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Brakke
(10-07-2017, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grim Patron

can you not harvest without using the mouse cursor?

Donít need cursor to harvest. Possibly the thing youíre trying to harvest isnít quite ripe (things like green beans look ready before they actually are), or else some crops like kale require a scythe to harvest.
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(10-07-2017, 04:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brakke

Donít need cursor to harvest. Possibly the thing youíre trying to harvest isnít quite ripe (things like green beans look ready before they actually are), or else some crops like kale require a scythe to harvest.

This was the opening quest where i had to harvest those parsnips. they were ready because once i used the cursor and pressed A, the quest was marked done. But the tools and even watering can would not work when i (i have the area highlight thing turned on with red square) went near them, and tried to harvest.
Twilight Princess
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(10-07-2017, 04:57 AM)
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The problem with this game is that itís almost too good.
xenoncrash
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(10-07-2017, 05:00 AM)
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Ooops, this OT made me buy Axiom Verge...

I'm not sad :) ( what a soundtrack)
vern
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(10-07-2017, 05:03 AM)
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Wasn't sure about this or golf story, but got on the eshop and ultimately chose this. Just downloaded and played 6 days. Controls are garbage and will take getting used to, but I can see myself being addicted to it for a long time. Have a flight in a few hours I'm sure it's gonna fly by.
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BrokenJohnCena
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(10-07-2017, 05:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by vern

Wasn't sure about this or gold story, but got on the eshop and ultimately chose this. Just downloaded and played 6 days. Controls are garbage and will take getting used to, but I can see myself being addicted to it for a long time. Have a flight in a few hours I'm sure it's gonna fly by.

after playing Stardrew Valley on switch though,I think Iíd rather pay for Golf Story and wait for Story of Season if I donít have much money
Jaded Alyx
(10-07-2017, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Grim Patron

This was the opening quest where i had to harvest those parsnips. they were ready because once i used the cursor and pressed A, the quest was marked done. But the tools and even watering can would not work when i (i have the area highlight thing turned on with red square) went near them, and tried to harvest.

You just have to press A.

Shouldn't the square be green if anything?
arimanius
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(10-07-2017, 05:16 AM)
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I had crackling sound like everyone else yesterday and now nothing for hours. Did they already patch this?
Jaded Alyx
(10-07-2017, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by arimanius

I had crackling sound like everyone else yesterday and now nothing for hours. Did they already patch this?

No.
Grim Patron
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(10-07-2017, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

You just have to press A.

Shouldn't the square be green if anything?

Maybe it was a bug but i literally tried everything and then suddenly remembered the cursor so moving cursor onto that spot and pressing A worked. Otherwise I could dig / water everything around the parsnip but not it.
RobotHaus
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(10-07-2017, 05:27 AM)
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I asked earlier, but what's the best way to make some decent income on the side of I'm mainly doing the cave quests?

I have a few plants growing, but I have them mainly so I can do the community center quests.
timetokill
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(10-07-2017, 05:28 AM)
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I bought this game on Steam a while ago but never started it.

Is it worth getting on Switch and playing there instead?

Tbh I'm kind of scared about starting this game, I'm not sure I have the time this game wants to steal from me.
Grim Patron
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(10-07-2017, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by timetokill

I bought this game on Steam a while ago but never started it.

Is it worth getting on Switch and playing there instead?

Tbh I'm kind of scared about starting this game, I'm not sure I have the time this game wants to steal from me.

I say yes. I bought it month one on steam iirc. barely played. Bought it day one on ps4. barely played. On switch I've already played 4 hours which is more than both others combined.
arimanius
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(10-07-2017, 05:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

No.

Didn't think so. Strange.
Ventara
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(10-07-2017, 05:36 AM)
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Any consequences for failing a request? Don't think I'll be able to catch a pufferfish for Willy.
Brakke
(10-07-2017, 05:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ventara

Any consequences for failing a request? Don't think I'll be able to catch a pufferfish for Willy.

Nah. They just disappear off your log. Opportunity cost on making them happy, I suppose, but gifting gets super easy once you have artisan goods up and running.
Vicious
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(10-07-2017, 05:55 AM)
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Had plenty of money saved up for Summer seeds, but the traveling cart had some items that were too good to pass up. Now I'm going into Summer with only about a grand.
depward
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(10-07-2017, 06:45 AM)
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This game is pretty fun. I'm liking the loop.

Couple of oddly bothersome things:

1) 24/28 for introductions. I have no idea where to find the other 4. Is the "reward" for this worthwhile?

2) Saving takes like, a kind of ridiculous amount of time.
vern
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(10-07-2017, 06:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by BrokenJohnCena

after playing Stardrew Valley on switch though,I think Iíd rather pay for Golf Story and wait for Story of Season if I donít have much money

Is story of season a game?

I have enough money lol, it's a matter of time.
Maxinas
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(10-07-2017, 06:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by vern

Is story of season a game?

I have enough money lol, it's a matter of time.

Story of Seasons is the real harvest moon developed by Marvelous, while Natsume simply kept the Harvest Moon brand. There was a new SoS annouced in development for the Switch a while back.
Ventara
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(10-07-2017, 06:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Brakke

Nah. They just disappear off your log. Opportunity cost on making them happy, I suppose, but gifting gets super easy once you have artisan goods up and running.

Thanks, will just skip it then.

Originally Posted by depward

This game is pretty fun. I'm liking the loop.

Couple of oddly bothersome things:

1) 24/28 for introductions. I have no idea where to find the other 4. Is the "reward" for this worthwhile?

2) Saving takes like, a kind of ridiculous amount of time.

1.) Could be the family of four at the lab on the way to the mine? Linus is there, too. Anyways, I don't remember what the reward is, but don't sweat it. It won't expire, and you're bound to meet them throughout the course of the game eventually.

2.) Yeah, it does, though it's not too bad. About 15-20 seconds for me?
Yaranaika
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(10-07-2017, 07:03 AM)
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I'm very surprised how unpolished the menu system and almost everything else is. Why the fuck does the inventory move from top to bottom depending on your location. This is just a massive failure of UX design. I'm still trying to get into it but everything seems so counterintuitive. I know it's an indie game but wow, Animal Crossing does it so much better. I will try a few more hours to get into it.
NegativeCero
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(10-07-2017, 07:11 AM)
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I finally understand why people talk mess about the fishing in this game. I'm hoping by leveling it up it will be somewhat bearable, even though I'm not exactly planning on focusing on it.
TheKeyPit
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(10-07-2017, 07:32 AM)
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++++ If you want to do anything outside your farm, do it on a lucky day (mining, fishing...) ++++

Originally Posted by oatmeal

I think I'm quite bad at this game.

Is there a song of time that can slow the day?

Originally Posted by Brakke

Two ways to allieviate runspeed blues: 1) get a horse stable built from Robin, requires some Hardwood so get your ace upgraded. 2) get the mine carts running again via the Community Center.

Both are moderately involved projects, but not outrageous.

Mine carts and a horse is all you need for getting around fast.

Originally Posted by Fireblend

Are beehouses good investments? And are tappers better placed in Maple Trees rather than others?

My goal is to have a couple of beehouses plus a coop (and hopefully some chickens!) by the end of summer.

Do not make standard honey. Grow a flower(the priciest in that season) in close proximity to beehouses to get flavoured honey. It's worth way more.

Tappers should be on every tree type because you need different syrup for different recipes.

Originally Posted by NegativeCero

I finally understand why people talk mess about the fishing in this game. I'm hoping by leveling it up it will be somewhat bearable, even though I'm not exactly planning on focusing on it.

Fishing is one of the easiest mini games ever. Just get a decent fishing rod, bait and learn to adapt to the different fish behavior.
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ryushe
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(10-07-2017, 09:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yaranaika

I'm very surprised how unpolished the menu system and almost everything else is. Why the fuck does the inventory move from top to bottom depending on your location. This is just a massive failure of UX design. I'm still trying to get into it but everything seems so counterintuitive. I know it's an indie game but wow, Animal Crossing does it so much better. I will try a few more hours to get into it.

You can lock the inventory in place. The option is in the menu.

Did this almost immediately since, yes, it's extremely annoying.
GetSomeSponge
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(10-07-2017, 09:29 AM)
I may have fucked up here big time. I forgot how many days were in a season, thinking there was 30 instead of 28 I went and brought a load of seeds thinking they would all grow.

Well I'm on day 24 now and I'm not sure if my potatoes are going to grow in time or not.
IlGialloMondadori
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(10-07-2017, 09:51 AM)
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I was initially turned off by the bad save times and UX, but I adapted very quickly to the UX(unlike darkest dungeon on consoles). Loving this. I think the key is just to relax and enjoy, not think about it as min max or absolute fail/success.
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(10-07-2017, 10:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by GetSomeSponge

I may have fucked up here big time. I forgot how many days were in a season, thinking there was 30 instead of 28 I went and brought a load of seeds thinking they would all grow.

Well I'm on day 24 now and I'm not sure if my potatoes are going to grow in time or not.

Potatoes are a 6 day crop. If you planted them on 22nd or earlier, they'll grow. Otherwise you're sadly out of luck.
TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
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(10-07-2017, 11:05 AM)
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Oh man need to upgrade these tools.

'to upgrade tools, you need copper bars'
Alrighty, I'll just buy some copper and.... what.
'well you need a furnace to turn copper ore into copper bars.
Ok, where do I get the furnace?
'You get the blueprint to build the furnace when you get some copper ore.'
But I've got some copper ore from the shop.
'Well you don't get it like that, you get the copper ore blueprint by finding copper ore in the mine.'
Ok, I got the blueprint, now I need this and hey I built my furnace but of course it needs coal. Try to buy coal, but the blacksmith closes at 4pm for some reason, so wait for the next day and buy some coal, and eventually create enough copper bars to upgrade my pickaxe, hooray.
'Takes two days to upgrade your tools'
WHAT
erpg
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(10-07-2017, 11:09 AM)
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Glad I read this OT before buying. Odd controls, poor UI and long load/save times would've driven me insane.

Guess I'll hold off and keep playing BotW.


Thanks, folks.
TheKeyPit
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(10-07-2017, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by erpg

Glad I read this OT before buying. Odd controls, poor UI and long load/save times would've driven me insane.

Guess I'll hold off and keep playing BotW.


Thanks, folks.

People are exaggerating these things.
Mr_Moogle
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(10-07-2017, 11:20 AM)
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I can see why people saying this game is addictive. I can't put this game down. I just keep saying "one more day" and now I've been playing like 5 hours.
GetSomeSponge
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(10-07-2017, 11:24 AM)
My crops grew for the 27th which gave me a couple of days to plan out my farm going into summer. I entered summer with 10k which is way more than when I played originally on pc.

The only problem I'm facing now 3 days in to summer is I've planted way too much, it's hard to keep everything watered without using most of my day.

I went for about 4 lines of hops mostly for looks as I'm not min maxing, but they are such a ball ache to water. My tomatoes I've spaced out ready for the decent sprinklers but for the moment I'm still watering them by hand.

I'm playing the hilltop farm this time as when I played on pc there wasn't even different types of farms available. I'm loving how it looks and having to plan out differently, also looking forward to getting a chicken coop on the hill as I'm hoping the cliffs will act as natural barriers and I won't need many fences at all.

The only problem I have is the quarry is absolutely useless, I was hoping to make it my go too for minerals as I never enjoyed the caves much. So far in just over a month I've got maybe 20 copper and 5 coal from it so I've had to resort to the cave.
Fliesen
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(10-07-2017, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared

Oh man need to upgrade these tools.

'to upgrade tools, you need copper bars'
Alrighty, I'll just buy some copper and.... what.
'well you need a furnace to turn copper ore into copper bars.
Ok, where do I get the furnace?
'You get the blueprint to build the furnace when you get some copper ore.'
But I've got some copper ore from the shop.
'Well you don't get it like that, you get the copper ore blueprint by finding copper ore in the mine.'
Ok, I got the blueprint, now I need this and hey I built my furnace but of course it needs coal. Try to buy coal, but the blacksmith closes at 4pm for some reason, so wait for the next day and buy some coal, and eventually create enough copper bars to upgrade my pickaxe, hooray.
'Takes two days to upgrade your tools'
WHAT

the fact that the blacksmith closes shop at 4pm is one of my biggest pet peeves, too.

Like, there's days you're going to be spending exclusively in the mines, and if you don't make it back out by 4pm, you'll have to waste time cracking open all those geodes the following day.
So either you miss out on valuable mining time / progress on "mining day".
Or you'll have to waste time on (mining day+1)
* waiting until 9:00AM for the blacksmith to open shop
* cracking open the geodes
* taking the minerals found within back to your farm, putting them in chests or selling them (you don't wanna be carrying THOSE around the entire day, now do you?)

It's why i don't feel bad about marrying the girl that the blacksmith is crushing on. :P

Originally Posted by GetSomeSponge

My crops grew for the 27th which gave me a couple of days to plan out my farm going into summer. I entered summer with 10k which is way more than when I played originally on pc.

The only problem I'm facing now 3 days in to summer is I've planted way too much, it's hard to keep everything watered without using most of my day.

I went for about 4 lines of hops mostly for looks as I'm not min maxing, but they are such a ball ache to water. My tomatoes I've spaced out ready for the decent sprinklers but for the moment I'm still watering them by hand.

I'm playing the hilltop farm this time as when I played on pc there wasn't even different types of farms available. I'm loving how it looks and having to plan out differently, also looking forward to getting a chicken coop on the hill as I'm hoping the cliffs will act as natural barriers and I won't need many fences at all.

The only problem I have is the quarry is absolutely useless, I was hoping to make it my go too for minerals as I never enjoyed the caves much. So far in just over a month I've got maybe 20 copper and 5 coal from it so I've had to resort to the cave.

Seems like all that advance knowledge and planning really made you get ahead of yourself, or rather, ahead of your technological capabilities.
Maybe, after the first harvest, downsize your fields a bit, until you actually do have the highest level watering can and sprinklers.
The fact that you waste so much time on farming might actually slow you down on making progress in the mines.
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Ventara
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(10-07-2017, 11:37 AM)
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Speaking of the shops, another thing I find annoying is when Pierre's store is open but he's not at the counter. And the thing is he's right there at the isles. Like, step over here and sell me some seeds dammit! lol
Razmos
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(10-07-2017, 11:39 AM)
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Alex: Sensitive, Dog lover, Jock.

Welp, obvious husbando is obvious husbando
ivanthebearable
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(10-07-2017, 11:41 AM)
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It took me until Fall to figure out that you donít have to walk all the way to the Community Center to check the ingredients needed for bundles 😑😑😑😑

Just Press B to open your Inventory and move the cursor the little tree book on the right side for those that waste time walking all the way over there every time like I did >_>

Originally Posted by Ventara

Speaking of the shops, another thing I find annoying is when Pierre's store is open but he's not at the counter. And the thing is he's right there at the isles. Like, step over here and sell me some seeds dammit! lol

Gus does the same thing when he decides itís a good time to clean a mug for 8 hours on Sundays. Try interacting with the register. It works at the Saloon, it might work at the store too.
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RulkezX
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(10-07-2017, 11:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yaranaika

I'm very surprised how unpolished the menu system and almost everything else is. Why the fuck does the inventory move from top to bottom depending on your location. This is just a massive failure of UX design. I'm still trying to get into it but everything seems so counterintuitive. I know it's an indie game but wow, Animal Crossing does it so much better. I will try a few more hours to get into it.

Zero effort was put into taking advantage of the platform. The controls are actually annoying me now. They 100% need to patch in the ability to drop stuff and cancel out of crafting.
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Twilight Princess

The problem with this game is that itís almost too good.

swimbuff
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(10-07-2017, 12:01 PM)
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The controls for this could be better. Once I got over that hump holy shit this game is like crack. I started playing Friday evening and kept going ďjust one more dayĒ until I realized it was 7am on Saturday morning. Going to get some sleep now only so I can farm more later. The numbers, they keep going up!
Imp the Dimp
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(10-07-2017, 12:22 PM)
What is a good thing to do early game? I'm fishing mostly and selling those fish off, then I buy new seeds at Pierre's store. I feel a little overwhelmed to be honest and I'm lacking a clear goal.
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(10-07-2017, 12:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by ivanthebearable

Gus does the same thing when he decides it’s a good time to clean a mug for 8 hours on Sundays. Try interacting with the register. It works at the Saloon, it might work at the store too.

Sadly not. It just tells you to wait for him, though the one time I did, after 2 hours he just walked to the back and completely ignored me even though it was still store hours. Guy's a total slacker. No wonder Joja is taking over.

Originally Posted by Imp the Dimp

What is a good thing to do early game? I'm fishing mostly and selling those fish off, then I buy new seeds at Pierre's store. I feel a little overwhelmed to be honest and I'm lacking a clear goal.

Outside of farming, I did a mix of mining/fishing/foraging. Don't let it overwhelm you. None of it is mandatory. Just take care of your farm and do what you feel like afterwards
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Bliddo
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(10-07-2017, 12:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Imp the Dimp

What is a good thing to do early game? I'm fishing mostly and selling those fish off, then I buy new seeds at Pierre's store. I feel a little overwhelmed to be honest and I'm lacking a clear goal.

Set your own goal and don't sweat it too much. The game is about escaping from the daily grind, so there is no win or lose state, just relax and enjoy it.
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(10-07-2017, 12:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by erpg

Glad I read this OT before buying. Odd controls, poor UI and long load/save times would've driven me insane.

Guess I'll hold off and keep playing BotW.


Thanks, folks.

It would be a shame to miss out on this game for those reasons.

It takes about 2 seconds to get used to the UI and controls.

There is a 15-20 second load at the end of each farming day but it's really not a huge issue.
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starmud
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(10-07-2017, 12:28 PM)
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Game is amazing, for being my double dip. While I enjoy playing at my Mac, itís much nicer having a game like this with a handheld option.

I think some of the negativity may be people who are new? I remember my first time playing and thereís little hand holding... eventually you learn the game is a sand box, getting started can feel confusing af.

I will say the controls could have used a cheat sheet. Some of the button options arenít natural feeling at first with selection but it dosent take long to learn if you spend a few minutes doing a run down with the controls.
JosephManderley
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(10-07-2017, 12:29 PM)
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I had been having problems getting enough coal...

The thing that lets you make coal from wood is worth its weight in gold!

This is taking over my life!
Lexxism
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(10-07-2017, 12:42 PM)
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What crop did you guys use? I'm thinking of beans and cauliflower I guess.
swimbuff
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(10-07-2017, 12:44 PM)
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For the whole summer I was wondering when the other farm buildings were going to unlock for me since Iíve been stuck with the coop for a long time. Turns out you could button over to the right to see the other buildings lol. Fucking shit. I can finally start milking some cows come the fall, if you know what Iím saying.
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(10-07-2017, 12:56 PM)
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Feels very overwhelming trying to work out everything I need to do. Can't even find the 28 people to speak to which is annoying. Got 23 so far but didn't realise that speaking to a shop owner didn't count. I physically have to go round the counter to get the introduction thing.
Berordn
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(10-07-2017, 01:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lexxism

What crop did you guys use? I'm thinking of beans and cauliflower I guess.

You'll actually want to grow a little of everything for cooking and the community center, but for starting out and making fast money Parsnips and Beans are good I think.

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