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#1 Vayum

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:31 PM

excluding the tp tricks, a way that anyone can do?
doing all of the dungeons? spending all the day in crown pavilion? farming champions in area X?

I'm farming for legendary and my daily routine is (all ac, cof p1,p2, SE p1 p3), and for the rest of the day i do random stuff.

on a side note, what about karma aswell?

#2 Calypso589

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:24 AM

View PostVayum, on 17 August 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

excluding the tp tricks, a way that anyone can do?
doing all of the dungeons? spending all the day in crown pavilion? farming champions in area X?

I'm farming for legendary and my daily routine is (all ac, cof p1,p2, SE p1 p3), and for the rest of the day i do random stuff.

on a side note, what about karma aswell?

you really ought to throw CoE in that rotation. The chance at charged cores and lodestones is too good to pass up and it's easy as all hell.

That said, unless you're leveling an alt i'd skip the pavilion altogether and farm champs in either frostgorge or cursed shore.

The ember farm is still viable in the latter. Colin spoke about that on the forums yesterday saying that they are going to take action towards making events more enticing to finish rather than fail on purpose, as failing them on purpose was not intended. The loot itself won't be nerfed which is always good to hear.

That said, he made NO mention of any bans and made NO mention of Anet's desire for people to stop so I say farm it till they change things.

Aside from the ember farm, there's a healthy rotation of champs that one can pursue as discussed here:  http://www.reddit.co...ecovered_boxes/


Then there's the Frostgorge farm you can read about on these forums.

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:02 AM

Queen's Gauntlet, farm Deadeye or Tyre Ragemaw with 3 or more gambits up. Depending on your profession and skill level you can get yourself a very good amount of gold in a few hours. Also watchwork mats, chance at sovereign weapon skins, and charged lodestones

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

for karma stuck up the jugs from dailys, the drops and drips from dungeons/champs. Then get a karma booster, guild boost, ice cream for more 5% and banner. each jug (daily can give you 8k karma this way, now 8*40 (if u do all dailys and monthly) = 320k karma just from the jugs.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 12:25 AM

I use this and this for my gold farming and it does well enough to meet my needs.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:55 AM

The second post in this thread reminded me of a group of players actually trying to complete the embers quest yesterday, while everyone on the map started raging and demanding them to stop. Due to the scaling though they didn't manage to complete it, but peoples responses to it were seriously funny, many people were accusing them of griefing and trying to get masses of people to report them for actually playing the quest the way it was meant to be played. Lots of people also seemed to believe that the ember farm wasn't an exploit, and that the actions of the majority choice means that the people trying to complete the quest should have been banned.

I consider the ember farm to be an exploit, and given Anets past record on how they dealt with exploits, I find it hypocritical that they are taking so long to fix this. I keep being told by a lot of guild members that they would rather champ farm than run dungeons and champ farming gives too much greater a reward.

But to answer the OP, I'm making decent gold when I manage to find people to run dungeons with, but finding groups that want to farm dungeons is the hard part.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 05:42 AM

View Postbhavv, on 21 August 2013 - 12:55 AM, said:

The second post in this thread reminded me of a group of players actually trying to complete the embers quest yesterday, while everyone on the map started raging and demanding them to stop. Due to the scaling though they didn't manage to complete it, but peoples responses to it were seriously funny, many people were accusing them of griefing and trying to get masses of people to report them for actually playing the quest the way it was meant to be played. Lots of people also seemed to believe that the ember farm wasn't an exploit, and that the actions of the majority choice means that the people trying to complete the quest should have been banned.

I consider the ember farm to be an exploit, and given Anets past record on how they dealt with exploits, I find it hypocritical that they are taking so long to fix this. I keep being told by a lot of guild members that they would rather champ farm than run dungeons and champ farming gives too much greater a reward.

But to answer the OP, I'm making decent gold when I manage to find people to run dungeons with, but finding groups that want to farm dungeons is the hard part.

Ember is fixed as of the patch today from what I hear.

On topic: A good way to make money now is the Queen's Speech world events. Lots of champions.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:26 AM

View Postbhavv, on 21 August 2013 - 12:55 AM, said:

The second post in this thread reminded me of a group of players actually trying to complete the embers quest yesterday, while everyone on the map started raging and demanding them to stop. Due to the scaling though they didn't manage to complete it, but peoples responses to it were seriously funny, many people were accusing them of griefing and trying to get masses of people to report them for actually playing the quest the way it was meant to be played. Lots of people also seemed to believe that the ember farm wasn't an exploit, and that the actions of the majority choice means that the people trying to complete the quest should have been banned.

I consider the ember farm to be an exploit, and given Anets past record on how they dealt with exploits, I find it hypocritical that they are taking so long to fix this. I keep being told by a lot of guild members that they would rather champ farm than run dungeons and champ farming gives too much greater a reward.

But to answer the OP, I'm making decent gold when I manage to find people to run dungeons with, but finding groups that want to farm dungeons is the hard part.

It's not being hypocritical if there are issues internally that need to be discussed when making changes.

Remember, something as simple as changing the spawn times for an event is only simple to us while on their end they have to worry about a myriad of potential consequences.

Besides it wasn't REALLY an exploit. It was bad for the game, no doubt. But it didn't actually break anything. It fit in that gray area. lol

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:03 AM

I think it definitely is an exploit when failing a quest on purpose leads to greater rewards than completing it. That's what makes it so popular is the amount of rewards you get from those champs with such minimal effort, to the point that no one wants to actually complete the quest so they can keep on farming the spawns.

Its a broken mechanic, even more so when so many players find it much more rewarding than running dungeons. And the update that we had yesterday doesn't seem to have done anything about it.

Edited by bhavv, 21 August 2013 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

I agree that the Ember Farm failing is an exploit... failing content should not be as rewarding as completing it.  I am in the crowd of people that believe events overall need to be buffed in terms of completion rewards.. especially the monetary gain from completing an event.  I LOVE doing events around the world and I actually still go out and wander zones doing any events that spawn.  No, it is not lucrative, but I am not in the game to make as much money as possible... I do it to have fun.

That being said... the current clockwork invasions seem to be extremely profitable.  If you get in to the bigger zerg groups running around doing portals and invasion groups, Champions spawn quite frequently.  I am good with this since they are events and I find them enjoyable, and I can make some money from it as well.  When this part of the LS is over... sure it will go back to people doing champ circuits in Frostgorge or Orr.  A bit disheartening for me since I find that totally dull and not fun at all, but many people enjoy it so more power to them.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:20 PM

Based on past actions in this game, the ember farm is not an exploit. Exploiting would result in a ban and noone got banned from the temple farm when people were doing the same thing in Orr (unless they got banned due to things they said in chat). Eventually Anet patched it in order to remove the issue.

Seeing as this is how they treated it in the past, they could only be hypocritical if they treated it differently now. It is good to see that they want to actually fix the issue that causes these farms, that being that the reward for completing events is pretty much negligible. I hope that they do it the correct way instead of just nerfing drop rates into the ground like they have done previously.

Edited by Feathermoore, 21 August 2013 - 07:21 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:44 PM

View PostFeathermoore, on 21 August 2013 - 07:20 PM, said:

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Well, ok yea I see what you mean... 'Exploit' isn't the term I should have used I guess since this kind of stuff has happened before and it did not result in bans so it wouldn't be an exploit on those terms.  Not sure what else to call it though.... a person is exploiting the fact that champions spawn in large groups and causing the event to run continuously in order to farm the champions.  It was not meant to be played that way, but then again ANet did think that people would do events for fun and not money.  Maybe call it "manipulation of normal event mechanics"?  Either way... I wish they would change all of it and make just doing ANY event around the world profitable.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

View Posttakarazuka, on 21 August 2013 - 07:44 PM, said:

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In GW1 you could teleport your entire party to the next map by running through the portal. That was the function. Players figured out that you could send a solo or duo character through the map while the other party members waited and you could "run" them to destinations they would not have been able to get to otherwise. This became a profession of sorts for some players. It was my main source of money until factions came out.

Players using in game mechanics in a way that the developer didn't intend should not be defaulted to the "naughty" category of actions.  The events are designed badly (the idea that you get more reward by failing an event that by succeeding is just hilarious to me since that is entirely in the design of the event) plain and simple. It is good to see that Anet seems to want to fix them the correct way now.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:13 AM

Oh I don't consider 'exploits' equal to 'being naughty'. They are entirely the fault of the developers, not the players. I thought that Anets past reactions to such exploits which were entirely their own fault was completely over the top.

But the issue with the ember farm is that failing the quest gives such huge and repeatable rewards. That surely shouldn't be the case. I wouldn't nerf drops, however I would greatly reduce the number of champ spawns during that event and increase the completion reward instead. Also I don't like how everyone only farms one single area. Recently I wanted to clear the Lyssa shrine to use the karma vendor, but there's not a single player on that map running any quests or anything, same with most other maps. No one is interested in doing group events outside of cursed shore anymore, and too many players would rather keep on champ farming instead of doing dungeons or any other PVE areas.

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:15 AM

Run dungeons
Do world boss events
Sell everything you get (especially on the trading post and undercut the highest seller by about 5 copper)
Only use karma for armour (whilst levelling)
Do all of the dailies and work towards the monthlies
Gather any and all materials you see in the world and sell them (unless you want them for crafting)
Use food that gives magic find and gold finding boosts (like omnomberry bars)

So in general... play the game! :)




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