I know that nothing will change in the game but I would like to register my frustration and that of other players I dare to talk to, with what seems to be a problem with the game's RNG.
I currently have 5.4k hours of gameplay, almost level 44 and have 93 different trophies. I believe I have some knowledge of what I will be saying.
Those of us who are looking for different trophies spend many hours of our day catching insignificant fish that don't give money, xp or even close the map to win the medal.
The problem I'd like to report is that no matter how much time/experience/testing we've invested in that fish is irrelevant, as some trophies just don't seem to exist on some accounts.
Well you said then "Change your equipment, test different forms of assemblies". Yes, me and other players do that, but regardless of that, the trophy doesn't come, even with the improvement of the size and quantity of that species.
I've been trying to get the same trophies for about 2 years and I've never been able to. Some of the ones I try the most are Atlantic Salmon, Short-headed Barbel, Sterlet etc. Yes these are some fish that should be in theory "difficult" to get the trophy, but 2 years trying tirelessly when there is a spot???
What about the "easy" fish trophies that you get good sized in a huge amount but don't get that fish trophy for some reason, like for example the Asian Smelt or East Siberian Grayling? Well in "Theory" it was supposed to be easy, after all you get a great amount per hour and there is always a spot. I think it's absurd, regardless of the setup/temperature/weather I try to use in my favor, nothing seems to change anything in my RNG and some players.
Basically it seems to be easier to catch another fish and hope that the trophy of the fish I want comes out completely randomly, than to fish in a spot where it really is a spot for that specific fish.
In the meantime we sit and look at posts or the weekly from the same people who somehow have an incredible facility to get trophies that should be difficult, with the same setup that everyone is using, arriving at the spot and simply taking the trophy from the first fish or in about 2 hours catch two or more trophies of the same fish while watching.
Our effort doesn't seem to make any difference, no matter if I have and experience fishing that fish or doing tests to try to improve the RNG. The game does not reward you for your effort.
Anyway, I'm really happy when I get a new trophy and the difficulty is nice. But it has become increasingly boring and frustrating to catch the same fish for years, not getting the trophy and having to see the same lucky people rushing new trophies with really incredible ease using the same equipment.
I tried to be the most direct and respectful. Thanks for the space in the forum for criticism.