In preparation for the upcoming anniversary sale, in which I hope there will be some nice expansion sales, I was wondering what you guy recommend to buy while it on sale to someone starting out. Looking at mostly useful items rather than cosmetic items.
For example I am tired of buying salvage kits and having several of them taking up inventory slots so which Salvage-o-matic should I buy since there seems to be three I can look into.
I read bad things about the runecrafter one, as in it not worth it due to the endless extractor, and while the silver one looks nicer than the copper one is it worth the extra price per salvage?
For the Endless Upgrade Extractor how hard is it to get exactly? I read you need to get it from a contract only availble from black lion chests...god I hate loot boxes...
I would like also to dump all the various gathering tools I have taking up yet more inventory space so I was looking at permanent gather tools but again there seems to be more than one kind. In fact there seems to be a huge boatload of different ones as seen at the bottom of the page here:
Are these just cosmetic changes is there on in particular "kind" I should be getting? I read something about some of them having faster animations or gathering more per animation or somesuch?
I need to buy both expansions but also want to get the items mentioned above, that said what other items should I be looking at so I don't go, "ah kitten I should have bought that during the anniversary sale" two weeks after the sale is done?
Obviously if I can afford it maybe bank space or max size inventory bag?
Storage expanders? This seems like a must buy as I am already hitting the 250 cap on some mats.
Living world seasons?