November 13, 2008

The Grass is always Greener on the other Side

People stop playing Destruction as they think things are better on Order side and vice versa. I did put some heavy thinking in switching from Cultivating to Scavenging these days. I'm 200/200 Apothecary/ Cultivating since a long time, but the lack of access to stabilizers did not vanish. I was hoping when the server would mature more, the supply at the AH would become better, but it did not. Of course i can ask around in the guild and usually will get some water, but it's annoying. Especially when usually you only craft 20% of the potions you need yourself and give the rest away for free to friends & guildies due to lack of demand at the AH. So right now i bleed through the nose for stabilizers i buy from the AH when i really need them and no one else is online to give me some. My guess is that either not many people bothered to pick up gathering professions or they simply vendor the stuff. So my new plan, that's supposed to lead me to greener and mellower meadows, for these days is to train an alt for Cultivating and pick up Scavenging with Thulf. Should you level up some alts, feel free to send me all kinds of seeds you find and would just throw away else. ;)
Refering to my post yesterday, i decided to go for the 'Eadplate of the Stair you can see on the pic, looks good.

Not only is the beer supposed to be better on Order side, but they also got trophies from monsters hanging from their guild officers room inside the Pretzelbar (or whatever their milk lounge is called). Check out the pics Arbitrary posted from it. Compare that to the officers room from Inevitable City on my pic. Why don't we have some Stunty heads at the walls.. and beards.. and stolen beer... ? Guess it's about time to raid Altdorf and steal their trophies!

On a sidenote i installed two new little addon helper i want to mention: AutoDeath (can automaticly accept being resurrected and fixes the annoying countdown box) and MovableLootWindow (registers loot/roll windows with layout editor). Good Stuff!

5 comments:

Sheila said...

I think the problem is that every Scavenger knows at least one Apothecary (I know 3). So, you aren't going to see much water on the AH until people are done helping their friends level up. As for your guildees, can they not put that water in the guild bank?

Crofe said...

Just an FYI, butchers can get stabilizers as well (Zoic [or Zioc, I forget off the top of my head] is the common word if you're looking for them in the AH). But with the lack of beast to kill in an organized fashion (i.e. Beasts don't really group like humanoids do / not many PQs with solely beasts in them), they are more rare than Waters from Scavenging. And then you have the groups which you think are beasts, but really aren't and you can't Butcher them once you kill them. . .I'm not bitter though. . .

Thulf said...

Well, the problem is that people also don't seem to collect that many seeds later on... so trading for certain potions is not always an option. With scavenging you can also grind for HP/AP ingredients. Would be better if Cultivators get more stabilizers as by-products.

yeah, i know about the zoic but when it comes to stabilizers scavenging seems to be the better choice as there are more humanoids you can kill at PQ.

Crofe said...

Oh yes, for sure if you're looking to pick up a profession to fuel your consumption of Stabilizers, I would recommend scavenging. Just was mentioning Zoics could be looked for in the AH as well as water.

Zog said...

Scavenging is a much better partner for Apothecary than cultivation, I don’t really get why cultivation is a gathering skill as it feels more like crafting and does not require one to leave town.

I’m tempted to create a butcher alt, but there seems to be far more humanoids than animals in game at the mo so it may not be worthwhile.