although all these means, gold quests and melee farm, sound easy and perfect to get you enough gold to your starting trip in DWO, only few newbies do them
the reason is that aeria tended to ruin the game by selling gold for real money through promos
listen up carefully... here's what would happen if u followed these basic methods in order to earn gold
let's say you have been doing gold quests for a week (8.75 days irl), that's a 21k gold. in addition to every-day melee farm, a roughly 8~15k gold. So total would be 35k gold
keep in mind that you wont find enough time to train in different battle types since all what will u have to do is melee-farming.
So now you have enough money to start looking for decent weapons but u will be shocked when u know that most of the decent weapons (perfect emblems, max tempers and decent stats) worth 30k+ and if full tempered with gems they worth 60k+
Even if u manged somehow to earn enough gold to buy your weapon of desire, you wont be able to buy another in the meantime till you start farming again which take a lot of time, and eventually you may not be able to experience the rest of game modes and u will stuck with a title of "confront i.rod noob"
Now ..here what really happens
Every week aeria announce a new promo and for 5$ you will have a 50k gold
maybe it seems little and u wanna be a real casher, go ahead and spend 50$ and u will have 150k in 7 days enough for making Showdown,Conront and 2 or 3 Camping weapons
but don't aim to be the best, at least it will make things a little bit easier
Here's a thing I'd like to say to whom fools himself and thinks that DWO is be played without spending a buck
First ...show me how does your house look like
Second ... if you don't know the main reason that why 99% of newbies tend to spam mus, or why Shu loses most of the capmings or even why do newbies quit after a short while... then you don't have the right to complain coz of them in the first place.