Not going to resurrect an old thread (since that is against forum rules) so I'll start a new one.
Please consider adding a button to auto sort and/or auto stack inventory buttons.
It is especially annoying and time consuming sorting through data samples. A lot of the icons look the same with only subtle colour differences. It would make it much more easier if different items could stack together with a click of a button. Especially after transferring to the bank. I can sometimes spend 10-15min just working through the data samples making sure they match up correctly so that they stack. If there was a button, I would just transfer the samples across to empty slots then click the button and it would auto stack the same samples. And of course not just samples, but other items like food, hyposprays etc
With auto sorting I was thinking that would just rearrange the inventory so that like items are grouped together. So all samples will group together, all weapons group together etc and in sequential order (e.g. Weapon IV, Weapon V, Weapon VI, etc)
Please add this function into the inventory system!
Fair enough on auto sorting - but auto stacking is needed. I think auto stacking is something everyone will want to use.
With regards to auto sort: how about this? what if they come up with a way for people to be able to set up sorting rules? So when you click the auto sort button, it will sort inventory using the rules you've set up. (this reminds me of the player made inventory mods found in World of ******** where you can specify how you want the inventory to get sorted/grouped)
Samples, Batteries, Commodities and alike already stack automatically, and it kinda makes sence that you can't stack weapons, engines and pets (althoug, i'd love to see a tower of selaths stacked xD ).
IS it gear you want to stack, or is it several smaller sample piles you want to auto stack into one?
An user-defined sorting system would render my concerns null indeed.
They don't auto stack when you move them into the bank. And like I mentioned, its not always easy to work out which sample icon matches with which, especially when you're feeling a little tired or whatever hehe I've had a few times where I would be transferring a sample thinking its a match then find I just swapped the samples around instead of stacking them because they look too similar.
I just thought of an alternative to having an auto stack button - what if when you have the Bank screen open, you right click an item in your inventory it will move the item to the Bank and at the same time auto stack to like items (so right click a data sample in your inventory, when its moved across to the bank, it will automatically stack with existing samples in the bank).