|Guild Wars 2 Riches Farming|
The first and the most important tip I can give you is to AOE tag mobs as often as you can when fighting in groups. All professions in the game have an AOE attack of some facet. The reason I say you should do this is because when there are large groups of mobs you will get there drops just by doing a small amount of damage to them. In most cases just a single alien attack will suffice, but you should still use it as often as you possibly can during an encounter. Using this strategy alone I have had the amount of dropped items increase for me, at times, by as much as 200%.
The measure that I generally go off of is in 15 min. increments. When I was not using an AOEtag and fighting large groups of mobs I would expect to pick up anywhere between 3 and 4of any specific item. When I began using AOE tags I saw that number increase to 6 or 7 for each 15 minutes I spent farming. Those numbers are what I would consider the "upper end results" for my farming.
Second tip I want to cover is one that we really don't know for sure whether or not it exists, but there is enough speculation to at least consider it. I'm talking about a system that may, or may not, be built into Guild Wars 2 which is considered an anti-farming code. It is because of this code that I would tell you to keep moving around when you are farming. It is nice to say in one single spot for long periods of time, but supposedly the longer you stay in any one spot you start getting diminished returns no matter how many mobs you are killing.
I do want to emphasize that we don't know for sure whether or not the anti-farming code really does exist. I had a post written up about this but I didn't want to deal in speculation of something like this. I tend to aim more towards physical and realistic gold making tips. The reason I decided to mention this is a gold making tip is for two different reasons. The first is because if the code actually does exist I don't want you to be wasting your time trying to obtain a certain item one is just never going to drop for you. The second reason I brought it up is because really telling you to keep moving is another gold making strategy in and of itself. You could stay in one zone, but if you move around you are more likely to find other ore nodes or even rare mobs which often times give you much better rewards than farming for a specific item.
Using just these two tips you guys should all see a modest increase in the amount of specific drops you are looking to obtain. They'll take any extra work in anyone can use them. If you are farming items for the specific reason of selling them you've just increased their income by upwards of 150%. There are very few gold tips that I can give you that can instantaneously increase your profits by that much.