Ok I got the new inventory pages and I have to say I am impressed. It looks good but can be very confusing at first and does have some bugs that need to be worked out but it is good overall.
Lets start with the first screen you will see when you go to the NEW inventory page. It will bring you to a page that has all the items in the game (1852 so far) and they are in alphabetical order. It also shows you what you can get to make you get stronger on the right side but the numbers are way off on how it will help you ( They will have to fix that, no item will help me by increasing my attack or defense that much LOL ). Just so you know the page looks very busy at first but is easy to navigate so far.
Ok now you will see buttons that say View Items, Filter, Watch Video ( The Tutorial), Summary, An Icon which is your Wishlist and a ?. So lets start with the View Items button, what that does is bring you right back to the very first page showing all the items. Next we got the Filter button, this will enable you to filter what items you want to see by category. Here is a picture of it.
Ok, on to the fun part which is where the controversy is and also buggy, the summary. I will show you my screen so you can follow along.
Ok as you can see they have it all broken down by color coding on everything.for everything can be found by clicking the ? and it will break down what the colors mean. But in a nut shell on the right side it tells you your mafia strength broken down by items ie...weapons, armor, vehicles & animals. the bars tell you what variety of items you have and under that it tells you what you can get to improve your defense and attack which if it worked right would be nice but as you can see with my attack it says Hopped Up Thugs are my weakest item and nothing can improve that LOL a bug if I ever saw one.
You can also toggle between attack and defense and see the bars. This is very buggy and way off as when I go to my defense it tells me I dont have enough weapons for my mafia and I do as my mafia is over 4700 and I have a ton of stuff for them. So like I said they need to work on this. I will rely on the tried and true way of checking what I need by going to all the items and manually checking them this you have made very easy and bravo to that.
Under the mafia strength there are arrows next to each category and if you click it it tells you how many items you have in each grade of item for your top 501 mafia. This is also wrong they need to fix this but it also shows you what the top item is and that is nice to see.plus if you go to the bottom of it and click compare it will show you what the average is for both attack and defense, I think these numbers are way off but this what they say they are LOL, must be the new math LOL. But if they get it fixed it is a nice feature.
Now there is one more box there that I think they need to remove and not make available to us due to privacy issues. That box is the first box on left under the bars which allows you to see what your friends have in their inventory and what they are using. This is not very smart especially when you are in a family and get people who beg for gifts and now can see exactly what you have and then question why you wont give them anything when you have so many extras. Well it is not because I dont have extras, it is because you are begging LOL. Plus they have also made it so when you go to someones MW profile you can now see exactly how many and what that person is using on both attack & defense. Plus the fact it will make life easier for hackers as now they can check out what you got before they try to hack into your account to see if it will be worth it for them to get you. Not very smart ZYNGA !!! Remove this option ASAP !!! ***UPDATE*** Zynga has heard the complaints and is fixing this by adding a Make Private Button or you can leave it Public, so now you can hide your inventory from others. Just go to your mafia wars profile and at the bottom of the page it will give you that option.It will slowly be rolling out to everyone. WTG Zynga !!!
Overall the new inventory page is ok once you get used to going thru it and I would grade it a B- they do have some bugs to work out and I am sure they will or they will be hearing us a complain ALOT. I have to laugh though they are still trying to get us to spend more money on the game and I know some will to improve their character. I guess they are entitled to make a buck or two but the prices are just way to high for the reward especially for a virtual item that we never get to touch or take home with us.
Oh Well. So there you have it in lay mans terms or I as I call it the Cliff Note version love it or hate it we are all getting it, so better know what to do and how to use it. I am also including the video again so you can watch it again and again again LOL.
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