50 shades of Greed An investing approach of making money. Note 1: This explanation is based on personal experience, and can not guarantee any results. This approach worked for me, but to make use of it, you'll have to KNOW and UNDERSTAND what you are doing. Simply following this as a guide will not be enough; see what you can learn from it, and how it can help you improve. Note 2: this "guide" is mostly for players who can't afford to, or refuse to invest IRL money in this game. General pointers: Farming efficiently: Calculate which is the most proficient method of farming. Keep these factors in mind: Income/time: How much income does each method generate relative to the time you invest in it? Example: you fill your bag on f13 in 20 minutes, fetching you 30k. On f16, you fill your bag in 30 minutes, fetching you 40k. F13 is thus the best, giving 90k/hour, where f16 gives 80k/hour. Expenses/run: Go farming with an alt that consumes few HP/SP potions. This cuts down your expenses. Also keep in mind that using return wings cost you money. Income/dp: If you have the time to use up all your DP, check which dungeon gives you the most money for your DP. A dungeon giving 50k for 15 DP is better than a 75k/25 DP dungeon. Buying efficiently: Buy stuff you need when stocks are down. Keep an eye out for bargains. Be patient enough to wait for an item to turn up for a price you like. Buy batches; they are often cheaper than the price/piece. You can resell what you don't need. Selling efficiently: Sell your stuff when 'stocks are up.' Prices fluctuate a bit, so sell when the prices are relatively high. Sell crystals 3-4 days after their dungeon day. Supply will be low (most people have consumed/sold their crystals) and demand will be high (they can't wait another 3-4 days to farm their own crystals). Undercut the prices of the competition. Always be the cheapest seller to ensure quick sales. Do it when stocks are up, and you'll always sell fast for lots of cash. Don't steal from yourself. If an item is being sold for 5k, don't undercut it by selling for 4k. 4,8k will do the trick. Use efficient quantities. Sell items in the amounts that people need them, and no more than that. Bartering efficiently: Stick to your price when you are selling, and stick to your price when you are buying. Simple as that. If the other player turns the deal down, too bad for them. There are thousands of other potential buyers/sellers. Build a reputation: Always do honest business. Being a scammer or a ripoff will give you a quick cashgrab, but word will spread and others won't want to do business with you. Help a newbie out. Most common mistake is that the seller sets a trade, and thinks he/she has to fill in the price (and thus sending you money). Saying nothing will land you some free items once, but it's not really fair is it? Furthermore, I have gotten FANTASTIC deals, repeatedly, by doing this. Having a good reputation, players will trade with you again, or send their friends to you to do more business.