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?
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.