I spend a lot time with my lowbie characters fishing Mirkfallon Lake for trunks in which I hope to find Weather Beaten Journals. A trick I used to use (see "I know a fishing secret" post) allowed me to loot a trunk and if a Weather Beaten Journal was inside, the journal would remain in the trunk and I could sell the trunk + journal for a pretty good price.
Well... I think something has changed in the last week or so.
I sent my lvl 20 character fishing Mirkfallon last night and got a journal from the first trunk I fished. So I 'learned' the Find Fish 'spell' which would then allow my little trick to work.
I fished 12 trunks but no journal. OK, bad luck, I suppose.
So tonight, I spent about 1 hour 40 minutes and fished 16 trunks. No journal. If the odds are 25% that a trunk has the journal, then the chance that 28 trunks would not have one is infinitesimally small. Even if the chance was 10%, the odds would still be way less than 1% that I wouldn't find a journal.
This has all happened in the last few days so either:
1) I am INCREDIBLY unlucky
2) Blizz patched or hot-fixed this little loop-hole :(
3) Or remotely, a lvl 20 has less of a chance than a lvl 30 (which I usually am when I fish Mirkfallon); but I don't think this is it.
Any other ideas? Or confirmation of loophole fix?
Here is a screen pic of tonight's adventure:
Dang! This really ticks me off!