Farming Primal Air for 100g
Why am I in (Outland) Nagrand at 05.10 in the morning? I can answer the time question by way of a messed up body clock that us WoW players get from time to time. However, as a gold blog writer who hates farming and often writes about how Opportunity Cost means that farming is a waste of time, why am I farming!?
The answer lies in an odd situation I discovered on my server auction house. Primal Air sells for over 100g each. I wanted a piece of that action!
Primal Air is used for crafting a lot of items but especially by enchanters who are currently making a small fortune selling retro enchants
- Enchant Boots – Cat’s Swiftness
- Enchant Cloak – Greater Agility
- Enchant Cloak – Major Resistance
- Enchant Gloves – Superior Agility
- Enchant Weapon – Greater Agility
Back in The Burning Crusade expansion, primal farming was one of the ways to make quick profits. The Elemental Plateau in Nagrand is home to a number of fast respawning elemental mobs which drop lots of lovely motes, including motes of Air. 10 motes make a Primal Air. So each mote is worth to me around 10g each. Which is not a bad profit for a sleepless feral druid to make with a single swipe of her over-geared paw.
If you saw 10g lying on the ground, wouldn’t you want to pick it up, too?
Talking Points: Can farming ever be fun? Do you know any other things to farm that can make this sort of gold-per-hour? Do you ever farm or grind for relaxation and a change of pace?