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'''Farming''' in the original sense of the word means to do nothing but killing a certain type of monster for the express purpose of getting them to drop certain items. It is distinct from grinding experience, as monsters will continue to drop items regardless of the player's level. The term is also extended to include searching for [[ore]] and [[herb|herbs]], which does not have to involve killing [[mob|mobs]].
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== Mob farming ==
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'''Farming''' initially meant to do nothing but killing a certain type of [[mob|monster]] for the express purpose of getting them to drop certain items. It is distinct from grinding experience, as monsters will continue to drop items regardless of the player's level. The term is also extended to include searching for [[ore]] and [[herb|herbs]], which does not have to involve killing [[mob|mobs]].
   
 
''"I farmed the [[murloc|murlocs]] on the coast for [[Slimy Murloc Scale|Slimy Murloc Scales]] for an hour last night."''
 
''"I farmed the [[murloc|murlocs]] on the coast for [[Slimy Murloc Scale|Slimy Murloc Scales]] for an hour last night."''
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Many quests involve farming, for example, killing [[Kobolds of Elwynn Forest|kobolds]] in order to get their candles ([[Quest:Kobold_Candles]]). Building [[reputation]] with certain [[faction|factions]] also usually involves farming certain mobs. [[Timbermaw Hold]], [[Argent Dawn]], and [[Cenarion Circle]] are good examples.
 
Many quests involve farming, for example, killing [[Kobolds of Elwynn Forest|kobolds]] in order to get their candles ([[Quest:Kobold_Candles]]). Building [[reputation]] with certain [[faction|factions]] also usually involves farming certain mobs. [[Timbermaw Hold]], [[Argent Dawn]], and [[Cenarion Circle]] are good examples.
   
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== Resource farming ==
 
A secondary meaning of the term is "collecting any crafting material" (e.g. [[herb|herbs]] or [[ore]]). Although this activity does not necessarily involve fighting mobs, many players feel that it's similarly repetitive and uneventful as farming mobs.
 
A secondary meaning of the term is "collecting any crafting material" (e.g. [[herb|herbs]] or [[ore]]). Although this activity does not necessarily involve fighting mobs, many players feel that it's similarly repetitive and uneventful as farming mobs.
   
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== Auction house ==
 
Some players use the expression "farming the auction house" jokingly, meaning one of two things — either they buy needed items (instead of really farming them) or they earn gold in the [[AH]] (by buying low and selling high).
 
Some players use the expression "farming the auction house" jokingly, meaning one of two things — either they buy needed items (instead of really farming them) or they earn gold in the [[AH]] (by buying low and selling high).
   
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== PvP ==
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In [[Arena PvP system|Arena]] [[PvP]] terms, it can mean repeatedly beating the same team and gaining points or rating. "We farmed that RMP."<ref name="wowinsiderPvPGlossary">{{ref web|work=[[WoW Insider]]|url=http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/07/18/a-pvp-glossary-of-comps-cleaves-and-colloquialisms/|title=A PvP glossary of comps, cleaves, and colloquialisms|author={{wowinsider|Olivia Grace}}|date=18-Jul-2012 12:00PM}}</ref>
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== See also ==
 
* [[Places to farm]]
 
* [[Places to farm]]
 
* [[Grind]]
 
* [[Grind]]
 
* [[Farm status]]
 
* [[Farm status]]
 
* [[Farmer]]
 
* [[Farmer]]
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== External links ==
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[[Category:Game terms]]
 
[[Category:Game terms]]

Revision as of 05:05, July 28, 2012

Mob farming

Farming initially meant to do nothing but killing a certain type of monster for the express purpose of getting them to drop certain items. It is distinct from grinding experience, as monsters will continue to drop items regardless of the player's level. The term is also extended to include searching for ore and herbs, which does not have to involve killing mobs.

"I farmed the murlocs on the coast for Slimy Murloc Scales for an hour last night."

"I can't run a Heroic right now, I'm flying around Storm Peaks farming Saronite."

It is common for tailors to kill lots of cloth-dropping humanoids to get cloth or for leatherworkers to farm beasts for leather. Players may also repeatedly kill certain elite mobs in instances known to drop good items.

Many quests involve farming, for example, killing kobolds in order to get their candles (Quest:Kobold_Candles). Building reputation with certain factions also usually involves farming certain mobs. Timbermaw Hold, Argent Dawn, and Cenarion Circle are good examples.

Resource farming

A secondary meaning of the term is "collecting any crafting material" (e.g. herbs or ore). Although this activity does not necessarily involve fighting mobs, many players feel that it's similarly repetitive and uneventful as farming mobs.

Auction house

Some players use the expression "farming the auction house" jokingly, meaning one of two things — either they buy needed items (instead of really farming them) or they earn gold in the AH (by buying low and selling high).

PvP

In Arena PvP terms, it can mean repeatedly beating the same team and gaining points or rating. "We farmed that RMP."[1]

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