How to Not Be Broke
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:08 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:22 PM
Also complete all high lvl maps 100% you getr money from it and if lucky some exotics to sell on tp or use yourself. The otherday i got a good exotic from completing the map that sold for 8 gold on tp
Edited by cyclopsje, 31 January 2013 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:39 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:52 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:28 PM
Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:41 PM
Citadel of Flame (COF) a level 70 dungeon http://wiki.guildwar...itadel_of_Flame , P1 aka Path 1 in explorable mode.
TP, Trading Post, Playing the trading post is basically buy low (or place buy orders) and selling high (listing an item for sale)
Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:17 AM
Because buying and selling items is fun.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:47 AM
Farming is far too boring to me. I play the TP for 15-20 minutes at a time and that gives me the remaining 23.66-23.75 hours to do whatever I want.
(Edit: I forgot I don't live on Mars. 24-hour days, Gerroh, 24-hour days!)
Edited by Gerroh, 01 February 2013 - 09:15 AM.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:52 AM
I check my orders about twice a day on average, for about 10-20 minutes each time. I have one character set up near a Black Lion TP (Trading Post) and hopefully a bank (so that I can buy items and leave them for my main), that way I can use that character to primarily trade with. I log into that character before I start playing, check my orders, collect items I have bought from buy orders, put them up for sale, reset my buy orders that have been out bid.
Then I log into my main character and play for however long, an hour or two. Then before I log out for the day (or for that particular session) I switch back to my trading character and check orders again. Wash, rinse, and repeat.
I would bet that only checking the market once a day, or even every other day, for 15 minutes, you could make a decent amount. I would just be careful leaving up buy orders for too long (more than a week) without checking on the price of the item, because item pricing fluctuates a lot in this market. You could hit it big with a few items, but you could also be stuck with items that you bought for more than they currently sell for.
OP (Original Poster), Good luck!
Can you let me know how I can get a 25th hour out of my day? I would love it!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:13 AM
More so -- how do you even play without sleep?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:57 AM
I agree with you that playing the TP is not enjoyable. There is hope though, the best items in the game are not obtainable through gold. You need to earn them yourself (either through dailies, or through FotM) so if we're lucky, we might see ArenaNet put more and more emphasis on actually earning your equipment by playing the game (all ascended gear atm, dungeon sets) rather than playing the trading post (basically every other item in the game). The less value and influence gold is given, the better for game.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:15 AM
Well the best way to go about it is forgetting to turn your brain on before you post on forums.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:27 PM
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:16 PM
I'd defiantly recommend you do CoF Path 1+2 rather than just one or the other.
when ever I do it I make around 2-3 Gold for both the runs depending on the drops (I'd also recommend getting some Magic find boosters or some food to increase your chances)
If you had a day that you could spam the dungeon with a reliable group then you could easily make loads of gold in just a day (well at least a hell of lot more than just 2/3 gold)
Good luck with your quest for gold
Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:39 PM
Flipping Dyes on the Tp is fast too, go for mid tier ones and never more than 5-10 at a time, if that.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:53 AM
CoF: Path 1, 2
AC: All paths
TA: Up, F/Up.
Yes, I do agree that farming is the "blue collar" of GW2. The rate of return compared to market trading is very low. Still, I strongly encourage farming - after all, if no one farmed and everyone traded, I'd be working in a pretty stagnant market
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:35 PM
Now 5-7g a day is a drop in the bucket compared to what you could do sitting on the TP for a couple hours flipping. But to me it is infinitely more fun to run dungeons than sit at a trading NPC for the same amount of time staring at the same window. I didn't buy the game to pretend I'm a day trader, if I wanted to do that I'd go back to EvE.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:22 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:23 PM
Cursed Shore karma grinding, event to event as fast as you can OR cursed shore item grinding which is with a group either at plinx or running Shelter's/Penitent.
Do your daily, everyday. You should get most of them by just playing but before you log off make it a point to finish it. These are very lucrative and have now added laurels.
Easy dungeon farming: AC all paths, Cof p1and p2, Hotw p1 and any others that you deem an easy <= 15 minute runs. It's smart to get 60 tokens and rotate which dungeons you are doing if you don't have alot of time. If you are a grinder you can just keep running p1 cof all day if you want.
FOTM level 10+ is incredibly lucrative and will give you ascended gear to boot. I've gotten 2 named exotics and more rares than I can count running fractals and I'm only at level 12 since I just keep doing 10 once per day.
Now I've noticed that playing my alts I am gaining a shitload of karma by doing hearts... Therefore world completion has become one of the best ways to make money now. Each heart gives 3-500 karma starting at like level 20 now.. I'm at 61 on my guardian and I'm getting 400+ from each one.. Sometimes you can even get an event that is on top of a heart and get a double whammy of exp, karma, and gold.
KARMA = GOLD NOW, If you aren't grinding a legendary and have the armor sets you want from dungeons then ALL your karma can go to those random boxes now which drops tons of shit you can sell on the TP. Don't ask me what because I am going for my 2nd legendary right now and need all the karma I can get. But my guildy says it can be quite lucrative.
The last and MOST lucrative way to make gold is watch the Trading Post. Example: I bought an energizer 2 weeks ago for 42 gold on a buy order. This week it has been 250+ gold and rising because they added footsteps and graphics to The Moot. Lucky me!
Hope these help.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:16 AM
Oh, also, you can sell your materials on the Trading Post. I casually harvest most things I come across and have like 8 gold in mats without even trying.
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:09 AM
What random boxes?
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:21 AM
Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:53 PM
Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:39 PM
do them in this order and you will make yourself tons of cash
P1>P1>P1> P2 / P3 (reset)>P1>P1>P1> P2 / P3 (reset) >P1>P1>P1> P2 / P3 (reset) >rinse and repeat
I made close to 600 gold by doing this over and over with a pre-made group.
Even if you aren't lucky with the drops you will still get tons of cash out of the bonus / salvage mats.
(recommended setup; 1 Guardian, 1 Mesmer, 3 Warrior (zerker)
That was the setup I used to run with, don't know if anything changed that made it unviable but worth a try.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:57 PM
Maximize rate of return, and minimize variance.
In all seriousness, keep a personal record on a few hot items that have a "decent" buy/sell spread, and don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Ectos are a good place to start: Trading Post
Outside of active trading, most people farm dungeons for the added gold and the hope of rare drops so they can salvage some ectos from them. It's probably the easiest/safest way to make money with very little thought to it.
Edited by Chicago Jack, 17 August 2013 - 12:49 AM.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:44 AM
That is all I am going to say.
Edited by Daesu, 17 August 2013 - 12:51 AM.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:43 PM
Thats weird. Being level 80 you should have enough achievements to have gotten some achievement chests, and thus some gold. Anyway, go farm platinum and sell it on the trading post. Gives you about 1 gold in an hour. Boring but easy
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