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#1 Absolutionis

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:09 AM

I'm at that stage in the game when money is still a concern, but I have enough to at least splurge on things that will be worthwhile in the long run. I've also been so miserly that I've gotten through the game with four characters to lvl80 on 8-slot bags alone.

I;m debating whether four 15-slot bags for 2g was a better deal than four 18-slot bags for 10g. It's 12 extra slots for 8g. A friend pointed out that it's not a terrible risk considering bags aren't soulbound and available for swapping between characters or even sold on the TP for minimal loss in the case of severe buyer's remorse.

That being said, what size bags does everyone use on their main character?

Additionally, has anyone found Oiled, Craftsman, and Equipment Bags/Boxes to be of any use?

I'd add a poll if I knew how.
I assume the appropriate place is Trader's Outpost considering it concerns the TP, crafting, and the economics of the game somewhat. Plus, General is full of Acendent-rage.

Edited by Absolutionis, 15 November 2012 - 05:17 AM.


#2 bdatty

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:10 AM

Standard backpack + 3x 18slots + 2x 12slots

#3 Azure Skye

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:18 AM

At the moment, I'm using the 10 slot wool bags. I know i can get better but i salavage what i get most of the time.

Edited by Azure Skye, 15 November 2012 - 05:19 AM.


#4 Daisyspit

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

My lvl 80 main uses 12 slots and gets along fine with that size.  She farms a lot, and rarely runs out of room.  She sells junk and sends crafting mats to the bank a lot.  I like the variety of bags as well, but its not really mandatory.  And no, she has not bought any extra bag slots,

Edited by Daisyspit, 15 November 2012 - 05:24 AM.


#5 Tellia

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

i have only 10 slot, though 2 of my toons have a couple 12 slot bags. i wanted bags for all my alts, and havent been bothered with crafting much anyway, and i have no idea what good bags on the tp cost but i dont care. i dont really find myself needing much more than what i have, probably because i salvage almost everything and so my bags stay relatively empty.

as for the special bags, i find most of them to be useless. the craft bags are no use because i can just deposit materials. the oiled is no use to me because i just let junk collect in the main bag, so that i dont have to worry about management at all. i do however use an equipment box on a couple of my toons, its very useful for weapon swapping between a 2-hander and dual wielding, as without it my offhand weapon would fall into the main bag all the time. i can see the value of invisible but personally dont need them myself.

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#6 AngryTom

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:28 AM

I have 96 bag slots currently,
I want to add five more and up my total number of invisible slots to 20. But that damn 10g rune of holding is the barrier.

Its been super hard to fill them up, even with around 40 slots being filled with my gathering tools, salvage kits, edibles, armors, weapons,and boosters.

#7 Xanarot

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:59 AM

For those 8g, you can get about 800 gems right now which is 2 additional bag tabs if i remember correctly.

So its far cheaper right now to simply buy bag slots with low-slot bag, instead of upgrading the bag itself.


Also, its quite easy to manage space trough salvage kits thanks to the 'deposit collectibles' function.

Edited by Xanarot, 15 November 2012 - 07:02 AM.


#8 Mister Stygian

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

It isn't that hard to find a place to sell. Shelling out for 15 slot bags which I do is kind of a waste, anything over that is just being an idiot.

#9 YggdraAshlander

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

I use 15 slots on every slots on all my character and it's more than enough to hold all the shit i collect while farming CS for hours.
Only exception, I have an 20 slots invisible bag on my main warrior to hold all her weapons / armor / trinkets sets.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

20 slot (default)
3x 12 slot standard bags
1x 12 slot craftsman's bag
1x 18 slot invisible bag (for my MF gear)

I bought 1 additional bag slot, beacause it was cheaper, than getting bigger bags at the time.

#11 Flaming_Foxx

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

I use 10 slot bags (that's what I can craft at the moment) and one of them is an invisible bag which I use for gear and spare tools.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

20 slot default
5x18 normal bags

I got 18 bags for cca 2.15 g each (mats used price), which was an awesome price for me

Before that I had 10 slot bags for a long time and couldn't really work with those especially with Plinx farming. 18 slot bags are fantastic for now.

#13 Nabuko Darayon

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

I'm using 4x 15-bags and imo it's quite enough. With very high MF I can do complete runs though plinx/tar/bm/arena/rakkan to get it full. It depends on how much space your equipment takes space. I have 3 armor sets to I had to go 15-slots, before I did ok with 8=slots.
I wouldn't go 18 or 20... to much money that can be spent on more needed stuff.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

View PostAbsolutionis, on 15 November 2012 - 05:09 AM, said:

I;m debating whether four 15-slot bags for 2g was a better deal than four 18-slot bags for 10g. It's 12 extra slots for 8g.

I think you got prices wrong. unless i bought mine differently.
15-slot bags for 60silver~
18-slot bags for 2g
20-slot bags for 10g

View PostXanarot, on 15 November 2012 - 06:59 AM, said:

For those 8g, you can get about 800 gems right now which is 2 additional bag tabs if i remember correctly.

So its far cheaper right now to simply buy bag slots with low-slot bag, instead of upgrading the bag itself.


Also, its quite easy to manage space trough salvage kits thanks to the 'deposit collectibles' function.

and Xanarot is right. its far cheaper to buy bag slot expansion on your MAIN rather than buying a larger bag.

I think budget is the issue here. how much would you be willing to spurge on your bag spaces.
here's a little breakdown.
current exchange rate is 94silver~ for 100gems
roughly 4g for an extra back pack slot.
roughly 10silver for a 10slot back pack
roughly 20 silver for a 12slot back pack
roughly 60silver for a 15slot back pack
roughly 2gold for a 18slot back pack
roughly 10gold for a 20slot back pack

[Standard Back Pack + 3x 10-slot bags](  50 spaces):  30s
[Standard Back Pack + 3x 12-slot bags](  56 spaces):   1g less
[Standard Back Pack + 3x 15-slot bags](  65 spaces):   2g
[Standard Back Pack + 3x 18-slot bags](  74 spaces):   6g
[Standard Back Pack + 4x 15-slot bags](  80 spaces):   7g
[Standard Back Pack + 5x 15-slot bags](  95 spaces): 11g
[Standard Back Pack + 6x 15-slot bags](110 spaces): 16g
[Standard Back Pack + 7x 15-slot bags](125 spaces): 20g
[Standard Back Pack + 6x 18-slot bags](128 spaces): 24g(pointless if you've already unlock the 7th bag slot)
[Standard Back Pack + 7x 18-slot bags](146 spaces): 30g
[Standard Back Pack + 7x 20-slot bags](160 spaces): 84g

The list above on the time of this post is the cheapest combination of bags in ratio to space and gold.

for the record im using Standard Back Pack +7x 15-slot bags

#15 Raybunny

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

I use the [Standard Back Pack + 7x 15-slot bags](125 spaces) formula.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

The 15-slot bags seem to hit the sweet spot for me, partly because of the steep price curve for the runes needed to make bigger ones. I do find specialty bags useful, so I carry one plain, one craftsman's, one invisible, and one junk (oiled) bag. The junk bag can be only 10 or 12 slots if you "Sell Junk" every now and then as you go. A 15-slot craftsman's is just big enough to hold one tier's worth of common and fine mats (wood, ore, cloth, leather, blood, etc.), so you can just let those accumulate for the primary tier of whatever zone you're in while sending everything else (cooking mats and off-tier items) to the bank whenever you need to make some room in the other packs. A 15-slot invisible bag is more than big enough to hold everything I need to protect, but I can use the extra slots for my salvage kits and spare gathering tools, leaving the regular bags for loot I'm going to salvage or sell.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

backpack + 3 regular 8 slots + 1 invisible 8 slot on all my characters.  keep stuff I need/want to save for special things for bank in the 8 slot and the rest gets salvaged and deposited to bank or merched.  I've never had a problem with this as I've found that most of the time there is either a merchant close enough that I can sell anything I don't want or can salvage most of what I get as drops.  Rares and exotics I usually check the TP as soon as I have enough time after the fight to see if its worth selling there vs. salvaging for ecto or holding it for the genie's toilet.

I think the only time I got close to filling it up was when I completed frostgorge the other day and didn't make a stop at a merchant.

#18 JONO51

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:09 PM

4-slot poverty sacks

#19 Geralt Romalion

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

standard backpack, and 10-slot bags in the other standard slots.
Never needed more room since I sell my things frequently.

#20 Kratimas

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

I have 4 - 15 slotted bags. I put them in this order.
Begginers 20 Slot (which I don't think you can move anyway)
Regular bag
Regular bag
Oiled -- to keep the junk out of my reg. inventory
Invisable -- Becuase I keep an extra weapon and a complete extra set of armor and don't want to accidentally sell it :)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

I have the 7 bag slots each with an 8 bag(If that made sense). I haven't needed more room so unless I start cramping up I'll drop the money for better bags.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:43 PM

15 slot bags on my mains which is the sweet spot imho for inventory vs gold on active characters.

12 slot bags on my alts that hold all my crap since that is the sweet spot with current gem prices and buying character slots + bags for inventory per gold cost.

#23 Copenhagen23

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

15 slot bags with one of them being an invisible bag for my magic find/dungeon gear. Will upgrade to 18s as soon as I get the rest of my Icy Runestones.

#24 squalleonahar

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

The 15 slot bags is the best right now. you have more than enough space and you can save some money.
1 invisible bags to keep your gears, weapons so its doesnt show up when you merchant junks.
the rest are regular 15 slot bags which you can hold everything and it show up on merchant so you can sell them fast.

18 to 20 slot bag are wasted Atm. with that gold you can have way more slot with gems. 1 additional bag slot is 400 gems, just like 3g.
a simple calculation will be: 20 slot bag = 20g, just for rune. with 20g you can get 2000 gems (you get more than that if not event), 2000 gems can get you 5 additional bag slot. 5 additional slot can give you 50 slot with the 10 slot bag which is 1s ea.
so instead of getting 50 slot, you get 20 slot . people might say "but i can sell it later" but what is that later? and what will you use when you sell that 20 slot bags. :D

Edited by squalleonahar, 16 November 2012 - 01:49 AM.


#25 Icharios

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:19 AM

All my characters have 18 slot bags. From my level 11 to my 80'ies.

Its nice, and not too costly.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:32 AM

15's are cheap. I acutally bought all 4, and realized it was too many.

#27 Steadfast Gao Shun

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

I have 6 15 slot bags and 2 invisible ones on my main character, but half of it is filled with stuff like Halloween tonics and different outfits for RPing. For farming, I find having about 40 empty slots or so to be more than sufficient. :)

#28 squalleonahar

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:58 AM

get the 20 slot bags from fractual

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:01 AM

use the 18slot bags myself, but only on main, have few additional bag slots so I have enough space for a while

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:15 AM

im going to say 12 slot average as i leveled up my crafters i made the biggers bag for some of them but the ten slot bags got made for all characters so none have smaller then 10 slot bags. if i get a bit of money aside i might more 20 slot bags for more of my chars





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