I have to admit I haven't read through every post in this thread and after a bit I mostly focused on Domino's replys. But I have my own comments and observations on the strong box versus backpack debate. Fist, I love the fact that backpacks are finally getting some love. Although only four of my toons are mages, I don't think I carry a strong box on a single character but thats my personal choice. If their is a role playing aspect to prefering strong boxes in the bank/house slots and backpacks in the character slots, why not do the following: When being carried by a toon: backpacks keep weight reduction but increase their slots to the same as strong boxes. strong boxes are unchanged. When in a Bank or House inventory slot: Backpacks remain the same. Strong Boxes gain 1 to 2 rows or 4 to 8 additional slots. This would give a benefit to the backpack when being carried around on a character without penelizing those that want to carry around the strong boxes they already own. Meanwhile those that want to use backpacks in the bank and house inventory slots can do so but give up the additional space of the strong boxes. This idea though may be a long range goal, especially since I'm unsure how much coding would need to be done to facilitate a switch detection on the strong box as to when its in a house/bank slot verses in a characters personal inventory slot. The only other issue would be when moving a full strong box to a characters personal slot. Anything in the flagged additional slots near the bottom of the window would either need to be made unaccessable until placed back in a Bank/House slot or else end up in the character overflow area. Overflow seems preferable to me but maybe that choice can be made by a right click option on the strong box similar to how you can set an entire container on the toon to Not For Sale when selling stuff to the merchants. You could also have the weight of the strong boxes actually scale with the size of the strong box to get the incumberance penalties to affect higher level toons in such a way that if you decide to carry 6 strong boxes your going to be slowed significantly. This might mean that T1 strong boxes drop in weight to say 20 pounds while T8 strong boxes go up to 160 pounds in weight or more, but I'm just guessing at a weight change that would have the desired effects for role playing purposes.