Submitted by Michael Oliver on 2013-05-06 01:48:36
The Easiest Way to Earn Age of Empires Online Coin
Learn why questing is the easiest way to earn Age of Empires Online coin, and what quest becomes the most profitable with enough practice.
Why grind for Coins
Coin is the main currency in Age of Empires Online. But unlike in MMORPGs where it loses value in time, and even eventually becomes obsolete in some
games by the time you reach the endgame, Coin stays relevant throughout.
Coin has a high intrinsic value because you can spend it to buy legendary gear, and other rare but expensive items that other players picked up in the
game and are now selling in the trade chat.
You will need to work hard though to accumulate enough Coins to power up your civilization. Beginners will do wise to do all the regular quests that
pop up pre-level 40. These quests offer decent Coin, often take around 5-10 minutes to complete, and even occasionally drop items that can be sold for
additional Gold at the player market.
Do not dilly-dally too long though on the pre-level 40 phase. This is because your Coin income will drastically jump once you hit level 40, which is
why you should try to hit the endgame as fast as possible.
Once you hit level 40, your attention will turn to finishing Alliance quests
, which are twice-daily repeatable quests given out by alliance leaders. Try to finish all the side objectives
before completing the main objective to maximize your Coin, item, treasure chest and Alliance point rewards. Treasure chests can hand out free level
40 gear and advisors.
Repeatable and Elite quests
If you have time for longer gaming sessions, then you can do repeatable quests after your mandatory Alliance quests. Many repeatable quests do not
even have a cooldown time, allowing you to chain them on end until you get tired of them. Repeatable quests represent the equivalent of mob farming in
MMORPGs, and will earn you decent Coin.
But instead of mindlessly taking on repeatable quests, we advise that you up the challenge with Elite quests. Elite quests are harder versions of
repeatable quests, and commensurate to their more difficult challenges, reward higher Coin amounts.
Most profitable quest
According to many veteran gamers, A New Pharaoh's
is the most profitable quest in the game, but you will need to do it fast enough that comes only with extensive practice.
At normal completion rate, A New Pharaoh’s Challenge will give out roughly the same Coin reward as a normal Alliance quest. But the faster you
complete all the objectives, ideally within 5 minutes, you can receive a couple of thousand Coin plus chests. Veterans call this a solo speed run, and
there are many guides and YouTube videos floating around boasting the most efficient way to do it. Look around what suits your playstyle preference,
and start padding your Coin wallet.