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  1. 29 points
    Bear Lake after "Rework", "How to Carp" with certain Game Mechanics which are highly questionable: This will be a long post going deeper into: "The bottom of Bear Lake has been adjusted. Carp species may have changed their locations." General Fish/Game behavior/migration/coding, with Bear and Carps as example. Happy hour implementation/mechanic. I combine those points in here because they kinda go hand in hand with eachother and I do not post often stuff. But when I do it I try to cover them up as good as possible with some datas and numbers, because upcomming stuff is still speculative due us not knowing how it exactly is, but some of that stuff you can actually almost see as undeniable fact after you have read it. People who know me do know that for me it is fun to min max everything and that I try to understand every single mechanic and their interactions, this is how I like to play Games and what does provide fun to me. RF4 has a really nice base doing so and with that automaticall comes along a long daily straight playtime, because trying to figure out small changes and their effects does often need many hours or even days for a decent sample size. That said, doing so you will also realize stuff/patterns what people with less daily playtime might simply put into the section luck/RNG, but actually is simply coded and there is especially one thing which should not be in this game, because it only has negative impacts for us players, but more about that later. So Ladoga lake and the big patch have been online now for 1 week, included were changes at bear lake, the bottom has been reworked. avoiding big carps getting stucked and the map should be now more precisely. The map is actually now very good compared to before and I also only had it 2 times happening that a "bear pig" got stuck (only shortly) during reeling it in. The other point was that carps could have been migrated due the rework. This actually did only happen for 45:60 which has been the "go-to spot" since release. Since the rework of the map did happen this place is by far not that efficient anymore. Two other spots are currently in the "spotlight" and both are producing for over 2 weeks now, those are 56:35 and 55:63. The activity and also the amount of Trophies from both is really nice, but once again there are 2 sides of the medal. Some people do catch like gods, others decently and some do get 2-4 fishes an hour and as usual, spot, gear, bait, setup is almost the same, so what does make the difference? What are possible influence factors? First of some Basics: The Gear itself does have the least impact. The gear (and how you use it) is the factor how long you take to catch the fish. Yes, hooksize, line material, line thickness can/does make a difference in bite rate. Yes, weaker gear might have a better bite rate. Yes fishes might bite better / prefer setups with heavy used breakes. Yes Night Time/Day Time, Temperature and Weather does influence bite behavior. I could go deeper into all of those things, but it was discussed 100 of Times, everyone has build his oppinion by now, or will build it over more playtime. In the end there are some points which are almost the same for everyone, but for the most stuff you will most likely experience something different / slightly different than others. Some of that stuff has been confirmed, some is highly speculative, but there is actually stuff which can/does make big differences, so let's get into that. The first thing is the fishing Method: There is a huge difference inbetween the certain fishing methods you can choose from. 1st Float with Waggler: Ok bite rate, compareable with Loop for bottom fishing, nice way to unlock sandwich bait at 85%. 2nd Float, Waggler + Sandwich: has a by far superior bite rate, there is nothing even remotely close to it, sometimes you will catch carps quicker than other people breams... Now people will say, yes but you also can miss fishes with float fishing. That's why float fishing has the best base XP followed by spinning and then bottom. Also, if you have fished with the wagglers for a decent amount of time you get at least 90% of all bites. So Waggler + Sandwich = Best bite rate and best xp/h 3rd Bottom, Method: Is actually a really slow way of fishing, but does provide one of the best trophy - Normal Fish Ratios. So if you wanna hunt trophies that is a nice way to do so. (I still prefer mass fishing and just get my lucky Trophy during doing so) 4th Bottom, Loop: My long Time favorite, although not really made for silent lakes it did provide for me at Bear (and also Oldburg) the by far best bite rate with bottom fishing Methods. The Trophy Ratio is not that good, but the amount of fishes does easily make up for it if you goal is to get quick Silver and XP. Those Methods mentioned above are kinda the go to things, but obviously the others are working too and maybe you will have with something else the same fishing results. The second thing is: That Skillpercentage does actually influence your Fish roll. So the weight of every Fish you catch does get rolled by itself, but there are some Factors influencing it. One of them which is not well knows is your actual skill percentage. Someone with 100% bottom fishing skill has a higher chance for bigger Fishes than someone with 80% or 40% or whatever, so it is actually more value into those % than just unlocking certain things. The third Thing is the Bait: First of, it is annoying when people ask at a dialy base "what bait are you using???" Look at the weekly leaderboard and you will always see "prefered" baits/lures for the fish you wanna target, there are multiple regions you can look through , so there is always a big enough sample size available to not bother other players, be a bit more independently, TY. Back to topic, Carps are in RL like pigs, they eat almost everything, but this here is still a game/sim, so there have to be differences with the baites. First I like to difference the baites into Quality and Quantity and there are certain circumstances when to use what. Quality are mainly Boilies with the size 20 or bigger, you can kinda also see Cabbage leaf & Algae as a quality bait for carps. Quantity are Boilies size 18 and lower, Potato, Honey Dough, Nightcrawler, presscake and so on. The difference is that Boilies size 20+ do almost completly "ignore" low value carps (Grass, Black & Common < 3 kg, Mirror < 4 kg, Leather < 5 kg), so you will have most likely a little bit slower bite rate, but you almost only get good value fishes. Those Images are about the Quality/Quantity Fish ratio with the different Baites. Ignore Fishspecies and total value. When do/should I use Potatos and small Boilies? Generally you swap to smaller Boilies / Potatos when your bite rate is not good enough with bigger Boilies. What a surprise, who would have thought? Right? But what does actually influence the bite rate nowdays so heavily? This will bring us to the last points: Happy Hour, Game Mechanics & Coding related to Bite Rate. I say it right away, there are Timers/Counters coded into the Game and that is the one single thing which is really annoying me nowdays at RF4, because those do in several ways heavily impact a players feeling towards the Game in a negative direction. Let's post right away several examples: You might ask yourself now "what should those images tell/show me?" The first image is a example how good it can work. Image 2-5 are consecutive fishing sessions. Image 6 does include Image 5 + the rest of the happy hour from today with explanations. Ok, let's explain it: 56:35 is as above mentioned currently one of the best carp spots. I experienced there a generally increased bite frequency inbetween 20:00 till 2:00. The other thing I experienced is that since the Happy Hour has been implemented, the first hour of fishing, does always produce way better than any of the following ones. This statement does only refer to hotspots in combination with bottom or float fishing, not to spinning. For instance back at Oldburg, with a working carp hotspot at the happy hour I got with bottom fishing easy 20-40 Carps. Following hours same spot, no change whatsoever, neither gear noa weather, it went down to 3-6 Fishes per hour. (This does make sense from a companies perspective, they make the XP/Silver gap even bigger and also do give people a good feeling and the averrage player does not play 5h+ a day) Then there was another thing happening, I had a few days were I could due RL only play on and off for a longer period of Time. Every Time I was longer off than 1 hour, it felt like a new happy hour again, so good was the bite frequency. So in the end what you saw is me combining the superior sandwich fishing method, with the good bite rate from 20:00-2:00 with the on and off playstyle to reset the fish/spot activity at 56:35. Ps: with bottom fishing the Timeframe of that method working is due the lower biterate a bit longer. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Now is the golden Question, what is wrong with that, because I did make really really good XP and Silver per Minute. The most important thing Russian FISHING 4 is not Hearthstone. I think noone did start that game with the thoughts "nice I play a Fishing Sim, that way I can do multiple other things during playing it" Give us something to do, let us fish! And if you are afraid that we progress to quickly, then stop having such high peaqs and such low lows. I know that´s the extreme example, but you can do the same stuff with other fish species too. It is no fluke it is something YOU guys have somehow for some reason coded and it is not satisfying. I am in a community with 70-100 people ingame, how do you think they feel when I catch 20 carps in 15 minutes and they catch one? When I catch more Carps than they catch Breams? They are getting annoyed by it, they think they are doing something wrong, they think that they might not be good at the game, they think that I cheat or whatever. But you create 0 positive effects with stuff like that and even if you explain it, it is hard to recreate and also much to type (that´s why I am here). On the other side there are people like me, who are willing to invest 5h+ a day, trying things, combining things and you force us either to run around like chickens from place to place just to keep up half a decent bite rate. Or make us relog and play the game for 20-30 min in a 2h Timeframe, just because it is more efficient. I mean why should I not use 1h30min for real life or other stuff when it is possible? Sure I wanna play my 10h a day like earlier, but there is currently no need and especially no reason to do so. There is no reason to make a fishing method 5 times as good as another one. There is no reason to hand out 20 carps in 15 minutes. There is no reason to hand out only 3 total fishes in 1 RL hour. PLEASE DEVS let us fish "normal again, like it has been before, a normal bite rate, fluctuating by daytime, weather and choosen bait and that´s it. Ps: Do you guys actually know what your players are doing instead of switching spots and areas the whole Time? They throw 3 bottom rods, alt tab and watch twitch, youtube, or doing whatever and they tab back in when they hear the break going off... Is that how you want that we play your game? Pps: Please don´t come again with "this is a simulation" "we are working towards the whole picture we have in our head", because in it´s current state I would call it almost broken, if you compare it with how it already was. Towards all who went through that wall of text, thanks for taking the Time and respect for doing so.. I hope there were also a few things to learn from it and if I could give you one tipp it would be, don't compare yourself with others, you will have way way more fun, by doing your own thing and try stuff out. Setup Edit: this picture below is somehow not removable, just ignore it.
  2. 16 points
    Update - Ladoga lake - New skill “Cooking” and its related recipes have been added to the game. - New achievements related to cooking added to the game. - Many new food items are added to the game. - New interactive objects are added to water bodies, such as smoker, fish dry rack and brazier. - Number of portions for some items in grocery stores are increased (tea, coffee, salt, etc). Prices for these products are also increased. - New rods are introduced to the game – Spod rods. Spod rods are design for delivering groundbait and can be used as a fourth rod. - A fourth slot has been added to the game, to switch faster between the selected items from the inventory. - For spinning reels, the fixation of the line has been implemented, called Clipping. To use hold left control plus - +. - Fishing with the Sbirolino rig is now also available in spin fishing skill. - The restocking times of repair parts of the Workshop has been increased. - The ‘Store’ tab in the Workshops has been removed. Instead there are now separate Hardware shops on the water bodies, with the exception Bear Lake. - The current setting of float depth will now be saved when you go offline. - Implemented: the ability to name selfmade groundbait. - The bottom of Bear Lake has been adjusted. Carp species may have changed their locations. - Implemented: a Snag indicator has been added to user interface. - Implemented: An unread message indicator has been added to the user interface - The properties of groundbait have been adjusted, it’s effectiveness has been increased. - Implemented: New water body - Ladoga Lake. The water body unlocks at level 28. - Implemented: New fish species - they can be found in Lake Ladoga. - Implemented: New baitfish (whitefish) - Implemented: New fishing reels from the manufacturer Beluga. This reel series includes several spinning reels and baitcasting reel models. - Implemented: Updated reels of the brands Trident and Zeiman. - Implemented: There are new fishing rods of the brand Kingfisher - Implemented: There are new artificial lures from the brand Volkhoff - Implemented: The assortiment of sinkers from the Simmons brand has been expanded - Implemented: The assortment of hooks for Berserk Hooks and Simmons manufacturers have been expanded. - The experience points for Grayling have been increased. - The following languages have been added to the game: French, Polish, Spanish and Portuguese (Brazilian). - Implemented: the notification in chat of the game message about torn leaders. - Implemented: 3-day Premium Membership - Due to bug fixes in the user settings, the hot keys settings have been reset to default. - Fixed: in some cases, after the groundbait was produced, the “Discard” button did not appear in the dialog box.
  3. 15 points
    Cooking Every seasoned angler knows not only how to catch a fish but also how to make it taste good. Friends, Today we would like to present to you a new skill - Cooking. With this skill players will be able to taste a juicy shish kebab right off of the skewer, enjoy the greatest fish soup made on the campfire and even indulge themselves with caviar made by their own hands. This is just a short list of the many other new possibilities available to players through the new Cooking skill. Tight lines and…. bon appetit!
  4. 9 points
    Patch note: It is difficult to say for sure what was the true cause of minor illnesses, seriously complicating the lives of some characters. Perhaps, it may have been their first time trying the butter, or the butter itself was too potent. Whatever it was, the crisis has been contained and all the ill will get better soon to return to their normal state of health. At this time, we had to temporarily remove this unexpectedly dangerous product from use. - Trophy sizes of Burbot, Char and Red Char have been increased. - The work of all 10000 reels have been fixed.
  5. 8 points
    Hello everyone, I'm gathering Custom grounbaits on Streams, Forums and Discords. Here what i have gather until now : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRyMCoyst0RfD94F4XEqp5bd1TX6ymS8VR8Hf6GvtTZRYLxz_NQmkFZCEueRlEKX0GTsiIkaVQ1FnZE/pubhtml Feel free to share some "working groundbait", and i will add your groundbait to the list. Thight line ! (i hope it's ok to share those on the forum)
  6. 5 points
    yesterday, i catch a trophy zander for challenges but he didn't appear in weekly...
  7. 4 points
    big big big carp top 3 on other region 7.5m hole NC
  8. 4 points
    First of all - I really enjoy fishing at this lake, its very beautiful and immersive with nice variety, I think I will be staying here for a long while. Def best looking location in any fishing game I played! Here is my new pike record (also at the moment of catching water body record). He was sitting, among lots of other smaller pikes, in the tiny 3m hole/lake. Early morning, rainy day. Details/setup below:
  9. 4 points
    Item Price increases But the silver coins were not added to the catch. It makes it hard to keep playing.
  10. 4 points
    Tonight @Lady0fGames will give 2 sneak peek streams of the upcoming lake Ladoga. She goes live at 7pm GMT and hosts another one at 8pm EST. @Levo will stream Ladoga in Polish and Chinese at 7pm GMT/2pm EST. Watch both streams at: http://twitch.tv/lady0fgames http://twitch.tv/levo_
  11. 4 points
    September 27th at 1am EST server restart and client update.
  12. 4 points
    5 trophy bream caught yesterday in 3.5 hours at 75:100
  13. 4 points
    Just got a trophy one. Same place. And this setup. Just a encouragement for fellow fishers, u can do it!
  14. 4 points
    GUIDE: THOSE EELS AT OLD BURG Foreword: I received recently often the question: "How do you find those Eels and how do you get so many Trophies?" I tried to answer everyone and also made already a post at the Old Burg section with the last active "hotspot" (not active anymore) But answering everyone and doing it properly with those limited characters does consume quite a bit of Time because there are several things to consider and to figure out. So I decided to make here a more in depth Guide which might help some people out to get better results. All statements which I will make below are based on my personal experience (6 1/2 Trophy Eels and several hundred normal ones), it can differ a little bit from how it exactly is, but I think I am decently close. General things about Eels: Gear: This is my prefered Setup which I never change. I know Eels are getting catched with hooks from #10 all the way up to #2/0. As always hooksize does sadly not really matter if you can get a certain Fish, but it still might influence how many you get. Float Fishing is also totally fine, you just have to figure out the max depth you can have and you are good to go. I personally do prefer bottom fishing because you have a way lower chance of missing one due them biting 90% "suicidal" and with float fishing it´s way more tedious. Prefered Bait: 1. Fish Piece, 2. Crayfish Tail, 3. Nightcrawler, 4. Worm, Redworm, Cheese 5. Lures (Yes they bite on them, but if you actually catched one you should immediately play Lotto) Catchtime: The main factor for Eels is the Temperature, if it is below 12° you are good to go. The second factor is the Daytime, a fixed Timeframe seems to be from 23:00 till 8:00 during this Time also higher temperatures do work. Sidenote: You can catch them 24/7 but outside those two windows the chance is so minimalistic that it is not worth to try it. Rare Fish: Eels are rare Fishes like Donets Ruffe, Black Carp and Golden tench. Those are not supposed to be farmable/targetable, but every now and then it seems to be possible. The Eel has one big advantage his prefered Bait is not shared with many other species (Chinese Sleepers <3, Burbot, Catfish) that´s why Fish Piece is by far Nr. 1, all other baites are shared with more species, decreasing the chance. Location: You can catch them everywhere, but their absolutely prefered Location is really close to the shore where moss and lilies are next to eachother. Weather: As colder as better it is, although if it is getting below 8° it seems that they move a little bit further away from the shore. Also they really like rain, thundertorms intrestingly enough not that much though. How to find them and how to target Trophies: We went through the basics of Eels, now the golden Question is how you can find/identify a Hotspot and how you can increase your chance to get a Trophy. To answer the more interesting question first, how do you increase the Chance of getting a Trophy? The answer is quite simple and is the same for every Fish in the game: Increase the amount of Fishes you catch. Every single Fishsize is rolled by itself, you can get lucky and your first Fish is right away a Trophy, you can get unlucky and catch several hundreds without one. So the only thing you can do is trying to catch as many as possible in order to have as much rolls as possible. (And even if there are some mechanics like, pity factor, or better gear = higher Trophy chance and so on, you will never get a confirmation for that.) This does lead us to the next, most intresting and final point, the Hotspot: A Hotspot is generally a place where you have better catching results than you normally would have due it providing way more Fishes. Now how to find and identify the Eel Hotspot? As mentioned above Eeels do like places which have a combination of lilies and moss, at every location where you can find those two together you can catch normally 1 Eel per Night. If you find a Hotspot it is possible to catch 5-6 Eels a Night and the averrage will be at ~3 pieces. Still it is even at Hotspots possible to catch not a single Eel, this happens maybe in 1 out of 7 days, but it is possible. So when you search and check several locations to find a Hotspot, you have to stay for 2 Nights at each place to be sure and that is the reason why it can be so freaking Time consuming to actually find them and why people don´t wanna share it when they finally have found one. Experience wise there is always only 1 hotspot for Eels active at Oldburg, the previous two had been 37:58 and 64:18, both are dry now. Also a thing is that every Hotspot I encountered so far did not only have moss and lilies, but also Grass and or Reeds next to it. And for the end here are a few Coords which were "Hot" at least once: 37:58, 61:18, 61:14, 23:67, 71:51, 59:13 (31:23, 47:20, 17:68) English is not my main language so sorry for wrong grammar and such, as always wish you all gl and tight lines, have fun. Setup Ps: Why 6 1/2 Trophies? I lost one a few meter in front of my feets, сход for life ;-)
  15. 3 points
    7.5 m hole working good for me today , got some wild , strelet ,sturgeon .. NC and RINO !
  16. 3 points
    And another record, this time Atlantic Salmon, got him early morning, sunny weather - trolling with a wobbler/steel leader near the 18m hole. He took me on a 30min ride across the lake haha!
  17. 3 points
    41:43. Decent spot, has potential for sure for some trophies. used 30lb Fluro leaders, S6 hooks Mayfly larva's 50% cast power put me in 14m hole perfectly I made this + 32.88 for 2kg zander order. 1H 13 minutes time.
  18. 3 points
    My first rare fish, Hook 4/0, same as above casting at the dock:
  19. 3 points
    44 - 41 to 14m hole , red worm and NC
  20. 3 points
    Just had the weirdest thing happen to me at Ladoga Lake. my boat flipped underneath me and stayed upside down with me standing on it. I cant move it anymore...
  21. 3 points
    Since the new lake post isnt up yet.. This was my FIRST cast into Ladoga. 5th place absolute. Casting from the island in D6 into the 6m hole
  22. 3 points
    71:100 / 9.7 leader / size 8 bloody / pea porridge
  23. 3 points
    I used a 60g bleak to catch a 140g perch. On that perch a i got a 280g arctic char. I agree that you get some trophy now and then, but atm this rig is broken imo. For the amount of grind it needs, the time you spend on farming bait, big fish bite rate should be buffed.
  24. 3 points
    In the shallow 3m area opposite from the pond, one on a gudgeon and one on a roach
  25. 3 points
    Zeimen Terminator SD14-005, trolling through 7.5m hole. My first trophy zander and the first zander I caught in Sura!