Currently the most efficient way to farm to in Diablo 3
This has to be the most efficient way to level in D3 I have seen so far. You don’t make as much per hour, as with hard core goldfarming in the best places to farm gold, but for the effort you put in to it, you can’t beat this strategy for easy, fast goldfarming.
Use thorns and HPS items for easy D3 farming
In Act 2 there are defensive structures that spawn mobs at intervals. These mobs don’t give you XP, but they do give you gold, gear and potions.
You will need some sort of way of dealing damage passively to mobs, and you will need some sort of way to self heal passively. You can easily get this equipment cheaply on the AH. Then you just need to avoid going AFK and logging out of the game. This can either be you tapping a key once in a while and watching Netflix while ALT+tabbed out or you can use a mouse clicker macro program or a macro keyboard.
Then you just need to sort through your drops and either vendor them or AH them. Check out my guide to the D3 AH and make sure you pay special attention to reduced level weapons, that will make you huge stacks of gold in the AH.
*update* Apparently this has been patched, so the mobs don’t drop loot or gold anymore. Thanks to all who have confirmed this.