Well my EC farming methods:1) BH - I have about 6 chars that I am able to run BH on per day. So that's 15EC per char as a reward (90EC) as well as 20 ST which I turn into Damascenes and sell or use (12 dama @ 20-25EC each = 250-300EC) plus Divine Quests (Blue & Purple) so depending on my luck (I usually get at least one, once i got 2 purples on one char) can be anyway from 50EC-200EC. So BH = 250-500EC a day (more if lucky).2) 2x - Granted this isn't on regularly but still gonna add it. I either farm card bosses which I can complete solo on 3 chars in an afternoon, so dropping about 8 SLS per char, so 24 sls @ 90EC each is around about 2k EC. Plus I sell the chrono pages that drop from the bosses. In my spare time, I also stealth farm PV. 2mins per run, 8-12 EC per run, make over 100EC in an hour. It's a lazy method and not overly profitable in the long run, but for someone who hates NS and isn't good at PVP, it's a safer alternative for me. So on 2x = about 2k EC a day if I work hard.3) Events - Saturday is usually a great day to make EC. Between my boyfriend and I, we have about 10 chars at 150. So running Ares and the Morai Event means 1k EC there, as well as selling Adv skill books or Cogs or WWI @ 50ec each. Something new I am trying is just collecting Cogs. I have about 24 now after about 3 weeks and once I reach 30, I intend to sell a R2C cube neck which is a lot easier to make than the WS belt (80 WWI as opposed to 30 Cogs) which should be about 2k-ish profit. Also, just spamming all other events on my alts. Fire legion, boss events, GM events etc etc usually bring a decent profit.So Saturdays = 1-2k EC(depending on luck).Those are mostly my methods, plus the odd visit to NS if I am feeling adventurous.As for trials, when you could trade the mats for EC via forges, it was definitely a more profitable method, as all mats could be traded for such. Especially on 2x. However, these days, since the exchange is no longer available, you could still farm Trials for mats and such to use for you R8 but as for making EC, the only mats worth selling are Damascenes and they aren't until the later trials and not worth the time vs the profit gained imo.Hope that gives you an idea.Also, moved to General Discussion.
yep . this should give ya enough info about hw to get ec
Does merching and selling stuff count?
I would say so (thats how I get some of the ec.)