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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Should you buy bank tabs or additional bags on your character? What is the best way to increase bag space on your account? Are some methods cheaper than others? I have good news for you; it's time to optimize your bank and bag space!
Look at these two screenshots. What's crazy is that they were taken literally 10 seconds apart. Use your mouse scroll on your silver amount to test out how much you actually need to spend to get 400 or 600 gems. Sometimes there is a big gap even when the amount you're receiving is the same! For example, I could go up to 34 gold 25 silver and still be getting 400 gems. So by scrolling down to 19 silver I got the same number of gems for 5 less silver! Anet, you so sneaky ;).
Now, in terms of optimization, it costs 400 gems to open a character's bag slot or 600 gems to open a bank slot. In terms of gold that is currently around 34 gold for 400 gems and 51 gold for 600 gems. A bank tab is also 30 item slots while a character bag slot is going to be the size of your purchased bag (maximum is 20). Since gossamer bags (20 slots) are selling for 12 gold and silk bags (18 slots) are selling for 3 gold, I definitely would take the silk ones.
So, in comparison, it costs 37 gold for 18 slots on a character and 51 gold for 30 slots in a bank. My analysis here is that you should get enough character bags that you have 50-100 slots and then put the rest of your gold into your bank tabs.
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