Gemmed Lava Lures/?

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  1. Weins201

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    Has anyone done any crazy math resting to try and figure out what the difference it?

    10 Gemmed = 1 Iron Ingot + 100 Gem Frags + 2 Chunks of Coal
    5 Heavy = 1 Meteoric Iron Ingot + 200 Gem Frags + 2 Chunks of Coal

    So simply overall they are 4 - 5 times more costly to make, simply based off of the resources needed to make them.

    However when I have used them there is zero change to % chance. Lava Fishing is Lava fishing?

    I know a few who have fished with nothing but Heavy and sure they have caught a few of the Rare ones, but while I am fishing the # of Ammonites vs Anomalocaris seems to appear the same?

    I know I have seen Fast Moving Lava and slower places but ???

    We can guess all we want and I am working on test for the diff in the Skill itself and not recorded data for this yet?

    So basically if you have crunched and number what have you found.
     
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    Nothing. I found no diference at all.
     
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    Yeah Baits don't seem to make any sense atm. It's broken, more or less. Just use minnows and regular lures. Hell, use worms.
     
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    My experience so far.. can't really tell at all.
     
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    I don’t think any of the special baits work currently.
     
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    The only difference between gem and heavy gem lures I've noticed, is that I've only "caught" sulfurous ash with the gem lure-- never with the heavy.
     
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    I've tried a mixture of both gemmed and heavy and noticed no difference. the rare mosasaurus i caught was with a regular gem lure.
     
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    I started saving all my rare baits on the off chance it will get fixed / implemented properly for an upcoming release.
     
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    Same here. I just place them in a chest and leave them there.

    I might try a few tests with them on the test server. I’ll just use a standard pole, because that will count to 100 for you accurately. And 100 tries is certainly a good sample size for testing.
     
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    and here we are, a year later, and its the same methinks :-/

    happy new year!
     
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    All mine sit in a chest, hoping one day they will be useful. Perhaps a few years from now the last fishing pass will be completed.
     
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    Even stopped using minnows, no diffence between them and the worms!
     
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    Minnows actually make you catch more clothing. That’s the only difference between the 2 (the last time I checked).
     
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    I ran an informal test the other day in a fresh water POT. Using prosperity rod and 10 each worms, minnows, and hoppers. Minnows seemed to catch more fish than worms but same trophy %. Hoppers caught same numbers as minnows but got more trophy fish.

    Bigger trophy fish almost always came from minnows but that is what I use most of the time.

    vj
     
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    Over a period of time, special baits will get you more trophy fish. There are several folks who have tested this during the longer fishing events. I have tested this myself as well. I only use them for periods of time where I'm going to be fishing for a long time.
     
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