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Probably a stupid question, but I just cant seem to find the answer for it anywhere.
What is the point in getting your fishing level so high over the cap? there are so many items in the game that give +50 +20 +5 etc. Fishing, and I just cant see why?
I understand that having the correct level fishing that corresponds with the area that you're in means you won't catch junk and you have a higher chance of catching the actual fish you're looking for. But it doesn't seem to increase the rate at which the fish "bite" or anything like that?
So is there random items you can catch only if you have over 600 fishing? or is it just there for people who dont have max fishing?
Thanks for your time.
Senthea - Barthilas
The best explanation that I have seen is that some think that catching the rares used for Nat Pagle reputation are caught more often when above 600 fishing level.
Oh okay, well thanks for the help mate.
I found this bit on
Wowpedia's Fishing page
The mechanics of fishing skill level were changed significantly in Patch 3.1. Prior to 3.1, each zone had a minimum skill requirement to be able to cast in that zone, and a cap where you achieved a 100% catch rate in that zone. In between there was a chance your fish could "get away"; you would catch nothing and receive no skill-up for that cast.
As of 3.1, there is no longer a minimum skill requirement to fish in any zone, and all casts will catch something and award a chance for a skill-up. However, if your skill level is too low for a zone, you will catch mostly vendor trash items. The skill level required to guarantee "no junk" catches is equivalent to the old "no get away" level.
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