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  • Lord_Texalot
    3 posts

    @dasher222 : You're right, there are many bugs. But this one is not that important, that everybody has to cry for "compensation" or anything. What I think: They focussed on spawning fishes at the coasts and weren't aware of the missing flatfish and makerel (Perhaps they thought, it stuck together with the coast spawning problem). Since it's clear, they're not in the game in patch 1.1.2, the known issues weren't updated yet, although there are many new bugs in it. So they will update the list of issues at the same time just before the next patch. By the way: If you were a developer. Would you want to fix a bug, while you know, if you fix it, people will cry again, because you fixed it too late or now it's now too easy or it's too difficult or something else, just to be angry? So, I think, the best chance to have this bug fixed, would be, if we all stop crying and start waiting for the next patch.

  • Ubi-Borealis
    Ubisoft Support Staff 4185 posts

    Hello all!

    Thanks for continuing to update this thread with your experiences and suggestions. Please be assured that we're checking out this investigation regularly. At this moment in time, there is no new information to share regarding the availability of big mackerel/flatfish in-game. The development team are still also taking a look at the flying fish you have all been encountering. As many have you have worked out, it looks like the flying fish are linked to fishing when in a small boat, rather than from land.

    Thanks for sharing your suggestions for alternative ways to complete the fishing hut delivery. If the fishing hut delivery is to be changed or if another way to acquire the needed fish is introduced to the game, this will be shared within the forum.

    Once we get any new updates to share, these will be posted within this thread and our News & Announcements forum. Thank you all as the development team continues to look at this further.

    I'd like to take the time to respond to some posts that have been left since my last post.

    @JCar4327 - You're welcome! Based off my own experience and what people have shared in this thread, I'm pretty certain that big eels aren't required for any of the delivery tasks. Looking at the image that has been shared in this thread before, they definitely look like regular eel to me (and to others). Thanks for sharing your suggestion on an alternative method to completing the fishing deliveries as well!

    @cakes5FA - Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about the missing fish. We've heard a couple of reports from other players that it looks like what should be big flatfish (based off size and behaviour) are being reeled in as regular flatfish. We've passed this suggestion along to the development team so they can take a look at this.

    @JoeBurks - We're unable to provide definite dates for game updates and hot-fixes. The best place to keep up to date with new updates is in our News & Announcements forum, as they will all be announced here. We will also do our best to update any threads affected by an update as soon as we're able to, for anyone who is following this thread for more information!

    @t34416l31 - Hello there! I'm sorry to hear this. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback within the thread. Please be assured that the development team is looking into this issue and that we hope to have a resolution for you all soon. It was hoped that this would be solved in an earlier update, but it looks like some fish just don't want to be caught 😖 Please note that I am not a member of the development team, so I haven't been involved in the production of the game itself. As a member of player support, we are actively passing on your reports to the development team so they can take a closer look and work towards a resolution.

    @Dasher222 - Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback as well. We had hoped that this issue would be resolved with TU 1.1.2, and apologise for any disappointment that has been caused by the issue persisting. Please note that the known issues list is not fully comprehensive and does not cover every issue under investigation. Both myself and @Ubi-Woofer are not part of the community team, but are part of player support, so we don't have any control over this list. We've spoken to the community team to see if they could add the issue, but cannot guarantee it will be added as they make changes in connection with the developers. Please keep an eye out in our News & Announcements forum for any future updates.

    Thanks all! 😊

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  • WhoCares78
    112 posts

    @ubi-borealis Since some of the fish seem to want to start flying above the water and Eivor, should we start scanning the skies of Norway for the missing large Mackerel? 😂

    Thanks for the update. It is appreciated even if there’s no new info for you to add yet.

  • Dasher222
    19 posts


    Obviosuly declaring the need for compensation over a fishing bug is hyperbolic. Rather what's more likely is that people have just had enough, especially those who pre-ordered and have been around since day 1.
    The problem isn't so much as "fixing a bug" as it is a continuous flow of bugs with every new patch that comes out. The game was pretty broken to begin with and only seems to get more broken with time. Again, it's pretty easy to get micro and focus on everybody's anger over a fishing glitch but it's because there's always something wrong with this game to the point that it now just seems agregious when a new update is released in such an obviously buggy state that the community needs to complain about it to supposably make the developers aware of it despite the fact you would have to be incredibly incompetent to not know these things exist in the first place.
    Anyway, this is far too off track to keep arguing about. We've both made our points.

  • ElMadre1
    93 posts

    @bogowsky You don't need the big versions to get platinum--you just need to catch one of each type of fish, in any size. The only thing you need large mackerel and large flatfish (which you didn't mention but surely don't have) for are the fishing hut deliveries, which are not tied to a trophy.

  • NeOVoltron
    124 posts

    @bogowsky Did you manage to catch big flatfish recently then? Teach us your ways Senpai! Also, for the final delivery (to get swordfish) you only need regular eels, not big ones.

  • eL_T_US
    232 posts

    @lord_texalot You can't say they were ignorant of the issue. There are literal hundreds of posts saying exactly which fish were missing and they chose not to acknowledge it. It would have only taken one employee to simply open the game and try to catch the fish for them to know it's still broken. They didn't even try. Not once. And nobody is going to cry that they fixed their bugs. We 'cry' because they don't fix the bugs. We EXPECT them to fix the bugs, ASAP. If I were a developer, I would definitely want to fix all the bugs. I would want my product to be good and pure.
    I understand that you don't like people talking trash about the dev team and Ubisoft, but people are [censored], and very understandably so. [censored] off people typically don't act rationally. We spend hundreds of hours in a game so we can complete it. No other reason. We don't like looking for little yellow dots, we like opening the little yellow dots, collecting the loot and having it disappear from the map, and go towards completion. We don't like stacking rocks, we like completion. We don't like holding UP to climb mountain for minutes at a time, we like completion. We don't like catching/shooting hundreds and hundreds of fish, we like completion. We want to finish the game, and we are being denied our final glory.

  • lemmie88
    252 posts

    My beef with this issue is not about completion. It is about all the constant misleading communication surrounding it. The swordfish challenge is still there, as if it is possible, leading players to waste quite a bit of time on a known bug. The 1.1.2 notes say it has been addressed. Of course, in actuality, its still broken. Do they not check before putting out the patch notes? How is this possible?

    I am actually starting to suspect it is deliberate negligence, as a way to artificially maintain "player engagement" while they try to generate actual content. I'm sure the number of active players translates to sales when dlc time comes. OTOH, the last update kind of broke the assassination mechanic in an assassin game so, 🤷 . Is it deception? Incompetence? Apathy?

  • eL_T_US
    232 posts

    @lemmie88 Idk, I just wish video game companies would say more. Engage with us. Not some reddit post with meaningless words. Like a video, of someone addressing our issues, and telling us what they are doing about it. Like...
    "Hi everyone, Bob here with Ubisoft. Today's video update is about the missing fish! Our team is looking into this, and we've came across some issues when trying to fix it that have caused others issues we're sure you don't want! The reason they are not spawning is ... ... ... ..., and we need to ... ... ... ... We know this is frustrating, and if we can't fix it by ...time..., then we will add the items to the town shop for purchase with silver."

    ...or something. Just talk to us, let us know what's going on. Like daily, or weekly. As it is now, we get little-to-no info, and have to wait months for simple patches to come out. Why can't they fix one thing, then as soon as it's ready send out the patch? Why do they wait for months then batch it all together as one update?

    And I also feel that the reason so many people are upset about the fish thing is because we all think it is something very simple to fix. We're not devs, so don't know how complex it is to fix, but it seems really easy to fix. All they have to say is "the issue is very complicated and tied into major game functions, so patching won't be easy". That would suffice for me. I would understand a little more. But as it sits, I still think fixing the fish should be very easy, that's why I am mad at their incompetence and/or unwillingness to address the issue.

  • NeOVoltron
    124 posts

    Y'all can stop attacking Ubisoft now, they've updated their "Known Issues" page to include this...undefined

  • northernfusion
    1 posts

    The main reason we need Big flatfish, Big mackerel is to finish these quests.
    But it seems its harder to fix then anticipated....
    So how about this: Change the required fish from these to something we can actually catch.......

  • IKSHdeN
    4 posts

    All these hours searching for big flatfish/mackerels. 😞
    Hope Ubisoft will make them available in shop so the issue not getting swordfish is solved easy.
    Some extra Draugr stuff in Redas shop would also be nice.

  • Khaos004
    48 posts

    Very well said. Bravo.

  • Del_Valle711
    1 posts

    Any update on the big flat fish and big mackerel for consoles yet? Holding up progress on completing core challenges.

  • luigispcrew
    80 posts

    @neovoltron "some" could be anything. Let's hope devs know about the big mackerel and big flat fish

  • NeOVoltron
    124 posts

    @luigispcrew They do know about big flatfish and big mackerel, community support already said, but people were flippin' out because it wasn't "officially" recorded as a known issue.

  • TheeElf
    278 posts

    @neovoltron It actually was but they moved it from the known issues to resolved with the Title Update 1.1.2. Until they complete their investigation they likely won't move it back to known issues yet.

  • Demihuman77
    4 posts

    I have still not been able to find flat fish or mackerel those are the last two things that are needed for the fishing quests

  • Demihuman77
    4 posts

    @del_valle711 I will not purchase the France expansion and told they fix the bugs with the fishing. Hit them where it hurts in their pocketbooks. Because they’ve known about this for many months yet they launched river raids and never fixed the issue with the fishing

  • SkyrimwitcherFW
    5 posts

    I'm pretty sure fishing is a core part of the game, as are the hunting supplies and legendary animals. On the other hand, I think the tremendous effort of chasing down notes to get the fiftieth tattoos is a bad joke. Otherwise, you could leave everything out and just follow the story. is that your opinion? it is and remains completely incomprehensible that the fisch programming error could not be fixed with a hotfix of a few kb.thats the point😋

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