Skip to Content
3-25-2010 @ 9:11PM
I admit, the fishing contest is something that continues to give me incredible grief each week. It's really a hope killer. I've completed almost all the other fishing achievements, but have started slacking with the remaining ones because I know completing the meta is so near impossible. It's a shame, since I generally love fishing for how relaxing it is.For context, I play on a PvP server with a large faction imbalance: about 3 Horde for every 1 Alliance. Every Sunday, there is a large (30-40) group of Horde who go to STV for the sole purpose of griefing Alliance fishermen. None of these Horde care about fishing, they just care about ruining fishing for other people. Even with Alliance members who try to help it's virtually impossible to compete. The Northrend contest has helped, I admit. I don't get killed at all since everyone is so spread out. But Northrend's "contest" is a lot more like a lottery, so I just try and hope. Anyway, perhaps this will just attract "go normal realm or stfu" comments, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. Good luck to all anglers out there trying to win!
3-25-2010 @ 10:49PM
I feel for you. If you have some amount of skill and a few friends the contest isn't too hard to win within a few weeks but I would never wanna try it on a pvp server.
3-26-2010 @ 6:15AM
I completely understand how hard that must be to complete on a pvp server. It is terrible enough without having people gank you all day long.On the other hand, you're on a pvp server. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that horde are going to have a field day slaughtering a bunch of alliance dressed in funny hats wielding sticks.
3-26-2010 @ 9:03AM
I play on a pvp server and it took about 10 attempts to get this achievment. The time I won it I had 4 guidies running around harassing horde and guarding me. Now that the frustration of the event is over I consider it one of the most fun times I've had in the game. I nearly won it a couple of times on my own as well but was beaten by seconds. I still want to win the northrend one as well for that xp ring.
3-26-2010 @ 9:08AM
For clarification, it's not the pvp in and of itself that is an issue for me, but the faction imbalance on my server. I enjoy a good bit of world pvp, but on a server with such a large imbalance you end up spending way too much time fighting on corpse running to be a competitive fisherman. We weekly organize an Alliance counter-raid to fight back, but with our fewer numbers and the overall size of STV our effectiveness is limited. It really only takes one or two corpse runs to effectively destroy your chances of winning.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.