It’s time to discuss fishing.
First, the good stuff:
1.) It’s got layers again, and that’s fantastic. There are lunker rares, highland pools, net fishing, and ice fishing with special fish that are needed for feast recipes and offer other interesting rewards in the form of pigment and rousing decay.
2.) The fish is integral to cooking again, and there’s practically no way around it for endgame buff food.
3.) The Tuskaar are back, and that’s pretty much amazeballs.
4.) We got a new fishing boat toy to join the Angler’s Raft and that surf board toy (even though the dinghy is broken and remains broken even after many bug reports), which is HUGE.
I am absolutely delighted with all of these things (except for the broken speed on the dinghy…they should really fix that).
Now, the stuff that makes NO sense:
A.) Fishing is the only profession that has no accessory slot.
B.) Our fishing “accessory” hat is an equipped item rather than a passive bonus that shows up when we’re fishing and disappears when we stop…like every other profession’s new gear.
C.) Putting the fishing pole into the profession tab instead of keeping it as an equipped item broke double-cast fishing keybind addons, so fishing must be keybound from the action bar (my action bars are full, Blizz, and I’ve been double right-click casting since 2006. You broke my game).
D.) The fishing hat is not available for transmog. Dude. We have to equip it. You didn’t see fit to make it an accessory. So why on Azeroth can’t we mog it at the very least?
I’m learning to cope with the broken fishing. I absolutely LOATHE clicking my cast ability, but I have not yet figured out a decent keybind for it that works.
Thank you for listening to my WoW DF Fishing Ted Talk, and please share with me below how you have your cast keybound. Also, please share any thoughts, complaints, concerns, or decided opinions about fishing in DF below.
WAIT!!! EDITED TO ADD:
OMG, the worst–the absolute WORST. We have to open the utterly and absurdly massive profession frame to apply a lure to the pole in the tool slot, AND THERE IS NO BUFF TIMER visible anywhere on the screen.
You have GOT to be kidding me.
FIX THE LURES! They need to automatically add themselves to the fishing pole as they always have (since Wrath, y’all), and there MUST be a visible buff timer like there has always been on the buff bar.
Oh…and don’t think we didn’t notice the nerf to the lures. We did. We see you.
In seriousness, the lack of a lure buff timer is vexing in the extreme. Please. I beg. Fix that for us, and a blue post explaining what the rationale was for breaking double-click casting and the lures would be very much appreciated.