One of the deterrents to raid in World of Warcraft: Classic was the high price of consumables, and while flasks were not "required" by all 40 raid members, people want to perform the best they can and will feel the need to put extra time into farming gold or Black Lotus for these flasks.
One of the major bits of feedback regarding Black Lotus in Classic and now again in the Season of Mastery was to just add it to high-level herb nodes as a rare drop, which will increase the overall spawn rate, and reduce the number of bot accounts camping each location.
Plaguebloom will also be receiving extra spawn locations, which will likely be the most farmed herb for Black Lotus.
Elemental Fire, Earth, and Water are also getting a buff in their drop rate, which are reagents used to mainly create resistant potions throughout all raids in Classic.
Black Lotus Will Now Have A Chance To Drop From High-Level Herbs In The Season Of Mastery
Black Lotus spawns will still be available as they were before, but the spawn timer is not confirmed to be the end of classic increased timer and 2 per zone, or the 1 per zone roughly every hour.
These are the changes players are wanting to see with the Season of Mastery, which improve the many faults the original World of Warcraft had back in 2004.
These changes will go live on the beta this week before the Season of Mastery launches on November 16th.