Updated Fri, Aug 28, 2009 by Xerin
Everyone needs or wants gold in World of Warcraft. It's only natural to want to be wealthy and be able to afford all of the cool mounts and shiny 8,500 gold rings. Getting the gold is the hard part, but with David "Xerin" Piner's latest gold farming guide you can't say that any more. Xerin gives a realistic approach to farming gold and some neat tricks to make it easier. You don't even need to pay a single dime for this cool information. So come over and find out how to fill your pockets full of gold to get all of the cool items and gear you want.
Gold itself comes from non-playable characters. Every PC in WoW is a sort of for-hire hero vigilante with a fistful of letters of marque that allow them to slay every evil-doer out there. These NPCs contain copper, silver, gold, and/or items that can traded to vendors which stack up gold. Quests (repeatable or not) also offer a secondary method for gold to enter the system. This gold is then moved either back into the game into meatsinks (such as mounts, reagents, vanity items, repairs, etc.) or moved through the auction house in exchange for goods.
Click here to read about gold farming in Wrath of the Lich King!