iivirist Posted July 12, 2022 Share Posted July 12, 2022 (edited) Hello everyone! I've played the game for a long time (>2.1k h), and i've been through many changes in the game, and i think i do have some extensive knowledge of the game, not that it actually helps me in any way. So, let's get into this. Firstly let's start talking about trophy rates of different tackles; Trophy precentage. It's extremely rare to get a trophy while spin fishing, same seems to go towards float fishing, especially when you actually start comparing with other tackle types. Here are 2 examples of trophy rate compared to other types of tackles: Lvl 43 Spoiler Spinning tackle trophy rate ( Spinning + Casting + Jerk): 0.268% Bottom tackle trophy rate ( Carp + Picker + Feeder): 1.225% Float tackle trophy rate (Tele): 0.227% Lvl 41 Spoiler Spinning tackle trophy rate (Spinning + Casting + Jerk): 0.291% Bottom tackle trophy rate (Carp + Feeder): 1.311% Float tackle trophy rate (Tele + Match): 0.329% When we look at that, we see that there is a whole precentage difference between bottom and other tackle types, there is absolutely no reason to have such a huge differece, they should be even. I welcome people to post their own trophy rates as well, it's simple: (trophies caught) / (fish caught) * 100 = your trophy rate. Bigger the sample size, the better. So let's look into that a little deeper, why that could be. Since i don't do much of float fishing then my knowledge is limited to spin tackle, and i'll refrain on commenting on float. 1. There is absolutely no consistent way to target bigger fish when spin fishing, no matter how your setup is built. (While bottom tackle has a way to some degree of targeting bigger fish) 2. Lure size does not matter at all. (No matter what lure you use, big, small, medium, if lure is active then it's going to get all and any fish) 3. Hook size has minimal to no effect at all. (The amount of perch and smelt and other tiny fish you catch on an extra large hooks just doesn't make any sense. Yes, small fish can sometimes get "snagged" on the hook, but nowhere near the rate the game implies. Mostly affects the number of fish caught rather than quality.) 4. Leader size has only the effect on the amount of fish you catch, not quality. 5. There is a possiblity that the rate of trophy fish (or even just simply the bigger fish) are actually hardcoded limit. Other tackle types need the love too! Now, let's get into other problems. Recent changes to the fishing system, especially towards bottom tackle, where one spot works at best for an hour (Yes, i've read the Q/A and it's being said it's the amount of fish, not the time). But even so, it doesn't seem to matter, wheter you catch 60 fish in an hour or 10, the spot still dies after an hour +-15min. It hits all the fishing really hard. Especially for the types of fish that at bests have 1 "active" spot for the entire game at any given time and/or they already have a really slow bite rate. When fishing for sturgeon, beluga, buffalo, big head, silver, wild carp etc you're hard limited to fishing these fish 1 hour out of every 3 hours on most cases, you don't really have options. Options on having to choose what you want to fish. This is definitely a biggie too, you're limited to fish what is active, and you don't really have a choice in the matter. I suppose i can understand the concept of you being able to fish a fish thats active, but everyone has to realise that usually, if not all the time, the activity changes last for months, which means you're limited to catching these x fish for up to 6 months, until there is like forced migration (which sometimes does not do much either), and just hope that maybe this week we are going to have some activity changes and i can fish for something else than these x fish. On most cases of bottom tackle, you're forced to change a map if you want to keep catching fish. Which i mean by that, is that any single map at any single point has at best 2 active spots, which with the recent changes forces player to change map after 2 hours, since 1st spot hasn't recovered, or unless you're willing to change the type of you want to catch. Once again our options are limited when you want to catch certain fish, either you change map, try for something else, or just wait for an hour or 2 until spot recovers. Every map, no matter the level, the expanses, fish etc average out to be around 400-600 silver per hour, same implies to exp/h. Whats the point of getting better gear, leveling up and opening higher level/more expensive maps, if the reward for that is miniscule or non-existant? There are much more problems, but they are tiny compared to these ones. And i have to admit that i personally feel the direction the game has taken lately doesn't please me and i definitely don't enjoy playing the game hours on end as i used to. And i do believe there to be a lot players that have the same feeling as i do. This also means i don't play the game a lot any more, and might leave it altogether, given i get other and better options to fish. Kind regards Edited July 12, 2022 by iivirist 5 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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