This is why I love to lurk in the WoW Economy discord. Someone came into the farming channel yesterday and mentioned that the repeatable catch & release quest was rewarding faction – it had never rewarded faction on retail before. It used to reward faction on beta, but that was removed, and never carried over for the release.
I immediately jumped up and purchased as much fish under 25g as I could buy, raised my Tuskar faction, and then sold whatever I had left over. It was glorious. Sure, I was out a few hundred thousand gold, but grinding Tuskar reputation has never been fun for me, and I managed to unlock a bunch of recipes I needed.
The price of fish will continue to fall, but it should remain higher than it has been as people want to round out their renown. It is 10,000 fish for an entire level of renown, if you’re paying 25g each that’s 250,000g per renown level. If you’re close to a specific tier you want, or you’ve just got a LOT of gold, 250k for a level isn’t exactly *that* bad. Of course everyone is going to have their own opinions on that one.
I’ve been in the middle of a multiple sclerosis relapse, so I’ve been doing a lot of fishing (it’s the easiest thing for my hands, my hands don’t function well during a relapse). I wish I had of held on to it for moments like this, but it couldn’t be planned, we had no way of knowing the reputation would be turned on. Still, it’s a neat example of how gold making changes and is fluid. The price of fish at one point was 150g (for the green ones, they reward more faction).
Did you take advantage of the sales or were you one of the many who were going after Tuskar reputation?
As always, happy gaming, no matter where you find yourself!