Making Plat, the easy(iest) way

Making Plat, the easy(iest) way

Published on: May 4, 2012 at 20:00
Updated on: May 4, 2012 at 19:44
By TJSonntag | Get more infos about MMORPG Rift

There are several different types of players that gravitate toward MMOs. First, you have your fantasy game enthusiast. She digs questing, likes to grind out her XP, is never happier than when she’s crafting herself a nice pair of pants. Next, you have your PvP fanatic. He’s fulfilled by the QQing of noobs, each of whom have fallen before his superior skills. He’s right at home in Battlegrounds and Warfronts, and is happiest when surrounded by the bodies of his enemies.

A third type of player is in it for the cash. Not the gold- and plat-selling farmers you see in the game — we’re talking about the MMO Mogul. Her pockets runneth over, and she can pretty much afford to buy anything she likes, whenever she decides she wants it. She spends a significant amount of her time with spreadsheets and an add on the monitor the Auction House.

Which player is happiest? The answer is, the player who is doing what her or she enjoys most. The one sure way to void any enjoyment you might get from a game is to turn it into a job, and that includes players who try to make themselves rich when all they really want to do is have fun with the content.

That doesn’t mean you have to be poor and miserable, even if you’re one of the first two player types we mentioned. There are ways to make yourself financially comfortable without abandoning your preferred play style. The first step to lining your pockets in plat is to look at what you like to do in the game. If you’re playing your own little version of Make Your Own Sword-Craft, then obviously, you’d like to make money by doing so, right? Well, what if your chosen profession isn’t really profitable?

Take a look at the materials you use in crafting. Most likely, you gather them yourself, right? You don’t even have to go out of your way for the most part, as mining nodes, wood and herbs, and cloth and leather are all right there in the path between your quests. However, it may be wise to hold back some of your mats and sell them on the Auction House, rather than devoting them all to your own crafting profession. Keep in mind that other players are leveling crafting profs, too, and may not be patient enough to gather their own stuff. Also, some characters may have leveled out of the zones where their needed materials are found. Supply these players, and you’ll be able to level your own profession will making some serious plat.

If you don’t already have a bank toon or Auction House mule, make one right now. Go ahead, it won’t take long at all to get a new character out of the starting zone and into your capital city. This is essential, so you can mail off your gathered materials and any nice drops you want to sell. You’ll save yourself plenty of time and Porticulum fees, as well, from not having to make your way back to town so frequently.

If you prefer to PvP, you won’t have that easy access to crafting mats. Instead, you can spend a few minutes each play session with the Auction House, looking for ways to buy low and sell high. Your primary targets will be those players who don’t understand how the economy in MMOs works, or who don’t bother to research prices before listing their own crafting materials and other goods.

Regardless how you decide to play it, there are Platinum-making opportunities for everyone in Rift. Find the method that suits you and you’ll be rolling in the dough in no time.

TJSonntag's gaming bio:
TJ Sonntag has owned various Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft consoles, most of which were purchased for an exclusive survival horror game or RPG. She has been playing World of Warcraft since July of 2006, as well as dabbling in several other MMOs such as Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings: Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online and Warhammer: Age of Reckoning. TJ has participated in the closed and open betas for Aion, Rift, and several WoW expansions. She also participates in several FTP MMO betas, and has been leveling a member of each Secret Society in The Secret World.


Comments on Making Plat, the easy(iest) way

  • Guest

    Just cancelled my subscription to Rifts; Expanding on the content is a great idea, and I’m glad they did it. But there is no way that changing the level cap after they introduced planar attunement is a good idea, and I can name several dozen players who have cancelled their subscriptions as well since the expansion was announced. With this loss of players, the continents and their content will be barren and wasted, and the game will die off faster than WoW is currently going.


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