Today i was fishing in wg during a battle trying to complete the terrorfish daily when a pvper sent out a message saying myself and all the other fishers needed to stop because of the numbers throwing off the tenacity buff. This got me curious, what is your approach or view of fishing during battles?
[Fishing] Fishing during wg battles
Hah! That's hilarious. I've grown quite fond of the WG fishing daily, actually, because it lets me see my faction whine like little girls on the general chat. Reminds me of why I don't do BGs anymore.
I do not do pvp, so I tend to not listen to the chat channel. As to the fact that people were whining about you fishing during the battle, who cares. Do what you want to do.
I don't fish during battles, but it's mainly to avoid the pvpers :)
The only time I fish during battles is when I am trying to do the daily with my two lvl 70 toons. Since I can't fly in Northrend with them yet, I use the WG portal that pops up before battles to go there with them.
So far I've only been ganked once, and I've done that particular daily about a dozen times or so (four characters, with it showing up three times).
I'm not a pvper either, but I don't want to screw with people who do pvp (any more than I'd want them to screw with my fishing)
I personally think its extremely RUDE to fish during a battle. It's really not that hard to help out, then fish after the battle has been completed.
Even without helping out, if your faction is outnumbered 2:1 by the opposing faction for the purpose of the battle, but you have that many more people fishing, then your faction has a big disadvantage.
If you're in the zone but not fighting during the battle, then your side is at a disadvantage.
Basically, the way the tenacity buff works is, based on the percentage more of the opposing faction, the greater the tenacity buff on the underpopulated faction. This supposedly balances the two sides, so if you have a 70% tenacity buff, that means there are 70% more of the other faction.
On the opposite side of the coin, if the two sides are EVEN as far as numbers are concerned, but your side has 20 fishermen there, then the opposing faction will have a tenacity buff when one is not really needed.
So in short, yes, it does imbalance the battle in favor of the opposing faction.
If you aren't into pvp, that's all fine and good. The battles don't last long, and there is a 2 and a half hour break between them. Try to fish between battles if you can.
As an avid fisherman AND someone who does WG at LEAST once a day (and is active otherwise in pvp as well), I can see both sides of the arguement. That being said, just play nice with your faction...
Even as a fisherman myself, I've been known to jump on bobbers of fishermen who didn't heed the call of WG and "either fight or GTFO til the battle is over".
Ideally, Blizzard will patch this in a future iteration so that the tenacity buff only interacts with players who have entered combat at least once during the battle. Likewise, it would be swell if fishers who were in the zone during the battle did NOT receive a Mark unless they had entered combat at least once.
Its always amusing to see the veteran pvp views on the act of fishing in the midst of a losing battle.
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