Check this out. Diablo 3 PC Inventory:
vs. Diablo 3 Console Inventory:
Wow, just look at that lovely (shitty actually) inventory list in the console version. The constant scrolling will be great fun in the console version.
And we all know how much Drool loves to scroll, he would absolutely love the "superior" console version of Diablo 3.
Diablo 3 was originally designed solely for the PC, the grid/slot based inventory reflects this.
The UI of the console version is a complete redesign, and only for consoles. The PC version will obviously never have the inferior list based inventory of the console version.
dlux wrote:Why would you always need to see info like weight, value, etc?
Because unlike your beloved MMOs, weight actually matters in most cRPGs.
See, the characters have this thing called a "weight limit" which, stay with me now, limits the amount of weight they can carry. See, I don't need to look at 100 different items at once, because I won't be carrying 100 different items at once. Also, if I find new armor, and I want to compare it to my old armor, I can just look.
Instead of a pretty picture that tells me nothing, I can see what protection value it offers and how much it weighs. I can decide if it's a worthwhile switch. I can also see if it's worth lugging back to a store by looking at its value.
Maybe you should start a petition to have Inxile replace all enemies with floating blocks of text, because the "pretty" pictures/animations tell you nothing...
But seriously, you can do that with a slot/grid based inventory system too you know...
The only difference is that you don't have to scroll, scroll, scroll through your inventory like crazy, you just have to move the mouse pointer and are done with your comparison in a split second, and not in 5-10 seconds with a list based inventory. Here is an example from Diablo 3, and look, OMG, it shows even more info than just the value (!!) rofl:
Not to mention that it has been said about 50 times, YES, you can sort icons in a slot/grid based inventory system by weight, value, etc. It would be nice if you would not be so ignorant and finally accept this fact. Not to mention that it is also obvious that e.g. armor weighs more than a pistol, you don't need blocks of text to know this (unless you have the short term memory of a goldfish that is)
BTW: Did I ever say that I like MMOs? Nope, I never did. And FYI, I don't like MMOs. Funny how you think that I love them just because they use slot/grid based inventory systems. Not very logical... but maybe logic isn't one of your best assets, so I forgive you.