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The Queue: Fishing

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

I like this question about fishing because I get to put my designer hat on -- and because I think fishing has become sort of a lost art in WoW these days. It used to be pretty cool to have max fishing (at least I thought it was); these days, it doesn't matter much, and that's too bad.

Gorelord asked:

Will there be more incentive provided to do fishing dailies in MoP? I sure hope so...

I hope so too. I think Blizzard could incentivize the fishing dailies for MoP in a few ways.
  1. Make it level-appropriate. Many people in the comments noted that level-appropriate dailies would let there be level-appropriate rewards. Right now, the Cataclysm dailies can't provide you with the option to get something worth 100g because it'd disrupt the lower game too much (since low-level toons can do them). If this were changed, Blizzard could start making current-era cooking and fishing dailies provide meaningful things, like 100g for repairs.
  2. Make rare drops possible. Rare drops from the areas we have to fish in and the bags of fishing goodies could be increased many-fold. Rewards could even include things like pets and mounts, in the similar way that the bag from the Dungeon Finder does. Of course, these items would have to be scaled down, and I'm not suggesting a 12,000g pet be included in it -- but still, rare rewards and drops could be added.
  3. Provide more token sinks. The Chef's Hat in Dalaran is a good token sink and a good incentive to keep doing the dailies for a long time. In Cataclysm, there's really nothing like that, so there's little incentive to do them beyond a certain point. Fishing could provide a similar system of tokens, perhaps granting token-based rewards like fishing rods, a bicycle, and fishing dex ...

Daeriel asked:

Is it possible using the WoW API to find out if your faction controls BH without having to log in to the game?

No.

Coville asked:

Ok, today is March 1st.. Where is the MoP updates? At least throw us a bone and give us a D3 launch date to count down until.

The press tour is March 13 through 15. I don't know what the embargo is on the information, but I wouldn't expect immediate updates on it. Probably a few days after that.

Evox asked:

With the Blue mention of possible new class/race combos, which ones are realistically possible and which ones should I definitely not hold my breath for? (...Tauren Rogues *crosses fingers*)

I wouldn't hold your breath at all for any new combos. Blizzard was essentially saying "not right now."

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