Can’t beat them, join them… right? Last week I gave in and parked my hunter out in Winterspring to eagle eye around for lotus spawns.
This has proved to be a pointless task as nobody normal can compete with the multiple hunters that have lotus runners/spawn campers. When I scout around there are horde and ally characters sprinkled around at various spawns. I’ve taken to camping one spot in hopes that maybe it will show up at some point in my 8 hour workday.
Sorry not sorry, but this is not what it was like to play vanilla at all :]
I’d argue not fixing this situation is actually a deviation from Vanilla WoW. Classic has 5x the Vanilla server populations with 1x the Vanilla server resources. This problem is not controllable by the players and is only solvable by Blizzard.
In Vanilla, on a full realm, you could farm for 2 hours a week, and get enough resources to last you 1-2 weeks without question. Black Lotus used to sell for 12-25 gold (not 200-300 gold). A stack of Plaguebloom would sell for 4-8 gold(not 120-150 gold).
The ratio of resources for population on Classic vs Vanilla is way off. It needs to be fixed.
The other part though is demand was never as high in vanilla because so few raid guilds progressed and cared.
Back then you had 1-5 raid guilds per server doing Naxx and worrying.
Now it’s 100+ raid guilds per sever doing Naxx.
And even if pop caps were identical (can you imagine the cries of queues?) since the classic playerbase is much more serious about endgame than the vanilla playerbase you will still run into supply vs demand issues.
Which is notably far fewer in between than the RTVs. Know of any Mountain Silversage spawns in an instance? Plaguebloom? Icecap? MAYBE Dreamfoil and Gromsblood, so you have a chance to find a either in Dire Maul and a chance for that herb to give a Black Lotus.
Or are you suggesting we add Black Lotus to Fadeleaf, Grave Moss, and Ghost Mushrooms?
Neither was every raid boss being a loot pinata and super faceroll. Can’t have your cake and eat it too.
Edit: I understand that you work 8 hours a day like many people, and that’s totally fine. But time was also a big reason why Vanilla was as inaccessible as it was. At the end of the day, not everything has to be accessible.
Yea , not worth it . Its not required to use flask to complete a raid at all. It might be a requirement in your guild rules. People are still buying them at those prices I bet and that’s the root of the issue .
I still occasionally put in a couple hours farming lotus when I can and I’ve seen two under ground bots in the last three weeks. Not a huge amount but kinda frustrating knowing they’re out there and nothing I can do about it.
Lotus are bad but they are only a part of the issue. Plaguebloom is 120g a stack right now on my server. Dreamfoil is about 50. Basically every herb is absolutely out of control on its price. Blizzard needs to up the spawn rate on everything to account for the larger server caps. They won’t tho because blizzard is an absolute joke of a company and really doesn’t care about its playerbase.