Thank you again for clear reply. I think this info should be part of beginners guide, at least the info about the tension bar. I agree the reality about 1.2-2.5 drag multipliers could be misleading but right now there is not enough choices for new players as price curve of the reels is very steep. I was very concerned about the Spark values on paper but learning the right technique I'm confident it's enough to carry me through starter water bodies (floating and feeders, not spinning) and it's also very cheap to replace, unlike the next tier of reels. I'm sure with this new information about the tension bar, my reels and lines will wear faster but I shall pull out the slightly heavier fish a lot quicker. It also answers my question why the fight with 1.5kg bream was so damn long on 5kg setup.
Much obliged, It was the missing link for me. There is enough guides and videos for advanced and high level users and the progression path past beginner looks much cleaner. These elemental game mechanics should be a part of the beginner guide. I've got a lot of (remain) knowledge about fishing and casting from real life and still struggle a bit. It's a fun to explore these mechanics in game but for pure gamer with no past experience it can be a wall right on the start. I mean for example grinding for the Lacerti reel with the starter whip. It's a huge waste of time as player level is no concern, it's the silver that is needed for progression to Old Burg where Sorento + Spark starts to be on dangerous edge.
My last question is about Vyatka-2 reel. What's its star quality? I like it a lot but I'm afraid to pay the price for repairing useless display piece.