Conteck of the Animiststo Genesis, the god of time

I understand that the availability of herbs has been draastically cut down. Iwonder if you care to explain why you have restricted the number of sites a herb can grow to 8? Ithink I understand why you only want 3 to grow in any one location, but given the number of locations in the game where herbs might grow, to restrict the number where they actually grow to 8 means we are going to be searching for them like needles in haystacks. Also, where is this \"essences\" commodity produced? If it is a tradable commodity it must have a production site, yet it seems it is not on sale at the trading posts.