This last weekend was a very strange one for me.
Out of the blue, without warning, I suddenly wanted to go fishing in game.
I’ve got no freaking idea why.
I still don’t understand it, and yet when I get home I’m looking forward to logging in and doing the fishing dailies for Dalaran and Shattrath.
It started innocuously enough.
Friday, I think it was, I decided to start doing the fishing daily in Shattrath every day, in the hopes of getting Crocolisk in the City. I’ve been told that the drop rate for the old Bucket pets from that one daily quest was drastically increased in a recent patch. Like, a 50% chance of a drop.
Suddenly, I’m logging in and hitting Shat to fish.
Hey, it’s not that bad. I’ve got a whopping huge fishing skill of something like 225 to start, but pop a +100 Fishing Skill Aquadynamic dealiebob on there and we’re good to go.
Fishing for pets, it turns out, is a gateway drug.
From there, I started doing the Dalaran fishing daily.
My cooking is already maxed with most of the recipies, including the Fish Feast, but I never made any fish recipies unless Cassie gave me the fish. I never fish. Ever, ever, ever.
Well, now that I’m fishing, my guilt comes rushing to the surface.
“You know, Bear, you’re a Fish Feast mooch. Everyone else brings a Feast to groups, and you never do. You’re not pulling your weight in Fish.”
Hey! I bring my own Blackened Dragonfin!
“Yeah, but when you’re healing, if nobody brings a Fish Feast, you don’t use food.”
But I don’t know where to get the fish. That’s a lot of fish.
“Oh shut up. What, you’ve never heard of Wowhead? Go find the maps, and go get some fish.”
I did both dailies, and then started asking where in Wintergrasp people get those damn Fish Feast fish.
Myrx came and showed me a spot, and next thing I knew, I’d fished enough to make 3 Fish Feasts in Wintergrasp.
But that ain’t enough. Oh, heck no.
Off I go again last night, after spending the day out and about.
I’ve got a bigger, more ambitious plan.
This time, I’m going to fish up 30 fish of each kind from where their pools spawn about Northrend, and make 15 more Fish Feasts. Ninety fish. Let’s go!
Grizzly Hills first for some Glacial Salmon pools. Done. Next!
Sholozar Basin for some Nettlefish pools. Done. Next!
Borean Tundra for some thingiemabobs. Musscl… scuttle… whatever the hell they are. The fish!
25 fish in, and BOOM!
I fish me up a Turtle Mount!
That’s right, yes I did. I got the Turtle Mount.
Me, the guy that has only one character that has ever fished, and that fishing skill after five years was LONG stalled at 225. And I only got that far because I felt silly that Cassie had maxed fishing skill in Burning Crusade and made it look easy.
I’ve got a Turtle Mount.
It’s almost embarrassing.
That didn’t stop me from riding it around Dalaran for a half hour last night, though.
He’s sooo cute!
I’d post a picture, but I’ve been told I need to do a movie. So I’ll do that instead, lol.
I ended the night with a fishing skill of around 314 – 315 and I STILL want to fish some more!
Where will it end?
What’s next… PvP?
I think I’ve gone crazy.