When one normally thinks about playing an online rpg, certain features immediately leap to mind. These normally include heroic quests where adventurers do battle against fierce monsters, the search for epic gear to loot and equip, and immersing oneself more fully into a game's virtual world. Yet there is one activity that's found in most online games that does not immediately scream adventure or excitement, and this particular feature is fishing. Yes, the perennial outdoor activity of man putting bait to hook in the hopes of luring an unwary fish to bite seems to be a constant feature of most online games. Why is fishing in mmo games?