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While I did quit GW2 a long time ago, this website has continued to exist thanks in large part to you and your articles. I thought it was long overdue that I contribute something, so here are the top 10 gold making articles of all time for the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post blog.
1. Damn This is a Gold Guide
My first attempt at a gold guide, and it ended up spawning the forum this site now sells.
2. 50 Items You Can Flip for Profit
This is a terrific starting point for people who are new to the game, or ones that aren't used to exploring the trading post for flips.
3. Best Way to Turn Kharma Into Gold
Fastest method by far to turn your Kharma into Gold. There are a few others on this site as well.
4. Easy Gold Making Flipping Rare Dyes
An all time favorite. Return fluctuates as people learn about it and then give up on it.
5. Flipping Guide Part 1
Great little series on flipping. A good addition to the Damn This is a Gold Guide.
6. 99 Tips For GW2 Trading Post
A list post within a list post. Pretty meta huh?
7. 12 Gold Per Hour Flipping Method
Not as good now, but a good strategy none-the-less.
8. Easy Gold Ore Farming Spot
The game is full of little spots like this one for all types of ore. Just gotta find them!
9. Skill Points to Gold
Use Miyani the Mystic to make gold from your skill points (if you have extra).
10. How to Make First 100 Gold
How I did it and you can too!
With the Guild Wars 2 expansion Heart of Thorns finally just a footstep away and the core game of Guild Wars 2 going free-to-play, a lot of old gw2 players are finding their way back to the game as well as many new players joining the communities.
Even several youtubers who usually create totally different content have picked up a copy of the free-to-play gw2 and advertised it on their channels.
Now, let's get to the interesting part of all these amazing changes (there is so many interesting points, which I will only slightly touch on and go into more detail in future articles!)
- The new maps & their own currency:
With the introduction of new maps, arenanet decided to introduce more "mapwide currency" (like in Silverwaste and Dry Top). Once these maps are released and people start farming those maps other maps will be less populated and certain items / materials might become "overfarmed" and lose in value just like several T6 materials have dropped in price with the introduction of the Silverwastes map and vice versa!
- Legendary Weapons, Armor and Back Item:
With the incoming expansion, new legendary items have been announced. These new items will be account bound and therefore not be found on the trading post. Everyone seeking to get one of these items will have to craft it completely himself! Looking at recipes of current legendary weapons will give you an idea of what is needed to craft one and since the new legendary items. If the recipes stay somewhere equivalent to the current recipes, the demand of the needed materials might increase immensely!
- Ascended changes:
Yes, we will finally be able to salvage ALL ascended pieces (including trinkets!!!), so make sure to hold onto all those trinkets which you've gathered over the years! Not only will you possibly need the stats for future builds in HoT but also will they give you items required for the new legendary items when being salvaged.
- New Specializations, new Profession and new Encounters:
It has been announced that the new PvE content will finally shift the existing player base away from the "zerker meta", by the implementation of new encounters with a variety of skills and an unpredictable combat log. Like it or not, but these changes will make things like hybrid builds, debuffers and buffers, healers, tanks etc a lot more viable and a full glass cannon (hopefully) impossible to use in the new PvE content. Not only will this let us use the amazing specialization system to its full potential but also will it increase the demand of equipment with other stats than Power - Precision - Ferocity.
Do not forget - this is only a very brief introduction into what will happen to Guild Wars 2 with the incoming expansion. There is a lot more to it, which we will get into over the following weeks.
For all those who have stayed all the way to the end of the article and are waiting for some more concrete and now applicable hints, here is some advice from me:
Do your world completion before HoT hits.
If you have several Gifts of Exploration lying around, try yourself in crafting legendaries and selling them before the expansion! If you don't have enough gold to craft a full legendary weapon, go halfs on it with a friend or even with several friends! There is no shame in sharing ideas and completing them together :).
As far as flipping goes, remember that everything will sell eventually. Be patient and don't shy away from doing a dungeon here and there to fill up your wallet with more gold which can be used for more and better investments.
For questions and concerns, you can hit me up via mail at - firstname.lastname@example.org
I've never really spoken to anyone trade-savvy enough for any amount of time to know what I'm doing, but I've met people with 20,000g+ and I'd like to have that level of security~
You can make tons of gold really easily by simply using maize balm to farm trick-or-treat bags.
How to Farm:
(1) Organize a party of five guardians (guard works best imo)
(2) Each player buys 25 maize balm off the trading post (doesn't have to be 25. any amount is fine)
(3) Get a low level staff and have everyone remove armor
(4) Go to a location with lots of ambients such as Queensdale or Bloodtide Coast
(5) Have one person use their maize balm on the ambient creature to transform them into candy corn elementals
(6) Kill the candy corn elementals for trick or treat bags
(7) Once everyone uses 25 maize balm sell your trick or treat bags
-Really easy gold. If you are tired of grinding SW or doing dungeons, I find this a pretty good alternative to keeping things "fresh".
-If you enjoy gambling, you can always open all your bags and sell items for profit. Typically what you get from opening the bags will be less than just selling them outright, but you will still make a profit. You do have a small chance at the rare Refractor amulets and an endless tonic which sells for hundreds of gold!
-There will be assholes who ruin the farm by kill stealing. Typically when I see someone nearby, I wait for them to leave to avoid trolls and kill stealers. If they persist to interrupt your farming, try heading to another location.
Additional Tips and Info
-Try to get 3 ambiet creatures in the maize balm AoE. Of course, this is easier said than done, so getting 2 per balm is also OK.
-Once u get a hit on one of the candy candy corn elementalists, don't hit them anymore to allow the rest of your party to get kill credit.