Family Name: Hantek
Hi! I do play BDO for some time already and one of my best memories from my first days in this game is the moment when together with buddies we went fishing on the hot-spots (for those who don't know - places with seaguls on the sea where you can fish certain yellow-grade fishes). I would like to share this feeling with other people but I feel like some encoragement is needed to revivify ACTIVE hot-spot fishing and I have literally four sugesions:
1) Generally speaking lifeskills do not offer a lot of party content - which should be rethinked since it is an ONLINE game. Change the way hot-spots work - instead of limited amount of uses make them time-limited, for example one hot-spot can be used for 1-5 minutes from the moment when 1st fish was caught. This will encourage people for group adventures on the sea!
2) Remove imperial fishing delivery limits as you did for cooking some time ago - it is seriously unnecessary in the year 2023! If more people on one server decide to do this content it will be an unnecesary issue. Think about adding a possibility to sell orange-grade (for some people red-grade) fishes there too!
3) To make hot-spot fishing more exciting allow us to fish orange/red-grade fishes there. Fisherman need some dopamine spikes! It even could make fishing mastery relevant - for now it is only important for AFK fishing, since currently you get yellow-grade fishes from hot spots no matter how low or high you mastery is. Catching orange/red-grade fish of course would need to require completing mini-game to prevent abusing afk fishing trains. This will buff profits without changing AFK fishing!
You could think about implementing new yellow-grade or manos fishing rods and floats there too!
4) Rework In-game Fish Guide - a lot of people do not even know that this function exists in the game. This basicaly shows who fished biggest fish of certain spiece. Ok, but what for? Fame? Sure. But maybe add there something else! My loose sugestion is to add weekly/monthly/seasonal ranking for certain species which could rotate each week/month/season. Depending on how well you did in a period you could get some rewards.
I'm sure that you can balance it properly and I'm aware that rising fish prices is not the correct way to go - please consider above sugestions!
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I'm sure that you can balance it properly
So this was a humor piece...
How about buffing harpooning too while you're at it.
One topic at the time to avoid making mess. Also: I don't know about harpooning a lot and there won't be any interesting ideas from my side. If you have any - consider creating new topic :)
So this was a humor piece...
Nice ideas, i totally agree.
One other way that i could see to make active fishing more viable could be to either buff triple rod fishing rods to ALWAYS fish altleast 3 fishes or just make it that you catch multiple fishes in hotspots with any rod.