Monday, December 7, 2009

Are you ready for the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby?

Long time readers of this blog know that I have always been a big fisherwoman in game, long before it became trendy, with everyone doing it. I used to get a lot of crap and disbelief from guildies for how much I fished, but it was a huge money maker for me from level 20-40 or so.

You'll also see that any screenshots of me show K with the Salty title, a title that I never ever change. I don't know, I just very much identify with it. It references my fishing, as well as my choice of language at times.

Anyways, because of this I'm looking forward to the new fishing tournament coming out in patch 3.3, the Kalu'ak Fishing Derby. For detailed info on this new tourney, as always check out the bible of all things WOW fishing, Els Anglin

The basics:

1. Starts on Saturdays at 2 pm server
2. Fish from any pool from Northrend for a Blacktip Shark
3. Stone and turn it in to the cute Walrus guy who will be next to the Dalaran fountain.

Here's why this is big. To get the Salty title now, you have to win either the original Stranglethorn Fishing Tourney or this new one. So this will definitely increase the number of folks who will be running around with the Salty title. I don't know... I guess I can share.

Will I try the tourney? Well, the rewards for winning are Dread Pirate Ring and Boots of the Bay. I don't know. I may just try for it and see if I can be the first person to get it, but not actually turn it in since I know a lot of others want the Salty title.

Now for strategy. The key is going to be finding an area with a dense concentration of pools but with low competition. I am thinking that the coast of Borean Tundra in the Frozen Sea as well as Sholazar Basin is going to be packed. I don't know if I would go there. Instead I may choose the Northern lakes in Howling Fjord, the Blue Sky Logging grounds in Grizzly Hills, or Lake Kum'uya in Borean Tundra.

Will you be participating in this new derby?

To close this fishing related post, a super cute pic of three of us in the guild:


  1. I will be participating in the fishing contest!

    I think that I will probably try the river in Grizzly Hills first, where you can fish the salmon. I rarely find people fishing in those pools =)

  2. I am starting to understand the appeal of fishing these days - in fact, it's been a slippery slope since I found the weather beaten journal which taught me how to *find fish*. Now I can't stop myself from seeking fish at every opportunity... it's a little bit antisocial to be honest! :/

  3. When I slide the Dread Pirate Ring on my twink's finger, He'll be the most powerful low level being the game ever held... He will thanks me, and accept to be under my bidding till the end of time.
    Knowing that currently he is able to kill 2 skull players + one red at the same time...This give you a hint that this ring won't be wasted in the wrong hand...It is the second best item aside AGM, and the best offensive one. This is hillarious how many twink have not sensed that yet, or maybe silently resigned to their defeat, trying to convince themself that it is out of reach and thus a sucky item...

    My precious...

    I have prepared this contest for months...
    Yes I'm ready to go. And I should win this saturday. In the worst case scenario before the end of the calendar year.