Last night I was wandering around Netherstorm with my Engineer. Kayree just made her epic flying machine, thanks to the loan of 3000g from my other toons, and was out trying to regain some cash through questing and mote farming. I was working on the manaforge quests and any other Consortium or Aldor quests I could squeeze in at the same time. I've also been making a point to kill some of the BoP recipe guys I happen upon in my wanderings, not serious farming but more like fly-by-farming. I'm not really looking forward to doing real farming on a Prot warrior, what can I say?
So I made myself this list of the various mobs that drop recipes I want. Since Kayree is also an Enchanter, this list is annoyingly long. I actually did farm Ethereum Nullifiers/Jailors for about an hour awhile back, but didn't get lucky that time. And the respawn is fast enough that it wasn't terribly safe for me there, perhaps I can find a buddy to come hang out with me? We'll see...
Anyway, as I was flying around Manaforge Duro I thought I remembered that Sunfury Bowmen were on my list. Since I had a couple of quests for the same area, I stopped and killed some on my way in. Oddly enough, a recipe did drop after about 12 of them --- just not the recipe I wanted to farm. I wanted the Adamantite Arrow recipe, which drops off Sunfury Archers, what I actually got was the Khorium Scope recipe that apparently drops off the Bowmen.
The scope recipe wasn't even on my list, I had no intention of farming it after hearing others' war stories about getting the drop. The stupid thing is, this isn't the first time I've made a pit stop to farm Bowmen. Maybe Blizz should stop naming mobs the same basic thing so I won't get confused, at this point I don't even know where the actual Archers are. I see Scryer dudes shooting bows... I kill them. Help me out here fellas, stop recycling names!
So anyway, now I'm the proud owner of the Khorium Scope recipe. I suppose I could be nice and make one for my hunter Korlyn. The mats are pretty steep though, I hope it's not a money sink like most of the other Engineering items.