I know its been said by the devs it was intentional to use lodestone in both tier 4 and tier 5 (for some reason!?!?) but lodestone is quickly becoming a huge issue.
Farming spots for lodestone are limited and have been overrun for months now. Plus it continues to baffle the community why stone is “special” that its the only resource that needs the same mat for both 4 and 5. Its currently selling for 3.75 per ore on my server.
The upcoming expansion is going to push this issue into hyperdrive as you need a runestones for many new item such as heartrunes.
Please AGS address this, increase the number of nodes and or increase the drop rate. Or get rid of the need for it in both tier 4 and 5.