In my efforts to assist the Shattered Sun Offensive, I've been doing my daily quota of dailies. One such quest, Gaining the Advantage, has been a source of annoyance for me...not so much the quest itself (frankly, the drop rate could be higher), but the act of herbing in Flight Form.
Now, I'll be honest here...I'm not an active herbalist. I farm when it's convenient...as in, I'm out killing something and...oh lookie! There is an herb at my paws! I guess I'll pick it. I rarely ever fly around 'farming herbs' as I just don't have the attention span for such activities.
However, with Gaining the Advantage and the drop rate of the residue being so low, by the time we're done with our SSO daily quests, I still need 2-4 residue. So, here I am, standing in Shat, with a quest half way to mostly done, and with 1 precious pack spot being taken up with residue. Now I feel compelled to do the dreaded 'farming run' which leads to the point of my frustration.
I understand the reasoning for removing our ability to pick herbs while flying and it's not that which irritates me. What irritates me is that our animation is ALWAYS flying. Since I always appear to be flying, 90% of the time when I try to 'pick' my herb, I get the 'You can not pick herbs while flying' message. Then, I spend another 30 seconds making several micro adjustments and picking attempts trying to get my position just right so I can pick the damn flower!!
Yes, I know I could just change forms. However, that is not the point. The point is, Blizzard gave us the ability to pick in that form if we are on ground, yet neglected to give us an animation change so we would know we were on ground! In fact, there have been numerous times where my birdie feet were under ground and the game still considered me 'flying'!!! It's extremely frustrating!
We went from not being able to pick herbs in Flight Form, to being able to pick them from 5 yards above the herb...and mobs, to having to be 'on ground' to pick yet with no way to know if you're 'on ground'. Honestly, I think this is the worst of the 3 options!