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Crabs/Lobsters Traps : Was anything changed ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. popps

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    Is it only my perception or mere RNG bad luck or was anything recently changed, without announcement (or was there one which I missed ?), in regards to Crabs and Lobsters' traps ?

    I am loosing them again to fast sinking, left and right like crazy, as it was at the beginning.

    Was it changed back to a much worse sinking rate (the sinking had been toned down and was much more reasonable) on purpose or is it some inadverted change due to the recent patches ?

    Traps are expensive and loosing them like it now again is seems quite an expensive activity....

    Thanks.
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    I've not done any for a few days. How long are you leaving them in the water?
     
  3. BluDjinn

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    I got hit with a need for 60 snow crabs, so I have been tossing pots for days now. Mostly from a small ship and had no problems.
    Untill yesterday when I decided to take a beetle and fish from the Floating Emporium. I was putting in around 25 pots at a time and would lose one in each set before I could get them in.

    So yes I think something changed.

    Also, I notice I get way more lobsters than crabs.
    At the rate its going when I finish the snow crab order I'll be good on all lobsters for months
     
  4. Petra Fyde

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    It may be my imagination, but I seem to get more crabs closer to shore and lobsters in deep water. Try just off the coast at the nearest spot the water is deep enough.
     
  5. popps

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    Usually I go pull them as they *blob* but now they just sink before I can reach them.

    My perception is that it is back as it was at the beginning which, if it is, would surprise me since this revert was not announced or I missed the announcement.
     
  6. Petra Fyde

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    There's been no announcement, trust me, I don't miss those.

    They seem to go in sequence. The first 'wave' of bobbs some will bob, some don't. If you leave them in there's a chance of a second bob, but also at that point a chance that they'll sink. I've not timed these 'waves' but I tend to not risk it and pull all mine up when the first wave hits the last pot I put down, or long enough after the one before it bobs that I know it's not going to bob this time around.
     
  7. Sukyanti

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    The way they sink was changed a while back.
    First off they bobbed then sunk, and from a post someone made, apparently scripters were able to grab them before they sunk, making them rarely lose traps.
    Then it was changed that they just sunk without bobbing.
    If it's changed again, I haven't noticed it,
     
  8. popps

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    Well, any change that might be against scripting I am all for it, even if it may make my game play more troubled.
     
  9. Victim of Siege

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    Crabbing has been met with stiff resistance by P.E.T.A, so they have to use a more "crab friendly" trap apparently.
     
  10. Kiminality

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    *growls*
     
  11. Victim of Siege

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    :p :p
     
  12. Amber Witch

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    Yeah, It's a pain the way crabs refuse to let go of the traps. Ya have to yank em real hard and they always lose a leg.
     
  13. BluDjinn

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    Thanks Petra

    I just did a little test and yes it seems (small sample) that I do better with crabs in the shallower water.

    Now this makes no sense as in real life Lobstermen usually stay in sight of shore or near reefs.

    And if you have ever watched the PBS show Deadliest Catch you know
    the boys from Dutch Harbor go way out 80, 90 miles from shore for crabbys

    But thanks again 17 more snow crabs to go.

    I do still seem to be having more traps sink.


    Captain Toad of TIME BANDIT

    (hey it's black I can catch crabs off it and it has the skull & crossbones on it if the chance comes up)
     
  14. Kiminality

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    I always used to catch crabs from, or close to sure, when I used to live near the sea (in RL).
     
  15. Bobar

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    Few years ago when I actually used to catch crabs from a pier, if I remember rightly crabs came in and out with the tide.

    Used to use an old bicycle wheel with rotton fish on it and just lower it down wait awhile and then haul it up. Crabs are so greedy once on the wheel they stayed on it while you pulled them up. Real nice eating tho fresh crab :drool:
     
  16. BluDjinn

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    Aye ye landlubber, if you want them little (no name) mud bugs

    BUT if ye be after King Crab, or maybe Snow Crabs, the kind you steam up for crab legs in real life you have to go to the cold deep waters.

    Captain Toad of TIME BANDIT

    (Hey! She is black, I can fish for crabs off Her deck, and She has the Skull & Crossbones tattooed on Her bow if the chance comes up)
     
  17. Warpig Inc

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    I wanted to blame the RNG when I was on the snow crab shortage. Now it is the Crusty Lobster shortage. Seems whatever your in need of in your hold you get less of. Had the same issue with Pumkinseed getting 3 Green Catfish in a row and Pumpkinseed one per 65 catches. I'm sure the Pumpkinseed are common in some other shallows and Green Catfish are rare. Be a sneaky way to force players to interact more and trade if your hold request effects what your catch.
     
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    I am just fishing and crabbing (I haven't noticed a difference to be honest)- I haven't done any turn ins for about 2 weeks- and going to wait for the publish where they up the % chance for a scroll.
     
  19. Sellingahouse

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    Does anyone know when we are going to get the publish to fix the fishing problems?
     
  20. popps

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    If you have that feeling, check this thread out....

    http://vboards.stratics.com/uhall/228465-rng-what.html
     
  21. Beastmaster

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    I've been trapping for the past 2 hours using 20 traps and haven't lost a single one. Its your perception popps. It is working as intended after the one and only change that was made.