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[Fishing] A change in the fishing dailies?

  1. AvatarYoco <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    I noticed two changes in the fishing daily quests I did so far:

    - The quest fish are now extra catches in addition to your normal catches; they are no longer stand-alone catches (this was the case for the terrokkar version and the orgrimmar/stormwind version). Is my brain going moldy and has this always been the case, or is this indeed a change?

    - I did the baby crocolisk quest on two different characters. Both caught the baby crocolisk quest item on the first catch. Was the drop rate increased, or was this just pure luck?

  2. Idoru <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    I also caught the Baby Crocolisk on the first cast, as a secondary catch.

  3. Shircon <Salty>, 2 months ago:

    same here....i believe it was increased from what ive seen

  4. Kalfje <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    i had the daily in terorrak forest, but im on EU-Hellscream

    i also catched it in the first try, but yesterday i had the quest in zangarmarsh, and that took me a bit longer....

    but what i wondered, i thought that the fishing daily's where the same for every server?

    i havent had the baby crock daily in a while :(

  5. Shircon <Salty>, 2 months ago:

    I think it varies even with characters per day....ive had Baby croks and my guildie has had Felblood Delight on same day....

  6. Avatarel <Nat Pagle's Love Child>, 2 months ago:

    I reported the first catch change as a bug in beta a few months ago. Personally, every daily catch on live since the patch has been the first fish.

    I thought that every quest fish was being caught with another catch (in the style of the pre-TBC fishing quests and Pygmy Suckerfish in Northrend). But then I changed servers, took the Felbood Fillet daily, and caught the Monsterous Felblood Snapper (on the corner of Shadowmoon and Terokkar) without another fish.

    I'm fairly sure that the daily should be the same for all characters each day. It is good design, as it allows people that play together to quest together. It is possible that the daily is stored in the server's memory: So when the game servers crash, the game forgets what the daily was, and picks a new one.

  7. AvatarYoco <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    Kalfje wrote:

    but what i wondered, i thought that the fishing daily's where the same for every server?
    i havent had the baby crock daily in a while :(

    I haven't verified that now, but before 3.0 my characters on Arathor-EU usually had different fishing and cooking dailies than my characters on Stormrage-EU. All my characters on one realm always get the same daily. This suggests to me that they are randomized separately per realm, or maybe per battlegroup.

  8. Cozmic <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    I have done the Felblood quest twice both catching on first catch with another fish. I couldn't loot the second fish though if this is a bug.

  9. rakoth <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    Post-patch I caught the fish in Nagrand on my first cast but the I definitely did not catch all the bloated trout on the Zangermarsh quest with consecutive casts.

    I have a question. For all the dailies I've done so far (Shattered Sun quests), once the server hits the daily reset time I can repeat all the quests even if I just did them before the reset time (which makes sense). But the fishing quest doesn't seem to be the same. If I do it just before the reset time, it doesn't become available again for some time (not sure of the exact length of time because I've generally gone to work by then). Do other see the same?

  10. Snickersnack <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    Every time I've done the fishing daily since the 3.0.2 patch, I've gotten the fish on the first cast as an additional fish, as others have noted. (Haven't had the zangarmarsh quest yet).

  11. Zemalf <Salty>, 2 months ago:

    This after 3.0.2 went live: Have had two times the Baby croks, fished from SW, caught Baby crok + another fish both times on 1st cast. Caught the Terokkar fish on first cast from the small lake next to Shattrath, no additional fish (not 100% sure thou). Did the Zangarmarsh quest, caught bloated on every cast (no additional fish), until I had enough shrimps.

    So fishing daily fish always on first cast, additional fish at least in SW. (I didn't play between 2.4. and 3.0.2 so no idea how this was before).

  12. Avatarel <Nat Pagle's Love Child>, 2 months ago:

    As an aside, some of the quest fish (at least World's Largest Mudfish and Bloated Barbed Gill Trout) trigger the Gnome and the Sea achievement. I already knew that achievement could be completed by catching "pool fish" in open water (like Oily Blackmouth) and that fishing some pools did not trigger the achievement (such as School of Tastyfish). But the quest fish were a little unexpected.

  13. Zahana <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    I've noticed that some of the other dailies have similar results. Yesterday, got the Baby Crock on first cast (with Craft :P) but in addition, for the skinning daily I only had to kill 8 mobs to get all 8 nether residue. I'm wondering if alot of other dailies are showing similar higher than normal drop rates.

  14. Kahless <Salty>, 2 months ago:

    Since the patch I have caught the fishing daily quest fish on the first cast every time, along with another fish.

    With the exception of Shrimpin of course. I caught a regular mix there, nothing unusual.

  15. AvatarYoco <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    So far I can confirm I have gotten all quest fish since the patch on the first catch at a proper location. I even could use this to verify that fishing in the lake north of Garadar while your minimap tells you you are in Garadar (rather than the lake) will not get you the World's Largest Mudfish. Just move a little, outside Garadar, and you will catch it.

    Zahana wrote:

    I've noticed that some of the other dailies have similar results. Yesterday, got the Baby Crock on first cast (with Craft :P) but in addition, for the skinning daily I only had to kill 8 mobs to get all 8 nether residue. I'm wondering if alot of other dailies are showing similar higher than normal drop rates.

    I also noticed a big increase, especially for mining and skinning. My miner got 7 nether residues from a single rich adamantite vein - and a guildie mentioned he got all 8 from one vein. Only the drop rate from herbs seems not to have been buffed much.

  16. Vicenti <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    I was wondering about this, I started off thinking I was having amazing luck, but soon realised something was up. Iíve completed the fishing daily every day since the patch and every day, without fail, the quest fish has been the first fish I caught. Iíve not kept proper records, but Iím pretty sure that every time Iíve also caught it along with another fish at the same time. Iíve not seen either the Zangarmarsh or Nagrand quests since the patch though.

  17. Walnut <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    Vicenti wrote:

    Iíve completed the fishing daily every day since the patch and every day, without fail, the quest fish has been the first fish I caught.

    Same here, always catch the quest item on the first cast, and on top of that I can't loot the fish that comes along in the same catch.. This is zangamarsh quest Bait Bandits.

  18. Balazar <Moderator>, 2 months ago:

    One note of interest. While I too have been experiencing this - getting the quest fish on the first catch - I have a guildmate who's given up on fishing. He tried, I believe, two different dailies - and fished for around 250 casts - never getting the quest fish at all. He had one, tried it for a long time, gave up, took a new one, and didn't get that one done either.

    First quest was Crocks (which I've had go quite a long time without catching it pre-patch), and the second one was the Nagrand quest - Worlds Largest Mudfish.

  19. tr0tsky <Angler>, 2 months ago:

    he didn't happen to be in a raid group, did he? I've had that happen before :P

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