You hate WoW Fishing?
I hate WoW Fishing!
You love WoW Fish Feasts!
I love WoW Fish Feasts!
So, JUST FISH FFS!
There… I said it.
Oh, here’s a surprise, I have more to say…
I remember back when I was looking up the Seafood Magnifique Feast recipe, I thought to myself
Not much different from a Fish feast… I made tons of those. Not really for my use of course, rather for anyone in BGs or Raid groups I was in.
I fished, therefore I fed.
So… where do I need to buy the recipe from...
Holy Taurenpats Gnomeman!
But I thought to myself… that wont take all that long, I mean, I’m a part of a guild now right…
At the time we had caught 2,000 fish towards the 10,000
Meh, only 8,000 fish I thought… how long can that take, especially as we are currently raiding on the trailer trash of raid feasts.
Just the other day I looked…
We were 3,400 fish shy of the achievement…
I made that 3,200 fish shy of the achievement.
Then I made a post in our guild forums… now I am making a post here.
And no, before you start wondering, this isn’t a bitch against my guild.. they are a lovely bunch of people who would rather play the game than fish… they would rather drag their fingernails across a black board… some of them would prefer to pursue Archeology… mmmm whatever…
No really, this isn’t about the guild, it is more about those long drawn out achievements that people just don’t bother with.
I promised you yesterday I wouldn’t bore you with tales from long ago when I hunted down my Loremaster achievement, and I promise I wont do it again today. What I will do, is tell you the secret of my success.
nearly, just a little bit more…
DO A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME AND IT WONT SEEM SO BIG!
Whoops, sorry about the volume control… ;-)
Anyway, this is more or less what I said in my guild forum. (No for the last time, this is not a bitch against my guild.. I can’t bitch about them, they even accept Locks with class-identity crises, not to mention Gnomes that well are completely bloody awesome).
Seafood Magnifique Feast in 7 days?
I was doing a patch of fishing today and we only need another 3200 fish from pools.
I know this sounds a lot, especially to the fishing phobic, but it really isn’t that much.
- 1 person catching 10 per day would take 320 days
- 10 people catching 10 per day would take 32 days – a month
- 10 people catching 20 per day would take 16 days – a fortnight
- 20 people catching 20 per day would take 8 days – a week.
Any combination of the 20×20 would get us there and there is a good chance that if someone has caught 20, they would catch a few more.
I know people hate fishing, but think of it like this…
Everyone in the guild wants the better buff food, but…
Only level 525 fishermen are going to be able to catch the fish actually required for the feasts once we have the recipe.
So at this point it is incumbent on those that will catch the fish, to complete the achievement, to catch the fish to make the feasts, to feed not themselves, but everyone else.
I know we can’t wait for our Herber/Alchemist to finish the flask achievement, but this is something that is limited to the Herbers/Alchemists of the guild.
Fishing is for noobs
But not with fishing, anyone can do it… anyone.
All you need is level 1 fishing, a fishing pole costing silver and a fishing pool.
Queuing for a random… that 30 minute queue will catch you at least 20 fish!
Maybe have a guild fishing event.
1 hour of fishing, person with the most pool-caught stuff gets a date with the Guildmaster…
So yeah.. if your guild isn’t getting that feast fast enough, then maybe encourage a bit of nude fishing…. err noob fishing.
Maybe make it a requirement for raiding… hand over 40 fish or no raid invite.
Hand over 1,000 fish and get a free autographed Gnomeaggedon T-Shirt (No these don’t exist… that would just be vain… so someone please make one and send it to me ok?)
Gnomer and Out!
PS: FUSH = Fish, well if you are from New Zealand anyway, which contrary to Jong’s insistence, I am not, but I just felt like writing fush… ok?
PPS: I think every existing guild member would support a complete stranger who joined the guild, organized a fishing competition, won the event and took the guild master on a date… mind you we would want some embarrassing photos in return ;-)
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