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Since patch 5.1, I have found zero redbelly mandarin fishing nodes in jade forest. Prior to the patch, it was the best place to farm these for cooking ingredients to level on of the pandaren cooking ways. I have searched other areas and found them to be few and far between. Some nodes I did find in the Vale of Eternal Blossom and Townlong Steppes, but no where near the number prior to the patch.
I have multiple toons and leveled all the cooking ways for buff foods and new banquet recipes but now am lacking in this ingredient for additional creation of buff and banquet food.
Does anyone know if this is a bug or part of the general "node" nerf implemented? Jade lungfish are plentiful and haven't had problems locating any other fishing nodes except the redbelly mandarin.
I noticed a bunch of nodes in some lakes... I want to think the ones in the final zone... with the main city... by the golden lotus daily hubs... Vale of Eternal Blossums? I had the same problem in Jade Forest though. I would just look around though as you might find them somewhere that you dont expect...
Since patch 5.1, I have found zero redbelly mandarin fishing nodes in jade forest. Prior to the patch, it was the best place to farm these for cooking ingredients to level on of the pandaren cooking ways. I have searched other areas and found them to be few and far between. Some nodes I did find in the Vale of Eternal Blossom and Townlong Steppes, but no where near the number prior to the patch.I think what you're seeing is the result of "cherry picking". The Mandarin share spawn nodes with the Lungfish. Others, like you, have already cruised through and snapped up all the mandarin spawn, leaving you with lungfish respawns. You'll have to farm a ton of lungfish and hope for mandarin respawns.
Might I suggest a place I found... in Jade forest, roughly at grid # 35x25. If irc that's just a little s/w of Hellscream's Hope in northwest JF. There's a body of water just below a waterfall that (last time I farmed fish there) had over a dozen lungfish pools. You can get to them quickly and farm a bunch of fish pretty much in peace. Once the respawns hit (don't know how long) some of them should turn into mandarin. Hope that helps.
You don't really need nodes. I am fishing them up all of the time in the streams next to the Arboretum. Actually get irritated because I need the Golden Carp and I get those instead.
I am sure all the streams in Jade Forest are the same.
Wow... amazing what you can miss when life gets in the way...
quote from El's website:
Commentary: Since the removal of Redbelly Mandarin Schools from The Jade Forest in patch 5.1, there is no "good place" to catch these fish. Fishing Redbelly Mandarin School should be faster than open water, however pools may be hard to find: Townlong Steppes has very few areas of inland water, so there are few pool spawning locations, and those locations are spread between different parts of the zone. Vale of Eternal Blossoms' Redbelly Mandarin Schools share spawning locations with 2 other pool types, rather than one other type in Townlong Steppes. Due to the way pools spawn, you may need to fish all types of pools found in an area to sustain fishing Redbelly Mandarin Schools.
So.. .there you have it. /sadface
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