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4-21-2011 @ 3:25PM
Leatherworking tips and tricks:Farming the leather needed to buy Pristine Hides or patterns is super easy: just camp the croc pits in Tol Barad right after a win. 150+ leather (that's 3 hides) in under an hour if you're trying during peak hours on a decently populated server. That of course depends entirely on people looting their corpses completely (as an aside, I wish Blizz would allow us to skin unlooted corpses after a few minutes). If that's an issue ask nicely on /1 and people may (emphasis on may) start doing it.Getting the Volatiles and Blackened Dragonscales needed for most LW patterns is more difficult. Fires and waters can be fished of course (check Wowhead for the exact places), but life and air are much harder to come by for us. Your best bet is to get friendly with an alchemist or just keep hoping somebody dumps a bunch at super-low prices. Spending a few hundred on hard-to-get mats and then selling the result for 5k+ is still profit, although not optimal of course.Scales are a pain; they skin off of Cata-level black drakes/dragonkin in Twilight Highlands, but not always. The best place to get them is actually Grim Batol runs due to Elite mobs dropping 2 of something when skinned. And we all know how much we love GB.Speaking of Volatiles: fire and water can go for crazy-high prices sometimes, which is odd considering that they're the easiest to get for any profession. Find a place to farm and have at it.
4-21-2011 @ 3:29PM
Your "Farming for Pristine hides" is appreciated. While I thought the article was aimed at low level characters, I guess that it equally applies to someone who is high level and just wants to start earning potfuls of gold.
4-21-2011 @ 3:44PM
on my server one good method is to just watch savage leather, if you can get it at a good price create the heavy savage leather and sell it. its most times more profittable than hides
4-21-2011 @ 4:52PM
If you are an herbalist Volatile Life is extremely easy to come by, I usually make one pass through hyjal, uldum, and TH to start my day and usually have around 120 Volatile life by the time I finish my sweep of those 3 zones just from picking herbs for raid flasks.
4-22-2011 @ 1:35PM
Definitely watch the auction house for details. Some farmer posted hundreds and hundreds of savage leather scraps for way below the value of savage leather. I bought him out, converted it all to heavy savage for my leatherworker, maxed leatherworking, bought and crafted all his pvp pieces, learned some more patterns, and had a bit left over. :) I've never seen a deal like that since, but I figure I saved myself about 70% of what it would have cost me to grind the leather myself.
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