Ever wished you knew exactly where to find all the minerals, herbs, and treasure chests you need? Gatherer makes this possible.
It is one of my favorite addons for WoW. It barely even effects
your gameplay but makes gathering much easier. Each time you gather any
chest, mineral, or herb, it marks it on the map. These things will
respawn after a certain time period, so you can go back to check on
them when you're in the neighborhood. When you gather enough, you can
map out all the respawn points in the area. You can see these items on
your main map and they show up on your minimap as gray circles around
the spot where the item will show up on radar if it's there.
To make this even better, Gatherer allows you to share your
data with party members, guild members, or anyone else you choose to
send data to. In my old guild we all knew exactly where all the ore in
outlands would respawn, even if we had never set foot out there. This
really helps you to find your materials.
Even if you don't have
a gathering profession, you can still keep track of chests with it. You
can also mark herbs and ore for your friends by right clicking them.
When you see the red message saying you can't gather the item, it is
still marked and sent to friends who may find it useful. I highly
recommend everyone use this, even if you don't gather. You can set it
to not show anything so you won't even know it's there but it will
passively help your guild.
I have a pretty good map of the copper in early dwarf and draeni lands, and the tin in Loch Modan.