Want to get rich in Archeage Unchained but the first part of this Fishing Guide in Archeage Unchained wasn't good enough for you? Well then, stay tuned because it’s time to explore two other labor-based methods in our second Archeage Unchained guide for making money. Yep, it’s fishing and crafting.
For basic fishing, you can fish wherever you find open water. There are no limits on that in Archeage Unchained. Once you have found a location you need to equip your fishing rod and have bait worms in your inventory. When equipped a screen with options shows up, where you will have a single option lit for basic fishing being “R”. Your character will do a single throw by left-clicking or pressing R, but if you right-click the basic fishing symbol your character will start fishing automatically until he or she is either out of labor or worms. For each throw, after a few seconds, you will then either get a fish or have a wasted throw.
You probably already know this by now, but in Archeage Unchained, there are a lot of trade-able resources with limitless uses. Whether you’re planning to build a house, a mansion, a warship, or something else, you will need resources – and plenty of them too!
Each fishing throw will cost you 5 labor and give you 5 points in your fishing proficiency. Note that at the moment worms are silly expensive (but getting cheaper) in the auction house and you will likely not get close to recouping your costs while doing basic fishing.
Sport fishing is only allowed in certain spawning areas. The area will be clearly marked with a flock of seagulls surrounding the area. If you have a fishing boat, use the ship's radar station to help find the location. The radar display is similar to checking the position of the transport vehicle (the pulse ring scans the area).
Once you have found the fishing spot (at which point the gull should hover visibly), you must drop the Chum into the water to activate it. As mentioned above, the type of classification will be determined by location.
When fishing inland, in addition to looking for circling gulls, you also need to look for fishing platforms. Because the fish need to be put back in a fresh place, the shelf is not far from the fishing spawning point. Serving the fish is simple, and the Diaoyutai offers a choice of selling or making it by hand. Handmade fish will turn it into a trophy and place it in your house. The sale option takes the fish off and hangs it on a shelf, weighs it and pays you the same amount of gold as the fish.
The easiest way to get a boat is to complete a quest that gives you a rowboat. There are a few such quests and they are usually located close to some story quest point. One example is at Sandrock in Dewstone Plains.
However, it seems that these quests go away after you hit a certain level. In that case, you will need to make your own rowboat which is easy. You just need to get 10 lumber and find a carpentry workbench to make one. You can then spawn the boat as you do with your mounts when you are at a lake or at the sea.