Riders of Icarus Beginner's Guide:Earning Gold
Earning gold in Riders of Icarus is pretty straightforward and not unlike what we've been used to in other MMOs. Players can earn a decent amount of gold doing various of activities, including the usual drops when killing monsters and other enemies, quest rewards, or selling items. This guide will detail the three best ways of earning gold in Riders of Icarus.
Unsurprisingly, dungeons remain the best way to obtain a good amount of money in RoI. For starters, the enemies inside drop much more money than those in the otherworld (I'd estimate it roughly at 5-10 times the amount). These dungeons also have various bosses and sub-bosses that drop gear, recipes and raw materials that can easily be sold in the auction house. The drop rate also changes according to the difficulty of the dungeon completed.
While Riders of Icarus possesses a deep crafting system, allowing players to create weapons, armor, potions, accessories and so on, Alchemy is the only craft that I'd consider investing time into, at least early on. That is because, in the case of weapons, armor and accessories, for example, anything you can craft will easily be outranked by either quest rewards, or dungeon drops. In contrast, Alchemy provides a number of different potions that players can hardly be obtained through other means. Health potions and Constitution buff potions will have an especially high demand as remaining alive in Riders of Icarus is not always an easy task, and dying has conscequences.
Kellwoods farms is a small cluster in the Hakanas Highlands region where vampire peasants tend to roam around in groups of five. This is the earliest gold farming spot in the game where players can lure dozens of enemies and kill them all at once with AoEs. It is generally recommended to fight them with the spear mounted weapon (as it possesses various AoE skills), while riding a mount that increases the character's health/defense, strength, or physical critical rate/damage. For those farming in groups, having a Priest on stand-by for buffs and heals should help greatly.