GW2: Inventory Woes

One of Bhagpuss’ topic starters for Blaugust touched on inventory management, something near and dear to my heart, if only out of sheer desperation at not knowing how to do it correctly and rarely having the inclination to invest the time to do it properly.

Seeing Endalia’s lament and screenshot of their own “Inventory Full” issue in GW2, it’s a little comforting to know that I’m not alone in this matter.

Here’s an appeal out there to all those triggered by messy, chaotic inventories to do a sharing on tips and strategies on just how they manage.

Heck, I’d like to hear speculative ideas on just how MMOs and other games with uncontrollable item drop spam could help those on the “hoarder” side of the tidy spectrum through better game design and inventory management systems (e.g. deposit all collectibles in GW2 at least helps me manage crafting materials/resources.)

In case you think I’m exaggerating for effect, here’s my main’s inventory in GW2.


It gets cleared periodically out of necessity, but a few days of play fills it right up again.

As for every time a festival comes to town, well… *sigh*

The bank has 15 tabs full of something similar to the below. The good news is that we have been allowed 17 tabs, so I have some expansion space if I ever decide to convert gold to gems when desperate; the bad news is that I really don’t want to wind up with two more tabs looking like the other 15.

bank-inventoryfullI have two solo guild banks, into which I’ve taken to storing non-account bound materials, such as extra crafting resources that would block the ‘deposit all collectibles’ limit – which I’ve already expanded to 1250 over time.

(Expanding to a higher limit seems no longer worth it, as many of those slots -e.g. cooking materials, gemstones, etc. – do not really exceed 500-1000. Only the common crafting materials do. Yet, I can’t very well sell mithril on the TP when Astralaria is a long term plan – have you seen the -amount- of Deldrimor steel that needs? GW2efficiency’s crafting calculator says 7200 mithril ore needed in total.)

The problem is serious. Send help.