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Farahn
12-24-2010, 11:36 AM
<p>Oh lordy, I can't even describe the horrific mess I've created in just a few short days. </p><p>I hate to share this secret with everybody but I absolutely stink when trying to quest with weapons and armor and those things called combat arts.  No, I really really do!  Sooo, what else would I do but decorate.  I'm a born Creative so I figured decorating would be my form of combat...  you know, help others combat the dreaded DA - decorating arts.</p><p>Well, recently I was invited to a training session by a very well respected player and guild member.  He is among the elite record makers in the combat world.   Why would I say no to that...other than I'd make a complete fool of my short, stubby, halfling self?  Bristlebane lives deep within so,  "YES!"  I exclaimed, without an ounce of fear.  I had already committed mass genocide on my guildies NUMEROUS times in the past, he as my witness/victim. </p><p>We had the infamous chat....you know, how updated are your spells, do you use poison, DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR JOB IS IN A GROUP . . . .  During this chat I was digging thru my bags full of home items to find some poisons I was sure I bought 8 or 10 seasons ago.  SOMEHOW, unsure exactly how, I opened a trade window and immediately tried to give him a beautiful vile.... you know, the red bottle with the crooked neck?  It's old but I love it. </p><p>"DECLINED"  Hrmpfh,  It was an accident that I tried to give it to him but he could have at least taken it and said thanks.....well, maybe not.  I really really love that bottle.</p><p>So anyway, you get the basic idea of how this evening started.  After about 3 intense hours at the training dummies and in serious chat he was ready to upgrade my lovely armor.  I was heartbroken.... my armor matched my hair and was quite suitable for decorationg as well.  He begins to trade and all of a sudden I realize NO ROOM.</p><p>This next assigned lesson required me to  empty my bags, many of them each with many pockets and hidey holes and all filled with decorating stuff.  I made a quick bank run to pile the stuff in the bank.  No time to move things around, I just dropped the item where it would fit.  I was fearful that he would give up on me so I did not want to dillie dallie (even tho its the halfling way).</p><p> Then another transfer of bag stuff was required so I made another dump....  first in my storage and then into shared..... Oh wait, then there's the house vault which is conveniently accessed thru the guild door.  WHOOT!  More storage to empty my bags.  Next thing I know......my stuff is everyplace.  I'd be surprised if I didnt litter the guild hall with crap that was falling out of my bag while I was running around like a jumjum crazed halfling. </p><p>I didnt think about the mess I was making.  I was real excited that I was finally going to learn to stay alive...and better yet, stop getting my guildies killed when I did accept that rare invite to partake in activities that required a weapon and a few viles of poison.</p><p>I am so pleased AND proud to share that several grueling hours of training both on the field and off has paid off and I can actually keep myself alive not to mention the deeper understanding of what it means to be a halfling of my real profession, which happens to be a brigand.</p><p>Today is a different story!  I stand before my storage and am flabbergasted at the grotesque mess I made.  Now I ask for YOUR help. Please, please might some of you share your organizational methods.  I figure this is my week of learning. </p><p>HOW DO YOU:</p><p>-organize for commission work</p><p>-organize your vaults with your own belongings</p><p>-organize your bags when crafting for  a  commission'd job</p><p>Not asking for help seems to have gotten me where I ended up with my combat disabilities.  I won't make that mistake again.  I will now ask when needed and encourage everybody to do the same.</p><p>With loads of giggles and too many pepermint bucklers to ever use in a lifetime,</p><p>Bibbony of Antonia Bayle</p>

Indabuff
12-24-2010, 11:50 AM
<p>Thanks so much for the smile. I read this forum last as its always a positive experience. The negativity inthe other forums is sometimes hard to take but I read them as I want to keep up with whats new.</p><p>Anyway, organization, hmmm, well I have not found any secrets for that, but I did make a couple ofstorage toons. One that is just for holiday stuff and I can just go into her house and dump my packs inthere....lol</p><p>Happy Holidays to all</p>

Jexi
12-24-2010, 12:11 PM
The major thing I do is remember which bag/box holds what area of decorating. My vault slots are stored furniture I may need but not ever immediately. My shared bank is for furniture all my alts need. My inventory always has last 2 bags as current decorating project in progress. My regular bank ends up overflow, & then there's my BROKER. I don't sell much on the broker, but almost all the sales crates on the broker are storage for commissions. I then go to the players house with a market board, slap that on the wall, and start removing and decorating. I know my system isn't perfect, but its kind of the way I have been doing it for years. If you continue to run out of room, the only other option is to make an alt and hold only specific furniture in the middle of the living room.

Farahn
12-24-2010, 12:39 PM
<p>Jexi.....THE SALES TRUNKS...  Oh goodness, what a super idea.  I never do more than one commission at a time so thats perfect.</p><p>Indabuff ... alt storage is a fabulous idea for my stuff.  then theres no mistake about who belongs to what.</p><p>Thanks guys!  Looking forward to what others have to say so keep on coming . . .</p><p>Bibbs</p>

Andowen
12-24-2010, 02:36 PM
<p>My storage system is kind of a combination of the previous ideas.</p><p>I use alts with storage houses which hold specific items in mass quantities, a city faire alt which hold about 100 of each tile type for example. And I combine this with having a bunch of furniture shelves in the broker slots which hold smaller quantities of items I use for almost every project, for example normally around 20 of each tiles, for fast access so I don't have to run to the storage house that often.</p><p>In my bank I keep no-trade items and unique items. I try to keep shared bank somewhat clear cause I trade a lot of collectibles and gear between all my toons.</p><p>Think I have one strongbox in vault assigned for each holiday, I probably should make use of the new moving crate changes though..</p>

Farahn
12-24-2010, 05:28 PM
<p>what changes to the moving crate are you talking of? </p>

Jexi
12-24-2010, 06:26 PM
<p><cite>Farahn wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>what changes to the moving crate are you talking of? </p></blockquote><p>The moving crate can be now used as storage and it holds the equivalent to what your house holds. I forgot about that. I have extra furniture there now since it doesn't count against item space anymore.</p>

Senya
12-25-2010, 07:35 AM
<p>My carpenter, at all times, keeps on her person in a dedicated bag a market board, an empty personal depot, a woodworking table, portable crafting tables (2.0) and of course the harvest bag.  </p><p>In her house vault is 1 storage box with 2 stacks of each sandpaper, 1 stack of each filament, and 1 stack of each coal.  There's another storage box with things like candy corn and love notes.  The other 4 boxes are filled components I commonly use but that are faction purchased and/or heirloom items (erudite bookcases, plates of cheese, etc)</p><p>In her broker vaults are 6 eucalyptus furniture shelves.  Each one holds a selection of city fest items (box 1 is Kelethin, 2 is Gorowyn, etc)</p><p>I have a 2nd toon that is just a mule.  Her broker slots are full of eucalyptus furniture crates.  2 are full of items from the moonlight enchantments (1 for various tiles, 1 for everything else), 2 are for dropped (but common) house items, and 2 are for mastercrafted items that I've accumulated extra.  In her house vault is various holiday items.  When I get a new project I rally flag her to the location and park her until the job is finished.</p><p>All that is for commission work.  I can access my broker boxes and my house vault all from the market board no matter where I am, which makes decorating in an opposite aligned city MUCH easier.  I've got a depot for raws, a woodworking table on hand, and in the event I need another table I've got portables.  I rarely need to leave a house until it's finished this way.</p><p>In my mule's house I store extras that won't fit in my various furniture crates on the broker and when those boxes get low/empty I replenish with stuff out of that house/moving crate.</p><p>I keep things like no trade/heirloom and items from my collection quests, rare/very expensive items, and furniture from guide events in my personal bank since those are just for my personal use.</p>

Farahn
12-25-2010, 08:34 AM
<p>Senya, What organization.  I have never thought of a rally flag with an alt.....superb idea.  Seems like the common theme is an alt.  I started working on sorting things yesterday and have already used some of these ideas.  Thanks to all of you for such great input.</p>

krizet
12-27-2010, 01:28 PM
<p>WOW! These are some great insights into the crafters' storage... I have always had room trouble since i keep two stacks of every raw and rare in my shared banks... It really does take a lot of room, but at least it is accessible to all the crafting toons I have...</p><p>If anyone has more ideas about where to store all of that stuff, it would be appreciated. I know there are Harvest Depots... Are these just for GH? Or are there personal depots? If so, on either locale, do they hold every single unique kind of raw and rare? I guess I missed that info somewhere and that is why I never invested in one...</p><p>My other problem is that my main avatar does all the decorating, but also has too many clothing items in her own bank and not enough room for decorating items without having to constantly switch toons for items..</p><p>Ach! My world is a mess! Love to hear more ideas and thank you all in advance <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Katz
12-27-2010, 02:41 PM
<p>Well...in theory I was going to have one toon hold lore and legend parts, one hold collectibles that some toon might need some day, and park all the house items in some toons house.</p><p>In reality, I end up with bank, house vault and bags full and even started using some of my broker boxes to store items.</p><p>What's really bad is when you go do one of those sf instances in vasty deep and then have to destroy stuff in your inventory just to be able to pick up quest items.   *sigh*  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/499fd50bc713bfcdf2ab5a23c00c2d62.gif" border="0" /></p><p>I don't do commission crafting really, just help out some guildies at times.  Some of these suggestions would help me out in those situations.  <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Geden
12-27-2010, 09:19 PM
<p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Lol nice to see so many great suggestions! </span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">I have a combination of what other ppl do:</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">1.Broker - all my toons live in 6br homes, with vault expanders. I hold all festival items on broker in furniture shelves. As well as extra sandpaper for my carpenter, and sometimes extra materials</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">2. House vault - I reserve house vault for lore and no-trade items, as well as seasonal items (because broker is filled up<img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> ). Also, by convention, I hold all appearance/effect items for my characters in their vaults too, this way it is like a closet with outfits to choose from <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">3. Moving crate - seasonal and things that I know I will not use for awhile. Now that the item count does not include the moving crate we literally have 200-700 storage spots, yey!</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">4. Bank as with everyone else - single character has almost all decorating stuff and materials for his/her trade (in case guild hall does not have rent paid, etc.)</span></span></span></p><p><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Hope this helps you </span></span></span><img src="/eq2/images/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" /><span style="color: #99cc00;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">          </span></span></span></p>

Reality
12-30-2010, 01:15 PM
<p>So many great ideas!! And for me also - many of the same ideas as the rest..</p><p>Personally I am not a huge fan of using my alts to store decorating things. It turns into a log-in, log-out fest - checking each toons bags, bank, vault, sales crate for that one item I could have just purchased off the broker for a couple of plat and saved my time! All or most decorating items stay on my main or in one alts house that I use as a storage facility for easy viewing.</p><p>I DO use my alts to sell off items I dont want in order to preserve space in my sales crates for decorating purposes.  I am a huge fan of this!  I have 3 sales boxes that only hold items specifically to decorate with - grotto items, frostfell, Erolissi, rare furniture etc.  I think what I like most about using sales crates.. is that items STACK!! And the name of the item is written next to it.  No more mousing over 20 different flooring tile icons to find the ONE mossy square among the rest.  </p><p>My house vault has stacks of fuels, lore housing items, and old armor that for some reason that I cannot recall holds special value and I just dont have the heart to sell, or give to the gods..</p><p>Personal bank I keep my collection of robes lol, quest items/rewards from way back when.. and some holiday fare such as frostfell wreaths, trees, bats and jack-o-lanturns.  Really it just gets used as a dumping ground for things  know I wont use or need anytime soon or ever.</p><p>Shared bank - rares, collection items, L&L items, heirloom gear and coin.. that's about it. </p><p>Personal bag space I go through waves of them being filled to capacity to just about empty.. I am terrible about keeping those items in check. </p><p>~ L ~</p>