as i mentioned previously, there are 2 bipeds crafting skewls known as the 'resource' skewls. miners (we will cover this later) harvest inorganic resources - metal, stone, and gems. first, we will explore gatherers, who work with essence, fabric (including leather and hide), papyrus (a new resource), and wood. let's explore wood resource locations. as usual, i will give you the wiki information, followed by my fave places for working the different tiers. please do keep in mind that most fields, of all tiers, will most likely be guarded by treants of the appropriate level. they can be sneaky! in addition, there may be other creatures - instead of as well as in addition to - guarding the fields as well.
wiki description: cedar is the first tier wood resource. as such, the fields are large and quick to respawn. most locations will have a wood workstation handy. the wiki lists the following places, altho there are more scattered around the beginning level cities and settlements:
: obviously, most newbies will stay on new trismus to do cedar. and i can dig that. it's a good place - large field near the road with a lovely wws smack in the middle and you can easily avoid the treants
. but i like kion
. near the road, even closer to town than new tris, wws, and no treants. however, the road is patrolled by lieutenant tarn
, and he can be a pain for low level players. we have a love/hate relationship - i love to give him the royal smackdown and he hates when i do it. payback for all the times i had to run from him when i was still just a princess.......
wiki description: after cedar, you move on to working elm. elm is actually the most easily found wood resource. wiki sez you can find it at these locations:
: there used to be a settlement called elmnic. it was perfect for elm, as you can prolly tell. it seems to have been repurposed, as i can't find the fine field anymore. so, i now do my elm work at abandoned isle
or dalimond. abandoned isle
must be attuned to, and it is not the normal attunement - the initial portal to the isle to greet the gatekeeper is hidden on a very narrow cliff at the north tip of scorpion isle. someday, i will post that attunement quest - for now, if you can't get to ai, dalimond is prolly the best place. both locations are guarded by both elm treants
, so i might suggest a babysitter if you are lower level.
wiki description: the next tier wood resource is oak. you can find it:
: i know oak is at mahagra. peeps who know have told me so. i think i even found it once. but for me, heather
is so much easier. very large field and, back in the day when blight was more populated, lots of player wws at the settlement. alas, that is not the case nowadays, but still a good place to find oak. there are plenty of treants
, and, as an added reason to stay on your toes, a nasty boss werewolf named storm's shadow
patrols the mountain area in the middle of the field. not to be messed with, run when you get wind of him.
wiki description: if you read this drivel, you already know about maple, the tier 4 wood resource. the wiki, currently, only listed one location, but there are at least 2 more, including a very safe location that escapes at the moment - it being very late for me and i am old and losing my memory. but anyway:
: at least until i remember the other locations, i go to sanctuary bay
to harvest maple. if you are lucky enough to have some player made wws at the settlement, you will be in good shape. there is no game wws handy. the field is large - but heavily guarded by treants
. not a pleasant place to craft in any circumstance.
o hey, i remember another location. it's a widespread area near mithril's anvil
and the imperial outpost. very heavily guarded by metal golems
as well as treants, and baddies sometimes make their way to the area from the outpost. sanct bay is slightly easier to deal with in that respect.
hey, i remember another place!! harton valley
- it is a settlement deep in a wide valley near tazoon. in addition to the normal treants, the boss, bitterbranch
, patrols the field. there is a port that requires attunement. hopefully, there are plenty of player wws to use.
wiki description: yew is truly a pain in the azz resource to harvest. no safe fields, no handy wws. find it at these locations:
: DO NOT go to harro. you will die before getting a full load of logs. just trust me on this one. go to yewn
. with luck, it is built up and there will be a wws handy. you will need to run off the cliff to get to it, so make sure you know where to go, cause you don't want to get tangled with the yew treants
: ah, blessed thornwood
!! thanx again to yildar!! both the wiki and i both agree, the one and only place for thornwood is:
East and southeast of Harro
: now, safe harvesting of thornwood depends on where you go. east of harro, you will find the field guarded by treants
. but, if you remember, yildar told us about the area southeast of harro
proper where we can safely harvest. plus, if there are player built plots available, a handy wws near a port pad!
and so, there we have wood resources and the locations thereof. next time, we will begin to meet the gatherer trainers. hope to see you next time!