Achaea Help Files
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6.32 THE ART OF FISHING
People fish for many reasons, from competitive sport, to income, to just relaxation. With a little practice, you too will be a master fisherman, landing those trophy fish with ease! Commands -------- BAIT HOOK WITH <bait> --------------------- This baits your hook with the proper bait. You must be wielding a fishing pole. Remember that there are four sizes of bait, and small bait will only catch a small fish, medium a medium fish, large a large fish, and huge a huge fish. You can find bait and fishing poles in several places: Shastaan, Tasur'ke, and two rooms south of the entrance to Minia are a few. CAST LINE <direction> --------------------- When casting your line, you must stand one room away from the room you're casting into, which must be either a river or a lake. You'll cast a random number of yards here. After you've cast, you just wait for a nibble or strike. You may only catch fish in freshwater or river environments. One does not fish the ocean from land generally, although deepseafishing will allow one to fish from on ship. This takes balance and the balance cost varies with traits and skills. For deepsea fishing there is a variation on this command: CAST LINE [SHORT|MEDIUM|LONG] Shorter casts are a bit faster than medium, and medium a bit faster than long. Conversely, long casts carry a better chance of getting a stronger strike than medium, and medium have a better chance than short. TEASE LINE ---------- This is done after you've gotten a nibble, or a small or medium strike. The ideal time to tease your line is a bit over 2 seconds after the nibble or strike happens. Your chance of the teasing working decreases the further away from the ideal time you are. Remember that there IS potentially value in teasing the line after a small or medium strike, because it increases the chances that jerking the pole will hook the fish. It's also worth noting that the higher your survival skill, the better you will be at teasing the line. This takes balance and the balance cost varies with traits and skills. JERK POLE --------- After you have a small, medium, or large strike you may do this. The ideal time to jerk your pole is a bit under 2 seconds after the fish has struck. As with tease line, the further away from this ideal time you are, the less your chance for success will be. And, like tease line, the higher your survival skill is, the better you will be at this. This takes balance and the balance cost varies with traits and skills. REEL LINE --------- This will reel the fish in a distance determined by both your survival skill and the size of the fish. With some of the big fish, particularly sturgeons and giant salmon, you will have to get very lucky indeed to reel fast enough to stop these monster fish from running out your line and snapping it, so be warned. The distance you reel varies somewhat with the size and fight of the fish. CUT LINE -------- If you just don't want to battle a fish anymore, you may cut your line to release it, but you'll lose your bait. SELL FISH TO <bait shop denizen> -------------------------------- Cha-ching! You'll get paid for every ounce of fish you've caught. Most places that sell bait will also buy fish. Some won't. Also SELL SMALLFISH TO <buyer> SELL MEDIUMFISH TO <buyer> SELL LARGEFISH TO <buyer> SELL HUGEFISH TO <buyer> Which has two implications - first, it only sells one type of fish, and second, you get a detailed report on every fish sold, weight and payment, plus a grand total. RANKINGS FISHING ---------------- These record the biggest catch for each breed of fish both in history and for the current Achaean year. Notes ----- 1. Each breed of fish has a particular character to it, from cautious to interested to aggressive. These just dictate how likely that kind of fish is to go for your bait. 2. It's possible to fish out a room, but the fish will be replaced approximately every Achaean month. 2a. It's not possible to fish out a deep sea location like it is on land, but areas may be over-fished which will result in the chance of catching fish being significantly lowered. Also, you will never be able to catch fish in some locations. Refer to HELP 23 and its related topics for more details. 3. "Auto-fishing" is illegal, like auto-ratting. If we catch you auto-fishing, you will be shrubbed, permanently. 4. SURVEY will let you know, in a freshwater or river room, if there are no fish, a few fish, or more than about ten fish available to catch in that room. Types of Bait ------------- Small : worm, minnow, sand flea Medium : shrimp, clam, crab Large : mudsucker, octopus Huge : rock bass, marble carp Types of Fish ------------- Small: Yellow Perch (lake, weak fight, interested) Blue Eel (lake, weak fight, cautious) Striped Shad (lake, medium fight, interested) Longnose Darter (river, medium fight, interested) Bearded Pikefish (river, strong fight, interested) Medium: Rock bass (lake, strong fight, aggressive) Catfish (lake, medium fight, interested) Marble Carp (lake, medium fight, cautious) Giant Chubsucker (lake, weak fight, aggressive) Eastern Mooneye (lake, medium fight, interested) Black Crappie (river, medium fight, cautious) Walleye (river, strong fight, aggressive) Trout (river, strong fight, aggressive) Large: Pike (lake, strong fight, aggressive) Sturgeon (lake, very strong fight, interested) Giant Salmon (river, very strong fight, aggressive) Huge: Whiskerknot Skrei (deepsea, medium fight, interested) Stripefish (deepsea, medium fight, aggressive) Two-headed fish (deepsea, strong fight, cautious) Giant Hatchetfish (deepsea, very strong fight, aggressive) Coelacanth (deepsea, strong fight, cautious) Spotted Fangtooth (deepsea, strong fight, interested) Duskfin Tuna (deepsea, very strong fight, cautious) Redfin Tuna (deepsea, strong fight, aggressive)