1 bank alt for cooking reagents (Foodbank)
1 bank alt for crafting recipes
1 bank alt for "normal" crafting mats
1 bank alt for "exotic" crafting mats
1 bank alt for items with non-crafting uses (DMF cards, scarabs, troll coins, dark iron dust...)
The Normal mats are defined as the ones that drop from overworld resource nodes AND/OR follow a systematic, five-tiered naming system, plus ruined leather scraps. Alternatively, they can be defined as the ones that get produced and consumed in mass quantities when leveling primary professions. Therefore they are:
- dusts, shards, essences, and other enchanting and disenchanting shit
- The herbs: black lotus, icecap, sorrowmoss, mountain silversage, dreamfoil, golden sansam, gromsblood, ghost mushroom, blindweed, sungrass, purple lotus, firebloom, dragon's teeth, khadgar's whisker, goldthorn, fadeleaf, liferoot, kingsblood, grave moss, wild steelbloom, stranglekelp, bruiseweed, swiftthistle, briarthorn, earthroot, mageroyal, peacebloom, and silverleaf.
- the ores and bars: truesilver, thorium, mithril, iron, gold, tin, silver, copper
- the five ranks of stone: dense, solid, heavy, coarse, rough
- the five ranks of leathers and hides: rugged, thick, heavy, medium, and light
- the five ranks of cloth and bolts: runecloth, mageweave, silk, wool, and linen
- the overworld gems: arcane crystal, azerothian diamond, huge emerald, large opal, blue sapphire, star ruby, aquamarine, citrine, jade, lesser moonstone, moss agate, shadowgem, tigerseye, malachite
- ruined leather scraps
The "exotic" mats include everything else: dark iron, core leather, felcloth, heart of the wild, black vitriol, fish oil, light feather, black diamond, coal, scorpid scales, venom sacs, etc., and however many pearls, spider silks, etc. there are
This leaves me with room for 5 mains :\
jesus christ man
I've never seen so much planning going into bank alts before, or even anybody having this many bank alts in the first place. I'm not even implying nobody else does this, just I've never seen this before. Honestly I'm mirin, I think I might do a similar setup now
For the first time in WoW history I will have a bank toon to store all my shit while I'm out questing. It saves me time porting back to a city just to sit at the auction house. It would for sure benefit my priest and warrior too.
I was hoping to get along with just one bank alt but let's see, maybe two could be useful, one for actual storage and another to handle the traffic :D. I did have 1+4 or so back in WotLK, though, as I was selling Glyphs on the AH which requires low quantities of a lot of different items.
You should see what I'm like on modern realms, where I have multiple guild banks and stuff is split up by expansion pack
EDIT: here's a screencap of my cooking reagent bank alt on modern realms
My recipe bank alt:
The Burning Crusade page of one of my guild banks:
I thought one was enough!
I am not at this level! Geez I bow to you good sir!
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On private I had ammo/nades storage for my hunters ammo and nades. I had around 10,000 thorium tipped arrows stored and a ton of iron grenades for PvP.
I had 3 level 35 alts with max alch/other for profession cooldowns. Each of these worked as their own alt. One stored mining supplies, one herb and one leather.
Outside of this I had my primary bank alt that I used to list things on the AH, buy things etc. Anything that was created by me and needed to be sold or anything I intended on getting rid of right away, went to this character.
Character names were Ammonades, Miningmats, Herbmats, etc etc etc. This is especially important for hunters because you arent concerned with meat vendors or ammo resupplies anymore... With this level 1 placed in a major city, every mailbox becomes your resupply on the main. You can get meat or arrows anywhere.
So I personally had 5 bank alts, and I had full 16 slots on all of them, and I struggled with space after the server was about 4-5 months old. And I was actively selling shit on the AH but also keeping certain things for future sale depending on the patch. With Classic I am likely going to add another bank alt that is specifically a pack rat that will hoard items I intend to sell in later patches.
You maxed out alchemy on 3 different toons?!?
Yea, and it was super easy/cheap because I was selling profession cooldowns. In some cases I was able to trade profession cooldowns for a big chunk of resources. Leveling professions is way easier than most people ham it up to be. People like to romanticize the difficulty, but its pretty quick and painless if you know how to work the auction house.
Damn that's a nice setup.
I never used the "send mats to an alt while leveling and keep them in the mailbox for a month" tactic for WoW, but this time around I may actually do it. I was always afraid of items getting deleted as a result of me just simply forgetting to return / collect, but I think the mailbox / alt addons can handle this with no issues.
My setup is humble;
- Bank alt to sell on AH / Disenchant (Enchanting rank at lvl 1)
- Mage alt at level 40 in Orgrimmar to sell portals / Alchemy maxed so I can sell transmutes for passive income.
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This is pretty inspiring organizational-wise, but the reminder of the practicality is crucial. Leveling and sending via mail to storage accounts is much better than dealing with optimizing bag space on-the-fly while leveling / leveling profession. Thanks!
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Having more than one bank alt is a waste of time...
I can't imagine how much stuff I've lost just as a result of forgetting to check my bank alts before my game time expired :\
On live I have one "Samwalt" he has a private guild "Gnome-Mart" so I have a lot of space to store things. On Classic there are no guild banks, so I will add more "storage" alts as i need them. I'm just starting out with one: "Sells" to do my auctioning.
What do you guys think is the best level to get a bank alt up to? Is there any disadvantage's of just a level one?
o.0 and i thought I had my stuff figured out.
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