Not if you don't have the Artisan skill. (Which I don't because I picked Agriculturist for the 10% growth boost because it felt right at the time, and I Googled for suggestions. I didn't really think I'd need Artisan stuff at the time.) But combine Botanist with Artisan and you're in the money.
Quoting myself from the first page here;
Addendum; for a larger backpack, see the counter at Pierre's shop. That's a good thing to save up for first.Kind of a grab bag of advice I've given on that... ahem... other forum;
- Don't rush. The game doesn't have a hard ending so you're not under the gun to get everything done immediately.
- Do what you want. Everything you do has some kind of benefit, from being social (which nets you lots of gifts and recipes) to fishing (the fish sell for a lot and you'll often find treasure) to foraging (a good way to make money early) to mining (tons of materials).
- Always check the TV. Weather reports, foraging tips and free recipes.
- Rainy Days are good days to fish and mine since all of your crops are watered and some fish only come out during rain.
- Don't rush into livestock immediately, they're time consuming and expensive if you're not prepared. Always make a silo first and give yourself plenty of time to harvest grass with the scythe for hay. I like to upgrade to the deluxe barn / coop as quickly as possible for the auto-feeder function too.
- Sheds are great if you need storage space as they're way bigger inside than out. Good place to store stuff (which, really, you should try to save one of everything) or set up all of your artisan crafting stations (cheese press, furnace, etc.).
- Check the traveling merchant who appears to the left, past the big tree, in the woods south of your farm. She shows up Friday and Sunday only, and sells a lot of stuff out of season or earlier than you'd normally be able to get it yourself. Two of the biggies to watch out for are Sprinklers and Battery Packs (which are used to make sprinklers). Sprinklers = automation = more time to do other stuff.
- Upgrade your tools in the winter when you won't really need them.
- Every 5th level in the mine has an elevator door so you can return to that floor quickly.
- You can find stuff in the various trash cans around town, just don't get seen doing it or the villagers will react badly.
- The village bar usually draws a ton of people after dark if you want to try to maximize your social interactions.
Ah, okay, thanks. There's so much to do I didn't want to spread myself too thin.
Yeah, at first blush it's overwhelming, try not to let it kill your enthusiasm because you have all the time you need to get things done. Focus on the easy stuff it suggests first; get some seeds, grow some crops. Foraging (that is, just looking for natural plants like dandelions, wild horseradish, spring onions) is simultaneously a good way to make money and explore the valley.
Just two questions, how do I start getting into socializing and gift-giving? And where is Robin's place?Yeah, at first blush it's overwhelming, try not to let it kill your enthusiasm because you have all the time you need to get things done. Focus on the easy stuff it suggests first; get some seeds, grow some crops. Foraging (that is, just looking for natural plants like dandelions, wild horseradish, spring onions) is simultaneously a good way to make money and explore the valley.
Socializing is as simple as talking to people around town (there will be a quest to meet everyone, don't feel like you have to do it the first day because some of the people aren't immediately available), gift giving is as simple as having an item in your hands and talking to them. You can give people up to two gifts per week and part of the fun is figuring out what they like (and hate).
If you have no skill, fishing during rainy days can be extremely difficult.
Don't make the mistake I did, not read about which plants grow on a trellis, and plant them in a way to make them unharvestable.
Ah, this is helpful. Thanks!Don't make the mistake I did, not read about which plants grow on a trellis, and plant them in a way to make them unharvestable.
Most plants you can walk through. However, anything that grows on a trellis (it'll say in the description, like beans), plant so that you can water and harvest and reach without walking through plants. so, don't plant trellis in a
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Also upgrading your tools take, I think, two days. So plan to upgrade tools on days you don't need them. If it's raining today and the TV says it'll rain tomorrow, upgrade your watering can today. If it's raining and the TV says it'll not be raining tomorrow, don't upgrade your watering can.
Oh if you ever need a lot of money:
Sorry to double post but I wanted to make sure you got this.
I really wish scarecrows highlighted the area they cover when you're holding them as an item because it's hard to explain.
This is super helpful! Thanks!!!I really wish scarecrows highlighted the area they cover when you're holding them as an item because it's hard to explain.
They basically cover a round area that extends in all four directions 8 spaces, creating a 17 x 17 area, but it excludes 10 spaces at the corners. I'm spoiler tagging the image in case people don't want that sort of info spoiled.
Really wish they were just square.
Switch will be the first console to get multiplayer. But no word yet on when exactly it will ship.
Did they confirm this? Until now all consoles got patches at the same time, do we know why this one will get staggered releases? And why Switch first? Im playing on Switch I dont get affected by this but I'd just like to know why?
This was initially confirmed over a year ago - the Switch will be the first console to get multiplayer Stardew Valley -
Ok i realize that but do we know why Switch, the last console that got the game mind you (Vita doesn't count), is getting this patch first? I mean until now all consoles got the patches at basically the same time. Why stagger them now and why Switch first?This was initially confirmed over a year ago - the Switch will be the first console to get multiplayer Stardew Valley -
that is still the case.
I don't know, but at a guess I'd say it's because of the Switch's portability.
Probably for same reason as a lot of Switch exclusives. What is that reason? I guess because Nintendo offered them a deal they couldn't refuse. (Money, % or promotion?) SteamWorld Dig 2 launched on Switch first. If you watch a lot of Nindies they will say launching first on the Nintendo Switch. What they gave to get that, I don't know.
I was just thinking about this earlier. I know it might not seem like a big thing to launch with the online service but it kind of is. Stardew Valley charts every single week on the eshop.So, who thinks this will get MP on Switch as a push for the yearly online service from Nintendo? News is MP is coming to switch before PS4 or XBONE, which means they are probably fully focusing on Switch dev.
I mean, I've got friends on PC, so unless they have cross platform play (lol) it won't mean much for me (unless it somehow has couch co-op).
Also, this update means there will be a way to rechoose professions, so that'll be great as I made bad choices on my Switch save. Does the update also buff the shitty professions? Looking at guides a few months ago and certain paths are objectively bad.
Anyway, back to making casks and bee houses.
As soon as the MP beta started on Steam it got back into the top 5 sellers for MONTHS.
That's tough to say. I am getting the feeling that Switch Online won't make the mistake of blocking all online games, just Nintendo ones. So it's strange to have that features as a Switch Online game if it doesn't use the service. As far as I know, no other console blocks out all third party games like that. Though, some used to in the past.
Why wouldn't it have cross pay? Same code. It's harder to stop it than start it. The problem is the invite system. No couch co-op, though.
Stardew Valley originally launched on other platforms in 2016. When it was ported to the Switch this time last year it was met with overwhelming support by the Switch community. Stardew Valley has gone on to sell over 1 million units on the Switch eShop alone. Many fans believe the Switch is the best place to play games like Stardew Valley and that is not lost on the developers.
"I'm still very excited about Stardew Valley and what it's future holds. With the upcoming multiplayer update there is so much life left in the game... and Nintendo Switch is truly a perfect home for the game."