Getting enough gold in WOW is the most important thing in the game. Gold is the one thing that will have the most effect on your game play and style on any MMORPG, and Warcraft is no different.
In World of Warcraft, you will need gold for almost anything. You will need gold for training fee, as for – learning new skills when you level or getting the next profession crafting ability. You will also want to buy items you can’t make yourself, or items you can get but you want to save the time of doing it yourself. Gold will also help you level up faster, and get buffs that will make your character stronger.
There are some basic, but very important, rules you need to follow:
1. Get your profession as early as possible, get the gathering profession! Having profession early in the game can give you a huge advantage. You will be able to level up your profession as you level your character. I recommend Mining and Skinning, but Herbalism is good too. Gathering profession will not cost you gold to level up, and you can sell the mats for a good steady income.
2. A full quest log is a gold mine! Questing in WOW can be a very lucrative thing. Unlike other MMORPG, Warcraft have a reward system for questing that give you EXP, items and gold. Doing quest while you are leveling can give you a big advantage. Grab all the quests you can find when entering a new zone. Many will only takes a matter of minutes to complete. You are going to kill the mobs for the EXP anyway, why not get extra EXP and some gold from it (if you don’t need the item sell it as well).
3. Don’t spend your gold! Many players don’t have problem making gold, but to keep it. Don’t buy items, and no – you don’t need to buy gears. Questing should provide you with all you need. Don’t buy Enchanting for your items, if you can make it do it, if not, many high level that only pickup Enchanting and some guild member will be happy to give it away. Go to the main city and look at the trade channel, you can get a higher enchant then you will buy – for free.
4. When farming know what to farm! Some mobs have better drops than others. Make some research, or get a gold guide that list the best zone and mobs to farm off.