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I did a little test on the test server, since it's empty and easy to do. A T6 journal took me 87 total leather gathers to fill up with just regular dire wolves. Those are the only dire wolves I ran into during the time I was filling the journal, and since that's what people who have nasty luck will run into, it's the number I'll be using. It was also very quick because each dire wolf had 15/15 hides.
Since most of the dire wolves on the live server are pretty regularly killed, they have 3-4 leather on them each. 87 divided by 3 is 29 regular dire wolves to fill a journal by buy Albion Online Gold. The amount of time it takes to track down and skin 29 dire wolves (and I'm not into boars or bears yet) is pretty intense. If you are only playing 2 hours a day then it is very likely going to take you multiple days to fill given current spawn rates. Add to that the only areas to do so with any efficiency are high risk zones. You also have the travel time it takes to go dump your pack 2-3 times depending on bag size, or alternatively you could destroy the hides. I don't see the logic in destroying when the hides you've farmed are more than you'd get from the journal though. The likelihood that you will be killed and lose the journal while tracking down those 29 dire wolves is fairly high, especially if it's a popular area. This is not taking into account any costs to transport the journals.
Seriously, having one of each book in the inventory sounds reasonable and that would let you get exactly the design intent regardless of if you are Albion Online Silver lucky and stumble on a mythical node or unlucky and farm regulars forevera and ever.
Yes, I realize that you may get lucky and find a legendary or exceptional dire wolf. That is far from the norm though. All that for a piddly return from the laborer just doesn't seem worth it. Given that scenario, does the development team really feel that's an adequate return?