I hate fishing in Black Desert Online. In fact, hate is a generous word: I absolutely loathe it. Every single MMO I’ve ever played always has a group of players desperately wanting fishing to be implemented and yet it has to be, without doubt, the most mind numbing profession ever devised. I’ve never once fished in an MMO and found it entertaining. In fact, I’m not even sure it’s possible to make it entertaining. Daum were so confident in the fact that fishing in Black Desert Online was boring that they even made going AFK a lucrative endeavor. What message does it send to your players when it’s less painful to fish when you’re down the pub getting drunk with your friends than it is to spend time actually, you know, in the game.
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