I know I am not the only frustrated one with this issue. I hear about it in /1. I have seen it myself (as have most of you), you stop to mine a node, you already hear someone and the "ting, ting, ting" of a miner's pic, yet all you see is a nameplate, with no body attached to it. Phasing? "Underground" mining? Whatever it is, hatred and frustration follows.
So what do I decide to do? /spit? send them a tell (most of the time, it's opposite faction, so that is out)? Open a ticket that will take four days to get a response? Nah, none of the above. I feel as if when I am cruising along at 70 on a 65mph road, and someone flies by me going 100+....do you call the cops? They will be long gone by then. Bah. Speed up, knowing that they will get the ticket if we cruise by a copper? Nope. Not worth the risk. I take the next exit and see the scenic route....
With so many farming Cata content, many have forgot about the needs still out there for pre xpac. So what does that mean for you? Remember your go-to spots back a few months ago? Farming Adder's Tongue in Sholozar Basin? Picking up 20 stacks an hour? Back to Nagrand for Khorium Ore farming? Hit up your AH and see what the prices are and put on your farming cap (or gloves, for that matter) and relive past times.. in peace. With zero competition.
If you can find a niche market on a certain herb or ore (via the current AH price), you might even exceed what your farm toon has been pulling in cata. With no competition on nodes, you can farm close to 2X the amount that you can get "fighting" with others, and you will have the peace and serenity of days past.