Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole Ancient Egypt Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole, with only the 2020 Ancient Egypt Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. We also have a Discord Server you can hang out in and chat about games. See the main Pole guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events.

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2020-05-27: Event is live via slow rollout. I don’t have it yet either, so wait 3 or so days with auto updates on to see if you get it before you panic. I wish they wouldn’t release updates like this too.

Ancient Egypt Event Summary

Unlike regular AbyssRium, this event simply uses Vitality instead of it’s own event currency. Just complete the tasks and unlock the fish. There’s also 3 event customization items that cost a hefty 1500 pearls each—but they’re not required to unlock any fish! They do give gameplay benefits for the event however, as do the new “treasure” items. 

  • New fish:
    • 11 cost Vitality
      • 1 is hidden
    • 1 Costs Pearls
    • 1 Paid IAP Fish
  • 9 new Treasure items to get
  • 3 Event customization items
    • 1500 pearls each
  • Currency: Regular vitality
    • Total cost: Depends on your present vitality
      • 7500 pearls to get all the pearl-only items

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium 2020 Theme Park Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the Theme Park Event 2020 information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events. 

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2020-05-22: Update about the buggy Past Event whales.

2020-05-18: Here’s how to get event currency easy.

2020-05-14: Past May fish were added to the game, as was the Gold Sea Slug and a set of new lottery fish. Nothing special about the past fish, just access them the same way as always.

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole Temperate Forest Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole, with only the 2020 Temperate Forest Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. We also have a Discord Server you can hang out in and chat about games. See the main Pole guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events.

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2020-04-27: Video guide is up!

2020-04-26: Event is live for some users. It’s buggy/causes crashes for some people. Expect a patch soon. Last Hidden Fish found! Unless the Puffin is obtainable, unsure about that one.

Temperate Forest Event Summary

Unlike regular AbyssRium, this event simply uses Vitality instead of it’s own event currency. Just complete the tasks and unlock the fish. There’s also 3 event customization items that cost a hefty 1500 pearls each—but they’re not required to unlock any fish! They do give gameplay benefits however, as do the new “treasure” items. I’ll have more info on treasures as soon as I can play the event myself.

  • New fish:
    • 12 cost Vitality
      • 1 is hidden
    • 1 Paid IAP Fish
  • New gameplay feature: Treasure
    • Watch an ad or spent peals to get pieces of Treasures
    • Assemble treasures with 3, 5, or 7 pieces to get gameplay bonuses.
  • 3 Event customization items
    • 1500 pearls each
  • Currency: Regular vitality
    • Total cost: Depends on your present vitality

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Ad Crash Fix Guide

Ad crashes are a pretty common bug in Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium, and a particularly brutal plague on players is a persistent ad crash no matter what.  For some players ads do not crash but instead never load at all, with the app saying No Available Ads or Cannot Request Ads, Try Again Later. For me, I usually get Loading… and then it just freezes and I have to close the app. Crash or no, it’s usually the same root problem.

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This often prevents players from progressing in events (which are just a series of ads honestly), but fortunately in almost every case I’ve seen all players need to do is reset their Advertising ID, which is what this guide is for! Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information on the game.

Note that after resetting your advertising ID, or if you opt out of Ads Personalization while you’re in here, you’ll see “less relevant ads”. Which could honestly be a boon for many people. Just something to be aware of, as that kind of tracking is exactly what this ID is for. It’s a pseudoanonymous number your mobile device’s OS sends to app (hopefully) instead of personally identifying information, so ads can track the number instead of “you”. By resetting the ID, the ads are tracking a new “you” from scratch.

Reset Advertising ID to fix Ad Crash on Android

On Android you need to change this from the Settings app. Go to Settings> Google> Ads> Reset Advertising ID and select OK. You can also select Opt Out of Ads Personalization, which should prevent most apps from using your advertising ID at all, though I’m not sure it fixes the Ad Crash bug in AbyssRium or not.

Different device manufacturers may customize the settings menu a bit, but it should be in the same or a similar location regardless of which device you have.

fix abyssrium ads crash by resetting advertising id in android
How it looks in Android 7

Reset Advertising ID to fix Ad Crash on iOS

The iOS steps are basically the same as Android. Start in the Settings App, then navigate to Settings> Privacy> Advertising> Reset Advertising Identifier. 

iOS also includes an option to limit ad tracking, though I’m unsure if this helps with this bug or not. Feel free to check it on if you don’t like ad tracking (I imagine most do not).

how to reset advertising on ios, in the Privacy Advertising Menu

After resetting the Advertising ID, make sure AbyssRium is closed and start it fresh, and ads should start working again! You might still get some ads that crash, but the issue where no ads load, ever, should be fixed at least temporarily with a new Advertising ID.

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Wait A Bit After Starting The Game

If your game doesn’t crash, but freezes on Loading… when trying to play an ad, in my experience sometimes this happens because the game hasn’t downloaded an add yet. Waiting a minute or two before clicking the ad can help.

AbyssRium Guide Index

Other resources useful for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium players:

My Patreon Page – Where you can support me, or use paypal instead.
AbyssRium Pole Guide – The guide for the latest game.
Full AbyssRium guide – Anything you could ever ask for is in here! All Saltwater tank information is here.
Event Fish Guide – All info on limited-time events & Event Tanks
Freshwater Guide – All info on the Freshwater tank
Fusion Fish Guide – All Fusion fish and info on using them effectively
Striped Marlin/Bonito/Star Striped Marlin guide – Because these stupid RNG fish generate 10x as many questions as anything else
Video Guides – A YouTube playlist full of my AbyssRium video guides & updates
Other mobile games – Bored? Check out some other mobile games I’ve made guides or reviews for.

Fan Art: Happy Birthday TapTap by Jamie

This one’s a Birthday wish from @Nattonath on Twitter, AKA Jamie in our Discord server! Thanks a ton! Quarantine birthdays are a little quiet, but they’re much better with all the friends I can keep contact with online!

A TapTap, a cartoon spikeball with a nose, smile, and shiny eyes, with a birthday hat. It reads Happy Bday, TapTap

See more fan art in the Fan Art Gallery and don’t be shy to send your submissions to my email ([email protected]) or share them in our Discord! I try to post all fan art I receive here as long as the artist is okay with it.

Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Spring Event 2020 All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the 2020 Spring Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events. 

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2020-04-18: New lottery fish, I made a video on it and reviewed the fish

2020-04-09: The crash fix is out on the app stores. Update your game and it should work!

2020-04-08: Video guide is out! Android version is still broke, but the devs released an APK on facebook. I would recommend waiting for an official app update unless you know what that means and you’re willing to risk it.

2020-04-07: Event is out! Guide started. As a reminder, please don’t ask me when the next event is out. The devs do not communicate with me in any way. The guides will be out when they’re out.

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Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole Spring Event All Hidden Fish Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium Pole, with only the 2020 Spring Event information. Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events. 

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2020-03-27: Event is live! 

Spring Event Summary

Tap the Frosty Book icon in the bottom left of the screen to see the fish quests. There’s some new UI elements too, so be sure to poke around in those.

Unlike regular AbyssRium, this event simply uses Vitality instead of it’s own event currency. Just complete the tasks and unlock the fish. There’s also 3 event customization items that cost a hefty 1500 pearls each—but they’re not required to unlock any fish!

  • New fish:
    • 10 cost Vitality
      • 1 hidden
    • 2 Paid IAP Fish (one seems to be permanent, one limited)
  • 3 Event customization items
    • 1500 pearls each
  • Currency: Regular vitality
    • Total cost: Depends on your present vitality
  • “Advanced Tutorial” added (permanent)
    • Unlock Brown Bunny
    • Pearl and Vitality rewards
  • Daily mission added (permanent)
    • Get a few minutes worth of skill casts as rewards

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Commission: Bunny Nath by @mi3li!

It’s Nath time again, this time I got an adorable commission from @mi3li. It turned out great, I wanted to see her in something cute! (Yeah, I went bunny suit again, it’s a classic.) I also got a TapTap Avatar from them! If you have a 100% Orange Juice addition too, make sure to join our Discord Server to coordinate games with us!

Most Nath fan art seems to go without prosthetics for whatever reason, so I asked for a version of that too:

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The Minimalist Game PR Email: A GIF, A Link, & A Steam Key

Not everyone can hire a PR person, especially indie game devs often working as a one-person-team. That said, I often get a lot of…rough emails from devs.  As an example, here’s a barely edited sample directly from my inbox:

A game PR email containing nothing more than "new game, do you want keys"

The obvious issue here is…I know nothing about the game. Sure, I could click that link, but it’s just as easy to click the ‘archive message’ button, and with 50+ emails in my box, that’s probably my first reflex nine times out of ten if you don’t make an impression. I wish I could say this is rare, but I get a lot of these. A few very basic PR services even send out emails that are basically this with better formatting.

And I get it! Almost certainly you’re a gamedev first and a PR person second. Or third. Fifth. Sixteenth. That’s fine! But even solo or hobby game devs still need to do a little homemade PR too.  Let’s take a look at creating a Minimum Viable Product for game PR that gets people to actually look at your game even if we can’t pay someone to just do it for us.

Game PR as a Minimum Viable Product

You’ve probably heard of Minimum Viable Products before; it’s all about making the simplest, easiest, cheapest thing that (you think) will actually solve your/your client’s problem. And hey, there’s something to be said about minimalism in general for PR—I’m no big YouTuber, and even I get 10+ emails a day most days. I’m sure major review sites are getting many, many times more than that. You’re going to need to assume anyone looking at your email is getting dozens of similar pitches.

Here’s what helps me the most, as a gaming YouTuber with far, far more emails than time:

  • A GIF of the game
  • A link to the Steam/itch.io/etc page
  • A review key to actually play the game right now

That’s it. You can and probably should give me a little text snippet describing the game, but really, a good GIF can really sell that on it’s own. Show me just enough of the game to give me a sense of the gameplay, the setting, the mood. Something your target audience will see and think “yep, I want that!”.

You can use a YouTube video instead if you like, especially if music/sound is critical to your game; when I say “GIF” I mean something short, small, and punchy. Even if it’s a video, think Vine, not RedLetterMedia.

GIFs are Magic

What’s so great about a GIF? Let’s use an a (fake) copy example, pretending I’m pitching Assault Android Cactus.

Assault Android Cactus is a score-based Twin-Stick Shooter available on Steam featuring full controller support, multiple game modes, and 9 selectable characters with unique weapons.

If you got that in your email, would you be interested? Maybe you really like Twin Stick shooters, but there’s a lot of those. Let’s try a GIF that takes as about as long to watch as that took to read, this one from FutureBetaGamer:

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