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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Favorite Farming Spots and "The Twelve Days of Voting"

Everyone has a favorite farming spot. Calypso? The Chancel? Stormriven? Nastrond?

With the latest worlds and expansions, farming and obtaining gold has become easier than ever, and everyone has a favorite spot to do it. Before the release of Celestia, I always farmed the ravens. After all, they were easy money, their wands sold for 1625 each and robes and hats for anywhere from 500 to 1300 gold. But that soon changed. I began to appreciate the Chancel, I could make almost 1k per minute on average. Then again, that was an average, the rates could be having a bad day and we could make only 15k in a 30 minute run.

Later, I realized that everyone else farmed Stormriven, a beautiful farming spot that I'd missed out on. Initially I always summoned Narralor Nightborn (don't quote me on the name). He was one of the hardest bosses to mess up and his cheats weren't too bad. Then one day, I ran into a group that farmed Thunderfin in three or four rounds, and realized that not only was this quicker than the other boss, but it also resulted in better drops and more money.
Having become experienced with groups, and being able to "take over" worlds for my own farming on all three of my accounts, I decided to try the Thunderfin strategy. In the first spot, I had my Ice; he had Feint and Elemental Blade and was able to withstand a good deal of damage before having to collect wisps. In the second spot was my Fire; he had an amulet Feint and a pet with Feinting Spell. In the third spot was my Storm; he had Stormblade, Stormzilla, and Gargantuan. The first round, my Ice used Elemental Blade on the Storm. My Fire used  the amulet Feint or the pet Feint, and my Storm used Stormblade. This strategy required one of the two pips the Storm gained to be a power, so it wasn't too harsh, and he could manage is most of the time. The second round, Ice used regular Feint, Fire used the remaining boosted feint, and Storm used Gargantuaned Stormzilla. We now has a two round, three person farming strategy for one of the better bosses in Stormriven, and we used it to make quite a bit of money.

Later when Wintertusk was released, the farming got even better. Regular drops sold for 3000 gold, wands for over 4000, and amulets for as much as 20000! Nastrond was mostly bosses, and good for drops, and even quick mob fights were worth your time. One targeted item was amulets. Helpful Wizard recently shared one of his farming spots in Vestrilund. Below is his video guide. You can find his post and thread HERE.



Now if you'd be so kind as to notice, there are twelve days left to vote and the vote count is still 0! (And that's probably the number of readers as well) So, now we have a song, (ooh yes, a song).

"On the first day of voting, Swordroll said to me, 'Vote for a site name please.'"

Don't make me go on! You know, I have quite a high regard for improvisation.

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  1. Swordroll Travels in the Spiral

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