Posted 29 December 2013 - 04:17 AM
So anyway i've been reading the "common gw2 questions" or w/e the thread was called and something that came on my mind was that you only started with 30 bank storage slots and had to buy the rest with gems which you got through real life money. Now in gw1 i have 140 filled storage slots in my bank and was just wondering if any of you feel like the small bank storage is a big problem in general? Also i read that you can also buy in-game weapons, armors etc with these gems, so is there a 'pay to win' thing going on in gw2? Summary: Wondering if its essential for a future 'big-time' gw2 player to buy gems to succeed, or does it work fine w/o purchasing stuff with real life money? How many of you level 80 guys have bought gems and does it make a decently huge impact if you dont?
Thanks for the future replies, will hold up buying gw2 untill i've gotten a few replies here or just after i've done some research.
Also sorry for any grammatical errors, english isn't my mother-language.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 06:15 AM
Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:11 AM
The bank slots are indeed small, but on the other hand you have a whole number of banks for specific items like a bank for food, a bank for crafting materials, a bank for minipets and such. The actual bank would probably only be used to a certain extent, which 30 slots could often surfice to cover. You can still buy additional storage, should it still become a problem.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:42 AM
As for the bank tabs, buying 1 new bank tabs will cost you around 42g, a sum that can be farmed in 1 day for hardcore players spending 3-4 hours/day on making gold, 1-2 weeks by more casual players.
But you will only need to buy new bank tabs once you fill the first 30, which will take a while (unless you hoarde and save worthless crap items). You'll be well into your 3-4th level 80 char before that happens. Just like in gw1 you have a collectibles tabs for mats and such so they don't take up any of your "normal" bank space.
In short, it's a non issue.
The only gear type items you can buy in the gem store are skins, these skins need to be applied to gear with stats to be used. There is 0 pay2win in gw2. At most there's a little "Pay4convenience" going on, but only a very little.
Edited by Senatic, 29 December 2013 - 09:48 AM.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:47 AM
You can purchase more space if you want, it costs about 600gems. You can purchase them through money irl or through gold if you are good at saving up and farming as the rates are really bad.
Gems can be converted to gold as well, which I don't know if is a p2w thing. However, their rates are nowhere near the rates of real gold in the game, so you lose money converting unless you purchase illegally.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:41 AM
1-Bank slots are limited to 30 at the start, but you also get a free storage pane that holds all raw materials and many craftable recipe items, meaning most of the items you get go there if you want them to.
2- You can buy extra bank slots with either gems, or by converting in-game gold to gems. There is no set amount, as the price changes depending on supply/demand.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:12 AM
Gem store in this game is convinience in general, even if you want something badly you can buy it with gold for a copule of days's farm.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:26 PM
As far as bank space - auction every blue/green/yellow (that you cant use) you get and you can right click crafting mats to your "collectibles" bank slots. You do everything purely free, its just gonna take a while. I myself, i buy gems. $10 every 2 weeks so i can buy bank space, because i dig supporting the game.
Edited by Veji, 29 December 2013 - 01:28 PM.
Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:34 PM
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