Fishing can be a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Casting your line, reeling it in, and hoping for a bite. The true Fisherman, however, understands the challenge of catching the most elusive and valuable fish -- hidden treasures in the lakes and rivers all around us.
Those rising to the highest challenge will need to craft lures from bone and fur, travel to the forgotten corners of the realm, and wait for the perfect moment to coax their prize from the water.
The Fisher is a new class with a fishing pole that can...go fishing! Once you've activated it, head out to the nearest body of water (there's a giant lake just waiting for you!)
To fish, just use the fishing pole controller to cast out your bobber, by pressing down on the trigger, then releasing while in the motion of casting your line (just like using the 'button' on a real fishing pole). If your bobber lands in the water, you'll see a splash effect and your line will appear. If you hit land, your line will 'break' and your bobber will disappear -- you can then try again.
Waiting or Reeling
Once your bobber is in the water, use your Hand controller to grab the reel on the fishing pole (using the Grip button). Then just make a reeling motion by circling your hand around the reel to reel in the line. You can also just let your bobber naturally float toward shore, if you don't mind waiting a little longer. Either way you have the same chance at catching a fish, the only difference is how many "casts" you are getting per hour.
Bite! Tough, then Reel
If you're lucky, while you're reeling in the line you will get a bite. If that happens you'll feel a heavy rumble on your controller together with a splash effect by the bobber. Jerk back on the pole to hook the fish before it gets away! Then reel your bobber to the shore to get your fish. If you don't hook it in time, you'll get a message saying the fish got away. While reeling in the fish, pay attention to the color of your line...if it gets too red, the line will snap, causing you to lose the fish. Reeling in the fish is a balance between not reeling, in which case the fish will jerk on the line and possibly get too far away from shore, and reeling in the fish, which increases line tension and could cause the line to break. Your best bet is to alternate between reeling and waiting.
Once the bobber is back at the shore, either with a fish attached or with nothing, you can re-cast the fishing pole to try again. You'll probably have to try several times before you catch your first fish. Once you do catch a fish, you'll be shown the fish you caught, and it will appear in your inventory as an item that can be used in crafting.
Tossing your lure will lower the durabilety of your lure, and after 15 tossed, catch or no cath, your lure will brake. Additionally escaping fish will damage your lure even more, letting it brake just by a few tossed.
But don't worry. Just scrap the old one and make a new, and your good to go again.
Crafting lures is a key part to mastering Fishing in OrbusVR. The type of lure that you use affects the type of fish that will be attracted to it, increasing your chances of catching rarer and more valuable fish.
Currently, each lure may be created with between 1 and 3 ingredients. Ingredients for lures can be found by simply killing monsters out in the world. Right now there are 10 lure parts that are available: Lesser Eye, Small Tongue, Small Tooth, Blue Scales, Feathers, Rotten Finger, Bloody Flesh, Shinny Metal, Large Minnow (must be caught, not dropped from monsters), Eye Worm. Once you have collected some lure parts, you're ready to make a lure!
Lure Crafting Station
Inside of your Player House you will find a new Lure Crafting Station. It's to the left right when you come in through the front door. There, you will see a table, with a stand with an empty hook on it, as well as a small chest underneath the table. To begin, open the small chest and place the lure parts that you have collected into it. Upon doing so, you will see that the lure parts will appear on top of the table as objects.
Close the chest, then simply walk over and grab the lure part you want to use with a free hand. Bring it over and place it on the lure. You will see it appear on the hook! You can place up to three different ingredients on the same hook. You cannot put the same ingredient on the hook multiple times.
Once you are finished making your lure, simple press the "Finish" button on the menu that appears next to the stand. You will see a crafting effect, and then the lure will reset back to empty. If you check your Inventory, you'll see that the crafted lure is now in your inventory. If you make a mistake and wish to restart the process, just press the Cancel button in the menu.
To use a lure, simply equip it into the bottom-center spot of the equipment screen when you have equipped your pole. After you equip a lure, you'll see it appear on your pole, including with the specific parts you created it with. You can also hover your finger over a lure in your inventory screen to review what parts that lure was created with.
The lure that you built directly affects the type of fish that you can catch. To catch fish, you'll need to have the right lure, and go to the right location in the world.
A couple of known fish and their locations and lures to get you started:
Sunfish: A very common fish which can be found in bodies of water in the first zone, such as Kingsport Lake. Reacts to the Lesser Eye, Small Tongue and large minnow.
Green Bellied Bass: A common fish which can be found in the lakes around Highsteppe and near the Corner Path. Reacts well to the Small Tongue and Small Tooth.
Katyharan Catfish: A common fish which can be found in the waters near Guild City. Reacts to Small Tooth.
Large Minnow: A common fish known to swim in the waters near other schooling fish including Bass and Catfish and is used on the Lures to entice larger fish to bite. Reacts to Small Tooth, Small Eye and Small Toung.
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