Can they be caught at any space in your bucket? I ask because some people say that they can hook until you get your 4th catch in that bucket. I am certain this is false, but I am just making sure.
Almost 2 years fishing and not a single rare caught, I suck. xd
It can be hooked in any slot, it's just most likely to show up by your 4th slot if you have one. Reason being that there is a 25% chance of hooking that rare with each cast in a "Lucky Bucket" 3nodding
This thread reminds of the RubyFishers United thread and its rare fish report section... is that thread no longer in use or serve no further purpose for rare fish reporting?
*shrug* I haven't seen that thread around in ages, and haven't looked into it since summer 2005 or so. I saw no harm in doing one solely for the purpose of gathering evidence in regards to rare fish and the new fishing version. I honestly don't care about old reports, I want new evidence. I was not influenced in any way by the RFU thread, but rather by various conversations off Gaia and on Gaia (some in the Fishy Love thread in SF) about how someone should gather information about rares and see if anything has changed. Seeing as how I'm the only person I know that has caught as many rares as I have sweatdrop (not to brag, just stating a fact, if someone has caught more, then even better), and seeing as how I'd rather do things myself instead of waiting for someone to come around and do them when I know full well no one will, I took the initiative and made this thread.
And RFU wasn't just about gathering evidence, or giving information... at least... last I knew it, it was mainly so people would get together and fish as much as possible in order to get more rares. Rarely did anyone report their findings there, and it certainly wasn't a thread that was kept in the first page of the forum very often. I've not taken any ideas from RFU in regards to this. RFU was out of sight, out of mind and non existent so far as I was concerned.
Ixian, my apologies ahead of time if I come off too strong or something here. I did not mean to rant, just to set things out clearly.
I see your point about the RFU thread's activity and maintenance.
Part of the reason why it apparently got few rare fish reports may have been because rares didn't seem to get caught as frequently back then by people who were aware of the RFU thread and cared to post their experiences (not sure if the game has changed to make rares more abundant now, but that seems to be the general feeling I'm getting from reading various posts around the forums and hearing about rare fish being caught).
Well, good luck with your thread. It'll be nice to see it well maintained and updated. Hopefully more rares will be caught and reported here and you'll have fresh information for the new version of fishing. smile
Thanks ^_^ I just hope people actually report their catches. I'm almost conviced that for the catches we hear about in the forum, there's even more that aren't ever heard of. I had a feeling though, that if someone caught a rare and they wanted information, they'd probably check the forum first, and would probably not find any specific thread with good information, so I figured, might as well do something about that.