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  1. 31 points
    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!
  2. 17 points
    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!;)
  3. 15 points
    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.
  4. 14 points
    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!
  5. 13 points
    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!
  6. 12 points
    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.
  7. 11 points
    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.
  8. 10 points
    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.
  9. 9 points
    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.
  10. 9 points
    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
  11. 9 points
    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.
  12. 9 points
  13. 9 points
    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!
  14. 9 points
    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!
  15. 8 points
    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
  16. 8 points
    Predator Carp challenge III - X-series Crank 3,5m #4/0
  17. 8 points
    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!
  18. 8 points
    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.
  19. 8 points
    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!
  20. 8 points
  21. 8 points
    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.
  22. 8 points
    Not sure if this is been brought up in the forums, but I know it's been discussed by several of our Club Members, and I believe Hate_ful mentioned it to Hegert in an email conversation. By my own stupidity, I've managed to loose a few x-series lures and assessories lol, and have used all my x-series 40lb. mono. Tmif wore out his x-series bobber, and Hate_ful lost an x-series frog popper due to a blue screen glitch. And I'm sure there are others who are in the same boat. I, and we, as mentioned above, think it would be an excellent idea that once you've unlocked or won x-series gear, that it would be available for purchase, (using gold), in the store. I myself, would be more than willing to spend some gold, or even "purchase" gold from the PSN Store in order to replace what I've lost, and extinguished. How about the rest of you guys and gals. Would you be willing to spend, and or purchase gold to replace your lost, extinquished and worn out x-series gear?
  23. 8 points
    Will we ever be able to purchase lost x series gear (with baitcoins) or at least reset challenges that unlock them . Will we ever be allowed to sell lures we dont use , as it is we can only discard them.
  24. 8 points
    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.
  25. 8 points
    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?
  26. 8 points
    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.
  27. 8 points
    Информация будет дополняться по мере доступности материалов для публикации.
  28. 8 points
    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!
  29. 8 points
    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 :-)
  30. 8 points
    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!
  31. 8 points
    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.
  32. 8 points
    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.
  33. 7 points
    We will be hosting another Community Event for the Fishing Planet Community (PC Only Steam). This competition is in memory of two friends we lost this year. Alex, one of the original FP development team, and PH_Hilrond, long-time leader of ProHookers and a well respected and much loved member of the FP community. Both lost their battles with cancer and will be truely missed by those of us whose lives they touched. The event will start Friday, October 11, 12:01 pm EDT and end on Friday, October 18 at 11:59 am EDT. We will be fishing in Louisianna (Quanchkin Lake) for Alligator Gar, Bowfin, and Bluegill. The biggest fish of each species caught during the event time may be entered. (NOTE: You must be registered on the Fishing Planet forums and also have a Google Account to be able to utilize the Entry Form.) Take a screen shot of your fish in your hand with the full UI. At the start of the event we will post a code to be typed in the chat window when you take your screen shot. Your Steam Screen Shot links MUST end in /?id=xxxxxxxxxxxx! AT THE END OF THE EVENT ENTRIES WITH INCORRECT SCREEN SHOT LINKS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED! Watch the video below. You can use any tackle. Rod Stands are NOT allowed. The fish weight (must be in pounds, so use you must use the Imperial setting in-game) also, the weight and screen shots of each of your fish need to be put on the Entry Form within an hour of the fish being caught. Please keep in mind that the Entry Form will be closed immediately at the end of the event. A link to the Entry Form and Standings Page will be posted at the start of the Event. As you catch bigger fish you can edit your entry on the entry form. Scoring will be done by average, the total weight of your fish divided by 3 will be your score. Fish caught during official in-game competitions will not count. (NOTE: You must be registered on the forums and also have a Google Account to be able to utilize the Entry Form) Prizes: Metalhead Boat DLC’s, Daredevil Boat DLC’s, Carp Lord DLC's and Golden Dragon DLC's. 1st place gets first choice, 2nd place gets second choice, 3rd place gets third choice and the remaining DLC will be given by random draw from 4th place to 25th place (must have one fish of each species entered to qualify). SCREENSHOT CODE: gramps Entry Form: https://forms.gle/DqoQEstMSRsWYw3S6 (closed) Standings Page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1628MsTylRtpCrTZvm5MJqHtHyweb2WIBY0uCqkIAeOQ/edit?ts=5d83cebe#gid=368887694 Screen shot video: (one change to the video, in the video it says hit the Tab key to go into the chat box. Now, you have to put your cursor into the chat box and left click.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc9FQwHRU5E&t=5s
  34. 7 points
    FREE DLC Feeder pack:)) https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP1449-CUSA06941_00-PSFREE0000000000 Thank you FP
  35. 7 points
    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!
  36. 7 points
    Hello Fishing planet , Olha o que eu fiz, eu mereço um DLC com meu nome agora?
  37. 7 points
    Hey dear friends! Happy to announce that PS4 Euro Update arrived earlier than expected! PS4 servers will be rebooted in 15min. Expected downtime is 60min. It is a Fishing Planet 2.0: Euro Update. Get ready for new European adventures and sorry for any inconvenience you may experience.
  38. 7 points
    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
  39. 7 points
    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.
  40. 7 points
    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.
  41. 7 points
    Why is fish tiring non existent? I get there should be more fight when using under powered rig, but hr long fights in a game is ridiculous. Especially when you get them reeled in under 20ft more than 5 times just to have them run 100ft out every time. I've been deep sea fishing catching 500+ lb fish that had less fight & reel time. That aspect of the game really needs tweaking, like put it on a timer (i.e. every 5-10mins of reel time drops the fish stamina by so many points) or something, because if we're good enough to keep 'em on the line without getting low tension or getting spooled the fish should weaken regardless of rig setup, but they don't!
  42. 7 points
    With all the current topics about comps, blue screens, lag, the upcoming trash ( that was me ), bugs etc, let's not forget why we're all here. To any newcomers to the forum it probably seems all we do is moan about everything we dislike. And I think that would be a perfectly justifiable opinion. However, those of us who have been playing the game since the early days have also been the first to congratulate the team on all the improvements they've made to the game. And honestly, the pros far outweight the cons. It says a lot that there is a core group of players who are still here and still playing. We may gripe, we may take a break ( I did ), we may question things and we may seem to be overly negative sometimes. But ultimately, we complain so bitterly because we love the game. A bit of research shows the direction the devs want the game to go in, and if they can pull it off we are in for some good times. The Christmas event I think is a good example of an event that was almost universally acclaimed as superb in that it brought so many of us together and was a genius move on the part of the devs. Conversely, the Halloween gar event was marred by the glitched Vampire Gars and the Paddies day event was far too short to realistically be able to complete both challenges ( they did acknowledge that one in all fairness ). I did actually have the joint biggest Rowdy Bass of that event - albeit one hour before it ended and the leaderboards were wiped. But I got me a screenshot Never have I played a fishing game ( it's not a sim ) that was so enjoyable, never have I met such a friendly community and never have I seen people brought together in the way the Xmas event was orchestrated and performing selfless actions for the benefit of others. So yep, there may be a lot of whining and whinging going on right now with some critiscism, but, as fickle as any mob, watch us all congratulate the team the next time they introduce something good. The Xmas event is definitely the feather in their cap though, they need to learn from that one and find ways to make all other events bring the community together again. Personally, I can't wait for December even if it's a straight repeat of last years. But we all need to remember one thing - this is a damn good game, the devs are only human and we all make mistakes
  43. 7 points
    @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.
  44. 7 points
    Personally, I am finding it amusing how many son/wife/sister/brother/friend accounts there are. And how there's a rush to justify them. I couldn't care less, I'm crap at competitions and barely enter them anymore as they don't matter to me. A bit of fun with friends at best. But, it is an amazing coincidence how all the top comp winners who post on here have the aforementioned dependent who has an account, while all those of us with just one account cannot place. And there are far more people playing than posting. Yup, sputter over your cornflakes. And don't get me started on the obvious alt accounts.. Several people have told me how they abuse the system. I won't name them obviously, and to all the guys who haven't told me anything of the sort, this paragraph is obviously not aimed at you. Ultimately, not my problem. Comps are ruled by the same few, whether an amateur comp or open to all. I take my ( figurative ) hat off to those who have learned everything there is to learn about comps. I don't have the time or inclination to do so and do not wish to belittle those genuine players. I laugh when I realise how important it is to the multiple account guys. My interest ends with the power button. Don't get me wrong, if being in the top 10 for FP comps attracted the ladies I'd be an amazing competitive angler by now, but ultimately it matters not, just an e-peen polish. I should probably get in my bunker, close the blastproof doors and hunker down right now. But, me being me, I'll stand up and take the responses. Because I only have one account and I'm not making excuses about how great aunt bettie once made an account and likes to fish occasionally...by some amazing coincidence, it's usually during a competition
  45. 7 points
    Hello there everyone, I am not a pro or anything close to it but after playing close to 90 days for 10+ hrs daily and after losing many fish I learned few things, which I am going to share below. 1. Don't use L2+R2 to get the strike right away when u see ur bobber taken away instead try moving ur right joystick left/right + R2.( u will notice the difference) 2. Repair ur rods/reels while u can because once it's broken u can't fix it or sell it. 3. Sell damaged X series lines/equipment to get baitcoins instead of removing them. 4. Take extra reels/lines for your trip it will come very handy for ur long trip. 5. Don't run around lake to lake instead stick to one until u make enough cash for future(initial stages up to level 20). 6. Buy bigger keepnet/stringer to make best out of ur level( initially try to use stringer as they provide more space compared to any keepnet),Unless u want to jump into competition . 7. Money management is the key to success(specially up to level 30). 8. Try to fall in love with BASS or try dating with Walleyes till level 30 and they will treat u well. 9. Try completing the achievements, if you do so u will get rewards real good ones. 10. Last but not the least while casting your bobber or lure, when u are done pressing R2 to cast try moving your right joystick to move your rod and by doing so u can slightly adjust your cast where you want to land it. [ Turn on the bell for float fishing ] While playing FP u don't have to own everything which store has to offer in initial stages instead try to capitalize for later to buy better stuffs. I know grinding is tough when you are at low level so to avoid that don't run around, try playing from one place.
  46. 7 points
    Oh please. Are you for real? I am a lifelong angler, acknowledge this is just a game and also accept I cannot see anything other than new venues or species keeping someone at my level playing. Maybe once you've done everything there is to do you'll understand my dilemma. Barely a session goes by without someone asking how to catch xxxxxx uni, that is all I have to keep the game interesting now. Aside from that, there is absolutely nothing that makes me want to continue playing apart from the company of friends. But hey, you assume that after all the game hours I've put in and all the posts I've made here I need reminding it's a fishing simulator. It's not like I've been looking for the power up mushroom or flower so I can shoot fireballs. Come back when you're in the same place I am now. Until then, stop making assumptions, because you're just making yourself look stupid.
  47. 7 points
    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.
  48. 7 points
    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!
  49. 7 points
    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.
  50. 7 points
    this game is so relaxing... lean back in bed before sleep. fall a sleep while bait in water, controller vibrating wake up fish. =)
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