As of yesterday as we all know there was a change in cast times. Now that being said let me also state if you are easily offended don't read any further because I really don't want to hear anymore whining. Ok since you are still reading this I am going to assume that you can take things as an honest opinion and not complain.
We all started doing the Gold or Fish Hunts for the same reason.. To make some extra L$. Along that way we have found new friends or places to see we wouldn't have otherwise. Now we all realize that by doing these things we are not going to get rich. But some people apparently have though otherwise. In this gimme gimme world (RL and SL) there are some people that want to share their world with us and entice us by giving us some L$ for our time.
Now that being said I remember when I first started SL, way back in the day the only way to earn some L$ just starting out was camping spots or money trees. Not very exciting stuff and you would meet some people along the way and start to learn about the world of SL. Getting my fist 100L$ took FOREVER.. And let's face it was rather boring,Then I learned the creating aspect, that's when I really got started learning SL. A lot of it was learning on my own to begin with. After I got to know more people I got a SL job hosting a club and made a few more. I became a landowner after working hard and saving my L$. I got to know a lot of people and sold a lot of my creations. Then I went away for a long time 5 or 6 years. When I came back to SL I came back basically as a newbie. My friends had all gone, and everything except my inventory was gone.
Then I found Gold Hunt. I started, and got a few coins and was having fun until the lag monster found me and it got a little frustrating. Then I found the Fish Hunt. The LGH group has become a great source of information and taught me a lot. They directed me to the Wikis, and I learned even more. And as I talked to these people friendships formed. I usually am either working or crocheting while fishing and really enjoy the chat for the most part.
Ok enough of a history lesson into my SL experiences... Now to get to my point. We are being given L$ by the wonderful land owners for sitting on their land for a little bit. They don't have to do this, but they do. And what do they get in return? Badgering from people wanting them to give them more L$ in the forms of multiplier events, and getting rude comments etc if their buoys aren't filled. Would you give away L$ to people? Probably not. They are a part of the group and do the different events and games for us. They don't have to do that at all. QUIT COMPLAINING! So far for the most part everyone who does this are genuinely nice people. And they take every ones abuse, and try to help and get nothing in return for it.
The cast times are not affecting earnings, they aren't affecting anything but the length of time we visit each place and each other... Please for the love of God get over it!! Think about it this way in RL does 15 seconds really affect you if you are doing something for either work or enjoyment? Not really. It's just more visible on the rods because of the timers. And for that reason everyone is up in arms. I for one would like to see more buoy owners, and be able to discover new places while chatting and earning a few L$ here and there. If you don't think you are earning enough? LEARN TO MAKE SOMETHING!!! Don't leech off people and complain when they don't want to give you money for nothing. GET OVER YOURSELVES!!!!