Yes Inks were still tradeable, but I made out pretty well precrafting. I ended up with 11 of each glyph I could make (I was aiming for 20) and was able to sell off a good amount of them. Of my 110k I made this week, 73k (roughly 2/3rds) of it was from glyphs. This was honestly as good as I could have expected even if inks were made untradeable. One thing that I did notice, and I don't know if it was intentional or not: one of my main competitors stopped having glyphs to post, most likely because he did not attempt to actually trade his Blackfallow Ink, and does not know about the lack of change. I'll take it!
So with AoE looting coming out with the patch, and I had to put it to it's test! I must say I am impressed with the system. I didn't find the system to be buggy at all, in fact it worked a lot better than I had hoped for. The radius for AoE looting is relatively large, much larger than I had expected. I started my testing out on the grinding spot in Deepholm using Potion of Treasure Finding.
Below is a table of data for what I was able to farm in one hour (using a Potion of Treasure Finding that I payed 100g for).
Honestly I'm not too impressed with the results. For results like this, I'd rather get on an under utilized crafting alt and not waste my time farming these adds, but if this looks like returns you'd like, by all means go get it! Personally I'm going to reward my farming (since I have the cloth) by crafting all 26 slots for my transmog seller, it's a long time coming!
Below is a table with results from 1 hour of farming
|Material||Mean Price Per|
|Total Gold from Item|
|39 Stacks Embersilk Cloth|
|16 Volatile Fire|
|22 Volatile Air|
|7 Volatile Earth|| |
|21 Volatile Life|| |
|13 Volatile Water|
|15 Pyrite Ore|| |
|14 Elementium Ore|
|Assorted Vendor Trash|
|GRAND TOTAL||---->||3,624g 2s per hour|
One thing I did forget while farming in Deepholm is that I now have the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth on all my alts, providing a insta-vendor to whomever needs it. Also, I vendored all the greens I got and added it to Assorted Vendor Trash instead of trying to sell them on the AH, because I'm lazy, so you can take that into account.
I had mentioned in a previous post I had mentioned that I was going to wait to check out farming for Mr. Grubbs as a Rare Battle Pet via AoE looting. While the spawn time of the adds is a bit long, I just thought I'd share the method I found to be most useful. Go up to Zul'Mashar in Eastern Plaguelands, and kill all the zombie trolls that spawn in the graves. Log another toon for a few minutes, switch back and repeat. Took me about 24 bags and I usually got 3-4 per slaying*.
*Results are not typical. Your results may vary. Discuss your general health status with your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough to use Phat Lewts' Farming Advice. Side effects of taking this advice may include, but are not limited to: increased gold making, extra companion pets, boosted gold making ego, and/or, in extreme cases, death. If gold making lasts more than 4 hours, consult your physician immediately.
I'm going to be trying AQ when I get around to it, but haven't had a lot of time to actually get out and play this week, hopefully more farming info to come.
I was really sad Mogit wasn't available for the first few days of the patch, but it got a really nice facelift, make sure you download the most recent version and check it out! Also, TSM performed as flawlessly as possible so a definite bump to Sapu and anyone on the TSM team helping that transition go over smoothly. Also vendor sorting is a cool little addition that I hadn't been expecting but am so far enjoying with playing. They have a "BoE" filter which I think can prove to be particularly useful. That's all for me, what was your favorite part of 5.0.4?
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