Brilliant Guild Wars 2 tools and resources!

April 7, 2013

Making gold in Guild Wars 2 can be a challenging concept for most player’s, especially as the Trading Post levies some steep fee’s for those who want to sell their items. Luckily, there is a wealth of tools and resources available for players to utilise and maximise their gold making potential.
GuildWarsTrade is the self-proclaimed ultimate Guild Wars 2 Trading Post tool, offering a clean and stylish interface with easy to use graphs, crafting recipes, account favourite system and a fantastic profits calculator. There is also a handy currency & gem tracker which tracks both the official ArenaNet gem prices and an unofficial black market gems price. For those of you who enjoy using your own spreadsheets and scripts to track items on the Trading Post, GuildWarsTrade offers the use of their API.
Update: Bottiger, the creator of GuildWarstrade has recently contacted me to tell me about his future plan for the website, which is to add longer time periods without slowing down loading times. If you have any idea what he is talking about, please tell us below in the comments!
Up-to-date Guild Wars 2 trading post data & graphs, flippable item suggestions, Looking for group feature and an integrated trading post calculator that is automatically populated when a user clicks on the price of an item on the site. is the new kid on the block, recently launching in January 2013 with an impressive list of features, clean interface and unique set of features not seen elsewhere. The owner tell me that the website will receive regular updates, and that he is currently working on an exciting new feature. (Although I have been sworn to secrecy!)
Coinshaver is a trading post price history tool used to help ensure that you are getting the best value for your hard earned Tyrian Gold. Featuring up-to-date Guild Wars 2 trading post data & graphs, User profiles for favourite items, listed “movers & losers” and a handy tax calculator for working out your fee’s, Coinshaver is a great little tool for Guild Wars 2 and the name also has some pretty interesting history!
Up until the mid-1900s, coins were made of silver and gold. These metals are soft and prone to wear. Governments and other unscrupulous individuals would clip, or shave small bits off the edge of the coins. This would make currency lighter and worth less than its face value. They would then take the shavings and mint new coins or sell them to metal dealers. Being caught was punished along the same lines as counterfeiting. Some were even hanged for their crimes.
If you have read our Stalking Guide for Guild Wars 2 then you will know that keeping an eye on what is being posted on the Official Guild Wars 2 forums is a very good way of finding out about future updates and changes to the game. With a little bit of speculation and a lot of interpretation you can easily analyse the posts to target potential items on the Trading post which have a good possibility of being affected in upcoming patches.
Guild Wars 2 Guru offer a fantastic tool which tracks all posts written by any member with a red “ArenaNet” banner in their names, the ArenaNet Tracker. So what are you waiting for? Grab your trench coat, stick on your fake moustache and let’s get stalking!