There are uncountable ways to make silver, a main in-game currency, in a sandbox MMORPG like Albion Online. In other MMORPGs, gold can be obtained generally through killing monsters, crafting, and trading with other players. However, Albion Online offers more than that. Being a sandbox MMORPG, there are more advanced ways to farm silver in Albion. Let’s talk in details.
Beginner Silver Making
Kill a Humanoid Monster
The first way to make silver is to kill a humanoid monster. This is a pretty obvious and common way. However, since this type of mob is the main target for other players as well, a number of silver drops can be quite low when they are overkilled. It can be a problem especially for new players. Every time they kill a mob, they will get only around 20 silver. It means they need to kill at least 10 mobs for 200 silver.
Because of this problem, making silver through killing the humanoid monster isn’t that effective unless you can find a good farming location with groups of humanoid mobs and fewer players.
These locations are mostly in PvP area, where they have a high tier humanoid monster with fewer players. However, this area can be risky of getting yourself killed. It should be better to travel in a group.
PvP Area offers really good rewards since it contains high tier monsters, fewer players, and dungeons. Dungeon run with a large guild or group usually provides with abundant of money as well as high-level equipment and rare items.
Aware of Guild Tax
If you have a guild, rewards can be a bit lower considering the tax rate you need to pay for your guild. The amount of silver you obtained either from simply killing a humanoid monster or a dungeon run are subject to tax to your guild.
Humanoid monster also drops gear and items that can be sold for an additional profit in the market. It means that killing this type of mob gives you both silver and gear at the same time.
Gathering is also another good way of making silver in Albion Online. With gathering, you can sell both unrefined and refined resource on a local market.
Gathering is not the best way to make money because it can slow down your character progression especially in crafting. There’s no way to progress in crafting if all resources are sold.
You can make money by crafting item from your gathered resources and sell it on a market. It is very beneficial especially when you are selling equipment that is always in high demand such as high tier weapons and armors.
Crafting is a better way of making money than gathering. You can both progress your crafting skill at the same time as sell crafted item, which normally have a higher price than resources. `
A recommended crafting strategy is to gather necessary resources and craft any item that you already have. But before you craft it, you should ask other people through a general chat in order to find out is there anyone who want your crafted item or now.
For example, you already have a tier 4 sword. And you have both sufficient resource and skill to craft this one. Ask other people first is there anyone want to buy it. If there is, sell your tier 4 sword to that person and craft a new one for yourself.
If nobody wants it, you still have all resources with you. It’s better than crafting any item right away and cannot sell it. You will lose resources without getting anything in return.
This is more effective way of selling thing through general chat. Selling item first before you craft that item. And only craft once you have a buyer.
Farming and Cooking
You can also make silver from farming and cooking in Albion Online as well. Remember, “guild and building need food”. Food is a must-have item in order to maintain upkeep and all building both for an individual player and a guild.
Because of this, food will always be in high demand. You can sell food for a decent price because all sources of food are necessary to keep building up, making a higher tier building as well as expanding territories.
While selling food to other players, there’s no way to need to sell it through general chat or local market. Instead, you can go to any building in the city that is occupied by other players. It will show “silver per nutrition point” set by the building owner when you click it. And the amount of silver you make will be equal to nutrition point.
You can also be able to make silver by focusing on something that nobody does it before, like a real life business. One suggestion would be to offer service to other players. For example, you can offer yourself to be a player or guild gatherer. And you can get paid by fee per resource or even per number of hours.
In case you have a really high-level equipment, you can even offer a protective service to other players. Remember that rare resources mostly lies in a PvP area. And when someone would like to venture into this zone, you and your friends can be that person bodyguards.
These are a few examples of how to make silver outside of the general way.
Advanced Silver Making
Playing with Market
Market is the first thing we are going to talk about. It can be really beneficial if you understand the rules of demand and supply. And you can make a lot of money from the auction house and market without having to do anything.
It may take time to understand the system as well as to find out which item is worth looking for. But the rewards from this method is quite high.
The usual way of making silver through a market is to buy low and sell high. You can purchase an item at a lower price from general chat and sell it higher through a market.
You need to remember that a market is very risky. You need to make sure that you can make a profit from any item you buy. Otherwise, you might have too many unnecessary items in possession and unable to sell them.
It’s the rule of high-risk high-return. If you know the market, go for it. If not, it’s better to stay away. You can also practice by focusing on low-value item first and make your way through higher value item once you earn sufficient how-to.
You cannot just simply buy a horse for 12k and sell for 15k silver and end up getting 3k profits. Instead, it might turn out that you can sell this horse at only 9k. Practice first before using this advance method.
Buying Land and Building
Buying land and building is a high investment that usually gives you wealth in return. Depending on the location of your building, this can result in a large silver income. Before doing it, it might be necessary to have the highest tier building in the area in order to get enough traffic to your building as well as good tax rate that people are willing to pay.
It’s also important to have land that is close to the center of town which is where the bank and market are. However, those can be very expensive. So, you need to invest a lot at first.
It takes a lot of resources to upgrade building as well. You need to have either friends or guilds to help to the next tier. In addition, these buildings and lands need high upkeep. You need to pay the daily fee in order to maintain them. And the daily fee is much higher if the location is close to the center of the town.
You need to also keep the building fed. Major problem will come if you run out of food since you will not be able to use that building at all. They are a couple ways to get around with it. You can offer silver fee per nutrition point as mentioned earlier in the Food and Cooking section.
It’s always important to make sure that you make a lot more than the cost of maintaining and upkeep your building. As long as you are able to make the building popular, upgrade, upkeep, keep it fed, you will make a lot of silver in return. And you are going to get high profit from buying building and land.
PvP is another great way to make money but can also be the riskiest way as well. You need to have a very decent party and equipment before venture into a PvP zone. It’s always not recommended to go to a PvP solo and try to kill other people. Else, you are going to get yourself killed and lose a lot of silver.
When killing other players in a limited PvP area, you have to keep in mind that they are only knocked out. However, they do drop some silver based on their level. So, you need to go to a full PvP zone and get the most reward from killer other players here. Read this article to learn more on limited and full PvP areas.
If you main target should be a player wearing tier 4-5 gear since they are going to give you big rewards. You can take all their gears after killing them. One thing to keep in mind is that when players are dead, they will lose abilities from the items. You need to repair these items first after loot before selling.
PvP will give you a lot of silver since you can get a lot of high-level gear. You make a profit by selling this equipment. (If you are not getting yourself killed)