Which MMORPG Will Be the Best to Gold Farm in 2016?
Gold farming is still very lucrative, and it is time for the MMORPG market to expand. In 2016, you shouldn’t just be focusing on one major MMORPG to earn your money – you need to diversify. The good news is that there are a lot of titles that either just came out, or are expected to launch in 2016 that will bring in a lot of revenue.
We’re talking about Black Desert and World of Warcraft’s Legion specifically.
We know that when new expansions come around, such as Legion, or any new game hits the market, like Black Desert, prices will be higher than normal. This is a time when you want to get in on the ground and start selling gold as much as possible. As a gold farmer, you need to utilize this opportunity to maximize your profits.
Let’s take a look at the top titles that will be the best to farm gold in 2016.
The most anticipated game of 2016, you can preorder Black Desert right now, although the expected release date is sometime in the first quarter of 2016. The good news is that you’ll find plenty of:
- Class guides
- Farming videos
The game is already available in Korea, and the first closed beta ended in December 2015. You can preorder here to get your hands on the game before anyone else.
There’s an immense world in Black Desert, endless battles to partake in, and six classes to play. The graphics are beautiful. The game is smooth and fun to play. And it’s been featured on several of the world’s biggest news outlets.
If there’s one game that you want to farm gold in this year, it is Black Desert. Be sure to prepare your listing in advance before the game’s release.
Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul is another game that has been out for quite some time, but the English version will be released on January 19, 2016 in Europe and North America. You’ll find that there will be a great demand for:
- In-game items
- Boosting services
If you want to start selling gold on this game, we recommend that you begin farming as soon as possible. We expect that there will be a great demand for gold and services within the first few months of launch.
Anyone that is serious about playing this game will want to buy a founder’s pack (starting at $24.99) that will allow you to have a three-day head start with Blade and Soul.
Blade & Soul and Black Desert are the two games that we recommend committing to first. These games are new, and you’ll have a massive market to promote to.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft may have seen its subscriber numbers dwindle in recent months, but the Legion expansion is said to increase subscriber numbers yet again. The expansion brings about a new class, Demon Hunters, which are sure to be fun and exciting. This is the biggest addition to the game in terms of popularity since Death Knights were included.
While monks may have been popular, they did not meet the same popularity of either of the two classes mentioned.
World of Warcraft still has more subscribers than any other MMORPG in the world, and the expansion is expected to be released around September 21, 2016 – right before the holiday season.
We noticed that the biggest increase in gold and boosting services happens approximately two months before the date of launch. This is when people are preparing for the new expansion, and this is when you should be farming gold. We recommend starting sometime in July, and stockpiling gold and selling it while prices are high.
There will be major class changes, new raids and a new class to play.
Star Wars the Old Republic (SWTOR)
SWTOR faded in popularity since its release, but the new Star Wars movie has caused a revive in interest in the game.
And the Knight of the Fallen Empire has proven to be a big hit with gamers. The expansion was released on October 27, 2015, and now is a great time to begin selling:
- In-game credits
- Boosting services
The great news is that a new chapter is set to be introduced on February 11, 2016, which will boost the price for services and in-game items. The expansion will have several different chapter releases, and the latest figures show that there are over 1 million people still playing this game.
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV is one of my personal favorites as the community is very active and rather accommodating to new players. Final Fantasy is a title that is expected to remain on the market for a very long time, and subscriber numbers are rather strong: 5 million registered accounts. Note that these accounts do not include trial accounts, and these may include accounts that are inactive now.
Players say that that there are closer to 1 million to 1.5 million active players. In either case, the community is very active, and there are a lot of in game events and engagement from the game’s publisher to the fans.
Final Fantasy XIV has a lot to offer, and new content is provided every three months or so.
With the recent expansion and a growing community, Final Fantasy has a lot to offer gold farmers. Gil sells for approximately $14 per 5,000K Gil or more depending on the server. Some of these prices swell up to $60 per 5000K Gil, and you can make this money by easily playing the game and selling items.
Guild Wars 2
GW2 is a great game because all you need to do is pay for the expansion. The core game is free, and the expansion was released in October 2015 – so it’s still rather new.
Consistent content updates keep players active, and the lack of a subscription allows for a lot of players to login casually and buy items as a result. There is also a Guild Wars 2 Pro League, which provides an opportunity for people to make money for ranking by region: up to $10,000 for first place.
You’ll be able to offer currency, in-game items and boosting services in GW2. With the subscription costs, this is a very great game to start gold farming with because there are no costs aside from buying the expansion.
Gold farmers will find that 2016 is going to be a very lucrative year – especially if you begin to diversify.
While every game on this list is great, we recommend focusing on Black Desert and Blade & Soul, especially during the first two months of the release, in an attempt to increase your overall profits and customer base.