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[Fishing] Gains are horrible

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by DreadLord Lestat, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. DreadLord Lestat

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    Wow is all that I can say. It took me 2-3 days to gm 2 years ago and that was maybe 9-10 total hours. On my new fisherman I have been fishing for more that 20 hours and am only at 83. Am I bugged or did they totally mess with fishing gains when they introduced High Seas?
     
  2. Kas Althume

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    Is this fisher on siege or a different server? Just asking since i saw you posting there.
     
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    If not on Siege:
    Fishing was always slow gaining. Only that we fishers are more patiently than the tamers. :D (Let aside the time of 8*8 when fishing was easy to gain.)
    Besides that is 80+ fishing now a fine point to learn the way of a fisherman. With High Seas (or maybe even with SA) some old restrictions fell. At your lvl you now can get sea serpents with mibs. You could fish up treasure, if you have some mibs from t-chests. If you later plan to do fishmonger quests, you should start to build up a decent stock of deepwater fish and crabs/lobsters. If you want to speed up gains a little, you could go for crab fishing (high seas necessary). I can set out about 30 traps in 1 Minute. (And need maybe another minute to pick them up afterwards and empty them.) The gains might not be better than fishing with a pole, but you bypass the timer of the fishing pole that way, getting more chances to gain in the same amount of time. You only have to remember, that you need to fish in deep water for gains and the same counts for fishing with traps.
     
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    Use the Ball of Knowledge and always stay at the Optimal level. This can be obtained from a quest in Ter Mur.
     
  5. DreadLord Lestat

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    I have this and have read where some people say you gain higher by fishing in the optimal areas and some say that you gain more in the areas where it says challenging.

    I play on both Siege and Chesapeake but this character is on Chessy. I have not started one on Siege yet.
     
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    between fishing and crabing i never had a problem gaining ....now getting the scrolls i needed was another story
     
  7. DreadLord Lestat

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    Its not that I am not getting gains, its just that it has slowed WAYYYY down from a couple of years ago when I GM'd fishing on another character.
     
  8. Basara

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    Are you sure it was only 2 years ago?

    Back before they removed 8x8, fishing was one of the fastest skills (get your ship into a clear cross-planet ocean line, and cast as you sailed).
     
  9. DreadLord Lestat

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    It was January of 2010 when I GM'd my old fisherman. :(