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Phat Loot Phriday: Darkmoon Special Reserve


Yes, there's lots of things to do in Azeroth, and fortunately, getting drunk is one of them. Our expansion finally shows up next week, so before then, let's have another round on the best tasting stuff you can find.

Name: Darkmoon Special Reserve
Type: Beverage
Damage / Speed: Messes you up but quick
Abilities:
  • "An extremely potent alcoholic beverage."
  • Yup, this is the hard stuff. When you want to get virtually drunk, settle for nothing less. It's the official beverage of fishing superstar Nat Pagle!
  • You know how when you get a few in you, it feels like you can take on the world? This beverage is no different-- after consuming it, not only do you get the normal blurry vision (seen above), but mobs will actually look lower in level to you. Get smashed on this stuff, and a level 50 mob will actually look level 45 or 46. Careful though-- this stuff packs a heck of a hangover. Too bad you can't find a chocolate milkshake anywhere in the game (trust me, that's the best hangover cure ever).
How to Get It: As the name implies, you can get it at the Darkmoon Faire-- the beverage vendor there sells it cheap. The Faire shows up either outside Thunder Bluff or Stormwind, depending on where it happens to be at a certain time. But the vendor will sell it to you anytime, no matter what faction you are, as long as you make your way over there.

But the other, better way to get it is to stop by the most legendary fishing spot in all of Azeroth. Nat Pagle, fisherman extraordinaire (named after Blue's Pat Nagle), has a nice little fishing spot hidden in none other than Zul'Gurub. At the camp (where you also summon Gahz'ranka). There's a few boxes there, and you can stock up on the Special Reserve to your heart's content. Pagle fished in style, baby!

Getting Rid of It: Drink the stuff-- it does a body good. If, for some reason, you've decided to cut down on the consumption, a vendor will buy it back for 12 copper. Cheers! Here's to the Burning Crusade! See you in Outland!

Filed under: Items, Tips, How-tos, Quests, Features, Humor, Raiding, Phat Loot Phriday

Phat Loot Phriday: Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000


Want yet another reason to be Horde (you know, besides that the people are nicer, the characters look cooler, and you can be a Shaman-- at least until January)? Try this pole on for size.

Name: Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000
Type: Rare Fishing Pole
Damage / Speed: 93 - 140, 3.00 (38.8 DPS)
Abilites:
  • Requires Fishing 100 skill
  • Equip: Increased Fishing +25
  • That's right, not only is this the rod to fish with, but it's not too shabby for a two-hander, either. Of course, by level 50 there's lots better weapons out there, but there's a certain charm to beating someone in the BGs to death with a fishing pole
  • Oh yes, and it's a "Limited Edition"-- check below to see why
How to Get It: Bad news, Alliance, this thing comes from a quest, and currently it is Horde only. Starting at level 44, you can get "Snapjaws, Mon!" from Katoom the Angler at Revantusk Villiage in the Hinterlands. Just kill 15 49-50 level turtles in the area and the Extreme Angler is yours, along with +25 fishing skill whenever you want it.

If you're Alliance, you can always go for the Big Iron Fishing Pole (found in shellfish traps off the coast of Desolace), but the bonus on that is 5 less than the EA FC-5000, so no matter what you do, you can't match the Horde for fishing skill. Of course, with the expansion, that might change-- all skills are getting a boost, and there's no telling what extras Blizz will have in store for profession skill. But until January, this is the rod to have when you're angling.

Auction Price: BOP from the quest, of course. Doesn't disenchant at all, so the best thing to do is keep it (I've still got all of mine sitting in the bank). You never know when you might catch the fishin' bug.

Update: I thought I was missing something. Trusty commenter zerostars (Thanks, Z!) informs me that both Alliance and Horde can get an even better pole from the Fishing Tournament, starting every week at 2pm on Sunday in Booty Bay. That pole (the Arcanite Fishing Pole) adds +35 fishing, but then again, it requires 300 fishing to use. So until you max out fishing skill, advantage: Horde.

Filed under: Horde, Fishing, Items, Odds and ends, Features, Phat Loot Phriday

Reasons for fishing

Nightshift from Lightbringer has a great question over on the forums (forums back up ftw). He asks, "HOW I MINE FOR FISH?" No, just kidding, he asks: Why fish?

I've always been puzzled by this too. First Aid is really the only secondary skill I've ever bothered to level up (because it's necessary for almost any class). Cooking and Fishing have never held interest for me. I tried both of them out-- on my hunter and warrior especially I thought they would come in handy. But the time (fishing) and cost (cooking ingredients) involved in both never seemed to compare to what I got out of them.

Players in the thread claim you can get a lot out of fishing: special food, alchemy ingredients and recipes, and a chance at treasure that you can't get otherwise. But for the time commitment or cost, I've always found it's easier and cheaper to just pull what I need out of the AH. Fishing reminds me of crafting in Dark Age of Camelot-- if you ever played that game, you'll remember that higher level item crafting took longer and longer casting times (until, at high levels, it took like five minutes of meter watching to make one item). Both cooking and fishing seem like neat gimmicks, but in terms of gameplay, I've never really found them necessary or even interesting.

I do have a Nat Pagle's Extreme Angler FC-5000 sitting in my Shaman's bank, however. Is there a good reason I should get it out and start angling? And if so, is there any way to make fishing more interesting?

Filed under: Fishing, Cooking, Items, Analysis / Opinion, Economy

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