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Random thoughts from the pit.

Just some random thoughts from a pod pilot wandering the systems of New Eden, the streets of Paragon City, and the islands in the Rogue Isles and now featuring - Darkfall. Nothing overly exciting, just day-to-day living and loving.

Author: damian7

To farm, or not to farm? That IS the question...

Posted by damian7 Tuesday October 14 2008 at 2:25PM
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I'm a member of the Repeat Offenders network in COx.  One of the "cardinal rules" is that there is no farming, nor talk of farming.  But, what IS farming?


But, it's ok to advertise to do X task/strike force repeatedly, in order to get a "good" recipe.  It's ok that all you do is one TF over and over and over again. If you log on 4 or 5 times a week (on one of your level 50s), and you do the Imperious Task Force each time you log on, maybe 2 or 3 times, and you go to the Auction House/Black Market afterwards, and that's all you do when you log on - that's not farming.

But, if I have a level 25 toon that is leveling by killing Banished Pantheon mobs in Dark Astoria - THAT is farming.  Even though I'm simply choosing to level in a way that is beneficial (magic salvage); but, I'm actually leveling vs running a task force repeatedly on a level 50 toon in order to get good recipe drops. 

One is considered farming by RO; but, the other is not...


So, what is farming?


I can steal from the grocery store in order to feed starving people, living on the street.  I can do that every day and justify it because I'm helping people to survive.  That does not make me any less a thief.  Even IF, in my mind, I'm not a thief.



KillerEwok writes:

if you mean "farming" in terms of "gold farming" then they're doing it so they can sell it for IRL money which is illegal...

If you aren't allowed to farm for gear/currency/whatever FOR USE IN GAME then something is wrong :|

Tue Oct 14 2008 2:32PM Report
Bakoryo writes:

The thing is, they farm to sell you gears/money ingame which ends up putting food at the table of them or the table. So it's really a question if the end justify the means. 

Tue Oct 14 2008 4:47PM Report
Dragance writes:

well Bakoryo, gangsters sell drugs, which in the end puts food on thier plate, and its the same thing with RMT. they are breaking the laws of an MMO to feed themselves, which is indeed a crime

Tue Oct 14 2008 5:41PM Report
damian7 writes:

Sorry that I wasn't more clear -- not gold farming.


You know how you farm for influence/infamy, or prestige, or for expensive magic salvage?


That type of farming -- to get lots of ingame monies and such for your characters.

Tue Oct 14 2008 7:48PM Report
alakram writes:

This is not farming, this is just playing the way you like.

Wed Oct 15 2008 10:56AM Report
KillerEwok writes:

agreed alakram, nothing wrong with that, or are you gonna sit at the end game saying "Well i better make x amount of money last..."

Wed Oct 15 2008 5:30PM Report
damian7 writes:

The example I give of my level 25 toon in Dark Astoria, is the same thing... is it not alakram and killerewok?

I do not believe that "farming" is a bad word when used in the context of repeating TF/SF or leveling thru Dark Astoria.


Nor do I believe the terms "farming" and "fun" are mutually exclusive.


So, what EXACTLY is farming?

Wed Oct 15 2008 8:47PM Report writes:
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