Talk:Sacred clay harpoon

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Untitled[edit source]

pero porque aparece como si fuera un objeto de gratis si es member???????? English: but it appears as if it were an object is free if member????????

Harpoon Speed[edit source]

Does the slower speed of the harpoon (time between harpoon sea entries) affect the amount of fish caught? Theunknown one 21:58, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

No, it doesn't effect the amount of fish caught, but it does have a direct effect on how quickly they are caught. Hence my most recent edit. I think it would be best if the current chart on this page be removed or at least edited. It gives false implications that using both gloves and the harpoon will result in near tripled experience rates.Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 03:43, April 25, 2010 (UTC)

Swordfish?[edit source]

Can anyone confirm how many swordfish this can catch before crumbling to dust? Thanks. Zigzagzigal 12:28, 25 January 2009 (UTC)95.96.96.254 20:43, January 7, 2012 (UTC)

well, considering that a swordfish gives 200 EXP(100exp x2), and this gives 23,500, that would be 117 fish Woolly hat.pngCorhen talkGreen partyhat.png 03:03, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
I was fishing some swordfish all together whit gloves and sacred clay harpoon and it happend to give me 400xp for each wordfish that i catch instead of 300xp as said on the main page about sacred clay harpoon. is this a glitch ore is this page outdated?

Data collection[edit source]

Since nobody seemed to be agreed on whether the harpoon affects catching rate adversely or what, I decided to get some data and figure it out. So far, I've got 7 inv-fulls of data for each type of harpoon. All data is for fishing level 68. (I would be testing barehanded as well, but no swordies yet.) On average, the barb-tail's given 6.88 xp per second, the normal harpoon's given 6.72, and the morphic's given - UNBOOSTED - 7.50. The morphic's being greater may be a fluke of the data, but I think we can safely say that it doesn't adversely effect the catching rate. (If it worked the way the page currently says it does, it would give ~4.5 xp/sec). We can also probably assume that the barb-tail and the regular harpoon don't differ significantly.

I also checked to see how much xp I would be getting were I wearing swordfish gloves(assuming, of course, that they in fact do not effect catch rate). The normal harpoon's yield would have been 10.38/sec, the barb-tail's 11.1/sec, and the morphic's 18.92/sec. As you can see, it is clearly well worth it to use the morphic harpoon along with the swordfish gloves.

I will post more data as I collect it. Also, I will post the raw data if requested(rather than the rolling average). Now, I'm going to update the page with some of this information. --Littlebeast 10:43, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Okay, I now have thirteen inv-worths each. The same patterns seem to be holding up. Barb-tail's at 7.05, normal's at 6.81, morphic's at 7.10 unboosted. Boosted with sword gloves, we get 10.69, 10.32, and 17.91, in the same order. Soon as I level I'll start a new collection including barehanded. --Littlebeast 07:00, September 8, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Littlebeast! This is some good data. If I understand correctly, then you have provided evidence to support the idea that the catch rates of barb harpoon, regular harpoon, and sc harpoon are identical, despite the animation difference. I suggest you correct some of my conflicting posts on the proto-tool page, Sacred clay harpoon page, and the P2P fishing training page. On these, and possibly other relevant pages, I have posted information based on the understanding that the sacred clay harpoon catches fish at a slower rate proportional to the 50% longer animation. Thanks again for putting for the effort into this study. Publishing the implications of your findings on the appropriate pages would be greatly appreciated. Quest point cape.pngSk8r dan man Quests 18:35, September 14, 2010 (UTC)

I was using a sacred clay harpoon to harpoon some swordfish and tuna in Catherby, and then I'd go to the range next to the bank and cook them. But I realized that after every sacred clay harpoon would disintegrate, my exp total wouldn't go up more than 20,000, even though I was also cooking them. With the next sacred clay harpoon, i reset my exp total to 0, started harpooning, and instead of cooking the fish I just deposited them straight in the bank. With this, I only got 12,940 exp. I believe that whoever posted it was 23,500 was wearing swordfish gloves, as the difference between the two results is way too much for a simple fluke.

I retried the experiment again, and now I'm a couple levels higher. Instead of just getting 12,940 experience, I got 14300 experience. It looks as if the experience gained scales with your level. During the second experiment my fishing level was 61.