While gathering, I just got a Pheonix Feather Chest! :D
But that was literally the only thing I got. I’m glad I got it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s been said by the staff multiple times that festival items don’t take the place of normal gathering items. If that’s so, then how the hell did I only get said chest? Would I have not gotten anything if this wasn’t a festival? I really don’t understand the gathering system.
What they need to do is revamp the gathering so it makes more sense, more logical sense. Here’s what I suggest:
Levels 1-5: 1 star items only, you’re guaranteed to get something.
Level 6: Guaranteed 1 star item, 20% chance of getting 2 star item.
Level 7-10: Guaranteed 1 star item, with chances of getting 2 star item going up 20% with each level so that, by the time you get to level 10, you have a 100% chance of getting a 2 star item.
Level 11: Guaranteed at 1 star and 2 star items, with 15% chance of getting 3 star items.
Level 12-15: Guaranteed 1 star and 2 star items, with 3 star item chances increasing by 15% every level, up to a 75% chance to get a 3 star item.
Level 16: Guaranteed 1 star and 2 star items, 75% chance at 3 star items, and 10% chance at 4 star items.
Level 16-20: Guaranteed 1 star and 2 star items, 75% chance at 3 star items, and 4 star items increase by 10% every level, up to 50%.
Level 21: Guaranteed 1 star and 2 star items, 75% chance at 3 star items, 50% chance at 4 star items, and 5% chance at 5 star items.
Level 22-25: Guaranteed 1 star and 2 star items, 75% chance at 3 star items, 50% chance at 4 star items, and 5 stars chances increase 5% every level up to 25%.
6, 7, and 8 star items can have smaller percentages, of course, with maybe 6 stars at 5% at level 25, 7 stars at 1%, and level 8 at .1%.
So, by the time you’re level 25, you’re guaranteed at least 2 kinds of items, have a 75% chance at a third, a 50% chance at a fourth, and a 25% chance at a fifth. You could theoretically get more, if you get multiple 1 star or 2 star types.
This would promote upgrading gathering levels, because at the lower levels, we’re obviously getting more crap and less good stuff. Keep the good stuff rare, yeah, but up them higher up and leave crap for the people just starting so they can work their way up to the rewards like the people who’ve been playing for a long time.