After doing the level grind with a Witch and a Ranger, I’m pretty done with the level grind. At this point I’m working on leveling up trade skills and making some silver in the process. The nice part about life skills is that there’s quite a bit of them that I can do semi afk. This helps quite a bit if you have a lot of other things to do with your time.
There have been a lot of buffs to the Life Skills in BDO over the last few months and today’s patch brings another with an increase to the price of fish. I’m not sure how much that’ll help fishing after the huge nerf to the fishing hotspots with the damn seagull thing.
I’ll have to poll my guild members to see if it makes anything more for them. As for me, I’m sticking with processing and trading as a main source of in game income.
While combat grinding is king as the top way to make cash in BDO, processing and trading can also be a grand way to make some silver.
I’m doing it myself through both Imperial Delivery and trading off wood crates over long distances.
The downside is that this isn’t something you can do completely afk. Fishing is still the silver maker there.
Though if you can spend some time at the pc chopping wood or even sending a cart back and forth, this can still net you some cash.
What really helps with trading is that when you’re running a cart you can also level horses. So for people like me that are obsessed with leveling horses it’s a win win scenario.
By keeping at least one super low tier horse on the wagon I can sell that off to imperial horse delivery. With the tokens from that I can get magic axes which make wood gathering guild missions a lot less tiresome to say the least.
Right now I feel like I actually have a decent Life Skills system going. It keeps me busy in the game, it’s rewarding and I’m enjoying the game again.
After all, I bought BDO for the life skills.
Honestly this is one of the reasons I love BDO. While it has it’s share of bugs and costly elements, it’s still pretty damn fun. Well at least for folks like me that think stuff like raids are for other people and have no problem playing the game they way they want to play it.
I’ll probably keep a trading journal. Hopefully I’ll even get some decent horses out of it since I’ve had horses on my cart the whole time as well.
Till next time keep on haulin’.