I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed an increasing number of wow players begging for gold – at least on the European servers that I play on.
It seems that there’s many a wow player running around Azeroth stony broke. And I’m not sure why. After all, the way gold cycles through the Warcraft economy hasn’t changed since Azeroth was created. I put it down to a new influx of players in their early levels, and players new to the game often struggle to pay for a haircut, let along buy a basic mount.
Now, if you’re one of these players – please stop begging. It’s embarrassing!
No seriously, it’s not hard to make a little gold, and if you follow this blog or read any of my Warcraft Guides, you’ll know that you can make easy wow gold with virtually every visit to the Auction House.
But for players new to the game and who have little understanding of the Warcraft economy, making gold becomes as hit and miss as ‘Chug and Chuck’ at the Brewfest.
Too often new players read about this hack or that hack without ever developing a basic gold making strategy. These hacks then disappear with the coming of the next patch. Then there’s the facebook dude who supposedly knows of this mob or that mob with an amazing spawn rate. If you grind these mobs with a macro enhanced keyboard until your fingers bleed, you’ll collect enough loot to hock at auction for a few gold.
Now don’t get me wrong. We all need to grind in the early levels to obtain the basic mats we need to kick-start our gold making. In many ways it’s the only way to advance our reputation with those factions we’re interested in courting.
But, Friend, grinding is not the quickest way to make gold in the World of Warcraft, and frankly I find it boring.
Now, if you’re the type of player who likes to grind or gather their mats, then Friend, that’s fine. Gather or grind the mats you need for your profession and any surplus will always sell well on the Auction House.
But here’s a secret – the fastest was to make gold time after time, patch after patch, for any faction, race or class, is to learn to trade items on the Auction House.
I spend only 15 minutes a playing session trading on the Auction House to make my daily gold. Sure, if I’m going for broke I spend a little longer. But I trade the Goblin way and 15 minutes is all I need to keep my characters in gold.
So, how do you trade like a Goblin?
Read my article The 5 Goblin Principle of Auction House Trading to find out how!