WoW Burning Crusade Classic Gold Making Guide


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    Looking for a reliable way to make gold in Burning Crusade Classic? Gold should be much easier to earn in TBC, but it still pays to know the best way to go about raking in cash. And with the introduction of flying mounts, you'll want to make sure you have enough gold saved to take to the skies in as little time as possible.

    Here are some tips for making gold in WoW Burning Crusade Classic so you can unleash your inner goblin.

    WoW Burning Crusade Classic gold farming tips

    You'll pick up a lot of junk when you loot enemies. You may also be tempted to only loot the stuff that looks worthwhile, but the money you can make by selling grey items will soon add up.

    Get into the habit of checking how much items are worth on the auction house, too. It may be tempting to sell unwanted stuff to a vendor for convenience, but you may get way more for it by selling to other players.

    Optimize your bag space

    Having lots of bag space as you can get is always worthwhile, but it's especially important if you have a gathering profession. The materials will quickly take up room in your bags and you don't want to have to make needless trips to offload at a bank or the auction house. Even if you don't want to bother with professions, it's still a good idea to clear out your bags as often as you can.

    Make a second character

    Having a second character is useful for a few reasons. You won't have to level the character to 70, but standing them next to a bank and mailbox means you can send any excess stuff from your main character to them easily. There's no auction house in Outland either, so if you're planning on selling stuff, it might make sense to use an alt camped next to one in Azeroth.

    Of course, if you're planning on actually leveling another character, all the better. Choose a couple of WoW Classic professions that complement your main character's choices and put them to work, too. A third could be your glorified personal banker.

    Craft items to sell

    Aside from giving you the option to craft consumables or items for yourself, many crafted items can be sold on the auction house for a profit. There's a lot more involved if you're serious about making gold from crafting—not least the initial expense of leveling the profession—but it can still be lucrative.

    Jewelcrafting is a new addition for Burning Crusade Classic, but it's pretty expensive to level. Tailoring is another choice that could see some benefits, not least of all because cloth drops aren't particularly difficult to come by. And, of course, you can make your own bags—or sell those, too. TBC-specific items such as Spellcloth are used in various crafting recipes and generally sell well.

    Most crafting professions are viable though it's worth having a look at what sells well on your server before committing.

    Or pick up gathering professions

    If you'd rather not go to the bother of having to craft items to sell, picking two gathering professions can be just as lucrative—if not more so—providing you can set aside the time to farm the materials if you want to continue making gold with them at level 70.

    All gathering professions work well, as the associated mats are generally sought after. Also bear in mind that TBC Classic introduces Jewelcrafting, so demand for ore is likely to be high. You can usually find buyers for lower-level stuff on the auction house as players will want to level their own crafting professions and may not have time to farm all the materials needed.

    If you play a druid, or you're thinking of leveling one, herbalism is almost a given for one of your professions. The introduction of flying and the druids' ability to gather herbs while in flight form makes it an obvious choice.

    Learn to fish

    Fishing is one of the secondary professions and can also be fairly lucrative, especially in the new Outland zones. As well as the fish, which can be used in various endgame cooking recipes, you have to chance to fish up 'Mote of Water' which can then be turned into a Primal Water and sold on the auction house.

    Fishing may not be the most exciting activity in the world, but it's handy to have if you're at a loose end and just want to chill for a while.

    Use addons

    There are various WoW Classic addons that can help with your gold-making:

    GatherMate2: An obvious choice if you have gathering professions. It marks the map with a colored node whenever you gather, mine, or fish from a school, so you know where to look for them in the future.

    Auctionator/Auctioneer: This makes the auction house easier to navigate.

    TradeSkillMaster: Has a fairly steep learning curve, but if you're serious about making gold, this addon is invaluable. It allows you to set up groups and assign rules to each for easier auctioning. It also gives you a separate crafting UI, showing which items are profitable at a glance.


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