1. Start your game. You can port over a character or start a new one; it
2. Make sure you have at least ONE potion (any type) and at least 75 gold (you
should be able to wander down to level one of the labyrinth, kill off a few
beasties and get that much pretty easily, no matter what class you're playing
and what level you start off as).
3. Once you have at least 75 gold (in one inventory slot) and at least one
potion, wander over to the farmer (over by where the cows are, past the
cemetery.) Talk to him. He'll give you the Rune Bomb. Go back over to the
weird alien growth (you'll know it when you see it) and place the bomb on the
growth...it'll blow up. DON'T go down into the nest!
4. Walk back over to the farmer and talk to him again. He gives you the "Auric
Amulet," which doubles your gold carrying capacity (you can hold 10,000 gold
in each inventory slot as opposed to 5,000). Equip it in your amulet inventory
slot. Then walk across the bridge to the farmer's right, then south past
Adria's hut, to the open area by the river (you can actually do this anywhere,
it's just much more efficient here, as you will see shortly).
5. Here's the tricky part: Put your potion on your "quick belt" (any slot will
do). Hit ESC, select OPTIONS, and change the last one (probably currently on
"JOG") to "WALK." Otherwise, the timing on this is nearly impossible. Open up
your inventory. Click on your inventory slot with the gold to pick it up.
Click it on the ground to drop it. Take a few steps away from the gold (the
more the better, but make sure the gold is still visible on-screen). Now,
click on the gold and immediately move your mouse cursor down over the potion
on your belt. At exactly the same moment your character picks up the gold,
click on the potion on your belt. If you click too soon, your character will
stop in midstride, and you'll have the potion "selected." Put it back on your
belt and try again. If you click too late, your character will pick up the
gold and THEN the potion will be "selected." In this case, put the potion back
on your belt, open up the inventory, drop the gold, and repeat the process. If
your timing was correct, and you clicked on the potion at exactly the same
time as your character picked up the gold, the description of the "potion" you
have selected should be the amount of gold you dropped. Click it on the ground
to drop it, and then pick it up again to collect your new gold pile. Walk over
to Adria's and buy some more potions, then repeat this process...
6. Once you have at least one FULL inventory slot of gold, you'll find
something rather annoying. If you have a slot full of 10,000 gold and another
with only 100 gold, even if you drop the 10,000 gold and try this trick, when
it works, it will only duplicate the 100 gold. How to bypass this: Once you
have one full 10,000 gold slot and a smaller amount in another slot, drop
first the smaller slot contents, then the 10,000 gold slot contents. Hellfire
will pick up the smaller slot contents as a "duplicate" item and destroy it.
Now you can repeat the trick with the 10,000 gold pile and get 10,000 for
every time you can get the timing right.
It's tricky timing, and it takes a bit of practice, but it works just fine.
Effectively, you can get up to 400,000 gold in a very short time, especially
if your reflexes are good. Just remember: do NOT drop more than one 10,000
gold pile or Hellfire may pick it up as a duplicate and destroy it. If you
make the money, SPEND IT!