Continuing the discussion from [Player Input] Cooking Station WebGL:
No. When you fish you have a chance to catch ‘something’.
If you catch something, it can be a chance at fish, lobster, prawns and whatever else we add. And the lowest of those chances are to catch a message in a bottle.
When you rez a bottle and click on it, it will go through every known recipe in game and pick 1 to reveal to you in private chat (but not save to your recipe book). If you don’t take notice, or don’t take care where you store that recipe, you will never have the opportunity to get given that recipe again on that account.
Every time a player creates a new recipe, whether that be in cooking or alchemy (and soon dye station, brewing and butchering), it gets added to the list of recipes available to be obtained from clicking on a message in a bottle.
So, really, the chance of scoring the specific recipe you are looking for, considering how large the recipe database is getting, is actually slim.
Yes, if someone wants to commit every minute of their day to fishing and obtaining every recipe, they could. But the task is becoming more and more difficult as players keep creating new recipes, which makes it a task and a half with little reward for the fisherman. I’m not sure message in bottles have a value being sold in the marketplace currently.
For further protection on your part. If you do the multi layer technique in your recipes which actually adds realism, a player would need to obtain multiple of your ingredient recipes to finish a full dish which might be featured as a rezzable.
For example with your glazed salmon.
- You have your glaze.
- You have your glazed salmon.
- You have your mashed potato or veg with a seasoning or other sauce, or you have special cut fries.
- You then have the full dish of it all combined as a plate of finished ingredients.
You can do the same with drinks.
On a side note:
@Vudon needs to list his foods in the chef station in store. Theres 8 gold or so for him to claim.
There’s also water trays for purchase if you know how to make it and want some easy coin.