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inventory management ideas
One of the things I constantly run into is not really knowing what to keep and what to sell, so I thought I'd open up a discussion about not only that but inventory management overall. It's really easy in a dungeon crawl to fill up all your inventory slots. Some more specific questions:
What do I pick up? My party is only around lv5 so far, so I've been trying to fill up my inventory before I go back to the shops, I've been picking up more or less all I can carry, even taking base weapons and armor that might sell for at least a few gold. But I'm right at the point where I might start leaving behind everything that's not at least high quality.
What should I sell? I should sell all gems, right, they have no other use? What about strange named stuff that seems like it might be part of a quest. Apsel's dagger sucks, just sell it, right? Broken or ornamental armors? I seem to recall someone saying to bring any 'unusual' items to them, but I don't remember who. Must have been in Kuldahar since that's where I am.
What about magic items? If it's not an upgrade or useful to anyone in my party I should just sell it? Is it worth keeping around a 'backup weapon' for each party member? Obviously I want each to at least have 1 magic weapon, I've still got a couple who's only magic weapon is something they are not proficient in but it's just a matter of time to find something that's better for them.
How about storage containers, is it worth using gem bags, scroll cases, etc? I'm using some but I find it a little bit of a hassle constantly switching back and forth.
One tip I've found useful. As store keepers get overstocked in an item they lower their buying price, so when I come back from an expedition where I have several of a similar item, I try to give them all to the same party member. That way, when I sell them altogether I can get the highest price for all of them.
One other obvious trick, when trying to free up inventory space you can equip generic rings and necklaces and stuff, or put potions into quick item slots even if you don't think you'll use them from there.
I feel like there are more questions, I just tend to find managing my inventory to be rather tedious, it always seems a headache coming back from an adventure, shifting items around to different party members, trying to choose what to sell and what to keep, and then having to repeat the process at several different shops for different item types. So any good tips are appreciated!