If you get these gathering professions maxed out meaning 300 skill level you get special costume awards for your characters these are:
Angel Halo Headgear:
Faerie Globe Headgear:
Sunflower Band Headgear:
These also include useable titles which can be accessed though the V key. And you get a special reward from maxing them all out which includes one full row of bag space added on for free!
The first levels of gathering will most likely start in the island of dawn since there is a large abundance of plants ore as well as essences. The beginning types of materials will bring your gathering from 0 to 101 gathering before it stops giving out points when you gather it. If you don't do your gathering on the island of dawn one of the other really good places to farm the lower level materials is Arcadia and Fey Forest. I've included some screenshots with marked locations that you can farm from:
Kynemetal Ore- Gray color
Sun Essence- Blue color
Verdra Fibers- Green color
Once you start hitting around level 22-25 you will start seeing the newer type of materials and if you are not leveled up that high they will appear as hard which you will see in the picture below. The next type of materials will bring you from 101 to 151 keep in mind its still possible to gather hard materials but with much more failing to gather them and the more out leveled you are to them the more you will fail.
Linmetal Ore- Gray color
Wind Essence- Blue color
Sylva Fibers- Green color
More of the maps from this point onward will include these types of materials so it's wise to level them up so when you hit the next type of material you will be leveled up enough to make it very easy to farm. And while you gather you will get buffs which can be used to help you in your bam questing or just normal questing. Keep in mind too while farming if you have taken all of the materials in your current map you can switch channels for fresh spawns of materials this can make it so you do not have to wait for them to re-spawn. And you also get a small amount of experience for gathering each node of material which can also slightly aid in your quest to get to level 60. You can also have someone with maxed out gathering help you gather which will increase the chance you succeed and also increase the points you gain but usually if your a new player it will be hard to find someone bored enough to do this with you in a level 60 map. In a party three players can gather the same node at the same time.
Normetal Ore- Gray color
Star Essence- Blue color
Shetla Fibers- Green color
From level 151 you will use these metals and materials to get all the way to 201. The next few area's will have these types of materials for gathering. I was surprised to realize most of the new fine materials actually can sell for a lot even for a low level. I managed to make quite a bit of gold from farming these not just the dye materials.
Most of the maps while you level up will offer the same type of materials up till you hit Tempest Reach area which will bring the new types of gathering materials and also allow you to level your gathering up more.
When you get to Tempest Reach these will be the new type of material's by this time your farming level 45 materials and you should be 201 from the last area's. In Tempest Reach many of the plant materials will be found near tree's or out in the opened they can be hard to spot because they blend in pretty well with the other foliage of the map so it can be easy to miss seeing them. The map has a lot of the metal and essences too which can make it an easy level so you can get maxed out fast while questing.
Shadmetal Ore- Gray color
Ice Essence- Blue color
Toira Fibers- Green color
The next area comes with the highest type of material so you will need to be leveled to 250 before you start gathering it. And from this point on every map will have these types of materials even the level 60 ones.
Xermetal Ore- Gray color
Lightning Essence- Blue color
Luria Fibers- Green color
You also can make money from Kaelic Spark which can be gathered from the max level plants this usually sells for a good amount because it is required to make the vision-maker gear.