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    Not too long ago, I mentioned in IRC that I'd hit Zen Master Fishing on my whole team. In the interest of having something to post, I decided to blog a little about fishing.

    Granted, this isn't anything new. You can find posts random posts going back forever on multiboxing fishing, so it's not really a how-to post. It's just a random time-waster post about my experience with it.

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    It's no secret that fishing sucks. It's pretty damned tedious sitting there staring at a half inch of your screen endlessly. It almost feels like being a raid healer back in the day, lol.

    Since Ive always done cooking to feed myself, my guild or my bank, I've always had fishing at least partially leveled on my main. But the thought of ever leveling fishing again - despite what, 3? 4? more? buffs to the fishing time investment - just made me ill. I couldn't even be bothered to continue leveling it on my main in Wrath or Cata. Whatever skillups I got were incidental from doing dailies. But to level it all over again on my slaves? Hahaha. I didn't want the 12g or whatever from the dailies THAT badly.


    When I started using Interact with Mouseover and saw how well that worked for my slaves for things like Command Boards and mailboxes, I decided to see exactly how well it worked - first by using it on ground spawns. Large things like the cactus fruits for the cooking daily were no problem. So I decided to try it on smaller things, like plants. And of course, that worked too. Then one day, I decided to give it the ultimate test and headed off to old Lumak in Org to train fishing and buy me some supplies.

    Early attempts weren't exactly what I'd call a rousing success. It worked well enough, but there was always the issue of slightly different points of view because of terrain and the fact that my team is 2 Blood Elves, 2 Orcs and a Troll. So even if the ground was totally level, there was still height issues.




    The first problem was easy to fix. Since I run with a Death Knight, I've always got Path of Frost available, so I just always fished on water instead of from land.

    The height issue required a little more finesse. I was able to compensate a little simply because the game gives you a pretty large area where you can click the bobber, but I still needed to "stagger" my stacking by height so that my troll was a little further behind my orcs and my blood elves were a little in front of them. It was time-consuming trying to get close enough positioning, but it worked well enough to do the dailies.

    While I got points here and there, I never skilled up very high just doing dailies. And so it went for however long I was actually playing my team during Cata.



    Then came MoP and the Order of the Cloud Serpent and Anglers dailies.

    They want me to catch fish? *shrug* I can catch fish.

    And people want to pay me 20g EACH for these Golden Carp?? LOL, sure thing, come to Mama. {Yeah, sometimes my server imbalance is awesome.}

    I have no idea how many times a day I was reported for botting as I stood 5-deep outside the Arboretum or Angler's Wharf, but I always drew a crowd. Even if I was off in some secluded corner somewhere, I seemed to attract gawkers like there was no tomorrow.

    After realizing exactly how much fishing I was going to be doing, I decided to put a little effort fixing the last of my issues - the height problem. I kept thinking "Man, if I could go back in time, I'd never have rolled a troll. Wouldn't it be awesome if my whole team could be orcs?" Yes, I love orcs. If I could have female Orc Paladins, I'd have a spontaneous orgasm be ever so happy.

    *cough* Yes, well... *cough*

    Maybe they can't be orcs, but they can all be Elves with Kalytha's Haunted Locket. I'm sure there's other ways to get a long duration, consistent and repeatable disguise, but *shrug* this was easy and I save bazillions of gold only having to buy mounts and stuff once {not to mention what I've made selling off extra pets}. So this was pocket change to me. I made far more than that off selling all my extra Golden Carp and other random fish at the start of the expansion than I spent anyway.



    Now I love fishing. It makes me giddy every time I stack up and play whack-a-mole with 5 bobbers. I love watching people watch me fish, especially when they try and cuss me out cross-faction or think they can "screw up my botting" by fishing in the same spot or flying/swimming in my bobbers. It makes my life so much easier when I can pop out for an half an hour and come back with enough fish for a couple weeks. I love when I can fish out a pool in 1 or 2 casts instead of dozens of recasts. It all just makes me unreasonably happy. Yes, I am this lame, lol.




    This article was originally published in blog: Khat Fishing started by Khatovar
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. Lyonheart's Avatar
      Lyonheart -
      Your attachment links do not work for me.. I would love to give this a shot.. sounds fun!
    1. Khatovar's Avatar
      Khatovar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lyonheart View Post
      Your attachment links do not work for me.. I would love to give this a shot.. sounds fun!
      Try the original blog or the main content link. One of the other mods reposted it as a main page article, so I don't know how all that works.
    1. Mooni's Avatar
      Mooni -
      Khat... Khat khat khat...
      Thank you for sharing this. It's something of a "Final boss" for our kind, isn't it? Few are even courageous to attempt it.
      I attempted it once, for 5 minutes, and I was SO full of hope that I'd be reaping all kinds of fish, but what i was lacking was the way to whack-a-mole so fast (and accurately). I even had an interact-with-mouseover set up, but I thought I'd go ahead and click all 5 at once after prepositioning them.
      I almost lost my coffee, laughing, countless times as you described this. Then I ran out of coffee so I poured some more and came back, just so I'd have something to spit all over the desk while laughing.
      Oh, and I feel the same way about Orc Paladins.
    1. luxlunae's Avatar
      luxlunae -
      Does using IWM mean that they won't do anything if the cursor isn't over their own bobber?

      Also the transformation from Blingtron can be used while fishing right?
    1. Khatovar's Avatar
      Khatovar -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mooni View Post
      I almost lost my coffee, laughing, countless times as you described this. Then I ran out of coffee so I poured some more and came back, just so I'd have something to spit all over the desk while laughing.
      Oh, and I feel the same way about Orc Paladins.
      Hahaha, I just about lost my coffee there too. Payback?

      Quote Originally Posted by luxlunae View Post
      Does using IWM mean that they won't do anything if the cursor isn't over their own bobber?

      Also the transformation from Blingtron can be used while fishing right?
      Exactly. It also means they won't click to move and go running off.

      Blingtron would work, but since he has a 4-hour cooldown and the costume is only a 1-hour duration, you'd be limited on use unless you have multiple engineers.
    1. luxlunae's Avatar
      luxlunae -
      5000 gold per toon seems like a lot! Poking around it seems like pygmy oil could be a very cheap solution as long as you spend some of that fishing time in northrend. (3 or 4 hits of pygmy oil turns anyone into a gnome, if I remember correctly).
    1. luxlunae's Avatar
      luxlunae -
      Personal celebration, I spent about two hours last night and this morning quad fishing with my level 28 gnome monks and now I have the old ironjaw achievement and my very own sea pony! Thanks khat for inspiring me to get back into the nitty gritty of IWM!
    1. Khatovar's Avatar
      Khatovar -
      Glad to hear it Luxlunae!
    1. Lyonheart's Avatar
      Lyonheart -
      Just wanted to let anyone that is Khat Fishing that you can get this item http://www.wowhead.com/item=85973/an...-fishing-charm on all you toons at the same time. I just got it on 4 of my monks at the same time.. YEA for Assist+IWT+mouse broadcasting! if you dont know about it, it gives you a chance to catch an extra fish, if you multiply that by how many ever toons your fishing with..well you get the point! Its worth having!
    1. luxlunae's Avatar
      luxlunae -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lyonheart View Post
      Just wanted to let anyone that is Khat Fishing that you can get this item http://www.wowhead.com/item=85973/an...-fishing-charm on all you toons at the same time. I just got it on 4 of my monks at the same time.. YEA for Assist+IWT+mouse broadcasting! if you dont know about it, it gives you a chance to catch an extra fish, if you multiply that by how many ever toons your fishing with..well you get the point! Its worth having!
      Only from pools though... its not like we're fishing from pools when we're fishing x5?
    1. Lyonheart's Avatar
      Lyonheart -
      Quote Originally Posted by luxlunae View Post
      Only from pools though... its not like we're fishing from pools when we're fishing x5?

      I do.. when I'm fishing for specific fish.. its super fast boxed.. you clear a pool in one round..and with this item you can end up getting two-5 extra fish ( between all your toons)!
    1. luxlunae's Avatar
      luxlunae -
      I just wouldn't think it would be worth it to fly between nodes just to clear them in one cast.
    1. Lyonheart's Avatar
      Lyonheart -
      Quote Originally Posted by luxlunae View Post
      I just wouldn't think it would be worth it to fly between nodes just to clear them in one cast.
      Its a higher chance for special loots ( crates..mounts..pets etc ) And if its not a special loot..its the fish your after.. if your not after specific fish, then fishing anywhere is fine. Also.. because with this item, you end up getting more fish.. even if its only 1 here..2 there..etc.. it adds up. Look at it this way, if its worth it to fish pools with one guy.. then would it be less so with 5? And it normally takes a few cast to clear one.. also some of your guys wont land in the pool.. but unless you have a hard time getting your guys stacked.. its not any less convenient than fishing pools with one guy ( IMO ). It keeps it from getting boring for me.

      With that said, the main reason I'm doing it is because my monks started with zero skill.. and you dont need skill level to fish out of pools.. so it made leveling up profitable.. and fishing out of open water produces a lot of useless fish and junk while leveling up. When they are maxed, ill keep track of what is better for me.. when i can catch the good fish out of open water.
    1. luxlunae's Avatar
      luxlunae -
      Ah, I levelled up doing the ironforge special fish and then darkmoon pet achievements. I don't really fish for money, though, just achievements/pets/etc. It would be neat to see a per hour profitability breakdown though, if you're keeping track!

      Dalaran sewer would be a good place to go next but I already have the rat and don't feel like levelling my fishing team anymore.
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