One of the things that new players have a hard time with is how to make money in World of Warcraft. Many of these newer players don’t have enough gold to even train their skills when they level up. Not knowing how to make money in WoW shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the game to its fullest.
The easiest and fastest way to make gold in WoW is to sell all of the stuff you don’t need. You might be wondering what exactly you can and can’t use. Figuring this out is as simple as understanding what item colors mean. There are seven different types of item colors in World of Warcraft:
- Poor – Grey
- Common – White
- Uncommon – Green
- Rare – Blue
- Epic – Purple
- Legendary – Orange
- Heirloom – Tan
Most players when they first start out will only deal with the first four item colors. Poor quality items can be sold to any vendor for a little bit of money. Common items, such as cloth, can be used by other players. These items should be sold on the Auction House to other players. Uncommon and rare items should also be sold on the Auction House and generally bring in more money than the common items.
What to Sell and What to Keep
Now that you know what types of items there are you’ll want to determine what items you want to keep and what items you want to sell. Almost all poor quality items need to be sold to the vendor since they have no use. The only reason to keep them is for novelty reasons.
Common items are the hardest to determine if you should keep them or not. Cloth items like wool, silk, and mageweave can not only be used by Tailors but by anyone that has First Aid. If you have First Aid it might be a good idea to hold on to your cloth. If you don’t have a use for it though just sell it.
Uncommon and rare items are easier to determine if you need to keep them or not. These items will either be something you can use or something you can’t. If you’re a Mage and you find a rare two-handed sword you’re not able to use it and should sell it someone who can. This will become easier as you level more in World of Warcraft.
Knowing how to make money in World of Warcraft will really help you to get the most out of your gaming experience. Take time to learn the basics and how items can work for you to make gold. There are also plenty of mods for World of Warcraft that can give you additional information on items. Some of these mods will give you sales prices for the Auction House and how much it will sell to the vendor. Remember that not making enough gold in WoW shouldn’t keep you from having fun.