Inventory HUD (in my opinion) is a very important feature in the new “mod” Age of Conan. You see, instead of having to click around all over the game to do things with your character, you now have a HUD (head mounted display) which you can use to view your inventory. Now I know that some people are not that fond of cheats, hacks or even hacks that do anything other than just modify the game. But the truth is that this really is very easy to hack into. For those of you out there that are against the new “age” of mods, I understand. But for those of you for whom this is a cool feature and want to be able to easily keep track of your inventory, then the HUD is exactly what you need.
If you want to see your inventory in a more organized manner, you can change the style of HUD that you are using. In the game, you basically have two displays, your “friendly” inventory HUD and your “enemy” inventory HUD. When using the friendly HUD, you basically use your mouse to do all of your inventory functions and when using the enemy HUD, you basically use your keyboard. So when changing from using the friendly HUD to using the enemy HUD, make sure that you are able to see what you are doing with your mouse and keyboard at the same time.
Inventory HUD is very easy to use. There are many different styles of HUD that can be used. Some of them are made to show/hide certain items and equipments, some of them are used to switch between your equipped/ unequipped inventory and the inventory list, and some of them even change how your player character looks when he is wearing/dressing. Also, some of them allow you to zoom in/out and flip through menus. If you are using an older version of the game, you may only be able to see your equipped/ unequipped inventory.
Using an inventory HUD can make inventory management much easier, especially if you don’t know where everything is and how everything works. You can hide/show whatever items you need to and move them around easily. For example, if you are in a crowded city and want to walk to the nearest convenience store, all you have to do is put your player’s hand over the “map” icon, and the area will automatically turn red, and then you just move your player’s hand towards the front door. Your inventory HUD will then show you where your hand needs to be next. This can be used to help you plan out your trips, or to help you quickly find what you are looking for.
However, the biggest problem with using an inventory HUD is that if something happens to your hand or if you lose your footing, you are not always sure where your inventory items are. Sometimes you might not even see an item unless you use your eye, which can cause confusion as you try to remember where it is. Also, using a HUD that shows your inventory in a separate window can mean that you can’t see how many items you have in your bag or how many you still have left.
Inventory HUDs that are provided by third parties make this problem substantially worse, because these add a few more screens to the game – making it harder to track inventory. Inventory HUDs provide a clear picture of your inventory by displaying your bag and hand positions on the screen, and showing you your inventory in a separate window. Using an inventory HUD doesn’t take up any extra space on your screen, allowing you to move freely around and see your inventory without having to alt-tab your browser. But using one of these has its drawbacks. Because inventory HUDs are often not supported by your browser, they will only work properly if you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox – which means that your players won’t be able to see the inventory HUD at all.