This video explains in full detail how I've been making insane amounts of gold turning fine dyes into masterwork ones. The biggest prize of them all is gold dye, which instantly nets you 3 gold or almost 4 gold if you're willing to wait for it to sell. There's more to this strategy than just getting masterworks, however, as a lot of fine dyes are actually quite profitable. Most players don't know this, and so they assume that using the mystic forge is the equivalent to flushing gold down a toilet. Hence the "Mystic Toilet" phrase that many use on Reddit and forums.
Think about it... if you spend a little under 2 silver per combination (don't forget that 16 dyes = 5 tries) and are only hoping for masterworks, then you're going to lose a lot of gold doing this. But what if some of your "failed" attempts were profitable... now we're getting somewhere!
I prove in this video that there's more to using the Mystic Forge than just hoping for an upgrade every time. In fact, one of the dyes in the video is a fine quality one that sells for 48 silver!!! Most people would just use that fine dye again in the forge, effectively flushing all that money away. I teach you how to find those winners quickly in this video.
There's a few more great tips in the video guide, and I hope it leads to you mastering the mystic forge with completely unrelated strategies that you find on your own.
I've had videos like this one already on my Secret Forum for a while, so be sure to become a member ASAP for all my old ideas as well as new ones. You can find them in the "Markco's Crazy Thoughts" section of the boards.
I'm doing my best to get more videos up on my youtube channel, and to that end I could use your ideas. Are there any videos that you would like to see created on making gold in Guild Wars 2? Farming specific items perhaps? Let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do!