I have plenty of experiences hoarding items in games, but the strangest one of all has nothing to do with the “saving it for a rainy day that never comes” situation.
No, my hoarding story is from Firewatch. I hoarded books. Those of you who’ve played Firewatch might recall that the game has no inventory. There’s just the item you can hold in your free (non-radio) hand. If you want to look at your map or your compass, you have to set whatever you’re carrying down. I carried every book I found, one by one, back to my watchtower and put it on my shelf. I was distraught when the ending of one day required me to set down my book so I could interact with something in the world and relieved when I was able to return to that spot and the book was still there.
I’m not sure why I did it. I think I did the first one just to see if I could, and then I kept doing it–I guess because it felt like something Henry would do. After all, he needs something to pass the time in his watchtower, and isn’t that why the rangers left books in the supply caches to begin with?