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[Fishing] Why are we all going crazy for fishing 120?

Discussion in 'UO Fishing and Treasure Hunting' started by Lorddog, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Lorddog

    Lorddog Crazed Zealot
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    Why are we all going crazy for fishing 120 when there is no benefits or rewards with the small exception of making a trophy fish for the wall?

    perhaps they should have added a check to your fishing when you fish up a sos to enhance the value of the treasure brought up.

    Lorddog

    I know i cant stand it - i have to get my fishing up there too :(
     
  2. Bman

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    The biggest couple reasons I see...

    Be the first to say "I DID IT"

    Secondly there is a lot of money to be made it you are one of the first to make it... selling of the oh so rare mounted high level fish..

    Then there is always that possibility that you dont want to eat that 120 scroll and you decide to sell it... whats that baby going to be worth??
     
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    <---- Wants the title for beeing known as legendary fisherman.
    (That char has been a fisherman all of his life. It was my first skill ever to gm. I might not be the most busiest fisher, but i fish during all publishes, not caring too much of my ingame income. At least at the times, where my account wasnt inactive.)
     
  5. I guess I'm doing it so I can catch all the different types of fish. I'd also like to get the title of Legendary Fisherman; I don't think there will be very many around if the level of difficulty for maintaining powerscrolls is maintained.

    I don't think that fishing will be a great way to generate income. Now, I do know that you can probably make some money supplying fish to those training fishing (same as with other professions), but that doesn't require 120 fishing. Some of the rarest fish might prove to be valuable in fish pies, but I think the money in that is limited. And I don't think people will be too interested in buying big rare fish for deco with another fisherman's name on it. There's definitely some money to be made in selling fishing PS right now if you can get them.

    But really, if you think about it, most crafting/trade professions are not worth the cost & effort purely from a monetary standpoint. I don't think you'll make back the cost of ingots, leather or lumber spent in training smithing, carpentry, fletching or tailoring. Now, in conjunction with imbuing or if you use your skill to do BODs you can have a really good business, but I don't think anyone makes enough selling plain armor or bows to make up the cost of materials needed for training (and for those who say they get all their own materials, then the value they lost by using instead of selling the raw materials).

    So no, I don't think training fishing is about money; but many people who fish in RL blow tons with little hope for recouping as well. It's a hobby. I'd like to be able to catch rare fish, and get some nice trophies with my name on it. If 120 fishing helps with that (and I'm pretty sure a few of the fish will be available to 120 only), then that deco would be worth it to me. Worth nothing if I tried to sell it, but to show off in my own house I'd enjoy that more than something I went out and paid 50m for.
     
  6. Bman

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    Going to have to disagree with fishing not about making money..

    I currently have a shop set up that sells stacks of 10 fish (all varieties) as well as selling rare fish steaks, rare fish, the fish pies, mounted fish, and Lava Poles and Traps. That vendor has made a little over 18 mill when I checked him last night.

    I also believe the 105 Power scrolls will sell for quite a bit here in the beginning, but not long term. I would imagine that eventually EA will get soo many complaints about the difficulty in getting scrolls that they will increase the drop rate and the market will be ruined once again...
     
  7. G.v.P

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    Time for me to sell all my fish ;P
     
  8. Uvtha

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    I just want to be able to catch all the fish. I don't care if its 110 or 120.
     
  9. Snow78

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    ive sold a few 105s already and each time it sold quickly @ 20 Mill a pop! and thats on GL.