So up until now i've discussed ways to make gold by using your professions, using the AH to get deals and even using advertisement as a powerful weapon in your arsenal but now i'm going to cover a part of the game that is in there for the sole reason of making you gold and providing you with materials for all your crafting, and yes that is called farming.
Before i continue on with this post i want to let it be known that if you have the patience to go on these runs and acquire the materials then kudos to you but for me it simply doesn't work and i loose my patience in about 20 min of farming, but then again that's just me so lets continue on.
As a starter i would like to start with the place that a lot of people know of but then again even more people don't know of and that's the best place for farming Embersilk Cloth.
Purely for facts i will shoot out few of the numbers i got while doing these runs and what kind of a profit you could be expecting to get out of this run if you decide to make it.
This was gathered in 1 hour: (THIS WAS WITH A TAILOR CHARACTER, what i mean by this is that tailors get a bonus in how many cloths they can loot from a body)
240 x Embersilk Cloth
78G worth of gold from the looting
51G worth of gold from selling the garbage
7 (78-81 lvl) items which sold on the AH for 180-300g each
16 Tiny Treasure Chest, and NO these did not drop from the mobs perse but they dropped because before i started the carnage i drank a Potion of Treasure Finding which is by far one of the best potions to get stocked up if you are a farmer-killer type of guy because inside the little chests there is gold and cloth and a chance to get 1-4 from every volatile there is.
Savage leather unlike herbs and ore it can't be farmed by just flying around and picking it up but you rather need to get down to getting your hands dirty by killing things. One of the best places to acquire savage leather by far are the crocs outside Baradin Hold and as you can see on the image
Like previously if you have the need for leather and the only way to acquire it is to farm it then get a Potion Of Treasure Finding as well for those extra Treasure Chests.
Killing these crocs and skinning them for an hour produced:
210 x Savage Cloth and at 99g per stack it's not a bad deal
9 x Strange Bloated Stomach this is pretty much like the Treasure chest but only skinners can get it and it contains volatiles.
One of the two "main farming" professions in WoW are mining and herbalism and they can be very profitable if you have the time and nerves to do them.
But to get down to the point and drop some info and some stone hard facts on what you can expect to gain by going all out farming for herbs.
Azshara's Veil and the zone in particular is Vash'Ir (The big Water Zone) and by following this path as shown on the image you can get a nice amount of herbs, and as a guideline i will give you the rundown on how much you can expect to get out of an hour of farming it .
And this is what i ended up after an hour of farming this zone with this particular path set up for me.
155 x Azshara's Veil
65 x Volatile Life
Other herb then Azshara's Veil that's actually quite profitable to sell is Heartblossom as it is a high value item due to it's demand from alchemists for pots and flasks but also from JC's that want to use them to help their transmutations from Carnelians into the Inferno Ruby's.
180 x Heartblossom
76 x Volatile Life
Twilight Jasmin is another choice you could take up and it can be found in Twilight Highlands, and it's same as the Heartblossom scattered throughout the whole zone and in 60 min of farming i managed to get 160 x Twilight Jasmine and 56 x Volatile Life.
For the mining part i'll leave it down for farming Elementium Alone because after the breakdown on the Obsidium Shuffle on my server their price has dropped way down. Ok so down to the facts and location about the Elementium Ore.
In about one hour of farming i got 240 x Elementium Ore plus another 65 x Pyrite Ore
but another thing worth mentioning is that while you are mining you have a chance to mine out some Volatile Water and Fire but if you are a Engineer you have also the chance to get some extra Volatile Air's as well which if combined together they make some good end game profit.
So there you have it my dear fellow goblins, the basics of farming and what you should expect to get out of if you decide to use farming as a tool to make gold with.
So like always keep your eyes peeled for good opportunities out there.