What Is Farming ?
In World of Warcraft, “farming” has two meanings, depending on the way it is phrased.
Gold Farming means the business activities, mostly associated with China, of players who use hacks, bots, or cheats to make as much world of warcraft gold as possible and sell it to regular players in exchange for real money. This is why farming has a bad reputation.
Farming mobs, or grinding, is an activity done by regular players to earn world of warcraft gold. Repeatedly killing the same mob, group of mobs or all humanoids, beasts, elementals in one area in order to loot their treasure is a valid and legal way to earn more gold and more experience (XP) in world of warcraft.
Things you can farm:
- gold silver and copper coins
- cloth from humanoid mobs
- metal ores from ore nodes
- herbs, using herbalism ‘find herbs’ skill
- materials for crafting
- treasures and loot
Disadvantages of grinding. Grinding the same mobs, killing the same things in the same way again and again can become boring and repetitive. Some players watch the TV, listen to music or watch movies whilst they are farming. Alternately you can break up your grinding by moving between several areas.
Popular spots to farm in World of Warcraft are Ferelas (yetis give leather and gold), Arathi Highlands for ore and herbs, and Twilight Highlands for the highest level most experienced players.