Im not sure either, somehow we both tried to fish and i stopped and started killing monsters.
Just as she got the fish her char has frozen in the winning stance and i could push her around but she was like a statue, the only thing she could do was open the menue
Hi, I just met this little bug too with a friend. Here are some more details.
My partner was fishing in the same place and get stuck after having caught 3 or 4 fish. I bring him some monsters who begin to attack, the first hit make him free.
If he begins to fish again, he remains stuck every time after each catch.
I also tried and it took no more than a few catches to stay stuck in this stance too.
I hope it can help you.
The same thing happened to me and 1 other player in multiplayer (there were 3 of us), also in the pumpkin woods.
Taking damage snapped the player out of the animation and he/she could continue normally.
However, I found that there are some other lag/desync problems seemingly connected to the hosts internet
connection speed, which may or may not be related to this issue.
Specifically, when I was acting as host the 2 other players (again, total of 3) would suddenly experience severe
lag/desync, and my internet connection would drop momentarily (also affecting other computers behind the same
router), at which point I observed a sudden burst of data uploading to the clients (originating from SoG), totalling 1MB/s (my connection is only capable of ~110kB/s upstream). The other parties also noted a loss of connection (3-way Skype call disconnected). We restarted several times, all attempts yielding the same result.
This did not appear to happen with only 1 other player joining me.
To see if a host with a faster connection (~230kB/s upstream) would alleviate the problem, my friend hosted the
game, and we stopped experiencing the issues described above (inlcuding the fishing bug). We did, however, seem
to gradually go out of sync during extended play (at least from the hosts perspective).
It should be noted that I'm running a pfSense router, and my friend uses an ASUS RT-N56U, though I've never
experienced any such issues with other games/applications.
I had a similar problem in the Collector's Exam. I was host and caught a fish first, and then I was stuck holding it up while the other player's fished. The second player also got stuck in the 'caught fish' pose, but only on his own screen - I could see him walking around. The only player who could keep fishing was player 3.
I had the same issue with 2 of my friends in the Pumpkin Forest, we all fished at approx the same time and as myself and my brother held the fish we caught above our heads, it left all 3 characters stuck in their tracks.
I just ran into the same problem in the Pumpkin Woods fishing area.
I caught a fish, and I was stuck in the pose in which it shows you've caught the fish.
I'm playing solo as well, so it's not just a multiplayer thing.
Saving & quitting, then going back into game fixes it though.