For those of you that do this, how often do you find the herb in Pandaria per hour? Are they easy to find?
I've found about 3 over maybe 5 hours of farming but that was just ground farming the starting zone
If you know where to look you can come across about 3 an hour
You're probably better off finding a good spot to farm Motes of Harmony and exchange the Spirits for 3 of them. But I play on a heavily populated realm; maybe it's different on medium to low if you play there.
They are super easy to find. After you harvest your Songbells you run to Five Stars and hand the motes to the pandaren lady that gives you 3 for a spirit of harmony. Then you have your other alts do the same thing. I have 4 alts, thats 12 Golden Lotus a day.
You can get 1.6 motes a day, and in two days that is 3 spirits of harmony for 9 Lotus every 2 days, on 4 alts that is 36 Golden Lotus every 2 days. Spend your time playing and not looking.
They're extremely hard to 'farm', as they share a node with other herbs instead of having their own set herbs (akin to silver/gold/truegold veins).
The easier way to get a lot of loti is farming other things and purchasing them on the AH (depending upon server economy), or by farming motes of harmony (currently thought to be the best place is dread wastes, due to klaxxi enhancements/augmentations).
Farming: 16 motes per day = 8 spirits every 5 days = 24 golden lotus every 5 days
Haronies and farming if you dont herb.
Id go with the 2-3 an hour description above, but it needs to be no competition. Not soemthing you really go out to farm because they are so random.
Yeah, I'm going with the spirits of harmony farming. Last night I tested a potion of luck, farmed solidly for an hour to see what I'd get.
~50 motes of harmony
about 20 green items to DE
12 stacks of windwool cloth
Few thousand gold looted
A really nice blue item to sell on the AH (agility mace, ilevel 442 but requires level 84)
And a bunch of grey items to vendor.
In 1 hour, using a potion of luck to farm with is 3 golden lotus. Getting 5 spirits (which is 15 golden lotus) seems fair, I think!
Planted my first batch of Random HERB seeds at my farm, got 2 golden lotus. So i can tell you the farms not a bad place for them but idk if the RNG gods looked down upon me.
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FOR THE HORDE!!!
All i can say is this: Farm + Singing herb = 3 lotus per day at least with 3 freebie every second day
He slipped out of his royal garments, left eternity to enter time, divinity to wrap himself in humanity.
The sea of glass, for the ocean of separation. He left peace, and for the first time felt pain.
Because the very hands that held the stars were now sentenced to wear my scars.
Easier to plant motes of harmony and farm motes in vale of eternal blossoms. Then use them to buy golden lotus. They're very easy to get that way. Actually farming them through herbing though? Almost impossible. lol