One of the things I’ve always loved about making gold in world of warcraft, and the gold making community, is that there are MANY different methods of making gold – and despite what some would have you believe, there is NO wrong way to make gold.
There ARE more optimal methods – that doesn’t invalidate your method. The important thing to keep in mind when it comes to making gold is whether or not YOU are enjoying the process. Whether or not YOU are seeing the gains and achieving the goals that you have set for yourself. Are you learning? Fantastic. Keep it up.
What everyone else is doing, how everyone else is making their gold – that doesn’t matter. Even if you find a method that you enjoy, and then you adapt it to your game play style – that’s good! Do that. Do what works for you, and stop trying to look down on folks who are perhaps not quite at the same level.
I am never going to be the person who can suggest the most optimal method of making gold. I am not a min/max player. I love making gold, but I also consider myself to be incredibly casual, with disabilities that come into play affecting both my mobility and sight. A large portion of my gold making comes from being in the right place at the right time and some pure dumb luck. What I hope for the new year is that people (gold makers, in specific) continue to support and uplift the community around them, encouraging new gold makers to pursue their passion within the game – WITHOUT looking down on them or reprimanding them for their methods if they don’t align with their own. We all have our own value on what time is worth to us and it’s going to change person by person. That’s OK.
- Note: That does not mean you should shun or avoid advice from other gold makers, either. It doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. There almost always is, and it is definitely a good idea to listen to more experienced gold makers in the community. That being said, whatever method you decide to try is absolutely valid, and you shouldn’t feel bad about it if it’s not the most optimal.