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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Upgrading Equipment

 UPGRADING EQUIPMENT 


A lot of people have been complaining on the reviews that when they upgrade their equipment the stats keep going down. This article explains why:


Items except baits can be upgraded by using scrolls or gold.(You can ask your friends or purchase scrolls with stars.) Up to Level 3, upgrade success rate is 100% so make sure to upgrade and check your items. From level 4, you may fail at upgrading. From Level 7. upgrade level may drop so be careful. Upgrading can be achieved up to level 15


This system was put into place by the game developer's to limit the convenience and simplicity of maxing out your player stats. If there were no fail and there were always a 100% success rate on upgrading then everyone would be SUPERANGLER and the game would be too easy.

Quick Chart:

Levels 1- 3 -->100% Upgrade Success Rate
Levels 4-7 -->May fail at upgrading so upgrading is a gamble
Levels 7-15 --> Will probably fail (but may not) so do not try unless you have 10 stars to repair              equip

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, can you please make a list of location and baits used to catch all types of fish? It would be very useful. Thanks! =)

GeX1117 said...

Hi, I have the same request, please can you make this list?

Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

But at least, for a fail upgrade, just loosing upgrade scroll would be enough. We shouldn't lost gold either.

Jason aka Stubbz said...

So the upgrade fail issue is intentional?

I see some of the logic, but isn't this why we pay for stars & gold? At the higher levels we're literally talking about over $50 US dollars out of pocket expense (assuming one didn't wait weeks to obtain all the scrolls and gold from friends & gameplay).

I've been asking if this issue was an error, if I've been doing something wrong, and what I can do to prevent it. I really enjoy this game, but how can this be acceptable? Charging money for something that's utterly useless?

AresOGadmin said...

Hi Stubbz!
Yes! The failures during item upgrade is intentional.
It's purpose is to refrain everyone from successfully being "Fishing Superstars". The game is made to have people earn their stars and use friends for item scrolls. It's totally up to the individual if they want to spend REAL money on these items. GAMEVIL uses this as as balance system for fair game play.

AresOGadmin (Happy Fishing!)

Anonymous said...

How come when I see upgrade successful it says my stats go up..

e.g.

AGL 8->9
STR 7->8
CON 65->71

then when I look at my equipment it shows only AGL 8; STR 7; CON 71.

Does only one of the stats upgrade? I noticed this for all of my upgrades.

Secondly, when upgrade fails, does the equipment get damaged? or do you simply only waste your stars/gold and scrolls?

Lastly, when you have a star item, does it require stars to repair it / upgrade it or simply gold? I am trying to save all my stars and haven't used any yet, but this takes forever...

Jason AKA Stubbz said...

Hi AresOGadmin :)

Hopefully we can simply agree to disagree with this upgrade failure issue. I can't bring myself to finding a scenario where this is acceptable. That's all...and I don't necessarily disagree with the logic given. Protecting the uncatchables is very smart. It will be special for anyone that can manage to pull it off.

I'm glad to know it's not operator error like most other things. Still have to think there's a better way to do this. Refund their stars but no gold or something like that instead. Just an idea, and once again I hope my comments were taken in gest.

Aris Porrazzo said...

How can I request upgrade scrolls or energy?

Shelyn said...

It still doesn't make sense. For those who work their level up patiently without spending money, upgrading equipment should be the reward they get from their hardwork. It doesn't make sense to penalize me by downgrading my equipment. This seems like a game for rich people. In order to get a very advanced fishing rod, it's like only real money can materialize it. People like me who play daily to upgrade my fishing rod day by day will face the higher chance of fishing rod being downgraded leading to forever at the lower stats. Furthermore, the training speed can never catch up with the experience level, as experience level will move up faster than the training speed. If they try to slow down our equipment upgrade again, it's almost like our stats can never be in par with the experience level. In other words, Fishing Superstars is "encouraging" us to purchase powerful equipment with CASH. This is not a fair game.

I'm willing to donate money for a good game, but the system shouldn't be built in a way that we're forced to spend money.

garypham said...

quick question guys. So from my understanding, if upgraded to level 8 and above, there is a penalty for failure to upgrade? I ask this because my equipment are all at level 6 right now and I have ran into a failed upgrade twice but it didn't penalize me any stars, my stats simply just didn't go up and I lost the upgrade scrolls required along with the gold required. Is it safe for me to attempt an upgrade to level 7 without fear of losing any stars? What about to level 8?

Neked said...

Ok lets say if you are upgrading gold gear or gold pole. If you FAIL at upgrading from level 7 to level 8, it will cost you 10 STARS. If you upgrade from level 6 to level 7 using and fail with star gear it costs you 5 stars and then 10 stars from level 7 to level 8.

Example: If I fail upgrading my level 10 GOLD pole right now, I have to pay 10 stars to not let the level drop down. If I try to upgrade my crappy Dragon star gear from level 6 to level 7, it cost me 5 stars. I'm not sure if failing on star gear makes you pay stars at any level or not...but this is something you have to experiment with to be honest. But the best rule to follow is: if you do no want to lose any stars, don't upgrade past level 7. Instead, buy better gear and upgrade that up to level 7.

Anonymous said...

Add me #cheebyee and #tetryo super active. I send Energy or the best item, accept requests and help out your aquarium everyday. Hope you do the same too *Cheers*
On almost every 30 mins to fish in premium site send only energy and not baits thanks alot

Vincent HD said...

Hi all!

This is absolutely SCANDALOUS!

Ok for limiting the upgrades, but why no message warns this work?
Ok the upgrade does not work, but why DETERIORATE my equipment???
and especially why I have a max of stars PAY for it???
strangely when I buy the stars with my irl money, then I level ... huh?

I shout out loud, this mode is a SCAM!

Anonymous said...

hyy.. can you tell me why when i want to register gamevil account always show handset already in use?

add me at jsodiq lvl22
i will feed your fishes everyday

Muhammad Haaziq Fakier said...

hi there thanks for the good blog. i keep tryin to log into facebook through the gamevil site but it keeps saying sorry an error has occured. does anyone have some advice on this?

chen wong said...

i need to help , some one can teach me how to use the special potion? in game name #cwong35

Anonymous said...

: special potion, equip your desired item after youve upgraded it to lvl 3 then simply use your potion

: to the guide itself, max is 18 my rod is +18 and got 4x +15 twilight rods

add me day n night player: Hanabi69

Anonymous said...

Add me PLEASE! I am a active player!

Ill help you if you help me!

RedFishr
RedFishr
RedFishr
RedFishr

I am almost lvl 21.

Anonymous said...

just for everyone's info My rod from +6 >> +7 failed and it dropped me down to +5.... seems like they updated this already..
and i was so #$%^&*( i forgot you can use stars to stop the failure...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
: special potion, equip your desired item after youve upgraded it to lvl 3 then simply use your potion

: to the guide itself, max is 18 my rod is +18 and got 4x +15 twilight rods

add me day n night player: Hanabi69
___________________________________

so any rod can be upgrade to+18????
how come???
cheers

Anonymous said...

I got hero d rod+15.can I upgrade to 18????

Unknown said...

Most Korean games have this kind of punishment. I'm used to it but still dislike it.

Anonymous said...

I have 7 failed try with my shooting Star force 12-13 is this a Bug.?

Anonymous said...

Plus ten star seeker, now plus five thx for that.
People pay enough for items bait ect, never mind paying for failures that are not there fault, when people take ages request scrolls then loosing stats on rods

Anonymous said...

Guys, can someone please explain how do the "special potions" work? I am trying to upgrade my Shooting Star Force past lvl 10 and it keeps failing (tried 5 times already), so I'm wondering if I need one of those potions to finally get past that lvl. Thanks.

Norman Cho said...

Can I ask something? If i unlock a lvl 35 package (the shark package that give the military gear with shark the blood rod uisng stars) can i use them even though im juz lvl 19? or i need to get to lvl 35 so that i can use them? Pls help!! @@

John The Fisherman said...

Mr. Cho,

I would advise you to wait on your purchase. Because you are at level 19, you will be unable to equip level 25 items until you reach the specified level.

Norman Cho said...

But when I click the item its says unlock for 80 stars.. What does that mean? Cuz if I can str buy that package I wouldn't need to buy its previous sets

Norman Cho said...

so does it mean that the unlock thing is nothing? Thanks so much for clarifying =)

John The Fisherman said...

Oh you can definitely unlock the items and use them early but in my opinion it isn't worth it. if you have already become addicted to this game like countless others, you will hit that LVL25 mark in a matter of days. The length of time between levels 40-45 is much longer. It is your choice of course, but i would use the excess stars for other equipment items instead of using them to early-unlock items

Norman Cho said...

Oh I see.. The items I wanna unlock is the shark package lvl 35 (which gives shark the blood rod and military outfit asking with scrolls n bait) for 2268. So I should only buy the rod? The rod cost 1800 so I was thinking it'll be a waste since the package offer so much more. So I can use them early then regardless of my level? Btw thanks for the speedy reply =)

Anonymous said...

Hi, i need an help, in your opinion it's better the rider(120 stars) jacket or sub jacket (120k money)?
Thanks and i'm sorry for my uncorrect english

Norman Cho said...

I thinks its better as John suggest in other post to aim rods first then equipment item.. Of course stars item are better

Norman Cho said...

Ok i bought the package already XD Pls add me!! RavenXP

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Anonymous said...

I have a level 13 hurricane storm rod and have failed to upgrade 9 times. Do I have to have a friggin' upgrade potion to move forward?

Anonymous said...

Hello guys. Im looking for active friends with 6 stars tanks. Im an addict and checks back hourly. I do gifts and Im having 6stars full atlantic wolfish tank. Please add me. My IGN is LCZY

Anonymous said...

What a joke I spend money for stars and gold work my butt off playing the game and upgrading and cant figure out why my $30 dollar pole is reduced each time . This is the crazyist rip off I have ever seen . And then you need to go to a forum to figure out what is going on . I thought this was a great game now im just pissed and wont give you guys another cent . I cant belive that gamers all over the world acept this kind of rip off . Built in the game for a chalange that is the bigest bunch of bull crap ive ever heard . I say dont give them another cent . People would play and pay without a rip off and the object is to get better at harder fish . Oh lets see we will randomly kick people back down a level and if you pay 10 stars we will let u stay the same . Pure crap. Get a freaking clue the world is full of rip offs cant we play a game for a while and get away from it . What kind of crazzy is this life coming to

Troupi said...

Someone knows if there is a link between luck stat and chance of success in upgrade ?

Anonymous said...

Without paying any single star, i drop my star shooting force from +11 down to +5

Anonymous said...

They are f***** ripping people off. I've spent money to buy my gears and pole, but I have failed time and again when I try to upgrade my pole from +14-15! Why they feel the need to scam dedicated players who are playing fairly is beyond me. Gamevil can take their crap and shove it up where the sun don't shine for all I care, cause they will never get another single dime from me again.

Toni Ramadani said...

This game is driving me crazy my rod failed 10 time in a row.why!

Toni Ramadani said...

Same here I am stuck on 15+ trying to go to 16

Anonymous said...

+16 to +18 u need to use potion +16++++