Fishing Sim World

#109

Once you get a 50 lb. line and the size 4 hooks going, the easiest way to reel in carp is to just pull it straight up, leave it there, and reel away with the tension set to 42.

That is the last tip I will give, because I don’t want you guys beating me :)

#110

Son of a biiiiiiiiiig donkey.

6 lbs short of 1st place in the carp tourney. 2 attempts remain, though… :)

#111

I’m becoming increasingly suspicious of the people on the top of the tournament leaderboards. Always the same names with numbers that are impossible. 950+ lbs of carp in an hour? If they were all trophies I couldn’t reel them in in only an hour. If they were all non-trophy carp, you couldn’t catch enough for 950 lbs in an hour. A mix between them is what I do but I have never broken 900, even with constant catching for 60 minutes.

The bass tournament is the weight of your top 5 fish. Leader right now has 66 lbs in a lake that gives up maybe 14 lb largemouth tropies. 5 of those is not 66 lbs. I don’t buy it, and I have never once caught multiple trophy bass in one spot. Fishy.

The predator tournament this week is walleye only. Bad news is that the walleye AI is so broken. You have to catch them with topwater lures (in the real world, walleye hide from light in the deeper parts of the lake). You throw a topwater lure around and you’ll get some plus everything else that lives in the lake. Someone has 500+ inches and the best I’ve done in an hour is 150. ?

The match tournament is fish in an hour. Even aiming for roaches I can manage 50 in an hour with all 3 rods humming. Because I still have to cast things back out and skip through the ‘show-off’ animation. Leaders have 80+. I don’t buy that for a second.

Are people actually cheating at a fishing game?

#112

Probably. No idea why though as I don’t think there’s an black market for stuff like Fortnite or PUBG. It’s still a mostly solitaire game even in the online tourneys. I do them to try and get more fish bucks to get better/different gear. Plus the cost is minimal and I’d be fishing anyway. I haven’t tried the carp, but the bass one is easy enough to jump in and out of.

#113

I saw those Carp numbers and I too thought it was insane.

Do they reward people outside of the top 3 or top 10? If they don’t, they should.

#114

Everyone gets something. I’ve only gotten one top 3.

Last week I was 3rd in Carp, 10th in Bass, 9th in Predator and didn’t play Match and went from level 70 to 74 and got 78,000 TP I think.

#115

It’ll give away my Steam/FSW name but I’m going to check what my carp score is right now. It’s the highest I’ve ever caught.

4th place with 850lbs 12oz.

I refuse to believe anyone can catch 975.

Edit: I had a trophy carp on my line when the timer ran out, so I can believe 900. (I should have 900, but I just couldn’t get him in quick enough)

#116

Want to hear something funny? Until your postings today I thought those weights were for a single fish LOL.

#117

Excellent

#118

Pro Tour Career Mode

This looks good, more lakes as well and more sponsored gear I see Salmon there as well, wonder if we are getting fly fishing.

#119

Do you guys use a controller with this game? Do you think it’s more fun with one?

#120

Nope use a mouse and keyboard, not thought to try a gamepad

#121

Mouse and keyboard work just fine for me.

#122

A career mode! One of the major things everyone wanted, me included. For free! Can’t even complain.

#123

So I see this is on sale, how would this game work as

  1. 5 of us LAN party every winter. Could we set up a hour tournament when we need to slow things down for a while.
  2. If some of us played the game lots and others only played during the LAN party could it be set up balanced?

Thanks :)

#124
  1. Have no earthly idea.
  2. Sure, if everyone agreed to use the same stuff.
#125

Woo jumped to 2nd in Predator tourney. Learned how to Walleye, even though it’s 100% unrealistic and not at all how Walleye are caught.

Almost got the top spot, but had 4-5 hooks that were not correct. And I had my line tension wrong the whole hour…and I have no attempts left, but I’ll settle for 2nd any day.

#126

My weekly online tournament summary:

Bass - 13th (bleh), 55,000 fake dollars (career bucks, whatever those are), 15,500 shopping points (TP)
Match - 8th (not a fan of this), 80,000 fake bucks, 18,000 TP
Carp - 6th, 90,000 fake money, 19,000 TP
Predator - 2nd! 500,000 fake dollars, 22,500 TP.

Plus each one gave 10k XP.

So just that pushed me from level 90 to 95, gave me $725,000 “career earnings” and 75,000 in-game store points.

Worth doing? Sure, if you can pull off top 10’s.

#127

oh wow - nice jop! Next rain day I’m loading up.

#128

I mean it is a huge time sink, though. The 2nd place Predator tournament took me all 3 attempts to get into the top 10 (I learned the magic trick to catching only walleye about 10 minutes into that), so that was 3 hours.

I also did all 3 carp tourney attempts, 3 more hours.

I did all 3 bass attempts, 3 more hours.

I did the match play one twice, 2 hours.

So all of that was 11 solid hours of pixel-fishing.