Herb Nerf?

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It wasn't any better as of 7am this morning, but I'm seriously hoping that this rolling restart fixes it. This is making it almost impossible to gather enough herbs to actually do anything with. Blizz just keeps adding stumbling blocks to playing this game, especially to those people that have to work, etc. After spending 1.5 hours grinding all the rep, 2 hours spent trying to farm enough herbs to make flasks and pots, then crafting said flasks and pots, there's hardly enough time to do anything else.
Did the rolling restart affect the herbs in dread wastes at all? I've been in kun lai all day.
11/28/2012 12:08 PMPosted by Sweatpants
What the hell is up with this nerf? I've been flying around Briny Muck for around 30 minutes and I've found maybe 10 nodes, and that's 10x more than I found in dread wastes.


Have you got your mistpierciing goggles? They might help.
I can unofficially confirm this as well.

Seems to be much less Green Tea Leaf and Rain Poppy. It's roughly taking a sweep of an entire zone, the whole of Jade Forest for example, to get several stacks worth. As opposed to before, I could rack up 15 stacks in about half of that zone, or less.

Not too bothersome, but still WTFOMGLOL


Don't even bother with fool's cap or snow lily. I'm still trying to get even one stack of FC after 30 minutes....


I just posted in a thread in the profession forums about this too. After running laps around Briny Muck I had 11 Fools cap. Just 11. I mean, nerfing it a little I could see since there was almost too many nodes but damn. Now I'm going to have to farm all freakin day to do anything with Alch/Inscription. I have both I need a lot of herbs :<
this another bonehead blizzard attempt which they could of done this way differently if they want to combat botters. Not going spend hours farming something just to make something give break blizz. Insult to injury its not even in notes. Remember SOE mistake on SWG they thought they was god and end up killing cash cow. Blizz this is madness dont nerf resources no one going spend hours of their time farming its bull!@#$.
I farmed approx 8 hours ago ore and herbs and I got maybe a 1/4 of what I normally get for the 4 hours I farm. As I farm for my bs, alchy, engineer , and inscriptionist, means I have to farm what every night to try and get mats for all those professions instead of a couple of times a week/2 weeks . And as I farm for stuff for flasks etc for guild/guildies it is a real pain to farm every night now.
11/29/2012 11:47 AMPosted by Nèmesis
this another bonehead blizzard attempt which they could of done this way differently if they want to combat botters. Not going spend hours farming something just to make something give break blizz. Insult to injury its not even in notes. Remember SOE mistake on SWG they thought they was god and end up killing cash cow. Blizz this is madness dont nerf resources no one going spend hours of their time farming its bull!@#$.


Yeah this really sucks :/ I wish they would have some foresight for the future instead of making short-overhanded decisions. The only thing this nerf is going to actual prevent is normal people from leveling skills and professions.
I imagined that this was a response to the botting issue. But why make the rest of us suffer for their mistakes. I sweat this game gets less and less appealing each patch.
11/29/2012 11:51 AMPosted by Vhalayune
I imagined that this was a response to the botting issue. But why make the rest of us suffer for their mistakes. I sweat this game gets less and less appealing each patch.

My thoughts exactly. With the massive amount of dailies, rep grinding, etc they've added this game was almost a job. Now with this herbalism nerf, it's even more tedious.
11/29/2012 11:50 AMPosted by Sweatpants
this another bonehead blizzard attempt which they could of done this way differently if they want to combat botters. Not going spend hours farming something just to make something give break blizz. Insult to injury its not even in notes. Remember SOE mistake on SWG they thought they was god and end up killing cash cow. Blizz this is madness dont nerf resources no one going spend hours of their time farming its bull!@#$.


Yeah this really sucks :/ I wish they would have some foresight for the future instead of making short-overhanded decisions. The only thing this nerf is going to actual prevent is normal people from leveling skills and professions.


Not only that but make the prices for the hebs on the AH go up...More time spent farming them...more cost passed to the good players who use them
Update: I spoke too soon. I'll have more information for you soon.

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To clarify, there wasn't an intentional reduction in the number of herb spawns. We're investigating the situation now.

11/28/2012 12:08 PMPosted by Sweatpants
What the hell is up with this nerf? I've been flying around Briny Muck for around 30 minutes and I've found maybe 10 nodes, and that's 10x more than I found in dread wastes.
To clarify, there wasn't an intentional reduction in the number of herb spawns. We're investigating the situation now.

What the hell is up with this nerf? I've been flying around Briny Muck for around 30 minutes and I've found maybe 10 nodes, and that's 10x more than I found in dread wastes.


You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
11/29/2012 11:56 AMPosted by Daxxarri
To clarify, there wasn't an intentional reduction in the number of herb spawns. We're investigating the situation now.


Thank you for addressing this, Daxx.
Thank you for looking in to this. It has been like this for a couple days now.
To clarify, there wasn't an intentional reduction in the number of herb spawns. We're investigating the situation now.

What the hell is up with this nerf? I've been flying around Briny Muck for around 30 minutes and I've found maybe 10 nodes, and that's 10x more than I found in dread wastes.


That is good news. Im glad it was not intentionally done due to bots or economic cost control. Not to sound impatient, but is there an ETA on the fix, and will it be hotfixed or done on a weekly reset? Again, thank you for letting us know.
Thank you for the reply!
11/29/2012 11:56 AMPosted by Daxxarri
To clarify, there wasn't an intentional reduction in the number of herb spawns. We're investigating the situation now.


Does that mean that there shouldn't have been any nerf at all, or that only other variables were nerfed (such as respawn rate)?
11/29/2012 11:56 AMPosted by Daxxarri
To clarify, there wasn't an intentional reduction in the number of herb spawns. We're investigating the situation now.


Hooray! Thanks for the update. I actually enjoyed gathering before, and it's just been so disappointing to not even be able to farm up enough to make a Darkmoon card :(
Sweet!!!

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