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[Fishing] need help

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Chocolate Moose, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. how can i get my fishing up fast its at 50 :confused:
     
  2. I fished along the shores until about 65-70ish. After that, make yourself captain of your own boat and head to the server line west off the shores of Yew. Tell your tillerman slow forward and just cast out until you're around the 85-90 range, then leave the server line a bit (about 20-25 tiles out) and start casting in the deep waters until you reach grandmaster. That's what I did at least and obtained grandmaster last weekend!

    Beware though, there be water elementals on the surface and post 80 fishing you'll pull up sea serpents and deep sea serpents (the tougher of the two) quite often. Good luck!
     
  3. TimberWolf

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    I agree with everything except there is no need to leave the server line!
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  4. Reinzeld

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    One reason to leave the server line--much less traffic if you get a bit away. Last time I was out there, it was pretty blocked.
     
  5. Agree with TW but can see the traffic at the server lines as a good reason to move off.
     
  6. Samaira

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    I'm currently training fishing and I gotta say, its pretty slow. Well over an hour of working the coast around Bucs and only 1.6 in gains, averaging 20-30 valid casts between gains and my skill is only in the high 50s :(

    EDIT - and less than 500 total skill points on this toon :/
     
  7. Keep at it Smaira! A good idea is to change shores for a bit of different scenery and getting away from all those stinkin' pirates would do you good.
     
  8. So which is it? Is it better to move out from the server line 20-25 tiles after 90ish skill, or is the only benefit from moving out to avoid traffic?
     
  9. Reinzeld

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    No expert myself, but I really don't think it should matter one way or the other. You should (theoretically) get the same gains either way.

    Maybe being on the server line reduces the risk of water elementals/sea serpents bothering you? Doesn't make much sense to me, either, though--I always went slow forward while fishing, and none of the kept up, they'd fall in line and eventually get left behind--assuming I'd found a line that was unblocked by other boats.


    (Related note--how many boats are still out there? Used to be thick, but I can't imagine it being that crowded anymore....)
     
  10. Not many. Maybe 3 or 4 on Pacific that I've seen.

    I went for quite a long time (at least an hour) riding the server line at 90.7 skill, which is what I got after gaining 1.8 points from an Alacrity Scroll. I moved out about 15 tiles and suddenly started getting gains again.