Initially, my Fishing proficiency level was 80. When I look at Character / Hobby, it says "80/200".

I made a Well-crafted Yew Fishing Rod (+3 Fishing Skill) and equipped it. Character / Hobby still says "80/200". When I fish and my proficiency level increases, the notification in the Chat window says that my proficiency level is now 81.

There is no indication anywhere in the UI that the crafted fishing rod is in effect.

LOTRO developers, please make the following enhancements to the (half-baked) Hobby system when a crafted fishing rod is equipped:

  • Character / Hobby should say "80(+3)/200"
  • Notiifcation in the Chat window should say "81(+3)"