New item slot?

Moonfrost

Diabloii.Net Member
New item slot?

This is probably just me not keeping up with D3 news as of late, but I thought the only two new item slots in D3 - barring the talisman - were pants and shoulders?

Yet if you look at a more recent screenshot, you can see a third new slot there: bracers. Actually, the slot appears on some 1 year old screenshots as well, but both of the wiki sites I've visited still speak of only two new slots, so perhaps I'm missing something here.

Anyway, I hadn't seen this mentioned anywhere so I thought it would be interesting to discuss. Why was it added? Will its function differ from other item slots for some arbitrary reason? What makes a legendary bracer legendary? Who knows.
 

TheMythe

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Re: New item slot?

Hmmm, in NWN, bracers/gauntlets/gloves all go in the handslot.
I'm seeing still 13 slots here. Nothing new as far as I can see.

Maybe they put the bracers into the shieldslot? It is oftenly both for defence. Weird sizedifference now that I look at it.
 

Moonfrost

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

It used to be 12 slots, though:

June 08
April 09

If you look at the first pic again, you can see something gray covering his forearms, matching the looks of the bracer armor in the paper doll. Maybe the "unused" slot in the April 09 eventually evolved into the bracer slot.
 

TheMythe

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Re: New item slot?

Still think that it is either from the armor visuals or the gloves visuals. Eitherway, I'm happy with 13 slots to get to put items into :)
 

Kingu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

If you look artisan video Mythe you will see that monk has this place empty while having gloves, and shield and all other equipped.

And to Me, if pants got separated from armor/belt and grieves, so does braces/sleeve can from armor and gloves. [:
 

TheMythe

Diablo: IncGamers Member
Re: New item slot?

If you look artisan video Mythe you will see that monk has this place empty while having gloves, and shield and all other equipped.

And to Me, if pants got separated from armor/belt and grieves, so does braces/sleeve can from armor and gloves. [:
Hmmm, I think I see now. The slot is to the left from his armor from the toons point of view? Because the weapon/shield is next to the boots. So they put shoulderpads/gloves on 1 side and amulet/bracers on the other? Ohh well, I'm cool with it :)
But now I don't see a talismanslot anymore :(


 

Doppel

Banned
Re: New item slot?

man the inventory looks so much better now
Looks like crap imo.

Belt is in his groin.
Pants are small and located on his knees.
Amulet is located on his shoulder.
Gloves make his right arm look like that of a midget.
He doesn't appear to have a neck.
Boots are located between his legs.
Rings look like arm bracelet slots and don't seem to be connected with the character.
It appears he's going to wield his axe with his feet, but maybe he has to as he doesn't have any hands.
The drawing is annoying and unfitting with the mood of the game.
Everything is brown for some reason.


 

Apocalypse

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

i think it is better than it used to be. i like it more than everything being off to the side. just my preference i guess. i am sure it could still be better though
 

Doppel

Banned
Re: New item slot?

Its better, that's sure, but i think the first few weren't even attempts at a serious layout, certainly not the very first vid.
 

theeliminator

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

Each of them have parts I like. Of the earliest one I like the preview image. as well as the look of the stain glass. For the middle one I like the stitch work for the inventory and I also like how they have a small bag for smaller items. For the last one I like the Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man art style and I like the colors of the stained glass.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/5628/myversionoftheinventory.jpg

Its rough, but you can get the idea.

O by the way about the extra slot, I am all for more loot!
 
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Doppel

Banned
Re: New item slot?

Somewhere deep inside me i always hoped for ten ring slots, i don't know, its the pimp inside me i guess. :dontknow:
 

blackbisket

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

Somewhere deep inside me i always hoped for ten ring slots, i don't know, its the pimp inside me i guess. :dontknow:
Hehe, you know how much that would kill ur fingers considering ur basically smacking =ur enemies with hard weapons :lol:


 

Valhauros

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

I don't mind having extra slots, because since there is no longer the option of distributing stats, the characters are more reliant on their gear. Regarding the paper doll, I didn't like, as Theeliminator put it, the Vitruvian Man art style, it looks a bit papyrus-y for me and doesn't feel gothic enough as the previous ones.

I've used the omnipotent power of MS Paint to concoct an approximation of what I consider to be the optimal inventory and paper doll distribution. I've added three bags, because eventually adds more space (84 slots) than the Artisan's build (60 slots)... only one the bags would be the default and the others can be bought for X amount of gold. I have to be honest... I think the more gold sinks they create for the game, the longer it will last and the better it will be.

Here is the comparison between Vitruvian Inventory and the one I amalgamated.
Here is the edited inventory pasted on top of one of the Artisan presentation's screenshots.
 

phaolo

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

The inventory is way better! :)

Is the shoulder extra-slot only for the barbarian?
What do the other character have? Maybe the wizard can equip more rings? ;)
 

Moonfrost

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

Regarding the paper doll, I didn't like, as Theeliminator put it, the Vitruvian Man art style, it looks a bit papyrus-y for me and doesn't feel gothic enough as the previous ones.
What I don't like about the current (Gamescom '10) inventory is that any brownish items you may be wearing blend in with the brown background, like the gloves and pants in the barbarian screenshot. One of the older backgrounds (like the one you edited) looks better IMO.

Is the shoulder extra-slot only for the barbarian?
Nope, all classes get shoulders and pants (and presumably bracers).


 

theeliminator

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

The inventory is way better! :)

Is the shoulder extra-slot only for the barbarian?
What do the other character have? Maybe the wizard can equip more rings? ;)
That would be interesting if they didn't have the same slots. But its not going to happen.


 

NotAgain

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: New item slot?

It seem that Blizz added bracer-armlet-rerebrace-vambrace thingy. I think I saw it in a screenshot some months ago, but later I couldn't find that particular shot. So I suppose that is another piece of armor you could get benefits from. I wonder if they and the pants would get legendary forms. It'be funny walkin' around kiling zombies in unique pants and armlet like some fashion model.
 
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