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2.05.2012

Engineering Love During Love Is In The Air




Are you Alliance? Are you an Engineer? Is "Love is in the Air" going on? If so I've got a deal for you! (Be sure to check out Icy Veins' great Love is in the Air Guide.) (Also, be sure to read the Update below for a possible way to quickly farm the BOE Swift Lovebird mount to sell on the AH.)

I had originally been grinding the earth elementals in the starting area of Mt. Hyjal to get my Lovely Charms but then decided to hit Wowhead and look for some mobs I could possibly 'skin' on my engineer. Head past the jump to find out which mobs.

I found the Diamond-Blade Shredders in Twilight Highlands fit the bill perfectly. I believe these mobs are only hostile to Alliance so sorry Hordies. I could now get Lovely Charms and also get the chance to skin Electrified Ether and Handful of Obsidium Bolts from the dead mobs.

In addition, I always drink a Potion of Treasure Finding while grinding my Lovely Charms to make the grind even more profitable (o less of a time suck depending on how you look at it).

If you are an Alchemist now might be a great time to stock the auction house with Potions of Treasure Finding to catch those players like me who want the added bonus while grinding but are too lazy to make our own potions.

What is your favorite place to grind out your Lovely Charms?

UPDATE: Here are a few grinding spots that people have mentioned on twitter or in the comments below (which may be broken at the moment).

Faid: I haven't gone to farm the charms myself but a few friends have. Most folks on my server are reporting the highest charm per hour results from these places:

1. Icecrown Fallen Heroes
2. Halls of Lightning trash after the first boss
3. Alterac Valley mines

The first one just went up on our AH. The guy selling it said he farmed for 2-3 hours. He would queue for Alterac Valley and go mines and just farm there for the whole match. He said good runs in here (when no one else was in the mines) net him the most charms per hour. When he was waiting for the queue he would farm the fallen heroes in Icecrown.

(Just a little follow up the the above. The Bracelets can be turned in for 1 Love Token and it takes 270 love tokens to purchase the Swift Lovebird mount which is being reported as being BOE and can be sold on the AH. -Jim)

@aspana: Hmm...I think I did it last year, right outside the Wrathgate.

@dubplate5: Halls of lightning, Slags

@Khalior: Hyjal rock elementals - getting a few entry greens and mining the corpses - My friend kills the cultists further west

JamaicanSteve: The Fractured Front is working well for me so far...

@ssmith0911: if I have a partner then you can't beat farming the venture bay goblin rep repair boat! One stays low other high

As reported in this comment in a this reddit thread there is potentially a great place to farm these in Throne of Tides. "Throne of the Tides kill first boss then sit on that corridor before the last boss (don't kill last two adds at the door) and kill the little oozes over and over again without having to ever move. 0 Downtime, lots of them and best of all only 1 aoe skill to kill them all." (I've tried soloing the first boss in Throne of Tide and as a Hunter I take too much damage. I'm going to try again but if you aren't on a class that can heal yourself you might just farm Halls of Lightning Slags. Had my wife come help kill the first boss. Now to try the Unstable Corruptions. The spot does work if you can get to it.)


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6 comments:

  1. The Fractured Front is working well for me so far...

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  2. I haven't gone to farm the charms myself but a few friends have. Most folks on my server are reporting the highest charm per hour results from these places:

    1. Icecrown Fallen Heroes
    2. Halls of Lightning trash after the first boss
    3. Alterac Valley mines

    The first one just went up on our AH. The guy selling it said he farmed for 2-3 hours. He would queue for Alterac Valley and go mines and just farm there for the whole match. He said good runs in here (when no one else was in the mines) net him the most charms per hour. When he was waiting for the queue he would farm the fallen heroes in Icecrown.

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  3. Not to be picky, but it's 270 Love Tokens for the new mount.

    I've been farming the Slags in Halls of Lightning for Lovely Charms solo myself. After just 1 hour of easy farming, I collected 281 Charms. Downside is no loot off of these Slags, but that just means faster Charm farming.

    If I was after a spot to use a Trasure Finding Potion at the same time, then I would probably head to the southern war grounds in Deepholme on a tailor. That way you can take advantage of cloth scavenging, treasure finding, and lovely charms all at once.

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  4. Throne of the Tides normal's Unstable Corruptions are a great spot, unlimited spawns so long as you don't kill the two Tainted Sentry's at the end. No loot on them, but I've gotten over 100 in less than 20 minutes.

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    1. Yes. I saw this suggestion on reddit and have been trying it myself. After some help from my wife clearing the first boss it's been smooth sailing (other than my hunter's gun breaking due to durability, luckily I'm an engineer with Jeeves).

      Thanks for the tip. I have a video I made explaining how to get here and farm this. Should be out soon.

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  5. I got 370 in an hour in slags. Arms warrior with Gurth is pretty effective (Gurth for a pretty blue beam to break the monotony, and a warrior's mobility is great fun too).

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