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                               Fishing FAQ
                    Copyright 2005 Rory "Jester" Sickles
                       E-mail: JesterTBP@hotmail.com
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Version : 1.2
Updated : December 18, 2008
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                               Game Information
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Title    : Fate
Platform : PC (DOS)
Year     : 2005
Company  : Wild Tangent
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                                 Introduction
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Fate is a lovely little game full of endless monsters and amazing loot.  But in
between the boundless fights there is a fun and quite rewarding side venture.
Fishing!!  Yes I know, sounds boring doesn't it...but you may be surprised. The
information I have compiled here you could get within the game, but you'd have 
to have an amazing memory to process it all...thus, this nice little FAQ!!  I 
hope you find it helpful in some way.  Questions, comments, and additions are 
quite welcome and you can contact me at my email listed both at the top and 
bottom of this FAQ.  This is my first FAQ, so be gentle...Thank you for reading
and enjoy!


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                                 Contents
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1. How to Fish
2. Why Fish?
3. Types of Fish
4. Tips
5. Legal/Contact


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  1. How to Fish
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In order to fish, you'll probably need to know how.  You'll first have to buy
a fishing pole from one of the vendors.  It's very inexpensive for the benefits.
As long as you have the pole in your inventory, you'll have the ability to fish.
You'll just need to find a spot.  So you can recognize the fishing holes, head
to the pond in the northern part of the town.  You'll see a golden sparkly spot
just off the dock in the water.  If you left click on said spot, (again, making
sure you have the fishing pole in your inventory) your character will cast the 
rod.  When you see the exclamation point appear above your character's head, set
the hook and hopefully, there will be a fish on there.  You'll have to be quick.
Clicking "Set the Hook" as quickly as you can after seeing the exclamation point
will give you a better chance of landing a fish.  You'll find similar spots
throughout the dungeon levels.


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  2.  Why Fish?
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One may ask, what exactly are the benefits of fishing?  Couldn't I be out doing 
more quests and getting more items etc etc... Well, yes, you could be.  Your
pet is a helpful companion, but he needs a little boost every once in a while.
The fish you catch can DRASTICALLY change your pets attributes and/or 
resistances.  Sometimes this can give you the edge against certain monsters that
are a pain.  Another, and some may say better, use for fishing is the items that
can be obtained.  You can find MUCH better gear/gems while fishing on level 5
than will drop on level 30.  Nice items means nice profits.  Overall, fishing 
is a vastly rewarding activity that takes little effort...my kind of fun...:)


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  3.  Types of Fish
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There are 21 types of fish in 4 various sizes.  The 4 sizes are as follows:
Fingerling - Transformation for 120 seconds  (2 minutes)
Small      - Transformation for 300 seconds  (5 minutes)
Lunker     - Transformation for 600 seconds (10 minutes)
Flawless   - Transformation is "Permanent" 
             
             *NOTE* By "permanent" they mean "until you turn it into something
                    else" Once that next transformation wears off, your pet 
                    will be changed back into dog/cat form.


The 20 different types of fish were a pain to record! But here they are anyway:

       *NOTE* The stat increases listed are relative to the stats of your pet 
              while in original form.



Archerfish - Dire Wolf
STR - 63
DEX - 39
VIT - 64 
MAG - 0
ARM - 27
Special: None


Arrowfish - Greater Basilisk
STR - 5
DEX - 10
VIT - 8
MAG - 0
ARM - 10
Special: None


Bass - Unicorn
STR - 64
DEX - 64
VIT - 52
MAG - 0
ARM - 35
Special: None


Betta - Nocturne Stalker
STR - 33
DEX - 45
VIT - 24
MAG - 0
ARM - 27
Special: None


Carp - Wyvern
STR - 40
DEX - 41
VIT - 42
MAG - 0
ARM - 45
Special:None


Clownfish - Venomous Wyvern
STR - 107
DEX - 51 
VIT - 93
MAG - 0
ARM - 58
Special:None


Darter - Dire Unicorn
STR - 57
DEX - 64
VIT - 52
MAG - 50
ARM - 35
Special: None


Dogfish - Pet Form
Simply changes your pet back to original form.


Dory - Salamander
STR - 78
DEX - 62
VIT - 61
MAG - 0
ARM - 36
Special: 100% Fire RESIST 80% Ice WEAK


Goldfish - Watcher
STR - 38
DEX - 43
VIT - 45
MAG - 60
ARM - 33
Special:  50% Electric RESIST 20% Piercing WEAK


Grouper - Creeping Widow
STR - 22
DEX - 1
VIT - 7
MAG - 0
ARM - 10
Special: None


Hatchetfish - Timberwolf
STR - 38
DEX - 35
VIT - 27
MAG - 0
ARM - 22
Special: None


Lemonfish - Owlbear
STR - 67
DEX - 44
VIT - 50
MAG - 0
ARM - 25
Special: None


Luminette - Ebony Stalker
STR - 68
DEX - 75
VIT - 84
MAG - 0
ARM - 60
Special: 20% Crushing


Perch - Lava Beetle
STR - 31
DEX - 20
VIT - 23
MAG - 0
ARM - 15
Special: 100% Fire RESIST 70% Ice WEAK


Ruffy - Gryphon
STR - 70
DEX - 64
VIT  73
MAG - 100
ARM - 48
Special: None 


Rubyscale - Vile Tarantula
STR - 63
DEX - 63
VIT - 79
MAG - 0 
ARM - 47
Special: None


Silverfin - Snow Stalker
STR - 56
DEX - 50
VIT - 69
MAG - 0
ARM - 45
Special: 100% Ice


Snapper - Brain Beast
STR - 38
DEX - 20
VIT - 40
MAG - 80
ARM - 17
Special: 100% MAGical RESIST 20% Piercing WEAK 


Steelbelly - Gargoyle
STR - 58
DEX - 0
VIT - 60
MAG - 0
ARM - 17
Special: 40% Piercing 20% Slashing 40% Fire RESIST 30% Crushing WEAK


Trout - Tunnel Spider
STR - 32
DEX - 9
VIT - 29
MAG - 0
ARM - 14
Special: None


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There really isn't much skill involved in fishing, but there are a few things
that can make it easier/more profitable.  A great thing I found to do was sit 
at a fishing hole and get as many yellow items as I can.  Load your pet up with
the loot you won't use and send him on his way.  This is a very easy way to 
rake in lots of cash quite quickly.  Make sure, however, that you have a few 
identify scrolls with you, a lot of the items you'll find have rather high 
identification level requirements.  You may also find that if your fishing hole
is "dry".  Not too sure if it really helps, but I find if I'm not getting a 
"bite" in a decent amount of time, I move my character around a little and 
re-cast.  Maybe it doesn't make any difference at all, but it seems to help for
me.


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  5.  Legal/Contact
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I hope you found this FAQ helpful in some way.  If you think there's something
I should include, please don't hesitate to let me know.  I can't possibly know
EVERYTHING there is about fishing...

Thanks for reading and enjoy the game!!

Disclaimer

Copyright (c)2005 Rory Sickles.
All rights reserved.
This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other
web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a
violation of copyright.

If you wish to post this guide at your site, or if you have suggestions, 
please e-mail me at: JesterTBP@hotmail.com
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