Friday, July 27, 2012

Guild Wars 2 Gold Guides. Do you need them? Not at all!

This isn't so much a warning to MMO players, but more just to those players who are new. If you have been playing MMO games like Guild Wars 2 you have no doubt run into those shady, scammy-looking, self-proclaimed best asset for making gold in the entire world guides. Many people do buy them. It is sort of that same thing where people will buy gold from websites. Heck!--it even goes beyond videogames. Get rich quick books have been around for ages--probably since books were first published, but you get what I am saying. The point is those books and guides exist because there is a demand for them from certain types of people. 

In the coming weeks you will be seeing a whole slew of Guild Wars 2 Gold Guides popping up saying that you can make tons of gold on the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post.  I am here to tell you that while you can buy them; you really do not need one.  So don't let yourself be fooled into thinking that you do.  If you are going to spend your money on a way to make gold, why not just invest in gems anyway?  Although you could just use a site that gives out what is essentially a Free Guild Wars 2 gold guide.  Hmm, I wonder where someone would find a site like that?

I have reviewed countless guides since I started blogging. I've seen guides for World of Warcraft, Aion, Warhammer, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Guild Wars, Diablo 3, Rift and some I'm sure I've forgotten.  One guide author, and I won't call him out at this point, jumps from game to game and has already announced that he is going to be moving on to Guild Wars 2. He used to run a World of Warcraft blog which sold a guide, then he moved to Diablo 3 [also sold a guide] and runs a "How to blog" website as well which sells numerous services related to getting readers to a blog.  While he stands out the most only because I know him personally he is not alone.  This is how most of these people operate.  They will always be out trying to sell their stuff to the biggest market available and that is why you see them coming to Guild Wars 2.

Earlier I mentioned that guides exist for a certain market of people.  I don't mean to insult anyone that has purchased one before, but the market I was referring to were people who are any one of the following things.  Either they are gullible, they are lazy or they just don't know where to find the proper information.  In most cases it is the last one.  With the Internet being so big it is hard to ever find one specific thing in some cases and that is where the idea of having a guide is attractive to some.  As someone who has always been against the selling of guides I would like to announce right now that I will be putting together a 100% free Guild Wars 2 Gold Guide!  It isn't going to cost you a cent and that is the way free information should be.  All these guides have information in them that is just collected, or even worse, recycled from previous guides that they have put out.

So what will be in the Free Guild Wars 2 Gold Guide?

I will be including as much as I possibly can, but it isn't going to happen overnight.  It will be a constant ongoing process and it will never truly be complete.  I will try to cover the most efficient ways to make gold in the game starting with the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post.  This is a powerful tool since it is shared across all servers.  Many people are already overwhelmed by the Guild Wars 2 Trading Post, but I am here to tell you that you need not be scared.  One important thing to note is that there are always going to be more buyers than sellers.  That is the nature of the market.  So if you are adding a million new sellers that means that there are more than a million new buyers as well.  That is the key component that many people are leaving out when they express their worry with the trading post.

There is so much more to the game than just the trading post though.   There is also much to speak about on behalf of farming, crafting, exploring, trading gems, flipping items, identifying markets, increasing your own efficiency and much much more.  This post would be way too long if I tried to even write a brief statement on each thing so I will save you the time for now.

My goal with providing a Free Guild Wars 2 Gold Guide is to eliminate the need for any of you to spend money.  I am against those guides for many reasons.  Not all of which I have already stated to you.  That list is also extensive.  On the other hand I do not go against new ideas and I will still do what I have always done and review any Guild Wars 2 Gold Guide that you guys want me to.  I will give an honest review of the product and let you know right up front if you would be wasting your money or not.

In closing I want to wish you all a fantastic weekend and hope to see you back here on Monday!  This site has exploded in the last week since the beta and I have even gotten a few nice e-mails as well.  I want to encourage any of you that want to contact me or even contribute a guest post to do so through the contact me form on the top navigation bar.

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  1. Hmmm, did the guide author you mention use to play a certain tanking spec for PvP, and touts "Buy Low, Sell Normal!" as the best method ever?

    1. I wouldn't disagree with you if you were to believe that was who I were speaking about.

    2. Hahahah, no worries.

      Btw, great site. I just found it yesterday looking for good gold info, and I think I'll be visiting often. Looking forward to learn more good things from here, keep up the good work!

    3. Hey thank you. Lots of work getting it to where it is! Glad to hear you enjoy it.