Well, eventually he will…I haven’t had the patience so far to dedicated myself to doing the fishing for it daily. But since I’ve had to explain to Kurby the process for getting rep with Nat Pagle a couple of times, I figured I’d do a quick blog post about it. All of my knowledge on the subject has came from the wonderful El over at El’s Anglin!
The only way you can get reputation with Nat Pagle is to fish up rare fish from Pandaria There are three types of fish and you can turn in one of each per day. You can also only ever have one of each in your bag. Theoretically you can fish up one of each, turn them in then fish up another of each for the next day if you don’t have time to fish every day. Sadly they also have a very low drop rate, so you may be fishing a while to get them all, or you may get lucky and get them quickly.
You get one from sha touched water, one from inland water, and one from ocean water. Before patch 5.1 you could only get them from open water, but El reported on twitter the other day that they also now drop from pools in those locations. The fish are Spinefish Alpha (sha touched water), Mimic Octopus (ocean water), and Flying Tiger Gourami (river water), each are unique bind on pickup. The catch rate between pools and open water is about the same, however fishing from pools nets more valuable fish, however if you want to just sit in one spot and aimlessly fish while watching netflix fishing from open water does have it’s perks of not having to move!
El states that it will take an average of 6000 casts to reach best friends with Nat Pagle, so don’t expect this to be a breeze. I personally have other things I’m working on at the moment so I limit my progress to fishing for raid food at the moment. For the best and most current information, visit El’s Anglin at the link above.
Let’s face it. Fishing in World of Warcraft is horribly boring for some people. Then for weirdos like me, it’s very relaxing. In game, every class has a go to buff food. Usually its +int, +str +agi or +stam…surprisingly enough, the same buffs that are available from the fish feasts. Before feasts, everyone had to provide their own buff food which meant either farming and cooking it yourself, or, buying it off the auction house. Currently at end game, most raids bring fish feasts, so that their raiders don’t have to remember to get their own food. Still though, someone has to either purchase or farm up the mats for the feast.
This is where many busy raiders usually decide that it is easier to just eat the fish feast, or buy food from the auction house. Those guys, they are suckers. SUCKERS I tell you. Why? Fishing and cooking are very easy to level up from scratch. Not only that, but, usually there’s one fish that is a major pain in the ass to fish up (I’m looking at you lavascale catfish) but really isn’t that hard…and it will sell for amazing prices. So while you’re out helping out the guild (or yourself) with some feast mats, you could potentially spend a little more time and profit off it.
El’s Anglin has a wonderful guide to get started with leveling fishing and cooking together here. She’s also got some more great information about fishing for profit, fun, and achievements as well, be sure and check it out.
Now, you’ll need to be able to cook that fish, so you should also level cooking. People will pay good money for individual food buff food that is cooked as well. It’s true that fishing and cooking aren’t the *best* money makers in the game, however, it’s the cheapest way to pick up your own food. Besides, where else can you cook some food that attracts an army of penguins?
Surely the opportunity to have your own army of noncombat pets follow you around is enough of a reason! What are your reasons for or against fishing and cooking?