Fishville’s long-awaited Fish Mastery feature has finally been sent live! Some players have had access for weeks, since Fishville developer Zynga tests out new game features on a random small percentage of of their players. But now, the feature has officially been released for all Fishville fanatics!
Fish Mastery really isn’t too different from Farmville crop mastery, Mafia Wars mission mastery, or any other social game that allows players to “master” one specific task before moving on to the next. Basically, just raise lots and lots of one type of fish and you’ll eventually “master” it, unlocking a new breeds as more mastery levels are earned. Let’s break it down:
1) Raise Specific Breeds of Fish
Right now, the following fish breeds are available for fish mastery: Butterflyfish, Clownfish, Gobies, Boxfish, Damselfish (coming soon), and Hamlets (coming soon).
If you hatch and grow enough of one kind of fish, your mastery level will increase! This gives you access to more fish in that fish family. For example, you begin with access to just the Longnose Butterfly. But after raising some, you will unlock access to the Latticed Butterfly:
2) Move Up the Ranks
Each mastery rank takes more points to earn than the rank previous. For example, earning the first Butterflyfish rank takes just 70 points, but earning the rank after that requires a big jump – 400 points. Luckily, the new fish you unlock give you more mastery points, too.
For example, the first Butterfly fish you have access to, the Longnose, gives you 3 mastery points when sold. But the next one, the Latticed, gives you 5 mastery points when sold.
3) Have fun!
This feature might sound a little confusing, but it really isn’t. We’re just trying to explain it very thoroughly! Bottom line? You can access your Fish Mastery progress using the tab on the right side of the screen:
From there, you can see what fish you need to raise, how much mastery progress you’ve made for each fish breed, and what you have unlocked.