I thought it was time to give you a tip about storage, specifically Vault Storage in relation to crafting and free to play.
Lotro has several storage options. The main is of course your inventory, but there’s another one which is very important, especially for crafters and that’s the vault. When you start out in Lotro, you’ll have a vault with 30 storage spaces for free. For the rest you’ll need to pay. Part of the slots can be paid with in-game money (silver and gold) and Turbine Points. For other slots, you can only pay with Turbine Points. If you’re a free player like me, it’s best to pay with in-game money for all the slots up until 120. And after that, you can pay with Turbine points. This will save you quite some Turbine Points, as you can see below:
|Vault slots||Price with Silver/Gold||Price with Turbine Points|
|30 – 45 (Vault upgrade I)||45 Silver||195|
|45 – 60 (Vault Upgrade II)||735 Silver||295|
|60 – 75 (Vault Upgrade III)||2 Gold + 230 Silver||395|
|70 – 90 (Vault Upgrade IV)||4 Gold + 500 Silver||495|
|90 – 105 (Vault Upgrade V)||5 Gold||595|
|105 – 120 (Vault Upgrade VI)||5 Gold||695|
|120 – 135 (Vault Upgrade VII)||895|
|135 – 150 (Vault Upgrade VIII)||895|
|150 – 165 (Vault Upgrade IX)||995|
|165 – 180 (Vault Upgrade X)||995|
|180 – 195 (Vault Upgrade XI)||995|
|195 – 210 (Vault Upgrade XII)||995|
|210 – 225 (Vault Upgrade XIII)||995|
As you can see you can save 2670 Turbine Points, just by buying the first 6 upgrades with Silver and Gold. Sure, you need to have your Currency cap removed (which costs 395 points, Thanks to the Moonlitknight for the correction!), but this is something you’ll want soon anyway for other reasons (a house, storage in your house, dealing in the Auction House, access to all the silver and gold you earn selling “rubbish” (don’t tell them you consider it trash! 😀 ) to the vendors and much more).
Currently (November 18th, 2013) I’ve got 120 slots in my Vault with Sheherezi and it’s STILL not enough! I’ve got a house with 2 chests as well and that’s not enough either! She’s a cook which means she’s got several bucketloads filled with ingredients and stuff. And of course I don’t want to throw anything away. But I’m hopefull 😆
Have fun with your Vault!