Both factions need to run for the main road on the Jade Forest map, then follow it until they can go west across the bridge into the Valley of the Four Winds. I'd advise Horde to avoid Grookin Hill and instead go around the longer way, unless you've gone beyond the minimum questing and made the Hozen friendly to you. Alliance will need to run through Nectarbreeze Orchard, but any mobs your attract should be outpaced by your mount.
Once you hit Valley of the Four Winds, grab the flightpoint at Pang's Stead, and then head west along the road until you reach Halfhill. Grab Halfhill's flightpoint, and then talk to Farmer Yoon to start the farm quests.
The quests Farmer Yoon gives are an introduction to how you'll plant, tend, and harvest your farm. There's also an introduction to giving the Tillers NPCs those shinies you find in the Dark Soil scattered across Pandaria.
A Helping Hand
introduces you to how your farm might eventually grow in plots, clearing away the boulders. You'll then be introduced to the Tillers Union through a roleplay scene when Haohan Mudclaw comes to see what Farmer Yoon is trying to do.
Farmer Yoon will teach you to go to Merchant Greenfield for seeds
. Greenfield will later be a vendor, but he'll give you some special cabbage seeds
through the dialogue options this time.
Farmer Yoon next teaches you how to till and plant
your crops. Just right-click on the Untilled Soil to till it. Target the Tilled Soil and use your seeds in your bags to plant a seed in a plot.
Farmer Yoon will give you a Rusty Watering Can
to use for this exercise
. You can find the other tools at the farm just next to the hut and stump: a shovel
for removing growing plants, a bug sprayer
, and the watering can
should you ever delete it from your inventory or forget to take it from your bank.
The special cabbage you just planted grows quickly, as Farmer Yoon tells you
. They'll ripen right there before your eyes, but normal vegetables will ripen at midnight server time. (Remember, your server time can be different from your personal time!)
Finally, Farmer Yoon introduces you to the patches of Dark Soil
everywhere throughout Pandaria that yield various shiny objects you can use for personal Tillers NPC reputation. This time, you're going to give a Marsh Lily to Gina Mudclaw
, which is her favorite
At this point, you can continue with Gina's Vote
, or you can enjoy your 4-plot alt farm any way that you want. May your harvests be bountiful!
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