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2-10-2011 @ 2:11PM
Out of curiosity, how do we determine when increased herb supply is due to higher node respawn vs. less demand due to changes in recipes? For example, how much of the current supply is due to the reduction in herbs required for flasks?Is it essentially based off of the numbers plus anecdotal evidence? Does Blizzard often change respawn rates stealthily like that, or do they generally give some notice in patch notes?Are five question marks too many for one comment? How about six or seven? Yeah, you're right. Seven seems like too much.
2-10-2011 @ 2:26PM
I thought it was faster respawns. I headed to Uldum right after the patch- which maint ended earlier :) I farmed 17 stacks of whiptail in about 45 min and 109 volatile life. I also noticed they added Wasps and snakes/serpents to the rivebanks. They do things like that from time to time if you remember the spawn increase in thorium in the Un'goro crater. I was among the few crazy people who farmed 500-1000 thinking it was a bug :p You bring up a good point Cutaia about needed less mats to make certain things but it does seem that they increased the spawn rate at least of whiptail in Uldum. Seven ? seems a bit much but it's my favorite number so knock your socks off. :)
2-10-2011 @ 2:28PM
Having flown a few routes around Deepholm for some of those delicious potions, Heartblossom rates definitely appear to be up.
2-10-2011 @ 2:31PM
Yes, Blizzard does stealth updates to the respawn rates to trade good spawns.You can tell it's an increase in spawn rates because if you look at posting activity in the UMJ page you can see that the quantity of posts has gone up. It's not just that sales of Whiptail have reduced. (in fact my server shows a spike in sales too and the price is still falling)
2-10-2011 @ 2:51PM
I was wondering how much of the increased supply was due to the ability to purchase herbs and elementium ore with Justice Points.
2-10-2011 @ 3:59PM
I think we can say that it's a respawn increase. A guildie of mine says he farmed around 14000 Whiptail (for reference, that's about 700 stacks) in about 5 hours, and that's WITH competition from others. I've seen several people advertising "WTS Whiptail in bulk" in trade. It's a good time to be a crafting profession for herbs =).
2-11-2011 @ 3:34AM
sorry dude bu there is not way he farmed 14000 in 5 hours. that's over 2 stacks a minute. even at the ridiculous increase in spawns, you just cant herb that fast
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