It used to be hard to make money from MMORPGs. A strange concept that may seem too similar to real life, which is why it is often less of a challenge in modern games. On the other hand, many players consider it an integral part of the gameplay, so the updated, modern versions of previous games are still characterized by a gold shortage as a hallmark. To grind or not is an age-old question, and is it possible to at least get rich by doing it?
Tanning of cowhide
Leather is in great demand in the game because it is so often used in the manufacture of equipment, weapons, clothing, and various other items. It's available at a low level almost immediately after starting the game, so it's a popular choice for novice RPG players or new players. Cows are docile, easy to kill, fall off the hide quickly, and spawn quickly, so repeating the process is easy and efficient.
You can take the skin to a tanner, but you can also save money by increasing your magic level to 83 and instead learn the Make Leather spell and save a few coins. You can make hard or soft skin wither as both are lucrative, although soft skin is usually worth more.
It's not just about finding and acquiring runes. This is a service that can be offered to players who are too busy or too rich to perform tasks as simple as collecting runes. One of the reasons the price for this kind of simple service is high is that growing rune or pure essence often requires the player to take a long way to a high level and often dangerous territory. Check out the Runes and Ammo section on the RuneScape forums to find other players willing to pay for your time and effort.
Does that sound too obvious? In the echo of real life, gold ores are sought in Gielinor for many of the same reasons we like it in real life. You can use it to make jewelry and train your blacksmith skill so you can sell it to others to raise your level or use it yourself to make shiny bumps and sell for a profit. You only need level 40 mining and crafting to use this method, and the best places to find ore are in dangerous areas or locations restricted to member accounts. Completing some optional tasks will give you access to a specific mine and you will receive a discount for the dealer in that location.
Herbs are linked to the Herblore ability, which is useful at all levels, but essential for higher-level characters and related quests and activities. The herbs need to be purified before they can be used to make potions, which is a convenient way to raise your own skill level while also producing a lucrative material that can be sold or added as an ingredient to make something even more valuable.
Growing herbs is a form of high art and precision science at OSRC. There are some tips, tricks and simple techniques using crop rotation, super composting, and herb tables, as well as farming skills high enough to buy and plant seeds.
Kill the gargoyles
Players who spend some time perfecting their Killing skills are known to have a gargoyle that drops nice loot. An example is Granite Maul, which is part of a kit that only drops from gargoyles. These creatures can only be found in the member areas, so this is one of the few tips not available for free-to-play accounts. Grab this special rock hammer, make sure your Killing skill is at least 75, and go for some fun and OSRS gold.