This guide is mostly for the newcomers of Rift, but of course some of the vets might find it useful for them as well.
So what is the best way to make platinium in Rift? Well im pretty you've seen this question before in general chat of Rift, and different people asking about how to make platinium. But what is the best possible way? There's many ways to make platinium in Rift, but for the most part you'll need good gear, very fast mount, and already established main char.
Let's take a step back and ask again;
What is the best way for a newcomer to make platinium in Rift?
(First and foremost thing when you want to make platinium is to be dedicated and focus on one thing)
Some might say "crafting", but Crafting in Rift + making platinium will take ages (literally) so we scratch that - out. You won't make platinium with crafting for sure. In fact, IF you're newcomer you'll bankruptcy before you even start making any platinium.
Some might say "Farming artifacts - all kinds", yeah... good luck with that, especially for the newcomers. Again we scratch that - out. You won't make A LOT platinium while farming artifacts for sure. It adds up, but won't be enough for you.
Some might say "ah... fck it", let's stop with what people might say. Read this guide and be happy with your platinium in Rift!!!
First rule in Rift (when you want to make platinium that is), is never buy from the AH while leveling! IF you want to establish yourself well in Rift as being fairly "rich", don't waste platinium for anything!
- Remember? You have to be dedicated. Save platinium now, and live in luxury later. Mark my words, it will happen if you follow this simple rule while playing Rift.
So what first then?
Well most obvious way to make platinium now "to this date 19/11/2015" is Foraging (gathering profession).
- Why? What so special about this gathering profession? Nowadays Sarleaf is used for many crafting professions (including high-end runes + high tier amenders as well)
Let me show you an example
As you can see on the picture the price for 1 Sarleaf is 1.19p (but keep in mind tho, the price may vary), sometimes goes to 1.60p per one Sarleaf, and Sarleaf is always high on demand, and it sells very, very fast!
That means every time when you see a node/plant of Sarleaf, it's basicly 2.50p to 3.00p per one plant. Your loot (when you max Foraging) is 2x per plant. You can see those plants of Sarleaf quite often. IF you have the patience and the nerves to farm, you can end up about 600-700p per day. In Tarken Glacier (Nightmare Tide Expansion Zone), swarms of plants of Sarleafs. All you have to do is farm, farm, farm, and again farm. 600p x 30 days for example is about 18k platinium...
See? That easy...
I know it's not pretty when you have to farm, BUT that is the easiest way to make platinium in Rift. Farming Sarleaf (high on demand mat) is always profitable! Especially for the newcomers...
When you reach lvl 50, invest all your Planar Attunement points in mount speed! Don't mind the perks/bonuses you lose. Invest in fast mounts and mount speed - NOTHING ELSE!