Off-Topic: Fishing easier in 3.1?

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This doesn’t directly effect druids, but I wanted to comment on it anyway.

I was always great at fishing in real life as a kid, meaning that I always got bigger and bettter fish at like age 10 than my dad could get, and I had fun when I was out fishing with him. However, in WoW, skilling up my fishing has always been a lot harder, and less fun, than learning how to fish in real life.

My druid (that I’ve been playing since 1 week after the game came out) has a current fishing skill of a whole 180 out of 450. I hate fishing in WoW. I just can’t do it. It’s boring, unrewarding to level up, and I’d just rather buy fish off the AH with gold I got from farming ore or selling jewelcrafting gems. I know some people like it, and that lots of people fish in-game all the time, I just have never been able to stick to it long enough to skill up very far.

Fortunately for people like me, Neth announced on the General WoW forums today that leveling fishing should be easier and faster now. Yay! Maybe I’ll be able to finally get my fishing to 450, then again maybe I won’t. What I really need is to download a mod that makes really loud noises and bright flashy lights when it’s time to click instead of having to watch the little bobber and try to hear the soft splashing sounds.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled druid ramblings.

UPDATE: They lowered the skill required for fishing in some areas. They also made it such that every time you click the bobber, instead of having a chance to have your fish get away (when you click at the right time), you sometimes get vendor trash instead (like gray items, you fished up a boot!). It’s still taking about the same number of casts to get a skill point. At least now, you get something every time you cast and click on the bobber at the right time. Things that would have caused your fish to get away now just give vendor trash instead.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 14, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I think that’s a great change! It’ll be more encouraging to fish when you at least get something rather than an empty bobber. Of course, it takes out the more realistic element of fishing itself, but since that isn’t the major aspect of the game…:P

  2. Broc
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    It’s a bit late to respond to this thread. But there is a way that you can fish and just browse the internet (or something)… you just have to set your sound to: “Sound in the background”. This lets you fish, and actually here the bobber splash even though you have other screens open. Though you might want to fiddle with the sound options a bit more if there’s a lot of background noise. Enjoy the fishing!

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