April 28, 2023
Wizard101 Bank UI Rework
For wizards who explored the Spring 2023 Test Realm, you may have caught a sneak peek of the Bank UI rework being tested for player feedback. After showcasing a rough implementation of the new UI, the Devs held onto the new feature to make adjustments to feedback. A month after the Spring Update, the UI changes are finally here!
These new changes aim to add tools and clean up to both the Bank and Shared Bank UIs. This rework has been a long time coming as players amassed endless amounts of gear, furniture, and reagents making it extremely difficult to find items in a timely manner. For those familiar, the Backpack Butler was added a few years back to help search through a single wizard’s entire inventory. It unveiled new UI features many players wanted to see implemented elsewhere in the game and now we finally have it on the Bank UI.
General Bank UI
The UI changes add a several new features to alleviate the burden on players to find their items quickly. Between new identifiers, filters, or just general UI clean up, there’s a lot going on and it all looks fantastic.
Previously the only real way to identify gear was by its name. Now 3 additional bits of information are displayed for all items. The Item’s school, level or rank, and quantity. All 4 of these can be toggled to sort the items by their respective identifier, similar to the way we do in the bazaar.
In the bottom of the Bank UI, a bar has been added. Just like the Backpack Butler, this new tool is a Search Bar that will filter out all items that don’t contain the given phrase. This will make searching the bank really easy, especially if you know what you’re looking for.
Additional UI Changes
Other changes include an expanded display image of the selected item. Sitting next to the Trash icon is the Quick Sell button. And last but not least, along the top of the Bank there are now two arrows instead of one. This allows users to move back and forth between the pages instead of cycling through the entire bank in one direction.
Shared Bank UI
The Shared Bank shares a lot of the same features as the Bank. However, the notable difference is that the Backpack and Shared bank allow players to move additional items across characters including jewels, reagents, and pet snacks. So there are a couple additional features to help sort through all of those.
Reagents have now been sorted into a bunch of different categories. They include All Reagents, Harvest, Harvest Rare, Shop, Drop, Event, and Pet Snacks are at the end. This now mirrors what players see in the crafting pages of their spell book. During test realm there was ample feedback asking specifically for these icons and the Devs delivered. You might be wondering what about spellements? Well great news, they’ve been moved to their own section!
Spellements now take up the page after reagents and pet snacks, but before the jewels and pins. Giving them their own area let allows the UI to sort them by school. I must admit this is better than what many players were asking for and definitely a great change to the bank. Check out the full display below.
The changes are certainly a welcome sign, but there are definitely other systems I hope to see get an improvement next. The Bazaar is a big one, likely one of the few other systems on par with the bank. There are numerous items players could spend time sifting through so it only makes sense to visit that next.
What do you think of the new Bank UI improvements? Let us know in the comments down below.