Baldur's Gate 3 has an excessive abundance of items
Imagine the following scenario: I portray myself as a half-orc wizard, venturing through the vicinity of a druidic grove. Employing cunning means, I h...
Imagine the following scenario: I portray myself as a half-orc wizard, venturing through the vicinity of a druidic grove. Employing cunning means, I have gained entry into a miniature fortress and dispatched the mercenary who granted me access before he could end my life. I opt to take a leisurely stroll, surveying the area in search of anything worthy of plunder, for I could certainly make good use of the gold. After all, I find myself still in the early stages of the first act, and acquiring better equipment necessitates funds and items for barter. I approach a lengthy dining table adorned with an abundance of food and utensils. Splendid! The provisions would serve me well during moments of indulgent repose.
Subsequently, I pause and contemplate the silverware. All silver plates... they might hold some value. I gather them all. Then, I proceed to collect every book in the room, as well as any visible objects. I can easily sell everything later, so it should be fine. As a final addition, I take a candle, for it is precisely the sort of item I require for my adventure. Suddenly, a notification appears: my wizard is overburdened. Curse it. I transfer the excess to Karlach, only to find that she, too, struggles under its weight. Passing it on to Lae'zel, it becomes apparent that even she is too feeble to bear the load. I have coveted everything, and now I must pay the price. I commence sending items to the storage, fully aware that I already possess an excessive amount, much of which I will likely never interact with again. Why bother? There are always more items to be gathered.
In real life, I lean more towards minimalism. I don't actually purchase many things due to a profound and sincere fear that the items I desire may have been produced unethically. I refrain from adorning my living space, and all my walls remain bare. I dislike clutter on my shelves, which is why I abstain from acquiring mementos and derive no joy from gifts that occupy space. I do not collect intriguing stones, refrain from displaying the prints I purchase, and feel no inclination towards accumulating numerous possessions.
Hence, I find it peculiar that I simply cannot resist picking up every item I come across in Baldur's Gate 3. I have noticed that I plunder every single enemy and relish the sensation of having 20 identical axes in my inventory. I shall sell them all for a substantial profit! However, I accumulate so many items in my character's pockets that I must then transfer them back to my storage chest.
That shouldn't be a problem - after all, the ability to send heavy items to your chest is precisely meant to prevent overwhelming issues with encumbrance. Yet, I am abusing my abilities. I have sent too much into my infinitely spacious storage chest. It is filled with stuff, and I fear opening it, afraid of encountering vast quantities of things I impulsively took along. Hundreds of items reside within it - selling them all would require multiple trips from my storage to a merchant, especially considering that my inventory is already packed with items I will likely sell at some point when I find the opportunity. I lack the patience to deal with the consequences of my own actions.
I must admit that ultimately, yes, I will sell all the nonsense I have gathered. I will tidy up, empty this vast storage, and exchange all these plates and bottles for gold. However, deep down, I know that even if I do so, I will simply fill it up again with more things and go through it all once more. Someone summon Marie Kondo - I cannot tackle my hoarding tendencies in Baldur's Gate 3 on my own.