|“||Actually, there aren't any real secrets to gathering. As long as you love nature, you should be fine!||”|
Gathering is a profession that revolves around collecting ingredients (plants) and materials (minerals). These items can be found in various locations of the world, and benefits the player beyond the Gathering profession too, such as Cooking and Crafting.
The Gathering profession is run by the Gathering Association and Collectors Club in Navea. The former, which grants guidance of the profession, is run by Ainisus, Ouranus and Garret, whereas the latter is run by Jelson and Mayer. Though they are treated as the same, there's a distinct difference between the two: the latter administrates customer requests.
Because of Ainisus' love for nature, the Collectors Club was established together with the previously mentioned and various merchants from different regions. He says in his conversation that the purpose of the club was to create a network that would benefit all collectors. Though, the one who came up with the idea was Ouranus, who got inspired from the Angler's Anonymous. She and Garret worked hard to establish the club, the former saying it was very difficult in the beginning. She also commented in her dialogue that maintaining the club was the really hard part.
In order to mine materials, a pickaxe is required. It can be bought from any grocer in the world, and has unlimited durability. Once in possession, simply left-click on the mineral to target it and right-click on the pickaxe. Alternatively, the pickaxe can also be selected by the shortcut bar.
To collect a plant, simply right-click on the plant to gather it. Unlike mining, collecting plants does not require any items.
Gathering Nut questsEdit
The Collector's Club administrates people's requests, which the player can accept by talking to the club's mascot, Mayer. The player will be given a level choice, ranging between Lv.30 to Lv.75. When choosing one, the player will obtain a request letter located in their bag. Simply right-click to retrieve the order, and then right-click the Gathering Nut scroll to obtain the quest.
These quests grants character XP and Collectors Club stickers, both accordingly to the level of the quest. Also, if the player completes a series of quests from the same or several recipients, the player can also receive a personal thank-you note. If the player completes enough quests, the player will be eligible for a Proof of Thanks certificate from the whole Collectors Club.
The player can only accept five Gathering Nut quests per day. This will be reset every day on the daily reset (06:00 EST). Note that Gathering Nut quests and Recipe Enthusiast quests are counted separately.