Just was wondering what your opinions would be about what is a better use of gems, a bag space or a bank tab?
Lets look at the facts:
A new bag slot costs 400 gems. The largest bag currently in the game is 20 slot. In order to make it, you need a superior rune of holding that can only be bought from a vendor for 10g. This means creates a 10g minimum for player trades. Along with the rune, it requires 10 of the highest level crafting materials (10 Orichalcum Ingots, 10 Cured Hardened Leather Squares, or 10 Bolts of Gossamer). Also, keep in mind that the bag slot is per-character only. On the other hand, it can be accessed anywhere. You can only purchase 2 for a total of 7 bag slots. With only 5 character slots to start with that's 200 potential extra space without purchasing more characters slots.
A new bank tab expansion costs 600 gems. Its gives you 30 more bank slots. It is also accessible to all of your characters. You need to pay gems for a mobile banker to access it anywhere or be restricted to the bankers for access. You are limited to 7 extra tabs which means 210 extra space possible for an account.
+ Storage isn't essentially split between characters
+ Items can be accessed anywhere without spending more gems
+ More potential storage if more characters slots are bought
- Big gold investment (10g min / bag) to maximize gem investment
- Other characters on account can't access it
- Can only add 200 slots without buying more characters
+ All characters on account can access it
+ No gold investment necessary
- Essentially shared space between characters
- Need to spend gems to access it anywhere (Mobile banker)
- Capped at 240 more spaces per account
So, how will you spend your gems???