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blubberguts

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For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« on: July 06, 2017, 11:16:30 AM »

I had a little trouble figuring out how to fish. Here's how:

(a) Your fishing rod must be in one of your eight inventory slots, AND highlighted as the current slot ( Use the mouse wheel to move slot highlight OR press a keyboard number. You will see the character holding the rod in the main screen if you've done it right.)

(b) You must have at least one lure somewhere in your inventory (does not have to be in one of the eight hand slots.)

(c)  Run along the water's edge until you find a visible group of fish.

(d) Move around a little until the letter "e" appears.

(e) Press e to start fishing.

Originally I kept trying to click the left mouse while the rod was highlighted and I was next to a group of fish, but nothing happened and there was no message.

« Last Edit: July 07, 2017, 06:22:38 AM by Dorist1 »
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 12:18:56 PM »

Yeah, we'll tweak the fishing prompt for the next build. So far, the fishing still doesn't feel exactly right, there isn't much weight to it. So we're still tweaking the coding as well.
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 12:57:57 AM »

Hmm. I'm not sure what you have planned to change, but I managed to get around to fishing.

Firstly, the fishing instruction prompt.. I had to screencap it, because I could only read the first two lines before the fish got away. Is there another way to view this information?

Secondly, i don't know if this was due to the fishing spot i was trying to fish in, but it took quite a few tries, and was quite difficult.. I went in with 27 bait, I think around the 22 mark, is when i decided to screencap that instruction popup. After about 5 more tries, i was a bit confused at the fishing line always being max tension, regardless of where i moved the fishing pole. It finally occurred to me that reeling in the fish increased tension. With 14 bait left, i managed to catch a fish.

I also just noticed that there is no leveling for fishing. Is that something that is planned?

Seems fishing is actually not too difficult when you understand it. I managed to turn the rest of those 14 catterpillars into 10 catfish, 1 bannerfish, and 1 rusty iron pipe.

Two failures, not so bad.
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 01:45:01 AM by Luminaire »
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 12:05:02 AM »

grabbed a screenshot of instructions for other viewers..... other thing not really clear is what to do when fish stops moving.... I found if I point the rod directly at the fish and not have it left or right it prevents the tension from building when the fish isn't moving. In case it isn't apparent to others the orange triangles let you know which direction the fish is headed.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1076150083
 
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 12:07:19 AM by Cytek »
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 04:43:33 PM »

The fishing instruction can be a letter from Qiwa as thanks for making a rod for him, or can be a personal lesson that he teaches you so that people can figure out fishing in the game.

Swaying the mouse to the direction of fish works, but it has to be like all the way for tension to start lowering?  I hope the rod can be more sensitive to the mouse, so that I don't need to move my mouse too much.
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 04:46:37 AM »

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The fishing instruction can be a letter from Qiwa as thanks for making a rod for him, or can be a personal lesson that he teaches you so that people can figure out fishing in the game.
This is totally an excellent idea! We'd take it into consideration later.
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 12:43:55 PM »

No prob, glad you like that  :D

I should be a bit clearer in my fishing "problem."  Swaying rod in fish's direction lowers line tension but only when fish is not moving.  When fish is moving, line tension won't lower at all.  I have my rod moving according to arrow's hints but still line can still break.  Fortunately that doesn't happen a lot.
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Re: For those who have trouble fishing[marked]
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 04:01:52 AM »

Fishing has gone through a couple iterations that I can tell.  I wanted to post an update on the newest version, since it took a little while to get the hang of it, especially since I was used to the old way.  In the new version, the tension only rises when the fish moves away from the bubble, or when you pull on the line (especially if you are not centered).  If you are pulling, then the tension does not go down, so if the tension is high you may want to keep the bubble on the fish for a few seconds before pulling so that the tension can go back down.  Some fish will break the line because they move so quickly and have such high tension, but if you are good at tagging them, then you can slowly reel them in.

Basically, do NOT press and hold the mouse button.  Click to start, and then focus on keeping the bubble on the fish.  Click to pull when the bubble is centered (white), and release if the fish moves away from the bubble until you get it centered again.  Practice on the catfish (next to the bridge that you are building/built) as they are the easiest to catch.  If you get one of the frogfish, it will be a challenge, but you can catch it if you have gotten good at keeping the pole lined up.  Good luck and have fun!!  Other fish are varying difficulty, but if you like to fish, you can choose to increase your tension strength as a character level-up.  Other than that, I haven't seen a leveling or proficiency with fishing that increases your chances, but hopefully that is coming too.

EDIT:  tip for easier fishing -- stand as close to the fish as you can get without falling in (and still see the "E").  The closer you are, the faster you can reel them in.  This makes a big difference on the harder fish.

Good game!  Have fun everyone! 
« Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 11:51:53 PM by Omidawn »
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