I’ve played a decent amount of Marvel Heroes Omega beta this weekend on PS4. I got one character to level 35 or so and so far I’m having fun.
After a long play session though, one thing did start to bug me, and that was inventory management. You collect a lot of loot while tearing through swarms of enemies; I guess some players just ignore most of it but I’m too OCD for that. So I’m constantly filling up on loot then needing to sort through it to see what’s worth saving and what’s worth selling/donating.
The basic way of accessing inventory is through radial menus. You open the main menu, point at Inventory which opens a second radial menu with loot categorized by slot. Then you pick a slot, look at everything, then back out and drill down again to look at another slot. It isn’t bad, really, but after a while it gets tedious.
Happily Gazillion gives us some shortcuts but if you’re as dense as me you might not notice them right away. Ergo this post. First, a screenshot.
You see I’ve used my advanced artistic abilities to highlight two areas.
The first at the top-center is the L2 indicator. Tapping L2 lets you sort items within a slot in various ways. It defaults to By Name but you can cycle through By Rarity, By Defensive Power, By Offensive Power and so on. When you have a ton of stuff in one slot this can be really helpful (it might not be so obvious given I just had a few swords when I took the screenshot).
Second is towards the bottom. By holding R2 you can use the D-pad Left-Right buttons to quickly move from slot to slot. It took me HOURS to notice this and it really helps a lot. It’s much faster then backing out and having to “aim” at the slot you want to look in.
Not illustrated, but when you’re donating gear to a crafter there’s a shortcut in this area to Donate All, so in general keep any eye on this area to learn the various shortcuts they’ve given us. You can also use R2 (hoping I’m remembering that right) at the crafter to switch between your inventory and your stash.
I know for most people all of this will be completely obvious, but like I said, I’m dense and it took me hours of play to notice them. Hope this helps someone else!