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Where are YOU at with regards to making gold?

Usually I get flooded with emails each weekend, which helps me to determine what I want to talk about on this blog. For whatever reason, this weekend was incredibly quiet with regards to questions. So, let me ask here, where are you at with regards to making gold? What questions do you have that you'd like answered, either publicly in the comments, on the blog, or privately via email.

Most of the forum buzz is revolving around what's going to happen on April 15th, but I also don't want to lose track of all the newcomers who are just trying to afford their first legendary.

So hit me up with the comments or email!

Happy to help,



  1. Anonymous said...:

    I wonder what will happen with skins after April 15th.
    especially the ones with less than 100 supply.
    Will skin collectors buy them out?

  1. John McCombs said...:

    Thanks to this guide i've been flipping pretty well recently, although I am about 500g away from Bolt, and now I'm just trying to buy the rest of my Gift of Fortune before T6s inflate anymore.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    I would like to see how you make money through skill points :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I've been trying to make gold on the TP, but it seems like everything I touch turns to crap. I am extremely unlucky with drops (I've been playing since the betas and I think I got maybe 14 Exotic drops, through over 2000 hours played), I tried the salvaging (and have never got a single platinum ore so far) and lost money on that, invested a long time ago in gossamer scraps, only for it to lose more than half its value.
    Kind of disheartened by now.

    I really hope that by following the tips on your blog, I will manage to finally make some money and can even start thinking about a legendary.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Howdy Markco,
    Love the blog.
    I played WoW for many years and making money was so easy, it was quite a shock playing guild wars two and struggling to turn a profit.
    I am still trying to get my first legendary, I have about 200g, just need a precursor.
    I am a lazy casual player, work and life have been getting in the way.
    My question is how do I max profits and min the time spent in game
    I still run CoF a few times a week, it probably nets 2-3 gold.
    I haven't gotten the hang of flipping yet, seems to take forever and I usually get undercut.
    I have speculated on some jewel crafting mats but I just don't know what to do with my
    My fear is that I invest but then I won't touch the game for 4-7 days.
    Sorry for the rambling, I had a strong coffee this morning
    Hekkowee on Dragonbrand

  1. Matthew said...:


    I have seen encouragement from you and others to consider investing in runes and sigils and also jewels as speculative investments in light of the new patch coming on April 15th. I have also seen people suggesting silver, gold, and orichalcum ore with the possibility of jewelcrafting 500 being released. I have about 80 gold that I would like to invest in some speculative markets. My question is, how do you determine how much of an item to speculate. I can watch the gold market and see that if I time it correctly I can get my buy orders in at 65 copper instead of 75 copper, but I don't know if I should buy 1000, 2000, or 10000 gold? With the runes and sigils, there are literally hundreds of them and some of them are considerably more expensive than others. How do I choose which ones to stockpile for speculative purposes? And finally, how much money do I want to leave set aside to buy up stock in items that fall after the patch but I would expect to rebound and turn into a great profit. I know there is a lot in there, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

  1. Markco said...:

    Terrific questions everyone! I will create a post for tomorrow to answer you (might take more than one).

    Keep the questions coming so I can handle them tonight.

  1. Draco said...:

    Not to step on your toes Markco, but for those that are finding making gold tough, I have to say that when I started looking at this blog, it was because I knew just a small few ways to make gold. When I joined your forums, a world opened up to me. Not only did it have other ways to make gold I haven't thought of, but it also taught me to look at making gold in completely new and different ways. Sure it's nice when someone gives you the fish got a meal, even better when you can be taught to fish for yourself.
    Thank you Markco for your forums. I can't express enough how it's helped me.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I have really been wondering what to invest in with the big patch coming up. Are there any items I should be stacking up on?? Thanks.

  1. A Fellow GW2 Player said...:

    How do I make my gold?

    Well what I usually do is check out your blog to see what you say. Usually massive amounts of brainless people that think they can just do exactly as you say without any thought or real analysis. I turn this into an opportunity by taking advantage of other people's stupidity and invest in other stuff that you may announce in the future. Then I sell for loads of profit.

    In addition, I will also use a few methods that I have figured out through experience. Some are pretty well known, but through hours of research I came across a few methods that very few people actualy know how to do. I can make around 10g in like 15-30 minutes using these methods (after my buy orders go through).

    Seriously. People simply can't just rely on this site to be their only way of making gold (as helpful and amazing as it can be). There are many other ways and methods out there that you can use. The hardest part is going on google.com and trying to find them.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    My question is looking to the future with high tier materials that are dirt cheap. Thick Leather Sections, Hardened Leather Sections, etc. Those are the highest tier leather items but are completely dirt cheap because they craft into medium armor items and don't really have a huge demand. Will the day ever come when they change/add recipes and we see these items go from vendor loot to having actual value? Or are they doomed to have no value since medium armor classes aren't that plentiful compared to heavy and light?

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