The last thing I'd like to suggest is that there be different times of day to fish, that you can either select between Night, morning, afternoon or Evening. Or it could go in real time or even on a 3 hour cycle. Something along those lines would be awesome. If you need help working out what fish and lures would be best/most active during what times of day and where just ask me and I'll help you as much as possible. Anyway I know I'm asking a lot but given that this is the best fishing game available free on the web I think that doing the sequel right is extremely important and if done well could land you on the front page and on the monthly highest rating so it should be well worth it. In the mean time I'll be playing this wonderful game and sharing it with all my friends while waiting for the sequel to arrive!
I hope that in the sequel you do not plan on doing anything drastic to the hooking and landing mechanics as they are very good the way they are and are one of the biggest reasons this game is so great. I've had many friends say that the way this game works and feels leaves them with a strong sense of accomplishment, which is an ideal for games! So you've done something very right. I am not a game designer so I don't know exactly why but I know that when I land that big fish I feel like I'm the biggest badass around. That's something very few fishing games have done, even the big brand named games often fail at this. But what you catch fish on and how you maneuver lures does still need work as I mentioned below.
One of my biggest recommendations is that you add highscores of reach fish type, I know that is asking for a whole whole lot and may be too much to use with Kongregate API but it adds SOOOOOO much to a game like this when you can easily see your friends scores and it gives the game a more competitive feel. I play this with several of my friends and we share our catches but this is cumbersome and unpractical since so many of my friends have started playing it. Maybe a third party highscore API like Mochi Games has? I don't know, that's up to you to decide but I think it would boost the game's score by a whole hell of a alot. Another thing that may have held this game back is the lack of proper explanation for how to land a fish, I know most people will get it right off the bat but I had two... "special" friends who didn't understand it and were losing fish for the first few hours they were playing until I carefully explained to them what the indicators at the bottom meant.
As an extremely avid fisherman I like this because if I'm not out fishing I am wishing I was and this is a fine substitute. Thank you! But if you are working on a sequel I'd like to make some suggestions/requests. Catfish should be extremely rare to catch on any artificial lures and common on cut bait and worms and slightly less common on other bait, Largemouth should be common on most artificial lures but very uncommon on cut bait and squid, uncommon on shrimp and kinda common on worms and minnows. Crappie should be common on minnows, spoons, crankbaits and small jigs but very uncommon on most other things. Bullhead should be common on jigs, cut bait, minnows, shrimp, worms and squid and fairly uncommon on everything else. You should add Freshwater Drum, Smallmouth bass, Rock Bass, Spotted Gar, Flathead Catfish, White Bass and White Crappie. It would be nice to have a "longest fight" stat available to see as well.
I would like to request the ability to have two "sets" of clothing that you can alternate between at your status screen. With the current system I have to use my "power play" equipment set to play on bills then switch every item but one over to another set to finish the bill and get lots of clout. It's a real pain in the ass as it is currently.
And as for the tags in your offshore you could have it so that it refers to the "equipment set 1" body slot and such. I'd be willing to pay kreds to have this ability, it's that big of a deal to me.
My investigation list is full of doubles and shit. Is there a way you could make it so it doesn't do that? Also there are several where it still shows a green dot indicating that there is a scandal but I have already released it. It's confusing. And on that note I think there should be lines or something between each name because I get confused and click the wrong button alot and it would just be more convenient to have separators. Or better yet make the background for each line alternate between black and dark grey.
Holy shit, what did Zombie Churchill do piss so many people off?
Where are you people getting the money to send so many hits and stuff? I barely have enough to investigate all of yellow every day yet here you are sending hits every day that's like a quarter of a million dollars a day man...