These seem to be popular threads lately so instead of telling you what to do I can tell you what I do … I have a lot of hours played in a pretty short time and while I am frustrated with some things here are a short list of what I have been doing.
I set goals … some are short term, some are long term and some are well … just something I feel like doing.
If coins are an issue, there is plenty of things to do that keep busy. I tend to join hunts often, preferably T6 hunts for trophies and Oort. There are quite a few daily and weekly hunts you can join and while they are profitable I also find them fun. I also hunt meteors solo at times. Gleambow hunts are really fun too and very profitable… if you sell the rare gleam you get … sadly I keep all my gleam for a huge color storage, but if I were to sell it I can make a lot.
This one can be boring, but honestly it is probably the most profitable for me. There are many things to gather (beans, orbs, animal drops, gleam, rock, etc.). All of these can be profitable and while I am gathering I will always snag meteors when they fall just to get some bonus Oort and animal drops. Like someone said throw on some music … and gather away.
This can be profitable I tend to do it for myself and color storage, but mining and selling the ores, lucents, etc can be profitable and can help fill out a shop. Some colors are rare on the exos (black glacier, rare gleam colors, etc.) these can and are profitable.
I love to build… I could do this all day … it’s not for everyone … but for those of us that like to do it … it’s time consuming and nothing feels better than finishing a large build.
I run a few shops just fine … being profitable is questionable, but it’s possible depending on what you consider profit. I do have difficulty deciding to put something in a shop versus selling it to a request basket. 9 out of 10 times I find someone buying an item for a higher price than I can sell it in a shop, This does deter me some, but I do run a few shops most of which are profitable.
As to the other items you mentioned…
I agree here unless you are in a larger guild portal hubs are going to be out of reach and there are quite a few.
Run A Mall
There are plenty of malls and many of them are decent enough. What I would love to see is a large community mall created on a sovereign or one of the current malls on a sovereign to be the main go to mall. I have most of my shops @ DK Mall and while I love DK Mall and it is usually my go to Mall, it has it’s issues. There are a few players that are buying up many plots and just leaving them empty, most without shop stands or anything. This drives me nuts, as there are a number of people I run into in DK Mall that just want to create a shop … and they can’t as these other people are buying plots once they expire and doing very little with them. Malls on sovereigns solve this. Anyways I think running a mall would be great … but you would need community buy in on this.
It’s all about goals … set some for yourself you want to accomplish and have fun.