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    Ancient Pandaren Mining Pick

    Is it even worth getting this item? Or am I just wasting my time trying to farm this up. Been holding off leveling my 86 druid (mining/herbalism) for two days trying to catch this thing spawned. Did a little search and, from what I gather, the proc rate on getting gems from mining is extremely low (~ >0.5%).

    Has anyone else camped this and do you think it was worth your while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbeit View Post
    Is it even worth getting this item? Or am I just wasting my time trying to farm this up. Been holding off leveling my 86 druid (mining/herbalism) for two days trying to catch this thing spawned. Did a little search and, from what I gather, the proc rate on getting gems from mining is extremely low (~ >0.5%).

    Has anyone else camped this and do you think it was worth your while?

    Hi there,

    I spent about an hour running around the mine on my level 86 hunter gathering nodes then the pick spawned.

    I have been using it for about a month and the gem proc rate is very very low.

    You get one gem at most when it procs

    One out of 25 nodes at best.

    It would be nice if Blizz fixed this or maybe they think "it's working as intended" NOT!

    Based on the current results I don't think its worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbeit View Post
    Do you think it was worth your while?
    Unless something has changed significantly, you're not missing out on much by not having this mining pick. The proc rate is so incredibly low that it's almost pointless.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbeit View Post
    Is it even worth getting this item? Or am I just wasting my time trying to farm this up. Been holding off leveling my 86 druid (mining/herbalism) for two days trying to catch this thing spawned. Did a little search and, from what I gather, the proc rate on getting gems from mining is extremely low (~ >0.5%).

    Has anyone else camped this and do you think it was worth your while?

    Believe it or not, this item is worth thousands of gold to me, and I've camped it quite regularly for a long time!

    I know, I know, someone is going to tell me I'm off my rocker, it's BoA, lousy proc chance, all that sort of stuff, but that's not why it's valuable. People WANT it...that's the secret. I currently offer a service for people to obtain this item using two of my extra accounts.

    The way it works is people pay me a partially-refundable retainer of 2500 gold (1500 refundable) and we agree on a final price, they give me a list of characters they play, and they go on my list of FCFS people. All people are required to camp a character in the caves for ease of picking (I assist in summoning an alt to the cave for a fee of 500g). I only accept 3 retainers at any given time, and I guarantee a pick within two weeks or I'll give a FULL refund immediately.

    I camp the pick with my second account while I play (making a round to check for it once every 5-10 minutes). When I see one up, the first person I can contact going down my list is offered the chance to get the item. They move over to the alt, I help ensure they get the pick in any way possible, they give me the rest of my service fee.

    If for any reason people no longer wish to retain my services, I immediately set up a mailbox and refund part of the deposit.


    So far I've sold 6 picks on the server, all customers were word-of-mouth and very pleased with the deal. It's not massively valuable, but it's worth enough that I can net an easy 20k a week just during my normal playtime.

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    The pick itself is pretty much useless. I've gotten 3 gems total using it, around a sample size of around 500-600 nodes mined since I got it.

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    I had ignored this for a long time in favor of camping Korda Torros for the Forager's Gloves, after 30+ kills they finally dropped for me so I headed over to the quarry to take a look and sure enough, the pick was sitting on a rock waiting for me. BTW, the Forager's Gloves dropped along with one of his other blue item drops as a 'bonus' item.

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    In terms of practicality, no it's not worth it. Didn't stop me from camping the bejeezus out of it every time the server had rolling restarts until my husband and I each snagged one. Nothing like finally seeing those sparkles and knowing no one can reach it before you do. :-D

    I have a bit more leveling to do on my gathering toon, and then on to Korda Torros! Grats, Dralnor, on finally getting the gloves. I hope he isn't heavily camped on my realm. Thank goodness CRZ isn't in effect in Pandaria... yet.

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    I have two of these. Perhaps 5 or 6 gems in two weeks of mining is the best I've done. However, it did get me the Lost and Found Achievement, which lead to me working on the other "hidden treasures", of which I am up to 16. Some of the Ilvl 450 items are nice for alts doing the Pandaria grind. Plus, as previously mentioned, it's a thrill when you find one and grab it before anyone else can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    and then on to Korda Torros! Grats, Dralnor, on finally getting the gloves. I hope he isn't heavily camped on my realm. Thank goodness CRZ isn't in effect in Pandaria... yet.
    I found he spawns just about every hour, normally i could find him around 9am on my server and then I just checked back about 50 min later and waited. A few times i'd log in as he was being killed, and i'd help if invited to a group, but most of the time I was the only one there. I probably averaged 4 or 5 kills per day, less on the weekends when it was busier. Good luck, it's a great feeling to fly in as a druid and pick an herb before the mob next to it can hit me, and still getting it even if he does.

 

 

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