Piscivorous Creatures

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Not to be confused with semi-aquatic creatures.

What is a Piscivore?

A piscivore is a branch of carnivorous creatures that specialize in eating and hunting fish. In Beasts of Bermuda, piscivores can usually be identified if they fit the following criteria:

  1. Do not lose comfort from eating fish
  2. Are better at moving around in the water than other carnivores similar to them
  3. Do not become stressed in deep water

If a creature is not specifically designated as a piscivore, it will lose comfort every time a fish is eaten and if large amounts of time are spent in deep water. The only way to combat these debuffs is with maximum points invested in the scavenger talent and/or the swim speed talent. While discomfort from eating fish disappears, the thalassophobia debuff still occurs, just suppressed greatly.

Piscivores are able to eat meat with no issues if the need arises. However, it is difficult to eat meat from a corpse as an Elasmosaurus due to its "auto-aim" mechanic.

If a creature requires talents to eat fish without stress, it is automatically not a piscivore.

Piscivores in the Game

Beasts of Bermuda currently has three piscivorous creatures in the game. These are:

  • Elasmosaurus (Currently unplayable until its model is updated)(Listed under the Aquatics tab)
  • Ichthyovenator (Listed under the Carnivores tab)
  • Pteranodon (Listed under the Flyers tab)

The following piscivores are confirmed for addition to Beasts of Bermuda and will be added in the future:

For a complete list of all likely and discussed creatures, please see this page.

The old Elasmosaurus model attempting to eat some fish.

Other

  • A piscivore is provided with twice the food value from eating fish that a non piscivore would be granted from consuming the fish.
  • Piscivores also are able to highlight fish for a few seconds using their call for significantly easier visibility.
  • Piscivores are mechanically adapted to catching fish more easily. The Elasmosaurus in particular is profoundly adept at catching fish, as its long neck and head will seek out and grab any nearby fish automatically if the player initiates by pressing Primary Attack. A development blog post was created on this topic here.
  • The Ichthyovenator is also very capable at catching fish, particularly with the use of its dart ability.
  • Fishing with the Pteranodon is much more difficult because you have to dive under water and peck at the fish knowing that you can only spend a few seconds in the water.
  • For every two hunger gained from eating fish as a non-piscivore, the player will lose one comfort bias. This is currently the only method a player has of dropping their comfort bias.
  • Non-piscivorous creatures are often very poor at catching fish. They can do so by swimming down to where fish are and attempting to bite the fish. It is deliberately a very non-ideal means of obtaining food for non piscivores.
A flock of fishing Pteranodon.