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<center></center> Teh Squish is still out in front with a good 12k lead over 2nd. Can he keep it up?
<center></center> __r.d__ still has 1st, though isn't moving much. He could be putting himself at risk. Others are moving up and into Bass'ken, making nothing too certain here.
<center></center> Manic still has 1st, but maharito vows not to sleep until he is first, with Manic countering with not sleeping until maha's score stops. It seems we will have a clash of the titan here, though one of them is new to both Gaia and fishing. Down below, only 11th has any real chance of stricking at the Top 10 for now, making this place more secure than Bass'ken.
<center></center> Argy continues to show his speed, not letting anyone very close to his spot. 2nd is still being fought over, and the rest of the Top 10 is always stirring. Seems like things are still being sorted out in the Power Week here.
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The Dating game is an a chatting experience where 1 contestant will interview 4 "bachlors" under the watchful eye of Fallenlord to try and find the most compatable person in the chat. This game will be held at scenic Port of Gambino, with pier and room name to be announced prior to gaming. Anything that is at most PG-13 and falls under Gaia's TOS can be stated here, but don't say anything you don't want posted in the Best Answers section of this post.
Date/time to play: TBA: When Players Start Stepping up to the plate.
How to play
Just PM Fallenlord with the title "Dating Game" requesting to be one of the bachlors, or to be the contestant and list 5 questions you'd like to ask the bachlors.
Contestants get 500g for playing and can win 500g extra for choosing "Fallenlord's Choice" who will be picked and pm'ed before the game starts.
Contestant's first choice gets 1k, second gets 500g, and third gets 250g.
Also watch out for Fallen's randomie "Dating Game Alert", where the first 3 people to pm Fallen with a funny answer will win 300g each.
We'd stay home and watch some lecherious lesbians.
<center>The Performance Index (PI)</center>
It is simply your total unadjusted score per fish caught (including fish and junk at all locations) for the monthdivided by the baseline of approximately 20 points per fish. (This baseline has been seen to fluctuate day by day)
For example, you only fished once at Gambino catch bucket of only seedkin. That's an unadjusted score of 18x14 = 252 / 18 fish caught = 14 points per fish for the month. That's a PI of ~70%. Your final score is therefore 252 x 70% = 176
<center>Stats >> Score: 176 Performance Index: 70% Fish/Junk: 18/0</center>
Then you fish at Durem and catch the following bucket:
<center>4 Pebbo Feeders, 4 Biters, 4 Boldurs, 3 Tires</center> That's 7x22 + 4x32 + 4x42 + 3x6 = 468 / 18 fish caught = 26 points per fish for the bucket. If this was the only bucket you caught for the month, you would have a PI of ~130%
However the PI is calculated for the entire month, so after fishing that bucket at Durem, your average points per fish would be 252+468 = 720 / 36 fish caught = 20 points per fish for the month so your PI would be 100% Your adjusted score is therefore 720 x 100% = 720
Gaia has had many great fishers since fishing was released. This is a small shrine to the many great fishers of Gaia, in time I'll have pictures of each fisher here, and maybe some other cool things.
(I've done some switching around here, so thats why things look a little different)
The only one to win 3 gold trophies, and the only one to win a trophy in all 5 spots. Anjelous defined power fishing, showing us all what can happen when people have 16 hours to fish and all month to do it.
She might not have won a trophy, but she did win our friendship. With her helpful advice and kind words. She has been a staple for all of the top fishers threads.
The Gold Durem winner in March, she began her fishing adventure to get the trophy for her significant other, so he would be able to get a Devil Tail. As the month progressed she passed Sir_Peter and took gold. When the month ended she had grown rather affectionate of the trophy, and wasn't able to send it to Eyosakura. Her carefree attitude and fun personality as given us all a look into our own childness.
Just as Anjelous defined power fishing. Elendilion took it to a whole new level. Shelling out unbelieavable amounts of fish. He shattered records and took Silver in Durem, and a staggering score of 1.2 million for the Gold Overall. It is hard to describe his awesome fishing pace, and he continues to get the gold Durem this month. Truly an incredible fisher
This list keeps getting better and better. Chaos_Butterfly is the first fisher to win gold in all 3 lakes. She also broke the one million point record for Durem. Even in the first month of fishing she took a Bass'ken silver.
Once she starts not much can stop her fishing pace. Right now she is taking it easy, but may start trying to get a bronze in Gambino. Only time will tell.
If there was a fairy tale for fishing. Gaidin would be the main character.
Trying out to get a Bronze Bass'ken in Feburary. Armed with 15k and a Distance Plus Rod. He set out and started fishing, despite power outages, disconnects, and an assortment of other misfortunes his pushed his way through the Bass'ken ranks. Making it as high as to 8th place. Unfortunately, he lost his place on the last day. Nevertheless, he went back to Bass'ken in March, and continued his pace, but staying much higher to prevent an upset such as Feburary had. Near the end of the month he saw an opportunity to take the Silver trophy, and he took it. Getting the coveted silver bass, instead of his bronze guppy. The tale doesn't end there. In April he sought out for a Bronze in Gambino and Durem. Seeing another opportunity for a silver in Gambino he began fishing rapidly there, while trying not to nelgect Durem. When the month was over, he had a Silver trout and bronze Pebbo in his hand. The fairy tale continues with Gaidin resting in the Gold Bass'ken position. Only time will tell if the tale ends with a happy ending.
Better known as Kalec. Alexi_Jameson became Gold Overall fisher in Janurary. The owner of a very successful price guide. The Gaian Consumer Guide, or GCG for short. His pace became a staple for fishers like Over Achiever. He fished along side Sapphire Kasserack, and an assortment of others. He isn't around much anymore, and as a result the price guide is losing popularity, and he is losing notoriety. Though for his achievements in fishing, and making the Top Fishers guild. He will be remembered by us
The youngest top fisher is Sapphire Kasserack, and despite her age. She has done some marvelous things. Winning Gold in Feburary being one of them. She attempted for a gold Overall in April but wasn't able to do so. Elendilion attacked the charts and showed us all a thing or two about power. She tried again in May, and was going extremely strong, but due to an unforunate hacking she lost her items and her account has been locked out. She still holds the spot, and the only one in striking distance is Chaos_Butterfly, but she will only fish up to Sapphire's current score. We all want to see Sapphire when the gold Overall. She fished against Alexi_Jameson, and she was just behind her on the overall charts. Only time will tell if she wins or not.
Over Achiever is just what his name says. Fishing behind Anjelous for most of the month. He has become an icon in fishing. Even just saying OA will get people looking around. His attitude towards fishing, and his great company make him a truly nice person. Winning Silver in Durem, and a bronze junk and Bronze Gambino may not sound like much compared to Anjelous. But Over Achiever went beyond fishing and made friends with everyone in the thread. Over Achiever has done many a great things, and is still doing more. He is the epitome of a top fisher.
As or now the poems are just posted in the order they were posted in the main thread. I will organize them more when time permits into categories. If you have posted poetry in this thread and it is not here please PM it to Gaidin, as 40+ pages have accumulated since the first ones were posted, and scanning all those pages for 1 or 2 poems is a bit much.
<center>Guppies are red,
The Bass are blue,
Filtering out junk,
Takes forever to do.
Red Guppy Red Guppy you move like Bass,
Red Guppy Red Guppy you smell like a**.
Red Guppy Red Guppy you are so plentyfull,
Red Guppy Red Guppy I have a whole damn bucket full.
Red Guppy Red Guppy I wish you were dead,
Red Guppy Red Guppy I'll mount you on a hat and wear you on my head.
Red Guppy Red Guppy you must breed like bunnies,
Cause Bass'ken is so full of you ******** it's not even funny.
Seedkin are pink,
frozen rainbow are cool,
version 105 sucks,
and the admins are cruel.
pebbos are black
pyrites are gold
fishing is fun
until it gets old >.<
Bass'ken reeling is slow
Gambino water is deep
But at the ultimate fishing lake
Yes that's Durem, I always fall asleep
<center>Pebbo fish Pebbo fish,
Brown, White Black.
Pebbo Fish Pebb Fish,
I'm putting You Back.
Pebbo fish pebbo fish,
Brown Black White.
Pebbo Fish Pebbo Fish
You don't put up a fight.
Pebbo fish Pebbo Fish
Black White Brown.
Pebbo Fish Pebbo Fish,
You weigh my bucket down gonk
OA wears socks
but why he wears a BAO, I have no clue
but the Labcoat makes him a man
And that is completely true.
Junk is lame
filtering is fun
But make a Tin Hat
and you'll have lots of fame
Old cans are shiney,
Old boots are big,
Those big old tires,
Belong on my rig.
Gaidin wears an OMG
Heaven rates poems
But I think it's all a plot
That's why I end this one without rhyhm.
They can be long.
They can be hard
Mine will be bronze
Some will be gold
Trophies are here
Pass me another beer? *shrugs*
Silver is good,
But Gold takes the cake,
And Chaos has got one,
From every single lake! whee
Some fishing trophies are Silver
Others are made of Gold
But for the Shiny Sushi Statuete
That one has to be cold
Mysterious fishers, we see them each month
Nobody knows'em, but these are the ones
That appears out of nothing, to flash off some skills
Get their hands on the gold
And then disappears
We've seen'em before and we'll see them again
Mysterious fishers be carefull with them!
Okay, here is my poem. Please keep in mind that I am a terrible poet. sweatdrop
I want them to introduce fishing at the Barton Coast.
I caught a Snarlin Marlin and a Whale, we could surely all boast.
Maybe with friends we could fish from a boat,
Or set sail from a castle that has a murky moat.
Our ship would never ever spring a leak,
As we floated along to find the fish that we seek.
Bass'ken is slow.
I hate this new version
Red guppies are evil
Going for overall really blows.