This page discusses a defunct game mechanic. It has never been in use and was withdrawn before it was ever implemented.
Carrying Capacity refers to the maximum number of items you could carry in your inventory, back during the days when Jick planned to limit inventory sizes. Containers were originally designed to give players more space when the limit was imposed. There was, for many years, an equipment slot for containers, but almost no items could actually be placed into it. This was because early on, it was decided that limited carrying capacity was a bad idea, and the idea was dropped during a semi-open discussion stage without ever being implemented (many people already had many more items than the limited inventory sizes would have supported). The original three container items - Mr. Container, the hemp backpack, and the Newbiesport™ backpack - were devised but never released; however, some of them were created as a result of arbitrary item-creation bugs (or item-duplication bugs, once the originals had been hacked into existence) and still exist in the game, although they are extremely rare. Because carrying capacity was never implemented, these items were entirely useless until February 12, 2006, when enchantments that slightly increased item drops or meat drops were added to them. A custom container item, the Radio KoL Coffee Mug, was created around this time and given to KolMohDee. A fifth container-type item - the TÎ¤◊lisman of Baiø‡ - was introduced into the game in April of 2010, as a drop from the Baby Bugged Bugbear familiar, which could be purchased from Mr. Store. It has two effects that cancel each other out, so it essentially does nothing.
Containers were officially removed from the game on June 28, 2012. With the exception of the Radio KoL Coffee Mug, which became an accessory, all of the containers were folded into the newly-created back item slot.
|Mr. Container||container||back item||1000||3||+3% Item Drops from Monsters|
|hemp backpack||container||back item||300||2||+2% Item Drops from Monsters|
|Newbiesport™ backpack||container||back item||100||1||+1% Item Drops from Monsters|
|Radio KoL Coffee Mug||container||accessory||0||200|
|TÎ¤◊lisman of Baiø‡||container||back item||200||200||
Bonus Carrying Capacity
|box-in-the-box-in-the-box||accessory||off-hand item||Carrying Capacity +70||+3% Meat from Monsters|
|box-in-the-box||accessory||off-hand item||Carrying Capacity +50||+2% Meat from Monsters|
|box||accessory||off-hand item||Carrying Capacity +30||+1% Meat from Monsters|
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