Unlike in the current World of Warcraft: BfA, Gold wasn’t that easy to come by back wow classic gold in the vanilla version. Earning Gold for your first mount at level 40 was an accomplishment for the majority of players. When the game goes live and you decide to start your adventure, you will notice that every piece of equipment, crafting material and such is extremely expensive. That’s always a thing when a new server or game is launched, as demand far exceeds the supply. You will also notice that quests give significantly less Gold compared to now, which makes it a necessity to play efficiently, and know goods spots for farming Gold and leveling.
In this Guide, we are sharing with you the most important Tips & Tricks for WoW Classic’s early stages, and a detailed list of the best money making/gold farming locations in World of Warcraft. For more general information on WoW Classic for beginners, check out this interesting and in-depth guide.
Important Note: Despite being underwritten by experience and extensive research, some of the information featured in this Guide might be somewhat subjective, and not 100% accurate. Please keep that in mind, and if you notice a piece of information that you don’t agree with please let us know, and we will do our best to update and correct it.
We present you a collection of some rules, directives, hints, and general guidelines that will help you make and save additional Gold during leveling. Some of those tips and tricks are very basic, but not everybody is used to saving Gold in World of Warcraft nowadays, so we have decided to feature them as well.
Create a Bank Alt and level it up to level 5 – The leveling part is very important because you can pick up Enchanting after you reach it. In Classic, you can disenchant EVERY uncommon item of every level, if you have the enchanting profession. Disenchanting weak BoE Uncommon Items and selling Enchanting Materials on AH will help you make some extra money out of otherwise Vendor-destined gear. The Bank Alt will also serve as your high-capacity storage for various items* that are bound to rise in value over time or might come in handy at a later date. Overall, this is a must-have, as it will improve your overall leveling and Gold-making efficiency, let you store additional items, allow you to consolidate your Gold on a single character, and provide you with a way of squeezing some extra Gold out of various Items.
*If you run out of Bag and Bank space on your Alt, fear not, as the Mailbox itself is a great place to store your Items. Just mail everything to your Alt and keep it in the Mailbox. Expired parcels will be automatically mailed back to your Main, so you will not lose any items and be able to Mail everything to your Alt again (Mailing items cost some additional Gold, but the amount is negligible when compared to the utility provided by almost unlimited storage space).
Loot everything – Every single item in the game has some value and you should take advantage of this fact. Grey items can be vendored for that little bit of extra pocket money and white stackable items are needed for crafting, which means that people will generally buy them if you post them on AH for low enough price (if you can’t be bothered to post Auctions, you can just vendor all of them and be done with it). Some of the looted items will rise in value over time, so you might also want to take your time and store them on Bank Alt.
Upgrade your bags as quickly as possible – This tip is closely connected to the previous one. Upgrading your bags quickly will ensure that you spend more time grinding and less time managing your inventory, which will increase your leveling speed and allow you to make some more money in the process. Bags are expensive, so it is a good idea to look for a Tailor who will make you a set of new bags for Materials and a small fee (you will surely loot some Cloths, so this will not cost you too much).
Below, we present you some spots that can be used for Gold Farming in the early, as well as in the late game. Some of them rely on a bit of luck, Auction House prices, or the state of the in-game economy as a whole, while others are a great source of vendor trash that provides a steady income, not affected by the economy in any way.