World of Warcraft – Rugged Leather Farming in Ice Thistle Hills

I used to do a LOT more cloth farming, but it seems that leveling Leatherworking up to 375 is even more a pain in the … behind — let’s say — than Tailoring was, so most of my farming is now directed towards finding good leather.

There are all kinds of leathers – light, medium, heavy, thick, rugged, and of course knothide. My efforts on this day were directed towards finding Rugged Leather, so I headed to my favorite place in all of Azeroth, Winterspring.

Now Winterspring has been good to me. If you’ll read my previous posts, you’ll learn that I got several epic drops there, as well as blues and a lot of greens. But those are incidental. What I REALLY like in Winterspring is the whole Ice Thistle Yeti gang, the Yetis, the Ice Thistle Patriarchs and Ice Thistle Matriarchs.

What I love the most about them is their unobtrusive but quick respawn rate.

Tonight, taking my newly-minted level 70, Grunman, a Shaman of (none whatsoever) renown, I spent twent-five minutes in the Hills and Cave due southeast of Everlook. TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES. You read correctly. In that period of time, I managed to acquire 50 Rugged Leathers as well as 21 Thick Leathers, from an assortment of Yetis, Matriarchs and Patriarchs.

Now I did not count them, but logic says that I mauled to death exactly 71 mobs. In 25 minutes, that’s 21.17 seconds per mob killed, and I’m including the travel time, the tedious mana regeneration, and an annoying but essential bathroom break.

Those that are mathematically inclined, such as not me, would calculate that is a MINIMUM of 120 Rugged Leathers per hour. That’s hard to beat.

If you are not a Leatherworker — a decision I am starting to regret, by the way — …

World of Warcraft – TBC Gold Grinding Spots

I having been playing World of Warcraft for about a year with different characters. I never seemed to have enough gold for doing the things I wanted done. I think of myself as an average player meaning I’m not a complete WoW-addict but I play about 5-10 hours per week.

Until a couple of weeks ago I had about 1,800 golds but I haven’t bought my epic mount and that cost 5,000 gold. I tried to figure out how to make another 3,200 gold and finally started to consider buying it for real money. Instead I found a gold making guide that promised I could make up to and above 150g/hour. At first I was skeptical, after playing this game for a year I figured that I have picked up most of the tricks in gold grinding. The guide was about $40 and to purchase 3,200 gold would cost a lot more and if I’m poor in WoW that is nothing compared to real life.

Making Gold The Easy Way!

First of all, let me tell you: There is no easy way to make gold. You just have to know what to do to get the most in return. You still have to grind. But you will grind in a very profitable way.

In the e-book I learned about a place with lots of level 62 mobs with approximately 3,000 health which is very low for this level of mob and making them an easy kill. They have a high drop rate for motes of water which are always in high demand and these mobs respawn quickly making this a perfect gold farming area. I estimate you could make at 90 to 100 gold an hour their from selling the vendor trash, the greens (which are quite frequent) and the …

Fishing For Nettlefish in World of Warcraft

I know a few of you may be getting a bit sick of fish related topics but bare with me. This is the 3rd installment into my epic fish feast experiment and we move onto the final fish required to cook it. Nettlefish are found in Wintergrasp, Ulduar, Dragonblight but most of all in Sholzar Basin. A lot of guides about this fish suggest going into the heart of Sholzar basin where the fishing quest for the ghostfish takes place. Whilst it is true that this spot usually has around 3 pools they do not respawn fast enough to be classed as an efficient place to catch them.

There are two sensible options for routes to take. One is to start off at rivers heart and work your way down one of its 4 tributaries. The second option is the one I used and involves starting at the northern end of Sholzar Basin at Bittertide lake. The lake is big enough to provide enough pools for an average speed fisherman to constantly loop around it. If you are finding the pools aren’t spawning quick enough for you then you always have the option of following the southern tributary that leads to Rivers Heart as it usually contains 2-3 pools. The main reason I decided to do my route around the lake is that my character is a miner and at the west end of the lake are 3 mining nodes which could at any time spawn some tasty titanium ore or some rich saronite deposits.

Fishing up 200 of these beauties took 104 minutes and came with 81g worth of materials and Pygmy Suckerfish. Now when we look at selling the fish and its cooked variants we come to a bit of a disappointing conclusion. Not only does the raw …

Warcraft Wealth Review – What Are They, Where Can You Get Them, and Why Would You Want "Emblems?"

If you have made it to level 80 in World of Warcraft, chances are that you are well aware of the ways to get better gear for your character. Quest rewards, crafted items that you make yourself or buy on the Auction House, and PvP rewards purchased with marks and honor points are some of the more commonly known ways. And of course once you have hit level 80 there are plenty of dungeons and raids that are open to you. However, some of the best gear in the game does not come as a drop, it is purchased using Emblems.

So what are Emblems?

If you can remember back to level 70 and the Burning Crusade expansion, then you might remember earning Badges of Justice as a way to upgrade your gear and access other usable items. Emblems are the level 80 equivalent of these Badges. Depending on when you hit level 80 and what dungeons or raids you have done, you can have up to four types of Emblems:

  1. Conquest.
  2. Heroism.
  3. Triumph.
  4. And Valor.

Here is a look at where you can get these Emblems and what you can use them for:

Warcraft Wealth Review of – Emblems of Conquest;

The Emblem of Conquest is the newest form of currency in Northrend. It is used to purchase tier 8 epic items that have an item level of 226. If you choose, you can also exchange these Emblems for Emblems of Valor at your Quartermaster.

Emblems of Conquest drop from level 80 raids that formerly dropped Emblems of Heroism and Valor, from the bosses in Ulduar, and from all level 80 5 man Heroic instances.

These include:

  • Archavon the Stone Watcher.
  • Caverns of Time – Culling of Stratholme.
  • Drak'Tharon Keep.
  • Naxxramas.
  • Nexus – The Nexus.
  • Nexus – The Oculus.

World of Warcraft Hacks – 4 WoW Exploits

World of Warcraft hacks and exploits aren't necessarily cheating, just fun and sometimes profitable "special cases" that players have found while adventuring. Here are a few that you can try for yourself.

See Mob Weapon Drops Before they are Killed

This WoW hack is for the Alter of Storms (and maybe other places) in the Blasted Lands. The monsters that spawn there seem to have a bug with weapon drops. If the mob is going to drop a weapon or offhand item you'll see them carrying it around instead of their normal default staff, sword, etc.

You can use this to scan around for epic drops! Both the Glowing Brightwood Staff and Krol Blade have the potential of dropping here so there's big gold to be made picking out and killing the right mobs! Just run around scanning the mobs and if one is holding a Glowing Brightwood instead of their boring staff or sword you're guaranteed the staff when you kill it!

(This also proves that loot is pre-determined when the mob is spawned instead of allocated once there is a corpse.)

Sell ​​your AH items for above normal price

Not exactly a World of Warcraft exploit but a good way to use player's greed against them and make some extra gold quickly. First you must actually have an epic / blue you wish to sell. Put it in the auction house for a much higher than normal price using an alt then advertise that it's up on the trade channel (eg Glowing Brightwood Staff in AH – 500 gold (normally goes for around 250 gold)).

Log onto your main a few minutes later and advertise that you want to buy the item – eg WTB Glowing Brightwood Staff! Will pay 700g!

People are so greedy they will go …

3 Great Gold Farming Spots in WinterSpring for World Of Warcraft

Once you have a high enough level character, head to Winterspring for a heap of great potential spots to Farm your Gold.

1. Lake Kel’Theril (53,42) is a frozen lake in central Winterspring. The shores of the lake are home to the Ruins of Kel’Theril, which along with the lake itself is populated by many tormented spirits of the Highborne. These souls are level 54 and 55 ghosts which are relateively weak, drop up to 8 silver and also have a chance of dropping green items and if you are lucky the odd epic item. For additional fun chests also spawn(randomly?) in this area, and every week the entire lake is invaded by water elementals commanded by Princess Tempestria. You can do quite well out of just killing the elementals and selling their ‘Essense of Water’ drops, but if you are up to it (group recommended) kill the princess herself and help yourself to the blue items she tends to drop. The invasion lasts until the princess is killed.

Heading South East from the lake to (57,50) you will find a whole heap of Cobalt dragons(56-58 elites) around a cave. Killing the little dragons(Wyrmkins, scalebanes and mageweavers) has a small chance of dropping a ‘Mature Blue Dragon Sinew’. This you sell to the highest bidder – and believe me they will bid as it is a very hard to get item and is required for a high level Hunter quest.

2. Everlook is a trading post run by the goblins of the Steamwheedle Cartel. It lies at the crossroads of Winterspring’s main trade routes. Head North and East to (67,40) and you’ll find an excellent area to farm Ice Thistle Yetis. As well as dropping vendor trash items, and sometimes blue items, you can also skin them for rugged and …

WotLK Gold Farming Tips – World Of Warcraft Epic Gold Farming Tips For Grinding And Gathering

World of Warcraft elite players usually don’t share their knowledge about the best places or methods to make gold in this game. Doesn’t that bother you? Well, I know it bothers me. That’s why, even though I’m not a hardcore player and I believe I’m far from being one of the elite PvPers or raiders, I’m going to share here a few WotLK gold farming tips.

But before I start to write down the tips I promised you, I have to make one thing clear. I’m an old fashion WoW player and I like to farm or to gather, in order to make gold. This way, you will get 100% profit, while if you buy and resell stuff at the Auction House, profit is only partial. So, the WotLK gold farming tips I’m going to share here, concern grinding and gathering only.

WotLK gold farming tips for grinding

  • The mobs that have Relics of Ulduar comprised in their loot table make excellent targets for farming gold. So, if you’re after humanoids, for Frostweave Cloth, for example, choose the ones that also drop Relics of Ulduar.
  • If you have skinning, aim for beasts that drop more valuables than Borean Leather and Arctic Fur. For example, mammoths also drop mammoth meat (Chunks o’ Mammoth to be more precise) which has high value because cooks can make end game food that gives an high Attack Power buff. Also, it’s good to know that beasts over level 75 don’t drop Borean Leather Scraps, therefore it’s best to choose a camp with mobs that are higher than 75.
  • Elemental revenants make good grinding targets. They drop Crystallized elements which can be used to make Eternal Water, Fire, Air, Shadow, Life and Earth. Eternals are needed for multiple crafting recipes in the game and regardless the