Lazy Gold Science
You’d figure I’d be better at this blogging thing. I’ve been doing this long enough, it shouldn’t be an issue. I was going to write this on Tuesday, right after the results… nevermind. Let’s carry on as if I’d planned this – on to the cash, baby!
Last week, right after the server reset, I decided to see which lazy (re: minimal effort) method would make me the most gold in a week. Method one was using the Order Hall treasure missions. Method two was logging in every few days, making Hexweave bags, then selling them on the Auction House.
Both seemed fairly balanced in their own way. They were on separate servers and different factions, and naturally there would be the usual random variables at play. There was no way to know exactly when a treasure mission was going to come up, or how many per character would be available over a week. The Auction House is the Auction House, and while Hexweave bags still sell quite well there’s always ways to manipulate the market.
After their surprisingly profitable run the previous week, I decided that the Horde server would continue running their Order Hall missions. Six characters would essentially just sit by the Order Hall board, renew and refresh missions, and replenish Order Hall resources as necessary. I’d play my main once in awhile as I had time.
The Alliance server would be my Hexweave crew. There were five tailors there, and my Alliance main made six. Since his Order Hall was almost as optimized as the Horde Halls were, he would generate his gold through Order Hall gold missions. That would roughly balance out with the tailors, plus compensate for any extra gold my Horde main might earn by being played. The tailors would load up their tailoring huts with sumptuous fur, and every three days I’d log in, gather the cloth, convert to bags, send to AH mule, then replenish the tailoring hut orders and log off.
Both methods involved minimal time investment once each character was “set up” properly. With the Horde, I could monitor their progression without even logging into the game. I could do it all through the Legion app, and log in only to replenish Order Hall resources. With the Alliance, I had to log in to generate the bags but I only had to do that every three days or so. I didn’t have to touch them otherwise.
Yeah, this wasn’t rocket science. Gold science, is that a thing? Sure, let’s call it that.
So what were my findings after a week?
Well the Alliance was a bit borked. First, it turns out that not all the bags I had been selling in the prior weeks actually sold. So I had more in my AH toon’s inventory than I expected. But the bags all sold this week, and at a good rate. Some other things in the inventory also sold as well, but the bag were selling at 2000g a pop. By the end of the week, the AH netted me over 48000g. The Alliance Order Hall test turned a tidy profit as well, bringing in over 8000g. So the Alliance Lazy Gold results were a grand total of approximately 56000g in a week! Even if I just counted the Hexweave bags generated for the week, that would still be 20000g just for logging in once every three days!
Horde-side, the results were all over the place. The gold missions were definitely random. Everybody got a few during the week, but some more than others. My lowest gold count was 4500g on one character. The highest was almost 29000g! But between everyone, the grand total was almost 83000g! Combined with the 75 grand they pulled in last week, I could almost buy a WoW Token in only two weeks!
I’m definitely going to keep the Horde experiment going. I’m planning on taking a couple more characters to Argus to unlock the Order Hall missions there. Those drop some Champion gear that increases mission successes, as well as tokens that increase Champion iLevels. And THAT opens up more profitable gold missions.
Okay Doc Rokk, what are your conclusions?
Only one, and stand back because Imma shout this one out for you.
THERE IS NO REASON ANYONE CANNOT MAKE GOLD IN WORLD OF WARCRAFT!
Even if you have only one character, and you only use that one character for, let’s say, raiding and running the occasional Mythic+ dungeon. You can easily make at least four thousand gold a week on that character WITHOUT EVEN LOGGING INTO THE GAME! Check my previous post to see how you would go about getting your character set up for success. But once you do, you should be able to make enough scratch to cover your raiding needs at the very least. Maybe, if RNGesus smiles on you, you’ll pull in enough to get yourself a nice transmog piece too.
Have you tried using the Order Hall to make gold? What kind of results have you seen? Give me the deets in the comments below. I’d like to see how this has been working for other people.