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#152 Apr 04 2006 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Folks, when leveling from 11 to 14, fish in selbina. It's SO MUCH faster...
#153 May 10 2006 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Hi guys,

A real trouble (for me). Wolfsable guide looks marvelous, but thing is, I can't get it to work. Maybe its just me or something has gone wrong somewhere. I took a bamboo rod, 2 dozens of little worms, headed to Bastok Mines' sewer area, fished, and regardless of what the message says, I'll always get 'Your line breaks'. I've wasted 16 little worms now, and I stopped. NO FISH CAUGHT, EVER! Help, anyone? :(
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#154 May 10 2006 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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qtmonster wrote:
Hi guys,

A real trouble (for me). Wolfsable guide looks marvelous, but thing is, I can't get it to work. Maybe its just me or something has gone wrong somewhere. I took a bamboo rod, 2 dozens of little worms, headed to Bastok Mines' sewer area, fished, and regardless of what the message says, I'll always get 'Your line breaks'. I've wasted 16 little worms now, and I stopped. NO FISH CAUGHT, EVER! Help, anyone? :(
You wearing the fish down? Bamboo (or any rod, for that matter) should easily be able to handle crayfish.
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#155 May 10 2006 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
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Hi guys,

A real trouble (for me). Wolfsable guide looks marvelous, but thing is, I can't get it to work. Maybe its just me or something has gone wrong somewhere. I took a bamboo rod, 2 dozens of little worms, headed to Bastok Mines' sewer area, fished, and regardless of what the message says, I'll always get 'Your line breaks'. I've wasted 16 little worms now, and I stopped. NO FISH CAUGHT, EVER! Help, anyone? :(


That sounds like you're not 100% with how fishing works. When you catch a fish you have to wear the fish's stamina down until it's 0 (like a mob's healthbar down my your's). Once it's at 0, you can than reel it in.

There's more details on how to do it which I believe there's a NPC fishing in Port Bastok (around the drawbridge if memory serves me) that explains the fishing system. If not there's a galka in Port Windy by the fishing guild who's actively fishing that explains everything.
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#156 May 11 2006 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
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When the msg 'Something caught the hook' appears, I got a log target window named Fish but I don't see any healthbar. And the longer I took, another message that says something like 'You don't know how much longer you can hold...' appears. So I'm really clueless.

It was a Galka in Port Windurst who explained a bit about how to reel a fish (til it's tired etc). But thing is, I don't see any indication or reference how much stamina the fish has. Have I missed somewhere? :(
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#157 May 11 2006 at 1:22 AM Rating: Good
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Bottom right-hand corner of screen, right above your name.
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#158 May 11 2006 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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It would be much easier to fish for moat carp for the Lu Shang's rod when you're 50+ and can use the rogue rig to catch multiple moat carp (for free too).


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EDIT: holy fu.ckin necropost batman

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#159 May 15 2006 at 9:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Hi guys (esp those who've suggested ideas to me),

Wanna say thanks for the info. Actually, I manage to see a Fish target bar displaying its stamina (just like what Detlef mentioned), but it didn't move at all. It wasn't until I tried pressing move right and move left button that I start to notice the fish bar is now depleting. THAT's the step that I've been missing. Costed me dozens of little worms and insect balls >_<
Anyhow, really glad the problem solved. Cheers!

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#160 Jul 18 2006 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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Hello guys, thanks for all the positive feedback over the past years, seems my posts here on Allakazham conserning tradeskills in FFXI accually made me a bit famous. I've accually recieved tells and messages about these posts in other games I have played or currently play since my days in FFXI.

I wrote this guide way back when FFXI first released to North America and the information in it has more than likely changed dramatically since then. Since I don't play FFXI anymore and haven't played in quite some time please use guides that are more recent, I would hate to give people bad information, as it was not or ever would be the intent of any of my guides.

Good luck in all your future crafting endevors in FFXI. I wish you guys all the luck in the world. I'm blown away this guide accually got translated into like 7 different languages, ZOMG.

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#161 Mar 11 2009 at 10:06 AM Rating: Default
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great guide. I used this a couple of years ago on my retired character when i was leveling fishing, and am using it again for my new one. but i just wanted to point out something i picked up from a buddy of mine... (i think this still applies, i dont think they have changed it)

when fishing in areas that you can pull up monsters (ie Jugner). You can go at a lower level than recommended in this guide (Wolfie recommended 44+ for jugner)

The trick is to fish with your back to a big rock or a wall... when doing this you will not catch any monsters because they cannot "spawn" behind you- and therefore you will not fish any up ^-^)b
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#162 Mar 12 2009 at 9:39 PM Rating: Decent
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The trick is to fish with your back to a big rock or a wall... when doing this you will not catch any monsters because they cannot "spawn" behind you- and therefore you will not fish any up ^-^)b

I've never heard this before, and I've been fishing a good, long while. I'm inclined to believe it's inaccurate information.

also, gogo necropost on ooooooold fishing guides~

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#163 Mar 13 2009 at 8:18 AM Rating: Good
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That was patched long ago.
#164 Mar 19 2009 at 6:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Wolfsfable you did a great job on your guide

I am currently lvl 39.

I have been told by many that the sooner you can get a Lu Shang's rod, the better, so I am currently working on the moat carp quest. I found the best to catch moat carp is in Windy woods, using Insect paste as bait. I use either Mithra rod or composite rod. Using this formula, with the exception of the occasional "you did not catch anything" or rusty item, you only catch moat carp and gold carp. The moat carp I want for the quest and the gold carp is good for the occasional skill up. For example today I cough about 16 dozen Moat carps and just under 3 dozen gold carp, and also got a total of 0.7 skill ups. This is also good if someone wants some quick Gil since Moat carp sell relatively well and fast.

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I have a Mithran, will this give me problems if I don't use the rods you all are suggesting?


I personally love Mithran rod just about everywhere but you have to be careful as there are some fish out there that will break this rod.

A good place to find out what fish are found in a location (or what locations a certain fish is found) as well as what bait and rods to use (and which rods may break)is the FFXI Fishing Database found at http://www.clanwind.com/ffxi/fishing/
It is an excellent tool to use as it also gives the moon phases, and boat arrival and departure times.

For those in the lower to upper 30's I would like to recommend jumping onto the Ferry between Selbina and Mhaura. Use a Mithran/composite rod and a minnow lure. Your main goal is Gugru Tuna which gives skill ups to lvl 41, but you can also catch some much higher lvl fish such as Bluetails, Noble Lady, and Ryugu Titan (you need a special skill to catch the Ryugu Titan so most likely you get the message like "you do not possess the skill for this fish" but often get skill ups from trying to real it in). Any of these fish can earn you skill ups, and I was averaging about 0.2-0.3 skills per Ferry trip (~20 minutes)

Of course if you fish from the ferry, make sure your character is strong enough to fight the monsters there. Since Gugru Tuma is a "!!!" you can't tell if it is the fish or a monster till you real it up.

If anyone wants to give me some suggestions for leveling in the 40's I would love to hear it Smiley: nod



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#165 Mar 19 2009 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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The trick is to fish with your back to a big rock or a wall... when doing this you will not catch any monsters because they cannot "spawn" behind you- and therefore you will not fish any up ^-^)b


Or just learn how to read the difference between a mob and a fish and hit escape.
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#166 Mar 20 2009 at 11:13 AM Rating: Decent
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The only monster you should ever pull up is when you have three exclamation points (!!!) and it says somethign like "you aren't sure if you have enough skill..." In those cases, you don't know for sure if you have a large fish or a monster. However, if you have been fishing a certain type of fish for awhile you can usually tell the difference between a monster and the specific fish you are targeting.

If you learn how the system works you cn pretty much fish for hundreds of hours without pulling up a monster. The only times I get one is when I am not paying attention and miss the information on my screen.

And the rock thing doesn't work (not sure if it ever used to).

Also, this guide is 5 years old and chances are that Wolfstable no longer reads this site or plays this game. Just sayin.

Edited, Mar 20th 2009 3:14pm by Mithsavvy
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