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Fable/Fable: TLC/Fable Anniversary Methods Edit
Guildmaster Exploit Edit
Trophy method Edit
Here's a fairly quick and easy method used to get gold, without having to kill enemies or wait for rent.
- Buy a house. Doesn't matter if you upgrade it or not as long as it has a trophy plaque.
- Put up your most expensive trophy.
- Sell the house
- Break down the door and retrieve your trophy
- Buy the house
Repeat until you have as much gold as you want. This work best on the Knothole Glade house --JonTheMon 18:19, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Money Making Guide Edit
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A great way of making money in very large sums is the real-estate business! Now, if you've played Fable II, you would have noticed that the possibility of having a real-estate empire is a way of making big money. Although, if you've only played the first game, you have to figure it out for yourself. The idea is simple: Approach the lease on a sign usually by the front door of the home, buy the house, then rent it out and voilà! You've got yourself a nice way of quick cash. But here is a quick walkthrough before you start running berserk on the different towns:
(This walkthrough is for Fable.)
The best town to start off in is Oakvale. The reason it's the best town is because the houses are spread far apart from each other, so the risk of getting caught by the guards is smaller than if you were trying this somewhere else. So, wait outside a house during night-time. If everyone is in the house, the door is closed and you can't open it.
Also, make sure that no one sees you, meaning that the surveillance eye should be completely closed. If a villager sees you, they'll run for the guards, and you'll receive a fine. It's very costly if you're caught, and waiting outside the town zone just takes up time, so make completely sure that you're not being watched.
A third demand for doing this is having a quite powerful weapon. It should be powerful enough to kill a villager in one hit, and to break open a door in one swing as well. If it's any slower, the family members can run off and tell the guards what you have done! Note: To buy houses in Bowerstone you must hire an assasin (there is one by the Bowerstone tavern) then attack the owner and the guard will join in (he has a weapon) and he will kill the owners.
With all this information, let's get going!
- Wait outside until the door is closed and you're out of the visible range of any peering eyes.
- Break open the door with your weapon and kill EVERYONE in the house. If anyone survives they'll run to the guards.
- When everyone is dead, exit the house and interact with the new "For Sale"-sign outside the front door. (On houses with stairs to the front door, the signs can be placed at the base of the stairs.) Buy the house and rent it out immediately. If you're wealthy enough, upgrade the interior before renting it out. Since you have smashed the door, you're free to enter the house and sleep in the bed, even though it's for rent. Later, when a new door has been put in, if you try to break it open and use the bed, the family renting could run for the guards and charge you with a fine.
- Sleep in the bed for three days, that means using the bed six times.
- After three days, during the day, go outside and collect the rent. It appears as money bags in front of the house sign. Then go back in and sleep again. Repeat this several times, and you'll end up with a lot of money. To speed it up, do this on another house again. Later, when you own the whole town of Oakvale, you can buy barns and stores as well, and you've upgraded all your interiors, you can collect quite a sum from the houses. Around 13000 golds. You can expand to other towns as well, such as Bowerstone or Knothole Glade. Note that it's harder to do this in Knothole Glade, and next to impossible in Bowerstone. But keep trying and you'll make it.
NOTE: If you want to remain good, you can have the villagers follow you out of town, leave them, and return and the building will be up for sale without killing them.
Fable and Fable TLC: All the methods for making easy gold Edit
In Fable and Fable: TLC, it is possible to make large amounts of money quickly by following the alternative methods:
1. Stealing method
Go to a shop. With the steal expression, steal an item on display (Make sure nobody's seeing you). You can even sell them to the same shop-keeper for the whole amount. Repeat the process to make a lot of money. To rob the entire shop (As long as the shop is indoors) get all the beer you can get from the local tavern and give 5-10 of them to the shopkeeper till he is staggering around speaking nonsense. Propel your character into him to push him out the door of his shop. If he is stuck on something wait for a random stagger to move him out the way. Once he is outside just nick everything in the shop, but stay away from the door in case of watchers.
Recommendations: Please add the items of high value, which can be stolen in the game.
Note: If anyone sees you while stealing, you won't acquire the item and may be fined too. You will get evil points everytime you steal an item.
2. Trading method
An easy way to make money is to master Guile. Once you master guile, Traders will sell goods to you at a lower rate, but will buy them back at higher rates. If you keep repeating this process, you can end up with a lot of cash in few minutes.
Recommendations: General goods trader at Darkwood Camp (Buy all the gifts and produce at a profit and sell them back), General goods store at Bowerstone North (Buy all the Diamonds and sell them back, you can make more than 20000 gold selling 60 Diamonds at a time).
Please add the names of traders/shops at which high profit can be made by this method.
The best way to make gold trading is to find wandering traders with Emeralds. You will usually find them with 18-23 Emeralds in their inventory; if you cannot buy the entire stock at once, buy as many as possible, sell them, repeat; you should be able to buy one more than before each time until you have them all. You may then trade the Emeralds back and forth until the amount of gold desired is acquired.
The Oakvale general shop stocks them every 8 days or so. The best way to acquire large amounts of Emeralds is to go to the Greatwood Cullis Gate. Enter, search the wandering traders and if none have what you want, exit to the Greatwood Gorge and re-enter.
Note that if you have a combat multiplier and acquire large amounts of gold, you will easily acquire high amounts of Skill experience. The maximum amount of gold you can have is 9,999,999.
3.The Honest and Ultimate Way (supposedly first documented by Mikey Ward, though easily noticed by all players.)
Find a shop and buy an item with a lot of stock such as perfume from Oakvale. Note: You must buy them all at once for this to work. Then sell all the items you bought at once. Do this as many times as you like and you will literally make billions of gold. This can't and never will be patched as Fable and TLC economic systems rely only on the laws of supply and demand on an individual market basis.
This works with any objects you have at least 50 in stock of. Mana potions are an easy start but selling emeralds with leave you with more gold than you can spend. You will also gain Skill Experience when you do this, with increasing amounts depending on your current Guile level.
This process can be expedited by purchasing all valuable gems from all shops and wandering traders in Albion, producing millions with a single click once enough have been accumulated. Taking notice of when shops receive shipments of more gems can be useful when doing so. Ensure that when you sell your gems or items to the shop that you repurchase them before exiting the shop.
3. Trophy mounting method
The trophies you earn in the game aren't only for getting renown, they're also for making profits! You can buy houses from some towns in the game (Oakvale, Bowerstone, Knothole Glade and Hook Coast). Inside every house, there is an empty wooden slab, onto which you can mount your trophies. For making money, buy a house, get inside and mount a trophy (On selecting the trophies, select the most valuable trophy available). Get out and sell the house. You'll get a profit of the value of the trophies you mounted.
The doors of the house will now be closed. Go ahead and break them. Pick up your trophies and repeat the process.
Note2: If you break down the door before you sell it, it will not lower the price but alow you to not earn a fine for vandalism.
Note3: With the Oakvale marital home, it is possible to stand inside at the edge of the doorframe and angle the camera to use the sign without getting shut ouside, saving the trouble of moving and breaking of doors.
4. Stealing the houses/shops method
This is recommended for a later time in the game. This method is just brute force. Get into a town and kill the owner of a house / shop / tavern. The property will be available for buying as soon as the owner dies. Buy it and rent it out. You'll get rental profit according to the value of the property. Though this method may seem ineffective at first, it actually gives infinite profits.
Once you kill someone in a town, everyone will become your enemy. The guards will come up and ask for the fine money. Don't pay them. They'll start attacking you. If you kill them, they'll re-spawn and will become more and more tough. So, if you're not powerful enough to face the guards, quickly buy the property, rent it out and escape out of the town's boundary. The fine charge on you will disappear with time. Then, you can come in and steal another property.
Note: You will get evil points for killing civilians and guards. In Taverns, you have to kill both the owner and the barmaid, to make it available for buying. Don't worry if you accidentally kill the bards or the game-masters in Taverns; they'll re-spawn later.
Note 2: This is best done after completing the arena (If you kill Whisper in it). That way you'll have enough gold to start buying houses with.
5. The Pub Games Method
This is a very easy way to get tons of cash and doesn't require violence or cheats. Go to the pub in Bowestone South. Play the pub game there called Card Pairs. Bet the maximum amount of money (should be 1000 Gold). To win, you must match the numbered cards with another card of the same number or face value.
Most people just flip the cards all over the place without a real strategy, this just leads to confusion and failure. What I do is start at the bottom left card. Then move up and flip the next 2 in the column. If it helps, say the value of the cards out loud. Work your way from left to right in columns. At the end of the second column you should have matched 2 pairs already. Simply repeat the process until they are all matched up. Using this strategy I made 20,000 Gold in no time. The Game owner never runs out of cash so you can bet as long as you please. You may lose once in a while, if you screw up, but if you are careful you can become quite rich without having to kill anyone. Unlike other methods you don't need high Guile for Trading or Stealth and you can do this as soon as you reach Bowerstone.
Fable Shop Exploit #2 (TLC) Edit
It is possible to gain massive amounts of gold quickly by using this exploit. It does, however, only work in Fable: The Lost Chapters because of a change in some minor scripts and features between the games. An added bonus to this exploit is that as your Guile skill increases, so do your profits. A way to explain how this works is: Shops pay more for items they don't have much of and less for items they have a lot of, this also applies for selling prices. So buy items at a low price in bulk(they all cost a low amount of money because the seller has a lot of these items) and then sell the same items back all at once(the seller pays more than you did because they have fewer/none in their inventory). This gains you high amounts of profit.
To do this follow These Steps:
- Go to a general store(not the guild because of its tendency to rip you off).
- Look through their inventory and find the items with a lot in stock(for example 100 diamonds)
- Because there are a lot of the item, the price will be lower. Buy as much of the item as possible(if you cant afford much of it then start with something of a lower price like cider crates).
- Sell all of the items back to the vendor and you will have made a profit, this can be VERY high depending on quantity and what item it is.
The Oakvale General Store works best for this exploit because it has a high amount of gems in its inventory and pays better than most other shops, possibly because you are from there. --Vossyan 19:00, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
Here is a way to make this much more useful. Start gathering things early in the game. empty out all shops you find of cheap items. After you've gathered a few shops worth of things and have done the above strategy a few times do the same to more expensive items. If there isn't enough bulk in your inventory or the shop don't do this until you have, lets say, 15-30 items. Even if you resell an item (such as apples) for a small amount (2-4 gold) if you have enough bulk you will get a profit because you'll get it for very cheap (1-2 gold n apples.) --Stormcrow 7:24 August 14, 2010 (UTC)
You can employ this strategy as soon as you have access to the Bowerstone South general merchant and, with a little patience, make literally thousands of gold per minute right at the beginning of the game. Try starting with green apples, then move to apple pies as soon as you can afford to buy the whole stack. To speed things up even more, head to Oakvale and use gemstones (you'll need at least $15-20k to make the initial investment in a good stack of gemstones).
Side note: this will give you a lot of skill XP as well, but if you want to max out your skill stats really early in the game, try this: Go to the Hobbe Cave or anywhere that you can get your combat multiplier up to around 20 (or more!). Once your combat multiplier is as high as you can get it, quickly teleport to Oakvale and run to the general merchant (make sure it is during the day and the shop is open!). Then power trade gemstones for as long as your patience lasts. All of the skill XP you gain during this session will be multiplied by your combat multiplier (of 8 or more, hopefully), and you can very quickly gain more skill XP than it is even possible to spend. (Note: the same thing is possible with traveling merchants, in Greatwood for instance, but you have to rely on luck to find a general merchant so Oakvale is probably easier.)
Arena Exploit Edit
Another way to make A LOT of money and Experience in Fable (Around 16000 per turn, Lots more for Experience) is exploiting the Arena quest. Start the quest and keep beating up the waves of enemies and gaining money until you get to the 2 Rock Trolls, simply beat them and return inside the Arena quarters (You should have about 16000 gold bulked up right now). Save your game (Hero save) and then Load it. You should start just outside the Arena and the quest hasn't begun yet but you have that 16000 gold and huge amounts of experience still. Repeat this and become very rich and powerful quickly. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs) . Please sign your posts with ~~~~
An easy, honest, and fast way to make a lot of money becomes available once players have discovered Hook Coast. The weapon trader there constantly sells Master weapons at a low price, and once players can afford at least one of these they should definitely begin taking advantage of this opportunity. To begin, players need to travel to Knothole Glade and check out what Master weapons are 'in demand'(or wanted)at the blacksmith's shop; then players use either the Guild Seal or the nearby Cullis Gate to fast travel to Hook Coast. If the shops there are closed, players should arrange to stay in the area until the shops open. Once they do, players should go to the weapon shop to see what the inventory status is, and how long it will be until the next delivery. If the shop's inventory is full, the prices will be at their lowest and players should buy as many of the Master weapons that are 'in demand' or wanted in Knothole Glade as they can afford. Initially this may seem like a very risky and foolish thing to do because players may literally have to spend almost all of the gold in their possession just to buy one Master weapon, but this leap of faith needs to be taken because it will pay off handsomely. Once players have bought whatever they can afford, they then fast travel back to Knothole Glade and sell their item or items to the blacksmith there; players can typically make $1,000 to $5,000 or more in profit from each Master weapon sold. If this process is repeated over and over, eventually players will be able to afford to buy four, five, or even six or more Master weapons at a time in Hook Coast and sell them in Knothole Glade all at once, earning large sums of gold in a single day: at this stage players can start buying Master weapons that aren't in demand and still make a profit, just not as much of one. This opportunity lasts for a while but not forever because at some point the laws of supply and demand will begin to take effect and profits will decrease or purchasing prices will increase; players will then need to do other things for a while before returning to Knothole Glade to start the process all over again. Lastly, if gamers are playing Fable:TLC, they will be able to increase their profits substantially once Snowspire has been discovered and access to the weapon trader there has been obtained.
Diamonds from Bowerstone North to Oakvale Edit
As soon as you beat the Arena and can enter Bowerstone North, you gain access to Drago's shop, which sells diamonds cheaply. Buy the lot and sell them at a massive profit in Oakvale, where diamonds are "Wanted".
In my case, it was a 40,000 profit with a single trip. 65 diamonds for 263 gold each, for a total of 17k gold or so; you should have that much from the Arena alone. Selling at 880 gold each, that's a 57k sale.
You can repeat this once Drago fully restocks his shop. The previous operation will have killed the price in Oakvale, but some travelling traders also pay very well for diamonds. (Look for the kind of trader who has emeralds for sale.) --Markus Ramikin (talk) 08:22, May 15, 2015 (UTC)
Fable II Methods Edit
Economy and Getting Started Edit
The best way to start getting an income in Fable II is to buy and rent out houses. But for most players it can be difficult to get enough money to even buy a house in town, so what do you do?.
The trick is to realize that you dont actually have to upgrade your weapons the first time Theresa tells you to, instead you could go back to the Gypsy Camp in Bower Lake region and buy and rent out a caravan, the cheapest one there costs about 913 gold and then set the rent according to your purity or corruption level. Another way is to rent out your caravan and then adjust the rent. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Myth723 (talk • contribs)
Shop Exploit Edit
There is a shop exploit in Fable II that is quite similar to one of the above exploits for Fable:TLC and it is simple to do from the first time you enter Bowerstone as an adult onwards *This method requires some money to get started but not much*.
- If you are a fresh out of the Gypsy Camp then start by earning some gold in the Blacksmith(Enough to buy the jewellery stall and most of the items in it, around 10000, which is about 10 minutes work in the blacksmith for an average person). If you are not a new character then just buy any shop that sells expensive goods that you can afford(weapon shops work well for this, especially Bowerstone and Knothole Island).
- Buy the shop you want
- You then get a "Shop owner discount" which is around 39% off. Buy as many items in the shop as you can(The more expensive ones, you want to make a decent profit so you're not there forever).
- Sell the shop.
- Sell all the items that you bought back to the shop.
- Repeat as needed.
- The more expensive the item, the quicker you will accumulate wealth. for example, the Diamond of Sorrow is worth 100,000 gold. If you sell this for 100,000, then purchase the shop, you can buy it back for about 60,000, giving you an excellent profit. NOTE: this will only work for players who have already made some money, as the diamond is only obtainable after you have bought Brightwood Tower.
--Vossyan 19:34, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
- Steal from the general store in bowerstone a couple of times.
- While using minor sales tricks to earn up enough gold to buy out the General stores wares once.
- Sleep for a week.
- A shortage will occur but make sure to check, until it does sleep.
- It should be the General store. Buy everything you can from the gift stall (the higher the discount the better).
- Sell it to the store.
- Proceed to buy everything in the town except weapons and augments.
- Once the stores are depleted sleep a day.
- Check to see if the stores have stock.
- Clean out all stores again selling to the General store.
- Repeat until either they are out of stock or the General Store shortage runs out of days.
- Create another general store shortage buy buying them out daily.
- Buy all of the stock from the General store you sold to (bigger the discount the better).
- Sell it all again to that general store that has a shortage.
- This works better with weapons stores but costs more to create the initial shortages.
- If you really want to make the money create a shortage in Bowerstone's weapons store and repeat the process using Oakfield or Bowerstone Old Town as the buying points because their weapons stalls are decently cheap to buy.
- The true best use is to use the general store to earn up enough to do the weapons store.
- At some points you can even get a one hundred percent price increase and then you can even buy from fairfax gardens.
Trophy Method Edit
Just as in Fable and Fable:TLC, it is possible to earn money using your trophies.
- Buy a house with one or more trophy mounts.
- Break the door down to avoid vandalism charges after you sell it.
- Put up your trophy(ies).
- Sell the house.
- Go back in to the house and take the trophy(ies) back.
- Buy the house back and repeat as necessary.
- If your having trouble finding a house with a trophy slot, the one between the book shop and the potion shop in bowerstone has one up stairs!
- The House of Hard Knocks in Bowerstone Old Town has trophy mounts.
- Farmer Giles' Mill has a hidden trophy mount above the entrance door.
--Vossyan 19:34, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
The Weapons DealerEdit
Selling weapons is an easy way to make lots of gold early in Fable 2--legitimately--by buying low and selling high. Where to buy? From any source that sells for less than the base price of the weapon: Bowerstone Market Blacksmith, Bowerstone Old Town Weapons Stall (assuming you followed the good path in the opening), Oakfield Weapons Stall, travelling weapons traders, etc.. Where to sell? Fairfax Gardens, where traders always pay more than the base price. Always sell at Fairfax Gardens, unless one of the other weapons dealers is experiencing a shortage.
Save up enough gold and buy a few weapons from the Marketplace blacksmith or Old Town stall. Then go to Fairfax Gardens and sell them. You will make a nice profit. Butter up your sources using expressions before you buy; you'll get better prices if they like you. Repeat this process until you have enough gold to buy one of the weapon stalls, but be sure to have enough gold remaining to continue buying and selling weapons after you've purchased it.
Owning the businesses where weapons are sold gives you a 39% shop owner discount in addition to any sales in effect. This significantly improves profit margins and should be Goal Two of the weapons dealer. The weapons stalls in Old Town and Oakfield are much cheaper than the blacksmith in Bowerstone Market, so it makes sense to buy these first. Once you've acquired all three, profits should really start rolling in. Later in the game after returning from The Spire, you can buy the blacksmiths in Westcliff and Bloodstone, expanding your sources.
Master weapons start to appear when you arrive in Westcliff. Once you can afford to buy and sell these, your wealth will skyrocket. It is very easy to become a multi-millionaire as a weapons dealer, before competing in the Crucible for the first time.
Elindarion 19:47, January 21, 2010 (UTC)
Old Town Discount Edit
For Fable II: You can easily make money by the time you get to Bowerstone Old Town. if you gave derek the guard the warrants as a child, you get a permanent 50% discount in old town, what you do is buy all weapons from the weapon shop, use the inn to outrest the blacksmith sale, you then sell all weapons you buy from old town at the blacksmith in the market, just keep going back through old town weapons shop and the blacksmith, you can make a lot of money easily, i had 50k before i even went to oakfield and it took around 30mins-1hour (that 50k doesnt include houses i bought, so really i made around 90k), when the shop runs out of space, rest in the inn for 7 days (this may corrupt you) this was done when the shop only had steel at max, as you get further into the game there should be Master weaponry by some time, meaning even more and faster money.
To avoid Corruption, because you will be making a load of gold buy all the random houses in Bowestone and set the rent to -100%, this will make you pure, but if you're Corrupt... you can always make some extra gold buy setting the houses rent to +100%... Happy Merchanting :)
This is the easiest way to get gold,firstly your going to need to own a house or shop on Fable II and set the rent to +100% (you don't have to but for best results do) turn on your Xbox 360 and set the time to 2005 and then play Fable II, save it and return to dashboard. then set the time ahead 2 months (I took the time to calculate it out, I was bored) and then simply play Fable II and wait about 15 seconds and you should get about 100 times your rent earned in gold depending on how many houses or shops you own and you will earn considerably more if your rent prices are +100%, this can be repeated as many times as you like, you will be able to get Castle Fairfax in no time. If you want to you can set the time back to 2005, play fable II, then hook up to Xbox live and the clock will auto reset and you will get your money for the "years" passed.
You can also change you're time zone if for some reason you cant unplug you're internet cord. It works on the same principle as the change the clock.
This method will not work if you are connected to Xbox Live. The reason being that the clock auto-synches to the server and does not allow for changing. It is a good idea to set it from 2005-2025, If you really want money.
Henchman Exploit Edit
For this to work you need at least two profiles, with a save for Fable 2 on each. This also works best if one of the profiles has finished the game or is at least very rich. Simply play the rich save and have the one that you want the money for come in a and be the henchman. Make sure you set it so that the henchman gets all money in the settings and sell all the items in the inventory as well as any houses or shops. Then you quit with the henchman then quit without saving, thereby keeping all the items you sold.
You can also buy items then sell them back to get even more gold.
Console Clock Exploit Edit
Since Fable II real estate accumulates money when your console is off by reading your console's internal clock, there is a very easy way to exploit this. First, disconnect your console from Xbox Live by pulling your ethernet cable/disabling your wi-fi adapter. Then set your console's internal clock to the earliest time possible, Jan. 1st 2005, from your console's clock settings. Go into Fable II, buy a few pieces of real estate, and save your game. Exit to the dashboard, and before starting Fable II, set your console's internal clock to the latest time possible, Dec. 31st 2050. Press the A button to accept the change, then either return to the dashboard or use the Xbox guide button to start Fable II. You'll have accumulated all the gold from your "20 year period" in about 5 minutes! You can repeatedly do this to earn more gold and after you're done, reconnect your console to Xbox Live and your clock settings should return to normal.
Fable III MethodsEdit
For more methods specifically related to the second half of the game, see The Weight of the World
Pretty much all the methods here will be ways of getting initial seed money to buy real estate, as real estate is the most efficient legitimate means of making money by far. Real estate will become available through the Road to Rule fairly early in the game with the Landlord Pack (houses) and the Entrepreneur Pack (shops).
When buying real estate you should keep a few things in mind:
- Buy a house in Brightwall as soon as possible, as this will start to generate gold so you can quickly buy more properties.
- Start with houses; they're cheaper and the returns are generally slightly better (though you'll make more money from the shops once you own all properties).
- You will need to repair your all houses approximately once every 6 hours of play time. Houses that are at 0% repair state generate no rent.
- If you own a shop you'll get a 25% discount there no matter what the shopkeeper thinks of you.
- If you increase the rent/shop prices, then people will start to hate you.
- You earn your money every 5 minutes that the game is actually running, if the controller becomes disconnected then that doesn't count, but being in the pause menu does.
- In the Xbox 360 version, there is no "Repair All" button, so once you have enough money for the end of the game (800k-10m depending on the type of character you're playing) you may want to sell all the houses, you won't need the money and it's less of a hassle if you don't have to keep repairing them. (PC version does have a 'repair all' function, as long as at least one house is under 90% condition.)
- You can't buy houses in areas you haven't visited yet or houses that are involved in a quest you haven't done yet.
The Chicken Races become available after doing the quest Chicken Chaser (available as part of the third task at Brightwall) and waiting a bit. Please note that your choices during the quest don't matter and that the odds listed are currently wrong, though this may change in a future update.
Once the races become available you'll want to save your game and pick your a chicken, personally I recommend Mr Cluckles, he wins fairly often and gives a 3/1 return. Then follow this method:
- Max bet your chicken
- If your chicken wins, save and go back to 1 if you don't have at least 30k
- If your chicken lost, sign out and then back in again and return to step 1
once you have 30k you'll want to change your bets as follows
- The Colonel: 5k
- The Avenger: 0
- Two Wings Timmy: 10k
- Mostly Slow Joe: 5k
- Mr Cluckles: 10k
If Avenger wins you'll want to sign out and in again, if Mr Cluckles wins you'll break even and if anyone else wins you'll make a decent amount of cash. Once you have more than 30k, start buying buildings. You don't need more than 30k for this method so the rest of your money might as well be working for you.
This method will require you to make friends with several shopkeepers and can be fairly time consuming to start because of the relationship quests.
The basic method is to:
- Make friends with the pawnbroker and whichever shopkeeper is selling what the pawnbroker is currently buying
- Buy everything you can at a discount that the pawnbroker is short on
- Sell everything at a markup while keeping track of how much money the pawnbroker has, be sure to stop selling when he's running out of money
- Sleep until the pawnbroker has money again
- Repeat steps 1-4
- Whenever you have the money, buy a shop that doesn't have a friendly shopkeeper until those are all bought and then buy whichever shop is selling what the pawnbroker wants
- buy the pawnbroker
using this method you have the potential to buy goods at 75% off (%50 sale + %25 owner discount) and sell them for 125% (%100 markup + %25 shop owner markup). which will allow you to drain the pawnbroker quickly and regularly. Combined with your shop income it shouldn't be long before you own every building currently available to you.
Simple and straight forward:
- Pick a job (Blacksmithing pays the most the quickest). (But, then again, Level 5 Lute Player earns the most at Multiplier 10 however this could 1-2 hours at best)
- Do the job until you can buy a house
- Do the job until you can buy another house
- Repeat 2 and 3 until you have all the houses and shops or you get too bored to continue, hopefully by this point you'll have enough houses/shops that they'll pay for your future purchases.
This method is probably the most time consuming but on the first playthrough it can also be the most interesting.
- Find silver keys, 10 or more preferably
- Open Silver Chests, many will contain money (such as the one in Brightwall)
- Use the money to buy houses
This method has the added bonus that you'll probably find lots of dig/dive spots and normal treasure chests while looking for the silver keys, allowing you to amass a small fortune even before you start opening chests. With just a little effort you can find 10 silver keys by the time you open the music box and then can open the chest of money just outside of Brightwall Academy. There is one key in the Bowerstone Castle garden, another one in the Catacombs, three in Mistpeak Valley, three more in Brightwall Village and two keys can be found in the Reliquary.
If you plan to use this method then I'd suggest skipping as many side quests as possible until after the rebellion.
When you become monarch but before you rule on your brother's fate:
- Go to your sanctuary's treasury and drain the royal treasury by going up to the ledger, pressing A, pressing X, pressing A and then choosing to drain all of it. This will negatively impact your alignment, but only temporarily.
- Go to the Demon Door at Sunset House and get your 1 million gold
- Buy as many buildings as you can and use the income to buy more buildings while you do side quests
- Sell all properties to gain a large quantity of cash.
- Be sure to restock the treasury before the end of day 121
Idle System Edit
- A very, very easy way of earning gold is to buy up businesses, raise the profits to highest and just leave your system idle overnight. With just a few shops and houses, it isn't unheard of to earn millions in one night. However, this method may cause your console to overheat. to prevent this, leave your console idle for no more than two and a half hours, then, you will need to save and quit, leaving the console to cool for around thirty to forty minutes.
$2 Million Gold and a Relic Weapon Too Edit
- To use this technique you need two things. First a game save that has acquired all 50 Silver Keys. Let's call him the Keymaster. Next you need a second controller. Create a new profile on your console and begin a new game. Join the new game with the Keymaster and walk to the 50 key chest in the castle garden. Have the guest walk up to the chest and open it. The new game will get 1 of the 4 relic weapons and $2 million gold and the guest gets a Rare Gem. Have the first player give the weapon and 20 gifts of $100,000 gold to the Keymaster. If the guest has a dog with level 5 exploration you can dig up Logan's and Walter's portrait and give them as well. Which relic weapon is dependent on the dummy profile's name, so if you want to experiment a little with profile names, you can stock up on whatever relic you get with a particular profile name. Never buy the Elegant or Practical, Prince or Princess Suit again. Plus if the female hero tries on both outfits you can have both of them and pyjamas in your closet as well as 2 Short Parted Hairstyles (Female Version). The Prince only keeps the outfit he selects and pyjamas and only one Short Parted Hairstyle (Male Version).
With a weapon capable of getting gold per hit (usually 1 gold/hit), you can earn an infinite number of gold coins, at least in the Xbox 360 version, by standing and shooting at a corpse of a monster you kill. Of course, to get any appreciable amount of gold, you'd have to do this years. This requires a rifle (or pistol) with a perk that gives it gold per hit.