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Idea: Fishing, special fish

Discussion in 'UHall' started by LeBaiton, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. LeBaiton

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    Currently we have a few special fish we can catch...

    I believe the Stratics website isn't up to date, because looking at the info, I see a Prized Fish gives +5 intelligence, but in game they currently only give +1. Perhaps though they currently aren't working as intended?...

    Either way, according to info on Stratics:

    Prized Fish: Adds a temporary +5 to your Intelligence when eaten (no cooking needed).
    Wondrous Fish: Adds a temporary +5 to your Dexterity when eaten.
    Truly Rare Fish: Adds a temporary +5 to your Strength when eaten.
    Highly Peculiar Fish: Restores 10 points of stamina when eaten.

    Besides the Highly Peculiar Fish, the buffs only have a duration of about 15 seconds. It would be nice if these buffs had a longer time duration, or perhaps add different buffs. Perhaps increase the chance of finding more white pearls, or increasing the chance to fish up more serpents. Would be a nice little fisherman boost that way...
     
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  3. Kas Althume

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  4. Warpig Inc

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    Cooks should be able to extract fish oil that would be equal to like potions of stat fish type.

    Big pump would be a new risk for reward to fishing. A GD version of the Sea Dragon that Spawns in areas of fishing with higher rewards.
     
  5. Shelleybean

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    I love the ideas. Maybe the buffs can last as long as orange petals, purple petals, etc.
     
  6. Basara

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    Agree - I've been suggesting making the messes of fish stack, and function similarly to the petals, ever since the Roses of Trinsic were introduced.

    You could make the refresh one act as "Chum". Consuming it would increase the chance of a serpent to 10-20% per cast, for a duration of 5 minutes, with the possibility of getting a kraken.
     
  7. Jhym

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    Require fish and fish oil for imbuing int, dex and str. Suddenly those fish become very expensive.

    Or require fish and fish oil for new alchemy potions.

    We also need Halibut for fish slapping dances.
     
  8. Dermott of LS

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    Are they +5 now? Last I remember they were llike +1 or +2 for 5 to 10 seconds (REALLY worthless).

    +5 to +10 for 2 to 5 minutes would make them worthwhile IMO.

    I remember when they were at least worth using (not amazingly so, but you felt like you got something out of them) but that was a LONG time ago.
     
  9. I love some of these ideas, it would help make fishing viable again!
     
  10. Basara

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    They were +5 pre-AOS, but something about the way properties were converted back then make them only +1% (+2% if you have GM Eval), now, for 15 seconds.
     
  11. Uvtha

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    Make them last as long as potions at least. And stack with potions!
     
  12. Fink

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    Great ideas. I especially like the chum concept.

    Being able to pull up ingredients for other disciplines and sell those for profit is always nice, but I would like to see something gained from fishing that helps the fisher, or that only they themselves can convert into a useful commodity. Making your own (regular) nets would be good. Lasts for 10 casts, does 5 fishing checks per throw, etc. Bait your hook for a better chance at a serpent, lasts only until you catch one. Something to mix it up instead of *cast, plunk* times forever.