#1 - Sept. 14, 2023, 9:36 p.m.
Blizzard Post

With a hotfix, we’ve just made the following update on all Classic Era realms, including Hardcore realms:

  • Completing “Fish in a Bucket” no longer rewards gold.

This change was originally made in patch 2.0.10 and works well in Classic Era/Hardcore, as the original quest provided an uncontested, single-faction, infinitely repeatable, low risk gold reward that does not comport with the nature of the rest of the game.

We’ll continue to monitor for situations like this one and if necessary, we’ll take further steps to promote player interactions and Classic gameplay.