With the addition of “Fishing” to the game in Patch 1.8, you’ve really hit a home run. It really is a fun and clever aspect to an already fabulous game. As I walked around Telara yesterday, all I could see at every pond, stream, and lake were players casting their lines into the water. I couldn’t help but notice that most of the fishermen were out-of-work Warden healers, who no longer felt useful in PvP warfronts.
At this point, it occurred to me that there was an easy way to “lure” (get it) these players back into the fray, by simply add fishing to warfronts! (I know, right??)
See, Wardens know they no longer make a difference in the outcome of any fight. Since they are nothing more than targets for other players, why not let them fish inside the warfronts? They will still fulfill Trions role for them as “lunchmeat” for the DPS classes. Since you allow fishing in instanced dungeons, adding it to warfronts should be no more difficult.
May I suggest a new warfront called “Deadliest Catch”, which takes place aboard a fishing vessel at sea.
Each team would try to control a majority of control points within the vessel (Wheelhouse, Engine Room, etc...).
You would have special buff crystals which would grant abilities such as:
“Tangle Their Line” – You wrap your line around you opponents feet, snaring them for xxx seconds
“Drop Anchor” – You drops an anchor on the head of your target causing xxx physical damage.
“Harpoon” – Fires a deck gun at the target, impaling them and sticking them to a wall.
“Swab The Deck” – Causes the target to slip on a bar of soap, and fall to the ground, stunning them.
...and so on.
Players who no longer contribute to the match could pass the time by casting into the live well (shallow), or over the edge of the boat (deep) to catch fish. I’d recommend names that are familiar to PvPers, such as: Black Garden Bluegills, Whitefall Whitefish, Codex Cod, Overpowered Wardenfish, Scion Salmon, and so on.
The artifacts gained from fishing could also share this nautical theme, with a hint of violence. I’d see artifact sets based on the severed heads of famous Telaran pirates. Turning in all of the sets of artifacts would get you a Valor based Seal, which would even get true hardcore PvPers to grab their tackle... if you know what I mean.
Please consider adding fishing to warfronts.
We really need a way to get Wardens back out there, so other classes can kill them.