Achaea is extremely fun and be warned by the picture I made.
In the realms of the top MUD Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands, your character can learn how to fish! Fishing is one of the best ways that you can make quick and easy gold, and it is actually pretty exciting!
In Achaea, currently there are only two types of fishing. Freshwater fishing, and deep sea fishing. Freshwater fishing is when you take your bait and pole to the near by rivers, lakes, ponds, etc. on the main continent and sit and do some fishing there. Deep sea is when you get on one of the fabled ships of Achaea and fish from the deck of one of them! Deep sea is much more gold, I have made I think my record is about 25k gold in 45 minutes! It is not always that great, but it is very similar!
There are a few ways to make your fishing more rewarding and allow your character to fish “better”. One of these is the skill of Survival. This I think is one of the downsides to fishing, but is not a hard one to overcome. All you have to do is put some of your lessons into survival, and you will catch more fish, easier and also the fish you catch will be heavier, and therefore worth more gold. Another factor is strength in your characters stats. More strength makes you stronger and you will reel in your fish a lot faster, and be able to reel in the biggest of the biggest.
To get bait for fishing, you need to seek out one of the fishermen of Achaea that can sell you fishing supplies. These fishermen will actually be who you sell your fish to later. You can find these fisherman in Tasur’ke, Shastaan, and two souths from the Archway to Minia. The types of bait, and what size fish they will catch are as follows:
Small : worm, minnow, sand flea
Medium : shrimp, clam, crab
Large : mudsucker, octopus
Huge : rock bass, marble carp
With fishing, and other gold making methods throughout the realms of Achaea, automatically doing it and being able to walk away from the keyboard and have your character continue doing it for hours on end is illegal, and strongly frowned upon. If you are caught doing this, your character will be “shrubbed”. Being shrubbed is not fun, your character will be literally turned into a shrub and when you try and type a command or do something all you do is wiggle a bit. You can no longer speak or function in any manner.
In the next article I will talk about deepsea fishing, and how you go about doing it and general information on it.