--'unneccessary pieces of information'--

User Gourra believes the following to be 'unneccessary':

The Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza prizes Bind on Pickup, so each character must win their own. Only one Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza prize is given out each week per server - this is effectively a seven day cool down per attempt to obtain one for any character. Also note that there are two Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza prizes, you can only choose one, and the [other prize] is quite good, so you may not want the pole the first time you win.
Competing in the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza requires 130 fishing skill in order to fish, 225 fishing skill to fish with none getting away (it is a competition) (this can be done with Journeyman training, 150 fishing skill level, and lures), has level 31-40 mobs, and PvP if you are on a PvP server (turn off your flag for this event if you are not) (these hazards can be handled at a low level with a group of higher level friends as guards).
There are 52 Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza events per year per server (plus a cumulative fraction that varies with leap year that amounts to an occasional extra one). The Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza was added in patch 1.7, which was released on 13 September 2005. So as we approach September 2008, there will have been roughly 150 Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza events per server. Guesstimate that some significant portion of players will have picked each prize, say between 30% to 70%, and that we can discount characters who have won more than twice, consuming a prize that they already had. That says there should be around 45 to 105 Arcanite Fishing Poles per server this coming September.
September SFE events 30% 50% 70%
2006 50 15 25 35
2007 100 30 50 70
2008 150 45 75 105
2009 200 60 100 140
2010 250 75 125 175
2011 300 90 150 210
(Rough estimate of number of Arcanite Fishing Poles per server, all entries rounded)

Please comment on the desirability of including this this material; 'of interest to a reader looking for information on this topic' rather than 'necessity'. Madkaugh (talk) 22:08, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

That information you mention would rather belong on the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza article. You don't have to put it all on this page. User:Gourra/Sig2 22:11, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
OK, that makes sense. Madkaugh (talk) 22:17, 3 July 2008 (UTC)