I’m making good progress on getting my healing gear together. I need 5 more pieces.. but I’m still in good shape. Last night was all about getting the already acquired pieces enchanted.
When I turned 70, Fiancee lent me 1000g to buy my flying skill and mount. I want to pay him back.. and it is a priority. That said, I can’t just give all my money to him.. I wouldn’t be able to do any instances (no mana pots) and I wouldn’t have been able to buy the last piece of my healing set. So I setup Deposit Box to put 50% of my incoming gold into the deposit box. This is Fiancee’s gold. The other 50% is my day-to-day money. I think Fiancee is up to 300g. My day-to-day gold is at 20g.
Most of the enchants I want for my healing gear require Primal Life. I had one. I needed 10. Primal Life is on the auction house for 8g. 8 x 9 = more than I have to spend. So the obvious choice was to go farm for motes.
MobInfo-2 said the only place I’d ever picked up motes of life was from the bog lords and giants in Zangarmarsh. It said that Whithered Bog Giants dropped motes 30-40% of the time. So I wandered off to kill me some critters.
Guildies were questing on level ~64 toons in the area. One of them noticed that I was madly killing everything in the spawning glen.. and leaving the herb-able carcasses on the ground.. so he logged in his herbalist to pick the bodies. Money on the ground.
I think I farmed for about an hour. I ended up getting ~16 motes. The herbing guildie then gave me those that he’d gotten (with the promise that he would get to do the enchanting on another of his toons). He also logged on his jewelcrafter and put gems in all my sockets.
When all was said and done, Tatia is now at +1013 healing. Wheee! I still need to get my weapon and shield enchanted.. but it’s looking kinda spiff.
On further research it looks like there’s a tree thingy in skettis that has a better drop rate for the mote. I’ll be sure to locate that for the next batch of enchants.