I don’t know why I started afk fishing in BDO, but after a while, I went so far as buying a character slot for a dedicated fisher. (Fisherman? fisherwoman? fishervalk?… Fisher will do.) I’m always happy to discover I’ve fished up keys, relic shards, and event items. I am not keen on leaving my computer on 24/7, but I have been known to let it go while I’m at work or overnight. I have also been known to get up in the middle of the night to clear my bag and start again. That’s totally normal behavior, right?
I haven’t been playing BDO as much lately, but I have been playing Riders of Icarus. I knew that there was fishing in the game because I saw the global announcements about the cool stuff people were getting from fishing. A little investigation told me that fishing could only be done in certain areas. I finally reached a level that had me in the area of one of the fishing grounds– that’s when I started using all the premium fishing stuff I had gotten as daily login rewards. Glorious auto-fishing! It’s the perfect thing to go with the half-hour wait for login rewards when I am too busy to actually settle in to play, or when I am going to play right after I do the dishes/laundry/homework my kid put off until the last second.
Autofishing? Really? Of all the in-game activities I could get hooked on*? Really?!
(*I apologize for that bit of word play. Sorry. HA!)