on your behalf... SE has never don something this stupid as a money grab... As well doping the inventory we got is just a poor idea, 2 days after it was boost i caped one retainer and am 3/4 full on the second... as well i lunge 150 items on my main. There's simply no logic in what your saying...
#3 Oct 14 2011 at 1:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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TwiddleDee wrote:
zpanda wrote:

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Quotes please, the inventory space will not be lowered. It makes no sense to lower them, as well i doubt retainers will ever go 1$ for one. It's like saying you needed to pay for your mog house and all the inventory with in it. This is simply a lack of understanding on your behalf... SE has never don something this stupid as a money grab... As well doping the inventory we got is just a poor idea, 2 days after it was boost i caped one retainer and am 3/4 full on the second... as well i lunge 150 items on my main. There's simply no logic in what your saying...


[dev1153] Additional inventory slots for both PCs and retainers have been added.
Please note that this is a temporary measure that will remain in place only until the UI is fully overhauled.
* Provisions are being made for item relocation when the additional space is removed.
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#4 Oct 14 2011 at 1:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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TwiddleDee wrote:
zpanda wrote:

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Quotes please, the inventory space will not be lowered. It makes no sense to lower them, as well i doubt retainers will ever go 1$ for one. It's like saying you needed to pay for your mog house and all the inventory with in it. This is simply a lack of understanding on your behalf... SE has never don something this stupid as a money grab... As well doping the inventory we got is just a poor idea, 2 days after it was boost i caped one retainer and am 3/4 full on the second... as well i lunge 150 items on my main. There's simply no logic in what your saying...


Maybe you should read the patch notes before attacking people who actually know what they are talking about. Extra retainers for a buck each were the plan from the beginning. They might be changing that, but they have never said so.
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#5 Oct 14 2011 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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TwistedOwl wrote:
TwiddleDee wrote:
zpanda wrote:

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Quotes please, the inventory space will not be lowered. It makes no sense to lower them, as well i doubt retainers will ever go 1$ for one. It's like saying you needed to pay for your mog house and all the inventory with in it. This is simply a lack of understanding on your behalf... SE has never don something this stupid as a money grab... As well doping the inventory we got is just a poor idea, 2 days after it was boost i caped one retainer and am 3/4 full on the second... as well i lunge 150 items on my main. There's simply no logic in what your saying...


[dev1153] Additional inventory slots for both PCs and retainers have been added.
Please note that this is a temporary measure that will remain in place only until the UI is fully overhauled.
* Provisions are being made for item relocation when the additional space is removed.


The inventory slots will go back to 100 (patch 1.20 hits "dated" items get deleted anyway). However there will be new forms of storage to make up for the lost space on characters and retainers.

Whether it's by quest, an item, a new system, or outright purchasing is unknown at this point.
#6 Oct 14 2011 at 3:50 PM Rating: Good
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where did they say dated items will be deleted? I had planned to keep a few as keepsakes (mostly my bamboo fishing rod)
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