Social Herbalism; 1000s of Herbs an Hour (part 1)

Social Herbing in Warcraft Legion

Remember Social Fishing at the end of Warlords of Draenor?

Several players could join a garrison group and fish together and share the loot.

Social Herbing is when a group of players work together to share their loot.

 

Part 1: Guild Herb Farming

Social Herbalism Addon

Old MacDonalds

This is a simple addon that tracks the amount of herbal loot gathered by each player in the group, including herbs, seeds, even blood of sargeras.

About Addon

Old MacDonald was written for people who want a basic addon to track herbed materials. The idea came from forming seed parties and wanting to split the fox droppings evenly; there was no way to tell who was being honest about how much they looted.  And so came this simple counter addon that tracks the following loot:

  • -Legion Herbs
  • -Legion Herb Seeds
  • -Blood of Sargeras
  • -Fox Poop

Usage

  • /omd report – prints a list of looted herbalism materials to the console
  • /omd reset – resets the count (nothing will show up in reports at this point)
  • /omd pause – stops the counter (use when someone trades you or you are taking from mail)
  • /omd resume – resumes the counter

 

The Guild Herb raid is a nice social event, probably best scheduled before or after a raid, so that all the herbalists in the guild can farm the herb route together for crafting alchemy flasks for raiders.

Let the most experienced herbalist be the leader, he or she will know the best routes.

Keeping the herbalist raid short will encourage players to return for the next time. So will rewarding players with a flask or two for at raid time.

Extend the invitation to raiders with herbalist alts over level 100.

Even level 101s can farm Starlight Rose, especially in a pack of 10 players, the rest being a higher level.  Grab gatherer or gathermate2, to check nodes and share node spawns (when herbs grow, or appear, on the ground).

Run together in an organised route, rather than each finding their own separate way. Otherwise, there is a tendency for players to shout “I FOUND ONE!” and everyone to gallop to that position, only to miss out on the spawn due to timing, and not everyone getting the maximum amount of loot from each node spawn.

 

Feasibly you could also do this for ore farming, as this also has shareable loot. However there is a lot less call for lumps of metal by raiders than there is for flasks!

 

This is part 1 of a 2 part series in Social Herbing.  Next blog guide:  Seed Raid Farming

Bonus: Aethril map!

 

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