One of my favorite things in World of Warcraft is fishing, which may be strange because most people hate it, but I have always enjoyed it nonetheless! I have the Salty Title, so I know my way around a fishing pole, in game anyway (I’ve never gone fishing IRL, lol). So when Cataclysm launches and everyone is off starting the new quests, rolling Worgen and Goblins and exploring, I will be fishing in Stormwind!
I have always dreamed of (yes, I have actually had dreams about it) getting a Realm First achievement! There will be one for reaching the 525 skill in fishing first, and you will get the title “Illustrious Angler”, which will make my “Salty” title look like “Explorer”! It would be SO awesome to have a title that no one else on the server has, and for that reason my focus as soon as Cataclysm is loaded onto my computer, is fishing!
There was talk of major changes to fishing in Cataclysm, but the only change I have seen is that you now get a point for every day you complete one of the new Stormwind/Orgimmar Fishing Dailies. There are 5 new dailies for Horde and Alliance.
A Staggering Effort
A Golden Opportunity
No Dumping Allowed
A Furious Catch
None of these send you out of Elwyn Forest/Durotar (which is so wonderful!). You get a Bag of Shiny Things (much like the bags rewarded for BC and WotLK fishing dailies) and 9g40s for each quest. There is also the achievement “Fish or Cut Bait” for completing each of them at least once.
I am estimating it will only take me about 2 hours to reach 525 fishing when I get Cataclysm installed. Each skill point takes exactly 8 casts and was averaging to take about 90 seconds. To get the 75 skill points, it will take me 600 casts or 1.875 hours. My biggest concern is just how quick it is going to be over! If the line-up in my city is way longer on release night than someone else’s on my server, or if someone from my server works at a game store and gets their copy early, I will be out of luck if they go after the realm first! Hopefully I can get it, or at least be close! If I log on and someone already has it, that would be really sad, lol.
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