Yesterday I was listening to one of the latest World of Warcast podcasts (not the latest one in the blog there — looks like that hasn’t been updated since last year), and one thing that Starman mentioned was that in his experience, if one is looking to make money, their time is better spent gathering and farming than doing the daily quests. In addition to whatever you’re intentionally collecting, there’s always the chance you’ll pick up something rare, an item, a gem, or something that is worth much more than what the dailies reward.
Some people hate farming, I know, and so it’s nice that the dailies offer an alternative for some steady cash. I’ve had to do a fair bit of mining recently for my paladin’s blacksmithing quests, and I actually found it to be fairly relaxing. This is probably good because I have a mighty army of alts to feed and take care of, many of whom will do their own farming, but after some point, I may designate one of my toons to be The Farmer that will be the major breadwinner. But which one?
I’ve done a bit of searching around, and the opinions are wide and varied on which class is the best for this sort of thing. Certainly some of it depends on what you’re farming, and of course player skill will also make a big difference.
What class do you think makes the best farmers? Most efficient? Most versatile? Most enjoyable? I’d love to hear your opinions on this.