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    Farming data?

    Hey Guys, I need some help.

    I would like to play with some data based on an average amount of Ore/Herbs/Leather farmed per hour, but I don't really farm myself, so I was hoping you could fire off some "typical" data for me.

    Thanks in advance
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    I know my wife does a heck of alot of herb farming on her druid, I'll start asking about her rate (I think she mentioned something about getting 93 herbs and 39 Volatlie life in ~15 minutes last night, but I'll get more accurate times for you).
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    I think amounts of ore/herbs collected will change drastically because it is affected by a huge number of factors. The best way for you to judge really is just go put on a good movie or series next to your computer and go to down with those ore / herb nodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinshroud View Post
    I think amounts of ore/herbs collected will change drastically because it is affected by a huge number of factors. The best way for you to judge really is just go put on a good movie or series next to your computer and go to down with those ore / herb nodes.
    Of course. I completely understand that. Let me explain a bit - I have no intention of farming myself, I just want to get an idea of what a reasonable amount would be, so that I can work with that data. If the numbers end up being all over the place, then I will have to figure something else out, but I'm hopeful that if enough farmers reply with their numbers, we can end up with a consensus.

    Also, I am not strictly speaking about Cata ores, herbs and skins, I would like to have something that represents all types.

    Thanks for your help
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    To a great extent farming time returns is governed by the number who farm a given zone - at 7am I can farm far more than I can at 7pm - but then again as people go and raid I can get more again from 8-11. Also I find that I get more returns in 1 zone than I do for another volume wise, it all just depends.

    I use Gathermate2 for my data sources and routes for my farming planning, then off I trot and follow the yellow brick road to wealth.

    For me, generally I can get 4-5 stacks of Obsidium in MH per circuit, based on a 15 minute circuit, on a good run - but will drop lower based on others farming. For Cinderbloom, its again about 4 stacks/circuit of MH.

    I don't farm through Vashjir as everything is too spread out, however I will circuit exclusively for Azshara's Veil if I have time or the patience.

    For Deepholm, it's probably the best number of stacks/circuit of both ore and herbs, but given the circuit for both is 35-45 mins it's not quite so efficient for your time. On a very good circuit I will herb 9 stacks of Heartblossom (plus a couple of stacks of Cinderbloom, but I don't intentionally use routes for these in DH). For the ore, it varies so much by other farmers/questers in the zone at the time, but a good 4 or 5 stacks combined/circuit feels typical. An average number of Volatile Life/circuit would seem to be about 50.

    I haven't got the heart to pick herbs/mine in Twilight Highlands, as the world and his wife do this there on my server (Arathor EU) for the premium ore/herbs - this also applies to Uldum where everyone still fights over any Whiptail that spawns. Ore is another issue, for me it feels that I can farm more effectively in the given time through other zones than spend time overall in Uldum (Pyrite doesn't spawn often enough to justify time there imo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathroman View Post
    ... If the numbers end up being all over the place, then I will have to figure something else out...
    I tried keeping stats on just my ore farming for about 6 months and then finally gave up. There was just no way to account for all of the variables. I could not even reproduce past results on a consistent basis, if at all.

    Compound this further by attempting to garner that information from a wider audience and multiple items to farm. Sadly, I don't think you are going to be able to get much useful information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenC View Post
    I tried keeping stats on just my ore farming for about 6 months and then finally gave up. There was just no way to account for all of the variables. I could not even reproduce past results on a consistent basis, if at all.

    Compound this further by attempting to garner that information from a wider audience and multiple items to farm. Sadly, I don't think you are going to be able to get much useful information.
    This. I made some nice cash when Cata first started. Launch night had insane spawn rates where I'd be able to grab 25~30 stacks an hour, but those were soon nerfed, and competition soon set in to where 10~12 stacks was the best I could do. So, I quit. I imagine several others did, too, making it a lot easier now to farm. Thing is, ore sits at 50~80g / stack, so it hasn't been worth it for me to try again.

    Hope that maybe helps and gives you a rough idea, Kathro.
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    You also have to realize that Blizzard does use dynamic spawn rates, where the more people in an area the faster certain things respawn. I am not 100 percent sure this applies to farming but I believe it to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeg View Post
    You also have to realize that Blizzard does use dynamic spawn rates, where the more people in an area the faster certain things respawn. I am not 100 percent sure this applies to farming but I believe it to be true.
    I agree with you to a great extent on this point Aeg, but I believe there must be a saturation point where Blizz say enough's enough and you can all fight for the same spawns rather than keep on increasing the rate.

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    I appreciate everyone's help. To summarize what has been said thus far, it seems as though 10 - 15 stacks per hour is a pretty reasonable amount.

    Does anyone have anything outside of that range?
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