Best Volatile Life Farming Spot

Herbalism.

Bet you didn’t see that coming! Actually, believe it or not, herbalism is the ONLY way to obtain volatile life in cataclysm. At one time there were mobs which could be killed very quickly in Hyjal that dropped the volatile life but Blizzard nerfed the farming spot for XP reasons and took away any rewards for killing the plants. Quite a shame actually!

Because only Herbalists can farm volatile life in cataclysm, you probably are wondering which class/race combination you should choose for farming herbs. Believe it or not, a tauren druid is by far the best due to their faster gathering speed by not having to dismount when picking herbs. It doesn’t take long to pay for Azeroth flying (“new old world flying”) by simply gathering up stormvine and whiptail from uldum and twilight highlands.

Having an addon to help with gathering is definitely a bonus, as is having both a miner and herbalist on the same character. This is because you can now see both mining and herb nodes at the same time on the mini map! The addon which helps you gather faster is called Gatherer (surprise!). Its sister addon, Gatherer_mate, contains all the nodes in the game and by installing both and loading up the Gatherer_mate data you can then see all nodes in any zone of any expansion. Pretty helpful huh?

A gold guide will allow you to quickly setup another addon, Routes, which will show you the fastest routes to each node in the zone you’re currently visiting. What’s more, it will show you how best to sell off your materials that you gather and make even more gold (more importantly prevent you from losing it!).

Best Volatile Water Farming Spot

Fishing.

Yeah, I know right? You weren’t ready for that one I bet. Yes there are a handful of mobs in the new zones which drop volatile water but they aren’t particularly amazing farming spots. Your best bet is to actually pick up a pole and fish up the volatile water on your own.

Now instead of showing you a volatile mob farming spot, how about I show you the best place to fish them up?

It’s Tol Barad, the northern peninsula.

There you’ll find lots of wreckage which actually drops all kinds of items, not just volatile water. The items being dropped are trade goods of all types, so expect to find anything from cloth to ore in these ruined crates.

I bet you didn’t know fishing was so good! Keep in mind that you must be 85 to enter tol barad, so make sure you level up your fishing along the way and try to make use of +fishing gloves, hats, poles and bait for faster skill ups.

Information is what makes you tons of gold in world of warcraft, and having constantly updated information on the newest farming spots, gold making strategies and auction house changes will make you a formidable auctioneer. If you’re considering buying a gold guide to help yourself with farming and learning the auction house then consider one of the newer ones that wasn’t written by a professional marketer who probably doesn’t even play world of warcraft: cataclysm. Look for a guide written by someone with street cred and a large audience of loyal fans. Otherwise, you’re going to end up finding a guide that barely scrapes the bottom of gold making in cataclysm.