farming one thing or another

ok, i have to admit it, im a farm-aholic. with good justification (or so i think). some ppl just level to 80 without profession, but i think most ppl will do the 2 primary profs along the way or at L80 or even re-prof. cos unless its a farming prof, there is a little bit of benefit. and for someone like me with so many alts on a particular realm, i have all the profs so i can craft stuff for all and any.

however levelling a prof and putting that prof to use does require a ton of material for each prof on each alt. hence i do a lot of farming. some of it is incidental. levelling mats are usually acquired when i am levelling my alts anyway. you run along a path to a quest objective, since u are on a miner alt and a vein pops up on your mini map nearby, stop and just pick it up, and continue along your way. of course, that will never suffice. if it is some cheap stuff i can get off AH, i’d use this shortcut. however, i dont have a lot of gold (too many alts that still dont have epic flying – 5k gold), so i’d rather farm it myself. i stop questing, and just do a few runs around a zone to pick up the necessary mats. that may or may not be done with the same alt. if an alt needs to level his mining skill, then i may use him for the zone farming. but if the alt already does not need that, then i will usually bring in a higher level alt and farm the zone in faster time. high level toons dont aggro much in lower level zones.

since all my target alts are now L80, i dont do incidental stuff anymore. it’s more specific questing. for some of the rep prof rewards. and if i farm a zone specifically, it is cos some of their profs are still in need of levelling. not so much their main 2 profs. as long as i got them to 425, its good enough for cat. the effort to hit max would cost too much in mats. nevertheless, i acquired too much mats for enchanting so it was easy to hit 450 on all my ench toons. in the case of JC and alchemy, it is mandatory to hit 450 to be able to benefit from it, so i did that. for BS, as i make epic gear for the toons, i get it to max easy. inscription is oso easy to hit max, along with tailoring (making epic bags). LW is kinda stuck around 440. i didnt need the L200 epic cloaks cos i farmed L232 cloaks from the last Midsummer festival, but i might make some of the L200 epic leather gear for Blackstealth. or bags. Engineering is the worst for maxing out. i never max out engineering. i just dont see any point there. i keep it around the 440 level too. Engineering is more for some self-buffs and making bullets/arrows for hunters. haha.

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