Heya all ! So, the beta is off, some of us had the joy to try and become Fisher, what do you think of it ? I took a lot of time fishing in La Noscea this weekend, got it level 19 and wanted to share some thoughts. First, I don't really know how was fishing in 1.0, only thing I know is that it was really simplified in ARR and it has become an "average gathering class" (meaning it's more like in other MMO, WoW for example). Here, you put a bait on the hook, cast the line and wait for the fish to bite to reel it. Period. What is different in FFXIV is the presence of the Fishing Log, which compile any information you got on fishing spots you discovered and fish you fished. The log is really well made, with some infos on each and every fish, records of the bigger fish you got, and detailed bestiary of fish from each area. Only minus is that if you had the log open and found a new fish, the log wouldn't update until you closed it and opened it again (beta indeed). So, what I enjoyed the most is that I had to travel from spot to spot to find new species, and the way you have freshwater/river and ocean baits and fish species to find. Found lots of fish, from the ever classical trout, copperfish, butterfly and clams to the ugly sea cucumbers and snails. Still, there are some interesting/mysterious areas I'd like to share with you people, first in Lower La Noscea (first low level zone), you can find a lvl 20 fishing spot of freshwater in the Iron Blind Cave (north, near Middle La Noscea). I thought it was fun to see a higher level spot in such a low level area, which I find rare to see in most MMOs. Secondly, I found 2 zones where I couldn't fish, but am certain I will be able to. Every time I tried I got a message telling me that I could sense some fish but wasn't able to discern where. And then I think what I lack is some perception. I went there 2/3 times with upgraded perception gear without result, and don't know what level of perception you should obtain to fish there. Very mysterious. For those who want to know where are the zones : Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler The first one is in Middle La Noscea, near the waterfall at Woad Whisper Canyon. The second is in Lower in the ocean near the Salt Strand.