I'm sure this has been done before but here’s my spin on a classic.
I recently returned to wow this month. I have multi 60's on other servers but decided to change to Hellscream and Illidan as my other servers are not in my time zone thus giving me high latency but enough of that. I asked nicely in general chat what’s an easy way to make gold and was greeted by the usual "go kill stuff and sell it noob". Let me tell you that you will not make you any gold doing that, it won’t even pay for repairs so here is my lowbie gold making guide.
You can do this with or without auctioneer addon but I recommend it highly.
Ok so start off by making yourself a character devoted to farming gold. I recommend a hunter or druid or rogue in that order depending on preference but this will work with any class.
Level to 5 and get these two professions:
Mining and Enchanting.
Why? These are the two best ways to make gold at a low level and remain some of the best ways even at a high level. Grab a mining pick and set off. As low as level 5 you can start mining and farming, no sooner as you can’t learn these skills till then.
Ok so I can’t give advice for all servers but on the 4 I personally play on I can say this for a fact: copper bars sell a lot better and for lots more then copper ore. So smelt those ores into bars. Smelting doesn't cost you a single copper and it can almost double what you get. For instance according to auctioneer I can sell a stack of copper ore for 2.78g or a stack of bars for 5.72g. That’s over 100% more gold and smelting doesn't cost me a thing except a few moments of my time.
Also when you get to tin smelt it down and combine with copper to make bronze. Here’s why:
Copper bar stack 5.72g, tin 1.50g. Combining 1 stack of each makes 2 bronze stacks, 7.50g each thus you turned 7.22g into 15g by not selling separately.
Also enchanting if for DE.
A lot of those low level greens will never sell in the AH thus costing you AH fees and losing you money but people are always buying enchanting reagents that green you can sell to NPC vendors for 2 silver you can disenchant it and make 40s-1g off the mats, you also have those quest rewards you can’t use, DE them for extra money and enchanting really pays off in the 20s+ then you'll start making a gold or more.
Anyway doing this I have a 19 hunter I'm twinking, he currently has 200g on him using this method and that’s after buying some blues to twink myself I also have a 2nd hunter I'm not twinking at level 9 and he has made himself enough to buy 3 Netherweave bags and still has 72 g on him.
Most people won’t tell you this and will simply reply "go farm noob" but it’s about time someone stepped up and helped the noobie community I hope this helps many! 100+g a day is possible if you’re willing to invest the time. For instance at level 7 or so horde side I work my way up to orgimmar and south of it along the mountains there are many copper ore deposits. In 20 minutes I can make a full stack that’s 5g! In an hour 5 stacks, that’s 25g! 4 hours 20 stacks that’s 100g
Depending on whether or not you have competition as well as respawn rates of the veins you can hit 100g in 4 hours or sometimes 5-6 hours but either way it all comes down to how much time you're personally willing to invest into farming.
Edited by Commander cococj
Edited, Jul 10th 2008 12:31pm by tetsuol
Edited, Jul 10th 2008 11:42am by Wordaen