Show me the Golden Path
One of the items that I choose to bring in this missive is a different view when it comes to making gold. I can offer you the mechanics of making gold. Spoon feed you the ideas of what to sell and what to collect for later. I can even hand hold you (you have sweaty palms) to make a large amount of gold.
But sometimes I want you to see making gold for what it really is. It is a very personal experience similar to your crafting professions. The knowledge you have and the abilities you show in making all of those shiny piles of fun.
Making gold is an art form of sorts. This isn’t just about selling this, planting this, farming this to building a fortune. There is an art to how you build your gold empire. This may seem a little sappy for some. There are those that are sitting in their chair and chanting ‘Mommar, show me the gold’. But how you look at your gold stash is just as important as having it in the first place.
Commodities in Gold Making
If you look at your gold stash as being a commodity, then you are more apt to run out and spend it on some new shiny toy. If you look at it as a hassle, then you will be running around trying to scrape up enough for repairs. But if you look at the making and spending of gold as fine art, then you are more apt to take care of your spoils of war.
Another part of how you view your gold is how you make it through both the prosperous times as well as the lean times. As BFA (Battle For Azeroth) looks to arrive sometime next year as the next great expansion. We move into a new era, making gold might not be as easy. Players are not upgrading as often and some professions are on life support. This is that grinding time that every piece of gold becomes important. Battle For Azeroth (BFA) will be more expensive with more gold sinks that want to take your gold away. Players in the next two weeks will get 4 new races to level characters and explore the new world. That will be four times players will be switching from raiding to leveling once again. The key to your next commodity brokerage is to see this as the next great investment opportunity.
The ‘Fine Art’ of Gold Making
Fine art is appreciated over a long term. Your gold has to not only last you now, but also has to be replenished over the next expansion. Your goals, your plans and your gold making pyramid will have to be in good shape to make it through the next expansion. That fine art gets shown, protected and even insured in case the worst happens.
So start to look at yourself as the next Rembrandt of World of Warcraft. Be prepared to use your brush strokes or your crayons and make the next amount of gold making ability you have a masterpiece.
Good Luck and Good Profit Hunting
About the Guest Writer
Mommar began making gold his way in Azeroth 8+ years ago. Soon he took his menagerie of crafters and gatherers all the way to the legion HQ and beyond. I’ve always believed in helping people if they ask and showing people that you do not have to be a Goblin Engineer to make gold in World of Warcraft. Many of the lessons I’ve learned in obtaining gold in WoW I’ve also adapted to my personal life. I have gained and spent over 8 million gold. Spending on personal items and helping my guildmates. Dancing on Azerothian mailboxes for gold tips is just a hobby. I believe that everyone can make gold if they want to!