Sort of the flip side of the last post when I was wondering what we should commit ourselves to crafting as a group. What do you think you is worth some money in the Station Cash Store? What should we consider buying?
There are some choices.
Appearance Items – A matter of taste I suppose. Not sure I need a giant mushroom hat or a cosmetic pet. But I did buy the bunny hat.
Bags – 44 slot bags are 550 to 750 SC and they actually show up on you character as backpacks. Interesting if you want that look. Standard bags are 50 SC for 16 slots to 150 SC for 24 slots. A 24 slot bag is 4 gold on the broker at the moment, so I would probably buy from the broker.
Character Packs – If you want to play one of the races outside of humans, half-elves, barbarians, or erudites. While I have played a dwarf, I generally go half-elf or barbarian. And having a gold account at the moment, all the classes are open to me.
Consumables – Exp buffs, ability buffs, and the dreaded Wand of Obliteration. Only 50 SC for that.
Expansions – If I want the Velious expansion, it is 4300 SC, or 9700 SC for the collector’s edition. Seems a bit pricey, but I am a long way from needing that content, and if I wait long enough they might give me a free level 90 character.
Housing – Real money for virtual decor. I’ll stick with in-game carpenters.
Legends of Norrath – I’ve never gotten into the game, so no draw there for me.
Mounts – I actually considered buying a fast mount for Station Case… until I saw them. I do not feel the need to have a mount that screams “Everybody look at me!” I’ll save up for a plain horse.
Services – Well, the guild charter came from there. Not sure I’ll need the name/race change stuff any time soon.
Tradeskill Components – Buy a stack of 200 common harvestables for 50 SC or 5 rares for 250 SC. I suppose, in a pinch.
Equipment – Saved for last, since these are the items that compete with trade skills.
A weapon is a possibility. I wouldn’t invest at lower levels, where you might out grow it fast.
But at high levels a master crafted sword for 100 SC might seem like a deal. Shields run in the same price range, but for some reason I am not as enthusiastic about paying a buck for an in-game shield.
Armor is a little more expensive, 250 SC to 750 SC depending on the level, but again it is master crafted.
And then there are arrows. 50 SC will get you 5 stacks of vendor quality arrows.
I’d level up a woodworker before I’d bother spending Station Cash on those.
On which items would you spend Station Cash? Or would you spend any at all?