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Discussion in 'UHall' started by dannybower, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. dannybower

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    hi ther

    what is the best way to make gold to finance training such as tailoring cos no mater what I do I never seem to get enough gold to make a mark .
    and also the amount of gold I make on one farming trip is next to nothing when ya see the price of the stuff on the vendors
     
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    The best way is to harvest resources (leather, cotton, wool), use them for training, resell the items made in training, and use that gold for further training.
     
  3. Victim of Siege

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    probably your best bet is to go to yew pens and farm sheep for wool, make clothe and use that to train until you need leather. Then go to delucia and kill cows and such for leather. other than that, try farming Shame for loot to sell/unravel.
     
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    Well to ask a question for an answer might not sound great but this has a reason.....
    What other characters do you have? There are tons of ways to make gold in the game that a young player can do. Miners make ingots and players buy ingots or you can make things and sell to npc's or a inscriptionist... they can make gold too on just a few scrolls ... You see without knowing your roster of playable characters I have little to go on as will any others here... Have you tried the new Dungeon on Haven? Also there is wool to collect off the sheep there... and cotton in Moonglow and Skara ... It takes time to build up gold so dont get discouraged....
     
  5. dannybower

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    thanks guys I will give some of this a try and if all goes well that should finance training.
    I only have 2 chars one mule with smithing, tailoring, mining, mage for travel , arms law looking for 2 other skills to add? my other has sword, chiv, anat, parry, tac, heal, and need another one for that as well not sure witch way to go tho?
     
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    on the dexxor you could drop healing and add bushido and necro to make a Sampire. or just keep heal and add bushido. depends on your preference. on the craftsman add carpentry and imbuing for a moneymaker.
     
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    I think ill go with the carpentry and the imbuing for the (craftsman). but for the (dexxer) if I keep healing and add necro would that work do ya think?
     
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    if you keep healing i wouldn't bother with necro, go with bushido, just my opinion of course
     
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    ok what do you use the bushido for? like necro is for the vamp form what is the main skill you use with bushido?
     
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    What shard are you on?

    It sounds like you are new since you only have 2 characters. If I were you I would look for an old PvM guild and see about joining them. Then you can tag along on hunts and make gold that way. Just make sure not to ask for hand out just to tag along when the do events.
     
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    i use confidence, and lightening strike, along with evasion
     
  12. dannybower

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    ye that sounds like a good plan. an as for hand outs not my style ide like to know at the end of it all when I get where I wanna be it was from time an effort don't get me wrong a bit of help in the right direction never goes a miss and it looks like this is the place for that

    o right I see well now its witch way to go do I keep heal go with the bush or do I lose heal for necro ummmmm
     
  13. Lord Frodo

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    You can train tailor all the way to 120 with only using cloth now. Garg cloth armor.
     
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    both are Viable Templates, you just need to decide which one you want to play. search on these boards for "Whammies", and "Sampires", they are both good necro based Temps.

    As far as the other temp, it is similar to the old warrior temp, but with more healing options and damage modifiers. I think it is called "ABC" warrior, but it is usually an archer based temp. so try searching for that.

    As far as actually making gold, there is a guy on these boards named Tyrath, that makes tons of gold farming trash mobs and doing the Solen items, (pet balls, bags of sending, translocation powder) and selling them. the opportunities are endless and infinitely entertaining :D

    P.S. one thing I would mention about killing bouras, is the Boura pelt. they sell really well, and the highland Boura seems to have a 100% drop rate on them.
     
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    Here is how I raise cash on a new shard...

    Create a fresh gargoyle character with 50 hiding and 50 healing. Put half your starting bandages and 950 of your starting gold in the bank. Use the remaining 50 gold to buy a few night site potions. Fly around Luna until you find a public corrupted portal and say dungeon underworld. Fly as hard and fast as you can to Navery's lair. Drop rock on Navery over and over. Collect her gold, untranslated tombs, and any medable armor/jewelry that you can wear... Hide in between rock drops. Do this until she drops a tangle on her corpse. Help stuck to bank. Sell tangle for 8 million. Starting cash problem solved.
     
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    There's two tricks to using BOD's for skill gains. First be selective about which BOD's you do, second request a new BOD as soon as you turn in a finished one (taking advantage of the additional BODs per day that gets you). Sometimes something like a skull cap or sash BOD (for example) may not get you gains, but it does pay back more cloth than they use (plus gold). The same goes for a footwear BOD - which can be filled with leather collected for free. It just takes a little intelligent management to use BODs to your (cash, cloth, or skills points) advantage.
     
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    well thanks guys for all giving me a lot of idears on how to make gold im sure with some time and effort ill be able to use a lot of them to get the gold im looking for :) and get my training done
     
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    first and best way....do EM events..24/7.....do all sahrds with easy to get 50 skil chars......one lucky drop gets u silly gold from the pixel junkie crew

    second way....a lil more time needed...idocing...raiding fallen houses b4 the stuff decays/// easy but u have to find em first..better with 2 or 3 freinds

    third way.. place a castle and sell it.....u need be lucky on castle drops or be cunning around castle spots....keeps were good....alas a lot of shards have empty keep spots now so prices ahave dropped bigtime....but most shards have good castle prices

    4th way....place a luna spot when it falls - .... mmmmmm ... forget this one u will not beat the scripters.........
     
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    Not sure if its been mentioned before, but another is take a bag of sending to champ spawn locations. See if the champ has recently been slain as alot of the time ppl dont bother taking the gold that falls at these.
    Its around 250k hiding and stealth would help for this you may also pick up up discarded power scrolls
     
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    The point is that if intelligently used, BOD's are a valuable adjunct to your training. All of your objection rely on them *not* being intelligently used. If someone is dumb enough to not use the web to find out the range of success rates for skill gains and dumb enough not to compare the BOD to those ranges... no, he's not going to have a good starting experience. But if this notional new player isn't smart enough to check the web - he's not going to have a good starting experience *period*. You can't fix stupid, you can help those smart enough to ask.
     
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    Truly sad... you posted a lot of great information - as always.
     
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    I am likely an older fart... I know I am dumber...
     
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    lol your post was informative and helpful, :) dont be worn down by trolls
     
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    Your posts were great. I've been playing UO for years but I enjoy reading how everyone makes gold using different techniques.
     
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    one word
    SHAME
     
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    you people are giving him advice as if the game just came out, when i quit UO i had about 60 billion gold, im not exaggerating, best way to make gold is doing champ spawns, or buying things cheap and reselling them, get a vendor in luna to sell things, also do every EM event you can cause EM rares are worth hundreds of millions of gold sometimes
     
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    1. Your homebase should be Atlantic. Capital resources of the UO world.
    2. Use whatever means to start building chars, archers or throwers with above GM skills in each of the important skills.
    3. Ship them out 1 char per US shard, then Drachenfels, then key Asian shards (Asuka, Yamato, Hokuto, Arrirang etc..). You can skip Europa and Oceania.
    4. Have a nice calendar system to keep track the EM events per week. Its only 10-15 per week and usually 1 hour at a time. UO.Facebook keeps good US event calendar.
    5. If you get an event item drop, their prices ranges from as little as 150 mil to 1 billion+ on the Rare Collector's Trade forum.
    6. For most shards, 10 items will drop for each event. Shards like Atlantic, Pacific, and GL often will have more than 10 drops.
    7. Just remember Asian shard events are always in the mornings while US are always at night. Drachenfels is at 1-2 pm central.

    All you need is 1 good item to get your bank rolling :)

    PS, what you have to be carefull of is falling in love with rare collecting. If that's the case, then you'll end up like me poor all the time because I don't sell anything and always looking to collect more. :D
     
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    I know it's not answering your question but I think gold is vastly overrated.:eek:
    Just go have fun and play. The rest will fall into place.
     
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    My advice?

    If you play UO because playing the game is fun, then just play the game. I do enjoy playing UO, in many different ways depending on my mood. I am by no means wealthy in UO, however I make do. I like developing my characters...as such, I think I may have 2 or maybe 3 on my main shard that are "completed" in regards to training.

    Now, some people here will call me stupid or that I am an idiot for not doing things the "right" way. I would guess that these people also believe there is a "right" way for people to lead there own lives. But guess what? I have fun playing UO the way I like to play UO, so let all the naysayers bugger off and play UO the way you want to. That is part of UO's magic...there is no right or wrong way to play.

    As far as gold, I have done most ways...killing monsters, champ spawns, gathering resources to sell, to use, BODs, stealing, etc.
     
  30. Hellstorm

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    There are lots of really high yield ways to make gold in UO. But here are some other ideas.

    Alternate characters so you don't get bored. Park your crafter at home with his workshop all set up. Keep a barrel close by for your other characters to drop off loot. I send out my characters hunting and I take everything off the corpses... EVERYTHING! I also make sure the hunting is cost efficient. Let me explain... I am training a new warrior, I have him wearing the blessed armor set, Dupree's shield, and the holy sword. If I die, I don't loose anything, it costs nothing. I run to the moonglow graveyard and kill, kill, loot, kill, kill, loot! I train my skills, I get tons of stuff to smelt, reagents, and gold. I make a few runs, dump everything at home, and leave it for the crafter to smelt, stack, and unravel.

    I decided to buy a house in Tel Mur a few days ago... I had zero loyalty to the queen, and needed 10,000 to be able to purchase the home. So, I sent my sampire out to kill toxic sliths. They drop about 450 gold each, tons of garg weapons and armor, and you can skin them. I make about 5,000 gold every few minutes. and in about 20 minutes I may have 40k gold and more loot than I can carry. After the looting, skinning, smelting and unraveling is done I can make a million gold in a day. its not the easy way, but you can train skills, make money, and pay for crafting supplies with zero risk.

    I have tried the buy low, sell high method. I have placed 18x18s and sold them. I have placed vendors in luna, done IDOCs, all of it. But rather than bank sitting, dropping runes, spamming, and posting in the trade forums... I would rather just be playing. I am new back to UO and need the practice anyway.

    Also having a soul stone is great. Put mining on a warrior/mage character and send them to fel. Get some ingots and a little PVP at the same time.
     
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    I agree with those who say, "play the game for fun." Do what interests you and riches will come. One thing distinct about this game is that you don't "beat" it like you do other games. There are always more challenges and earning/stockpiling gold or items is not the way to measure success... unless that is what you personally wish to do.
     
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    Exactly... To me bank spamming, or posting in trade forums seems too much like work. I will say that when I am exploring if I find a vendor with great deals, I may buy them out completely and stock my vendors with a small mark up. Normally I am already buying something for my own characters in the process, so it does not seem like work.

    I have had characters with GM hiding and a bag of sending make tons running around looting and skinning corpses. I have found amazing loot that someone was too lazy to take.
     
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    first thing i did with every new account is renounce young status and make the journey to fel delucia. There you can mine and collect hides in relative safety of the guard zone while getting double resources. It is also a great place to gather wood as well. In no time at all (if you are dedicated) you will have your crafting skills to gm or higher.
     
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    Smith/Miner is the best for a new player.. almost no risk and all profit.
     
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    For loot/training to fund crafting: Shame for a while, then hit Tomb of the Kings in Ter Mur for gold. Undead Guardians drop 1k gold each and spawn pretty frequently, also Miasma drops about 2.4K gold. An Undead or Spider slayer makes easy work of either of them.
     
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    Hey Tina Small! Your excellent post was very reason I just popped back into this thread because I wanted to double check on something you wrote, now I can't remember what it was in the first place! Darn it and my bad memory!

    Thank you for that post though it was very useful (from what I remember of it haha).

    Thanks for all the great info you share with people Tina Small, much appreciated!
     
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    Disagree - make a pally/sampire and kill monsters. Thats the best way to supply a crafter. Crafters at early stages require resources to build skill. Even bod filling is near a zero sum game when you factor in resources to fill the bods.
    In most cases you are better of selling the ingots than the time/materials to fill the bod. Mine ingots and sell. Mine in a guardzone in fel like Cove and make mad money with ingots. Thats zero risk moneymaking.

    Otherwise, get a fighting character, get someone to make you a 70 resist suit and go kill things. Plenty of loot happy monsters. Whirlwind and low level of a rat spawn for mad spined leather from lizardmen. Shame earth elementals for gold and ore and items you can unravel. Probably make 1-2k per earth ele in shame.

    And just for giggles - Hunted 10 Earth Ele's in Shame with normal suit, no luckon me. The value of items total in parenthesis based on lowest price listed for GL on SearchUO:

    (2,503) Gold 2,503
    (110) Iron Ingots [email protected] per
    (4,000) DC Ingots 8 @250
    (3,025) Shadow Ingots 11 @275
    (525) Copper Ingots 3 @175
    (25,000) Relic Frags - 2 @12,500
    (23,750) Essence - 19 @1,250
    (11,200) Residue - 28 @400

    Total Value : 70,113 or about 7,011 gp in value per Earth Elemental

    Your mileage may vary depending on drop rates of diff ores and loot items. It took me about 2-3 min to gather this with a 120 dexer - maybe longer with a newer player but still - should be able to make 200k or more of item value per hour easy. Yes, you need someone to unravel the loot for you but make a friend.

    Also, even if the values here don't hold for all the items - you should be able to sell for at LEAST 50% of value making it at least 3,500 gold per earth ele which adds up pretty quick. Dexer suit and earth ele or elemental slayer and you are good to go.

    Also did it a diff way - killed only Earth Eles for 6 min. Here is what I got (not counting any loot from random mud pies in my way) :

    (5532) Gold 5532
    (330) Iron Ingots 33 @10
    (500) Dull Copper Ingots 2 @250
    (700) Copper Ingots 4 @175
    (1250) Aggy Ingots 5 @250
    (800) Verite Ingots 2 @400
    (50,000) Relic Frags 4 @12,500
    (36,250) Essence 29 @1,250
    (22,400) Magic Residue 56 @400
    (30,000) Anti-Virtue Dungeon Arty worth 1500 turn in points @20 gp a point
    Total : 147,762 per 6 min or 1.47m per hour

    And because this is so much fun... did another run today. 10 min total including time to go home, unload and go back. This time looted the mud pies as well.
    (8372) Gold 8372
    (250) Iron Ingots 25 @10
    (2000) Dull Copper Ingots 8 @250
    (1200) Shadow Ingots [email protected]
    (875) Copper Ingots 5 @175
    (1500) Gold Ingots 3 @500
    (100,000) Relic Frags 8 @12,500
    (58,750) Essence 47 @1,250
    (30,000) Magic Residue 75 @400

    Total : 202, 947 x 6 = 1.21million per hour
     
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    I said with No risk= loss of resources or wear, except a shovel or p.tool which you get abundant of when your turning bods which you get gold back as well for turning them in. But also agree with you post as well; there is a few nice ways to farm in uo today.
     
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    I do find it amazingly funny when people say 'oh, 2m gold, I never have that much money'. I'm always thinking - how could you possible play the game for any length of time and not fall backwards into 2m gold. Just go out and kill the right monsters and make mad cash if you need gold.
     
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    More gold making fun. This time - 20 minutes mining. 100 skill miner, 6 or so gargoyle pick axes, fire beetle, fel cove. In guardzone, guards kill the elementals and smelt on beetle as you go. I was not lucky enough to pull any of the special gems (dark saphires, ecru's etc - which, the drop rate is WAY to low for their relative value but that is another topic altogether)...

    Here is the take with associated value:

    Assorted Gems - Total - 7,567

    404 Iron Ingots (@10 gp) = 4,040
    638 DC Ingots (@250) = 159,500
    66 Shadow (@275) = 18,150
    203 Copper (@175) = 35,525
    212 Bronze (@225) = 47,700
    66 Gold (@500) = 33,000
    80 Aggy (@250) = 20,000
    90 Verite (@400) = 36,000
    19 Valorite (@1k) = 19,000

    Total Ingots + Gems : 376,442 for 20 min or 1.12m per hour

    This would go up if I got lucky enough to get some of the emeralds, dark saphires etc. At any rate - another fine way to make mad cash.
     
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    If you can manage to sell all those.... NPC smiths don't buy colored ingots, and not many people have vendors in Luna. And that's why you "keep being amazed" - you don't seem to grasp that your out at the end of the bell curve and have already spent time building optimized farming machines.
     
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