my name is Beren, I have been playing guild wars 1 and 2 for years. I
am not a hardcore economy player but i do have a few things i do every
time i log in and it makes gold every time. So i want to share how i
play how and make money without flipping 1000's of items each day. When i
play most of my time is split between world vs world or the latest
events, that leaves me little time to go about farming, flipping or
indeed doing the research needed to speculate. So with that in mind;
below i will cover the few things i do and how i get good results
Tips for making gold for the casual player.
Every causal player should have cooking as a crafting skill, the other
skill does not matter. Cooking is the cheapest to level (also fastest)
and has the most consistent money making items.
If you are leveling salvage most of the loots you get along the way, some items like linen and cotton are worth loads.
If you at lvl 60+ keep the green items you get. This is important if
you karma train in EOTM or in zones and fill up fast. Use them in the
mystic forge for the chance to get rares. (avg sell price for greens is
2-3 silver each, average price for a rare is 35-40 silvers with some
items like great swords going for 60-80 silvers) i try to keep
greatswords, bows,staves rifles etc.
Do the hearts that give you access to karma produce in bulk (lemons, peaches, black beans etc) more on this latter.
Find a few items that sell quickly for a good profit and make them when you can and sell on the weekends. (hint mango pies)
Place buy orders through the week and sell orders before the weekend.
use your badges,karma and skill points to make money when you can.
some vendor cooking items can be bought of the TP cheaper than from the vendor (starch etc)
is a lot of ways to turn karma, badges and skill points into gold, they
require some maths but a simple one is : Use your badges to get arrow
cart blueprints, then use your skillpoints to turn them into superior
arrow carts. this is quick, easy and makes you money every time. Other
ways to make gold with karma and skillpoints include, buy karma items
and combine in the MF and salvage.
can also look at making lodestones with skill points and cores however
this requires a reasonable amount of investment to do in large enough
numbers. It also requires lots of clicking.