Figuring out which island in KoS to hop to in order to find needed resources can be rough. Here's a quick cheat-sheet to help out. (Note that Loping Plains from the EoF expansion has all T7 node types, so the below only applies to the various islands in Kingdom of Sky, which has clear divisions of node types in many areas.)
The below information reflects minor changes that were made to harvesting tools and speeds with the release of GU44.
Harvesting tools reduce your harvesting time, and some can also improve your harvesting skill. Just how does that work, though, and which tools are right for you?
**While the buff was originally a 24-hour buff when GU44 was released, it was hotfixed on April 14, 2008 to be a 10-day buff. This makes it less hassle for players, while still allowing it to be clicked off for raiding purposes and such.