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Yeah, still true to this day. It doesn't take the so called pro-gamers long to figure out how to level up without actually playing the game. They don't find it cheating. It's just testing the limits of the game. In their minds its only a data bit. And there are plenty more where that came from and no effort expended to learn, explore,  or enjoy the game. Its achieving something for nothing with no personal effort involved.

The worst thing the developers did was identify all the players on the lake. Now every, what you call idiot, who only wants to level up watches the chat panel to see who is catching what and when they see something interesting/they need, they look around the lake to see where the person is fishing and rush over to cast right on top. In real life they'd end up hurt, or in a hospital but they see no reason not to do the stuff online they would be afraid to do in person.

Its easy to tell who they are. They are the ones doing the stupid things. Some try to block you on the small paths. Some try to block you from your rod holder (as if they could steal it). Some follow you to the offbeaten little nooks that you have to hunt to find. Then some will go make a video about their great discovery for Youtube likes.

They don't know any other way to play without putting in the least effort and call it winning.  And then these joker think themselves pro gamers testing the limits. What they are really doing is irritating the players who put in the hours to learn the nuances.

 

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I can see other's point of view but I disagree. Most often these situations occur on Lone Star. There are enough places to fish there is no need to fish elbow to elbow. Today when I was there I counted 6 people. Six total players for the whole lake and someone is hitting you in head with a rod????? 

First, it's not sociable. If you believe it is, then go buy some real fishing gear, go to the nearest lake and walk up to the nearest stranger and try throwing your line on top of his/hers. Hit the stranger with your newly purchased rod. Try to stand between him/her and the fish they are fighting. Then excuse you bad behavior with, "I was only trying to be sociable."

Or would you even consider such a thing?  If you want to be sociable send me a message and ask for help. I'm always more than willing to share what I know (if I know the answer). But such things are never sociable in real life and only tolerated in gaming.

Secondly, no one should have to alter the game settings to prevent clowns/idiots/level climbers from interfering with the players. Let the clowns/idiots/level climbers alter the settings so no other player has to put up with them. Yes, it does work both ways. But the clowns/idiots/level climbers won't alter the settings since they can't play the game and need someone to irritate for their own amusement when they fail at catching fish. 

The much simpler solution is to remove the names from the screen. Then if anyone wants to be sociable they have to send a message (which is the sociable way of doing things in the first place).

The other method would be a barrier between each player, say the length of the rod they are holding, so there is no thrusting and parrying going on, and no one need to be bothered with the jokers who can't play to save their life, and have nothing better to do than ruin the game for those who do enjoy the puzzle, exploration, and fishing.

As it is, the most enjoyable lakes are the northern lakes that allow kayaks or boats. Less level climbers and more fisherman in those places. Yeah, you still have a few who need to see if they can cast into your boat. Happens in real life as well so we can say that's just human nature (where its not human nature to walk up to stranger and hit him in the head with a rod and reel).  I presume its not unheard of for someone to stand in their boat and try casting to hit the people on the dock! But that would be just part of the game, right? Or would that be someone trying to be sociable as well?

The game is great fun. Its some of the people who ruin it.

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  • 4 weeks later...
On 12/8/2020 at 5:36 AM, perswonal-eclipse said:

Yeah, still true to this day. It doesn't take the so called pro-gamers long to figure out how to level up without actually playing the game. They don't find it cheating. It's just testing the limits of the game. In their minds its only a data bit. And there are plenty more where that came from and no effort expended to learn, explore,  or enjoy the game. Its achieving something for nothing with no personal effort involved.

The worst thing the developers did was identify all the players on the lake. Now every, what you call idiot, who only wants to level up watches the chat panel to see who is catching what and when they see something interesting/they need, they look around the lake to see where the person is fishing and rush over to cast right on top. In real life they'd end up hurt, or in a hospital but they see no reason not to do the stuff online they would be afraid to do in person.

Its easy to tell who they are. They are the ones doing the stupid things. Some try to block you on the small paths. Some try to block you from your rod holder (as if they could steal it). Some follow you to the offbeaten little nooks that you have to hunt to find. Then some will go make a video about their great discovery for Youtube likes.

They don't know any other way to play without putting in the least effort and call it winning.  And then these joker think themselves pro gamers testing the limits. What they are really doing is irritating the players who put in the hours to learn the nuances.

 

For Example , Last week i was standing with an old friend whome i only see at the events hahaha and we were asking ourselves  "Should I Kick him in the water or would you do it? ....like in real life hehehehe) Welcome back at Lone Star Lake should i normally say hehehe . I play since sept 2017 at PS4 and allways ask the higher levels how this how that if I get stuck. Sometimes an answer sometimes not ......and when people are really annoying in standing in froint of me ( mostly lower levels)  , I go grab a coffee / beer etc mostly it helped ( try it yourself ) #tightlines 

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On 1/3/2021 at 11:35 PM, sjhonnie237ps4 said:

For Example , Last week i was standing with an old friend whome i only see at the events hahaha and we were asking ourselves  "Should I Kick him in the water or would you do it? ....like in real life hehehehe) Welcome back at Lone Star Lake should i normally say hehehe . I play since sept 2017 at PS4 and allways ask the higher levels how this how that if I get stuck. Sometimes an answer sometimes not ......and when people are really annoying in standing in froint of me ( mostly lower levels)  , I go grab a coffee / beer etc mostly it helped ( try it yourself ) #tightlines 

I agree the game is wonderful fun. And yeah, some of the people are just not too bright. I've gotten to where I blot out those nearest models. You can do that in the settings. Others you just have to ignore. They don't go away, but they aren't bothering you (as much).

I was fishing facing the gate at White Moose, caught a nice Northern. Ready to go home, I spun around only to see a freaking kayaker had pulled in behind me. Had to hit the anchor (or run him over). In real life he'd be dead. Fortunate for him its only a game.

Those types and the ones who pull their boat/kayak in between you and the area you've been fishing for 5 straight hours are the worst. And they are mostly lower level players who are just looking for someone catching fish that they can tag in on and grab some money and experience. They'll never learn to play the game, without someone showing them where the fish are.

They can follow a walkthrough or watch a youtube video, but they just aren't that bright in decision making.

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Now that I blotted the models I've come across the problem in the original post more. (People coming up and throwing right on top your lines.)

In one case me and another boat were fishing an area semicircle. Everything was good. We have a guy come creeping in on my left shoulder in his lime green bass boat. Everything was fine.
Of course that wasn't good enough for him since he kept creeping in, eventually blocking our view of the area. (Once a model gets far enough away they come into view.)

The other boat left. I called him out. And he knew what he was doing was wrong since he went berserk and started running through the area like a maniac running us over once or twice before leaving.

Another time I was catching some nice Northern when all the sudden I see a line come through the back of my skull and then another. Spinning around I couldn't see anything and no one around, but when I stepped away from the area sure enough someone had set their rod stand right behind mine and threw their lines right on top mine. I called him out.

So forget leaving, just call them out in chat where everybody can see. Leaving is exactly what they want you to do. They expect you to leave. Don't. Stand your ground. Call them out. They may get rude but they know when they do it they are the one being rude. And frankly I believe some have perpetuated this problem by telling others how to do it. Someone did it, people left politely and so they see it as an opportunity to bully others into leaving an area they want. (That's what it is, bullying.)

And I don't take kindly to bullying. I'm not giving up an area due to someone trying to bully me out. And I've found the best solution to be standing your ground and calling them out. In every case, they know they shouldn't do it and they will leave. They don't want to be embarrassed. They have in my case. But do it nicely. Say something like "Hey, Hogwart you're invisibility cloak is not working! I see you fishing on my lines."

Rude, sneaky people enjoy taking advantage of polite people. They enjoy getting over on others, but do not enjoy being called out on that behavior. They love to bully and be jerks until everyone knows they are a bully and a jerk. Then they disappear quietly.





 

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