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  1. Made possible by Killerwhale , the Make Slippyfish Smile and Laugh contest! This is a PS4 contest only! The prize : 1 DLC code for the Salmon Star Pack , a $70.00 value ! The contest starts right now and ends on 09/27/17 at 12:00pm How to win : First you must make me smile. You do so by clicking the heart in the lower right-hand corner. Second you must tell me the funniest fishing story I've ever heard. It can be true, partly true or just completely made up, but don't tell me! It can be an in-game fishing story or a real life fishing story. You can only enter once (one post) and you cannot edit your post. Editing your post = disqualified. The winner will be chosen by me and it's hard to get me to laugh so it better be good! Don't try to use one you get off the internet, I'll be checking . Let the funniest fishing story win!
    31 points
  2. The Developers Diaries: New Fish and Waterways! Filled with inspiration and driven by our passion for fishing, we’ve been working on a global update of our game for quite a long time now. Sparing no efforts, we’re dead set to give you a renewed Fishing Planet experience of the highest quality! And since our game is celebrating it’s third anniversary this August, we decided to share some developer inside scoop and give you guys an idea of the great wonders ahead: like the completely new European waterways, even more kinds of fish species, and a few other features you’re sure to love!;) So read on… Waterways: We’re finally adding a completely new region of the world to Fishing Planet - Europe! Now you’ll be able to enjoy fishing the many European waterways, complete with their own unique vibe, scenic surroundings, beautiful nature and all the realistic details inherent to the region! The global map will be represented as a 3D globe. We’ll be adding 10 new waterways in total, all scattered around different European countries. Now you can go on a real fishing adventure and travel to countries like the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, and a few other places that we’re keeping a secret for now!;) The first iteration of the new waterways will include 5 new rivers and lakes of the European region. At this stage, we’ll be introducing waterways of: The Czech Republic: The Netherlands: Italy: Russia: and Great Britain: You’ll get the chance to indulge in meditative fishing on a delightfully serene little pond, amidst the charming Czech woods, or land a trophy fishing the wide canals in the Netherlands, surrounded by a mesmerizingly urbanistic landscape, or even fill up your keepnet on the boisterous Carp ponds of Great Britain. And that’s not even mentioning the inimitable dolce vita vibe of captivating Italian scenery, that you can enjoy along with fantastic sunsets and the fishing rod in hand! Fish: Along with the European waterways, we’re introducing over 20 new fish species! Read on to find out more about some of the fish that’ll be added in the first iteration... Czech Republic will be the place to go if you’re up to catching some savoury Tench, Prussian Carp and plenty of Common Roach. You’ll love fishing in Italy, as the local waterways are well known for plentiful Asp, Common Barbel, Grayling and Carp. And how about conquering the tricky Eel in the Netherlands? Great Britain is sure to uplift your spirits as its waterways are abundant in Grass Carp. But what you’re bound to enjoy the most on this Foggy Albion, is the humongous Common Carp - big like you’ve never seen!;) Russia will be the place to go if you’re up to hunting some Sterlet. But that’s only one of the countless species inhabiting the deep underwater kingdom of Akhtuba river, including Zander and Blue Bream. Aside from all of the above, you guys are in for many more new kinds of fish, that will be quite a challenge to catch and will call for your best fishing skills!;) But the introduction of new waterways means not only more species of fish, but also more opportunities! Alongside the European region, we’re introducing …. feeder fishing, ta-da! Now you can enjoy bottom fishing with the aid of feeders to constantly attract more fish to your spot! Why are so many anglers hyped about feeder fishing, you might ask. Well, thing is, while the fish consumes some of the bait in the feeder, the rest of the bait gets spread around the bottom of that area, which efficiently attracts other fish, thus multiplying your chances of a good catch! This function is literally a gateway to new possibilities, substantially increasing the quantity and quality of your catches! But even that’s not all. Multi-Rod Fishing: For now on, you’ll no longer need to constantly switch between rods and lures, making the frustrating choice of what fish to catch first and what tackle to use. The multi-rod function will double your chances of a catch and let you enjoy a variety of fish hunting options! No more tough choices. From now on you can just set up a bunch of rods simultaneously and enjoy waiting for the bites. Soon enough you’ll get a chance to experience all these updates firsthand and try them out yourself! However, such a massive update calls for great responsibility on our part. We want to make sure that everything functions like clockwork and give our full attention to even the smallest details. This means that we still have a big chunk of work ahead of us. And it’ll require at least a few months to do everything right. But trust us, it’s definitely worth the wait!;) In the meantime, stay with us to keep track of the updates and… tight lines!;)
    17 points
  3. An updated list of the fishing techniques required to catch (almost*) every unique in the game, including 2018 video of them being caught. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XV6SgJuwCYGDHWFzouapEyfnlFDcMdLXTr1DhKIBdrc/edit?usp=sharing Includes major trophies and common fish too. *Except half the uniques in Quanchkin Lake because I hate and loathe the place and I'm not going back. This is a copy of a post made in the Steam discussion forums. I didn't want to assume people read both forums.
    16 points
  4. One of the major gripes I see a lot of players having about Fishing Planet is how repetitive and "grindy" it can get. In the lower level lakes, you see players all trying new things and fishing different spots and enjoying the variety, but (thanks to the oppresive costs of higher level gear and travel, etc) people start to focus specifically on making money once they reach around level 25. What you see then is when you go to one of these higher level lakes, all the players are gathered around basically the same spots, fishing for the same fish, day in and day out, just to make enough money to progress. It actually reaches a point where even once you start upgrading your gear, you find it a waste of time to do anything other than fish for that best value per weight fish until you basically have everything you'd ever want in your posession before even thinking about actually enjoying yourself again and trying new things, catching different (less valuable) fish, etc. I have an idea that will change all of that, and I'm no programmer but I think it's quite simple: Fishing Contracts. Imagine you travel to Alberta and right next to the log cabin there's a bulletin board. You walk up to it (or access the board from the ESC menu) and you see a list of Contracts that you can browse. New contracts would be procedurally generated daily, and they would read something like this (a few examples): 1. "Stiff Willie's Taxidermy Emporium is requesting 4 Unique Lake Trout, and will pay 24k upon completion of the contract. You have 24 hours (ingame) to delivery the fish once you accept." 2. "Uncle Hank's Fresh Fish Market is asking for 5 Trophy Pike, 5 Trophy Atlantic Salmon, and 5 Trophy Burbot for a special order needed within 12 hours of contract acceptance. They are offering 20k for this order" 3. "Triton's Goblet Seafood Cafeteria is requesting 200 pounds of Atlantic Salmon to be delivered within 48 hours, and paying 20k" I think you get the idea. I think this feature would be an amazing and immersive way to encourage players to explore fishing for other species, and rewarding their efforts. Some contracts could reward premium coin instead of cash, or even extra challenging contracts that reward special lures, hats, or other visible feature items. It might also be neat to be able to develop a reputation with certain contract companies to that once you complete one contract, you are offered another more challenging one for a greater reward, and eventually get cool items, like a "Stiff Willie's Taxidermy Emporium" hat with a silly Trout head sticking out of the front, for example. From beginning to end, this would give players so much more to do, and so much more to look forward to when they log into the game besides just thinking "ok I guess I'm gonna fish for (this valuable fish) all day again today so maybe I can get enough money to go fish for (this other valuable fish) in the other lake all day tomorrow." No offense devs, but the grind is really on the very precipice of making the game not fun. This feature would really breathe new life into the game and diversifly the gameplay exponentially. Please seriously consider my suggestion. Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!
    14 points
  5. Hey folks!:) From this post on, we’ll be sharing with you how things are on our side of the screen! We’ll let you in on our thoughts and secrets as well as make sure to keep you updated on what we’re currently working on. Follow the bold and daring plans of our programmers, daydream together with our designers and graphic artists and get the overall vibe of Fishing Planet’s dev team! But first, let us thank you guys for supporting us from the start! We know and remember all those who were with us right from day one and feel that we’ve truly bonded after all these years. We couldn’t have done it without you! And now that we’re officially released it’s almost impossible to believe in the long road that’s been leading us up to this point for the past few years! We’re officially out on Steam as well as PlayStation®4. For those of you who asked about Xbox… Yes, we definitely plan to port the game to this platform and are already working on that! BOATS But the main focus atm is the new big update we’re working on right now! Those of you who were most attentive already noticed the Garage icon we added a while back and guessed correctly in thinking that we’ll be adding Boats soon!;) Not much longer to wait! We’re already preparing a teaser video to give you a sneak peek! This awesome update will come out on Steam first, and after a month or two will become available on PS4. The first update with boats will feature kayaks that you can use for boat fishing on 5 waterways. After a while we plan to add zodiac boats, bass boats and other motorboats as well as extend our boat fishing waterways for more exploration opportunities. NEW LOCATIONS Way back in the beginning of our journey, the Fishing Planet dev team was just a handful of people with countless dreams and numerous plans! We wanted to add waterways and fishing destinations from all around the globe. And it was extremely difficult to narrow our point of focus and choose something specific to put our efforts into. But that choice was made. And as you all know - we began our journey with North America. The variety of fish species in this region played a significant part in this decision. The territory of USA alone is home to over 1000 different kinds of freshwater fish! There are as many as six types of Bass here, that’s not including the hybrid forms. Another reason was that one of our game designers is an avid angler who spent a lot of time traveling this region and was mesmerized with American waterways, knowing exactly which fish species are found there and what their behavior patterns are. But the game is growing and our plans are too! As much as we love these locations, we already started creating European and British fishing destinations. Actually, one British waterway is finished - Weeping Willow Lake and we’ll show you more screenshots soon enough! BOTTOM FISHING But that’s not all. We’re also busy working on 50+ new European fish species, that will be added to the game together with the new ponds. As we already told you in our Q&A, we plan to release the new waterways and fish species together with bottom fishing in one big update. We had plans to add bottom fishing for quite a long time and now finally began working on this cool feature! Right after we release the boat fishing update, we plan to put all our focus into bottom fishing development. Well, that’s probably enough info for now:) We’ll make sure to keep you informed about our plans and overall day-to-day life. It’s hard to decide what to talk about, so how about you help us out and tell us yourselves what you’re interested in and what you’d like to know more about? Please, comment below and let us know!
    13 points
  6. Hey, anglers:) As you well know, Fishing Planet will soon be expanding its fishing premises onto the much awaited European regions! An so, today we’ll tell you about the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal in the Kingdom of the Netherlands - a place where you’ll be having some unforgettable fishing adventures! Also known as Zeekanaal (or simply the Sea Canal), it links Ghent in Belgium to the port of Terneuzen on the Westerschelde estuary in the Netherlands. This deep canal (about 12m / 40 ft in depth) runs 200m (660 ft) wide and 32 km (20 mi) long, while serving as a navigable passage for large vessels almost all year round. The in-game fishing locations are situated on the part of the canal near the small town of Westdorpe, just a few miles off the Belgium–Netherlands border. The shoreline is somewhat monotonous, which on the one hand makes this area seem a bit dull, but on the other - provides a perfect location for large-scale feeder and float fishing competitions. In fact, World Feeder Championships 2015 was held here as well as countless regional and local competitions. Among other things, this canal is so attractive to anglers because it is inhabited both by typical freshwater species (Ide, Common Bream and Common Roach) as well as sea fish (like the European Flounder, Thicklip Grey Mullet and the European Eel). Only the eastern bank (right side) of the canal in this location is available for fishing. The fishing area is about 1km in length. Since this waterway is a canal, the steady-sloping grassy bank is basically unchanging, lined with some reed thickets close to the shore. Beyond the fishing area, you’ll see a hilly tree-lined landscape with a highway and farm fields barely noticeable in the distance. Although the landscape and the shoreline are largely unchanged, the fishing area can be roughly divided into two parts, that is two fishing locations: 1) An urbanistic bank near a large highway span bridge, overlooking a large elevator and massive warehouses on the opposite side; 2) A shoreline overlooking Dutch houses and farm fields with windmills. Here are some interesting man-made objects that we added as part of the scenery: 1) a highway span-bridge across the canal; 2) huge cargo ships navigating the canal; 3) towboats and freight-laden barges navigating the canal; 4) an industrial area with a moore and an elevator across the canal; 5) modern and old-fashioned windmills atop the hills across the canal; 6) Dutch-style houses as part of the landscape. Here’s a quick overview to give you a general idea on how we created the new waterway: First off, our game-designer (who is also an expert angler) did some in-depth R'n'D looking for the right waterway in the Netherlands. The key factor to consider was the waterway’s popularity particularly among feeder anglers in the region. Since we were looking at the Netherlands, we wanted it to be a canal, to add some local coloring. Among other factors were the abundance of fish species, some interesting landscapes (we don’t want to repeat ourselves), etc. Once we found the perfect waterway, our angling game-designer drafted up a detailed plan with a map and all the necessary info that was further handed over to our 3D artists. It was up to them to create the scene, plant the trees and bushes, design and scale the industrial objects, etc. After that, it was up to our programmers to do some coding magic and make the towboats and cargo ships move, the windmills spin, the cars drive and the span-bridge turn. Finally, once all of that was completed, it was once again up to our angling game-designer to create the waterway’s bottom terrain and structure. And right now, we are working on the fish setup for this waterway which is one of the final steps before waterway introduction into the Game.
    12 points
  7. Competitions system rework in progress. Probably will be finished with Players created competitions release, and all american waterways will be switched to the new FIsh AI system. This will keeps cheaters off the comps. And the time will be reduced from 2 hours to 45 min, which will remove twinks.
    11 points
  8. Hi, anglers! Many of you probably have been wondering what’s coming next in Fishing Planet. We are happy to tell you what we have been working on since the release of Marron River in Bolivia. Right now we are finalizing a new waterway - the maze of islands and canals of Amazonian Maze in Brazil, which we plan to release in 3-4 weeks. A curious maze of islands, canals and bays has found its place a couple of hundreds kilometres from where the Rio Negro joins the Amazon. Tiny pockets of civilization spring out here and there among the impenetrable equatorial rainforests: Indian villages and oases of tourist life. The hot humid air is filled with the chirping of birds and the smell of wild orchids. This is the place we chose for you to explore the labyrinth of the wild Amazon and experience an unforgettable fishing adventure. Since our fishing location is situated near the equator, the weather is humid and hot here almost all year round. For your trip we have picked the end of the dry season. Although the rain frequency and intensity are increasing gradually, the water level remains low and there’s maximum fish activity. The waterway’s shoreline is incredibly varied: you can come across rich vegetation, rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and humbly equipped local piers. The location is almost as large as Blue Crab Island. It’s designed to be one of the most expansive in our game, and that’s why it has the biggest variation in depth: from 15 metres ( 50 feet) in the streambed to almost 2 metres (6 feet) in shallow bays. Not all areas are passable by a motor boat, so players should take care when choosing their navigation route, so that they wouldn’t run aground. As for the waterbed structure, it also varies significantly. The river streambed and deep watercourses mainly have clay bottom with scatterings of sandy areas (in places with largest differences in depth and close to prominent sand banks). Shallow bays and backwaters might have a muddy bottom. In many places, especially in shallow areas, the bottom is covered with vegetation. The waters are of a pronounced brown color, but rather clear. Local anglers tell stories of a peculiar Amazon dolphin that can sometimes be seen around. They say whoever comes across it will have good luck, so keep an eye, maybe you will get a chance to meet this rare animal. The waterway will house nine main locations, which is the largest number within our game. All locations are unique and will captivate even the most seasoned players: Flor de Pedra, the “Stone Flower”, Rio Grande Hotel, Orchid Shore, the Old Temple, St. Sebastian Church, Mboya Village, Acanga, the Stilt Hut, and Pindobusu Beach. Let us transport you to the Acanga location for a moment. There is a far-off islet in the eastern part of the tributary, which is considered among locals to be a place of spiritual power. According to official data, most Brazilians are Catholics. But here, in the midst of the rainforest, some people still practice ancient shamanic cults as well as Christianity. Their traces can sometimes be found in similar hidden corners of the jungle near Indian villages. Peculiar carved stones, shrines designated for mystical rituals, statuettes of gods and skulls of sacrificial animals clearly signify a place of religious worship. Entering such a place, try to be respectful and not disturb the local shamans (and local spirits, of course)! Let us not forget about fishing! Watch the slick spines of Amazon fish swimming around under the reddish black water. The exact number of species inhabiting these waters is yet to be determined, but you can definitely come across the unique Arapaima, the giant Piraiba, and even the rare Electric Eel! You’ll be able to catch 24 fish species in total, six of which are unique and introduced to our game for the first time. And if you’ve been dreaming of catching an actual shark, you’ll have that possibility now! Remember that Bull Shark frequently visits the waters of the Amazon Maze to snack on some local delicacies. In order to catch such giants we have, of course, prepared new kits of excellent tackle to be purchased at our store at the waterway, or at our new Premium Store. But take care and don’t leave your rods unattended: local monkeys are very curious and are always ready to steal a fun item just when you’re not looking. Also note that with the launch of this Brazil location, the maximum level for all players will be increased to 70. Unfortunately, this waterway concludes our Amazon series. But don’t be sad, because there is still the vast and exciting world of Fishing Planet waiting to be explored in the future.
    10 points
  9. Hello, today "11/25/2018" I will be closing for an indefinite time the sending of videos about competitions. Maybe I upload videos about the new lakes and etc ... But for now nothing about competitions. I know that I helped some friends with what little I know and that I left others brave to show some secrets. I have always tried to help the FP players and not make a profit or something, so in the future I will come back with the videos. Many say that I am a competitive player, "yes I am" but I decided that starting today I will train, train and seek to learn more than I already know. I will be an even more competitive player. And believe me, when the new competitions come up I will do my best. Now let's talk about "WhyWeSmile" I always wondered why you always criticized me and criticized the Brazilian players. Always wanted to know your ID on PSN. But you've always been the kind of person who would rather speak ill of other players without even looking in the mirror. You're just another player who does not have my respect. I no longer speak with the Player Rodrigoskybox, among others ... But I have respect for them, are good people and respect everyone, different from you. Haa and if you think I have some kind of fear of you in competitions, believe me I do not have "LoL". Now about using dual accounts. As everyone here knows I never hid the other account "RTComando1986" Even I said that the account would be to play championships that did not have much experience. "I WAS CRITICIZED BY TALKING THAT". 1.2 A player can only participate in a multiplayer activity with one account. Selling, renting, trading or receiving compensation in any way, shape or form is forbidden. That's what it says in the EULA, I did not know until FP sent me and told me that I could not use the second account in competitions, even if it's different competitions. For those who accompanied a few months ago here in the forum will remember my words "if I am doing something wrong, I want the FP to send me an email. They sent the email with my data and ... ... speaking the rule and that it is forbidden to use a second account in the game. From that moment I did not use the other account in competitions. I live alone and the girlfriend does not play Fishing planet, so there is no reason why I should say that it would be brother, dog or cat. About the player "DontWorrynSmille" I will speak what I perceived with time. I noticed that whenever the player "Drunk_Killer" stops playing "DontWorrynSmille" appears and the "Happy and Dont" players are played together. Whenever the player "HappyAssassin" stops playing "DontWorrynSmille" appears and the players "Drunk and Dont" Whenever the player "DontWorrynSmille" stops playing "Happy and Drunk" they play together. They do not scare me in competitions, but I think most FP players have noticed that. An account that appears to be used by multiple players. If I'm wrong I apologize, but that's what I realized with time. I'm not holy. Wrong while creating the 2 account? Yes I was wrong and I did not hide it here in the forum. I played only a maximum of 15 competitions and the FP sent me a warning. Fishing Planet is a game that I love and consider one of the best games I've ever played. I know you have your problems, bugs ... But until today I did not play a game that I did not have. I'm sorry if I've offended someone and also for mistakes, I'm using Google translator and everything is not perfect.
    10 points
  10. When you’re ready to upgrade equipment, it might pay to shop around while in the field. Example: Two identical items shown may be purchased for a cheaper amount “On Location” vs. “At Home.” That’s’ a $6030 savings. Obviously, travel expenses, licenses, etc. would factor in but if planned, we might be able to conserve a few bucks when money and/or bait coins are tight. Especially if members see a cheap deal “on location” regarding the higher end equipment and post it here, it might benefit the community. Some items may be included with specific DLC’s as well so it’s wise to read those descriptions closely. Just thinking out loud and thought I’d put this here. EDIT: My apologies, I meant to identify the locations. The cheaper of the two was found in the Alaska store. The other in the home store.
    9 points
  11. Here is a link to a spreadsheet I designed for competitive fishing. I personally have tons of notes, and something like this came to me after seeing the 'uber sheet'. I figured I would share the template with everyone here. All you have to do to make the spreadsheet personal is copy it and save it to your personal Google account (CLICK: 'file' - > 'make a copy'). If this is not the case, just let me know and I will do whatever it takes to make this something you can use and edit and update for your personal use. I hope this helps people out there struggling to keep notes and all of this organized. If anyone has any suggestions to add or remove from the spreadsheet, please let me know. I will certainly consider it. I have also attached a screenshot of the spreadsheet so people can get an idea of it before visiting the link. Happy Fishing!!!!! PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THE VERSION AT LINK BELOW - MAKE A COPY AND SAVE FOR YOURSELF - THEN YOU CAN EDIT https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RN_eVR1VsB5pkvPPCuxzQE_Pp0zieEj2Y_7wzmVXH30/edit?usp=sharing
    9 points
  12. Basically, this rule created for cases of physics system issues game had before, but wasn't removed from EULA as insurance. As for quick strike question - developer's team checked it and decided to let this technique stay in game for now, so players can use it.
    9 points
  13. Hey everyone, just wanted to get some feedback before I proceed to the next video. I just released a video covering how to choose your lure color on YouTube. If you have any constructive comments, just message me, or feel free to respond on here. YOUR feedback means the most to me. I am doing this channel for new FP gamers who want to get in-depth about the best ways to start catching more fish. I want to thank Kdog for his encouragement, and SabiScs for his support. There is a community on PS4 - NextGEN Fishing School as well, for newbies to ask questions if they need help. Thank you community!
    9 points
  14. Hi, Guys! The Independence Trout Open is finally closed. We received a lot of feedback and questions regarding the PS4 performance, and we need to clarify some moments. The blue screen is a serious issue and, according to the complexity and technical aspects of the issue, resolving this problem could take a lot of time. The good news is that we are cooperating with Sony to present a solution as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding and stay tuned!
    9 points
  15. Pierre took it a little too far and decided to spare me the expense of purchasing rods and reels - just get in there! It's a good job there's no audio because I was crying laughing. Why does Pierre seem to get hit with all the best glitches? I'm almost jealous
    8 points
  16. Predator Carp challenge III - X-series Crank 3,5m #4/0
    8 points
  17. Dear friends! We are happy to announce February 5th as the release date for the Euro Update on PS4! Thank you for your patience and hope you will enjoy it!
    8 points
  18. Old post, STILL RELEVANT. so, seems after 1st qualifier of the Winter Pike Tour, people are being punished and banned due not PLAYING BY THE RULES. By doing this, just after the 1st qualifier, notes that FP are listening and doing things the right way. Now cheaters will not be able to participate in the other 2 qualifiers. Hopefuly they apply this in the future to normal, every-day comps.
    8 points
  19. The coolest thing about bottom fishing is the possibility of using different rods simultaneously! That’s what makes so many anglers hyped about this way of fishing, and that’s exactly what we are currently working on!;) Once the whole Multi-rod feature is introduced to the game, we’ll also be adding new fishing equipment, namely the Rod Holders, that will let you catch fish using multiple rods at the same time! At first, we plan to add about 7 different kinds of Rod Holders, that will mostly differ by their rod capacity, being capable of holding from 1 to 4 rods each. This means that the player will get a chance to take one Rod Holder on a fishing trip and use it by setting up in any convenient location, as well as adjusting its direction and height. We also plan to add the possibility of taking multiple Rod Holders with a capacity for 1 rod, so that you could set them up in different locations. Certain rod holder models will even have a Bite Signal feature installed. Aside from this, we’ll also be adding stationary rod holders on some of the waterways that will be available for all anglers to use. When all the functionalities related to bottom fishing and rod holders are introduced to the game, the players will be able to fish using various lures and baits simultaneously, which should drastically change everyone’s attitude to float and bottom-fishing rigs!
    8 points
  20. 8 points
  21. Just being civil here, but I feel this thread has gone off topic. Please, let us stop the accusations and finger pointing. This has become toxic. Let us all be vigilant and report the suspected cheaters and double dippers. Like we should. Forums should be a welcoming place to share ideas and make friends, not become a hostile place.
    8 points
  22. Here's an idea for the next event. It would be community oriented. Pick a waterway and announce that it has been overtaken by an invasive species. Stock it with 10,000 or whatever number of said fish. The community has to clear the waterway of the invasive species in X amount of days. Everyone who catches one gets some small reward and the person with the most gets something x-series.
    8 points
  23. Soo..I spend a fair bit of time on this game. Since the Rowdies and Lepers went live I've fished exclusively for Rowdies. I've caught a few knowing the spots, even had 4 or 5 Lepers pick up Bully Grasshoppers unintentionally - I've yet to fish for the lepers specifically. In the interest of fairness, I have my challenges up right now onscreen and I have 89 Rowdies and 6 lepers. After fishing for the Rowdies exclusively since Monday, one night I spent with Hateful, BJtater and Del and our catch rate was low. So my question is, if someone like me who spends nearly all gaming time on this game ( which amounts to more than most seeing as I only work weekend nights ) and has no trouble catching fish cannot get 150 of just ONE of the event species, how the hell is the average gamer who pops on for an hour or so here and there or when time/circumstances allow supposed to do it? This event is ending in 36 hours at time of posting, and I'm not even 2/3rds through the Rowdies. Event is probably being generous. After the Xmas event, which was awesome and a true ' event ' we ( or I at least ) thought the lesson had been learnt after the Halloween gar debacle. However, if someone who plays as often as I do can't get 150 Rowdies in the time frame without spending 10 hours a day on the game, what chance does the casual player have? Are you trying to piss all your players away on purpose? This event should run for another week at least. St Paddies day is today, and you're ending the ' event ' tomorrow. I can understand adding the allure of a challenge to newbies in the name of purchasing items, but most of your playerbase is level 40 and ranked now. There are posts here of level 40 people saying they didn't even bother because they knew how it was going to turn out...doesn't that bother you that they called it so accurately? It's not just new players who spend money on the game. But by doing crap like this, you push your loyal, long term players further away. If things are ' working as intended ', I would like to see 2 things: One of you guys explaining how making the target ( 150 caught ) for just one species damn near unobtainable, never mind getting 150 of both species. One of you guys logging onto my account and catching either 150 Rowdies or Lepers in the time frame I have to play, which, as I've stated, is a lot more than most people have at their disposal. On the verge of sending a Collins dictionary to FP HQ with the word ' event ' highlighted. We thought you had learned lessons and taken our comments to heart after the brilliant Xmas event following the gar debacle. What a difference between the two. One was fun, one was frustrating and a grind. And here we are, back to the grind. I'm sorry if I sound like I hate the game, I don't. It is fantastic and the best fishing game I've played. You have over £1,000 of my money to prove that. But you should really look at your Xmas event and wonder why nobody complained about that one while the Gars and Rowdies/Lepers generate critiscism. One of those events was fun, the other two aren't/weren't. Oh, fix the crankbaits too please ;-) Anyone have anything to add? Was I too harsh? Did I miss anything? Be constructive, critiscise but don't generalise. Is this ' event ' fun for you or not? Did you get 150 of one species? Did you get 150 of both?! Is it ending too soon tomorrow? Bite rates too low? Was the Xmas event better or worse? Were all events just fine and you hit all targets? How could they improve? Should they read this board more to see what we're saying? Is VV an egocentric megalomaniacal delusionist who's salty? Should I reply to that woman who looks like a chipmunk on the dating site? Thoughts?
    8 points
  24. Small answer. We have St. Patrick event for the third time. And every time we change something in the game along all year. And sometimes we don't have enough time to check the event with a CBT, because a huge update was on the way just before it. Our check shown the players mostly trying to catch event fish using small hooks, but I think with your 40+ lvl it's not the case. And looks like you guys frustrated with the event, we will try to improve the game and making an apology. It's hard to add a lot of stuff in the game and not break anything from old stuff. New physics and a lot of fish AI bugfixes probably changed our already polished event (along 3 years we think we nailed it before). But we will change the game and whole bite rates and Fish AI system very soon, so will try to make next St. Patrick event completely different and fun. So we try our best and failed. Will fix and improve. And sorry for the bad experience. We are working on a lot of stuff now, will try to make the game fun again for a top level players too.
    8 points
  25. Информация будет дополняться по мере доступности материалов для публикации.
    8 points
  26. now i find you don't have to have a lot of baitcoins, really good gears, and really good luck to this Christmas event. all you need are really good ingame friends who are willing to help one another and share what they know. for starters..fireworks! wow..this event really appreciate the devs for giving us the spirit of gift giving ( clap clap clap ).. you can't catch this Christmas species alone! you need friends..and if your friends doesnt have the means to buy fireworks and you do..you must help them to get it ( 10 in total..5 for furry trout and 5 for salmon antler ) then in turn help you ..that really is a nice touch! and to get the kayak you must have a friend who is willing to stay a shore and light up those fireworks and help you catch a big salmon antler and drag across ( wow now i know why the only item you can gift a friend is the fireworks ) again i applaud you guys...the devs! a really good event and really enjoyed doing it though i spent a whole lot of hours completing mine and a lot of bantering and laughs..will do it again tomorrow for my other friends still have 7 fireworks left ( suppose to be 8 but so happy i got the kayak that i light it up lol. happy holidays!
    8 points
  27. As per title, wishing everyone a happy and prosperous ( and fishy ) New Year! A massive thank you has to go to the dev team for giving us such a fantastic game and continually striving to make it what it is and even better. If they only manage to implement a fraction of the things they have planned for the future it will make an already awesome game even better for us real life anglers. Yes, there have been ups and downs, and yes, we're very vocal about the downs, but on the whole I think it's fair to say this is an incredible game. While there are little things like animation glitches or frame rate freezes, the experience as a whole is superb and by far the best attempt to accurately portray fishing on a system that I've ever come across. I came across the game by accident while mooching around PSN store for something or other ( I didn't even know it existed ) and immediately hit download without even reading the writeup or checking the trailer. I was immediately hooked ( no pun intended ) and still am, I dread to think how much time I've spent on here, and I do not regret spending a single penny of my own money, as far as I'm concerned they deserve it. So, a huge thank you to the devs and I wish you all a great New Year and I hope everything you have planned for the game sees the light of day and makes this an even better experience! As for you 'orrible lot reading this, I have never come across such an open and friendly community, whether on the forum or in the game. When you have total strangers helping each other, demonstrating things, explaining tactics, sending screenshots of where to cast, telling people to add them as a friend and grab a mic to explain a finer point etc, that shows a community is very close knit and working well. The current event with fireworks demonstrates this very well - everyone is prepared to take their turn on the dock launching for others benefit. And as for the crew I party up with, finer people there are not. I've laughed so hard I've snorted beer out my nose and been unable to breathe...pretty much every time we're partied up! Special mention must go to Headshot for imparting all his knowledge about the Halloween gar to me and fishing the week together, and also for being a great guy all round. And Jim, what can I say about Jim? Awesome friend, awesome laugh and saved me a lot of travelling when the surface lures came out by doing the same thing I was. Also very knowledgable regarding the game and willing to help anyone. There are too many people to mention but you're all awesome and I wish all of you a very Happy New Year, hopefully we'll all still be playing this time next year! My one lament is that Jims mic cuts out when he goes into the kitchen to make a drink, but stays live when he goes to the bathroom to pee! Have a good one guys and gals, seeya out there :-)
    8 points
  28. I will sit there for 10 or 20 minutes and my float doesn't twitch. But, the instant I; Scratch my arse Adjust my junk Pick up a drink Light a ciggie Stick a finger up my nose to mine for green gold Pick up a snack Have a look at my phone Open chat. Bam, the float goes and I invariably end up juggling an open beer, a cigarette and an open pack of doritos frantically trying to pick the pad up. And just like real fishing, I never learn my lesson and end up missing the bite. Thank God you can't get tangled in trees otherwise my crankbait casualty list would be shockingly high every day. Nothing quite like leaving a £12 lure dangling from a branch, glad the game didn't replicate that!
    8 points
  29. The answer is simple - the game is already alive for 2+ years and grown up twice for this time. We will keep servers up at least 5+ years from now (actually I think 20+). Also, Xbox One version is coming in next half of the year with more servers. And kayaks coming next week, so your unlimited licenses will work for a very LONG time.
    8 points
  30. Rules PLEASE READ! Hey! As we start implementing a community management system and are trying to build the community with the consideration of the Game Rules we may sometimes ban some of you. We ban people for trolling, abuse, lies, profanity. The bans may last one-day minimum. From now on we shall always make warnings before banning. Here are the Game Rules http://fishingplanet.com/GameRules.htm Please, mind, lying to developers may cause ban or warning. As you contact support for reimbursement remember that as devs we have all the data. We need some order here. Hope you understand! P.S. You can criticize the game as much as you want but, please, do not flame.
    8 points
  31. So....Bismarc Some of those names you are complaining about are actually Beta Testers 24/7 while you are out enjoying your comps and tournaments and reporting bugs most of those people are in That same test server even after Maps are released to help fix bugs for all of us to Enjoy the Game. So when you think anyone has an advantage I understand how you think the way you do, but there are too many things to test to be worried about fishing spots, for starters We have to fish for them to make sure they exist, give you good money, XP etc. I play comps and i have played many comps with you and i suck! I never win but i join for the fun yet I tested for a while... and still have no 2 week advantage? Also may I just add that "Practicing for anything on Test server is NOT ALLOWED"
    7 points
  32. I was online last night fishing when I had a message to come in. It was from my 13 year old grandson who just downloaded Fishing Planet. He had caught his very first fish. It wasn't but a 3.5 lb bluegill but it was a fish and he caught it without any help! Hopefully his love for fishing will continue to grow into a real life adventure for him as well. Needless to say, we have a party planned for tomorrow night. God bless his heart; he had no idea of what a minnow was so hopefully Mawmaw can share some of the tips her angling buddies have shared with her. Sorry, I know this isn't earth shattering news but I figured if anyone would appreciate it, it would be you guys!
    7 points
  33. Hello, dear anglers! Many of you are wondering what’s coming next in Fishing Planet. We are happy to tell you more what we have been working on since the release of feeder fishing and European waterways. Right now we are finalizing carp fishing and a new European waterway. The next one you will get an opportunity to explore is Weeping Willow located in the Kent County of South East England. It is an artificial equatorial complex of five lakes based on the Grasswickshire River. It is a perfect place for the professional anglers made by anglers, where fish species were carefully stocked and cared. Weeping Willow is exceptionally sporty and friendly for anglers and fish water complex. These lakes will welcome you with a lot of species like Catfish, Pike, Tench, Bream and many more! You’ll be able to practice the iconic British carp fishing and nothing is more welcoming to catch a good carp as the nature of the British valleys. Carp Fishing is completely exciting fishing with a specific carp tackles: carp and spod rods, reels, flat feeder, PVA bags, spod, hooks, leaders, and sinkers. Carp baits - boilies and pellets will help you to attract fish of your dream. You will get everything you need to experience the uniqueness of carp fishing. Also, we will add Britain's most popular coarse fish species - Hybrid F1 Carp. A cross between crucian and common carp bred by more than 600 commercial fisheries in the UK. We need a few more weeks of development before releasing these new features for you and we promise the wait will be worth it!
    7 points
  34. Finding FP has been great for me! I moved to Michigan in 06 and still have not found anyone who would take me fishing. Which so sucks with all these great lakes just hanging about. Being disabled and not being able to drive makes hard to get to anyplace. All I want is a place to sit my ass, at least once, be able to say I fished in the great lakes. Growing up in Vermont I spent alot of time on Lake Champlain and it dozens of small creaks, and a couple of decent rivers. FP has helped at least some to bring that back for me. Now what would be interesting is Ice Fishing and not freezing lol.
    7 points
  35. Hello Fishing planet , Olha o que eu fiz, eu mereço um DLC com meu nome agora?
    7 points
  36. give a starving man a fish and he can eat for a day but teach that same man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime . to everyone who has never actually been fishing before and only played it in a game then you are missing one of the best experiences you could have as a human being in your lifetime . i have never met one single person who has been fishing for the first time and didnt like or love it . the best way is to go with someone u know who already fishes as you can learn a lot and get experience same time and if he or she has a few rods u could borrow one and try it . when i started many eons ago i did just that and next day i bought a rod and reel line and hook and went fishing was the cheapest set up lol but was awesome and never looked back . the memories i have are the most vivid memories i have of fish i have caught and the fish that got away grrrrrrrr so please give it a try i guarantee u will love it
    7 points
  37. For a good example of what FP competitions are, research Chaos Theory. VV is right that comps have their own rules. However I disagree (very respectfully!) that a comp should have a random winner. Remember it is a computer system, 0's and 1's and algorithms and such. The players you see always at the top, even the multiple account/device cheaters, have put in the time to reduce their inefficiencies and maximize their optimum fishing times. The same 10 players everyone always sees at the top have it broken down by weather and minute. 5 PM on a cloudy day fish X spot with X lure. Catch a trophy, move to Y spot and use Y lure, etc. This will get you a higher floor on your performance but RNG still plays a factor. Those guys have bad days too but we only remember when they are on the leaderboard(confirmation bias). I only have 3 wins and was getting pretty good at the Perch one before I quit doing them. Seemed like work to me when I just wanted to have fun.
    7 points
  38. Dennis, any chance of a timescale? You're teasing us with venues, can we get a solid date? I'm pretty confident every active user on this forum would happily act as a tester ( Say, Willow Lake) and provide feedback if that would help you guys along? 'Coming soon' is wearing thin.
    7 points
  39. Hi, Sonny988c, Thank you for your post and for your report! All we need to say that every player who wanna use the second account or use it during the competition will be banned. The dev team is working on making Fishing Planet with equal access to everyone, and we have strong rules what to do with those who will use the second account, everyone has the same possibility to win the competition and reach all goods of Fishing Planet. If you have any suggestions about those who are cheating, please email support@fishingplanet.com and be sure that cheaters will be banned. Thank you for making our game better.
    7 points
  40. Could you not let newbies know what tackle etc will be required in advance of them travelling? I have no need to do the missions but I'm doing them anyway ( so are lots of level 40s ) and twice now I've been on a venue, told to go home to buy this or that, then return to the venue I was just at. Money is at a premium for new players, and while I can see how these missions are structured to ensure new players following them don't run out of money, surely a heads up before travelling stating that " you will need XXXXXX, XXXX XXXXX, XXXXXXXXXX and XXXXX to complete the missions here " would be the better option? Unless you care to make travelling free for those doing the missions? Just my thoughts on the mission structure, people shouldn't be spending money to go to a venue the game just told them to leave.
    7 points
  41. Dear anglers, As some of you have already noticed, during the day we issued the server update.Thanks to your valuable reports, we were able to target recent performance issues. Please update your game client. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
    7 points
  42. @Dennis_FP, @Hegert, @Sergey.B, @Killerwhale, @Support_Team, @Olga This is simply unacceptable. I had 4 blue screen errors myself during the qualifier yesterday, 3 of those were tropy/unique Dolly Varden, and one of those I'm 99% certain was a unique Bull Trout. Nearly every contact that I've ever had with support even with photo proof end up with them telling me "They've checked the game files and it was on my end." That or not ever even so much as giving a response for months at a time. Just brushing it under the table and ignoring it. Every single player here has experienced the same. Once again, in this case it's not our fault, it's not our playstation, it's not our internet connection, it's not our harddrive, it's not a matter of rebuilding the database, it's not on our end, it's not that we're fishing the wrong spot. For once, please just acknowledge that the issues we're having is not on our end, and not our playstation. Just accept that something was faulty with the last hot-patch, and let us know that you're going to try and fix it. Maybe compensate the players affected. That would go over MUCH better than always blaming the players. Why keep treating your loyal player base like crap? We're told to submit errors with proof to help improve our gameplay experience, yet every time we do...we get met with "It's not on our end, you must have faulty equipment" or "You're in the wrong spot" or "Our game files do not reflect your issue". We obviously enjoy the game to keep playing it with all of these errors. We report these errors so that they can be realized, acknowledged, and hopefully fixed. We're sick and tired of being told it's not happening or is our fault. I've intentionally tagged members of the admin, developers, and support team so that we can all see that you have read our problems. Ignore us, delete my post, claim that it's our fault. At least we'll know where your team stands for sure. The ball is in your court FP.
    7 points
  43. Hello everyone, I don't recall ever posting anything before but felt the need to chime in. I have only ever played on the PS4. I love fishing in real life. I take my son and head about 5 minutes to the local lake almost every weekend. Stocked Rainbows are all we have ever caught, but I've heard rumors there are LMB. Many a afternoon we have sat there for a few hours and caught absolutely nothing and enjoyed every minute. Afterall, "A bad day of fishing is still a good day". My point I suppose is that even with bugs; Lures that don't work properly, a couple of events that fall short of enjoyable, stretched fish and hats and probably a boat load of other issues I haven't listed. It's still a fantastic game. It takes time from a point when a bug is found and reported to fixed and implemented. There are many new additions coming to the game in the near future and typically with new content being released, issues are fixed. I understand the feeling that your complaints are falling on deaf ears but I imagine it's quite the opposite. It's sad to see a lot of people, the constant back bones of the game leaving due to small issues. I say small compared to the masterpiece that Fishing Planet is. Ultimately, the best batters strike out and heavy weight champions get knocked down but they can get back up and perform better then ever. Be patient, it will get better and with change and determination it will be better then ever. Remember, A bad day of fishing is still a good day. Tight Lines folks
    7 points
  44. Jonathan J. O'Neill collected tips for the new players. Please, read it! And if anyone else has other tips, feel free to add them. Money Management When booking a trip, book only one day. If you want to fish another day, press T to extend your trip to the next day. You will be prompted to pay for the extension there. If you book multiple days at once and you end the trip early, you won't get a refund. Read over your licenses. Know what you can keep and what you must keep/release. Fines for keeping or releasing restricted fish are severe. Do not rush to the shop as soon as you level up and buy that newest piece of equipment. Many times, you unlock something before you can effectively use it, such as higher test line. One of the first things you should think of purchasing when you level up is a better keepnet or stringer. They may have a relatively high upfront cost but a larger one allows you to keep more and larger fish, which translates to more money per day. Equipment and Gear There are four types of rods and two types of reels. Spinning, Match and Telescopic rods require a Spinning reel. A Casting rod requires a Casting reel. To float fish, you must use a Match rod or Telescopic rod. When assembling your rod, make sure each piece matches. Your rod should be the strongest part. The reel's max drag should be as close to the rod's max line weight without going over it. The line's test rating should be as close to the reel's max drag without going over. The line should be the weakest point of your setup. A broken line leads to a lost hook and lure/bait. It's much cheaper to replace these than it is to replace a reel or rod. Take the time to understand what each drag setting does for your reel. If you have a reel with a max drag of twelve pounds with six settings, that means that each drag setting adds two pounds of pressure to the line. A high drag reel with low test line can cause line breaks as soon as pressure is applied. Reels have two capacity measurements. Mono Capacity is the amount of monofilament or fluorocarbon line the reel can hold. Braid Capacity is the amount of braided line the reel can hold. For metric users, you would see a measuremnt such as Mono .12/65. This means the reel can hold sixty five meters of .12 millimeter monofilament or fluorocarbon line. For Imperial users, you would see a measurement such as Mono 2/80. This means the reel can hold eighty meters of two pound test monofilament or fluorocarbon line. Thanks to user [Sin] Striker for pointing out that it did not use "Feet" as I originally stated. The developers have opted to use "Meters" for capacity, rather than the industry standard "Yards". Thanks to user Deconstructed for helping me point that out. There are three types of line; Monofilament, Fluorocarbon and Braided. (Note: Some of this info may not translate in game yet) Monofilament line is your cheapest line. It has more stretch than fluoro and braid, which translates to a more forgiving hookset but makes it more difficult to detect subtle bites or hits against structures. It also has near neutral bouyancy which means it will sink slowly. Finally, Mono is more visible than fluoro but less visible than braid, which can affect a fishes tendency to bite. Fluorocarbon line is your moderately priced line. It is the least visible line available and has a higher abrasion resistance than mono line which can help with snags. It is more sensitive to light bites and sinks faster than mono line. Fluro line also has a higher tensile strength than mono of the same diameter. Braided line, also called Superline, is your most expensive choice. The tensile strength of braided line is much higher than mono or fluoro lines of the same diameter, allowing you to power through snags or more easily land larger fish than if you used the other two types. The smaller diameter allows you to load more of it on a reel than you could with the other two types of line. Finally, it is the most visible line, which may make fish less likely to bite and due to it's positive bouyancy, it also floats. Hooks range in size from smallest to largest; 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0, 5/0, 6/0, 7/0, 8/0, 9/0, and 10/0. There are two types of fish keepers. Keep Nets allow you to release a fish you've caught. These generally have a lower overall and single fish weight than stringers at the same tier. Stringers generally allow you to keep more and larger fish than keepnets at the same tier, but you cannot release fish placed on them. The Retrieve To perform a Lift and Drop retrieve, press the left and right mouse buttons at the same time for the same duration. Approximately one second. To perform a Stop and Go retrieve, reel in approximately three to five meters of line, stop for a couple of seconds and repeat the process. To perform a Twitch retrieve, reel in continuously while tapping the right mouse button to cause small jerks in the line. Straight retrieves are just that. A retrieve where you steadily reel in without performing any other actions. There are two variants, a slow one and a normal one. Take note that a lure's weight will affect the speed required to do a proper retrieve. Heavier lures will require a faster retrieve as do lures that are further away. To adjust your speed, use scrollwheel up or down to select between four different speeds and reverse. Hooking and Fighting Fish When using float rigs, match the bait to the float. Each type of float is designed for a specific weight of bait. If the bait is too heavy for the float, it will sink. When setting the hook, try to pull the rod in the opposite direction as the fish is traveling. Pulling in the same direction can pull the hook out of it's mouth before being properly set. When fighting a fish, and tension starts to increase, press and hold right mouse or the return key to pull back on the rod. Pulling back causes a fish to tire out. Turn away from the fish in the opposite direction of it's travel while holding right mouse. This puts a little extra distance between the rod tip and the fish for the next tip. When tension begins to fall as the fish tires, release right mouse or the return key and start to reel in with left mouse or the space bar while slowly turning towards the fish. That allows for a little extra slack in the line to be reeled in each time you pump the fish. Never reel in while holding right mouse or the return key, especially when tension is still high. This will only cause line to leave your reel more quickly. If a fish is too much for you to handle and you want to end the fight, press B to cut the line or reverse your reel to pay out line. Continue paying out line until the fish spits the hook due to low line tension. Imperial/Metric Conversions There are two choices for units of measurement in game. The following are some brief conversions to aid you if someone uses a measurement you're not familiar with. 1 Inch = 2.5 Centimeters (Predominantly used with leader depth) 3.3 Feet = 1 Meter (Predominantly used with line length and cast distance) 1 Ounce = 28.3 Grams (Predominantly used with lure weight) 2.2 Pounds = 1 Kilogram (Predominantly used with fish weight, line test and reel drag) Another difference with Imperial and Metric is time. The Metric setting uses a twenty-four hour clock. The Imperial setting uses a twelve hour clock. 12:00AM = 00:00 12:00PM = 12:00 1:00AM = 01:00 1:00PM = 13:00 2:00AM = 02:00 2:00PM = 14:00 3:00AM = 03:00 3:00PM = 15:00 4:00AM = 04:00 4:00PM = 16:00 5:00AM = 05:00 5:00PM = 17:00 6:00AM = 06:00 6:00PM = 18:00 7:00AM = 07:00 7:00PM = 19:00 8:00AM = 08:00 8:00PM = 20:00 9:00AM = 09:00 9:00PM = 21:00 10:00AM = 10:00 10:00PM = 22:00 11:00AM = 11:00 11:00PM = 23:00
    7 points
  45. I'm at the point where I'll only use 3', 6' and 8' cranks depending on venue. For the longest time I said it was just the lure indicator that was messed up and not the lures themselves. But, I'm starting to reconsider my views given the amount of takes that I miss. I believe it changed at the same time kayaks were added? Before then they were fine, but as it stands it seems to me that the 12' and deeper are worthless now. The indicator shows any deep crank just dragging bottom now ( or hooking invisible Sasquatchs that drag Pierre up the mountain or invisible birds ). While it's still possible to catch on these deep cranks, something changed for the worse. I'm sure all here remember the Vampire Gar fiasco - we kept saying they were screwed up - and for just one Monday night they worked fine. Then they went tits up again. It was never acknowleged they were messed up, despite the whole playerbase saying exactly the same thing. Seems that cranks are messed up now, and the devs won't believe us when we say something's wrong, just like the Vamps. I expect it on franchises like CoD ( someone I know on a CoD forum can no longer play due to a black screen, Activision and SHG simply said ' it's your internet '. They make so much revenue they don't really care if the game works and have been giving progressively worse game since 2009. But, I know the FP devs work hard to give us a great game being a small studio. I'm curious as to how everyone else views cranks. Please note, this is not an attack on the devs so don't write vitriolic posts, just be honest and give your opinion on cranks as they are now. I seemed to have a different experience to the guys I fish with - or I did until recently at least. But now I fully agree with them. If Hegert or any of the team want to reply, I'd welcome it. But be warned, if you say ' cranks are working as intended ' I will ask what is the point of including any crank that dives deeper than 8 feet? Any crank over 8 feet drags bottom, unlike the previous cranks before the update. And before it's suggested, of course I'm not using 23' cranks in FL or LA. I'm not slating the game or the devs, just stating a fact. I welcome a reply from the team, and I'd like to know others opinions on cranks.
    7 points
  46. Hey there, angling friends! Believe it or not, but every now and then Santa Claus himself enjoys a day out fishing in the company of his magic elves. That’s why he particularly enjoys reading any mail coming from a fellow angler! So how about writing a letter to Santa and his elves to tell them about some of the fishing adventures you had this year? Let them know which places you’ve been, what tricks you’ve learned, and don’t forget to mention what kind of present you’d like to get in the Fishing Planet game for Christmas! We’ll make sure to pass the letter on to Santa and will see to it that the writers of the most creative, interesting and original stories get their rewards! Contest Rules: 1. Write an interesting story about your fishing experience, mentioning what kind of present you’d like to receive in the game and explain why. 2. Send us the letter to olga.k@fishingplanet.com 3. All letters must be written and sent before Dec 24th, of course;) Winners will be announced on Dec 25th and get some presents and perhaps, if they are persuasive enough, even the present they asked for in their letter to Santa;) The more interesting, funny, sincere or original your letter will be, the more chances of touching Santa’s heart and getting what you want! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    7 points
  47. We are fighting with cheaters from the beginning. And probably we will do it one again with some tuning. Now we have all Ps4 comps data which can be used as a reference model (PS4 is a trusted platform, cheating is extremely hard here). So we can use it to tune down our anticheat system on PC. Will start tomorrow and will write down the anticheat progress here.Finally, we have some time and manpower to do it right.
    7 points
  48. this game is so relaxing... lean back in bed before sleep. fall a sleep while bait in water, controller vibrating wake up fish. =)
    7 points
  49. 1.) There's Always Texas Get the advanced license for sure, with your first few baitcoins. 2.) Basic Licenses: With the exception of florida at the present moment you can buy 3 day real time basic licenses for just a little bit more then the 1 day advanced. You can keep all commons this way and get 3 days to fish real time. -Granted you have to release trophies/uniques, but the point here is working on a budget. -Trophies/Unis only give just a smidge more credits/lb when you sell them. 3.) Fish Sell Guide: See It Here-> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MVthNeh0VrZZ2mxOAqHojrjowkRZwgcQXIgWlq6ErZ8/edit#gid=0 Thanks Wicked Viking! 4.) Extend Days, And Exiting. When traveling to new locations, extend multiple days. And when you exit the game do so by going to the gear in the top left, and exit game there, you will not leave the waterway. 5.) Keep Your Storage Updated: Your stringer/keepnet is your most important piece of gear to keep updated, it's your livelyhood. 6.) Travel Light! -Take one to three rods, to keep your rod case minimum. Use a small tacklebox and vest as well to carry just the bare minimum gear. (This will give cheaper repair cost because your gear is cheaper.) -When traveling to lower level lakes, you can reduce the size of your keeper/fishnet to reduce repair costs as well, why would you need a 200 or 300lb stringer when you won't get anywhere near to filling it? --Suggested By BonPadre THANKS! 7.) Spawning Locations: Fishing holes can dry up, try to keep moving, don't stay in one place, explore and find more places to get your target fish, this keeps the fish flowing in, which keeps the cash flowing in. 8.) Slow Your Progression. Don't always travel to a new location when it opens, as you won't have a big enough stringer/keepnet to be successful there by filling it. 9.) Keep Old Gear. -Suggested By BonPadre, Thanks! Don't sell off old rod/reel setups or other gear as if something goes wrong you won't have any prior gear to fall back on. 10.) Keep It In The Green, Saves Green -Suggested By darren, Thanks! Watch how much tension your putting on your line, keep all 3 bars for rod/reel/line in the green. If your not seeing those bars go into your settings through the gear icon and turn tackle load indicator to advanced. 11.) Expensive Baits Don't Mean Better. Suggested BonPadre, -Thanks! Keep an eye on how much each bait costs when your using it, and take into account the credits your getting for the fish. IE a bait that costs 50 credits to catch a 55 credit fish makes no sense. Personally this is why i use lures, only 1 initial investment cost, and it's not a consumable. Downside to lure fishing is it takes quite a bit to learn and be effective at it. 12.) IF You have a little bit of money to spend. Buying a New York advance for the $2.99 pack for the 50 baitcoins is worth it. Walleye there are easy to catch with narrow spoons, and give quite a few credits/xp and are a good fallback with a 6lb setup. 13.) Shop at home. Buy your gear/lures/baits at your home, not at the lake, there is a larger markup at the waterway. - Suggested By Hilrond. Also having premium helps as it gives you a 50% boost to credits on fish and xp. I may add more but these are just a few things off my head. Hope this helps. Tight Lines!
    7 points
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