Re: Seeking a decent source for Tier Two mats.
you do get a good return from nodes but you have to farm them - harvest them in a general area, making a loop, and then work your way back to your starting point. Eventually you get a good feel for how long it takes the nodes to respawn. They don't always respawn in the same exact spot, but in that general area (close enough you should be able to find them easily).
Looting humanoid/orcs is always good, as well of course.
You can find a list of what tier spawns in what general area in the FAQ above, also.
Basically, there will be some nodes near ruins. Not necessarily all ruins, though I can't think of one off hand where I haven't seen one, but there probably is. Sometimes the ruins are occupied, sometimes they're not. Forts are also likely locations, occasionally a stone dais/statue out in the middle of no where, that sort of thing. This is the out of doors variety, there are some in dungeons as well, but I don't tend to bother with those unless I'm in them for something else already. (Never pass up a free node )
Anyway, just a couple things I thought I'd mention!
[center][color=teal]Wingwoz (on hunters in LOTRO), "I prefer to think of them more like Elvis or James Dean. Terminally self indulgent but their presence in a party, nay, the very fact that they ever existed, makes the world a cooler place."[/color]
[color=orange]'[i]Zairente hums, "Little rabbit Poo-kie / running through the Di-res / scooping up the Mon-archs / and BANGING 'em on the head."[/i]'
[i][url=http://my.lotro.com/user-984907/]The Antics and Ramblings of Family Nenaelin[/url][/i][/color][/center]