If you’ve ever played the popular MMO, The Elder Scrolls Online, you’ll know that loot is a big part of the game. Players can break off action while gathering supplies to create the perfect weapon, armor or tool for the quest at hand. While exploring the game’s world, players can also stumble upon valuable treasures and rare materials that can be sold for massive profits. Of course, this is an easy way to make money, but it’s not necessarily a good idea.
While some might consider looting as a way to make fast cash, it’s actually a cheap and inefficient method of building up a bank account. The more experienced players know that it’s best to hoard your loot and sell it for gold once you’re back at your home computer. Inefficient as it may be, it’s better to use a more sophisticated technique to make money in ESO. We’re going to teach you exactly how to make piles of cash without having to break a sweat, by using a handful of hacks and tricks that will bring in more income than you could ever imagine!
Create An Account On A Test Server
Even though the game is still in its early access stage, it’s already possible to log in using a test account and make some quick cash. All you need is a VPN and a reliable internet connection to ensure that your personal data is protected while gaming, and to make sure that all the gaming servers are working properly. As a precaution, you should register a new account on a different server to be sure that you’re playing on a healthy server with other players around your level. Once you’re sure that you can log in and play, you can move across to the main server and continue playing as usual. This server is where all the real money is as the gold price is determined by the server economy and the demand for various goods and services by the players. There are also additional charges as well as transaction fees which will lower your income.
Use Your Skills To Generate CASH
Depending on your chosen classes, specialization, and your proficiency, you may be able to generate passive income and even make money while asleep. Let’s take a quick look at how this might work.
As a Rogue, you have the ability to stealth which, when triggered, generates a lot of cash for you. Simply walk towards an enemy or suspicious character and attack without generating a sound. You will enter Stealth mode, and all hostile NPCs in your vicinity will become friendly towards you. While in Stealth mode, you can’t be damaged by physical attacks nor can you be seen by the naked eye. This is an extremely useful trick for quick and easy monetization, once you’ve identified potential sources of income. If you’ve played the game for a while and have noticed that certain locations and quests seem to pay better than others, you’re on the right track. Make sure to try out Stealth in the game’s Early Access stage to see just how much money you can make.
As a Berserker, you have the ability to rage. When you enter a rage mode, you automatically enter a protective mode, causing your health to regenerate and your damage to increase. This is why Brawlers and Raiders are usually the ones to abuse this particular ability the most as they can enter Rage mode frequently and without much danger of being countered. This also means that while you’re in a rage, you cannot be stopped by normal means nor can you be damaged by physical attacks. It’s a double-edged sword and something that you have to be careful with.
As a Mage, you have the ability to fire off a variety of spells which, when cast, generate a significant amount of gold that you can use to purchase armor, weapons, and various other items from the game’s expansive loot tables. Your spells cannot be stored, so you have to make sure that you’re ready to generate cash at any given moment, otherwise, you may lose out on a lot of potential income. Fortunately, you only need to concentrate on offensive spells in order to make money as defensive spells, such as shields and armor, create extra gold that you can use to your advantage. This is probably the most efficient method of making money in the game aside from killing monsters as a Warrior or attacking other players as a Rogue.
Sell Loot Generated By Monsters
As we mentioned earlier, monsters in the game can drop some very valuable loot which you are able to sell for profit. For example, the Gorgon who drops the Golden Halberd can sell for over 60,000 gold pieces, while a pack of Wolves usually goes for around 10,000 coins. If you’ve been killing monsters for a while and have amassed a decent amount of gold, it’s a good idea to set up shop in a village or city and start selling your wares. You can use a variety of methods to find your buyers, whether it’s word of mouth or a simple Google search. Once you’ve found a few potential buyers, you can begin bartering. You can either keep the items you generate or you can sell them for in-game currency. If you decide to keep some of the items, you will have to venture back out into the wilds and continue hunting for more monsters, as the income from selling these items will not be enough to sustain you. This is also a technique which can be abused by players who go below deck, as they can sell the items that their low-level monsters generate. Just make sure to protect yourself from getting ganged up on by more experienced players as they can coordinate groups to take you down.
Use Your Travel Agent
Travel agents are characters with a marked icon next to their name, which you can assign to your character when you create them. These icons indicate whether the agent is a Friendly Travel Agent or an Unfriendly Travel Agent. Most importantly, a friendly agent will reward you for traveling to certain locations while an unfriendly one will charge you for travel. So, if you’ve been looking for a way to make a quick buck, why not travel to one of the many locations which are known for having lucrative activities. For example, if you’ve been wanting to go to Vahalla, the Travel Agent on the West Coast, you can do so for free since he’s a friendly agent. If you decide to travel to Solitude, the Unfriendly Agent on the East Coast, you’ll have to pay the standard fee of 500 gold pieces to continue playing. This is one of the few methods of making money in the game that doesn’t involve actively participating in gameplay, but it’s still a viable option for those who want a quick infusion of cash.
Exploit The Marketplace
The Marketplace is the game’s auction house where players can sell various items for in-game currency. Many people might consider the Marketplace to be the ultimate way of making money in the game, since it’s so easy to operate and the margins are good. The trouble with the Marketplace is that it’s subject to manipulation. Some players will bid on an item in the hopes of increasing its value, sometimes even creating fake items, other players, and even bots, will try to do the same. If you’ve been wanting to make a quick buck, it might be a good idea to take a look at alternative options such as the PvP arenas where you can fight other players for money or the Trading Posts where you can set up shop and begin trading with other players for profit. Just remember that in-game items cost the same no matter where you are, so you’re not gaining any advantage by exploring far-flung corners of the game’s continents.
If you’ve been wanting to make some extra cash without going too far from home, then it’s a good idea to explore the world of The Elder Scrolls Online and see how much gold you can mine or find scattered about. Of course, the above mentioned methods may not be for everyone as it depends on your chosen playstyle and how much time you want to spend playing. If you’re looking for a more active way to make money, you can always join a guild and begin doing some light raiding which can be quite lucrative if done correctly.