Monday night – that was fun!
Yes, switched to herbalism from mining. Laughed a lot at the comments left on my previous post; especially ladyjess who said “When I had herbalism, I saw mining nodes everywhere. So I changed…hardly found any, but there were herb nodes everywhere! So I’m back to herbs…it’s just temptation by blizz to makes us farm more than we already do I swear…lol”
Certainly some truth there, but I levelled up to 100+ herbalism in just over an hour last night. I started in the Night Elf starting zone of Teldrassil and it was like shooting fish in a barrel. Got to level 70 or so in less than 40 minutes. Herbs thick as, well, herbs all over Teldrassil.
From Teldrassil, I headed through Darnassus to visit the trainer, then flew to The Barrens. I had seen on wowhead that Briarthorn was thick there. Well, there is a decent amount of it, but a friendlier zone, with perhaps a better distribution of herbs (briarthorn and earthroot) is Westfall. Picked in Westfall for a half hour or so to get up to around 115. From Westfall I headed to The Wetlands and picked bruiseweed and wild steelbloom there until around 130. Only took me another half hour or so there. So all told a couple of hours to level herbalism to 130. My recollection is it took a lot longer than that when I was levelling mining.
I’m using this herbalism levelling guide from TenTonHammer. It’s fairly Horde-centric, but enough good suggestions that it’s a worthwhile guide. As you can see from the guide, my next stop is Swamp of Sorrows which should take me over 200. I’m happy with my switch. Potions ingredients will always be in demand, whereas gear components decline over time.
I also saw in guild chat someone looking for a BM tank. This intigued me as there are very few high levels left in my guild as I’ve mentioned before. I had been looking to make a few low impact instance runs to get my paws wet again as I haven’t instanced/raided much over the last couple months. Well, Black Morass is about as low impact as you can get in my opinion, so I jumped at the invite.
I won’t bore you with the details, but it was a good run and it definitely felt good to be swatting at big ugly monsters again. No Hourglass of the Unraveller, but still fun. We ended up disenchating all but one of the drops and my Large Prismatic Shard should be just enough to cover my repair bill for the run.