More about Gathering in Black Desert
The usual gathering can be practiced without special equipment. Fruits, vegetables, and crops grow everywhere on the plantations and in the woods you can find berries, herbs and flowers. If you decide to get something more serious, it is necessary to start to get some tools. Pickaxe is used for ore quarrying, axe for tree chopping, knife for animals skinning, and sickle for mushrooms harvest. Before you begin, be sure to equip the tool into the proper slot in the character outfit menu.
Unlike salaried workers, your character is not tied to the resource nodes, and you are free to explore all corners of the world. In the cave of the forgotten gods you will find a gold mine that is not available for mass production, which will bring you rare metals and precious stones. Gathering mushrooms with driftwood found in shady woods, you can get more for further cultivation of mushrooms on their farm.
Tools can be purchased from dealers or manufactured in his workshop. The better the tool is, the more effective it will be. Tools have their own durability and they can be broken after being used for a long time. They cannot be fixed at the anvil or blacksmith, and for further work you will have to buy or make new tools.
Some materials are collected from plants. After you use them they give character transient effects that may prove both useful and harmful.