I enjoy throwing snowballs at people when I travel to Icewall, doesnt mean I should be rewarded for it. Herbing in itself is a reward, you reap the benefits of the herb and a small amount of XP. The problem is no one thinks of it as a reward because any schmuck can join the Gardeners and become a Pro.Snowrose wrote:in conclution its not just about making herbs more powerful its about makingpeople who enjoy herb gathering not feel like they should be out grinding orcs instead. if peoople feel obligated to do things they hate because the things they like are a waste of time. why bother leaving HQ.
If anything the Gardeners need to be removed and all Herbalism removed from any Racial, Layman or OCC which does not use spells. Laymans should have their skill lowered and Occupational Guilds raised. And add in maybe a small boost to the effects based on skill. Not only would this improve the market but would be extra incentive to join a guild that has access to them. And perhaps remove some of the complacency within the game due to the benefits of herbs as they would not be as accessible.
And to prevent massive amounts of crap spamming the AH, just transform the useless herb vendors we have now which I'm sure still have some of the same herbs from the 90's sitting in them into the herb version of the AH.