What are your hobbies within WoW?
I enjoy the different professions. I especially enjoy Leather Working and Skinning. Since they’ve added XP gains to the gathering professions, it has been really enjoyable. But, I enjoy participating in one of the professions above all of the others.
I really like to fish in game!
I know, it is crazy. I get it. Most people I run into hate it, and only level it because they feel they have to. But not me! I really enjoy it.
Back in Vanilla WoW, I ran up and down the Feralas coastline seeking out Stonescale Eel Pools for a friend. I was burned out on questing and grinding. He asked me if I every fished, and I gave him a hearty, “Yar!” He asked if I could fish up some Stonescale Eel for him, so that he could make some protection potions for his raiding guild.
I went at it with a vengeance! I think that I fished for at least a month, a couple of hours per day. If you know that area, there were a couple of repeatable quests along that shoreline as well. One was for giants and the other for water elementals. I did them so much, by just running into them as I fished, that they eventually grayed out to me.
Now, I have an even better reason to fish! There are guild achievements for fishing, and I’m excited about one in particular. It is the “That’s A Lot of Bait” achievement. Once you get it, you have the option purchasing a new guild cooking Recipe: Seafood Magnifique Feast.
Cooking is possibly my second favorite, right after Fishing. A couple of other guildies and I are tackling the 10,000 fish, fished up from fishing pools, that are needed for the achievement.
This kind of thing is just one of the many reasons I enjoy this game so much!
What ways do you enjoy killing time in WoW?