The Daily Grind: What old inventory items in MMOs do you keep around even though they’re dead weight?

    
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Get in, losers.

I should really get rid of my beast tribe currency from Final Fantasy XIV version 1.0, but part of me still holds on to it out of some vague sense that it’s a badge of honor? Or a memoir? Or something. I really should just ditch all of it, but that’s one of the reasons why I continue to go through my inventory every couple of weeks to get rid of useless nonsense and I still find myself all but swamped in it. There are a lot of items to be used, after all.

Of course, inventory management is just part of dealing with things in MMOs; we all have quest items that will never be used in World of Warcraft, for example, or mods that we saved for something in Star Wars: The Old Republic that we have forgotten about and somehow fail to get rid of. So what about you, readers? What things do you know you should probably sell or otherwise drop from your MMO inventories but yet still remain in place despite that knowledge?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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ZenJitzu

In Star Trek Online, I’ve still got old kits that provided visible accessories on your character, even though they were stripped of all stats. Force field keys for missions that no longer exist. Plans from Memory Alpha. Yah, it’d be brutal if I accidentally hit the auto-sort on my bank inventory. >_<
edit: Nearly forgot: almost my entire LOTRO inventory. I'm pretty sure I don't need all that food. Every year or two I log in, wonder why my inventory is completely full of consumables and gifts and wardrobe and just log out again.

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Leiloni

I have two mains in WoW but I play my Holy Pally more than my Priest. That being said, my Holy Pally’s little used bank is like a trip back in time. Invader’s Scourgestone and Minion’s Scourgestone that I believe have been worthless for 10 years. An Argent Dawn commission needed to acquire said stones that has also been worthless for likely 10 years. My Blood Knight tabard that is probably even older than that and that I also don’t need thanks to the transmog system. And yes I have mained this character for the past 2 expansions.

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Mewmew

For some reason I always want to keep my starting gear somewhere. Like “This was mine, it’s unique to this character and I can’t find it as a drop. It’s my weapon that I have some connection to.” and so I waste slots keeping starting gear, far too often.

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Ravven

On my Warcraft main I keep a grey item:

Tear Stained Handkerchief
Item Level 1
“The owner of this item could have probably used a hug.”

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Ashfyn Ninegold

WoW: The Hammer of Zul’Farrak.

I look at it from time to time and think I should discard it, but when I think about what it took to get it and how much fun there was to be had in Zul’Farrak with a hardy band, I give it a pass.

WoW: Vanilla PvP Gear.

Like the Hammer, I’m just not going to get rid of this gear. It took a lot of effort to get it. OMG, how many runs did I do of Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch? I’d watch world chat for something brewing at the Crossroads or the mill and try to get there in time for some open world PvP, just to break up the monotony. Each time I added a piece was a celebration.

It’s part of my history, like the heart-shaped rock under my desk given to me by a scout troop I went camping with in the 1960s. It weighs a ton and my husband calls it Toebreaker, but it’s not going until I do.

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Bullwraith

I have a couple of “trophies” in Rift that I hold onto… “Still-Beating Heart of a Rogue” that was looted from a dead player in a Warfront. And my favorite, the artifact “Short Curly Elven Hair”.

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Zero_1_Zerum

I often keep weapons long after I’ve leveled past their usefulness, or even when they don’t suit my class, if I got them from quest rewards from important NPCs.

It’s not just a staff, it’s the Prophet’s staff.

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Everything. As long as I have empty bank or inventory slots and there is a slight chance it could be used, it gets kept.

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Bereman

Specific holiday consumable items if I can get enough of them.

There’s no real reason for me to have 900 Spriggan Chocolate or over 1200 Realm Reborn Red…

But they’re there.

And no, I’m not getting rid of a single one, except through normal use (having all but two jobs above 70 and the remaining two being in the mid-60s means I’m running out of reasons to have that easy to carry 3% xp buff from the Spriggan Chocolate, but hey, what can ya do?)

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Sorenthaz

In FFXIV I keep like all of the tokens (e.g. primal totems, fate boss currencies, etc) because I never know when I’ll have a use for them. Also stockpiled Pagos and Pyros crystals for whenever I can get another Anemos weapon built up.

In WoW I think both my Horde and Alliance mains had a lot of side items that weren’t converted into toys or transmogs. Also I tended to hold onto crafting mats and various tokens/currencies and whatnot.