5.2: Darkmoon Fishing Cap
Wowhead have data-mined a new Darkmoon Fishing Cap for Patch 5.2. The Cap can be used hourly, while the Darkmoon Faire is open, to "summon a pool of Shipwrecked Debris." Let's hope those pools are somehow special. Equipping the Cap also grants +5 fishing skill, like other fishing hats. Further details will be confirmed once the PTRs open in January.
- Buy Sunsong Ranch, then use the farm as your personal inn.
- Complete "work orders" from different Pandarian factions to gain reputation.
- New Seed Bags plant 4 crops at a time, for example, Bag of Green Cabbage Seeds.
- Master Plow causes Virmen in Occupied plots to pop out, stunned and at 30% health.
- More competitive yields from special (professions materials) crops [already improved in 5.1].
- Fewer Wild (tentacle) crops to tend.
Comments about 5.2: Darkmoon Fishing Cap
Below are readers' comments about "5.2: Darkmoon Fishing Cap":
el, March 2013:
There are now reports on both Wowhead and WowDB that this is caught "by fishing" on Darkmoon Island. Neither report is precise - water, pool or both? At this point I've fished hundreds of pools and have around a thousand open water catches, without gaining a Darkmoon Fishing Cap. This wouldn't be the first time I've been unlucky on something that transpires to be fairly easy to catch, but it is also very possible the Cap is rather rare - none of the other three +5 skill hats are especially easy to gain.
Note that the skill/catch tiers found during testing (5.2: Darkmoon Catches Vary by Skill) are now live. There's a further variation in that the maximum tier is capped by your account's expansion (at least for Cataclysm/MoP, not sure about TBC and WotLK yet). Tiers shouldn't make a difference to a Darkmoon Fishing Cap catch - we know the Sea Pony can be caught outside of its traditional catch tier.
el, March 2013:
Around 2 thousand open water catches today with nothing rare caught. What's strange about that is I didn't see a Sea Pony either. I know those can still be caught, because a friend caught one while stood next to me. And I know an account with a Sea Pony can catch another, because I caught a Sea Pony while leveling fishing here on the PTR. The only difference in both cases was lower skill.
At this point conspiracy theories abound - what if the catch was impossible *at* 600 skill? That would be buggy, because the Cap is BoP, and there is no way to reduce my fishing skill, but I also know this system wasn't tested properly, because there is still a looting bug when transitioning between skill tiers. Or it could just be a serious lack of luck.
Cyniel, March 2013:
I got the fishing cap by open water fishing, just at the end of the dock today
Cupid, March 2013:
Got this on 5.2 patch day with 445 fishing and no rod or other fishing bonuses on my 4th cast while doing the Darkmoon fishing quest at Darkmoon Boardwalk, didn't realise it was so rare. The pool it creates is "Shipwreck Debris" i.e. the pools you normally find at Darkmoon Faire.
Example Catch: [Sealed Crate] containing [Windwool Cloth]x3, [Rumsey Rum Black Label], 64 Silver 35 Copper
Example Catch #2: [Darkmoon Firewater], [Windwool Cloth]x5, [Cheap Beer]x4, 33 Silver 33 Copper
enallist, December 2013:
I fish 830 fishing skill, 845 every five minutes with the spear up (minus 5 skill points for the +5 Glove Enchant and +5 Fishing Line stacking bug).
I am approaching 5k open water casts this week alone (Thousands more since 5.2 and hundreds of debris pools).
Took over 6k casts to get the Darkwood Fishing Pole, so this may take a while.
90 UD Cursed Angler
Gloomspanner, January 2013:
If I buy the farm, I'd like to purchase an upgrade that deepens the pond so that I can fish in it!
Torbald, March 2013:
I was thinking the same thing. I's also like mu house to have a safe or something, maybe something you buy when you "buy the farm"