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I've come up with a very simple method for making gold. It can involve the forge or you can settle for a 20% profit on your investments guaranteed. The choice is yours based on whether you would like to take a little risk with the forge; it's not much, but obviously there is always a chance for failure even when you stack the odds in your favor.
I got a lot of complaints (both email and on here) recently for "giving away the best methods" on the blog. So I think I owe the forum guys and girls a strategy or two that never makes it onto the blog's front page.
For those members of the forum, here's your new Creative Method for Making Gold.
Anyone else reading this who isn't a member of the Trading Post Extractor, here's some additional tips when creating your own methods on the trading post:
1. Understand how items are linked.
We have the forge, salvaging, crafting, opening bags, etc. These all create links between items. When one goes down in value, others are effected. Unfortunately for most players, they don't take the time to realize this. You can wield it like a weapon on the trading post.
2. People want stuff now.
Two words: Buy Orders. Use them more often than not!
3. If it's too easy, then it's not profitable.
I agree and disagree at the same time to my own statement. So what if I'm arguing with myself? The easy part is pushing the buttons, but the hard part is figuring out which markets to play, how much, and when. Things become "easy" once you get enough experience. But all that being said, if it's so easy that a brand new player will see the opportunity, it's probably going to get flooded with get rich quick miners. See tip #1 for ways to disguise your methods!