There are 4 fish that change with time. 1 during day (health regen), night (mana regen), summer (spirit), and winter (agility). The time frame for squids has passed, so it’s now unobtainable and prices will only go up as supplies run out.
But is it worth the time investment even at cap (You still have to run around and wait for fishing line) vs. grinding monsters decently fast?
Im trying to weight the opportunity cost. If I can just grind monsters and then buy all the food buffs in the AH, I probably wouldnt level fishing. I guess that comes down to my server. If its empty in the AH, for sure I’ll level it.
It’s still definitely worth it. Stonescale eels always sell. Even lower tier buffs like greater sagefish sell for 4-5 gold a stack (on my server, after you cook them). You can make a loop from grom gol, up the river to nessingwary’s, and down the coast just fishing every pool you see, and you’ll catch 15-20 gold worth of fish (greater sagefish, firefin, and oily blackmouth), trunks, and the stam-boost rum. How fast you can make that loop depends on your mount and how PvP-happy STV is being that day.
I guess it all depends. Personally, I love it. I solo play, don’t raid and only occasionally run dungeons with random groups of people- I’m not even in a guild, lol. I’m anti-social in real life, and in-game. Anyway, I find the fishing to be relaxing, and it’s one of my favorite things to do in game. You can make decent gold (so long as somebody hasn’t hijacked the prices on the AH which they have on my server… I was making serious money selling nightfin soups and then people had to come in an undercut and now prices have been undercut to about 80% what they normally are, and it’s been like that for a couple weeks now, making fishing (at least for snappers) almost pointless.
But I do still enjoy sitting there, have something on TV in the background and I’m a happy camper for hours
With squids gone, fishing isn’t that valuable anymore. There will always be a demand for mana regen and stonescale; but everything else you catch is moot. My advice is to always fish at night because nightfin=money. This means fishing between 6pm and 6am server time.
I don’t know that it has no value, because it can, and does, especially for those folks who hate to fish, so long as jackasses don’t undercut the market. In retail I made the majority of my gold by fishing Darkmoon Daggermaw. It’s a special event fish, and comes around every month, but still sells (at least last I played; haven’t played BfA since Classic came out) at a decent price.
Unfortunately Classic doesn’t have DMF fishing though
I haven’t fished in almost a month(since winter squid) but I’ll be fishing tonight. I find in about an hour I can make 20gold fishing vs 40gold herbing. Fishing is cool afk money though. You can watch a movie or tab out and still earn decent gold.