We had a fun session in Guild Wars 2 yesterday, exploring deeper into the Auric Basin zone of Heart of Thorns. We even got our first go at a big meta-event in the Forgotten City of Tarir, rather surprisingly since we hadn’t progressed the expansion storyline this far as yet and the nearest gate seemed impassable when we passed it while exploring.
The event was well progressed by the time we managed to find our way down to the central hub (a k a Legacy Pillars). Four groups of characters were simultaneously fighting giant Octovines – we did our best not to do anything wrong while still contributing.
After the vines were slayed, the zerg united and charged down into a series of impressive under chambers. We ignored story spoilers as much as possible and just hit the odd champion monster while marvelling at the sheer abundance of Exalted chests in every successive chamber.
Seriously, this city and its meta-event are an actual Aladdin’s cave. So much loot. Naturally our inventories are mostly full of all the stuff we’ve been rapidly accumulating as we get back into playing the game regularly. Loot has always been numerous in GW2, even if the majority isn’t that useful. With this event and similar though inventory space becomes a real headache. When you’re following a zerg, around an unfamiliar event chain (as most still are to us in this expansion) and your inventory is constantly filing, the lack of back space is a real negative aspect.
We’ve not played much in the more recent era of the game so money is still pretty limited on our characters. At the moment, other than a couple of larger event bags I snagged way back (e.g. Ancient Karka Shell Box), my characters bags are mostly 12 slot at most. That doesn’t give me that much room for all vast array of potions, harvesting gear, quest items, gear upgrade items and keys (or equivalents).
Of course there are easy solutions: we could burn our limited funds on crafted bags from the Black Lion auction house, we could put down some real cash to buy extra bag slots per character or I could knuckle down and finish leveling armorsmith to make some bigger boxes (e.g. the 20 slot Orichalcum Box). There are advantages and disadvantages to all of them I suppose, I’d rather not pauper my main character just to expand his inventory; likewise I’ve just bought the twin expansion deal twice so spending more cash on gems will have to wait a while. The third option just requires me to get on with some mat farming and power crafting leveling, so I guess I’ll give that a go, anything to not constantly see the overflow window popping up…