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4-21-2011 @ 3:30PM
As I've posted before... Farming as a gateway to gold making is very easy.1. Create a DK (I know, druids have flight form but you start at level 1 and Pally's have Crusader Aura but have the same handicap as Druids) and level him to 85 while mining and herbing along the way.2. Prioritize your money on getting Master flight and speccing your DK as Frost for the [On a Pale Horse] talent3. You now can fly at 492% speed. Hour for hour, you will now see more spawn points than even a fully maxed out druid in flight4. Get Carbonite Maps, use it to import the herb and mining nodes, learn to use the node routing function.This combination can generate 1800 to 2400 gold per hour. This includes the time it takes to post your stuff in the AHThe worst part about this is if you farm every day, you will, over the course of a couple weeks drive down the prices due to your increasing the volume available. I limit myself to two runs per week for this reason. Tracking prices on the undermine journal has proven this for me more than once.
4-21-2011 @ 3:46PM
With the guild perk for movespeed (Mount Up) you're going almost as fast on a druid as on a DK, with the added bonus of not having to dismount/fight mobs to herb/skin.While it is true that you still have to level a druid from 1 to 85, if you already have both classes at 85 (or have a paladin at 85) then they are all comparable.
4-21-2011 @ 4:12PM
@TechvoodooguyYeah, that's an aspect I have considered. And since most druids don't serve any other very useful function, why not turn them into farmers.Seriously though, the flight speed with the [Mount Up] buff is 451% vs 492%.I started doing the math but since I have a druid at 85 in a guild with the buff I can attest that the druid visits fewer nodes per hour than the DK. Anyway, to each his/her own. It still doesn't invalidate the main point that farming is a good way to get started in gold making. It can feed your other toons or provide capital to get started with more risky ventures.And all of this conversation leads to another important point. MIN/MAX doesn't just apply to raiding. The gold making meta game enjoys just as many players willing to squeeze out the best performance. If I visit 10 more spawn points on my DK per hour than you do on your druid and half those nodes yield product that sells for 4g each node, I just made 20 gold more than you with the same amount of effort.
4-21-2011 @ 5:24PM
Unless that Druid is a Tauren... so maybe your DK *sees* more spawn points, but how many of those points were too close to a mob to avoid aggroing?How long did it take you to kill those mobs and mount back up? The Tauren Druid with Cultivation didn't fight a single mob; they probably aggro'd several of them, got smacked one time, and were able to start *and* finish herbing faster than the mob was able to get another swing in.Not trying to be a jerk; just sayin'... I mean if someone already has a Druid and it just happens to be a Tauren (hey, one in four chance, aye?); that's *always* going to be their best choice for herb farming IMHO.
4-21-2011 @ 5:34PM
@Swifteye,Ok, um, sure. If I stand with one foot on a banana peel, one foot in a grave, while waving a stuffed bunny around my head and eating a dry roasted peanut, I will have a better chance of farting into a tornado.Of course if I want to send any herbs or ore to my alliance bank alt, I will need to enlist the help of a friend and pay the extra 15% neutral AH cut.
4-21-2011 @ 6:42PM
@HrothgarYou can dismiss Swifteye, but he/she's onto something there.Tauren druids can pick an herb in .5 sec as opposed to everyone else's 2.0 seconds. So there's 1.5 seconds. Add another 1.5 seconds for you to get back on your mount, and I'm 3 seconds ahead of you. After one herb.Keep your master DK flying speed, we'll still flat outrun you.Swifteye's point was exceedingly valid. Tauren druids are worth the time spent levelling just for herb farming alone.
4-21-2011 @ 6:49PM
Eh, I levelled up a Tauren Druid specifically to be a herbalism mule. They're ridiculously overpowered at farming herbs (you get a lot of hate whispers even if you're pretty polite while farming), and levelling really doesn't take that long. If all your toons are Horde (like mine) you don't need to do any neutral AH shenanigans either.I expect a Death Knight would be the best to level as a farming mule Alliance side, but Horde side you're better off spending the extra day or two levelling a Tauren Druid up, it's definitely worth your while.Plus, I just like Druids... otherwise why would I have two on the same server =P?
4-22-2011 @ 12:31AM
Farming cata herbalism and mining i havent aggrod a single mob.
4-22-2011 @ 1:57AM
@Emophia - you must not farm Whiptail in Uldum then, a lot of those crocs sit right on top of the nodes.
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