is a Fishing Game in Second Life created by Shag Lane
. Players fish at SuperFish Buoys to earn Linden Dollars ($L) for no or little cost. It is a multifaceted game where players: Fish
for Ore, Dig
for Gold, or Fell
Trees. They can play all parts of the game, or just one part, to earn Linden Dollars
. All parts of the game add points to the overall weekly and monthly SuperFish competitions.
The standard Superfish Fishing Rod, Pick, Shovel, Spade are free, as well as is the multi-purpose Hud.SUPERFISH DETAILS
Superfish is a fishing game in Second Life. It is a low commission
fishing system - meaning that the landowners who host SuperFish Buoys pay a small commission for funding their buoy(s) and for selling worms at their hosted kiosks. Most of the money put into the game by landowners (and the players themselves) ends being paid out to the players (fishers) of Superfish. The small surplus is used to maintain the SuperFish game itself.
Most other, if not all, other fishing games in Second Life
charge much higher percentage rates to the landowners for paying into their own buoys (and for buying the buoys themselves) and offer no real percentage when worms are purchased at their location. Superfish is more or less a not-for-profit enterprise. The players benefit and the landowners benefit. It is the most fair and balance fishing game in Second Life.THE ROD, THE PICK, THE SPADE, AND THE AXE
The standard Rod, Pick, Spade, and Axe are free. You wear these and use them to play the various parts of the SuperFish Game. I will detail each in the sections below.THE WORM AND ATM KIOSKS
These are very simple to use. You must be within close range of them to use them. The ATM
, simply click on it withdraw your earnings from SuperFish. It pays you whenever you have over a single Linden Dollar Earned. You can withdraw multiple times per day.
The Worm Kiosk
, you right click on it and select PAY. You pay the specified amount for the number of worms you want to purchase:
- $L10 for 100 Worms
- $L20 for 200 Worms
- L$50 for 500 Worms
- $L100 for 1000 Worms
Once you pay the required amount the purchased worms are automatically added to your rod/account. The rod will inform you when it gets a new amount of worms and you can also check worm amounts with your SuperFish Hud
. Every cast you make provides this information also.
You can obtain 10 free worms daily at the SuperFish HQ and Trade Center Kiosk.THE HUD
The SuperFish Hud is a multi-function program. It manages the Fishing, Mining, Digging, and Felling games. Click on Fishing to change the focus to the fishing game, Select Mining to change over to Mining, and so on. When Fishing is selected you can Check
your earnings Balance
, Find Locations
to fish, Check
amount, and Cast
your fishing line. It's all very simple, straightforward, and easy to use.
When you select Find Location, for fishing, you then select Buoys
. On the next menu that pops up you choose a Random Buoy
for you to fish, or display the complete active buoy location list, or only the buoys in competition mode, or only buoys with active Events. The results are displayed in your local/nearby chat window. It is only displayed to you. Eggs
are not part of the fishing game, it only compliments your earnings. I will describe SuperFish Eggs at the end of this article.Location List
is a list of active fishing buoys. These are displayed in a format showing their location and position in a Sim (Simulator
) or Region of Second Life. Click on a location link and it brings up the Land Mark details of where that buoy is being hosted at. Sometimes you will see the same Sim name multiple times, but those are actually different buoys at separate positions in the same Sim or Region.THE BUOYS
When you arrive at a buoy it will show you directly above it in Hover-text how much Budget
(funds/money) is left on the buoy and the range you need to be within to fish that buoy. If you cast your line and it returns with a notice of "No Fish", you are probably not within range of the buoy. Move closer to it and try again. You will quickly learn the distance you need to be within for different ranges. Most are set at 20-40 or more meters, which is a good distance away. You should not need to crowd in close to a buoy. The range is circular from the center of the buoy, so you can position yourself to the front, back, side, over or under, with the range specified.
SuperFish Buoys can be different in shape, size, color. It depends on the one the landower has decided to use, or purchase.
Each buoy has a selectable number of casts
per user, chosen by the owner of the buoy. Some are 10 casts per, some are 20 or more, or less. As you cast you will eventually see the message "You have reached your fishing limit for this location today" and you cannot fish at that buoy until the start of the next SuperFish Fishing Day.
Sometimes as you are fishing a buoy it will run out of budget (funds/money). You cannot fish that buoy again until more budget has been added to it. If it comes back up on the list of active buoys you will be able to return and continue to fish there that same day until you've reached your fishing limit (number of casts) for that particular buoy. Players can also Donate to the Location and get the buoy back up and running immediately.
Often you will see a smaller buoy near or around the larger fishing buoy. That is the Superfish Buoy Donator
. It is visually a smaller version of the fishing buoy at that location itself. You can donate to the location you are fishing at and most of the amount you donate (minus 10%) will added to the buoy's budget. If you donate to an out of budget buoy it will become active again for the amount you donated into it You can show your appreciation for that location by donating to the buoy and help the buoy stay active in budget longer.
Note: If the Buoy Donator will not allow you to donate to it that is because the landowner has set it to Group Only to prevent just anyone paying into it and making the buoy active again. Most landowners will not set the option for group only, but the ones that do probably have a very specific rationale for it.
Sometimes after you select a location from the location list and get there you find the buoy is inactive or out of budget. Chances are it went out of budget or was turned off (made inactive) by the landowner just before you arrived, or the location list simply hasn't caught up the change yet. Don't fret, just move on to another buoy. The location list will catch up with the inactive buoy in short order. It is not always instantaneous.
From time to time you'll see a buoy on the location list with an X2 or more next to it. That means that that location is having an Event
where the buoy pays out 2x the amount per cast that it normally does, or 3x, 4x, or more. You earn more each time you cast your line out at that location.SUPERFISH FISHING BASICSTHE ROD
The free rod and Hud come in one pack. The rod itself is simple, the animations are good but can easily be overridden with an AO, so you are not locked into them. You must be within the specified range of a buoy to be able to fish. You can click on the buoy to cast, or click on the cast button on the Hud. It then casts, the timer goes up to 60, and then when it says "Ready" again you can cast again.
From time to time an AFK
(Away From Keyboard) dialog box will pop up asking you to select a displayed number. This is to prevent auto-fishing (people who use programs to fish for them). If you answer the AFK test incorrectly you will have to detach and reattach your rod to continue fishing. The same applies to any of the games in SuperFish.
In your local chat
window (or Nearby Chat
) the rod provides a lot of data to you: When you cast; How many worms you have left; Your weekly and monthly competition points and scores; What you caught and how much it is worth; And your current earnings and SuperFish Fish amount.SuperFish Fish
can be traded in for Pick Power at the Superfish Trade Center. This will be discussed later when I have more data on it.MINING BASICS
The functions and process of Mining are exactly the same as fishing. You attach your pick (instead of your rod) and go to a mining location to mine rocks and minerals. Like with fishing and catching various types of fish, the different rocks/minerals that you mine are worth different amounts. The menu options on the Hud are slightly different after you set the focus on Mining
. There is now Check Pick PWR
(Pick Power) and Mine instead of Fish and Cast.
You earn $L and also collect SuperFish Rocks
, which can be traded in for other powers or worms. I will detail this when I have more information. You also earn weekly and monthly points.
You start out with 10 Pick Power with your new pick. You can obtain 10 free pick power daily at the SuperFish HQ and Trade Center Kiosk.DIGGING BASICS
Grab your spade
and DIG. You are digging for gold nuggets, emeralds, ore, dust, etc.. Again, what you dig up is worth different amounts. The Hud is also slightly different. You can check your Spade Power
now and Dig
You earn $L and also collect SuperFish Gold
, which can be traded in for other powers or bait. I will detail this when I have more information. You also earn weekly and monthly points.
You start off with 10 Spade Power with new spade. You can obtain 10 free Spade Power daily at the SuperFish HQ and Trade Center Kiosk.FELLING BASICS
Grab your AXE
. You chop down different types of trees, like Sitka Spruces, Picea, Blackthorn, and so on. Each tree you fell is worth a different amount. On the Hud it now shows Check Axe Power and Chop when you've set the focus to Felling.
You start off with 10 Axe Power with your new axe. You collect $L and also SuperFish Trees
, along with weekly and monthly points.OTHER RODS and EXTRAS
You can purchase different kinds of rods at the SuperFish Headquarters
at some locations. There are many of varied types, from different colored rods, to broomsticks, and even a MultiTool
that looks like a Swiss Army Knife. The MultiTool is a rod, a pick, a shovel, and a spade. It's an all-purpose device for all the Superfish games.
The free rod is perfectly fine, but some people want something different. The prices for the different rods start at $L50 and go up. These rods do not offer more earning power or more casts than does the standard SuperFish Rod. The benefits are seemingly purely decorative.
If you play all the games with the standard rod and save up 500 of each object type (SuperFish Fish, Rocks, Gold, Trees) you can use them at the SuperFish Prize Kiosk
at the headquarters to obtain a different rod or other player object for free, including the $L100 MultiTool.Power Drinks
are produced by the SuperFish Distillery. There are different types of drinks and shots that you can earn or buy that will boost your casting speed, enhance your competition point power, and so on, for a few uses after you've consumed them. You need to wear the drink and then click on them to get the benefit. You drink them, wait until the fun animation is over, and then you will see your enhancement listed in the chat window and rod stats.Shabbies
are pets. Other than that I do not currently have any data on them. If someone knows, please let me know.SUPERFISH EGGS
SuperFish Eggs do not have their own section on the Hud, other than random locations being provided in the Locations List Section, because they are not a direct part of the SuperFish game itself. You go to a location and hunt them. When you find one you click on it, wait a specified amount of time, click on it again when it is ready, and then it pays you the amount shown to your SuperFish Balance. You must stay within 5 meters of it to collect. Click it before the timer runs out.
The SuperFish Egg pays you and then disappears. It will repear after a set time. There may be one or many eggs at a given location. There is a limit for each egg (how may times you can click it per day, set by the owner). Eggs have different colors and pay out different amounts for different wait times.
Eggs do not increase your weekly or monthly SuperFish competition points, not do they add to your overall SuperFish Point count. They are not directly part of the SuperFish Game itself, other than that you can earn to your SuperFish Account from them.NOTES:
As far as I know the SuperFish Fishing Day
ends at around 4:00PM SLT, not 12:00AM SLT. I have to assume that relates to the creator's RL (Real Life/Real World) local time. It really should be changed to correspond to the end of the SL day for the benefit of the players.
There are several resources to help you. You can go to the SuperFish Headquarters and Trade Center
. You can also join the Superfish Group in SL.
That's it. Those are the Basics of the SuperFish game. There are more details I need to discover about the game, but this is a good start. I will update when I have new information. If I've missed something or got something wrong, please do let me know here or in-world. This is a work in progress and I will be editing it as time permits.
Have fun and good luck!
Version 1.0 (Revised 02/13/17)
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