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FAQ gameplay

Frequently asked questions / answers

This thread will be updated  as new questions are asked

Last update:  January 21 2021

 

Ranking Lists

When are the weekly rankings reset and evaluated?

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The weekly ranking lists are always reset on Sunday and evaluated at the same time.

Winter time = 1400 EST / 2000 CET

Summer time = 1500 EST / 2100 CET

 

 

How exactly are the points for the global placement evaluated and calculated?

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Prizes

Let's start with the rewards for the global weekly records.

There are 2 different prize options.
10 Best Global Players

(Important: there must be weekly global records to be included in this rating)

  • Regular (the biggest global records in general are rated there)
  • Ultralight (only fish caught with UL equipment)
  • Telescopic (only fish caught with telescopic rods)

 

At the end of the week, the top 10 players on the list will receive silver prizes and an award that is visible in their profile.

 

There is also the reward for the largest fish of any species such as the Russian sturgeon.
Here, too, the above lists (regular, UL, Telescopic records) are used. This will be rewarded with 300 silver.

Under "Prize Winner of the Week" you can see the rewards for the placements and the biggest fish.
This list always shows the winners from the last week.

 

 

Calculating the points

So how exactly are these points calculated?

The most important point is that you have to take first place in the respective list at least once so that the other placements are counted.

Here is an example:

A player catches brown trout (3rd place), grayling (4th place) and asp (2nd place)  for the weekly global list

and wonders why he is not among the weekly leaders.

Now the player catches an albino catfish (1st place) and not only gets the 5080 points from 1st place, but also his other placements are evaluated and displayed with a total number of records as 4. 

So the effective factor is that you have to take first place at least once at the end of the week and all other placements from 2nd place to 5th place are added.

 

 

Groundbait and Feeding

When should you feed, are there guidelines?

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You should feed once you have found a good spot with a nice population of the species you want.

Even without feeding, fish bite in good places. Once you have found the spot, you need to decide on the results you are looking for:

  • Bite Frequency
  • Target Species
  • Size

How to specifically feed is explained in another question / answer.

 

 

How do you influence the size of the fish?

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You do this by changing the size of the particles you are feeding the fish. Larger particles = larger fish. Read below for some examples.

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Example #1 - Combo

Combination approach - size and frequency.

  1. Feed with 3 PVA boilie stringers. Ex: 16mm Soluble Boiles
  2. 1 to 2 throws with the rocket feeder.
  3. In the evening use the cobra or slingshot to throw a few more boilies out.

BE CAREFUL - you can easily overfeed with this technique

Ongoing, you should only refeed every 1 or 2 game days (1 to 2 hours)

 

 

Example #2 - Size

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Pure size - we only use large particles here to encourage larger fish to feed.

Example Mix:

  • No base!
  • Boilie Soluble 16mm
  • Pellets 18mm
  • Crushed Boilies
  • Boilie 25mm
  • Aroma

Feed 1 or 2 throws of the rocket feeder. You will notice the bite rate drop, but the size increases.

In the evening / night hours refeed with cobra or PVA stringers.

 

 

These examples should help you when crafting feed and designing patterns for feeding a spot.

 

 

What are small and large particles or what is the difference?

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This topic is explained with a small example listing:

Small particles up to 16mm:

  • Feed pellets
  • Additives such as bloodworms, chopped worms
  • Basic mixtures such as linseed, corn flour

Large particles from 16mm:

  • Whole boilies
  • Pellets that are also used as bait
  • PVA stringer
  • Feeding with a boiling pipe / sling

Small particles cause frequency and large particles cause larger fish to bite. It is also possible to feed a mix of both.

 

 

Can you influence the radius / scattering effect of the cobra ?

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Yes, it is possible to influence the scattering effect.

The diameter of the pipe can be adjusted to the size of the boilie

The skill of the cobra also reduces the scattering effect.

The less scattering there is, the more effective the effect of the feed boilies / pellet

 

 

Can you overfeed?

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Yes, it is possible to overfeed a fishing spot. The result is that the population drops to the base value and cannot be increased for a certain period of time.

In addition, you will quickly notice that the general frequency drops significantly.

 

 

Are there differences in size when "grinding, crushing" boilies?

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The size of the "crushed boilies" is controlled by the crusher itself, how fine or coarse it is ground. In the current game we only have one crusher = always the same size when it is ground 

The original component is always in there after crushing and it should stay that way. It may well be that other variations of crushers will come later.

 

 

Can PopUp boilies be used in feed mixes or do they also have the buoyancy effect when feeding?

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This is a game, and not everything can be modeled exactly. The development team has to make decisions when implementing features that may result and some aspects not being exactly like real life.

The boilies have a pop-up effect, but this function is only available if they are linked to a rig.

With the feed mix / we create a new product with a function where only certain properties are taken over from the components, such as:

If the component is a small particle or a large particle, how high is the component in the like factor (depending on how high this is, the species can be influenced) etc. So you cannot take it 1 to 1 as in real life.

 

 

Is there a detailed basic guide to feeding in general with examples and structure?

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We will explain it using an example with 3 different fish + 3 different like factors and now build the food on it.

We don't yet know what kind of like factor we have = Amino boilie / pellets, neutral or basic boilie / pellets then fish and just look for a few flavors with the taste of the dip.

For example, we have now found 3 different tastes that are in the like factors of the fish with the following results:

 

  • Mulberry = 2 common carp, 3 mirror carp, 5  leather carp, 4 frame sided mirror carp
  • Tuna = 5 common carp, 4 mirror carp, 2 linear carp, 1 fframe sided mirror carp
  • Coco and Cream = 3 linear carp, 1 frame sided mirror carp

 

These are our results from fishing with the test rods, now we build the feed mixture on it with various examples:

 

All-round mix =  Mulberry Feed Pellets, Tuna Feed Pellets, Coconut & Cream Pellets 18, Amino Feed Pellets 8, Aroma = Amino

Why is this an "all-round mix"? We use all the like factors that we know where we caught fish and combine these and then simply use amino as the aroma, which is only flavor-enhancing and therefore does not specifically target certain fish species. So with this mix we can increase all carp species from the population that we caught.

 

Target fish mixes:

On every taste you could see that 1 -2 fish species have bitten more than others, so we can assume that if we now feed on the basis of mulberry, the population of the leather and the frame sided mirror carp will increase the most, of the mirror carp mediocre and from the common carp only slightly or not at all. The same goes for the other two tastes.

  • Name: Leather / Frame Sided Mirror Carp mixture mulberry
  • Basis = wheat bran, rye bran, corn flour,
  • Ingredient 1 = Amino Feed Pellets 8
  • Ingredient 2 = Mulberry Feed Pellets 12 (don't have the sizes in mind)
  • Ingredient 3 = Mulberry Boilies 16
  • Aroma = mulberry

 

With this mixture you will not only catch carp and frame sided carp if there are also good bottom populations of the other species at the spot, but we will influence these two species most with our feed and control the population a little more specifically.

 

Hook bait:

Regardless of whether it is an all-round mix or a target fish mix, we are not forced to refer to the components that are used as feed.

That means, even if we have fed with "mulberry", we can set up 3 different rods with coconut, tuna and mulberry, since these are all in the like factors of the fish. Each bait is just structured differently. You can visualize this as a staircase.

In order to address as many fish as possible, we can also combine them such as coconut with mulberry or tuna + mulberry, etc.

Alternatively you can work with Basic Boilies + (like factor bait).

 

Dip:

The dip is also not absolutely necessary!

With a dip, the aroma of the dip is used to address the fish more specifically. So if we want an all-round dip, we can refer to amino again, for example.

 

 

Leader Mechanics

What is the deterrent factor and which factors are included?

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The list of major deterrent factors:

  • Diameter (in mm)
  • Material (braided, fluoro, mono)
  • Length

 

Just because braided line is thinner, it doesn't mean that the factor is better because the material + length is also counted.

The diameter in mm is the most important point - but do not forget the other factors - especially if you are fishing in the same kg range.

For example, if you fish with a 3kg braided line and a 20 kg mono line, you will surely achieve better results with the braided line. If you fish in the same kilo range, it can make a difference which material is also used: Mono, Fluoro or braided.

 

The deterrent factor in fish:

Some species are less effected by line types / size than others.

  1. We have a game with values and parameters, so every fish species has a certain scare factor, eg "common carp".
  2. With the very shy fish, the stop is set higher so that they react more sensitively to it.
  3. Each species has their own factor.

 

 

Which fish are very shy fish?

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  • All types of trout
  • Bream
  • Asp
  • Chub
  • Barbel
  • Grayling
  • Donets Ruffe
  • Eel


How to choose a leader for spin fishing?

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The deterrent effect consists of 4 factors

Leader material =

  • Braided
  • Mono 
  • Fluoro (least scare effect)
  • Steel

Diameter = (the most important factor)

  • 0.08 mm
  • 0.20 mm
  • 0.45 mm

Length (also a good factor)

  • A short leader offers better hook properties but has a more deterrent effect
  • Long leaders have poor hook properties and produce missed bites, but are recommended for trophies and cautious fish

Fish species = (each fish species has a different factor)

  • Catfish (not shy)
  • Salmon (medium scare factor)
  • Sevan trout (careful fish)

 

  1. Careful fish are all types of trout (brown trout, Sewan trout, etc.), asp and bream for example.
  2. Fish that are not classified as cautious can be caught with steel / mesh or mono leaders without any problems.
  3. Here it only depends on the diameter of the leader or the line.
  4. Cautious fish should be fished with fluorocarbon and also experiment a little with the diameter which brings more frequency and size when fishing.
  5. If there are pike in the area, a steel leader is the best choice, as this offers sufficient protection and cannot be bitten through

 

 

Does the color of the line / leader also have an effect on the game or the length of the leader?

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The color has no influence on the current course of the game.

The length of the leader has an influence as follows:

  • Shorter leaders offer better hook properties but have a greater scare factor
  • Longer leaders such as 60cm have less of a deterrent effect but produce more missed bites and offer poorer hook properties.

 

 

Which components have an influence on the fish for the purpose of deterrent effect?

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The following components have an influence on the new rigs:

Line / leader color:

  • The color of the main line and the leaders have no influence on the current game

Leadcore / lead paint

  • The color should be adapted to the surface

Leader diameter and material and length

  • As always, the diameter is the most important point. A thinner diameter has less of a deterrent effect.
  • When it comes to the material, it is usually better to use braided, soft material because it lays on the bottom of the water. Stiff material such as fluoro carbon is used in the stiff and chod rig where the length should be a maximum of 20cm. 
  • A very long leader, for example 60cm, also has less of a scare effect, but produces more false bites and tears at the beginning of the fight because the self-hooking effect does not work as well.

These components can be matched to the rig as well as the subsurface and can produce slightly better bites and fish when matched.

 

 

Rods and Reels

Do different rod types effect XP?

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Yes, some rod types have XP bonuses that are not listed directly on the rods, like picker and telescopics for example

 

How do you use a marker rod and what is it for?

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The marker rod is used to localize the bottom as well as the depth. Example: clay 2.15 depth

After casting the rod, crank it slowly over the bottom of the water, for example at retrieving speed 6.

Once you have found your place where you want to fish, you open the bail and the marker float floats to the surface. Now the line is tensioned and the float stands up and shows both the subsurface and the depth.

 

 

Which reels are best for braided line?

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There is no reel that is only suitable for braided or fluorocarbon line. 

Braided as well as fluoro cause higher wear with every reel because they have no stretch and are always in direct contact.

However, there are reels that are of high quality and are more suitable for use with every line type.

These are easy to recognize in the game in the shop with marked 5 stars.

The higher the star rating for a reel, the better the components are processed, this is also reflected in the wear.

 

 

Where can I see the breaking force of my reel and what is the difference between brake strength and breaking force?

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Each component on your reel has a breaking strain that if exceeded for an excessive amount of time will cause the reel to break. This is not listed on the specifications for the reel because they are not listed in real life as well. This force ranges from braking strength to several times the breaking strength depending on the type and quality of reel.

Braking Strength or Force is the maximum amount of force the reel can apply to a fish at drag level 29. Drag level 30 locks the reel and it's breaking strength becomes the only factor. Locking the reel is not advised unless you are very experienced and know exactly what your setup can handle.

 

  

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