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#10779112 Mar 10, 2015 at 02:32 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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Basic Gold Guide V 1.0 for Patch 6.1

It has come to my attention that several of you are broke ass mother fuckers. I'm going to write a quick guide to bring in a steady amount of gold on a regular basis. It should be more than enough for repairs, as even after wipe fest raids I'm still come out positive by a couple of thousand gold at the end of the week.

This guide will not teach you how to make thousands of gold pieces or get rich quick. Rather, just simple sustainable gold making tips that take between 15-30 mins a day.

Garrison Treasure Hunting Missions:
By far the most lucrative and easiest way to have a steady gold income with least amount of work.

- Need a level 3 Inn
- Preferably can log in every day 2-3 times for at least 5 mins (I do morning before work, right after work, and right before I go to bed)
- Be running the Master Plan Addon

Optional but helpful:
-Treasure hunting followers (If you have the Inn, recruit these!)

Pretty simple, level 3 Inn provides treasure hunting missions. You do the missions (preferably with a treasure hunting follower for 100% more reward) and you get gold. Master Plan makes this faster, you always proitize gold missions for EXP. I often end up scrolling to the bottom of my list and making sure to do all gold missions over 80% sucess rate before doing any XP missions.

Salvage Yard:
Goes hand in hand with treasure hunting missions. Really just adds to the gold input.

- A small plot for a salvage yard
- Be running the Master Plan Addon
- Have bag space
- Once a week commitment of about 15 mins

With the Salvage Yard, you will get boxes dropping from almost every mission. I usually end up with 12-20 every day on every toon I have this on. I open them between 1-4 times a week.

So much trash and greens come out of the boxes and a chance for 665 trinkets! Personally I vender most of the crap for a decent profit. I only DE the soulbound transmog blues, because they produce 11-12 dust vs selling for 3-6g. Dust is so cheap these days that your better off vender any greens over level 90 90% of the time.

If you really want to get into DEing, you can DE hypnotic dust, as it is used to make bags and still sells well on the AH. Most of the time I can't be bothered to even look at the levels of all the greens.


- Crafting professions
- Mats
- Small building for said crafting professions
- Log in once a day

Optional but helpful:
- Alts

I'm not going to go really indepth on gold making with professions as this is a whole nother beast. But the basics are: Use your daily cooldowns. You don't have to decide to use the mats right away. Your profits will greatly vary depending on your profession.

The current professions are easily profitable:
Inscription - cards
Enchanting - crystals (I find the enchanting market to be fubar on this server and it's often better to sell mats than enchants)
Jewelcrafting - Big gems
Tailoring - Hexweave bags

The others I really haven't looked into the markets for or had any reason to purchase anything for them. More updates to come.
#10779113 Mar 10, 2015 at 02:33 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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My Results

Treasure Hunting missions

So my results vary from day to day. Sometimes I have bad days on certain toons and somedays (or weeks) are great! This last week I was averaging between 500-1000 gold on Faye alone from gold missions. On one alt I was probably pulling only 100g a day. She picked back up this week with some good missions though! I'd say the average is about 300g a day. 300g a day for logging in. Thats a pretty good deal.

Salvage yard

I do these maybe a few times a week. Sometimes once a week. I don't keep track of these results very well, but it's safe to say I make over 1k gold a week from these. I'm sure actual stats will show I make more. Plan on getting some results. Actual results probably are between 1-4kg a week if I can find some solid numbers on these.


I sat around making war paints on my alt for like a month because I was too lazy to deal with the cards. Last weekend I decide to do something with all my 800 warpaints and made a bunch of cards and made 10k from selling a fraction of the cards. It's pretty quick and easy as long as you use your cool downs every day.

Ugh. This didn't work the way I wanted to. This section will take a little more effort, but here's the quick mock up. I'm just showing some results over a couple of days.

#10779114 Mar 10, 2015 at 02:33 AM · Edited over 3 years ago
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The expected complaints and questions

But faye I love my bank so much! I Can't stand to get rid of it!

Open the premade groups window. Click custom. Click find group. Whoa! Look at all those people who are afk with auto invite on that'll let you come and use their bank, enchanter hut and other things! You don't even need to talk to them. They don't give a shit.

I like my medium buildings!

Your other medium building that does... what for you? Because they certainly aren't making you gold. And if you don't have enough time to log on and make gold another way you probably aren't using that building anyways. Switch over.

I don't have enough time to log in every day!

Missions are basically free gold. They are literally handing you gold for logging in. Just log all your toons out in front of the mission board, log in while getting ready in the morning. With the master plan addon it takes less than 5 mins across my 4 level 100 toons in the morning. The thing that takes the most time is picking missions when that sweet highmaul cache comes up on my alts and I only have a 70% chance on it. >:(
#10782495 Mar 10, 2015 at 04:53 PM
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IF you can spare a couple of hours, and are a DPS spec, or want to duo with a DPS ... running old content raids at 25m Heroic level can make quite a bit of gold. A full run of Cata raids and say ICC can make you over 4k or more solo.
#10783890 Mar 10, 2015 at 11:34 PM
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In patch 6.1 they nerfed old content runs significantly. You can still make a healthy amount of gold, just be aware it's not at the same level as pre-patch 6.1.
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