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    Button Mushrooms

    Has anyone found a less time-consuming method of obtaining these? So far the best method of farming them I have found has been to farm Boars near Treespeak. Am I just having bad luck with harvesting, or are there any more enemies that drop these mushrooms? You need 3 for each high level Mushroom dish, so they're a bit tough to make in bulk. Since they're in the highest tier recipes though, that might be intended.
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    Player HiirNoivl's Avatar
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    Hm. I've never had an issue farming these. Since both Black Truffles and Button Mushrooms drop off the boars, I usually just flare the lower ones and wait for repop for about 30 mins.
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    The lower level ones at treespeak, or is there a new camp that has lower level boars? I didn't try BLM for whatever reason, I usually use CNJ or PGL to farm them since they are weak to earth. I'll give it a try next time I can.
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    Harvesting in Tranquil, if you're into Botany.
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    Piggies are faster than BTN for harvesting the buttons...I checked both. Unless SE changed the drop rates in the nodes around tranquil that is.
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    Botany is always faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiote View Post
    Botany is always faster.
    Not when only found in 2 of the possible nodes for the area AND when it seems to be a rarer harvest at that. I can get them by killing piggies with my BLM faster.... it's disheartening really.

    Edit: Oh and when I kill pigs, everything they drop is something I can use truffles,popatoes,buttons, shards OR is great to sell on the retainer as a stack of raw mats (boar hides)
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    I've been having better luck getting mushrooms from botany lately so I've been sticking with that because the one point that doesn't drop them does drop midland cabbage for Buttons in a Blanket.

    Of course once i run out of mega-ethers or boar leather I'll go back to boars.
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