Prior to the "hotfix" today, I was open water fishing for around 20 minutes and I pulled the regular amount of volatile waters that I normally do. After closing the game and reloading it, I've been open water fishing for around an hour and I haven't snagged one volatile water. Is anyone else having this issue or did they remove volatile water from the loot table of open water fishing?
[Fishing] Volatile Water Drop Rate
On a side note, I have fished up 11 x Azshara's Veil during this fishing session.
Azshara's Veil from coastal open water? I've seen plenty in pools, but not checked open water yet.
I had a hunch the volume of Volatile Water in some of the inland pools had increased, but after fishing more I concluded I'd just been lucky. Unfortunately this is the problem with random lowish catch rates: They take of a lot of data to prove a change.
I just came here looking to figure out why I just caught Azshara's Veil x2 in Uldum in a Fathom Eel pool...first cast today...is this new then?
Coastal pools in Cataclysm zones now have ~5% chance of containing Azshara's Veil. It's mentioned on the front page news.
I would like to clarify that I was fishing in Open Coastal Water in Uldum. I fished for 2 hours and I caught 1 x Volatile Water and 17 x Azshara's Veil(Besides the normal fish). I saw the news related to pools, but this isn't a pool issue.
I've been fishing a fair amount today as well without any Volatiles dropping. I'm not sure if it's a bug or just an undisclosed hotfix. I am an unhappy fisherman, all the same :( .
Well, the coastal open water catch rate for Volatile Water has decreased due to the addition of Azshara's Veil: I'm getting about 2% for each from open water (based on about 800 catches). Down at 2%, it all becomes highly variable - you could fish for an hour and never catch Volatile Water. Best advice if you are solely trying to catch Volatile Water is now to stay inland, where catch rates are approximately twice as high.
Added: Clarified the news.
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