You and other players nearby will be notified

August 21, 2012

Heading over to Isla Anglerine for a fish-flinging foray into competitive angling has never been easier, more rewarding or more fun with the release of our Fish Flingers improvements. As well as being easier to access, XP gain is upped for those who make the most of their bait and tackle strategy, and there are succulent fillets of XP for those cooperating with other players to reel in really big fish. There are some flippin’ fantastic new rewards from the shop too, including a  four piece fishing outfit that’ll give up to two point five percent more XP when worn: The fishermen who teleport you to the competition are now permanently present, rather than appearing when a tournament is active.

They’re also marked by a icon, as well as a new, distinctive look, so they’re easy to spot. They can be found at the following locations: At the docks south of Burgh de Rott Competitions now occur every twenty minutes, and as long as you have an entry ticket remaining, you can wait in the Fish Flingers starting area after a competition for the next one to begin. Rather than receiving ten entry tickets per week, you can now speak to any one of the fishermen each day to receive two tickets. The reward shop is now accessible via any of the fishermen.

If you reach a one hundred percent rating, you’ll have a chance to hook a big fish. When this happens, you and all other players nearby will be notified. You won’t be able to pull it in on your own, so be sure to ask for help, the XP and point rewards for reeling in one of these beauties will be more than worth it for all involved. Competitions have been reduced in length to 10 minutes, making them more frantic and exciting than before. Summoning familiars that grant bonuses related to Firemaking will have no effect with regards to bonfires. Bonuses from the ring of fire, flame gloves, Dwarven Army Axe, the Barbarian Assault penance horn and the clan ring all apply, though.