90 % of peoples problem with fishing is they never listen to me when I tell everyone about the hidden timer. You don't jig the second you get a bite, then after about 10 seconds you lose the fish on your next jig, all the way through the minigame this happens. If you have a lot of lag spikes, then that can make you lose your fish all of the time too, since you get the messages late.
Most people fail catching fish since they are caught up chatting. Personaly I'm happy they fixed this, never used this exploit as I've been doing something better, fishing a grade higher since fishermen aren't locked to nodes only. I for one don't see the problem in this, while everyone is allowed their opinion and I'll leave them to that, but personally I can't comprehend the difference.
Vile mentions that he is angry since he wants to do a leve for 25 minutes, yet the leve has always taken about 5 minutes to do. So maybe I'm looking at it from a cut and dry perspective of this, but all people were doing was just fishing until the time ran out or almost ran out without touching the nodes, EI. Not doing the guild leve, and now they complain it only takes 5 minutes to do. In theory they can still do the same and fish in any old spot, since the nodes they use for the leves are basically just a node taken from somewhere else and fished up items copied and pasted more or less from another node.
So what I can't understand is, people complain not being able to spend 25 minutes on the leve when they can, while spending that time on the leve could just as well be spent on just fishing any old where for the same amount of amusement, since all it boils down to is standing still and playing a minigame over and over. But again, this could just be my scewed perspective?
Either way, I still enjoy fishing and if done right and you know what you are doing, I personally make 25K SP in 2-3 hours before I hit fatigue and have to wait til it resets to get decent SP. While on botany and mining it's anywhere between 15-20K at my current rank, and with the fact there is no grade 6 to switch over to. So I still think peoples arguments against fishing is unfair, it just feels slow, but as long as you stay focused and know what you are doing, using the right baits, depths and don't let yourself get distracted, as well as memorizing the most common places fishes are on the minigame so you can instantly fish em up in 1-2 tries, with 150SP per fish before sweat of brow, then you are going to make more SP than you could with botany and mining.
Any, I'm sorry if I went on a little long with this rant, I do understand some people were upset with the fixes. I've posted my preliminary findings on the fishing, but I don't know how it affects gaurdian aspect on it, not to mention I have about 30-40% fishing surplus built up, so it's hard to get clear numbers.