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5-04-2011 @ 11:34AM
? for the queue:Will Bizz ever make the fishing hat, the journal and the poles boa? I have a level 82 druid.. who's maxxed in all her skills and yet she's never got either pole. On the other hand I have a lvl 62 pally and a 63 hunter who now have both poles. I know it's supposed to be random but sheesh. By making the fishing daily items boa.. they could be swapped between chars on the same account. It would, however, still require a fishing skill of 300 to use the poles, therefore it would not impact the game.
5-04-2011 @ 12:05PM
Unlikely. The poles are nice but not necessary. There are other poles which do not bind which are almost as high on their bonuses. There are also poles which are obtainable from an easy quest. Why bother making the +30 poles BOA when with 10 minutes of work you can get a +20 pole for free? Heck, you can FISH UP a +20 pole.The journal drops fairly often. There are multiple sources for it. Outland dailies, Northrend dailies, even fishing in wreckage in the old world will sometimes bring one up. And if you get it in a crate, you can mail the crate to another character.They make items BOA when they are one-time items (such as the Collector's Edition pets, or annniversary pets) or items meant to be shared around an account (like Heirlooms.)Something like a fishing pole, which is readily available, and especially ones considered rewards from a daily bag, are unlikely to be made BOA. And especially something like the journal, which has so many sources it's ridiculous.
5-04-2011 @ 12:21PM
Because you now get a guaranteed non-trash catch from all fishing pools, the poles/hats/other fishing gear are more or less obsolete. Yes, useful if you need to do some open-water fishing, but they just don't make much of a difference anymore.
5-04-2011 @ 1:33PM
Yeah. Maybe I am just lucky but I got both poles on one toon and the journal well before he got to 100 just by doing the one fishing daily a day. You can get a pole from a kid in Lower City that isn't bad. The quest requires gathering (killing and looting) some nearby fish. Shouldn't take long @82. I would make sure you do all 3 fishing dailies (SW/ORG Outland and Northrend) to increase your chances. Or you could go to work for the Kalu'ak and get exalted and get the one they have. That one offers waterbreathing as well ;)
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