Video may be iffy, but the SONG IS CLASS.
There are many discussions within this parish about the misconception that Things Were Always Great In The Past. [*] If you don't already know I consider this statement, quite frankly, to be a large streaming pile of wobbly dum-dums. For example, let's take Fishing as possibly one of the best reasons why this game is so much better now than it was 'back then': long cast times, no handy pools of fish to stick your bobber in and a levelling curve that was enough to reduce you to tears meant I was very much in the minority 'back in the day.' A lot has changed since Fishing was something 'only sad people do' (yes ex-Guildie, I still remember your words) but as I will never get tired of telling people, fishing was big money. So much so it bought me my first Epic flying mount [**]. It also lead one Guildie to discover Glider, and for me to end up with a GM quandary I still chuckle about to this day, but that's a story for another time.
Since 5.2 launched, Fishing has been elevated to Daily Event status: across Pandaria, random pools of fish appear, in enormous numbers, allowing those with the time an opportunity to cash in or simply stockpile for feasts. There is also a bonus: occasionally an Enormous pool will spawn.
|Yes, this is a larger than average fishing pool.|
According to El's Extreme Anglin' these pools have a far longer respawn rates than the smaller ones, which I can attest to having fished for over an hour for several days since 5.2 launched and having never seen one. However, when I logged this morning, the Daily location was right next to Trainer Aki in the Vale of Eternal Doobreys. It would have been rude not to.
|This mob is honking gynormous, this mob is far away.|
After 96 fish and 4 crates, up popped Krakkanon. If you've fished up The Lurker Below in SSC this guy shouldn't be a surprise skin wise: he's also a fairly long fight. I was able to pop Stampede twice and was quite grateful for the presence of a tanking pet to make things easier: because he uses a water jet attack being in the water should minimise your damage. When he (finally) died I was rewarded with 20 Jewelled Danio (Fish of the day) and a Flying Tiger Gorami, sadly no use as I'd caught one from the same pool about 10 minutes earlier. C'est La Vie.
|Big nameplate, MASSIVE footprint :D|
I can at least say however I've seen one of these fellas 'in the wild.'
[*] Music is probably one of the few exceptions to this rule. See above.
[**] Mr Alt lent me the rest. I still owe him, and at current rates of inflation I sincerely hope he never calls in the debt ^^