[Fishing] 5.0.4 Fishing: Changes to which +fishing bonuses stack (affects fishing gear)

  1. Bregdark <Salty>, 1 year ago:

    It appears that with 5.0.4, some of the fishing bonuses no longer stack.

    In my brief testing:

    * The pole doesn't stack with the glove enchant
    * The boots don't stack with the hat

    I have the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat (+5), a +30 Bone Fishing Pole with +5 line, a pair of gloves with the Enchant Gloves - Angler glove enchant (+5), and Nat Pagle's Extreme Anglin' Boots (+5).

    Prior to 5.0.4, I could wear those together for +50.

    Now in 5.0.4, I only get +40.

    You can remove EITHER the boots or the hat and stay at +40.
    You can remove the gloves with the glove enchant and stay at +40.

  2. el <Nat Pagle's Love Child>, 1 year ago:

    I'd love to get to the bottom of this. During testing, I kept on hitting problems, but those problems were not consistent. I suspect there are (were) 2 issues:

    1. The total bonus displayed on the Professions User Interface may be incorrect, missing anything from one piece of gear to an entire active lure.

    2. The UI display is correct, but the actual effective skill used to determine junk is still incorrect. This second issue is clearly much harder to test than the first, since one is normally reliant on testing a very small difference in skill.

  3. Numbuh Two <Angler>, 1 year ago:

    I have the same issue as the OP, however I found that the Enchant Gloves - Fishing adds +2 to the skill shown in the professions tab. I don't have any way to test with the boots though. :(

  4. Bregdark <Salty>, 1 year ago:

    Further testing with those in my guild confirm what Numbuh Two posted, and it seems that the +5 glove enchant doesn't stack with the pole enchant (e.g., +5 eternium test line), rather than the bonus on the pole itself.

  5. EIlhan <Salty>, 1 year ago:

    I have a couple of observations on this problem.

    My fishing equipment is (Combined bonuses in parenthesis) the Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole (+30) with a +5 fishing line added (+35), the Weather-Beaten Fishing Hat (+40), Heavy Linen Gloves with +5 Fishing enchant (+45), and Boots of the Bay (+60). When equipping all of these, the Professions GUI only shows a +55 bonus, as people have already indicated.

    The important observation is that the bonus viewed on the Professions screen can't be correct. A few minutes ago I was raising fishing by fishing in open water in the Jade Forest, requiring 650 skill to avoid junk catches. Just after reaching 595 base skill, I caught a Withered Kelp. So with a base skill of 595 and added bonus of +55 (which of course totals 650) I should not have caught any junk, but I did.

    In other words, not only do the Fishing skill bonuses not add up correctly in the GUI display, but the displayed value seems to be HIGHER than it actually is.

    Anyone else experienced this?

    -Eilhan

  6. Barkeater <Angler>, 1 year ago:

    I am having similar problems. Somethings not right.

    Tool tip says 580 fishing + (200). So 780. I am open water inland fishing at Lake of Stars in Wastes and getting lots of grey items.

  7. el <Nat Pagle's Love Child>, 1 year ago:

    You will catch quite a lot of grey items in the Dread Wastes regardless of skill: Scoured Fishbones and Desecrated Carcass are regular catches, not caught due to lack of skill. Confusing, isn't it?

  8. Averiy <Angler>, 1 year ago:

    I'm not having any issues with my bonuses stacking. I don't have the +5 line, only the +2, if that makes any difference.

    Kaluak pole +30
    Fishing line +2
    Gloves +5
    Hat +5

    Adds up to +42, displays +42.

    Use lure built into hat, +75.

    Adds up to +117, displays +117.

  9. el <Nat Pagle's Love Child>, 1 year ago:

    Averiy - I think you've found the heart of the problem: You see, there is no +2 line bonus. That was caused by another bug from years ago, when all previously applied +5 bonuses were automatically converted to +2: The glove enchant spell got mixed up with the pole enchant spell around about the time the +5 glove enchant was added. I, and I assume others, got fed up waiting for this to be fixed and re-applied a fresh High Test Eternium Fishing Line to return the pole bonus to +5. But the mix-up does explain perfectly why you are not seeing the issue, because I suspect that as far as the game's code is concerned, you have a +2 glove enchant on your pole.

  10. Paploo <Angler>, 1 year ago:

    I am seeing this bug as well and will be submitting a bug report. I am current seeing a +50 and I should have +60.

    Arcanite Fishing Pole +40
    Line + 5
    Weather Beaten Hat + 5
    Nats Boots + 5
    Glove Enchant + 5
    Should = 60

  11. Basill <Salty Magocrat>, 1 year ago:

    Like Paploo

    Ive noticed this bug after a break in wow... I am now lower than the regular fisherman :(
    my hat, gloves does not stack up..... bug reported... but are they going to fix it!!! am only 50+ and not 60 as should be!!! is there a cap introduced ?

    on my secondary fisherman the <Salty Magocrat> He has +50 xtra on gear, same hat same glove enchant...... seems like 50 is a cap? even though swapping gear on main did not add the numbers.. seems random strange..

    Edit.. after testing all gear, its clearly a cap... all items with "old" enchants and + skill works as intended if placed on toon 1 item only, the hat, the gloves, the boots, the line.. all give the skill as intended but as soon as I go past +50 nothing works...either hat, line, boots, glove ! depends on which item I put on last!! makes you wonder what else is capped or "bugged"

  12. chiwa <Salty>, 1 year ago:

    The profession tab and fishing buddy both show me at +55 skill, 655 total, but I still catch junk in open water in Jade Forest.

  13. Basill <Salty Magocrat>, 1 year ago:

    After various mails forth and back, this is the best answer Blizzard gives me, please note they dont even mention El´s site.... (Pftttttt)

    Hail and Well Met, *bows*
    o()xxxx[{::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::> <::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::} ]xxxx()

    Thank you for contacting Blizzard Entertainment regarding this. I apologize for the wait, we are experiencing a larger than normal ticket volume.

    I myself and many other people have been a bit confused by this kind of thing. I double checked and everything does seem to be working but it looks like you may need to review what needs to be done here. Game Masters are not allowed to many details about game content but I have included some links to sites that I personally use when trying to overcome stuff like this.

    These fan sites are created by fans and used by players to discuss game progression hints in more details then a Game Master can trust me even Game Masters use these!
    Examples:
    http://www.wowhead.com/profiler (Amazing Quest tracking!)
    http://www.wowpedia.com
    http://www.wowwiki.com
    http://www.wowjuju.com (Great rep calculator!)

    Thank you for your time and patience here. I hope your adventures are half as epic as your loots *wink*

    Regards,
    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)¸.•*¨)
    Game Master Morcaengan
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´ ¸.•´
    Customer Services
    Blizzard Entertainment

    why he links juju and and wiki is beyond me!!
    but there we are no answer really ..... ;(

  14. el <Nat Pagle's Love Child>, 1 year ago:

    (Blizzard's corporate policy is to only link to "official fansites", of which there are only a handful, mostly those cited. It's a strange game. The situation is evolving, with some of Blizzard's more senior employees pushing the boundaries over the last year, most obviously here Zarhym's B-list of fansites, on which El's Anglin was entry #7.)

  15. Tikicarol <Angler>, 1 year ago:

    So what would be the best possible combination assuming everything would be counted up correctly?

  16. Druantis <Extremely Salty>, 10 months ago:

    Druantira on Stormrage. So El, after never having read this thread before, are you saying I should reapply a +5 line (sitting in my bank for any new expansion pole)? Is that really the only way to get me back to the professions tab giving me the correct total bonus again? I believe I have the top current gear:

    Nat's Hat
    Arcanite Fishing Pole with + 5 fishing line enchant
    Forager's Gloves with +5 fishing enchant
    Boots of the Bay
    Ancient Pandaren Fishing Charm
    Sharpened Tuskarr Spear
    Captain Rumsey's Lager

    To show off I also wear: Hook of the Master Angler, Angler's Tabard, Dread Pirate Ring.

    Total: 840 when spear is up, 825 when it isn't, but I should have 845 and 830 when spear isn't up (when added manually).

  17. noctusmirus <Angler>, 8 months ago:

    something from me playing around....

    http://tinypic.com/r/1z6zkw7/6
    <img src="http://i47.tinypic.com/1z6zkw7.jpg />

    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8415171482

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