Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Venom » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 am

Gits! I think I had some important stuff I needed, not that i remember.


If the game manages to break into mainstream awareness its mobile release has the potential to go massive. Chucklefish's advertising team should push it hard with the women's lifestyle mags.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Venom » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:21 am

HSH28 wrote:Worth noting that you get as much from that box as going to sell directly, so there's no point in selling directly to NPCs.

Build yourself some chests for storage and arrange them in logical places. Last trip of the day should be to the sale box to sell everything you want to get rid of.

I wouldn't worry early on about selling stuff you need for other things, it might mean you don't get some stuff for challenges until the second year, but really the first year (or indeed the first couple of years) in game are a learning curve anyway.


That's helpful, ta. The other thing (i'm just a beginner) is there is not enough time in the day for me to travel somewhere, it feels like i'm rushing back to sleep all the time. Can anything be done about this?

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by HSH28 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 am

Venom wrote:That's helpful, ta. The other thing (i'm just a beginner) is there is not enough time in the day for me to travel somewhere, it feels like i'm rushing back to sleep all the time. Can anything be done about this?


You have to focus on one or two things each day, don't try to do too much.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Venom » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:48 am

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:54 am

H is right, spend the first couple of weeks just clearing ground, planting crops etc. Try and aim to finish your day around 8-9pm. With regards the mines, don't bother doing it until you're only tending crops instead of planting and aim to do 5 levels max as that is where the save point is. Stardew is about routines, you're never going to be able to do everything. Also, check the weather for the following day - if it's going to rain then you don't need to water and therefore have more time for exploring. Winter is a season where you can't grow much and so mining is a useful thing to pass the time then.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rubix » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:01 am

All good advice thanks chaps

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Preezy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:02 pm

How much is this on Switch?

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rex Kramer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:04 pm

11 snoops, though if you're willing to shop around the various regions then it can be picked up quite a bit cheaper (Mexico I think).

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Preezy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:08 pm

Ok thanks, Rex. Hard to resist really, seems perfectly matched for the Switch :toot:

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rubix » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:07 pm

Seems a lot to get done in a day. Made a sprinkler than realised it only did 4 squares

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Preezy » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:01 pm

Used some expiring Nintendo Coins to get a couple of quid of this on the Switch store. Haven't dived in yet but will probably get some initial playtime in on my lunchbreak. Looking forward to seeing how it's ported onto the Switch, I imagine the controls are just as good as on the PS4.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Hime » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:05 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:H is right, spend the first couple of weeks just clearing ground, planting crops etc. Try and aim to finish your day around 8-9pm. With regards the mines, don't bother doing it until you're only tending crops instead of planting and aim to do 5 levels max as that is where the save point is. Stardew is about routines, you're never going to be able to do everything. Also, check the weather for the following day - if it's going to rain then you don't need to water and therefore have more time for exploring. Winter is a season where you can't grow much and so mining is a useful thing to pass the time then.

I got that stuff but never really understood the interactions with other NPC's. Also how do you keep yourself occupied until 8-9pm? I always felt like I would complete my farming stuff in a couple.of minutes and be left kicking my heels.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rubix » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:10 pm

31 days and the seasons change! WTF?

I lost all my harvest

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Dual » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:20 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Preezy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:23 pm

The farming life is a cruel mistress.

I've only put maybe 45 minutes into this so far (the pull of finishing another season in FM was just too strong) but I've been refreshing my memory on best practices and feel ready to make a decent go of my farm. For Spring I'm just aiming for maximum money, spamming cauliflowers and selling everything I can get my hands on, then in the summer I'll focus on building up some infrastructure.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rubix » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:26 pm

How do I get maple syrup?

Also I just got a chick, do I need anything else?

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rex Kramer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:02 pm

Yeah, a chicken coop.

Edit: a mayonnaise maker is a good investment too as you'll get more cash for them than just selling eggs.

Maple syrup is tapped from maple trees, think you have to craft a tap. Can't remember what you need to do it though.

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rubix » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:39 pm

Ahh thanks for the tip, got a tapper now and some hay to feed the chickens as they were looking a bit thin

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Preezy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:00 pm

Rookie error getting animals in year 1 - they'll drain your resources. Turn them into fried chicken and be done with it!

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PostRe: Help I'm addicted to Stardew Valley!
by Rex Kramer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:04 pm

Don't forget you'll need a silo for hay storage in the winter as it doesn't grow.

But, animals don't die from starvation- you just don't get any eggs/whatever. And I imagine their heart rating will drop.


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