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Violentvole

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  1. The above title is a post on FB from FP. Text below: Hello anglers! Have you ever caught a turtle or a plastic bag? Maybe a shoe? You will be surprised by what will be on your hook soon! And there are pictures of said items caught on the lure, presumably baitfishing will be even worse if your bait is on the deck. As if there weren't enough problems we now get to catch trash and less fish. While I appreciate the nod to realism ( we've all been there ) this is like having dud bullets in CoD. I can't post a screenshot due to the format of the forum changing some time ago, but, it's there on FB.
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    Let's not forget the good.

    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 😉
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    Let's not forget the good.

    Hegert, Every critiscism should be seen as feedback. Yes, opinions get heated, but that's what forums are for. You know as well as I do that if FP said they were pulling the plug this forum would degenerate into a slagging match within seconds. But the fact that a hell of a lot of early adopters are still here says everything that needs to be said. I am the first to denounce anything negative, but I'm also right up there when something works, and works well. And a lot of users who I know will admit the pros most certainly outweigh the cons.
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    Xseries pear bobber worn out.

    If I may provide an anecdote of sorts, I recall someone saying X-series kit gave an XP boost. I have never bothered to prove or disprove this theory as I stopped worrying about XP the day I hit level 40, but there must be some benefit to X-series kit surely?
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    Unfair competitions

    Let me see if I can sum up the frustrations aired in this thread in one sentence. It is up to you, the forum users to decide if I succeed or fail. Makes no difference to me as I only enter for fun when friends do for all the reasons stated in this thread. Anyway....drum roll please, the grand sentence coming up! " A competiton should - theoretically - give every entrant a chance of winning or at least placing, they should rely on luck as much as skill, but the way the FP comps are structured reflect in no way on the actual gameplay because they require a different style of play that normal fishing does not cater for in any way. " One sentence, as promised. Putting the multiple account thing to one side, how many times have we seen the names stating " you have to practice to get good. "? Why do competitions require a different style of play? Why are many of us perfectly capable anglers ( I have 754 unis, so hardly a novice! ) suddenly impotent in competitions and everything we know becomes irrelevant? I have come 4th twice with a few more top tens back before I realised it was nearly always the same 20 or so people battling for the top ten placings and stopped entering. 88 comps and not a single top 3 finish, even on species I know well? Ok. Surely competitions should be on an even footing and reflect leisure fishing to give everyone a chance? But, they don't. At all. Interesting to note I hardly ever see the competition names fishing for fun and chilling with friends anymore.
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    Unfair competitions

    Out of popcorn. Great thread though, amazing how all the names have a ready excuse. Makes me wish I'd stayed in touch with my relatives or had kids - I could have X amount of accounts then too and plead innocence. Take note who is most defensive in this thread - it's none of us with one account.
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    Char Charger's Open: Semifinal Results

    Well done to all. Would love to know tomorrow how many get dragged up the mountain, or how many spend 10 minutes battling a fish only to land their lure and nothing else, or how many suddenly have a fish they're playing go airborne, or how many make a cast and find the water has turned to rubber when the lure bounces 300 feet behind them. The buggiest venue by far, brace yourselves for complaints FP.
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    What kind of ps4 do you have?

    I have the old ' fat ' PS4 from back in 2015. Connection varies from 50 - 76mbps. Not suffering much lag anymore and never had the dreaded blue screen.
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    Char Charger's Open: Qualifier 2 Results

    And invisible birds
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    Who else is fed up and about ready to quit playing?

    Me either tbh. You're probably in the wrong spot 😉
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    Have you ever caught a turtle, plastic bag or a shoe?

    I have no idea. I did see that it won't cost money to dispose of said trash when in actual fact it does. People paid for a licence, paid to travel and then catch trash? Therefore it costs money in the time taken to deal with every repetition of hooking junk when they could feasably have filled their net and be elsewhere. But, why acknowledge future problems when current ones are brushed aside?Note that to this day there has still been no satisfactory response to the crankbait issue after 6 months....the best we got was " we are unaware of any issues. " After 6 months of posting from damn near every user. We ask for improvements, we bring issues to light, and we - quite literally - get garbage.
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    The Show Off Contest!

    You were in the wrong spot when you sent them.
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    Can't add friend

    Now, undoubtedly this person is female, blonde, has massive mammaries and legs that go up for yards. Ok, it's probably Gary from Birmingham. However, there is no option to add a friend anymore. I can't even see who has added me. One to work on FP.
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    Can't add friend

    Done both. Just that annoying ' 1 ' in the tab up top. Really annoying me depriving Jessica Alba of my company.
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    Have you ever caught a turtle, plastic bag or a shoe?

    Appeared in my newsfeed. Might have been a week ago for all I know as I didn't check when it was posted and use FB very little, but have seen nothing here about it. Coming soon, leaderboards for used condoms.
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    Blue error

    TC195...you were in the wrong spot. Or you pushed square twice. Or your HDD is corrupted. You must know by now faults are never, ever on their end. Therefore it's your broadband 😆
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    Blue error

    6 months of crankbait issues spring to mind..
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    Can't add friend

    Just to confirm it isn't me having a brainfart moment, I had another person send me a request and the option to add them appeared as normal on the friend screen. So now I'm stuck with the tab up top telling me I have a request and no way to add Pamela Anderson ( who it undoubtedly is 😉 ).
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    Blue error

    Amazingly, I haven't encountered this issue. But that's probably because I barely enter any competitions/tournaments anymore. And there's already a thread on that issue 😉
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    Can't add friend

    I have a pending request showing on the tab at the top of the screen but no way to add them on the friend screen like before. Annoying.
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    Who else is fed up and about ready to quit playing?

    Sounds like the old hooking bug from September. I've been playing every evening this week building my money back up without any of the problems you're having. Maybe send a vid to the FP team if you can?
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    Unfair competitions

    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 😉
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    The Show Off Contest!

    No reply on why posting from phone to forum was disabled I note. Not everyone wants or owns a computer.
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    Wish list for devs to read.

    Now, before we start, let me state that this is a list of things we'd like to see that are relevant to the user-friendlyness of the game to make it an easier and more pleasant experience for us. The obvious one to start with is the map screen, the inability to read swim descriptions in full and the freezing ' cursor ', such as we have. This is not the thread to discuss broken cranks, bass boats, new venues, clubs, in-game chat, username changes, bottom fishing etc. What would make your actual fishing time a more pleasant experience? I shall start with a few, see if you agree or disagree: The precision cast - it would be nice if, as you moved the blue cursor, the range it was at was displayed instead of having to overcast and reel back. Being able to look around while lure/bait is out without moving the rod. L stick is useless once a cast is completed. Remove the invisible walls when fishing in kayaks that only allow you to sweep the rod back to 90 degrees from the prow of the kayak. I should be able to have that rod over my shoulder if needs be, especially with fast moving fish like salmon. Increase sprint speed. Another launch point for kayaks on St Croix. What do you have in mind that you'd like to see that would improve your game, bearing in mind the caveat at the start?
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    Unfair competitions

    Isn't impersonating another user against the rules? If it isn't, Woilentwole is not me but I may be Tora-commando 😉
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