Changes to mining

20th January 2009 – 5.37 pm

In the World of Warcraft patch notes for 3.0.8:

Mining veins and deposits no longer require multiple hits to receive all the ore. Players will receive around the same amount of ore, stone, and gems they would have received from multiple hits.

And it's about time! Other gathering professions allowed a single grab to get everything but mining persisted in making you hit the node several times, even though there was only the one chance in gaining a skill point.

The only adverse effect is that only one player can now mine from a node, whereas before two players could share a node to both gain a skill point.

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  2. If you don't autoloot the node when you mine it, you get the skill point without taking what's inside. Presumably that won't change with the new patch, allowing you to still share nodes for skill-ups.

    By Varakkys on Jan 21, 2009

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