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Patch 4.3 Preview: Void Storage
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
For quite some time now, players have been asking for a location in which to store important keepsakes including treasured armor sets, unique quest rewards, and gifts from friends, as well as other valuable items they’ve collected on their journeys throughout Azeroth.

This is a feature we’ve wanted to add to the game for a while, so we’re excited to announce that, thanks to the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the Ethereals, a new long-term storage option will soon be available to completionists and collectors alike.

Void Storage

In patch 4.3, characters of all levels will be able to take advantage of a new technology known as “Void Storage”, which will open up 80 slots of long-term storage space. Void Storage vaults will be available in both Stormwind and Orgrimmar and can be accessed simply by speaking with your local Vaultkeeper.

A variety of items can be placed into Void Storage — including soulbound items and Battle.net Account Bound items — making it the perfect location to store trophies from past conquests, as well as armor you may want to hold onto for Transmogrification. So, if you’ve been looking for a good home for those old tier sets or your vanity holiday items, Void Storage is it! And it’s as easy to use as dragging and dropping.


In return for this unique service, the Ethereals will require a small fee for each item deposited into or withdrawn from their Void Storage apparatus. Multiple items can be added and removed at once, and the cost of each transaction will be display at the bottom of the screen, updating dynamically as you select additional items to deposit or withdraw. Once an item is placed into Void Storage, it can remain there indefinitely for no additional cost.


It’s important to note that the goal of Void Storage isn’t to be a second bank, but rather a place where players can safely store items they wish to keep for the life of the game, either for sentimental or aesthetic reasons. Since this particular storage option isn’t really intended for belongings that you’d use a regular basis (like your current set of raiding gear, for example), any item placed in Void Storage will be stripped of all its enhancements, including enchants, gems, sockets, and reforged stats. This will help us reduce the impact such storage can have on the game servers, and ultimately allows us to provide a lot of long-term storage space with minimal impact on everyone's play experience.

Bag Search: Find What You Need, When You Need It

Now, you might be thinking, “Alright, those Ethereals are pretty nifty, and having more storage is great! But what about actually being able to find what I own? Do you know how long I looked for that one stack of Papa Hummel’s Pet Biscuits? Like, a year. Okay, maybe 15 minutes. Either way, not even a tiny, delicious fat baby raptor is worth that kind of effort, and I love fat baby raptors.”


Never fear, fellow tiny-limbed-corpulent-dinosaur enthusiast! We’ve got you covered. In addition to Void Storage, we’re also adding a bag search feature in 4.3 that will allow players to search for items within their bags and bank space with just a few keystrokes.

Integrated directly into the bag and bank UI, this new search feature will be incredibly quick and easy to use. To find an item in one of your bags, in your character’s personal bank, guild bank, or Void Storage vault, you’ll simply type the name of the item — or a word in the item’s name — into a small search box located near the top of your main backpack and your open inventory will be filtered accordingly. Only the items that match the word or name you’ve entered will display, making it easier than ever to find exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

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Please keep in mind that both Void Storage and the upcoming bag search features are still in development, so their functionality may change before release. We’re very excited to be offering both of these inventory management features and will be providing more information as the development of patch 4.3 continues.

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  1. Collected's Avatar
    Eh... it all feels like it's too late to me. The idea of storing 'nostalgia' items 6 years into a game just feels a little back to front. Sadly a lot of players have been forced to delete nostalgia items a long time ago because a feature like this was always missing from the game. Now all of a sudden it's possible AND we can now search our bags? I'm sure this will sound like QQ and I should just be thankful, and I am, I truly am, I just wish they'd done this oh.. about 5 years ago.

    Edit: 100g to deposit an item? WTF?
  1. Uther the Lightbringer's Avatar
    Being able to find items in bank and bags eh? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    If the prices go live, it'll be about 9000 G just to fill the void storage completely, including cost to open in the first place.
  1. shadowkras's Avatar
    Bag Search? Just like in Rift?Man if they bring more Rift to WoW maybe even I will come back
    *cough* Bagnon *cough*
  1. Iamsylar's Avatar
    I'm so excited for this...

    yeah I'm not!
  1. Khalkaroth's Avatar
    Uhhh, that's cool and all but I aleadry have a bank, and it cost me a big nothing to deposit/withdraw in it.

    But I figure that feature will fit perfectly unto people who can't manage their bank space properly...
  1. maeseyck's Avatar
    Loved the guild I watched a lot of episodes then lost track... For those that are curious go here
  1. creepygnome's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myzou View Post
    In other words, you have a full bank of sentimental gear.

    Buy Storage, deposit all 80 pieces.

    Goodbye 9000g.

    Oh, you want to withdraw X amount for transmogrifying then re-deposit then? Goodbye another 1k+ gold. Repeat.
    Exactly this. Over half my bank is currently filled with Tier items, gear sets, and holiday stuff. That is almsot 3-4 bags of 20 slots, that is a lot of stuff to put into void storage. With 1k gold just to access it, and another 100g per item, so 100g x 80 or so items. That is a lot of gold to store stuff. I understand if you are only putting in 1-3 items, or taking out 1-3 items. But if you have a set to take out to transmogrify that is at around 4-6 pieces, so 400-600g to take out, and the same to redeposit once you are done.
  1. wowenvy's Avatar
    A variety of items can be placed into Void Storage — including soulbound items and Battle.net Account Bound items — making it the perfect location to store trophies from past conquests, as well as armor you may want to hold onto for Transmogrification. So, if you’ve been looking for a good home for those old tier sets or your vanity holiday items, Void Storage is it! And it’s as easy to use as dragging and dropping.
    will we be able to put our heirlooms in there and take them out on your alt?
  1. Fixup's Avatar
    Well look how dear the prices were for dual spec (1000g to start) it is now 10g! So weather these prices are intended, it'll probably be 100x cheaper within a few months XD
  1. muran's Avatar
    Yes this is a very nice feature, but a bit late to be quite honest. I've deleted items in the past that would have been perfect for this type of things. Even just when running old raids for achievements or fun and that something of a tier set dropped on my newer characters. In light of this I would have never gotten rid of those pieces but at the time I did not see the point in keeping 1 or 2 pieces of gear for the sake of having it. This being on characters I didn't have back in vanilla and even the ones I did have back then I didn't keep the tier sets for bragging rights as I did not see the point. Now however together with the option to change the way gear looks I wished I had kept my mage tier 1,2 and 3 sets, back to farming them I guess apart from tier 3 which is no longer obtainable... good job blizz, just a few years too late. In fact I don't even have any of my ICC gear left, where was the point in it. I know some people might do but I never saw the point of it... damn you blizzard!TL;DR yay finally... few years to late blizz I don't have any old tier sets anymore to dump in voidstorage as a goldsink
  1. Sainiunit's Avatar
    Wow, it looks so expensive. O_o
  1. Khalkaroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tusker View Post
    ...or you missed the point of Void Storage entirely.
    Did I? 1000g to open something which will be used to store transmogrification armors, vanity items and other cherished pixels, not to mention the gold it will cost to deposit them in it... I aleadry have a better feature in my bank, its called "Bag".
  1. mtawney1313's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myzou View Post
    Look again.

    100g to withdraw/deposit 1 item. 1000g initial fee.

    I will NEVER EVER EVER use this feature.

    The restrictions on transmogrifier + the outrageous price to store our sentimental items = I'm VERY close to leaving WoW. Nothing has wowed me lately. It's all been poorly executed.

    In other words, you have a full bank of sentimental gear.

    Buy Storage, deposit all 80 pieces.

    Goodbye 9000g.

    Oh, you want to withdraw X amount for transmogrifying then re-deposit then? Goodbye another 1k+ gold. Repeat.
    9k gold is chump change these days...
  1. Finchel's Avatar
    this looks kinda spendy but i dont have a lot of sentimetal stuff since i havent been playing for a long period of time the only armor set i even have saved is my druid t7 set but my hubby has all his stuff from vanilla, BC, Wrath, and Cata as well so he might use this feature but i probably wont but its a cool feature though..and who knows they might change how much everything will cost this patch is STILL in the works after all
  1. Phaidrae's Avatar
    10g says their "bag search" feature is still a mess. They need to take a tip from Bagnon and make it so that all of your bags are in one, nice, neat window. And oh, Blizz and their goldsinks. While I don't necessarily disagree with their decision to charge us for depositing/withdrawing from Void Storage - I do think they made the cost a bit steep. Granted this is still in development they'll probably find themselves lowering the costs. If not before the launch, then not too long afterward. Now...how about that cross-realm BoA? lol /wishfulthinking
  1. mtawney1313's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Khalkaroth View Post
    Did I? 1000g to open something which will be used to store transmogrification armors, vanity items and other cherished pixels, not to mention the gold it will cost to deposit them in it... I aleadry have a better feature in my bank, its called "Bag".
    And there are individuals (like me) who has so much vanity gear that it takes up almost my entire bank which could be used to...oh I don't know...store items to work the auction house?

    SO SOOOOO worth the 1000g + deposit cost.
  1. Kragragh's Avatar
    Yeah I don't exactly get this whole thing...it's like a second bank except you pay per transaction? If b.net items were available through it across realms and stuff that'd be a nice touch but...it seems to have no "perks" besides "moar storage". Why not just open up 4 more bank slots? And sorry but the search feature is not a draw at all. There's only 80 items to go through, even if you never sort them you can sort of eyeball most items but the icon so...I dunno. I think it needs another special feature or two to make it really something new/special/interesting.
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    They need to lower the price..my bank is full and all it has is my vanity items (well i have 1 set of pvp gear in there) and I have the biggest bags available. This is going to cost me sooooo much money to use
  1. DrBob3002's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Volitar View Post
    They need to lower the price..my bank is full and all it has is my vanity items (well i have 1 set of pvp gear in there) and I have the biggest bags available. This is going to cost me sooooo much money to use
    Yeah I agree. I've gotta hope that you pay the fee once to deposit an item and then don't have to pay it again if you withdraw and deposit again, but that's probably me being optimistic.

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