Re: where can I get pristine hide and dwarf iron ore at lvl 28?
I've read the thread, and then re-read it, and to be honest other than your own comments I can only see one other comment which even suggests going VIP. Even then that person pointed out that you can obtain the desired results via TP as well.
Originally Posted by Strammer
As a totally free player you do have restrictions, however you have access to the entire epic quest line, the Lonelands, and two skirmishes which provide really good exp at lower levels. You shouldnt have too much trouble in getting your level to the low thirties as FTP. Along the way you will have built up enough TP to remove the gold cap from your account, and you can survive in the areas you need to be to collect the relevant craft items.
As for the places where hides drop, as was explained early in the thread they are restricted by mob level. This is pretty much the ubiquitous way that leather loot drops across all MMO's out there. Basically if you want better loot drops, you have to kill tougher beasties.
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