Rift Money Making Guide – Tips To Making More Platinum
How to get more P’s
I am sure that this isn’t the first guide you came to. You have probably checked a few others than have outlined various ways that THEY make THEIR money but have failed to detail those methods for you to adapt. With these few simple tips I can guarantee you will increase your in-game income so you can afford those ridiculously priced epics.
First of all I am going to start with something you have probably already done or read about. Professions. I don’t usually focus on just one profession when I start a new character on any MMO and Rift was no exception. When I started my first character, the first possible chance I got, I grabbed all three gathering professions. Butchering, Foraging, and Mining. By getting all three gathering profession and no crafting profession, I would ensure that all the materials I gathered were 100% profit. I never waste my time on crafting professions early in the game because all they do is waste your money. Unless you are an outfitter only interested in crafting bags, you will end up spending more money than you are making.
By grabbing all three gathering professions early, I am ensuring that they level up as I do. I don’t skip ahead in levels with any of the professions and I can always mine, forage or butcher what I find. The main downside to all of this, besides leveling slightly slower (not that it matters when you are rolling in cash), is the bag space all these items take up. I would suggest getting an outfitter in your guild to craft the bags you need early on or even just buying them off the auction house (never a vendor).
A simple tip to clearing up this bag space would be to create a mule. By creating a mule account, you can have no only their bag space, but also the mailbox space, to store all the items you are foraging. It would also make it easier to sell on the auction house as your main character will not need to take a break from leveling to visit it.
My Second Tip, tying in closely with my first, would be to play the auction house a little. If you have your ‘mule’ character, you should have easy access to the auction house. Once you start generating money with your gathering professions, you can start spending this money in the AH. The economy is all to pot at the moment due to nobody knowing the price of anything, so I would suggest saving what you make from your professions until it settles down, then using the money you have made to buy and sell on the AH.
The trick to this is to watch the cost of basic items such as crafting materials, and look for any changes. If you see somebody selling way below the average for a quick sell, buy it. Stick it back on the AH for an easy profit!
There is much more to this but the AH can become very complicated without a detailed guide.