375 Fishing & a Snafu?
Did a bit of a world tour on the fishing front leveling up the fishing skill from 342-375 last night. Some of the best time to fish is at night. Fished in Azshara in a few spots, Hinterlands in “Forgotten Sea” for variety and ended in Winterspring for ice fishing in the lakes.
I loaded up on 20 ten minutes Bright Baubles and went fishing to level up the skill once and for all. Hadn’t fished in Azahara before and headed to the coast there and exploring the coast a bit. Mobs there 52-54 or so mainly Naga mobs. Fished in “The Shattered Strand” and in “The Bay of Storms” Used up about 8 lore’s so about 1.5hrs of fishing other than riding allover the zone picking some use full herbs when i saw them mainly Purple Lotus.
Fishing went OK caught a bit of fish for the most part. With the new changes to fishing since the patch 2.1 update i noticed what may be a bug maybe or a new problem that can make fishing a bit harder. Some people seem to only fish and watch TV or do other things when fishing in World of Warcraft because it can be a bit boring. Well it may be a bit harder for those folks fishing now on. The timer been changed from 30 sec to now 20 sec fishing to catch a fish. The change in the timer just runs down much faster and as a result during the times that the timer ever exceed 80% or more of the 20sec timer countdown you better pay attention and you probably will miss catching the fish. The thing is the bobbler will splash in water at the very last sec before the timer runs out and by the time you click on it, less than a sec it seems the timer runs out and poof you miss the catch. Before you had at least 2 sec you could click and catch the fish. Usually if you miss catch a fish due to low skill lvl it will say go when fish got away.
This happened to me over and over a bit when i started and i had 342 fishing and though no way i can’t be catching fish here and it did not say fish got away either when it did. The thing is when the timer is almost running out you have to really watch it to the end and at the last sec as soon as you see the bobbler start to splash even before it finish splashing in the water you have to click on it very fast right away to ensure you catch the fish or you’ll will miss the catch. I started to pay attention to this and this works. However the minute you slip up and not pay attention looking at something else you miss one again. It is very frustration, as i probably missed 10-15% of my catches, sucks!! JUST HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION NOW ON. Unless Blizzard fixes it soon. This never happened before as it gave you a sec or two when you clicked it to catch the fish before the patch. However i reported it to a ingame GM as a bug, got a GM response and they will report the issue with it.
Fishing is now at 375 and spent 16 (10) min Bright Baubles, about 3-3.5hrs total fishing time as some time i did not use a Bright Bauble. Had to hearth out to make a trip to clear the bag space and then switch zones to fish again.
Will report my catches here later: Fished from 8pm until past midnight.
22 Plated Armorfish
42 Raw Whitescale Salmon
6 Raw Sunscale Salmon
5 Lightning Eel
26 Raw Nightfin Snapper
1 Raw Redgil
Azshara & Hinterlands Catches.
18 Raw Rockscale Cod
39 Raw Summer Bass
85 Raw Spotted Yellowtail
30 Zesty Clam Meat (Giant Clams)
2 Mithril Bound Trunks
1 Reinforced Locked Chest
1 Heavy VCS Crate
34 Stonescale Eel (80% in Azahara, Bay of Storms)
24 Firefin Snapper
40 Darkclaw Lobster (Azahara Only, Bay of Storms)
1 Lobster 7lbs
9 Large Raw Mightfish (Azahara Only, Bay of Storms)
1 Grouper 53lbs
1 Grouper 40lbs
2 Black Pearls
4 Iridescent Pearls
Total Catches: 404
2nd Edit Update: Posted most the fish catch on AH this morning. Almost everything been sold, with exception of a few Yellowtails. StoneScale Eel are not for sale but for Alchemy potions making with some metals can net me 90-100g if and when all sold. Yet to open all the trunks. Profited at very minimum was at least 50gold from the fishes.