World of Warcraft is one of the world's most popular online role playing games. One of a player's biggest concerns in the game is making money. Players want to get lots of gold to buy better items. Gold farming is a popular method, and when used right can earn the gold a player needs. Here are some of the best places to farm gold, as well as a few warnings about the pitfalls you can run into along the way.
There are many different ways to get gold in World of Warcraft. The three most popular are farming for gold, using the auction house, or having a profession skilled in gold making. They are all easy ways that a player can add more gold to his account. To farm, you need to know which areas are best to farm, and where you can find items that sell for a lot of gold. To use the auction house, you must know how much an item is worth so you can buy it at a low price and sell it high enough to get a profit. Finally, choosing a profession skilled in gold making is an easy way to increase your earnings.
Farming involves finding a way to generate gold, usually by killing a creature that drops valuable items, and using this method over and over. Most people farm, or kill the creatures, in an area that they know will give them items they can sell for gold later on. Depending on the area and the creatures found there you can gain gold quickly, or at a steady pace, by farming for a few hours daily. Typically it takes a higher level player to be able to farm faster.
Winterspring, the Western Plaguelands, and Azshara are great spots for anyone to farm for gold. In Winterspring, the ghosts in the Lake of Ke'Theril can be farmed. There are also Cobalt Magweavers and Scalebones southeast of the Lake. They will give you Mature Blue Dragon Sinew, an item worth a few hundred at least. The Plaguelands, Rotting Behemoths and the mobs at Felstone Field can be farmed easily. Azshara as well offers up good farming locations. The highborne ghosts are an easy target, and drop items you can sell for gold later.
The problem with gold farming is the time it consumes. Unless you get lucky, or are a highly skilled and strong player, there are chances you'll have to spend hours farming for gold to get enough. Creatures that are easier to kill can be found easily and you can spend hours killing them for their items, but since they're so easy to kill the items won't be as good, and you'll have to kill a lot more to make a decent profit. It all comes down to how much time you want to spend on farming.
While there are many ways to earn gold on World of Warcraft, remember that some of them are set up to scam other people out of their gold. People can get banned for using illegal ways to earn gold. Never trust anyone who says they have a quick trick for making gold. It's probably not allowed in the game. Also watch out for people trying to sell you a guide to making more gold. You should never pay someone to tell you how to make gold. Keep farming until you're a high enough player to kill bigger creatures, and with a little hard work you'll earn plenty of gold in no time.
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