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    Fishing - Meld questions

    While nearing fishing level 50, wondering if anyone knows the targets for both Gathering and Perception for the class at 50. I thought there was a thread around here in which gathers had the numbers worked out but I couldn't find it. Thanks for any help.

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    Assuming fisher works similar to miner/botanist, the gains for Gathering and Perception are linear-ish and probably don't have a reachable cap. I've seen particular stat thresholds to reach for MIN/BTN, but since FSH doesn't expose its percentages, I've not seen any target stats to reach for that class anywhere.

    Generally speaking, as a Fisher you probably only care about Perception, Perception, Perception.

    Now, if you're asking for gear meld caps, that's a different question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    as a Fisher you probably only care about Perception, Perception, Perception.
    This is what I always assumed, but I had heard word floating around that Gathering affects your ability to hook higher-level fish (Lv.50* Lv.50**). I have no idea if there's any truth to it since I haven't touched Fisher since I caught everything, but just throwing it out there. It's pretty easy to cap out Perception on even HQ gear, so it's not really trouble at all to fill the remaining gaps with Gathering for most pieces. It's just a matter of pushing all the 100% meld slots for Perception, which usually hits the cap, and if you're feeling like wasting money, try to fit a 4th & 5th Gathering materia in there.

    But yes, GP is currently 100% worthless for Fishers as I'm sure you already understand.

    Accessory-wise, melds cap out with +3 Perception and +3 Gathering for everything except Militia Bracelets which can hold +4 of both. HQ Raptorskin Survival Belt can hold +2 Perception and +3 Gathering.

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    With full HQ "AF" and Halycon the only thing you can't catch is is HQ 2 starfish. I tried just last night and got the "fish gets away" but then caught a NQ one not but 10mins later. there was a guide on that disciplesoftheland.com or whatever it is with caps regarding fish melds by the piece. I'll try to find it

    EDIT: Here is it: http://www.disciplesoftheland.com/fo...g=posts&t=1246

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    Oooh, that's interesting to hear about the Gathering stat. I had not heard or encountered that, but that could be because I wear a few max-melded MIN/BTN DoL belt/accessories (also I don't fish much).

    Note that if you only care about fisher, you might be better off melding onto i70 DoW/M crafted accessories since you don't care about GP. I've never seen anyone do it though, so I don't know what the caps are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    Note that if you only care about fisher, you might be better off melding onto i70 DoW/M crafted accessories since you don't care about GP. I've never seen anyone do it though, so I don't know what the caps are.
    this is the most retarded brilliant thing i've ever read

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    Thanks for the responses it was more about the gathering level for the rare fish. Good info though for sure.

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    There is no reason currently to meld anything as FSH unless you want epeen Ilm levels for your record book. Accessories should simply be whatever you want to spiritbind and convert. I use RotL + HQ AF and that's it.

    @OWS I caught an HQ Rhamphorhynchus (Sea of Clouds 2-star fish) with just RoTL + HQ AF and no melds a couple of weeks ago; still have the fish on a retainer.

    From what I know, Gathering affects the amount of time a fish can remain on the line and successfully be reeled in (i.e. worthless). Perception affects HQ chance and fish length. HQ fish are not automatically larger than NQ (have many examples of this); it's a random roll with perception driving the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocl View Post
    this is the most retarded brilliant thing i've ever read
    I did it. :>

    Almost full melds for me. Full HQ, need to get this goddamn new hat and rod though.

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    I've been having the worst luck trying to get my sawfish. I'm at about 60 2nd mooch attempts deep with no luck. I guess it's what I get for not catching all my fish before hand

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    Daytime only, clear weather only. Double mooch. It's a pain in the dick.

    Also, if you use /sit when your fishing you'll stand up when a Big Fish bites.

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    Awesome, didn't know about the standing up for big fish

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    Does "Big Fish" include the sawfish or just green-named?

    I actually haven't gotten into Fishing Mastery since I'm trying to do crafting first

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    I believe anything that has a star or above, including all green fish.

    I haven't noticed below that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    I don't know what the caps are.
    Think this post on another forum gives all the details.

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    that isn't the OF

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    It's an Other Forum, isn't it?

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