Where to re-start Gold Making in Warcraft

It’s hard to come back into world of warcraft after taking a break.

It’s even harder when there is an expectation that you can immediately make 60,000g+ per month in order to pay for the subscription by WoWtoken.

There are so many guides out there about starting gold, but nothing for coming back to Warcraft after some time away.

I hope I can help you here.


Dear Gold Queen

I just returned from a few months’ break from WoW.  I heard about the new changes, and I wanted to start playing again.  I used to be really good at making gold in Warcraft but now everything has changed.  Can you give me a rough guide to getting re-started again?


“Long-time-fan J”


Hi J, thanks for contacting me. 



Re-starting Warcraft can be overwhelming. Don’t become daunted.

Your garrison is your base of operations.  Get that optimised first. I have a full complete guide on it for sale.  It’s pay-what-you-want but if you can’t do that right now, then google is your friend, you can search out various opinions on “best garrison”.  Naturally, I think mine is best.


Don’t get burnt out again

Then get straight back into Warcraft, going through your old play style. Raid, pvp, quest, explore, roleplay, battle pets, whichever you enjoy.

As you play, your memory will jog “I wonder if I can resell this item?” or “if I need this item, who else needs it? where can I get it?” and “I see herbs on the ground, are they worth picking?”

Allow your memory to come back to you piece at a time.

Don’t push yourself.

You already got burnt out once before.


Slow and Steady and Regular

Once you have your garrison and your normal play underway, it’s time to look at the old things that made you gold, and check again if they are the things that are right to re-start.




Farming/Collecting items

Pet Leveling


Services (eg tanking, portals)

I credit you with enough intelligence to search for “tailoring” or “transmog” in TGQ search bar without prompting from me!


There are some recently found ways of making gold, but you can scan back over the archives at TGQ for these.  We’ve recently got into

Tanaan farming

Cross Realm hopping


Remember How You Learned

Jog your mind with the free gold making course.

Of course, you’re not a beginner, and can just skim through most of the lessons.

The aim of the course for you is to remind you what you did, and how you learned.   You can use the guide as a tick box memory-jogger to check that you’re already doing something, and that it is in the correct order.

Once you learn a method, it can be applied over and over again to many different items and professions.


Have faith in yourself

And if you have any specific problems, you can always ask gold making questions from the recommended gold makers.



twitpiAbout the Author

The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 11 garrisons, 17k+ achievements, 1593 days played, and over 32 million gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.