I've searched everywhere for an answer to this, but it is a search that Google or the Forum can't quite grasp as a whole.
I started with the default method of using two swings, and wait to pick up the mats from each node.
Then, a pleasant surprise - my maxed out crafting/fighting sorc started gathering mats really fast - all by itself (it seemed).
It only took ONE swing of the axe or pick, or picking up plants, reagents and runes to farm each node!!
Then, I recently had to do some respecing and adjusting of my add-ons and now I have lost that ability!!
I'm now BACK at the default "wait for TWO strikes of the tool", and then wait to pick them up - and it's really frustrating.
I'm trying to get back to the one swing (e), then instantaneous pick up (r) and - boom -you're on your way!!!
But I am stuck at the default two swings of the tool and extra wait time to pick up.
It's really a fine tuning tweak that saves a second or two, but it makes the "super exciting business of gathering your mats for hours and hours on end" <--- Sarcasm - much faster and smoother when you're out there farming mats amongst the "evereadii eatibus & digoutius-hot-rodis" - please pardon the Latin .
So hopefully someone knows which add-on or game tweak I have to do to get the "one swing, immediate pick up and move on" working again,
Thank you very much in advance!