An Introduction to WoW Gold Farming
One of the advantages of gold farming is that you can get a consistent return on the investment on your time. The more time you spend actually farming gold the richer you get. Bottom line: choosing the right class is essential as the faster you can kill mobs the bigger your gold profits will be.
Another added bonus about choosing to be a gold farmer is that killing mobs can result in the occasional rare and epic items being looted; these prized items can be sold for hundreds and even thousands of gold in the WoW Auction House.
How to Maximize Your WoW Gold Farming Experience
Many of the top gold farmers utilize a secret gold strategy that rakes in even bigger profits. Here’s how it’s done: you can increase your rate of gold return if you choose a gathering profession that can mine ore, skin beasts or gather herbs while you are killing profitable mobs. Not only can you make hundreds of gold per hour by traditional gold farming you can sell your gathered items for even more profits in the Auction House.
Which Mobs Should I Farm?
Unless you are a skinner, always choose to kill humanoid mobs. The reason is that they always drop cloth that be be sold to players with the Tailoring profession. Cloth is also used to increase reputation with various factions and it’s used to create bandages for the First Aid profession.
Another plus to killing humanoids is that they have better loot tables and always drop coin.
How to Pick the Best WoW Gold Farming Class
If you are a new player to WoW or are thinking of starting out fresh on a new server deciding to play a strong gold farming class is a wise decision. A good strategy is to pick one of these classes, then level them up as fast as possible and use them to farm gold to supply your main characters and twink characters with money to buy them the very best gear.
Here are the two all-time best WoW gold farming classes:
Best Original Gold Farming Class: the Hunter
No other class can level as fast as a Hunter; no other class is as easy to play as a Hunter – especially a Beast Mastery specced Hunter. Just send in your pet and start shooting. This is why I heartily recommend players create a Hunter any time they move to a new server; they are the perfect gold farming class.
At level 17 hunters become even more powerful as they get a speed buff called Aspect of the Cheetah that helps them travel faster. If played correctly and with the right talent spec Hunters have almost zero down time which makes them the ultimate gold farming machines.
Best New Gold Farming Class: the Death Knight
If you have at least one level 55 character on any server and have purchased the Wrath of the Lich King expansion you may want to consider creating a Death Knight. Death Knights are very unique as they are the very first WoW “hero class”.
This class is perfect for gold farming due to its sheer offensive power not to mention they are a plate wearing class that makes them almost impossible to kill. Death Knights also possess great area of effect abilities that can damage multiple mobs at once. They also have impressive self-healing abilities that result in minimal downtime.
Like Hunters they also have various pets such as a ghoul and gargoyle which are loyal companions in battle.
Once you finish all of the Death Knight quests in the phased starting area you should have powerful blue gear plus an epic mount that will give you quick travel to lucrative farming locations.
Some Quick Tips
* Set your keyboard to auto-loot all of the items from a mob’s corpse
* Always set your hearthstone to the nearest inn to where you are farming gold
* Before you start a gold farming session, empty your bags
* When you hearth back to town sell all the grey items to a vendor and mail your valuable items to an Auction House mule
* Be efficient with your abilities and conserve your energy, mana and rage
* Carry plenty of bandages and health potions and use them instead of food to speed up your farming
If you don’t feel like sitting around in a stuffy Auction House trying to make sense of fluctuating prices and complex trends I highly recommend you consider heading out to the far reaches of Azeroth and start farming gold. Gold farming can be a very fun and extremely rewarding way to play your character in the World of Warcraft.