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    Fishing FAQ by JesterTBP

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                                   Fishing FAQ
                        Copyright 2005 Rory "Jester" Sickles
                           E-mail: JesterTBP@hotmail.com
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                                  Version Information
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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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        /   |   \  ______  _  __ _/  |_  ____   \_   _____/|__| _____|  |__  
       /    ~    \/  _ \ \/ \/ / \   __\/  _ \   |    __)  |  |/  ___/  |  \ 
       \    Y    (  <_> )     /   |  | (  <_> )  |     \   |  |\___ \|   Y  \
        \___|_  / \____/ \/\_/    |__|  \____/   \___  /   |__/____  >___|  /
              \/                                     \/            \/     \/ 
    
    
    
    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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          /  \    /  \  |__ ___.__. \_   _____/|__| _____|  |__   \_____   \
          \   \/\/   /  |  <   |  |  |    __)  |  |/  ___/  |  \     /   __/
           \        /|   Y  \___  |  |     \   |  |\___ \|   Y  \   |   |   
            \__/\  / |___|  / ____|  \___  /   |__/____  >___|  /   |___|   
                 \/       \/\/           \/            \/     \/    <___> 
    
    
    
    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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      4.  Tips
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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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