In Guild Wars 2 bag space is always a big problem. So bags are a necessary item for all players who want to store just about anything. So bags, or containers as they are called, will always have a market as the need for more space is always in rise.
When a GW2 player makes their first character they will have a 20 slot starter backpack and four bag slots. They will also have 30 shared bank slots and a special bank for crafting materials which has a capacity of storing stacks of up to 250 items of one crafting material.
At the end of the introduction quest the players gets a 4 slot bag and from then on he has to loot them of mobs, buy them of vendors, make them via crafting or buy them at the trading post.
This is where you come in by providing the bags players need in the trading post.
To make bags you will have to be a Tailor, Leatherworker or Armorsmith. Each of these crafting disciplines can make 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 and 20 slot containers. Thea all can also make Invisible Bags (Safe Boxes) – items in these bags cannot be sold to merchants.
Each of the three crafting disciplines can also make special bagsthat store certain things first:
- Tailors can make 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 and 20 slot Craftsman’s Bags (Crafting materials have a priority)
- Leatherworkers can make 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 and 20 slot Oiled Leather Packs (Junk items have a priority)
- Armorsmiths can make 8, 10, 12, 15, 18 and 20 slot Reinforced Padded Equipment Boxes (Weapons and Armor have a priority)
Before making bags to make gold be sure to check out the prices on the trading post of available bags and of all the materials you need to make the bags. Higher level bags also require runes of holding which you can buy from vendors. Be sure to calculate all the materials plus the trade post fee and compare them to the prices of the listed bags to see if you will make a profit.
It is also important to know when to post your auctions so be sure to check the trade post regularly to see the different changes to bag prices. Posting when there is a peak of players or when there are fewer sellers is usually a good strategy.
Higher level bags will usually give you a better profit margin especially at the start of the game, when there will be fewer crafter’s capable of making them. So it is a good idea to level as fast as you can to get the high end materials make high end bags. For more tips on how to level faster check out this guide.