So, being a rogue who doesn’t kill things can be very hard. Not only because people are constantly asking you to kill things, but even when they don’t want you to kill them they sometimes just want you to beat them up, just a little. And let me tell you, fighting with a fishing pole is not easy. Well, unless you get a big fishing pole.
It turns out that in Duskwood there might be a crazy worgen who needs my help, and after they promise me I won’t have to kill him, I agree to go beat him up a little and then shove a potion down his throat. I mean, I don’t want to kill people, but I’m not against applying a little pressure, for the greater good, of course. I head down to the farm where this guy is hanging out and he jumps me. I take a few swipes with my rod and reel, the only weapon I have, and he’s just not having it. I run off to save my own ass from a beat down.
I make my way back to Stormwind to unwind at the Pig and Whistle, and to do a little cooking and fishing to calm my nerves. I gather my daily fish catch and go to see what they’ll give me for it and I’m shocked when I get handed this ugly, gaudy, horrendous looking fishing pole. The thing looks like a goblin made it. Covered in gems and sparkling like the sun, I can barely stand to look at it, but I can’t look away. But I pick the thing up, trying not to show the disgust on my face, and I nearly drop it due to the weight. I break out in a smile that practically outshines this gods forsaken rod.
I head back to Duskwood and down to the farm, the worgen jumps me again and I brain him with my new fishing pole. His tongue hangs out the side of his mouth and he is probably seeing stars as I shove the potion down his gullet. I collect my rewards, I do a few more deeds for the local, and as they increasingly keep asking me to kill things I bid farewell to that dark and musty forest.
Armed with my new (ugly) rod and a 300 fishing skill, I decide to go find Booty Bay and see how I can do in the fishing contest there. After one attempt, I realize it’ll be a while (and a flying mount) before I can seriously compete for the grand prize, but I spend some time fishing and chatting with the people, and hoping to pull up one of those rare fish the robot is looking for. I don’t, but there is always next week. And the week after that. And the week after… well, you get the idea.
Level 25 and angling…