Lord of the Rings Online is an MMORPG that is highly successful, and, like most MMORPGs, its in-game currency, the LotRO gold, plays a critical role in the gameplay of the game. However, making a sufficient amount of LotRO gold is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you want to own high-end items and equipment that players in the MMO industry bestowed upon mecs and heroes.
Most Chinese gold shops can overprice the currency, making it very hard for new players to earn gold by artificial means. Furthermore, those that would resell such items often would steal the account of the seller as well, making sure that they wouldn’t be able to give the gold away to anyone else. This is, in effect, a form of piracy. However, I noticed that there are some outlets that I haven’t seen before that offer a new and unknown way of Earning gold for a low price in real life.
Luckily for me, I saw this business opportunity and put it to use. The result? Half a million aren’t needed, simply by purchasing a character and placing them in the right position in the right guild in the right area. The opportunity is there for all to see, but the question is – will people be willing to part with their money?
That’s what I set out to find out. I visited several sites that were touted as offering reviews, and (cruarily) asked for reviews regarding this “new way of Earning.”
The results I got were surprising and overwhelming. At the bottom of the page, after giving away my initial investment, I saw the following grades:
- 9 Gold – Poor
- 8 Gold – Average
- 9 Gold – Superb
- 8 Gold – Outstanding
- 9 Gold – Very Good
- 10 Gold – Silver
A couple of characters stood out in the 9 gold ranks, one more in the 8 gold rank, and the other in the 9 gold rank. I was intrigued. I had read and dug up some dirt-cheap gold previously, but this was instant income from a well-known brand name! I was skeptical, but I was also quite impressed with their strategy.
Of course, I tried it out on a couple of characters and told my findings to my friends. We checked out the tactics further and found that this is quite a legitimate way of Earning gold in Lord of the Rings Online. Bottom line? There’s a ton of competition, but we also found out that a lot of that competition was using bots to farm gold in LOTRO and sell it to players. Our results were zero. Well, the strategy definitely worked. So, I can honestly say that I found out a thing or two about farming gold in LOTRO. Back in the future, I started to research and investigate the techniques that these merchants were using to deliver the gold to players.
Farming gold in Lord of the Rings Online is a pretty time-consuming task, and it isn’t one that you’ll be able to finish overnight. There are a variety of tactics that you’ll use, and a lot of them are no pretty than the visuals I just gave you. There are sites you’ll hit upon, and a whole array of farming methods that you’ll use, and each one of them has got negative results. I’m not going to go into a bunch of the tactics here, just stick with me and I’ll explain to you in a minute exactly why farming gold is a bad idea in Lord of the Rings Online.
Here are a few examples of why farming gold is not the right way to do things:
– Farming at a spot where you need to constantly be mindful of your surroundings. You also need to move along a migration path, and also need to be of service to others that are in need of items. You don’t want to get in a mob over a farming spot.
– You might not be able to compete with other farmers. You might be able to get items once you farm a certain pattern, but everyone else will be harvesting from the same spot you are. You’ll have to offer something different in the trade channel than what the other player is able to offer.
– You won’t know how the Other Players are farming. Sure, it’s possible to stay in one spot and keep farming, but it’s unlikely that you’ll stay in that spot for very long. You’ll move from location to location, and likely never meet the same person. In the end, you’ll end up farming the same stuff over and over, which is a waste of time.
There was one interesting result that I wanted to point out, and that was that it didn’t matter what character you were. Even level 1 characters were profitable.