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#1 Aug 14 2011 at 8:45 PM Rating: Good
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I have decided to pick up fishing as my first trade. My problem is not that I don't know how to fish, it is that I keep seeming to hit this fishing fatigue. The catch is each time I hit it I have literally caught less than 10 fish. I get about 10 minutes into fishing and then I get nothing but "You didn't catch anything" each time I cast. I have tried changing areas, logging out, changing bait and rods. The only thing that seems to work is waiting for 12am to roll around in Japan.

IS THERE SOMETHING I'M MISSING!?!??!!?!

P.S. I'm fishing for crayfish with little worms like most guides tell you to so you can get from 0-8. I also have fishing gloves and fishing boots to help boot my skill
#2 Aug 14 2011 at 9:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Hi-

The job you are fishing on must be at least level 20.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I also think that your account must be active for at least 30 days, too.

Square-Enix implemented these measures to combat the influx of level 1 RMT fishbots that showed up with the free-trial.

It was a drive-by move on SE's part that did nothing to remove the established RMT fisherman.
#3 Aug 15 2011 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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I am a lv 18 war with less than 30 days on my account so that would make sense.
Thank you so much for this! I was truly getting frustrated I appreciate your response
#4 Jul 28 2012 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
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ceasthesith wrote:
I am a lv 18 war with less than 30 days on my account so that would make sense.
Thank you so much for this! I was truly getting frustrated I appreciate your response


I'm a new player too looking to pick up fishing as my first 'craft'. These measures make it really hard because I need Gil (and would like to start to lvl my craft) as soon as possible. 2 weeks or 30 days and having to be lvl 20 means I can't do this.

What server are you on? Could you link me the guides on fishing you've found please? Smiley: smile
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#5 Jul 28 2012 at 6:10 PM Rating: Good
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For guides, check the stickies in this forum you just posted in. Since what is and isn't profitable changes all of the time, you'll be hard pressed to find any up-to-date fishing-for-profit guides. There are certainly some things that never change (Moat Carp will always sell quickly),

Fortunately, it's easy to find profitable targets with a little reading. You'll need these two pages:
http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Category:Fishing/All_Recipes
http://www.ffxiah.com/

Check out the first list, find what sells on the AH for a good price or look at how much an npc will pay. You can use that information to find profitable fish.

Finally, you'll also want a fishing rod. I strongly recommend a Halcyon Rod as soon as you can. It'll catch most low level fish and (imo) the best rod next to the legendary ones. If you're looking for a cheaper rod, I guess anything will work, but it'll probably break before too long.

A bit about skill- fishing skill means very little, the rod you use is actually much more important. This means that even with lv0 skill, you will be able to catch Gold Carp, a lv56 fish, with the right rod. That is not to say you can catch all lv50+ fish, just that when you look for something to catch, you do not need limit yourself to fish around your level. You should be able to catch most anything under lv50 with a Halcyon rod.

Also, try to pay attention to the date on threads. This one is from 2011 and given he only has 9 posts, I doubt he's even still active on this forum.
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#6 Aug 02 2012 at 12:16 PM Rating: Good
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PerfectFlame wrote:
I'm a new player too looking to pick up fishing as my first 'craft'. These measures make it really hard because I need Gil (and would like to start to lvl my craft) as soon as possible. 2 weeks or 30 days and having to be lvl 20 means I can't do this.

Below lvl 20, you really don't need gil as much as you think you do. These days, those lower levels can really fly by, thanks to GoV. My suggestion is to just not worry about fishing until you hit 20.

According to wiki, the character age requirement is 2 weeks. There's probably plenty of exploration that can keep you busy during those first two weeks to keep you occupied until you're past that point. I don't see anything on wiki about a 30 day requirement.
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#7 Aug 08 2012 at 8:10 AM Rating: Decent
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it is indeed 2 weeks. I returned to the game 2 weeks ago with a fresh new char, and the 10 fish = fatigue limit broke last friday, which is my 2 weeks anniversary(lol).

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#8 Dec 21 2012 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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I think this limit also applies to returning players too.

I recently activated my account after a long hiatus... 3 years... so I try to fish for skillups. 15 you didn't catch anythings later.. yup, it applies to me too. = (

So even though I have a level 65 char. (not much I know..) I still can't fish for 2 weeks.
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#9 Dec 27 2012 at 1:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Fishing is a great craft, but I would recommend that you level cooking along with your fishing. You can use cooking to make bait and cook up the fish that you catch.

Also, crystal hunting is a great money maker for low levels. With most crystals selling for 3K-5K on my server (Asura), you can level up your character and generate some decent walking-around gil at the same time.
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