Bank Safe Deposit Box (storage)
Bank storage space can be accessed through any bank or moneylender npc in any city!
To "turn on the bank deposit box" / activate bank safe function;
Of the 47 cities that have banks; All cities charge 500 SOV (7/4/2020)**
Athens, Barcelona, Genoa, Venice and Posseidonia (Bimini) These 5 cities only charge 100 SOV to open your bank storage space... so you will probably want to sail to one of these cities to open bank space!!
Note; I tried to open bank space while holding 300 SOV at Istanbul, Beirut, Alexander, Tripoli, Algiers, and Seville. Each time I got a message that I needed 500 SOV and it did NOT open... so I am pretty certain if it says 500 it wants 500.
I opened bank space in Barcelona where it said it cost 100 SOV and that is exactly what the NPC took. And it is still 20 SOV for more spaces or more load. (7/7/2020)
It takes 20 SOV to upgrade either the load by 200 or number of spaces by 6 (Feb. 2014)
Maximum spaces is 180 (30 rows x 6 spaces per row)
Maximum load 50,000
** prices are taken from what the NPC says, I will not be making 47 alts to verify that this is the actual cost.
Bank Spaces Calculation
When you open the bank safe you get 6 spaces... so to max out spaces (to 180) would be 29 upgrades + 1 opening charge = (29 x 20 SOV) + 100 SOV = 680 SOV
currently SOV are for sale 1 IM credit each or 300 for 120 IM credits.... so in theory if you buy 3 x 120 IM credits = 360 IM credits ($ 19.80 US) you can open all your bank spaces!! (SOV price 7/5/2020)
The load starts at 200.... so to max out the load (to 50,000) would be 249 upgrades = 249 (20 SOV) = 4,980 SOV = so you would need to buy 17 packs of 300 SOV = 17 x 120 IM credits = 2,040 IM credits ($112.20 US)
You may have problems using/ getting the 7th, 8th , 9th Row of bank slots to show.
The first 36 slots (6 rows) will open easily. After that you will have to scroll to see items.
To open each new row of slots after 36, you must FILL ALL OF THE 36 slots then when you drag the 37th item to the full spaces, a new row will open (if you paid already).
IF dragging the item does not work hold Ctrl and click the mouse on the item you want to put in the bank!!
Do the same for the next row ... fill all 42 slots (ie the 7th row) and for the 43rd item a new row (the 8th row) will open/show.
And the next row.... etc etc..
Maximum Space and load price calculation (Bank)
The total you can spend = 2,400 IM Points (50k load + 180 spaces)
with IM Prices at 5.5 cents per point... that's $132.00 US you could spend.
*note - I have gotten nowhere near needing 50,000 load. Unless you have a planting card an keep about 5- 10 days worth of plants in there you probably wont need 50k load!
*** Note with the February 2014 Update, I do not see 10 coin being taken out of my bag for depositing items anymore!!
see also: How to receive IM Items and game rewards at the warehouse
When you open a warehouse you will automatically have 18 slots open.
You can open more slots by using Special Offer Vouchers.
Click the top most left unopened slot and a pop up window opens.... continue along the row;
the first row opened costs 100 Special Offer vouchers per slot opened
the 2nd row costs 200 Special Offer vouchers per slot
and the 3rd costs 300 Special Offer vouchers per slot.
***CAUTION... do some math***
(6 x 100) + (6 x 200) + (6 x 300) = 3,600 SOV to open 18 warehouse slots that can only be accessed in that city...
compared with the Bank @ 60 SOV for 18 slots that you can access from any city
SO BE SMART AND COMPARE:
18 warehouse slots for 3,600 SOV... yet you can have 18 bank slots for 60 SOV !!!
You can buy more load from the warehouse NPC (investment option). It costs 500 in game coin for each unit of load.
Starting warehouse load 500
max warehouse load 150,000.
Which means you COULD add as much as 149,500 units of load for a cost of 74,750,000
but again you really dont need more than 10,000 unless you are making/storing LARGE piles of materials like plants, logs or ore. (My fishing alt uses 12,000)
Flax, Canvas, Leather Bags (on character storage):
Flax and Canvas bag are available at the Treasure Exchange Commissioner NPC Seville Lower Dock (85,1).
Flax bag costs 2,500 COMMON treasure redeemed vouchers
Canvas bag costs 1,000 ADVANCED treasure redeemed vouchers
Treasure redeemed vouchers are received as the reward for doing the London Daily tasks.
Flax, Canvas and Leather bags are available at Gold Credit Exchanger Seville (lower) city near warehouse (60,92) - Gold Credit are earned by participation in the (New)Pirate_King’s_Treasure or Captain Jack's Jackpot IM buying events, or can be bought for 2 IM each in the Item mall.
Flax bag costs 1,800 Gold Credits
Canvas Bag costs 4,000 Gold Credits
Leather Bag costs 8,000 Gold credits
** Note bags only hold 90, 180, or 270 Load!
Pet Storage spaces
Pet Enlargement bags which open up pet spaces can be bought in the item mall for 15 IM points or on sale in the Hot Sale about 1x per month for 10 IM
The maximum amount of pet spaces that can be opened is 10 (even though 60 spaces show in the pet interface)
The Maximum weight depends on the type of pet.
I will list maximum weights pets can carry (of pets I own) below.
Ice Fairy 35
Shadow Reaper 50
Kungfu Panda 65
Captain Owleus 70
Hell Wolf 70
Tiger the General (Edward) 70
Flaming Urus 85
Spirit Tiger 85
Jade Rabbit 90
Armored Warberrios 95
Royal Guard 120
Frost Dragon Hatchling Ascarion 120
Firebird (Firey Picea) 120
Need info for: Lizard Policeman
Pets that were in game prior to the (March to Glory update August 2009) eg. any pets prior to the introduction of the Hell wolf, Shadow reaper, Urus and Unicorn can not hold items.
**note any jewelry your pet wears also takes up weight of 1 per piece.
updated opening bank safe price 9/24/08
edited cost in real $$ 2/20/09
2nd edit of cost in real $$ 5/2/10
added warehouse info 5/3/10
moved to bottom of thread for easy access 7/5/10
changed typo of voyage vouchers to special offer vouchers 7/6/10
changed bank upgrade and opening cost to 23 IM Points 10/18/2010
added SOV prices 11/30/2010
changed max warehouse load 7/1/2011 (changed in 10/2009)
added starting warehouse load 7/21/2011 (credit haresgodofwar)
changed bank safe opening and upgrading to SOV (use to be 23 IM) 100-150?sov 2/23/2014
re did the math using SOV in the calculations. 2/24/14
re wrote some words to make it easier to understand 11/24/2017
added flax, canvas and Leather bags 5/12/2018
added/ rewrote price of opening bank spaces 500SOV except 5 cities is 100 SOV. 7/5/2020
added pet space info 7/5/2020
confirmed bank opening, load and space prices 7/7/2020
Bank Safe Deposit Box (storage)