HostGame - In order to expand your World of warcraft character to its greatest potential, you are going to need plenty of gold. There is no getting away from the fact that leveling up your character, their professions and their equipment costs an awful lot of gold and for the vast majority of wow players this involves investing a great deal of time.
Not only does this reap small rewards but it also costs a great deal of money because time spent in game means money spent on subscriptions. It is possible to purchase gold online but this is not only costly but you also risk having your account shut by Blizzard for breaking their terms and conditions.
Anyone who plays World of Warcraft will know that the best way to improve your character is through the use of gold. Whether you are trying to level up your profession, collect the best armor or create the strongest weapon you are going to need vast amounts of gold.
This has created a booming online business for gold sellers who offer to sell gold for astronomical prices knowing full well that people simply do not have the time or the knowledge to farm gold for themselves. Even those that do have time are only able to farm small amounts at a time and can spend an entire day farming with less than 50 gold to show for their trouble.
It is also a high risk purchasing gold online due to the fact that it is against the World of Warcraft terms and conditions and will get your account banned.
Gold in World of Warcraft can be difficult to come by if you don't know the right tricks of the gold farming trade; however, there are a few simple things you can do in order to make easy gold in World of Warcraft.
Gathering Skills. Don't underestimate the value of having a gathering skill. Sure, they're never going to bring in the bursts of gold that other skills will, but gathering skills bring in a constant flow of gold, rather than just bursts of gold every so often.
Unlike other trades, gathering skills - such as mining, herbalism, and skinning - can be done as you travel across Azeroth; however, there are a few things you need to keep in mind about gathering skills:
Gathering trades are all about opportunity: you need to take advantage of them once you find a spot to use them. If there is a metal vein, plant, or skinnable corpse you need to take advantage of the situation, otherwise a more experience player will - and you'll be out several gold.
Mining and herbalism are all about memorization: if you remember where veins and plants spawn, you'll have an edge over other players who are competing for the same resources; however, if you're one step behind another miner or herablist, you're going to lose out on some valuable gathering opportunities.
You can create opportunities for skinning, but you need to know where. While you can be an opportunist by skinning corpses other players leave behind, you can also create opportunities for skinning by killing your own skinnable beasts - just remember that only certain types of non-humanoid beasts can be skinned.
Questing. Quests are always looked at as a valuable way to get experience points, but questing can also lead to some great equipment, and even if you can't use the rewards, you can always sell them for a decent profit, especially at the auction house.
Treasure Hunting. Hunting for the various treasure chests scattered around the World of Warcraft is another great way to make easy gold as you can simply open a chest and grab some great gear; however, keep in mind that these chests are often guarded by several enemies, and if you're not in a group, or you're not strong enough to solo multiple enemies, you're going to be in a world of hurt.