With the abundance of nearly every material in Mists of Pandaria it can be hard to make gold. I am going to start updating more and I have made it easier to find my posts that are actually useful and not just me rambling. You can consider this the first gold making post of a new era.
This is going to list several ways that you can use ‘guilds’ to make money. For a guide on how to make an end game guild gold to cover repairs, feasts, gems, enchants, BoEs you are going to have to check back in a few days.
When it comes to selling guilds you have 3 options all will become easier as you sell a few and build a solid rep on your server. I will explain the pros and cons of each. Note that all guilds sell 10x better on higher population servers for obvious reasons.
Selling lvl 1 Guilds no Tabs.
Pros: Obviously there is very little to no cost associated with creating a level 1 guild, if you have multiple accounts or are on a high pop server you won’t have to pay for signatures. These you can sell lots of because there are always people making bankers and bank guilds, but sometimes it is a pain in the ass to take the time out of your life to get signatures for it, where you will get a lot of sales is from people making their 2nd and 3rd banker guilds, they have lots of money if they have need this much bank space, their time is more valuable than the 100g they are going to give you.
Cons: You will not get a lot of gold for these kinds of guilds 100-200g tops. You can only carry one guild at a time, it’s not as if you can fill a bag and head to trade chat and sell them all. Oh and they don’t stack.
Selling Tip: Advertise it as saving the time to get signatures etc and you will get buyers faster.
Selling lvl 25 Guilds no Achievements.
This type of guild will fetch you 40-60k depending on if you unlock any achievements while leveling it, who’s buying it and your sales pitch.
Pros: You get a decent chunk of gold for selling these and while leveling the guild you are making money also through challenges / gold looted. Since the changes to guild xp leveling a toon actually gives a ton of guild xp so you can level a toon if you would rather that vs more gold. There are always people starting ‘new end game raiding guilds’ and pvp guilds etc and its pretty easy to get a buyer for these.
Cons: In order to do this effectively you are going to need a big time investment especially if you don’t have a lot of people doing it with you. Hard to find committed people with enough time on their hands to level a guild with you. More people you have you get less of a cut of the gold which is already only 40k.
Tip: If you can manage to get 5 people that instead of raiding or pvping are commited to guild leveling you can all make a ton of money knocking out the pvp dungeon and scenario challenges, if you are starting a level 1 guild do all the pvp challenges first to unlock the % of loot going to guild bank, then do the dungeons as a guild group.
Selling lvl 25 Guilds with Achievements.
The more time you invest in a guild the more money you are going to get for it, unlocking the xp banners, boa gear mounts, pets will all increase a guild’s value.
Pros: With the right achievements and buyer these can fetch anywhere between 50-200k. While unlocking these achievements you will be making gold also.
Cons: Some of these achievements are a big time investment for making an extra 10k. The more gold you’re trying to get for something in WoW the longer it takes to sell it, if you’re trying to get 200k this could take a few days.
Tip: A lot of the achievements simply require you getting more characters to a certain rep, if you all have 2 or 3 max level toons this is pretty quick to do. If you each have multiple toons you can level the guild until honored on all your toons to avoid having to go back and level al their reps.