I’m not a big fan of farming. First, it’s something I’m not that good at. Some people just seem to have a knack for it. They gather up the mobs, burn them down, then do it, again. Over and over. And that’s the other thing – It just gets tedious for me. There’s no denying, though, if you’re good at it, you can make some nice money. I believe there’s more money to be made crafting and on the trading post, though (Might need to write a post about that, sometime.).
However, if there’s one thing about Dry Top – the new zone – it’s that it’s a farmer’s paradise. Everything is level 80 or higher (Some of the event mobs are actually higher, level 83, I think.), so the drops are pretty sweet. Almost everything drops T6 mats. Plus, the mobs are close together, so it’s easy to gather up multiple mobs and kill them, making the farming much faster. There are even places where the mobs – pink moas and wind riders, for instance – gather in packs, almost asking you to farm them.
In addition to all that, the events are designed for farmers. There are just so many mobs, your bags fill up with drops faster than a celebrity can tweet something brainless. Strictly speaking, you don’t even have to “farm”. Just do the events with lots of mobs. In fact, it’s probably better to do the mob events than the bosses, because you get more drops.
So while I’m not a fan of farming, it’s hard to deny the lure of farming in this area.
The wiki is a little behind on the drops, so tomorrow I’ll try to put together a little list on what T6 mats are dropped by what mobs.
(I’ve been on a bit of a summer vacation, but I’m back, now, and I’ll be posting a lot on Dry Top over the coming week.)