i usually play the auction house, but grinding mobs and free for all dungeon loot isn’t terrible. The existence of abusing 60g+/h methods does devalue the game if you focus too much on their existence though.
I think herbalism is actually one of the best things in classic WoW and one of the few fun and challenging ways to make gold.
It makes you get out into the world instead of raid logging or instance farming, and it makes you actually experience the uncertainty of world PvP. High risks come with high rewards though and it really does feel good to find black lotus and frequent plaguebloom once you figure it out well enough.
Of course I don’t play on a megaserver either on this character or my main and I can only imagine how much more frustrating it would be on a server like Herod or Faerlina.
FWIW, I never believe people that claim to be quitting if they are just playing until their current sub is up. People who really quit don’t want to play the game anymore. If you are still playing now, you are going to resub when your time runs out.
When you immediate response is “you bad!” it means you are clearly butthurt about the criticism that it is being made, stop being a fanboy.
You are going to be disappointed.
To all the others… what farming methods are outthere that don’t requiere this crap?, I don’t think they are possible, the game is gated group content and there is barely anithing you can do solo that is instanced.
Farming materials is also bad, I have to compete with teleport/fly hackers, bots and on top of that the amount of resources is lower than the population needs.