My horde death knight is mainly pvp but I realized that his cooking was extremely low. I decided to check out my local auction house for some low-level meat to level up my cooking. Two of my recipes required clam meat and coyote meat. The auction house had none. I decided to find out where to farm these. I was hoping to stay in Kalimdor but unfortunately had to venture to Westfall (Alliance territory). I went to Longshore in Westfall and started from one side of the coast. I killed every murloc I came across (ahhh sweet revenge). The murlocs there drop small barnacled clams. These clams contain clam meat and sometimes a small lustrous pearl. I farmed for about 30 minutes and collected 40-45 small barnacled clams. The drop rate for the small barnacled clams was 1 in every 2 murlocs. Each of these clams contained 1 clam meat. I proceeded to the Jansen Stead area in Westfall and killed as many coyotes as I could find. These coyotes were also located near of Furlbrow’s Pumpkin Patch. Coyote meat drops from around 1 in every 4 coyotes. I farmed these coyotes for 30 minutes as well and picked up 25 coyote meats. I headed back to Orgrimmar so that I could start cooking.
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I ended up using only 20 of the clam meats and decided to put up the rest of the clam meat in the auction house in stacks of 5. Since there was none up for sale, I posted my clam meat for 45-50 gold per stack of 5. To justify this price, I figured the travel time, time spent farming and carrying charges. I only used 15 of the coyote meats and decided to post the other 10 up in stacks of 5 as well. Once again, there were none up for sale. I put the coyote meat up for 45-50 per stack of 5 utilizing the same justifications for the clam meat. By the time I was ready to log for the day, that all too familiar notification popped up in my general chat box: A buyer has been found for your clam meat. This repeated 4 more times indicating I had sold all of my clam meat. Sheer delight engulfed me. Then, not a minute later, I received more notifications. They read: A buyer has been found for your coyote meat. This repeated once more. Eureka! My farming had paid off. Interestingly enough, both meats had been purchased by the same buyer. No doubt, they were also leveling up their cooking and didn’t want to go out and farm for the meat.
I did a little personal research and found that the small barnacled clam also drops from coralshell lurkers in Azshara which is much closer to Orgrimmar. The coyote meat, however, only drops in Westfall. Although, you can level up to move to higher recipes with the clam meat and it is easier to acquire. Keep in mind these prices are realm dependent. Supply and demand on each realm varies. Whether you are trying to level up your cooking or make some extra gold, check your ingredients for your recipes and check your auction house to see what you can farm to raise your gold level.