Before I begin, let me note something of a disclaimer. By putting the strategies I outline for you here to use in your World of Warcraft gameplay, you will easily make enough gold for the most basic needs for your character, such as enchants, repair and leveling your profession. You won’t make mountains of gold for them, however, so if you like to be tricked out with all the latest things or you don’t mind spending big inside the game, you’ll likely want to take a look at one of the gold making guides available online.
It’s also worth noting too, that even if you want a really grand epic flying mount, you don’t need to be buying gold from gold farmers. You can earn it all yourself without breaking any rules of the game. Now let’s move on to the gold making tips.
The biggest money-making professions in World of Warcraft are the mining professions. Getting your mining up and selling the bars you make, will make you a lot of gold, especially in the lower levels. The trick is not to have a profession that will use up the ore, so you don’t want to become a blacksmith. You want to have that ore available to sell to other players.
Another good profession to have is enchanting, so that you can disenchant any greens or blues that you find. That way you’ll get enchanting materials out of your useless soulbound rewards and all the useless crud you pick up in dungeons. The green shield you found in Blackfathom Depths won’t sell for anything, but the strange dust you disenchant from it will sell easily. The Auction House deposits on enchanting materials are practically nothing, so you can afford to keep putting it them up for auction over and over again. Once you know the prices of things, you can buy them cheap from others and sell them more expensively.
If you’re focused on leveling, the best advice you’ll have is this: don’t spend your money on low-level blues and purples. If you happen to pick one up, go ahead and equip it, or better yet, sell it off to some other sucker. Weekends are the best time to sell your low-level blues and purples, the PVP (player vs. player) twinks will snap them up in a heartbeat. In five more levels that purple staff you paid 800g for will be useless, and you’ll replace it with a green and be out a ton of gold. Don’t get stars in your eyes till 70. If you want nifty blues, run dungeons and get rewards from there. Then you’ll have the benefit of free blues, greens to disenchant, money from mobs, and learning to play your character.
Once you’ve reached 70, be sure to quest as frequently as possible – every quest you do will earn you much more gold than you’ll get at prior levels. If you ever reach the mythical 5200 gold required for an epic bird, you can then do quests like the Netherwing reputation line, where you do daily quests, earn reputation, and get paid for it. You can make fistfuls of gold that way, it just takes some time to get there.
You should generally farm your own mats for any enchants you’re looking to pick up, but remember, time is money. If you only have two hours a day to play, what’s your most financially viable strategy? Should you make 200g from questing, or spend that two hours farming 20g worth of motes of fire? Better to have that extra 180g. Balance your time and money correctly and you should have enough for what you need. To really maximize your gold-making opportunities, a World of Warcraft gold making guide will be a big boost to your efforts and is well worth the initial investment. Using a guide cuts down on the learning curve so you can quickly fill your bags with a lot more loot and it will save you both time and money (both virtual and real) in the long run.
Copyright (c) 2013 Brock Hamilton