I was fishing for the Darkwood Pole today, and reading the page on it, I came across this post by Stormbear about pre-Cataclysm bucket lists, and it tweaked my concerns about the Cataclysm changes.
This pole is on my pre-cata bucket list. I already have the Mastercraft Kalu'ak Fishing Pole, Bone Fishing Pole and the Jeweled Fishing Pole, I just want to make sure I have all of the poles available in the old game before that angry death wingy thing ruins our day.
So far, the changes are speculative: from drastic zone and level changes to migrating fish-loot tables to more appropriate zones. I hope it's the latter, but I fear the former.
If fish and loot starts disappearing with the Cataclysm changes, what are the items that you still haven't caught but want to?
On my bucket list, and ripe for extinction are:
- Mechbuilder's Overalls, the rarer, brown "hip-waders." With Gnomeregan changing during pre-Cataclysm, these pants may not be available if the original instance disappears.
- The Steelscale Crushfish, is definitely my white-whale. I've been trying for this one since BC and it's always eluded me. Will the flooding of Menethil Harbour kill any chance of fishing it up there?
- And more of a dream than an attainable goal, I've always wanted to see Maws, the giant shark that was part of the ridiculously long Ahn'Quiraj opening quest. Once Azshara is changed, that line will be gone forever.
What is on your bucket lists, fishers?