Please make fishing actually feel like fishing.

darthadendarthaden Member, Braver of Worlds
Of all the gathering professions in a MMO I think fishing has the most potential to be a fun mini game that I've yet seen fully taken advantage of. My suggestion on what I think would make for a good fishing system goes like this (largely inspired by actual fishing games I used to play on the Nintendo)

Left mouse button to cast/reel in your line
Right mouse button to set the hook when you get a bite and to net the fish when it gets close enough to do so
Move mouse side to side to try to direct your bait away from snags and to the fish
Give the fish a stamina bar and your line a strength bar. Trying to reel in to fast while the fish has high stamina drains your lines strength and increases the chance it snaps, to slow and you'll run out of line

higher skill level and higher quality line/pole would obviously make it easier to catch the fish.

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  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    Im gonna say what everyone knows in their heart: Harvest Moon fishing was best fishing!
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  • Undead CanuckUndead Canuck Member, Braver of Worlds
    Unless you are using VR, fishing will not feel like fishing. Just imagine fighting the line with haptic feedback while reeling in the big one.
  • RazorathRazorath Member
    edited April 2
    I think Lineage 2 had a really good fishing system, if improved even more it could be something really amazing. Knowing Steven is a big L2 fan i do hope he draws inspiration for fishing from it with improvements just because its 2020 and it can be done :D Excuse the video quality but it does show fishing and the way it worked. (at 4:20 he starts fishing)
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  • darthadendarthaden Member, Braver of Worlds
    The L2 one doesn't look bad at all. I've only really done fishing in two mmos Wow and BDO and didn't find either of those entertaining in the slightest.
  • RazorathRazorath Member
    darthaden wrote: »
    The L2 one doesn't look bad at all. I've only really done fishing in two mmos Wow and BDO and didn't find either of those entertaining in the slightest.

    Right! It is really good also considering how old the game is so now imagine if its redefined and done better! I think it fits good with it being an MMORPG and not an actual fishing game which do exist and ofc do it really, really! good hehe. But we will see what they will do with it, they said that it will be better than from what we saw on the last stream! So we will wait, hope and see! :)
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    RAZOR
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  • As long as I get to cook the fish afterward, I'll be happy.

    But aye, fishing is a nice way to relax in any game. I hope it has the same affect in Ashes.
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  • rodzorrodzor Member, Braver of Worlds
    As long is it is more of a fun thing to show off record catches, level up cooking skills. I would not want fishing to be insanely important to the economy of the game because it will be one of the first things to get botted.
  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    Unless you are using VR, fishing will not feel like fishing. Just imagine fighting the line with haptic feedback while reeling in the big one.


    I want to go spearfishing with that on
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  • Damokles wrote: »
    Im gonna say what everyone knows in their heart: Harvest Moon fishing was best fishing!

    Never thought i'd see someone else that has played harvest moon. Loved that game on the gamecube
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  • HydrillaHydrilla Member
    One thing that always bothered me was when you would catch something and it would say it was some kind of fish but the icon was obviously something else. I realize that these worlds are fictional but catching some kind of bass and having an icon that looks just like a trout bothers me, maybe because I fish in real life.
  • RazorathRazorath Member
    Hydrilla wrote: »
    One thing that always bothered me was when you would catch something and it would say it was some kind of fish but the icon was obviously something else. I realize that these worlds are fictional but catching some kind of bass and having an icon that looks just like a trout bothers me, maybe because I fish in real life.

    Haha i must admit its something i don't notice, my real life fishing knowledge is very, very low :D But i find fishing very enjoyable in MMORPG's! :)
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    RAZOR
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  • skearnzskearnz Member
    as long as fishing is both relaxing and fun its ok for me^^
    also fishing competitions!
  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    skearnz wrote: »
    as long as fishing is both relaxing and fun its ok for me^^
    also fishing competitions!

    A fishing competition would be a good idea for a node event
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  • RazorathRazorath Member
    Nagash wrote: »
    skearnz wrote: »
    as long as fishing is both relaxing and fun its ok for me^^
    also fishing competitions!

    A fishing competition would be a good idea for a node event

    Oh good idea! now i need that! :D
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  • I like to fish so relaxing :)
  • NagashNagash Member, Leader of Men
    I do wonder how deep sea fishing will work
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  • noaaninoaani Member
    Nagash wrote: »
    I do wonder how deep sea fishing will work

    I assume it will be somewhat similar to Archeage, as that is exactly what came to mind for me when I heard them talking about it.
  • DamoklesDamokles Member
    Nagash wrote: »
    I do wonder how deep sea fishing will work

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    Spearfishing
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  • Undead CanuckUndead Canuck Member, Braver of Worlds
    Nagash wrote: »
    I do wonder how deep sea fishing will work

    Well, @Steven Sharif did say that some fishing will require a boat.
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