Millions and millions of gold....

  • #1
    When i check the AH i cant find affordable items to upgrade mines. I have 1.2 millions of gold at the moment and i cant seem to increase the amount whatever i do. How do you make millions of gold? I looked everywhere for answers but couldn't find anything satisfactory. I hope i will get help from you folks. Thanks in advance.

    I'm playing a barbarian on EU side in case it's worth mentioning...
  • #2
    Farm more and sell legendaries plus ot her items. The "easy" way is to farm more the hard but more proffitable way is to play the ah.
    Personally I never had much until I sold a 300m item and now I'm broke again thats just how it works
  • #3
    Farm until you get something good. Eventually you will, it just takes a lot of patience.
  • #4
    I generally try to be more possitive, but with the current state of the economy, and the low chance (minimal) of a good drop, the possibility of you, or any player for that matter, of growing in wealth is near zero in the short and mid term.

    ...well... not in a "fun" kind of way at least.

    Let me tell you that unless you are immensely lucky and find that perfectly rolled legendary, or trifecta glove/ring/amy, then the only way of creating wealth in this game is by:

    A) Flipping items in the AH (buying underpriced stuff only to sell it for what its really worth, making a marginal profit)

    B) Spending real world cash in the RMAH, aka... Buying your way up in the game.


    Just as an example... I found a Whitching Hour belt yesterday (lvl63 legendary), the best belt in game for many classes.
    Since my roll was low on the main stat, (90 int) and since main stat is such a deciding factor on the current state of the game, well... Long story made short, my belt aint worth crap :facepalm: (not enough for the 100-200mill needed to make an upgrade on my monk)

    Equiped it on my alt char, an acid rain WD.
  • #5
    i just play the game - act 2 or 3 runs - and an occasional uber run with whoever i find in general chat.
    i started by playing on mp 5 - until at paragon 15 i started listening to others... i changed some of my gear (speed maynly) and started doing act 3 runs (some kind of alk runs). when i reached paragon 50 i was able to upgrade my runs to mp1 and now at plvl 70 i run mp2... with no loss on speed....

    regarding money - money is not my goal - i play for the fun of blowing monsters up and for the thrill of the legendary/set ray shooting upwards...

    usual i gather about 150.000 gold/run. so just playing should get you some money... i remember pre 1.0.4 when i had to farm act 2 quite a while until i had enough to buy the minimum gear for act 3. now with 1.5 mil with the barb you can survive mp5 - and blow through mp0.

    also occasionally a good drop comes - 2-3 months ago a good drop was anything that had the potential to sell with more then 50k. now i reached a point where i list only items with at least 1mil and maybe once a day i sell an item. usually the sells are in the 1-5 mil range - but now and then a 10-15-20 mil sale arises - a good day - even if is once a month....

    never had a 50+ mil sale - only one - pre 1.0.3 i sold some barb shoulders from 170 eur on rmah (and only 2-3 sales of 2 eur from that one).


    so just play for the fun of it - put on the ah what you do not use and might sell and the money will come - not the 100+ mil like - but they will slowly gather and also you will get some drops for you as well.
  • #6
    My only interest in gold is to upgrade my gear and progress into higher monster power levels. Just an example; i looked up an immortal king's chest on ah only to find the cheapest one to be 17mil. It's not looking possible for me anytime soon...
  • #7
    Farm more.
    Currently played toon:
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rage-2973/hero/28310

    Profit:
    Flipping/Sniping: 6577€
  • #8
    By farming you can make like 500k per hour purely from gold picked up. And then some extra cash if you are lucky with drops. Anyway don't play this game with attitude like "Omg why nothing drops for me" because you might never get anything good, rng is rng. Play just for fun and gold and items will eventually come.
  • #9
    the farther this game goes along, the less in-game means will be able to sustain you. The decreasing cost of gold will always drive up the value of really rare equipment, and it will be at a larger rate than the value of mediocre/good equipment. So the money you find in game and the value of stuff you can find on a regular basis will be worth less and less over time. The only way to keep up with the inflation of top tier goods is to flip items on the AH or buy gold.
  • #10
    there are no shortcuts here, unless u shell out some real money, u gotta farm shit ton .
  • #11
    When Blizzard designed this game, they hesitated between calling it "Diablo 3" or "Who wants to be a millionaire" :)
  • #12
    These topics come up often and are always replied with the same "Farm more.", which doesn't help the OP in any way.

    I've gone from 5 million to 15 million just selling gems. I have recipes for Star cuts of each color and I just farm until I have no more of the crappy rares up on the AH(the ones that sell for like 25k >.>). By that time, I usually have 100-150 Flawless gems and I just use the tomes I pick up and make gems until I am out. Then I put up everything, except Flawless, on the AH. Usually takes about a day to sell everything with the occasional re-list.

    Also, right now Inferno Essences are going for quite a bit. Although they are going down in price again. If you have some, I'd sell those off if you need money right now.

    However, if you want to invest, the new crafting recipes in 1.0.7 might use Essences/Tears, you can start picking up Blues during your farm runes and salvaging them. It's a bit of a gamble, though. You might end up with a whole bunch of essences worth 500g a piece :|

    Hope this helps! Good luck :)

    edit:
    I almost forgot, use this site for looking at prices. Helps a ton.
  • #13
    Quote from Lohk

    These topics come up often and are always replied with the same "Farm more.", which doesn't help the OP in any way.

    I've gone from 5 million to 15 million just selling gems. I have recipes for Star cuts of each color and I just farm until I have no more of the crappy rares up on the AH(the ones that sell for like 25k >.>). By that time, I usually have 100-150 Flawless gems and I just use the tomes I pick up and make gems until I am out. Then I put up everything, except Flawless, on the AH. Usually takes about a day to sell everything with the occasional re-list.

    Also, right now Inferno Essences are going for quite a bit. Although they are going down in price again. If you have some, I'd sell those off if you need money right now.

    However, if you want to invest, the new crafting recipes in 1.0.7 might use Essences/Tears, you can start picking up Blues during your farm runes and salvaging them. It's a bit of a gamble, though. You might end up with a whole bunch of essences worth 500g a piece :|

    Hope this helps! Good luck :)

    edit:
    I almost forgot, use this site for looking at prices. Helps a ton.

    Thank you very much to you and all the positive replies everyone made...
  • #14
    Making money for me has been done in two ways. Selling the items I find and from flipping items I find selling cheap on the AH and on the RMAH. Do not neglect the rares. I have sold a ton of rares for millions.
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #15
    Quote from TimCage

    My only interest in gold is to upgrade my gear and progress into higher monster power levels. Just an example; i looked up an immortal king's chest on ah only to find the cheapest one to be 17mil. It's not looking possible for me anytime soon...

    Thats the problem right there. So many "trendy" legendaries are way overpriced even more if you consider the fact that an equal rare is like 10 times cheaper...There is no need for an lk chest. You dont need vile wards. Learn how to gear up without those overpriced legendaries and you will find decent upgrades for less then like 2 or 3mil on the ah.

    For like 10mil total anyone could get a decent barb capable speed farming mp0/1 and doing higher mps for keys and/or ubers. 10mil is kinda easy to come by. Farm like 1 week. Pickup all the gold along the way and just sell any crap rolled item to the vendor. Check ah for items what you think they could be worth something and list those. If they dont sell either lower the pricetag or sell em to the vendor and keep farming.

    And one tip for free: Armor with goldfind+pickup no matter what stats they got selling good and fast...Rings/Amu with gf sells as well. Boots with gf+pickup+12%ms = easy 1mil. While farming you find plenty of goldfind items and its easy money.
    Words of wisdom: Don't follow the advice of people who won't have to deal with the consequences.
  • #16
    Quote from Lohk

    These topics come up often and are always replied with the same "Farm more.", which doesn't help the OP in any way.

    I've gone from 5 million to 15 million just selling gems. I have recipes for Star cuts of each color and I just farm until I have no more of the crappy rares up on the AH(the ones that sell for like 25k >.>). By that time, I usually have 100-150 Flawless gems and I just use the tomes I pick up and make gems until I am out. Then I put up everything, except Flawless, on the AH. Usually takes about a day to sell everything with the occasional re-list.

    Also, right now Inferno Essences are going for quite a bit. Although they are going down in price again. If you have some, I'd sell those off if you need money right now.

    However, if you want to invest, the new crafting recipes in 1.0.7 might use Essences/Tears, you can start picking up Blues during your farm runes and salvaging them. It's a bit of a gamble, though. You might end up with a whole bunch of essences worth 500g a piece :|

    Hope this helps! Good luck :)

    edit:
    I almost forgot, use this site for looking at prices. Helps a ton.


    I gave you rep now because that's solid advice. I do the same but I never actually thought of saying it as it's a path travelled less often. It's good advice if you have no intention of using the gems on your characters.

    But it IS still farming, you're just farming for something else, though it can actually be considered passive farming as it's usually not your main focus.
  • #17
    Quote from CorDa616

    Quote from Lohk

    These topics come up often and are always replied with the same "Farm more.", which doesn't help the OP in any way.

    I've gone from 5 million to 15 million just selling gems. I have recipes for Star cuts of each color and I just farm until I have no more of the crappy rares up on the AH(the ones that sell for like 25k >.>). By that time, I usually have 100-150 Flawless gems and I just use the tomes I pick up and make gems until I am out. Then I put up everything, except Flawless, on the AH. Usually takes about a day to sell everything with the occasional re-list.

    Also, right now Inferno Essences are going for quite a bit. Although they are going down in price again. If you have some, I'd sell those off if you need money right now.

    However, if you want to invest, the new crafting recipes in 1.0.7 might use Essences/Tears, you can start picking up Blues during your farm runes and salvaging them. It's a bit of a gamble, though. You might end up with a whole bunch of essences worth 500g a piece :|

    Hope this helps! Good luck :)

    edit:
    I almost forgot, use this site for looking at prices. Helps a ton.


    I gave you rep now because that's solid advice. I do the same but I never actually thought of saying it as it's a path travelled less often. It's good advice if you have no intention of using the gems on your characters.

    But it IS still farming, you're just farming for something else, though it can actually be considered passive farming as it's usually not your main focus.


    Thanks :D

    It is still farming, yes. But, the difference between farming for rares or legendary items and gems is the same as just picking up gold during runs: it's a consistent income, which is what I think the OP is asking for. With that said, I hate it when someone is asking for legit advice and they get mediocre answers. I've been on the OPs side of the fence many times and have gotten the same treatment.




    Quote from Shinna1989

    Quote from TimCage

    My only interest in gold is to upgrade my gear and progress into higher monster power levels. Just an example; i looked up an immortal king's chest on ah only to find the cheapest one to be 17mil. It's not looking possible for me anytime soon...

    Thats the problem right there. So many "trendy" legendaries are way overpriced even more if you consider the fact that an equal rare is like 10 times cheaper...There is no need for an lk chest. You dont need vile wards. Learn how to gear up without those overpriced legendaries and you will find decent upgrades for less then like 2 or 3mil on the ah.

    For like 10mil total anyone could get a decent barb capable speed farming mp0/1 and doing higher mps for keys and/or ubers. 10mil is kinda easy to come by. Farm like 1 week. Pickup all the gold along the way and just sell any crap rolled item to the vendor. Check ah for items what you think they could be worth something and list those. If they dont sell either lower the pricetag or sell em to the vendor and keep farming.

    And one tip for free: Armor with goldfind+pickup no matter what stats they got selling good and fast...Rings/Amu with gf sells as well. Boots with gf+pickup+12%ms = easy 1mil. While farming you find plenty of goldfind items and its easy money.


    I cannot emphasize this advice enough. You have to play an anti role when it comes to guides mostly. An example:

    Guy makes guide that says [LEGENDARY ITEM] is the best DPS per 1g on the market. The price of that item is going to go up, if you have the capital you can buy the stats he specifically lists in the guide and re sell them or look at the stats he's wanting and search for rares. Items like the Immortal Kings chest are good, and as stated, you can buy equal stats or a bit less for way, way, cheaper. You just have to ask yourself what stats are useful on the legendary and search for rares.

    As time goes on you will be able to find cheaper gear on the auction. As of now, you can find gear that isn't rolled perfectly for drastically reduced prices. An example of this would be looking for bracers with 5.5% crit instead of 6%, or rings at 3.5% crit instead of 4%. Items with 9% attack speed are very expensive but 8% not as much. Vile Ward was mentioned and it has the same rules. On US servers you can buy a Vile Ward with Life % instead of Vitality for a lower price. Play around with the number thresholds, you'd be surprised on what you can buy if you put in 190 strength instead of 200.
  • #18
    It's also worth mentioning that when farming it's generally not worth picking up and identifying every rare that drops.
    There are best in slot legendary items that make some rares totally worthless. Here's what I leave on the ground and if possible why:-

    2 hand weapons (Skorn)
    Quivers (Dead Man's Legacy)
    Most 1 hand bows and Rare sources
    Ceremonial Knives (Never ever found a decent one)
    Spirit stone (Inna's)

    I'll still pick up rings, amulets, belts, bracers, chests, pants, boots, all 1 hand weps, etc. I'm sure others can expand on this list.
  • #19
    farm, farm, farm.
    flipping items is also an idea but you kinda need a big starting budget to make anything from it.
    worst case scenario start picking up everything, turn em into crafting mats and sell those, prices went up quite a bit lately
  • #20
    If you're just starting to play (less than 10K elite kills with your main character) the best thing you can do to earn gold is by farming and picking up rares and then vendoring. Get some gold find too. You should be able to do 1M per hour just by farming.
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