So they have released “new prices’ for void storage and frankly I can’t see what all the fuss had been about for the old prices. The new plan is to buy the storage for 100g, this was previously 1000g. The price to deposit is 25g which on the ptr is 100g, and the price to withdrawl now is free (ok so I am ok with  that). But looking at the cost to buy storage and the cost to deposit  .. what was the big deal with the ptr costs?

I mean lets look at this as objectively as possible, Void Storage is an extra what .. 80 slots for gear alone. 80 Slots. 80. 80 slots by 100 pieces of gear plus opening costs .. 9k gold for 80 extra storage slots. 80. Yes I know, I repeat myself but I cant help it look at that number .. 80.

By the end of Wrath most of us were already toting around 20 or 22 slot bags in most of our bank and character spaces. These days the largest bag one can get is the Illusionary bag .. a whole 26 slots. Sor Barring your backpack you have 4 bags on your person and 7 bag slots in the bank. So 11 bag spaces. If we look at upgrading from 20 slot bags (and lets be reasonable), then you get an extra 66 bag spaces. 66, and thats assuming you are still toting around Frostweave bags. By now most people are decked out with at least Embersilk bags in most slots, but thats another kettle of fish, We are being reasonable! 66 Slots over 11 new bags. 66

The cheapest Illusionary bags I have seen on my realm are 3.5k gold. On average they are usually 4k and at most I have seen them selling for 6k but most times when I browse the Auction House they sit there for 4k gold. 4000 gold. For one single 26 slot bag. For a whole 6 extra bag slots. So lets do the math, 6 slots = 4k, we have 11 bags with 6 extra slots … 44,000 gold to upgrade from 20 slot bags to 26 slot bags. Or, and here we go, 44k gold for 66 storage slots. 66.

44,000 gold for 66 spaces. 9,000 for 80 spaces. 66, 80. 44000, 9000. Lets be real subtle, 667 gold per storage slot or 113 gold per storage slot (rounded figures). Seeing my point? Even at the inflated rates that the costs showed on the PTR the cost per storage slot is a steal! I mean how can anyone complain about that!

They did though, they complained and bawled and now the prices are 100g to buy the storage and 25g per item. 2100 gold for 80 extra storage tabs. For a packrat or a collector that is nothing chump change.

2100 gold for 80 spaces vs 44000 gold for 66 spaces.

I don’t think blizzard should have messed with void storage .. I think they should have made the mats and ability to make illusionary bags cheaper!