It's here, it's here--it's finally here.
ANNOUNCE NEWS #2426
Date: 7/14/2015 at 3:23
From: Oleis, the Infused
To : Everyone
Having heard of the success of a fledging city, the Gulleyes, master
fisherfolk of Sapience, have journeyed to Esterport to spread their
craft and sell their wares. With the payment of a small fee, adventurers
from around the continent may study the art and sport of Fishing, which
can only be perfected with significant practice.
While newcomers to the activity may only use bamboo poles in the ocean
shallows and muddy waters of Sapience, careful practice will open new
opportunities and fishing poles to the eager fisherperson. Seek out the
Master Gulleyes to get started!
Inspired and taught by the Gulleyes of Esterport, Aetolians everywhere may try their hands at the sport of fishing in the many watery patches of Sapience. While not every area of water is home to fish, most do have creatures living below the surface.
To begin fishing, one must purchase a fishing license from the Gulleyes of Esterport for 100cr. Unlike traditional skills, Fishing is not learned with lessons -- one must simply learn by doing! Armed with a bamboo pole, newcomers to the sport are able to fish for smaller creatures in ocean shallows and muddy waters. With each successful catch, fisherman edge closer to the next rank in the skill. To reach the Skilled, Fabled, and Transcendent levels (and gain mastery of more capable fishing poles), fisherfolk will need to earn the respect of master Gulleyes by completing special quests.
Fishing rods and buckets can obtained from Angler Hagriphim in Esterport, at the end of the pier.
The mechanics of fishing are relatively simple. One may use the FISHING command to see all the possible commands. First, you must find a fishing hole. Look around bodies of water until you find a fishing hole and use FISHING DISCERN to get more information about it. Once you've CAST your line, you must carefully balance the tension of your fishing line and the stamina of the fish while trying to REEL it closer to you. REELing lessens the distance between you and the fish while tiring it out, but can increase the tension on the line quite a bit. Should the line pull too tight, it will snap, and your aquatic prize will burble away. To avoid straining the line while attempting to tire out your foe, you may LEAD it in the water.
Every catch is tracked with the Gulleyes' office, which meticulously maintains records for each fisherperson, each fishing hole, and global catches for each type of fish. You may discover that you are among the first to catch a particularly rare fish!
With the Gulleyes as our first faction released to the public and Fishing as our first skill of its kind, we'll be keeping an even closer eye on things (darn bugs!) and seeing how you folks like it. Hats off to @Oleis
for busting their butts on this. We hope you enjoy the rewards from the Gulleyes and Fishing itself!