T’was the day before Storm Legion…and Starseeker grabbed her fishing pole and went fishing.
I love fishing in real life, I hate fishing in RIFT. I will just get that out of the way to start off. When it first came out, I was very excited about it, until I realized that the skill ups are agonizingly slow.
With Storm Legion coming out, well today, I had wanted to get all of my harvesting skills maxed…including fishing.
Fishing was my big issue, short of being a sleep aid, I just couldn’t stand there and click my mouse over and over and over for a very small pay off.
I was determined to get maxed in this skill however, so at 9:30 AM server time, I took off for Gloamwood and my measely 48 skill in fishing.
This is the time line of my adventure:
- 9am-11:30am – Fishing in Gloamwood.
- 11:30- 1:30pm – Fishing in Scarlet Gorge.
- 1:30pm – 3:30pm – Fishing in Lake Solace
- 3:30-4:38pm- Fishing in Moonshade Highlands.
Do the math. That is 7 1/2 hours give or take. Guess where I left off on my fishing after I couldn’t take it anymore?
Skill level 162.
In the total of 7 1/2 hours of fishing I gained 114 skill points. That is an average of 1 skill point every 4 minutes. 4 minutes of throwing my stupid lure in waiting, and clicking a button.
I really hope some day they look at this, because I have never spent 7 1/2 hours doing anything one thing in the game. It is NOT fun. It is NOT entertaining. It is rather boring, and while I was bound and determined to get it maxed, I couldn’t take it anymore and I had to do something that was more entertaining like sorting my bank slots for the expansion.