Today's edition of Ask the Devs! focuses on the intricacies of gathering—a must-read for Disciples of the Land!
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What exactly do Disciple of the Land–specific attributes affect?
Please refer to the following:
Gathering: Reduces the depletion rate of the Remainder gauge.
Perception: Increases a player's chance to find higher-quality items.
Output: Increases the amount of times a miner or botanist can gather at a single point, as well as reduces the amount of time a fisher must wait for a bite.
I found a grade 5 mature tree while exploring Iron Lake the other day, but when I pulled out my trusty hatchet, I was only able to log once. What gives?
It may be that your skill rank is too low for that grade of tree. Each grade of gathering point has certain skill requirements. The farther below that requirement you are, the fewer gathering opportunities you will be granted. If you find you are being limited to one or two attempts, it may be better to move to an area with lower grade points.
The following is a guide to find certain grades of gathering points:
|.||Grade 1||Grade 2||Grade 3||Grade 4||Grade 5|
|La Noscea||Bearded Rock||Skull Valley||Bloodshore||Cedarwood||Iron Lake|
|Thanalan||Black Brush||Drybone||Horizon's Edge||Nophica's Wells||Halatali|
|The Black Shroud||Bentbranch||Emerald Moss||Tranquil Paths||Humblehearth||Treespeak|
Sometimes when I fish, it seems like I wait and wait and wait and wait and wait and nothing ever bites. Am I doing anything wrong?
It may be that the bait you are using is not suited for the location you have chosen to fish. Some types of bait are better suited for freshwater species found in lakes and rivers, while others are better for attracting sea-dwelling creatures. Always check the help text of your bait and lures before placing them in your pouch.
Even after I finish gathering and receive the "There is nothing left to gather at this location" message, the gathering point continues to flash, as if there were something still there. No matter how long I wait, though, I cannot gather there again. Why is that?
To prevent the exploitation of Eorzea's limited resources, Disciples of the Land are encouraged to visit several locations, rather than continuously deplete a single area. After gathering from one point, try visiting others. In time, you will find the first point will become available again. If you are having trouble finding other points, the following actions can help:
|Miner||Lay of the Land||Survey the landscape to locate mineral deposits.|
|Miner||Prospect||Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mineral deposits in the area. Increases movement speed when far.|
|Botanist||Arbor Call||Survey the landscape to locate mature trees.|
|Botanist||Triangulate||Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of mature trees in the area. Increases movement speed when far.|
|Fisher||Gulleye||Survey the landscape to locate schools of fish.|
|Fisher||Dowse||Survey the landscape to discern the number and direction of schools of fish in the area. Increases movement speed when far.|