I am one of those people who is forever complaining about lack of bag space. I run out of room for things all the time, and often end up deleting valuable items just to clear out some space. I have never really figured out how I run out of room for things, until the other day.
I had a look in my bags, and discovered the following:
- 3 pairs of shoes
- 5 rings
- 3 trinkets
- 3 helms
- 2 chest pieces
- 2 bracers
- 3 pairs of pants
- 2 pairs of gloves.
- 5 sets of shoulders
- 3 belts.
Really, I don’t know why I feel compelled to keep these things, but I am one of those people who finds it hard to throw things away. You never know, they may be useful some day! I have every piece of Warlock specific gear in my bank, and I will never get rid of those. I also have items I crafted which took me a lot of work to make, because I can never bring myself to get rid of those. A great deal of it however, is useless garbage. I still have my Kara ring lying around, not that it will ever be useful, and several other silly items. I know I should throw them out, but every time I go to, my inner pack rat stops me. ‘Awww, but it might be useful…’; ‘What memories that has…’
Help, someone! I have pack rat-itis!
I think pack rat-itis is a common ailment amongst WoW players. I have heard many people wonder why they keep strange items, but then can not bring themselves to throw it out. I myself have kept strange quest rewards, because a small part of me has wondered whether these useless tokens might suddenly become necessary for something. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, right?
Then there are the people who have their bank spaces meticulously organised, with every item carefully catalogued and every useless item discarded. To them, a bank is a useful inventory of items. To me, it’s somewhere to throw my crap at the end of the day, or when I need bag space to raid. Guild banks were a boon for me (and hell for GM’s) – random ore I don’t want? Guild bank! Motes I don’t think I’ll ever use? Guild bank? Glyphs left over that I can’t sell? Guild bank!! Save room in my own bank, and clutter up the guild bank! I suppose this is a small answer to pack rat-itis, any how…
What about your bank? Are you meticulous, or a grubby pig like myself? Eeeek, too many animal metaphors!
Note on the picture: That is my awesome collection of work shoes from this week. I tend to kick them off once I am in the study, so the study is more like my shoe closet. <3 shoes!