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6-16-2010 @ 7:33PM
One side effect of the increased number of glyph sellers is the rise of farm bots in Sholazar Basin. These bots will farm herbs 24x7 and are easy to spot due to their predictable and clumsy robotic behaviour. In the old days, the bots belonged to gold farmers, but now I see bots belonging to players from well-known guilds.Do everyone a favour and report those bots to Blizzard. My own experience reporting them is rather sad, as it literally takes about 4 to 6 months before any action is taken by Blizzard. Still, it's important to report these cheaters.
6-16-2010 @ 8:08PM
Sholazar is like a freaken garden of eden for herbs. My recently leveled to 80 druid spent a few levels in there, and i was in the basin for a total of about 8, maybe 10 hours. Doing nothing but herbing while questing, I gained stacks upon stacks upon stacks of herbs. Netted a whole slew of frost lotus as well as eternal life.I really want to take all those herbs and drop herbalism for inscription on my druid, as I don't have a Scribe amongst my alts. But I kind of hate the fact that the money-making aspect of it is so competitive as described. I figure I'll probably make some runescrolls, maybe roll the dice on darkmoon cards. Since I'm not an AH pvp'er, and I like making gold with a combination of gameplay and AH, it seems like I'd be just better off keeping herbalism. Oddly enough, the way i make my biggest profit from herbalism is with tailoring. Eternal life's can be pretty expensive on my server, and the side-benefit of herbing are crystallized life. With just normal plucking of herbs doing dailies and wintergrasp, I seem to end up with a bunch of eternals (which go for 20-30g on my server), which I in turn send to my tailor to use for Brilliant Spellthread. I generally make a minimum of 100% profit on brilliant spellthread (above what the raw mats would sell for), and have made as much as 300% profit before. No one seems to sell these things, but people need them. I much prefer the lower competition and higher reward areas.Still, I always feel like it would be nice to have a Scribe in my cadre of alts, and it's kinda disappointing that the money-making off of Inscription is so tough.
6-16-2010 @ 8:39PM
If eternal life is expensive on your server, don't even think about rolling the dice on darkmoon cards. Most of the ones you get will be absolutely worthless to anyone except those trying to get their Insane title, and they tend not to be interested in paying much. Even the Greatness deck is largely worthless now with (in most cases) better trinkets available from 5-mans. Runescrolls are also relatively poor sellers.
6-17-2010 @ 1:09PM
On the topic of bots in Sholazar, I came across a guy running a really terrible bot.I was flying around on my 70 paladin, being daring, and using his newly 450 mining skill, when I gasped to see a titanium vein, with a level 80 orc being attacked by a wolvar right next to it. He kept trying to mine the node, and got interrupted each time. His health was barely going down at all. I flew down, killed him with my level 70 HOLY paladin, then proceeded to mine the node and fly away, ROFLing the whole time. I decided to take pity on him, plus I couldn't really be bothered, so I didn't actually report him. Still, I killed him on a holy paladin 10 levels below him, then stole a titanium node from him, that should more or less suffice. xD
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