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#1 Zhain

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:58 AM

Hello all, recently started playing in the head start.  One thing I've noticed is that I've been having a hard time making any money in the game.

Thus far, most of my income has been from selling junk items and the bit you get from filling Heart NPCs.  However, I feel like this is leaving me behind my income curve.  I just hit Level 11 and I can't afford the manual I need to allow me to spend my trait points.

Any suggestions/advice on how to supplement my income?  What do you do to keep your pockets full?

#2 Fyre2387

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:09 AM

I've been having the same problem, but I imagine it will get at least a bit better once the trading post is up and running.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:20 AM

You just have to wait it out.  I had very little money when I started, but once I got to roughly 15, I started getting more greens that I'll sell on the trading company, and hearts get 1 silver per heart.  I'm sure the farther you get in, the easier it will be to get money.

#4 Leyana

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:25 AM

Tips:
1. Do DEs - there are loops if you can find them, that give quite a bit of gold/karma. There is one in Kessex on the western side that goes bridge -> centaur camp -> overlord -> bridge. There is one around Gendarran that isn't exactly a loop but is multiple events occurring quickly one after the other (rock dogs, overlords, engineer minibosses, town defense, and of course the one everyone has been exploiting).

2. Don't bother salvaging whites and blues if you can't afford to. Just sell them.

3. Gather everything you can. Even if you don't intend to craft, you can offload it on the Trading Post when it comes up.

#5 Zhain

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:31 AM

I've been pretty much making a bee line right for any DEs or gathering nodes I see.  The problem with not salvaging is said character (Sylvari Mesmer) would like to level Tailoring, and without salvaging I have no hope of getting much of any Jute.

#6 RabidusIncendia

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:33 AM

Map completion (except in cities) gives a boatload of money.  And whenever the stupid TP goes up, you can make a boatload by selling crafting stuff to crafters

Edited by RabidusIncendia, 28 August 2012 - 02:33 AM.

Fun while it lasted.  I guess.

#7 jezuitx

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:59 AM

I can't wait til the TP comes up.

#8 Iron Legionnaire

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:20 AM

Stay the * away from WvW.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:39 AM

View PostLeyana, on 28 August 2012 - 02:25 AM, said:

Tips:
1. Do DEs - there are loops if you can find them, that give quite a bit of gold/karma. There is one in Kessex on the western side that goes bridge -> centaur camp -> overlord -> bridge. There is one around Gendarran that isn't exactly a loop but is multiple events occurring quickly one after the other (rock dogs, overlords, engineer minibosses, town defense, and of course the one everyone has been exploiting).

2. Don't bother salvaging whites and blues if you can't afford to. Just sell them.

3. Gather everything you can. Even if you don't intend to craft, you can offload it on the Trading Post when it comes up.
re: #2
That depends. Sometimes the crafting materials you get are useful for your crafting professions. And at least in the brief time the trade post was working, crafts were pretty expensive (25 bronze a pop for jute/leather). Regardless, even months after launch, I am positive that selling the crafts obtained via salvaging white/blue items will have a net payoff higher than dumping them on a NPC vendor, at least for early level characters.

Edited by SigillumMilitum, 28 August 2012 - 05:48 AM.


#10 Major_Heartfire

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

Kind of disappointed they don't have the Trading Posts up...

But yea, start collecting mats and then wait a bit when the TP first goes up before selling them. Everyone is going to be selling them at first, and it will drive down the price very quickly. The market will stabilize within a few days. The economy in Guild Wars 2 is not too complex.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

View PostZhain, on 28 August 2012 - 01:58 AM, said:

Hello all, recently started playing in the head start.  One thing I've noticed is that I've been having a hard time making any money in the game.

Thus far, most of my income has been from selling junk items and the bit you get from filling Heart NPCs.  However, I feel like this is leaving me behind my income curve.  I just hit Level 11 and I can't afford the manual I need to allow me to spend my trait points.

Any suggestions/advice on how to supplement my income?  What do you do to keep your pockets full?

Sell resources to other players yes this means auctioning in general chat but I've made a silver PER resource items I've been selling and now into GOLD in my bank and pocketssssss. ;)

Human NPC's drop better quality loot to sell than animals do so find humans closest to your own level to eliminate and you'll gain a lot of silver fast that way. Some of the drops I'm getting are near 1 sp as well but I'm lvl 18 now. I had my money for my first training book selling resources to other players.

#12 SigillumMilitum

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:49 AM

I don't profess to be a rich or hardcore/expert gamer, but my last count revealed at least 35 silver on my lv21 warrior and 14 silver on my lv13 elementalist. Green items from level 14-20 seem to sell for 1s-3s.

Edit: 31.25 silver on my lvl 14 ele. Depends on how many DEs you bump into and how often you have to repair/buy consumables.

I rarely equip my characters with bought items. But do check out karma vendors so you can take fewer hits on your money - if they have anything useful (which they don't, most of the time).

Edited by SigillumMilitum, 28 August 2012 - 05:48 AM.


#13 llwydakers

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:56 AM

only cloth armor becomes jute.  You can sell the leather(medium) and metal(heavy) armors.  Also, the hearts start at 45 cp, and goes up from there.  
Another tip, find heart vendors that sell salvage kits for karma.  This will save you money as well.

#14 RabidusIncendia

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

View PostIron Legionnaire, on 28 August 2012 - 03:20 AM, said:

Stay the * away from WvW.

Also this ^ While very fun, WvWvW will make you LOSE money if played correctly.

Why in gods name they left blueprint prices at end game levels during the beginning is beyond me.
Fun while it lasted.  I guess.

#15 Ardeni

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

A few things I've noticed useful:
- Collect everything
- Sell junk items and items that aren't worth salvaging to npcs. If your inventory gets full, don't destroy items but rather go to town.
- Explore maps (other than cities) so you get 10+ silver per map
- Gather every single node you can see
- Jewelling gives good money if you sell the rings and things to npcs (as long as they're not worth using or giving to others). Jewelling is also very easy if you gather everything you see.
- Never buy gear from npcs. You can wait to get it from monsters or to craft it yourself by using your own materials.
- Organise your craftings with your friends so that you aren't all upping the same crafts.

Personally I haven't had problems with money after doing this.

#16 Evenios

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:10 AM

do events, crafting, AND you can actually make a bit of coin by completing each map area. by doing all of the icon thingys shown on each map (find all the waypoints, all the vistas , all the skill points events, all the hearts)  you get a nice loot chest and a bit of silver for doing so. neat!





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