But you shaped your wood, leaving a pile of bark. Now you just scrape a little bark off the logs and throw them away. For me in RL, throwing perfectly good things away feels completely irresponsible and I guess that carries over to games. That is why I absolutely love the two mods out there for recycling and salvaging. It just feels like the right thing to do. It may be inconvenient to drag all the loot junk home, but I do, so I can recycle it.
It is a strange thought, giving importance to digital recycling and waste, but at some point, it will probably become an important reality. Imagine all the kids growing up on digital content and if we are teaching them to just dispose of complete barkless logs, That will be their first thought in RL, when they get what they need from something.
I know you were specifically pointing out there equivalency of how much bark was gained from the same amount of logs, with various thralls and this isn’t directed at you, just my beef with the game in it’s lack of consideration for efficiency and wastefulness.