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#1 Talster

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:33 AM

As the title says really, What is the best way to make money on this game?

#2 K0tY

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

Seliing things on Trade Post.

#3 JunoGuts

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:29 AM

Play the game!
Seriously its true, well if you go into crafting you will only loose money but in the end you can sell lvl400 craft materials and stuff.

So i would say if you want to make money stay away from the crafting stations, other than that make sure you always have a spare slavage kit with you and harvesting tools.

Dont mind wonder off you route to get that mine, herb or wood you see in the mini map, go for it!
Do events! Again even if it is a little away from where you were heading. the karma and money you get are worth it.

#4 Boltonsquad

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

I've been playing the Trading Post now since yesterday and I'm currently sitting on just over 40G purely from buying low and selling high, research the market and try it with a few items see how you do.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:47 AM

Thanks guys!

#6 Smallwalk

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:39 AM

Playing wvw has given me some gold now, but it will also make u loose alot. Seriously Anet lower eqp fix price! 8 silver per fiix = 5 won fortress

#7 escada_assassin

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:37 AM

So don't tell me : just playing the game got people 100g+?

#8 Andy88

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:45 AM

View PostTalster, on 06 September 2012 - 06:33 AM, said:

As the title says really, What is the best way to make money on this game?

"best" or "fastest" ? If fastest buy Gems in the TP for $ and sell them for in-game gold :P

Edited by Andy88, 19 September 2012 - 10:46 AM.


#9 xSmoke

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:24 AM

Ppl say buy items on low prices and sell them high. How could i do that when for example some1 sells 18k iron ore for 18c each. I can afford buy all of them yet but even if i could there is another guy selling 18k iron ore for 19c and if i also sell them for 19c each like him i wont have a profit coz i get -15% from my profit in TP.

#10 xlsangrelx

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

I agree, Trading Post is the best "gold maker" XD... now I have almost 6 gold just by selling green and yellow crap found in high-level areas (70-75).

#11 Andy88

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:42 AM

View PostxSmoke, on 19 September 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

Ppl say buy items on low prices and sell them high. How could i do that when for example some1 sells 18k iron ore for 18c each. I can afford buy all of them yet but even if i could there is another guy selling 18k iron ore for 19c and if i also sell them for 19c each like him i wont have a profit coz i get -15% from my profit in TP.

As u discovered "Ppl" say all kinds of silly things. Those "Ppl" have no clue how economics work on larger markets. While the comment is not wrong in general, the GW2 market is a little more complicated than this simple rule. Basically trade margins are hard to find and manipulating the market is problematic, because of the size. Speculation will work on the long see "molten cores" or "mystic coins".

U can still make profit, by carefully combine TP knowledge with crafting and find items that keeps selling and have "stable" resource prices.

Edited by Andy88, 19 September 2012 - 11:42 AM.


#12 Censtudios

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:43 AM

View PostxSmoke, on 19 September 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

Ppl say buy items on low prices and sell them high. How could i do that when for example some1 sells 18k iron ore for 18c each. I can afford buy all of them yet but even if i could there is another guy selling 18k iron ore for 19c and if i also sell them for 19c each like him i wont have a profit coz i get -15% from my profit in TP.

But that's not how you do it

#13 koetje07

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

Could you give an example of an item that's stable and safe to play with?

#14 Enforcer

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

For me it'll be running explore runs with people. Make sure your party members are experienced so it'll be fast and you didn't even die. Sorta like a speed run and you really need to be good with it. Buy low sell high on TP might work but I tend to try to get the money by "playing the game" instead of sitting in front of the pc and browsing TP to earn virtual gold.

View Postkoetje07, on 19 September 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:

Could you give an example of an item that's stable and safe to play with?

Armorsmithing mats are on top demand. Stuff like vial of blood and claw sells really fast. If you can get those in low price just buy it since a lot of people buying it.

#15 beadnbutter32

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

This is a cash shop based game, hello!  As soon as Anet sees via their massive reporting stat system that players have found a way to break even or prosper, they nerf it into oblivion.

The only way to get gold in any cash shop game is to buy it from the cash shop with real money.

All these schemes you see posted are bogus and planted as 'come ons' by schills.

Between repair bills, waypoint costs, and continously adjusted down value of drops, cash shop based games make sure that 1 income is limited, and 2 there are ample 'sinks' to soak up any windfalls.  

Happens any time a game company relies on cash shop income to exist.

They have been mostly focusing on PVE for now, but WvW is next for income nerfs.

#16 Andy88

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

View Postbeadnbutter32, on 19 September 2012 - 12:21 PM, said:

This is a cash shop based game, hello!  As soon as Anet sees via their massive reporting stat system that players have found a way to break even or prosper, they nerf it into oblivion.

Since i'm level 80 and i don't think i'm the biggest farmer/grinder in GW2 i can simply state. No, if the current gold sinks, stay at this level GW2 is heading toward a hyper inflation. Once the exotic/legendary amount is meet, there is much more gold income than sinks. This means most players will stop if they attain there 2-3 exotic sets/weapons and either grind for dungeon skins or legendaries or play sPvP/WvW.
The gem shop has very little incentives to convert gold/gems, so for most players this gold sink does not work at all. So we have to see what Anet does in the future.

#17 CharrGirl

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:35 PM

Sell materials on trade post, it earns me 1gold daily (no, seriously) and I'm only level 27, have 8 gold already!

#18 phobos

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:38 PM

View PostxSmoke, on 19 September 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

Ppl say buy items on low prices and sell them high. How could i do that when for example some1 sells 18k iron ore for 18c each. I can afford buy all of them yet but even if i could there is another guy selling 18k iron ore for 19c and if i also sell them for 19c each like him i wont have a profit coz i get -15% from my profit in TP.
Did you really only look at Iron Ore and give up?

Tbis shouldn't need to be said but I'll say it anyway:  There are items with profitable margins, sell those.  Hint:  they're not the ones with 20,000 orders.

#19 lycans

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:42 PM

been looking at the TP and trying to see which items have profitable margins (within shortest time and dont have to wait for long orders)... the most i see is 90copper profit per 1000sales...

have never did before "buy low sell high" strategy in gw2... so is this margin feasible?




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