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    New Speculation Play: Glass Fishing Bobbers

    I'm not sure how many of you are into fishing, but the was added in Cataclysm from the new Fishing daily quests. However, the item is bugged, so you cannot RClick/use the item.

    My understanding is this has yet to be fixed. My server/faction only has 2 up for >130g each currently, but recent sales history says one went for as cheap as 25g. My guess is you can probably get these for even cheaper with some light Trade spam or just setting up a Snatch for it.

    This item *will* get fixed in the future, so there is a decent flipping opportunity here (or a chance to get an alt higher fishing for cheap).

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    What is the item suppose to do? A temporary buff or permanent enchant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahdude View Post
    What is the item suppose to do? A temporary buff or permanent enchant?
    That would actually be nice to know. If it's only a buff, then I would consider it a piece of junk. However if it does give a permanent enchant, then it'd probably net you some extra gold if you can get them right now for a cheap price.

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    Wowhead comments are all over the place (as always). I noticed this in the bags of my LW this morning and thought it would be worth at least pointing out to people.

    Current argument is lure ("why would they add yet another lure?"), pole enchant (likely, as there are similar enchants from Shat/Dal fishing dailies), permanent skillup

    I'm leaning toward pole enchant, which could net some profit if you get them low. My guess is people are vendoring them on reflex right now, so you could probably offer slightly above vendor and get a few hits.

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    I love love love fishing. I find it very relaxing. I really enjoy the new pool based fishing that blizz is pushing for cata. Ok but I think I am in the major minority of players. Almost everyone I talk to hates fishing with a passion. It doesn't matter that they can level from 1 -525 in a capital city. It doesn't matter that they only need level 1 fishing to fish pools. I don't think this is a new trend either. I know my 25 man raiding guild only had 1 - 3 people in the raid that could fish up lurker in SSC. With the introduction of archeology I think fishing has gotten even less popular ("what fishing is like archeology but no epics").

    I like to play best case worse case a lot with things I do.

    Best Case: Glass bobbers award 15 permanent skills in fishing.
    Worse Case: Glass bobbers work like a lure

    It will be interesting what these turn out to do. But I think it fairly safe to call fishing the least favorite 2ndary profession

    edit: spelling errors
    Last edited by Schwarz; March 9th, 2011 at 05:58 PM.

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    The worse case is that the item continues to do nothing. It's still broken on the current PTR build, so clearly nobody is in a hurry to fix it. Whatever it is supposed to do:

    * +15 pole enchant is highly unlikely, given that the current best +5 line often requires the angler to grind away at the STV contest for weeks.
    * +15 lure would be pointless given that much better lures are sold by vendors.
    * +15 permanently to fishing skill is possible, but would be the first time this has been possible, so an exceptionally strange thing not to bother testing.

    In the meantime I'm getting quite annoyed with people spamming trade chat by proclaiming the item "adds+15 permanently", when it currently does not. And seeing this thing listed for 1000g is a farce. Anyone WTB Tulips?

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    On the latest PTR, this becomes a simple +15 * lure* - http://www.elsprofessions.com/news/4...ng-bobber.html - value approximately zero.

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    So it's Cata's Glow Worm.


 

 

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