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Delete storage items!!!

I want to be able to delete the items in storage that I don’t use and can’t sell. The game takes a lot of memory on my phone and I am sure having thousands of items in storage that are not being used doesn’t help!!

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  • Please help me get EA to make the game better by being able to empty our storage and freeing up memory on our devices!! Time for some serious spring cleaning. Thanks
  • This is long overdue. The inventory is a nightmare. It's been suggested recently that they add a trash can where you can dump your unwanted items to clear up space
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  • Yes a trash can would be great but only if they provide a truck to haul it away never to return!! We must be able to empty the trash!!
  • Having items in storage does not increase the size of your game on your phone. I want a searchable inventory instead.
  • How do you know that it doesn’t increase the size of the game on your phone? Your idea of searchable inventory is a good one.
  • It will cause items to disappear though once you have so many items. They need a second inventory box. That way the less likely items are not cluttering the items you may want to use.
  • How do you know that it doesn’t increase the size of the game on your phone? Your idea of searchable inventory is a good one.

    Because inventory is a database and whether you have 0 or 1 million of the item it's just a number. There is a slot for each item and a quantity. Ps the message that it doesn't increase storage was from one of our most knowledgeable and helpful members. Like a few others, if @EllieGuseman says it is do, it is.
    This has been discussed for ages. I for one am not bothered by inventory. Many are. We appear to be stuck with it. :)
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  • Thanks Willy, that’s good to know. It takes a lot of time to sort through. I like her idea of a searchable inventory.
  • Willy9292 wrote: »
    How do you know that it doesn’t increase the size of the game on your phone? Your idea of searchable inventory is a good one.

    Because inventory is a database and whether you have 0 or 1 million of the item it's just a number. There is a slot for each item and a quantity. Ps the message that it doesn't increase storage was from one of our most knowledgeable and helpful members. Like a few others, if @EllieGuseman says it is do, it is.
    This has been discussed for ages. I for one am not bothered by inventory. Many are. We appear to be stuck with it. :)

    This.

    The base unit of storage a computer is a byte. When you buy a 8 GB phone, that means that it has 8 billion bytes of storage. When you are writing a program and need to use a number you determine how big of a number you think you will need. Typically it's either 2 or 4 bytes (a 2 byte number can be between 0 - 65,535; a 4 byte number can be between 0 - 4,294,967,295; which is the maximum amount of in game case you can have showing that the game is using a 4 byte number to store how much money you have).

    The database for item storage uses 2 different numbers for each different type of item you store. One number for the identifier of the item (for example, maybe the Brown House is identified by the number 10 and the Bonsai Tree by 826). The second number is the quantity of that item. Most like likely EA is using 2 byte numbers for each of these. Meaning that each type of item in your storage is taking up 4 bytes of your phone memory (If you have 1 or 1,000 Brown Houses in storage it only takes up 4 bytes for that). If you have 250 different items in your storage, it is only taking up 1,000 bytes. 500 hundred different items in your inventory? Only 2,000 bytes. That might sound like a lot, but it isn't (your phone has billions of bytes available for storage). This post alone takes up about 2,500 bytes. A picture from a phone's camera takes up between 2,000,000 and 8,000,000 bytes each (depending on the resolution of the camera).

    So, the item storage isn't taking up a lot of space on your phone.

    That said, I'm ok with not being able to get rid of items I can't replace. Never know when you might actually want them. However, we really need a better way of dealing with large collections of items in storage. Search would be great! But really anything that would let me locate items in my inventory quickly.

  • If not deleting, but having the ability to 'hide' some items would be useful...anything to be able to organise it for easier use.
  • the town are stored in the server (unless you are unregistered/anonymous) not on phone so even if each item took space it wouldn't be on phone. it's loaded once you enter town and unloaded once closed. that's why it loads fast on faster connections
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  • the town are stored in the server (unless you are unregistered/anonymous) not on phone so even if each item took space it wouldn't be on phone. it's loaded once you enter town and unloaded once closed. that's why it loads fast on faster connections

    Then EA could free space on its servers by allowing us to delete unwanted items. I don't know why we can't delete some items, there are some that have been stored in my inventory for more than 3 years now, they are just pointless.

    To be able to take a picture of our whole town was one amazing addition to the game and got me back to play + GG Realty. GG Relaty was a reliever because I didn't wanted to play anymore for lack of land to design my town.

    The next big upgrade this game NEEDS is to be able to get rid of unwanted items. If it causes problems for programming, maybe we could be allowed to delete after 1 year in the storage or I don't know but please allow us to clean our inventory !
  • Having items in storage does not increase the size of your game on your phone. I want a searchable inventory instead.

    A searchable inventory would be heavenly. o:)
  • I doubt they will ever let us delete stuff. If I remember right, we used to be able to way back at the beginning. When they started bringing free items back for donuts and gave it a bonus, players wanted their items back. It was a nightmare.
  • jtgroth wrote: »
    Willy9292 wrote: »
    How do you know that it doesn’t increase the size of the game on your phone? Your idea of searchable inventory is a good one.

    Because inventory is a database and whether you have 0 or 1 million of the item it's just a number. There is a slot for each item and a quantity. Ps the message that it doesn't increase storage was from one of our most knowledgeable and helpful members. Like a few others, if @EllieGuseman says it is do, it is.
    This has been discussed for ages. I for one am not bothered by inventory. Many are. We appear to be stuck with it. :)

    This.

    The base unit of storage a computer is a byte. When you buy a 8 GB phone, that means that it has 8 billion bytes of storage. When you are writing a program and need to use a number you determine how big of a number you think you will need. Typically it's either 2 or 4 bytes (a 2 byte number can be between 0 - 65,535; a 4 byte number can be between 0 - 4,294,967,295; which is the maximum amount of in game case you can have showing that the game is using a 4 byte number to store how much money you have).

    The database for item storage uses 2 different numbers for each different type of item you store. One number for the identifier of the item (for example, maybe the Brown House is identified by the number 10 and the Bonsai Tree by 826). The second number is the quantity of that item. Most like likely EA is using 2 byte numbers for each of these. Meaning that each type of item in your storage is taking up 4 bytes of your phone memory (If you have 1 or 1,000 Brown Houses in storage it only takes up 4 bytes for that). If you have 250 different items in your storage, it is only taking up 1,000 bytes. 500 hundred different items in your inventory? Only 2,000 bytes. That might sound like a lot, but it isn't (your phone has billions of bytes available for storage). This post alone takes up about 2,500 bytes. A picture from a phone's camera takes up between 2,000,000 and 8,000,000 bytes each (depending on the resolution of the camera).

    So, the item storage isn't taking up a lot of space on your phone.

    That said, I'm ok with not being able to get rid of items I can't replace. Never know when you might actually want them. However, we really need a better way of dealing with large collections of items in storage. Search would be great! But really anything that would let me locate items in my inventory quickly.

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