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Gold!!!

I need money, I have no idea how to make/farm gold. I don't wanna buy a legendary or anything dumb like that but I see all these peeps running around with 1000+ gold and damned if want me some of that! Whats the best way you can think to get some moolah?

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  • Fluffball.8307Fluffball.8307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Don't spend it. I have no idea what the hell people are spending gold on, it's borderline useless in this game. So about once a year or so I get a "free" legendary from not spending random gold.

  • chop wood/mine ore in sparkfly fen for 30 mins = 5g

  • @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    Silverwastes, the lab farm, fractal 40, and so on.

    Wait, Silverwastes? All I ever do is spend needless gold there for NPC boosts, How do MAKE gold at Silverwastes?

  • Shirlias.8104Shirlias.8104 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Darknicrofia.2604 said:
    chop wood/mine ore in sparkfly fen for 30 mins = 5g

    :lol:

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Phatboi.1748 said:

    @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    Silverwastes, the lab farm, fractal 40, and so on.

    Wait, Silverwastes? All I ever do is spend needless gold there for NPC boosts, How do MAKE gold at Silverwastes?

    Search for guides on RIBA farm. Typically you have the entire map spread out and doing a loop tagging all events. None of the events should really run a risk of failing with everyone spread out. You do the breach and VW followed by the champs and one chest farm run. You then convert all excess badges on loot bags and then open then on an alt that is around level 51 or so.

  • Taelac.7036Taelac.7036 Member ✭✭✭

    It rolls in from practically everything, so "stop spending it" is good advice for where to start. Don't leave easy gold lying on the ground--do your three dailies for 2g/day, do guild missions if your guild is doing them, harvest nodes instead of running past them. Other than that, figure out which of the content you like pays the best, and make sure to do some of that regularly. In addition to the high-return things like the Silverwastes farms, HoT meta events and core Tyria World Boss events tend to be good for rare gear drops. Salvage any L75+ rare gear selling for less than the price of an ecto and sell the ectos instead. Sell it if it's going for more than an ecto in price.

    Right now, farming the labyrinth and selling the ToT bags is easy money. In a couple of months, do the same with Wintersday Gifts. Park some alts on rich iron nodes or where they can do quick runs for hard wood or seasoned wood, or leave one in Lake Doric for the leather farm.

    It'll add up pretty fast if you're focused on the goal, and you don't even need to grind your face off doing the few things with the biggest returns unless you really want to.

    Good luck, have fun.

  • Ojimaru.8970Ojimaru.8970 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Buy Gems, covert Gems to gold.

    "Thief? How rude! I'm a Procurement Specialist." -Glenn Gynnafante

  • Best suggestion to date, don't spend it. Have about 18K from the last few years just selling everything that drops and not buying much of anything. Yes, I probably put in more hours than a lot of people but I also don't buy much or horde a darn thing. I also primarily play wvw and do not do fractals or dungeons but do raid. I only save enough materials to craft whatever I want to do next. I'm saving mats or legendary armor set. If its not one of the mats I need, off to the TP it goes. I don't care to get every armor or weapon skin, sell sell sell. I don't care to get all the dyes colors as I have the few I want, sell sell sell. Gold is easy this way.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭

    SW RIBA: you can use any gear and profession, no elitists, super chill farm and usually fun map/squad chat... until someone cleans Amber first. :P

  • IndigoSundown.5419IndigoSundown.5419 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I play where I want, when I want. At the end of a session I salvage anything that does not have a trading post value greater than what would result from salvage and sell it on the TP. While I'm sure most people who farm in a dedicated fashion make more than I do, I make enough to buy gems when the gold-for-gems price dips (usually between sales). As a result, I never seem to have a lot, but can always get more.

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. -- Santayana

  • blambidy.3216blambidy.3216 Member ✭✭✭

    How? Play the game. Fractals, silverwastes. Auric basic meta. When the PvP season starts do rank and can earn gold by winning. Dungeons.

    As far as best? IDK. Silverwastes is prob easiest since so much ancient wood you get. And then the meta. But all I do is hit fractals. When meta is in auric basin I go to it. Then if I get bored I finish my story in other characters. Then when auric basin meta pops up go to that. Then on my other character I discover tyria to 100 percent it. Then when it's time go back to auric basin. Then when I'm bored I do PvP ranked. Then rotate all over again. Would do raids but no guild I find is actually into raids. They say they are but I'm waiting a month for someone to start it. But raids are good too.

    Salvage, salvage, salvage. Every armor or weapon unless needed by build, salvage it. Then sell globs unless you need them. Only people at 400-500 crafting need globs. If your just casual sell the globs. If not keep them. Usually sell wood. Or leather. Globs unless you need. But you can always buy them back.

  • As others have said, one of the most important tools for building up a stash of gold is to spend less. We get all sorts of coin and all sorts of loots by doing just about anything in the game and there's very little that we have to spend it on.

    If you have trouble allowing money to sit in your wallet, trick yourself by hiding it in buy offers: say you get 40 gold (or 400 or 10, the amount isn't important). Put in a buy offer for the Confetti infusion using just about all of it. Keep putting in new buy offers to hide gold until the day you find something you really need/want, and then cancel as many of your existing offers as you need to pay for it. There's no hidden costs to hiding your money in this way.

  • Drew.1865Drew.1865 Member ✭✭✭

    Lake Doric leather farm. Rinse repeat.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just do t4 fractal dailies and daily recs for 10 weeks. Easy 1k gold.

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Alone from crafting a few items worth between 5 and 10 gold upon selling to BLT - on a daily basis - you secure easily a daily income about 10 gold, or even more. It is only a matter of finding a balance between the time invested at farming and the gain you want (to avoid that you lose all your playing time into farming only).
    Then, you can also sell the material you get in excess of a stack (for which you have no real use). It is under-estimated how much that brings, cumulating over days. And last but not least, you add to that the income from diverse activities (WvW, Fractals, Metas, certain dungeons, ,...) as well as farming along your way. And here you are, increasing your bank account an average of 15 gold per day (regularly 20 g).
    Now I would like to kindly highlight that a bit of patience contributes a lot to stacking gold too. No reason to hurry. To set priorities is often the key to afford stuff more rapidly, by doing only one thing at a time. My personal view only. Don't shoot at me for saying that! LOL

    I'm out of my mind, feel free to leave a message...

  • Making 1000 gold isn't actually that difficult. What a lot of players don't realize is that they're making more gold than they think, simply from playing the game normally (or ever casually). Doing events, getting resources, chopping wood, mining ore, etc, it all adds up. Selling the excess mats in itself is often enough to collect a healthy sum. Add that to daily login rewards, laurel to gold conversions and daily completion and you're good to go.

    Now, if you're in a rush, then you'll obviously want to farm the high income hot spots, such as Fractal 40's, Silverwastes or the currently lucrative Mad King's Labyrinth, but if you hate farming, like me, then it's still perfectly viable to earn lots of gold simply from being an active player, doing whatever you like to do. Sure, you won't make the top 100 list of richest players in GW2, but reaching 1k gold is a relatively simple task by comparison. Of course, it also helps to be disciplined, and not waste gold on things you don't particularly need.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Tenrai Senshi.2017 said:
    Making 1000 gold isn't actually that difficult.

    (assuming you dont want to do something that you actually enjoy, like playing WvW where you instead spend several gold every day on food and siege stuff while getting like... 1 T1 leather from a synthesizer)

  • Tenrai Senshi.2017Tenrai Senshi.2017 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2017

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Tenrai Senshi.2017 said:
    Making 1000 gold isn't actually that difficult.

    (assuming you dont want to do something that you actually enjoy, like playing WvW where you instead spend several gold every day on food and siege stuff while getting like... 1 T1 leather from a synthesizer)

    I'm not sure why you'd spend several gold a day on food. Most food is quite cheap, last I saw. Koi Cake, for example, would cost you 12 silvers per hour to upkeep if getting at sell price on the TP. So that's 1.2 gold for 10 hours of play (which I doubt a vast majority of WvW players will reach in a day, and which will easily be made up for just from WvW level and pip rewards). I know there are more expensive foods, but you can always avoid them. As for siege, get people to donate if you are commanding? People get lots of siege from drops in wvw that they don't use. It sells for very little so donating seems like the most logical choice.

    And one T1 leather from a synthesizer? Lol. Look, I get that WvW may be behind PvE in terms of income, but when you use that kind of sensationalism to describe it, it's hard to take seriously.

  • Glass cannon gear helps. The faster you kill things, the faster you get loot. The faster you get loot, the faster you get to other things to kill.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Westenev.5289Westenev.5289 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The best way to earn gold is to simply play the game across multiple game modes, and forget gold exists. It'll accumulate quickly and naturally.

  • Malafaia.8903Malafaia.8903 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Looks like someone is drowned in the fashion wars

  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As mentioned by others: don't spend it.

    Done.

  • Lilyanna.9361Lilyanna.9361 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Malafaia.8903 said:
    Looks like someone is drowned in the fashion wars

    The struggle is real when you have dedicated yourself to the religion of fashion wars 2 😂😂😂😂

  • Zakka.2153Zakka.2153 Member ✭✭✭

    @Blockhead Magee.3092 said:
    Best suggestion to date, don't spend it. Have about 18K from the last few years just selling everything that drops and not buying much of anything. Yes, I probably put in more hours than a lot of people but I also don't buy much or horde a darn thing. I also primarily play wvw and do not do fractals or dungeons but do raid. I only save enough materials to craft whatever I want to do next. I'm saving mats or legendary armor set. If its not one of the mats I need, off to the TP it goes. I don't care to get every armor or weapon skin, sell sell sell. I don't care to get all the dyes colors as I have the few I want, sell sell sell. Gold is easy this way.

    This my issue, I get a little bit of gold I start spending it on what i am not sure mostly skins and stuff I want to unlock....

  • Malerian.8435Malerian.8435 Member ✭✭✭

    In the dark alleys of Divinity's Reach their is a place where Charr and Ausara are wanted. Go there and check it out. There are certain fetishes that folks have and will pay well for it, or so I am told...

    Being underestimated is one of the biggest competitive advantages you have!

  • blambidy.3216blambidy.3216 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 3, 2017

    Yes agree with other. Don't spend it unless needed. If you craft don't spend on armor, or weapons. That's silly to do if your map questing. Map questing will give all materials you need without paying for it. The only thing you spend your gold to is maybe to gems for more bank. Or inv. Or the extenders for your materiels. Often we spend when we don't need it. Save up. I remember one time I just needed gold and finished crafting to 500. I just sold all my mats. Next thing I know from not touching any mats I earned 200 gold. So if you just don't spend and play. Don't think about it. Next thing you know you will have plenty of gold.

  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Interesting, with all of the complaining about PoF I've found that with just doing random events and bounty trains I can make anywhere from 5 - 11 gold an evening, and that's just from the rewards and selling random minor runes and insignia's at the trader, and the odd material I already have maxed in storage I have no use for, but that's just how I play the game.

    Yes...no...maybe...what do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

  • Etterwyn.5263Etterwyn.5263 Member ✭✭✭

    @Zaklex.6308 said:
    Interesting, with all of the complaining about PoF I've found that with just doing random events and bounty trains I can make anywhere from 5 - 11 gold an evening, and that's just from the rewards and selling random minor runes and insignia's at the trader, and the odd material I already have maxed in storage I have no use for, but that's just how I play the game.

    Indeed... every new map since the beginning of LS3 has been lucrative if you do nothing more than run around gathering and jumping into events when you see them.

    WvW™ - where you find more Red Rings of Death than an Xbox repair facility.

  • @Malerian.8435 said:
    In the dark alleys of Divinity's Reach their is a place where Charr and Ausara are wanted. Go there and check it out. There are certain fetishes that folks have and will pay well for it, or so I am told...

    notinmytown

  • Man I did not expect this thread to explode like it did. Thank you everyone for the great advice! Looks like I'm gonna be rolling in the monies soon.

  • Ellisande.5218Ellisande.5218 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 7, 2017

    Anet needs to increase the rewards from completing normal events by about 40 times what they currently payout.

    1 silver 50 copper is pathetic and has been stupidly low since launch.

    And the people here are lying. Gold does not come quickly or naturally from playing the game. Gold only comes from certain protected game modes while the majority of the content does not pay enough, if it pays at all.

    Silverwastes, fractals, raids all pay TOO MUCH while other PvE content pays TOO LITTLE.

  • Despond.2174Despond.2174 Member ✭✭✭

    You have to farm or buy it. I mean actually farm it like all the methods mentioned, being in LA for 3 hours won't do it. For example if you farmed LABS casually+ for the 3 weeks in Halloween you'd have enough gold to full ascended gear a character, but you need to clock in the hours.
    The only other point is don't be tempted for things that you are 1/2 interested in, trust me if I could go back and sell back some weapon skins etc I'd have so much more gold. If you really want something, wait a day at least and if you still want it then grab it.

    Basically a good benchmark for gold farming is 15-20g/hour, and that is easily achievable by methods listed, so whatever you're doing compare it to that. You could learn to play the TP market as well, but I only recommend that if you have a firm grasp on the economy/items.

  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 8, 2017

    @Zakka.2153 said:

    @Blockhead Magee.3092 said:
    Best suggestion to date, don't spend it. Have about 18K from the last few years just selling everything that drops and not buying much of anything. Yes, I probably put in more hours than a lot of people but I also don't buy much or horde a darn thing. I also primarily play wvw and do not do fractals or dungeons but do raid. I only save enough materials to craft whatever I want to do next. I'm saving mats or legendary armor set. If its not one of the mats I need, off to the TP it goes. I don't care to get every armor or weapon skin, sell sell sell. I don't care to get all the dyes colors as I have the few I want, sell sell sell. Gold is easy this way.

    This my issue, I get a little bit of gold I start spending it on what i am not sure mostly skins and stuff I want to unlock....

    Try ill Conceived’s suggestion of using buy orders to hide it from yourself. I use buy orders of Eternity to put gold away out of sight. Keep enough in your wallet for basic needs such as Waypoint fees and at the end of each play period or when you reach a set amount of gold, make a buy order for a high priced item of your excess gold.

    Using buy orders this way stops careless spending. You have to go out of your way to the trading post to pick up your gold when you want to spend it and that’s enough time to let you reconsider if it’s something you really want. Low buy orders of high priced items are safe because they’ll never be filled and there are no fees when you place the orders.

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  • So far nor Silverwaste nor fractals give me as much gold as farming wood and ore. And now with Raptor gathering is reduced by allot.

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