I want to talk a little bit about Spirits of Harmony because I've been reading all over the place about the angst of collecting them. Folks are sharing AOE farming spots and bemoaning the drop rates. There's a lot of frustration out there and I feel you guys. I know it's rough -- we're lowbies again! We've kind of gotten used to being king of the server with the world at our feet :)
While I applaud the ingenuity of some of the ideas floating around, I think we may be losing sight of the big picture. Once you reach level 90 and fully unlock your Farm, you'll be able to collect 16 motes of harmony in 5-10 minutes of work a day. Right now we're spending hours grinding mobs for worse results. I know, I've been doing it too. Meanwhile, if you're grinding mobs, you're not leveling. The best thing we can do is get ourselves to 90 and start our Farms. Yes it may take a couple of weeks, but the sooner we do it, the sooner we'll reach full production mode.
I've also read from a good number of folks on the Beta forums that motes drop at a higher rate from level 90 content. Doing dailies at that point may be much more lucrative than farming 85-87 mobs. Either way, wouldn't you rather be working on your faction while grinding mobs instead of whatever mobs you're grinding now?
It's hard to be patient, I get that. We want our shinies and we want them now! We want to cash in on the high of an energized player base. But at the end of the day, the difficulty of getting SoH is a good thing. It means every shmoe on the server won't have 50 of the same item you're trying to sell.