As a quest objective
Gathering Bog Lord Tendrils is a good way to grind for rep in Zangarmarsh. Simply killing the giants gives rep with Sporeggar, and as with all mobs in Zangarmarsh, you can gather to turn in to the Cenarion Expedition.
There are three places to grind Bog Lord Tendrils.
- Dead Mire, off Withered Bog Lords and Withered Giants: The traditional mating ground of the giants has plenty of the creatures around to kill. There are Parched Hydras lurking about as well, but they can be easily avoided or killed while waiting for respawns. In addition, the mobs here are lower level than in other areas, so everything is easier to kill. While the Dead Mire is the location of several Horde and Alliance quests, competition generally is fairly low, as the area is large and the mobs plentiful. If a PvP war is raging, however, the open nature of the area makes hiding impossible, and rezzing a pain.
- Quagg Ridge, off Bog Lords, Starving Fungal Giants, and Starving Bog Lords: This area is exclusively Fungal Giant territory, and has a great many of them. However, the mobs named Fungal Giant do not drop Bog Lord Tendrils, and so should be ignored as much as possible.
- Spawning Glen, off Starving Fungal Giants and Starving Bog Lords: For grinding Sporeggar rep, you won't find a better place then here. You can kill plentiful giants and gather Mature Spore Sacs all at the same time. This, of course, draws a great many players to the area, unfortunately, and so competition is high. Conflict can be avoided easier than in the Dead Mire, however, due to the readily available cover.
- Patch 2.0.3 (2007-01-09): Added.