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3-25-2010 @ 10:32PM
I won the Stranglethorn fishing competition on my first time. Things I recommend:1. Be 80. No sense aggroing the whole zone.2. Set your hearth to Booty Bay. This removes the need to run back. Yay.3. Have water walking pots/Path of Frost or anything else that allows you to mount on water (sorry if I missed Water Walking, I can't remember if it does)4. Wear some PvP gear if you're on a PvP server. I killed one Alliance dude a couple of times on my epic fishing journey, and with this I stole all the pools he was at.5. Don't panic. It will get stressful at the last 5-10 fish, but just focus.6. If you see someone else who you can't kill at a pool, it may be better to move on instead of trying to steal from their pool.
3-25-2010 @ 10:52PM
Just adding: Bring friends if you can. It's helpful if you have a few friends to scout schools for you and to pretend to fish in them. If they would like to win the contest in future weeks you can help out :)
3-26-2010 @ 12:32AM
Also: keybind your Cast skill, so you can cast quickly. Bind it to something close to Shift so you can shift-loot the fish.And don't bother fishing a pool that's already being fished. Travel time is your biggest time-waster. So if you find pristine pools, you'll need fewer of them, and so spend less time traveling. Myself, I'm cursing RNG for The One That Didn't Get Away. I've probably fished up 1,000 Fangtooth Herring, and no Dark Herring. The kicker is that I already have the 15-pound Mud Snapper, but I fished it up back in BC so it doesn't count for the achievement. :(
3-26-2010 @ 12:34AM
Oh - and know what reward you want when you win. I lost my first tourney when I couldn't click the fishing pole reward fast enough. That hurt!
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