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How to Make Gold in World of Warcraft: An Introduction

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Over the upcoming weeks and months I will be highlighting a number of ways to make gold in World of Warcraft. There are a great number of guides and resources available on the web but I would like to share my experiences and knowledge with you guys here on Icy Veins.

 

Here is a list of published articles so far:

 

Gold Making: A Beginner's Guide To Transmog

 

Gold Making: Transmog Farming - The Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj

 

Gold Making: The Vial of the Sands

 

Gold Making: Inks and the Ink Trader

 

Gold Making: Noblegarden

 

Gold Making: Farming for Whelplings

 

Gold Making: Transmog Farming- The Admiral's Den

 

Gold Making: Preparing for Legion

 

Gold Making: Children's Week

 

Gold Making: The Black Market Auction House

 

Gold Making: Super-Squirt Weekend

 

Gold Making: Transmog Farming - Razorfen Downs

 

Gold Making: Lil' Leftovers

 

Gold Making: Legion Invasions

 

Gold Making: Trial By Felfire

 

Gold Making: The Sky Golem

 

Gold Making: Obliterum

 

Gold Making: Brewfest

 

Gold Making: 3 Simple Steps to Increase your Gold

 

Gold Making: Darkmoon Daggermaw

 

Other guides that are linked to gold making:

 

Pet Battles: Garrison Pet Menagerie Dailies

 

How to Obtain the Sea Turtle and Riding Turtle

 

A little about me


 
I have been playing World of Warcraft since launch in the US and, give or take a few breaks here and there, I have played in each expansion. I have always enjoyed making gold to varying degrees of success but have taken my gold making a little more seriously in the past year. I stream regularly on Twitch about making gold and the methods I use and take the opportunity to learn from my viewers as well. Feel free to check out my channel www.twitch.tv/peelyon and give me a follow to see when I am next streaming.
 
There is a great gold making community out there and again I will be highlighting a few other gold makers and the methods they employ in the upcoming months.
Just as a little disclaimer... I am by no means the font of all knowledge, however I do try my best to help others as much as I can. So if you have any comments, ideas, or thoughts, then don't hesitate to share!
 

 

Why do I need to make gold?


 
Gold making has always been a part of the World of Warcraft. For some it is enjoyable to do so, and for others it is a chore. Some players make gold relatively easily, while others never seem to be able to generate much gold at all. Over the course of my blogs I hope to be able to help gold makers of any level, especially those who struggle.
 
With the introduction of the wow_token01.jpgWoW Token, a large number of players wish to pay for their subscription with gold and so this has lead to an increase of players trying to grind each and every month to continue to play.
 
Hopefully, with some of the hints and tips that I will provide, making gold should become a little easier and more enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

It's all relative!


 
Whether you have 10K, 200K, or 10 million gold, every player can learn and improve on their personal gold making. One of the key points I make during my stream is that I love to learn from others and help reach my own personal targets. So don't worry if you have never managed to get more than 20K before, by applying some of the methods you'll be able to push your own targets! It's a great feeling when you hit your goal and just remember, it's not about how much gold others have!

 

 

 

 

Farming


 
The most common questions I am asked on my stream are about farming.
 
Where do you farm?
Where is the best place to farm?
Where can I farm quick / fast gold?
 
Realistically, this isn't an easy question to answer. There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account that all revolve around the individual. I am a firm believer in ensuring you enjoy the game. Grinding and farming (for rep / quests / gold) can be boring dull and will result in you getting frustrated. Therefore, I advise players to be honest about how much time they have and to use that time as wisely as possible.
 
Whether you are farming pure materials (herbs, ore, etc.), farming for transmog gear, or even random drops like battle pets/mounts, time will always be the deciding factor (taking into account "luck", of course).
 
I will try and give rough indications how long an instance run takes or give drop chances for certain items to help you manage your time better and hopefully enjoy any farming you do. The greater enjoyment you get out of it, the longer you will be willing to give it a try.

 

 

 

 

What you can expect from my posts


 
Each post will focus on one particular area or trick that I employ to make gold. Not every post will be achievable for some readers, as they may require a certain profession / character level / or even gear level. I will try and be as clear as possible as to what requirements are needed at the beginning of each post so you can quickly see if it is something you can do or not.
 
I will try and provide as many screenshots of my own personal sales as I can to help give you some confidence in the possible results, but please remember that they will vary depending on your own server. I try not to embellish any of my methods, and I will give you realistic values of what you can achieve.

 

 

 

 

Wrap up


 
So, thanks if you managed to make it this far. I truly hope this will turn out to be a great journey for some of you who are wanting to make more gold in the future.
Until then: happy hunting!

 

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Thanks for working on this, since gold is becoming more important again.

I remember how hard it was back in Burning Crusade to gather the gold needed to train 300% flying speed biggrin.png I remember a girl offered sex in return for that 5000 gold, yeah you heard it right, sex for only 5000 gold.

And then after some expansions, "trash farm runs" actually screwed the importance of Gold in general. People kept going to instances and looted BoE epics and sold them on auction house for ridiculous amounts of gold and this way gold lost its value. Nowadays 5k gold is nothing. And I don't like it this way, not to mention cheaters, botters who sell gold, dupe guys who sell Spectral Tigers for nothing ruined everything. Specially bots which has been seen more these days really ruined the economy in game. 

But I think Blizzard is deep into it to punish botters and with Tokens, gold could gain its value again.

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Without going into too much detail there is a LOT of gold in the game right now.  Real economists actually learn from World of Warcraft and things like inflation are real issues.  Gold making is ever changing and I have fond memories of Vanilla and using Strange Dust to get enough gold for my first ever mount!

 

With regards to the botters, wherever real money is involved there will always be SOME form of botting / cheating.  Although the WoW Token is still relatively new, I feel it was a great move by Blizzard to give players who wanted to access gold legitimately the chance.

 

Keep checking back mnime and with any luck you'll be able to make plenty of gold with my hints and tips, and more importantly have fun doing so!

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I think there should maybe be a separate category of the forums for your guides. Or maybe make a general guide category with gold making sub? Cause your posts get easily burried in the news.

Keep that up Pete, maybe I'll finally make some proper gold ;p

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All the articles will be posted in this original post (check links at the top) so just bookmark this and you can navigate all the posts a lot easier that way!

 

Shouldn't be too much of an issue for now anyway!

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