DonderDeer wrote:Personally I just can't see fishing meshing well with oue current game. It would have to be set up so differently... and I'm personally not interested in the slightest.
This is coming from someone who does fish quite often irl.
This. It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense coming from a hunting game. It's not exactly something you can do to pass the time waiting for animals to come near. Even if they do, it would take a while to set back up for hunting them. Not to mention fishing entails doing absolutely nothing for hours...and not catching anything!
So the general play of fishing is remarkably different from the fast gratification the general philosophy of the video game provides. There would have to be some way to keep the constant idleness and redundant activity from boring you out and making you consider all the better things you have to do that day. When people go fishing, they generally set a day aside just for it, when they don't have any other things to do that day. A video game is something you can do after work or something to entertain yourself before you go out to do something else. Even if you're going to spend all day playing video games, you're at least doing something stimulating or gratifying every hour you're doing it rather than mere idleness.
I'll admit, not all fishing involves idle angling. Bowfishing and spearfishing would be fun as well, but if you include those you'd naturally have to include angling too. Actually, in a way I suppose it's like people who hunt in stands, or even duck hunting in a way. But as angling is remarkably different from either of the two there it might have to be differentiated from the other methods as far as trophies and scoring goes (e.g a separate list of fish caught with rods, vs. hunted fish with spears/bows).
But if it was implemented there might be a social aspect to it, as you can chat with hunters in the vicinity while you're waiting for fish. Additionally, adding a fishing aspect would also include gear for fishing, such as boats. And with those accessories comes with cross-compatibility for regular hunting -- such as hunting from a boat, or even accessing water-loving species such as moose or perhaps marsh deer (and crocodilians, anyone? ). Shoot, just having deer or duck hunting boats alone would add a whole new dimension to the game -- we may not even need fishing.
I don't know. Fishing sounds like an interesting new element to the game, but I think it would be difficult to make it work, and regardless wouldn't be very high on the itinerary. Also, is anyone else unable to access that URL?