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7-07-2010 @ 3:46PM
I'm quite sure you don't mean to come across this way, Basil, but sometimes it sounds like you consider anyone who farms materials to be a lowly peon whose only purpose is to supply the mighty crafter with mats. Now, I understand that you write about how to make the most money possible, and farming isn't the most efficient way to spend one's time, but if everyone were to follow your advice (and all the bots were to stay banned) where would the necessary mats come from? You say the casual, small-scale farmers aren't enough to keep the supply up, so do you think bots are a necessary evil to grease the wheels of the crafting machine? Or ought there be "hardcore" farmers who put as much effort into gathering as you do into crafting and working the Auction House, even though this might not be in their own best interest? Or maybe mat prices DO need to rise in order to put farming profits more in line with crafting? I hope I made my point clearly, because I'm honestly interested in your opinion. Thanks for your thought provoking articles!
7-07-2010 @ 3:56PM
Farmers aren't peons- It really is all about supply and demand. If everyone only crafted, the richest person on the server would be the last farmer. I write about what I know, but even though I'll probably make a terrible farmer, I have every intention of farming my butt off for the first week of cataclysm, simply because that's going to be the most profitable course of action.
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