Free Realms: Fishing interview
Posted December 10, 2009on:
Free Realms Developer chat is out that covers the new fishing minigame.
There will be some sort of leveling/skill ups involved.
Taylor: That is a lot of fish! Can you catch them all just starting out as a new fisherman?
Reed: Nope, you’ll need to practice a whole lot and really get your fishing skills up to snuff before you can catch the more elusive fish.
They also confirmed that other things beyond fish can be caught, however we expected as much. No word on what yet, perhaps costumes, transformation potions, maybe if we are lucky something like a mount or pet?
Lures will be used to catch specific fish
Taylor: I see. Can you tell me about these lures you have in your tackle box?
Reed: I sure can. Lures help you catch a specific fish. For example, if you are looking for a Chipsen Fish, you’d want to use a Thorn Jig. The lure will last for 30 minutes and it will improve your chances of catching the exact fish that you want. All the information about lures is in your Tackle Box, which is a new ability just for Fishing.
No word on where we will get the lures, I’d guess from coins myself rather than finding them or crafting them.
There is also a video out on a bouncing game that lets you travel around, however it seems to be down at the moment.
Update: The bouncing video is in the news section of the free realms website.