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  1. I've just come back after a very long break, could you clarify what you mean so I don't get caught by whatever it is you're referring to please?
  2. After a long break I return to the game and...wow. Simply wow. The sheer scale and variety of fishing on offer now is mind-blowing. FP was always the best fishing game I ever played, from what I've seen so far it is now elevated well above any other fishing game. A hearty 'good job!' to all involved. You've got me spending money and staying up late again, and I guess that there says it all. I don't give my £££ away easily! Why did I ever leave??
  3. I've just come back to this game after a 4 year break I always enjoyed florida and, being max level at the time of leaving means I have the gear for Blue Crab Island. I'm having a blast and agree with all of the above, would happily pay for DLC to experience more of this sort of fishing. We have no real life fishing of this type here in the UK, so this is likely the only way I'll ever get to experience what it could be like.
  4. The bugs are a major factor for me too Chris. On the F2P format I can understand and accept - I've only paid what I wanted to, if anything. On the P2P format, I want everything to be peachy and smoother than a mink in a marshmallow factory. I've paid good, hard earned money, I expect a game that works. Very disappointed on the lack of info about this major step tbh. I don't read the general discussion/PC boards etc - I play on PS4 so why would I? - and it's alarming how little info us PS4 users have available here. We were once at a point a few weeks ago where the entire first page of this PS4 forum was stickies about comps, tournies, updates, changes etc. Now, not even one sticky from the devs about the upcoming change? If I'm confused after 2 years of playing from launch, I'd imagine one hell of a lot of other people are too. I still put my money on the F2P version dying sooner rather than later. Why give a game away when you can sell it? Basically a big smack in the mouth with a stick to all of us who've been there from the start and bought baitcoins or DLC. "Thanks guys, now you can do it all over again" The publisher is to blame, not the FP team. Bet those same bugs will still be present, because it'll just be a basic port, not a re-work.
  5. I'm totally confused by this transition tbh. As far as I can understand it, a publishing house has taken the reins and decided a P2P version is the way to go. The F2P version may stay alive for a while, but it makes zero sense for a publisher to be selling a game while keeping a free version alive and kicking. And is it just me, or does Fisherman sound exactly the same as the current F2P Fishing Planet? A few new fish/methods/currency differences but essentially the same game. So we get to do everything we've spent 2 years achieving all over again. Confused and not at all enthused by the promise of 35 free DLCs. There will be more paid ones, there has to be or the game will stagnate and go nowhere. And microtransactions. Basically, the publisher (Big Ben?) is calling the shots now. The best days of Fishing Planet are about to end, very soon.
  6. I'm buying it for an entirely different reason: Sooner or later the F2P version will have the plug pulled, no matter what's stated. Why have a F2P version where all income is generated by DLC sales when you can have a P2P version and incorporate DLC sales into it? Yeah, I know we get all previous DLCs included, but we've all bought those we want already for real money. I don't accept for one second that BB will be happy to merely make £60 per disc when currently an unlimited licence for some venues costs more than that. And how can you have a game in this day and age that doesn't have new DLC? Gamers get bored easily. Therefore, I can see the servers getting thrown off the roof for the F2P sooner rather than later because it doesn't make financial sense to offer a free version that has the potential to make a potentially unlimited amount per user, versus a P2P version that generates £60 per user. Microtransactions and DLC simply have to feature in the P2P at some point, or the game will shrivel and die with no new content. Unless they give them to us for free. Which is about as likely to happen as somebody actually landing the invisible Sasquatch that frequents Alberta.. So yeah, I'm buying it because the death knell has sounded for this iteration of FP and I have no interest in any other fishing game out there. I love this one.
  7. Yeah I'll have it. Can't say I look forward to getting the uni Sauger or Whitefish again, but at least I know where the uni Whitefish is, even if it is an absolute sod to catch. I absolutely, sincerely hope the bugs at Alberta are a thing of the past. I loved it there but the invisible Sasquatch and bouncing lures eventually got too much for me. I don't expect things like that in a game I've paid for. I'll be sorry to say goodbye to my FTP account and the associated memories, but I only have time for one version and common sense says that the paid version is the one to go for. Because, at some point, the servers for the FTP version will be given the deep six. It shows how successful the game has been though. A FTP getting a fanbase large enough to go paid...and a fishing game at that. I can't think of any other game I've played that followed the same path. It wouldn't be happening if there wasn't the potential for more money to be made. Personally, I'm of the opinion there'll still be micro-transactions etc (what game doesn't have them these days?) and packs to buy for extra revenue. Even if they aren't present at the start. I honestly find myself not bothered about that. Nobody is holding a gun to my head after all. I find myself curious as to whether it's a straight-up code port or whether the actual issues which we all forgave/learned to tolerate seeing as it's an FTP have been fixed? The aforementioned Sasquatch/bouncing lures at Alberta. The untimely 'freeze' when fish spawn in...usually when the casting meter is up. The slow menu interface. The non-random competitions etc etc. Whatever, I'll buy it and try it. I definitely wish the FP team the best of luck and offer my thanks for 2 years of enjoyment
  8. What happens to my current progress? Is it seperate from the paid version? Been out of the loop lately despite playing every night, so I don't really understand whether progress will merge or if it's one or the other. Can't see myself starting at 0 again tbh, as much as I love playing.
  9. What 'genius' came up with that idea?Downloaded again for another go and muscle memory means I'm releasing all my fish. Why? Just why would you change the button input that you had since launch? So people release fish accidentally and have to play more? I see no valid reason for doing this, care to give us one?
  10. Hi Sue. Red arrows mean you earned some XP but less than you could have due to heavy gear etc. Green arrows mean you earned decent XP, but not necessarily more than you could have with different gear. I have no idea if the XP increase is exponential or not - as in, landing a 20lb fish on 6lb line as opposed to 15lb line awards more XP, but basically, unless you're grinding/farming you want green. Choose gear to suit the species, or go heavy to land everything and grind at the expense of XP. You'd think this would be something they'd make us aware of, but even as an experienced angler, I don't recall anything explaining this to the gamers who don't fish irl.
  11. No problem whatsoever. I was corrected ( well, almost ) for expressing my disagreement with a statement, and now I find myself in that position again. If you both like bright blue rods then that's fine by me. My friends 5 year old daughter has a pink one, maybe you can all fish together sometime. I had a pair of Mega Chubers ( I despise that spelling ) that automatically got removed, I was wondering why? Maybe you can both go back to school with my friends daughter too. Jeez. How did you ever fill in a mortgage or loan application?
  12. I've bought enough gear. I meant no offence to yourself or anybody else, if you like the rods then so be it. And I do happen to like natural carbon weave over gaudy colours. But please, don't attempt to correct me again when your spelling and grammar is comparable to said 6 year old.
  13. I was perfectly happy with my Mega Chubbers, what was the issue that made me receive rods only a 6 year old kid could like the look of?
  14. Just let me play 18 hours a day for a few weeks to grind the XP you nerfed all to hell, then let me get another job and sell my ass to gain the cash you demand for the baitcoins for the unlimited licence, and hell, we may have a great thing going here. Hats off to the content. Thumbs down to the greed. Most people can't even make Russia, and are then faced with a huge licence cost if they do and want to fish it anytime. And then you do...this. "Hey guys, look at this fantastic place! It'll take you months or years to fish it if you don't grind like hell every, single, day. And even then, we're asking for baitcoins in 4 figures for the unlimited. Which you don't have because our competitions are not random and the same 15-20 guys know what to do. So...spend money. Please." Yeah. I stopped spending money when I realised every competition has a script that makes a mockery of the word 'competition'. I would advise everyone to do the same. Great new content, locked behind £££€€€$$$$.
  15. Wow, old thread. Still the same awesome bunch of guys, both the guys known to me and the randoms I meet. Something about the game encourages civility and friendly chat, unlike just about every other game I play/have played.
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