How to Make Gold in World of Warcraft
Go To The Outlands. Because of the enormous costs for flying mounts, Blizzard designed this Burning Crusade world to make you a lot more gold than you can get from Azeroth. However, at this point it may be better to simply stay in Azeroth until you hit level 60 because Blizzard recently upgraded quest money and exp rewards in Azeroth. Once in the Outlands, make sure to begin farming elemental motes. Instead of completing every quest you can while in Outlands leveling up, run instances to get better gear, a decent amount of money and save the quests for when you are at level 70 when most quests instead of giving a 2 gold reward will give as much as 12 gold per quest. Then buy some saronite bars off the auction house and get an alchemist to transmute them into titanium bars, now you have the mats for 2x titansteel bars, these sell for 150g up. So go to dalaran and /2 “wtb titansteel CD for mats + 20g” there you have it. Get the add-on “Auctioneer” which can automatically tell you the best price to sell anything at the auction house. Then run instances, collecting greed loot and sell them at the auction house. Then jewlcrafting. Then Fishing. JC isnt that profitable at first, but once you have a ton of JC cuts from doing jc dailies or prospecting titanium ore the money just rolls in, cuttin for tips in trade or buying uncut gems from excess triumphs or since 4.0.1 justice points, the cash just rolls in. Fishing- once you have leveled fishing to 450, find a secluded spot in wintergrasp, and just fish away, all the fish you get, is used for Fish Feast. Sometimes sculpin, and salmon sell for up to 70g a stack at times. I was selling these babies when they were going for 1800g ea on my server and bought epic flying on 5 toons. Now they sell for about 400g still a nice and easy way to make cash.
Invest in big bags such as Netherweave Bags. They are called “trash” for a reason. They are meant to be vendored, and gray/white gear over level 15 will probably not sell on the auction house. Over time this will make you a lot of gold. The addon “Autoprofit” will help a lot with this by automatically vendoring all gray items in your inventory
Make friends in the game and join a guild with helpful people in it! Just like real life, social networking will mean the difference between making one gold or 1,000.
Create an alternative character (“alt”) and mail all valuable items (greens, blues, profession materials, cloth, etc.) you find to it. Use your alt to store items (called a bank) and to sell items on the auction house (also sometimes referred to as an “AH mule” or a “bank character”, which are especially useful when your character is far from a major city).
There are other add-ons that can help you make gold in WoW. Auctioneer helps record prices of what items are selling for on the Auction House, and can help you find deals that you can buy and resell for a profit.
If you find a certain type of item is in demand on your server and low on supply, don’t hesitate to aggressively buy out all of that item and relist it for a profit. You can start small with 1 or 2 specific items, and
Deviate Fish sell for over 1 gold if you’re a fisher.
SELL LOW AND SET A BUYOUT! This cannot stressed enough; always market on the trade channel before putting it on the Auction House, and do not undercut the other auctions, as it will start a bidding war with no winner. Use a mod like Auctioneer to auto set the price to market standards.
Sell stackable items on the auction house one at a time or in stacks of two or three. Often you will earn more gold by selling 20 individual items than one stack of 20 items. Selling in smaller stacks also both reduces your overall deposit substantially AND reduces your lost money in the event your item does not sell. But please, do not sell a large number (like 50) of the same item one by one. Doing this undermines the price of the item: supply has vastly increased, but demand has stayed the same, so the prices will drop to entice buyers. It is also obnoxious. Holding onto your items for a few days may mean the difference between 50 silver and 5 gold.
Another add-on that is helpful for gatherers is Cartographer Routes. It plots the shortest distance between spawnpoints of ore or herbs.
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