World Material Respawn Times?

#1megawarioPosted 8/10/2010 9:05:18 AM
When do the materials all around the world respawn? I'm sure they all have a "cooldown rate" the second you pick them up, but what's an approximate time one could go back and find all that stuff?

I ask this because I gotta get to making a MESS of Sages Elixirs, Lucida shards and the like to make lots of Agates of Evolutions for my many alchemic attempts I plan to perform. And it seems it's taking alot of time just to make about 2 or 3 a day.
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#2TetheallaPosted 8/10/2010 9:06:52 AM
We're still not quite sure what affects the respawn rate. At least as far as I know.
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#3megawario(Topic Creator)Posted 8/10/2010 9:16:39 AM
Oh well, I hope it get's active soon. Because I've noticed that they don't seem to respawn when the game is off. So I guess I gotta keep the game on and check every hour or so.>.>
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#4Rhone11Posted 8/10/2010 9:54:36 AM
I think gatherable materials regenerate when game-time passes (which can be sped up by sleeping at inns). Also, different materials seem to regenerate at different rates--for some you might only need to pass one in-game day, whereas others might require several days to pass.

So if you need to gather a lot of stuff, probably the quickest way to do it is to hit all your gathering spots, sleep for several days at an inn, and then hit all your spots again.
#5RybalPosted 8/10/2010 10:11:08 AM
You will also get a lot of the stuff you need from high level grottoes.
#6WaxfruitPosted 8/10/2010 10:20:00 AM
I've noticed there's also a chance for nothing to spawn. I've had this happen several times where I go make my rounds and a couple spots will have nothing, and it's not always the same spot though Corundum and Mini Medals are notorious for this, at least on my copy.
#7TetheallaPosted 8/10/2010 10:26:25 AM
I found it much faster to farm for sage's elixers and lucida shards in GRotto chests. After 10 trips into a grotto I have 7 elixers and 17-18 shards.
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