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Locking Chests: improving the chest GUI

Discussion in 'Game Mechanics' started by MiltVala, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Locking Chests.png

    Before I begin, this has absolutely no connection to locked dungeon chests or keys

    With that out of the way, I'm sure everybody has gone through something similar to the example below:

    example 1.png

    It's one of the sad side effects of the new (and amazing) quick stack to nearby chests button. What I'm suggesting here should fix this problem.

    lock closed.png Introducing: Locking Chests lock closed.png

    Wouldn't it be great if your accessories chest wasn't overrun with the shackles you got from last night's Blood Moon? Or how about your herb chest overflowing with the blink root you grabbed underground?

    What I'm suggesting here (if that wasn't obvious enough) is to "lock" chests. Next to the chest name (or somewhere else) there would be a lock icon. This would signify a:


    lock open.png Unlocked Chest

    The standard for all chests and what we have currently

    lock closed.png Locked Chest

    The chest will not accept new stacks of items when using the quick stack or quick stack to nearby chests button.
    However, it will continue to accept items if there are stacks that have not reached the limit

    lock hard locked.png Hard Locked Chest

    The chest will not accept any items that are quick stacked. Items need to be manually moved into chests with this lock type.


    Clicking the lock icon would change it's lock type. The lock type would be visible next to the chest icon/name when selected


    Example 2.png

    Example 3.png

    Now, some people might not like having the locks floating around, so an option to hide them would be nice as well.

    Unlocked chests would not display a lock icon when hovered over for simplicity's sake.


    That's all for this suggestion. Comments, criticism, etc. is welcome.

    Were you expecting hammers? Well this isn't about hammers :u

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  2. 0/10 needs more hammers

    Jokes aside, this is pretty cool! Support!
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  3. radb1t

    radb1t Terrarian

    great idea!
  4. Lord chewelews

    Lord chewelews Terrarian

    I actually really like this, I hate having to favorite all of my damn potions so I don't have to go through 20 chests to re-find them, +sup :>
  5. Darklordofhell

    Darklordofhell Terrarian

    I support this! It's a simple suggestion but if it were added it would help a lot.
  6. XenoCat

    XenoCat Steampunker

    Yet another great suggestion by Milt... %:sigh:Why can I not come up with great ideas?

    Anyways, this should've been added with the "Quick Stack to All" button in the first place.
    MiltVala likes this.
  7. Sodapone

    Sodapone Retinazer

    With the new Quick Stack to Nearby Chests option causing me to inexplicably lose items in chests, I think this'd be absolutely great.

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    i ought to redo this seal of approval sometime
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  8. ppowersteef

    ppowersteef Paladin

    I've actually never liked that feature at all. It always mess up my ordened chests.

    I rather want to get rid of it completely...but this seems to work too. Support!
    MiltVala likes this.
  9. CraftedNightmare Here!

    CraftedNightmare Here! Official Terrarian

    This will definitely fix things alot. Especially after events

    You got my support!
    MiltVala likes this.
  10. Gotcha!

    Gotcha! Pumpking

    Clever idea.
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  11. SzGamer227

    SzGamer227 Golem

    Hells yes! This would be really useful! :happy:

    I always have to sell my unwanted weapons before quick stacking everything to my chests... this would fix that nicely!

    Must have! Want now!

    MiltVala likes this.
  12. darthmorf

    darthmorf Party Girl

    Interesting, and useful idea. I'd like this.

    Also, this is what those 'example' screenshots on steam were!
    MiltVala likes this.
  13. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Lol, looks like somebody noticed XD
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  14. krzysk_1

    krzysk_1 Golem

    YESSS!!! I love it! <3
  15. 00Banshee00

    00Banshee00 Skeletron

    A good idea.

    I absolutely like it!
  16. Can I Get Uhhh

    Can I Get Uhhh Spazmatism

    Another one of your phenomenally good ideas, just have my like and support.
    MiltVala likes this.
  17. Fatx_

    Fatx_ Eye of Cthulhu

    No hammers no support.
  18. pajrc

    pajrc Official Terrarian

    This is a really great idea! Support!
  19. Rejn

    Rejn Cultist

    Definitely would be usefull for some chests, support~
  20. Juan

    Juan Terrarian

    On a quick note, the way you describe the 3 modes relates to the following:

    Unlocked - How quick stack works since 1.3
    Locked - How quick stack worked up to
    Hard locked - Not implemented yet, but surely useful ('deposit all' should also not work here, imo)

    Since the new 1.3 update, quick stack has mostly been causing chaos for me. If you ask me, the new mechanic since 1.3 could be removed entirely, going back to the old quick stack system. A menu option to switch between them would also be a useful feature. Anyways, full support.