The players with several characters usually level up first. Only after reaching level 90, they start practicing their professional skill. It is troublesome for players with gathering skills to pick herbs or mine minerals. What’s worse, there are few herbs and minerals in the Outland. Now in patch 5.3, things change. Players of low skill can now gather herbs and minerals in Pandaria for a small amount of usable material and increase their skill points at the same time. But the yield they can harvest from each node is determined by skill level.