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  1. 3 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!
  2. 2 points
    its not out here until 12 pm tonight but I think its worth the wait I am finished with micro transaction games they r way to expensive to play how you want to play them
  3. 2 points
    Hey that fisherman is a great game. I been hooked for hours on lower level an i see no end in sight. They way over did it on this one. Great game!!!!!
  4. 2 points
  5. 1 point
    Rented it was very impressed by the economics and missions so far . I drove 30 miles to rent it LOL probably gonna buy it when i have to return it.
  6. 1 point
    If this happens it would be awesome for the game, being able to play with ppl on pc and xbox would definitely breath new life into an already great game
  7. 1 point
    Most likely not because they are still giving you prizes and in any game that has prizes for competitions its not allowed
  8. 1 point
    Always thought that FP was a free to play game, where and when was it last on sale?
  9. 1 point
    No, you do not have to leave the waterway when your net is full. A new day starts at 5am, all your fish will be sold and you're ready to start fishing again (another days rent for your accommodation is also paid at this time). Check your weather forecast and forward time (T on PC) to or just before the next days peak on the forecast graph (or 5am if you want to fish the whole day). If you leave the waterway you will need to pay the travel costs to go there again (except Texas). No, you can't catch a decent carp on your first rod, although catching smallmouth buffalo at Texas on your first rod will seem pretty decent. For the North American waterways just use float and spinning tackle for starters, get yourself a valuespin lvl 8 rod and a Crucianhunter lvl 8 (lvl 12 even better) and fishing line equal or below the reels max drag. For float fishing don't bother with Telescopic rods (they cant cast far) go for the best Omnifloat or Nero (Match) rod you can afford. Hope this helps.
  10. 1 point
    We could to with a calendar on here with all the dates on for all the avents on IE st patrick's , Halloween and any others so we now when there all on. Would be good to is a month before the avents what we could earn baits and stuff to help us with the avents. dose anyone no when the Halloween Avent starts at all ????
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    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 (open) 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
  12. 1 point
    Yes, the severs on Fisherman and Fishing Planet for PC, PS4 and Xbox are different yet. But I heard that developers like an idea of connecting servers.
  13. 1 point
    I may add that some fish (as catfish, sturgeon, some species of trout) prefer to get food at night. This, of course, does not concern sunfish, they are a day fishes. Although sometimes bite at night, too. Just experiment, this is the buzz from fishing! IMO, of course.
  14. 1 point
    Bigger gear=bigger fish, faster. Math wise I'll take the xp deduction to haul in more fish quicker, because the net XP will be greater with more fish. Spend 10 min fighting a Sturgeon with light gear, or catch 3 with heavy gear.
  15. 1 point
    Thank you Sully and FP for doing these events. Sorry I disappeared but my PS4 completely died and my laptop in same week . Sad I missed last event and finals. Probably will buy a PS4 eventually. Take care to all those I fished with. Lee
  16. 1 point
    I thoroughly enjoy these. Got super busy and was not able to fish the finals much, but that felt like an honor being in top 10. So please keep doing these FP! Big thanks to Sully and crew for their time. It is appreciated. I signed in to make this post and only for that. Sully asked everyone in top 10 to share here and help keep this going. No one did that I am aware, so I did.
  17. 1 point
    Hello! It seems like a good idea for a new update. The Fishing Planet Developer Team will talk it over.
  18. 1 point
    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
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  20. 0 points
    As I know it's impossible. Unless you write a letter to the support team and justify the reason why you need it. Maybe they could help you.
  21. 0 points
    Fishing Planet and Fisherman are two absolutely different games. If you buy Fisherman, you'll get absolutely new account and DLC. Your account and DLC in Fishing Planet remains intact.
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    I use the Heavy Chaser, Kraken 9000, Fluorocarbon 0.65, Leader 0.5. With this equipment you will be able to maximize the force
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    In addition, I may tell that reels of Ambusher series are developed for heavy spinning fishing. Since you use bottom tackles, it will be much better to use Kraken or Leviathan. Leviathan even better, I guess. For example, with Heavy Chaser 310 I prefer use Leviathan 10000. It works perfect!
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