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12-03-2009 @ 3:45AM
The way I see it, it'll slightly depreciate the fish/food market, but not terribly so.See, the problem with fishing isn't whether or not you catch things. I've barely ever caught trash, because I've been smart enough to use lures and whatnot. No, the real problem is time. You MUST stay in one area/zone to fish up certain things, and this can take forever.Consider the Fish Feast. You can catch everything for it in Wintergrasp... but you risk getting ganked while doing it (you loose anything in both hands, possibly head if you use a fishing hat, and it can be moments between getting attacked and being dead). You can get the same mats elsewhere, but it's spread across something like three different zones, so you got a lot of travelling just to fish up the 40 of each fish you need.The question then becomes, "Who's gonna spend all that time doing crap like that?" The answer is, normally, "Not damn many." Most folks prefer actually doing dailies, raids, etc. to standing around with their pole in their hand for an hour or more (pun intended). Even Nat Pagle once noted in his famous old quest: "Now, I'm not saying you need to fish for 30 years or catch every fish in the sea to become a master fisherman. I reckon you just need to be determined - determined enough to sit on your duff for hours at a time, doin' nothin'."But... that means those of us who can be that determined (even me, on occasion) can in fact still profit from this. Even if someone had the gumption to level up fishing, they still may not want to carry around pole, hat (or other items with +Fishing on it), and a stack of lures when they could have three more bag slots for raid/PVP gear.I say, let 'em change the game. Won't change other players being too lazy to do things for themselves.That, my friends, is where profit lies: the path of least resistance.
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