Posts Tagged ‘Platinum Tip’

Plat Tip – The Guise of Death

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Today was the final two stages of the River of Souls event in Rift. This means it’s time to spend all those Otherworldy Sourcestones that you’ve been accumulating over the past few weeks. I had been planning on buying the pets, but after seeing what they looked like, decided they were too creepy for me, lol. So I had 600 Otherworldly Sourcestones and nothing I really wanted to buy with them. Finally I decided on the Guise of Death, which is a trinket that disguises you as an undead. I went to try it out but noticed that it was a bind on use item and had an idea! I ran to the auction house and checked and no one else had posted one, so I threw mine in for 200 platinum. I don’t know if it will sell or not, but it’s a nice option for anyone who didn’t really want any of the event awards! Even if I can only sell it for 50 platinum I’ll be happy! You should check the AH on your server to see if anyone has one posted for only a few platinum, as you’ll likely be able to flip it for a great profit in a few months!

*In addition to the trinket, watch your Auction House for the River of Souls mount as well! If you can snag one of these for a good price, you could flip it for a small fortune!

On My Way To Becoming A Platinum Princess

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I enjoyed having enough gold in WoW to buy whatever I wanted. I think the biggest change I’ve experienced in my switch to Rift is that I’m no longer able to spend without consequence. I was happy with how much gold I was accumulating for the first few levels until I visited the mount vendor and realized that the highest currency in game wasn’t actually gold, it was platinum, and that the cheapest horse would cost me a whole 2.5! I was sitting around 65 gold at the time and realized I needed to develop some platinum making strategies, and quick. After a few more levels I discovered Sanctum and the Guardian Auction House. Unfortunately prices were all over the place and there really wasn’t much posted at all, as the shard had only been around for a few days. I posted what I thought people might go searching for, a few shoulder and head armor items that were a little harder to find than the rest and some leather I’d butchered. I way overpriced everything, and not surprisingly none of it sold, so it was back to the drawing board.

Later I was running around Silverwood Forest questing my little heart out when I saw a bright sparkly thing. Obviously I had to click on it, and I got my very first “artifact”. I thought it was pretty neat that you could find sparkly things just laying around the world, and became instantly hooked. I completed a few of the Silverwood artifact sets, spending any extra gold I had to purchase the ones I’d yet to find from the Auction House. I began finding doubles and triples of ones I’d already used, so I decided to post them in the AH to try to make back some of my gold. There were rarely any of the ones I found already in the AH, so I decided to risk putting them in for a platinum a piece as the fee to post an artifact is only 1 silver, so it wouldn’t really matter if they didn’t sell. To my surprise and delight, they nearly all sold! I started going out to explore and look for artifacts specifically, which was a lot of fun and is probably why I’ve yet to reach level 50. I only sell ones I already have because I’d noticed once you turn in 100 sets of artifacts, you can get one of the fastest mounts, which became a goal of mine. I also started purchasing artifacts to re-post in the AH that were under priced, something that isn’t easy to do without addons, but I managed.

I like hunting artifacts for platinum because it’s something I’d be doing anyway. I want to finish all the artifact sets and get my special mount and I want to explore every corner of Telara, I just so happen to be making money along the way! I’ve gotten to the point where I have every artifact from Silverwood and Gloamwood now except for a few of the rares. So I head out to search once a day until my bags are full of artifacts, which usually takes 15-30 minutes because I’m very familiar with the artifact spawn points in both zones now, and then I head back to the Auction House to post whatever I couldn’t use. I have fun riding around seeing the world and fighting off any rifts or invasions I come across, and I usually make at least 10 platinum in the process, sometimes much more. I don’t even have to worry about mobs getting in my way as I find the greatest success just sticking to the mountains.

I’m not sure how much platinum the average Rift player has right now, as I only have a few people to compare to, but I know I’ve got a fair bit more than them. I also don’t know what level 50 brings in terms of ways to bring in the plat, but I think as a nooby level 36, 220 platinum has me well on my way to becoming a Platinum Princess! At this rate anyway I should have at least 1000 by the time I reach level cap. Players love those vanity items, me included, hehe.

If you’re interested in starting to farm artifacts as well let me know and I’ll post a map with my favorite spots! Also if you’ve been working on making platinum with the Rift AH, leave me a comment and let me know how it’s going! If there’s a better method for someone still leveling to bring home the bacon, I’d really like to hear about it! Finally, how have you been managing playing Rift without any addons? Are you always glancing to your titan panel to see how long you have to go until you level up, or typing /auctioneer commands in the AH only to realize sadly you’ll have to figure that all out on your own? Oh, and do you like the new header? I thought I should throw some of my Rift characters in there now that it’s such a big part of my gaming agenda!

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Rift Platinum Tip – Selling Dye

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Since gold tips were such a big part of the posting I did about World of Warcraft, I thought I’d try to incorporate some Rift platinum tips into some of my new posts! I’ve got 20 platinum now, which is not bad for a level 20 who has just been flipping Artifacts in the auction house. Just recently though I found a new way to make some Rift gold by selling armor dye.

There was a dye vendor located in Sanctum, but because of a mess up with the dye prices, they pulled her out after the last patch. At first I was distraught, having gotten used to dyeing almost all the new armor I come across, but luckily the dye vendor isn’t the only way to get dye! Apothecaries can make 5 colors of dye that the dye vendor doesn’t have. Up until recently, the first few you learn as you level the profession were very cheap in the AH, usually priced at under a gold, but since the disappearance of the dye vendor, even the very first dye you can make (Cyan) is selling like crazy priced as high as 50g!

The dye that apothecaries can make is Cyan, Seafoam Green and Magenta (light and dark of each). They can also buy patterns for Black and White dye at the top of their profession. Even if you only level the profession until you get to Cyan, it only takes a coastal glory and rotting canine to make, which is a nice profit if you sell them for 50g each! If your AH hasn’t been cleaned out yet, and there are still under priced dye listed, you could buy them up and flip them before the dye vendors return.

Starting out in a new game with no money can be rough, so hopefully this can help fill up some of those fresh new coin purses!

Edit : The Dye Vendor is already back in Sanctum, they sure fixed that quick! You can still sell the craftable dye for decent profits though, as they are different from the ones the Dye Vendor sells!