Beta Forums Member wrote:
I don't understand how he's missed this topic (or he just doesn't care), but we've made it very clear that we DON'T want fishing to be something done for us. We DON'T want it to be mindless. We don't fish to wait for friends or for achievements. Most of us fish for money, or because we found the old mechanic genuinely fun.
What the hell is he thinking turning it in to this? This new mechanic actually has less interaction than the fishing game in animal crossing, and that only takes two button presses. Two!
He's succeeded in destroying an entire class, one a lot of people put a lot of work into, for what? So we can chat? So we can get dem cheevos? Who gives a damn about those things. I want to be able to fish. I want actual interaction. A single key press for the entire interactive part of fishing is mind boggling in how backwards it is. Yoshi, I don't know how you don't understand this, but this is a role playing game. Let me repeat that.
THIS IS A ROLE-PLAYING GAME.
You obviously only care about combat. We can all tell. But in an RPG, we get to choose what role we want to play. If I wanted to play a pure combat game I'd play Mortal Kombat. In MMOs, I like to fish. Stop forcing us to play the role you think we should play and give us gatherers (including the botanists and miners) actual content and interactive game mechanics. Go back to 1.0 for all I care. The 1.0 mechanic was world's better than what you're giving us now, and it wasn't even that good.
This is all so beyond me now I don't even understand it. I can't wrap my head around what Yoshi is thinking. "Conversation with nature"? If I wanted a conversation with nature I'd go outside. Instead I'm playing a video game, and because it's a videogame I expect some interaction. Just a little bit. Two button/key presses-worth of interaction is required. And yet somehow you seem to be giving us less than that. I'm surprised it wasn't just automated to the point where we do nothing.
I'm furious that this is what it's come to, and that we had to wait to phase 4 (which will be all of three days) to get to it, and that you were so clammed up about the whole thing, the entire time knowing that we knew exactly what you were going to do, and knowing that we didn't even like the idea of it. And yet knowing all that, you went ahead with it anyway. If this is what we can expect from the development team for everything not concerning combat, then I feel sorry for all the people like me who were hoping to continue our adventures in a world where combat was not strictly required. A living, breathing world where we could play the way we wanted to play.
The above was posted from a member on the beta forums. This pretty much sums up my view as well.
While I love the direction Yoshi is taking the combat related elements of the game, I think this action (and others related to the economy) totally lets the bots determine what can and what cannot be done in a supposed immersive MMO. It literally allows the minority to ruin a great thing for the majority. I personally loved fishing and it's pretty darn irritating that one of my favorite classes is being destroyed. To further aggravate the situation, people on here are saying they are glad this happened because "I didn't like fishing anyway!" That is an absolutely childish stance on any issue. If you don't like something fine, but don't wish ill on others especially when it doesn't affect you. I don't like the Bard class, but I would never want it to be taken away because I know many people do rather enjoy it...
I just feel like the game is totally combat centric, and some of the other elements which make MMOs kick-*** are being slowly dwindled to mere remnants of what they used to be, for example the economy and various crafting jobs...
I suppose at the end of the day this is all the prerogative of the producer... and the game will rise or fall based on the choices he makes. I still feel like this game will be immensely popular, however not without seriously isolating a select niche of players (which is totally avoidable in this case.) It may seem like a small thing to most of you, but to those of you who love fishing, I believe you understand what I mean.