The Daily Grind: How much time do you spend inventory-fussing in MMOs?


A few weeks back, Lord of the Rings Online puts its crafting carry-alls on sale for 75% off. It’s over now, so don’t go looking, but they got me. I went in and bought two of them using points I had sitting around. And I kinda hated myself afterward.

See, carry-alls are in my estimation the best way to store stuff, particularly the crafting version, although I love my task carry-all too. The big ones hold 50 items in absurdly huge stacks, they auto-store new stuff, and you can slough them between toons. But in trying to argue that point to a colleague, I found it brought into focus for me just how much of my time and attention (and clearly, currency) in LOTRO is devoted to storing and moving stuff between alts and mules and banks and houses and shared storage and wardrobe and… dang. It’s a lot. And I like fiddly inventories, even, but I am willing to bet I spend more time moving stuff around than actually adventuring, which is nuts.

How much time do you spend inventory-fussing in MMOs?

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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