Farming For Beginners
In World of Warcraft, there are many options for making gold. You can choose to sell items on the auctions house. You can choose to craft items to sell or craft and enchant for tips. One of the easiest markets to get into is farming in WoW for raw materials to post on the auction house. Why is farming an easy option for beginning players? Farming requires only a time investment; no gold investment is required to profit from farming in World of Warcraft. So a brand new player can train for skinning, mining, or herbalism profession and farm materials while playing the game and leveling. Another option is to dedicate some time to strictly farming the raw materials. Both options require just the profession skill and either a skinning knife for Skinning or a Mining pick for Mining. Herbalists just use their bare hands or paws to farm herbs in WoW.
Beginner Tips and Tricks For Farming
Here is a handful of tips and tricks that you should consider when getting started as a beginning farmer in World of Warcraft.
- When farming keep your bags as empty as possible when you get started farming. More bag space means you can carry more raw materials before having to return to either town or a mailbox.
- WoW Beginner Tips: Bigger bags are better. For the same reason, more space means longer possible WoW farming sessions.
- Try to keep your gathering skill leveled before moving onto new questing areas. You don’t want to have to go back to lower level zones or go back to kill grey mobs that award no experience.
- Set your hearth close by if sending items via the mailbox or set your hearth in a major city with an auction house, if selling the items directly from your farming character. Time is money friend.
- If you are a dual-gatherer Skinner-Miner, save bag space with a combo gathering tool like a Bladed Pickaxe, which functions as a mining pick and a skinning knife.
- Farming during off-hours means less competition for resource nodes and skinable mobs.
- When selling your raw materials, you don’t always have to post them for the lowest price. Many items like raw materials sell in great numbers and selling them as the cheapest isn’t required for your items to sell.
- If you are out farming for skins and hides with the Skinning profession, target creatures that can drop extra valuable items in addition to your targetted skins and hides. Examples: Yetis drop coins in addition to skins and hides. Dragon Whelplings can be found on some Dragon Whelp type creatures, but they also are skinable. Why not try for a rare drop as a possible extra bonus to farming the skinning materials?
- Research your targeted farming materials on a site like Wowhead.com. Know where you are headed and find the best spot with the best creatures to farm. If you are farming for a specific rare item drop, then be sure to farm in an area where the item has the best chance of dropping.
- Vendor all of your garbage you find. In the span of a farming essions you will collect a lot of grey items that are only good for 1 thing – selling to a vendor. These items add up and can bring in a nice amount of gold, especially if farming in some of the higher level zones in World of Warcraft.
- Don’t forget to bring along some food and mana for less down time. A nice buff food can help speed up your farming session, if you are farming creatures or humanoids, since it will increase your damage and decrease your time on each kill.
- If there is another player farming in your area, it may be more efficient to find a new area instead of competing with them for the same resources.
Now get out there and farm up some materials to sell on the auction house to get you started learning how farming influences the markets in the World of Warcraft auction houses of Azeroth.