This is the most common way to obtain cubits. It is divided into 2 categories:1/ Selling items to other players
There's a simple diagram to describe this:
Get blocks/items -> Sell to players -> Get cubits -> Repeat
There are a few roles for you to play:#1: A miner/farmer
Already said above, you can mine items and sell them to players for cubits. Farmers work almost the same way as miners, except that you can work within your realm(s).
Tip: Be active and sell them with cheap prices, you'll eventually become suppliers for the big and famous players in the game.
+Easy to do, requires little preparations (If you're a farmer)
+Help you level up very fast.
+Patience (You need to grind a lot, but it's part of all MMO games)
+Less time for fun (Which might lead to boredom and quitting)#2: A shopkeeper
You find blocks/items, display it in your realm, give a price tag, find a cash register (or a vending machine), wait for customers, they buy them (If they like the price), and you'll get cubits. Sounds simple, but actually a bit hard to do.
New to shopkeeping? Visit this thread: http://forums2.cubiccastles.com/index.php?p=/discussion/632/full-guide-to-building-a-good-shop/p1
Pros: Make fast cubits, can help doing daily quests for extra cubits.
+Customers needed! No buyers, no cubits!
+Knowledge of item prices is required to set a good price.
+Might need some perks.
+Shopkeeping can also lead you to boredom (Until you get some vending machines)#3: A merchant
Besides displaying items in your realm, you can just bring it to other players' realms and advertise them.
Tip: Don't beg other players to buy it! If they say "No", then just leave!
+An item to sell is all you need to make cubits!
+Good when you want to sell cosmetic items.
+Takes time traveling from realms to realms.
+People will hate you (Or even ban you) if you advertise in the wrong place (Ex: In a giveaway, players' events)2/Take part in player-made events!
If you think you have some skills in a particular aspect (Pvp, art, parkour, building,...) then you can sign up and join those events. You might become a winner and be given prizes and cubits!
+Easy to win, since there're usually not many players participating. (Giveaway is one of some exceptions)
+Require no/little investment
Cons: Watch out for scams!