I'd never rank this.
Because this, collecting eggs, getting crops, it's all in Production Mastery. THE END.
When you don't use SKILLS when fighting, (melee) oh, let's call it the punch! We can rank up PUNCH.
Skills are SKILLS. Not waste of time and AP.
But I agree that Collecting Water would be a wasteful skill, unless they use it to create something useful, like Holy Water.
The creators can get really creative when they want it. Look at Lure of Ballad.
It's like Taming, but with an instrument!
I wanna collect water skill! Ya'll haters!
LEMME WASTE MAH AP! >:(
Be easier in the Elf beginner quests, no?
Only if it means +stats
Besides, getting water, eggs, or crops isn't production mastery. It's part of a hidden skill called gathering. So you're ruffling your feathers for nothing.
(Also, you can rank up punch, it's called combat mastery.)
I think having a collecting water skill is not a good idea. I think being able to rank gathering definitely be a good idea. And it can work like Metallurgy where high ranks collect multiple items at increased speeds. Ranking alchemy would be so much easier if you could collect things 10x faster.
I'd rank it if it only took .25% of an AP point for each rank.