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#1 thedeapee


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

My main problem in the beta was always bag space. Say I plan on starting the game with a hefty gem purchase, how do you convert those gems into more bags?

Do I have to sell the gems on the auction house, then buy more bags, again on the auction house?

I noticed there were some when I was crafting, but I plan on leveling my warrior and Ranger first so I don't plan on taking up the light armor profession on either of those characters.
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#2 Zorpen


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:01 PM

Heavy armor professions can craft "bags" too, they are called boxes ;)
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#3 PoisonedTea


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:30 PM

deposit all collectables button
sell all junk button

you can craft them
or buy them

there is so many ways to get rid of junk in your bags it ridiculous. I never even filled 2 bags in the beta.
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#4 That Happy Cat

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:33 PM

PvP rank rewards often give bags. Doesn't take long to get a few 8 or 10 slots.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:36 PM

Heavy armor professions can craft "bags" too, they are called boxes ;)

There are cloth and leather bags, and then the boxes, so all three armor-crafting professions can make 'bags'. They are functionally the same, until you get to the specialty 20-slot ones, which can have some minor differences.

EDIT: To clarify on those minor differences:
- 20-slot heavy armor boxes can have the ability to automatically sort weapons and armor that you pick up into that box instead of just placing it in the first available spot in your inventory
- 20-slot leather bags will (I think) sort crafting materials into them first
- 20-slot cloth bags will (I think) sort junk into them first

All three also have the option for 'invisible' or 'reinforced' versions, where the contents of that bag does not appear when you are selling at a merchant.

Edited by Beta Sprite, 31 July 2012 - 02:38 PM.

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#6 Myramar


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

hi there. Inventory management is way cheaper than buying new bag-slots.

- crafting materials are known as "collectibles". You can use the "deposit all collectibles" button in your inventory options to send those materials directly to your account bank (notice, you can access the bank at every crafting station, or in the bank, ofc)
- there are many merchants: every karma vendor can also be used to sell stuff, also the repair-npcs, and ofc every merchant in GW2 (some npcs become merchants after you completed a dynamic event with them. heart-npcs become karma vendors once you completed the renown region heart.)
- use salvage tools to gain crafting materials out of salvage-items, or get crafting materials out of items you don't want/need anymore and you don't want to sell. (then deposit crafting materials).

also, enlarge your inventory by using new bags. Various crafting professions can craft new bags (not only tailor). They can craft 8-slot bags really early, and 10 slot bags later on. They can also craft a variety of bags, such as invisible bags (do not appear at vendors. you can store important stuff there), crafting bags (there, crafting materials are stored if possible), and also equipment bags (where weapons and armor goes in first, if possible).
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:39 PM

I noticed that all the armor crafting professions can create 12-slot bags eventually. Do the bags in the store offer more slots?

Personally I didn't have too many problems with bag space during BWE3. When the message popped up that my inventory was full, I sent all the collectibles to my bank. I also had salvage kits on me to convert all the unwanted armor/weapons into more materials.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:41 PM

For starters, you can get a ton of bags just doing sPvP. I usually got 8 and 12 slot bags, but they'll do until you start doing some crafting. And as PoisonedTea said, depost collectibles. You can do that wherever you are, and there's no penalty for doing so.
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#9 Xrux


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:01 PM

yes lol all the above...

trick is not to forget to do those things as you find yourself with full bags during a major de boss fight or siege lol like me..

but you can always stop for a second and go salvage...

now in this situation in the field, the merchant golem could come in handy. i supect this to be a nice friend i higher level ones, but certainly in Orr from what i hear about that pit.
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#10 Tikal


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:59 PM

It took me like 2-3 hours sPvP in BWE3 to have all bagslots filled with 10slotter bags
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#11 Bobby Sox

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 04:38 PM


As has been said, all 3 armor crafting disciplines can craft bags. 8-slot bags are available from the moment that you pick up the discipline. For an Armorsmith, it will take 10 Bronze Ingots per 8-slot bag; for a Leaherworker, 10 Rawhide Leather Squares; for a Tailor, 10 Bolts of Jute. At crafting level 25, you can also discover the 2 "special" 8-slot bag types per profession (Invisible plus Equipment, Oiled, or Craftman's), by just adding 3 Piles of Glittering Dust or 3 Bone Chips (Tiny Scales for the Armorsmith) to the 10 basic refined materials in the discovery tab.

Each time you reach a new tier (75 crafting levels), you will open up access to the next largest bag size, which simply requires 10 of the equivalent tier materials and an appropriate Rune of Holding from the nearby NPC.

You could purchase bags that others have placed on the trading post with gold, as well, but from my experience in the BWEs, you will be paying multiple times what the materials (and Runes of Holding, at higher tiers) would cost you if you just bought the base materials and crafted them yourself.

Also, always carry a salvage kit or two with you. Salvage almost everything, "Deposit All Collectables" often, and "Sell Junk" at every merchant that you come accross. This should keep plenty of space in your bags. It's a little rough at first, but as you increase the size of your bags, things will get easier on you.

There are cloth and leather bags, and then the boxes, so all three armor-crafting professions can make 'bags'. They are functionally the same, until you get to the specialty 20-slot ones, which can have some minor differences.

You can craft 8-, 10-, 12-, 15-, and 18-slot versions of these bags, too. You just have to discover them in the discovery pane. You only automatically learn the basic recipes each 75 crafting levels.

- 20-slot leather bags will (I think) sort crafting materials into them first
- 20-slot cloth bags will (I think) sort junk into them first

You have those 2 backwards, but otherwise, yes, that is correct.

Do the bags in the store offer more slots?

There are no bags in the store. There are bag slot unlocks, which simply open up one more space for you to put a 5th, 6th, or 7th bag on a single character. You still have to obtain the physical bags to put in those slots in one of the normal ways, though.

Edited by Bobby Sox, 31 July 2012 - 04:48 PM.

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#12 NeHoMaR


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

I don't remember having inventory problems in about 100 hours I have played the game. I remember only one full inventory with a character I played in WvW only, from level 2 to level 10, because you cannot just "teleport to town" in WvW, 'cause you will end walking a lot to return to original place.
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#13 Vapor


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

I completely filled my bag slots whether it from the armor crafting skills or through leveling in sPvP. It isn't too difficult to fill up the bag space.
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#14 ylistra


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:46 PM

In BWE an 8 slot bag was only a 2 silver on auction house. Seems a waste to buy it with RL money.
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