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Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in Computer Applications, Games, Gaming guide |

Tips for year 1 in Standew Valley (part 2)

Tips for year 1 in Standew Valley (part 2)

Your shipping box is a great asset

Although you can sell your crops, and other collected things to the shops in town, another option is to put them in the shipping box right next to your house. Overnight, the stuff will be bought by some mysterious souls. This will save you plenty of time on the next day to do other things rather than wandering between different stores to sell them. 

Upgrade your bag as soon as you can

You might reluctant to spend all your hard earned cash on a little bag but seriously, you would find it extremely helpful. With a new bag, your personal inventory slots is increased from 12 to 24, which is perfect for storing all those things that you collect and want to sell. It might feel like a lot of cash to spend at the start, but in comparison to the time you save, it is more than worthy.

The Community Centre is key to true progression

You’ll want to put a primary focus on the Community Centre as you play Stardew Valley. Although you can’t directly make lots of money, but it is crucial to unlock the full potential to earn more and to win in the world of Stardew. Several major features are locked until you complete one of the Community Centre’s six sections such as bridge repair options, bus repairs and so on.

Tending your Stardew Valley farm and nurturing it to blossom is quite stressful, but a lot of fun. It would be even more great as now you can play it on your iPad and iPhone. All you need to do is downloading it from the App Store.
The mobile version has been created by The Secret Police, in partnership with ConcernedApe, and publisher Chucklefish, to offer the same authentic feel as the PC and console versions. You’ll also be pleased to know that there are no in-app purchases.

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Games, Gaming guide, Technology |

Tips for Year One in Stardew Valley (part 1)

Tips for Year One in Stardew Valley (part 1)

You can not only making money in Stardew Valley, you can also make your farm whatever you want it to be. It’s up to you to make it become arable paradise, animal haven, or a combination of the two. As for you, you could choose to either become a professional miner or fisherman. 

We recommend you to try out a little bit of everything in Year One, and here’s how to make the most out of it. 

Don’t cry over lost onions

Stardew Valley has a lot of free things that you can forage just by walking around the town and its surroundings such as leeks, horseradishes, dandelions and daffodils growing the wild. Dandelions and leeks can restore energy and health when eaten as mining snacks, while daffodils can be sold for 30g a piece and wild horseradishes are worth 50g each. 
In Spring, remember to go to the south-east corner of the map to find a little farm that spawns spring onions every day. They only sell for 8g, but they’re a fantastic snack that restores energy for you to get items that sell for more. It would well worth the walk.

Always watch TV before bed

Such a normal routine in real life, but it would be extremely helpful for you to turn on the TV and flick through the channels before crawling into bed at the end of every day. You should check out the weather channel to have plan for the next day whether it’s sunny for you to focus on growing crops in the field or it’s going to rain and you’ll be able to plan to go down the mines instead. 
Besides, check out also the Survival and Cooking channels to learn handy tips, the occasional foraging advice, and recipes to increase your health and energy. The fortune teller channel is also worth to watch to find out if your chance of finding more rare items or fish more on the next day.

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in Games, Gaming guide |

Useful tips for Stardew Valley – How to make money quick (part 3)

Useful tips for Stardew Valley – How to make money quick (part 3)

Mine the mines

You’ll get a letter on the fifth day of Spring in your first year, which tells you that all the stones blocking your access to the mines between the Northeast of the Carpenter’s Shop and the West of the Adventurer’s Guild have been magically removed. Thus, get ready for some gold mining time that can earn you serious cash – and literal gold in 120 unique levels of the mine.
Remember that the deeper you get down, the better stuff you’ll get. You will need to bring your hoe to dig and your pickaxe to smash rocks as well as some snacks to remain healthy.

Fishing

At the very beginning of the game you’ll be given a fishing rod by Willy and you’ll want to spent time into it as it is a very lucrative hobby. The only problem is that it can be quite hard to master at first, but when you do it really pay off. To get started, head to the water and equip your rod, then hold down the action button and don’t let go until your cursor hits the top of the meter. By that, you’ll have a better chance of catching a higher value fish which of course, depending on where your line lands. Now all you need to do is wait for a fish to bite and quickly tap the action button. 
It would be tricky though because you’ll have to hold the action button long enough to keep your green border around the fish for the catch bar to fill up completely. If your bar depletes, the fish will escape. One small tip for you is looking for bubbling spots in the water as fish tend to bite more quickly there and be of higher value. Fishing can also be a brilliant way to earn some gold fast..

As soon as you reach fishing level two, you can buy the fibreglass rod from Willy which allows you to add bait to your line. When you reach fishing level three, remember to buy crab pots.

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2019 in Games, Gaming guide |

Useful tips for Stardew Valley – How to make money quick (part 2)

Useful tips for Stardew Valley – How to make money quick (part 2)

Plan it right

Don’t just randomly drop those seeds, be wise of where you plan them as they can grow some extra bob if you are careful about your seed placement. For example, When planting cauliflower, melons, and pumpkins, plant them in 3×3 squares which give chance of growing a giant crop. You won’t know whether it’s worked until harvest day, but it’s worth a shot to give them some extra space. As you know, giant crops take up to 9 squares to growth.

Don’t worry about animals too soon

Although it is tempting to invest in livestock, it is a waste to streamline your money on that expeditions. Wait until you’ve got more gold rattling in your pocket. Investing money on them while you are still low in cash is a big mistake as you must also invest in building their homes, feeding and so on which is pricy. 

Especially when winter comes, you’re going to get stuck when there is not enough grass to feed growing menagerie which means you must buy costly hay from Marnie to get through the season. Each stuck of hay cost 50g and your animals will soon drain out your savings throughout the year. Is it a risk that you are willing to take?

Prioritise wood

You’ll want to start chopping down trees and stockpiling wood as soon as you’ve finished planting and watering your crops. Wood is a super important resource for unlocking new buildings and items; thus, try not to sell it unless you’re super desperate for cash, because you’ll quickly  need woods to be able to craft incredibly useful items like storage chests. 

Unlock the beach bridge first

Start repairing the bridge to the left hand side of the beach as soon as you’ve got 300 wood. The bridge give you access to the Tidal Pools, which is home of numerous valuable items like coral, sea urchins and other shells. Collecting and selling them for extra cash through your shipping box, or selling them directly to the fisherman, Willy, at his shop on the pier

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Games, Gaming guide |

Useful tips for Stardew Valley – How to make money quick (part 1)

Useful tips for Stardew Valley – How to make money quick (part 1)

The succesful version on PC, Xbox One and PS4 of Stardew Valley has inspried the development of adorable watercolour farming simulator on Nintendo Switch. The port will bring both Ninty fans and fans of Stardew Valle all the portable farming fun that they could have ever hoped for.

Stardew Valley is a farming sim similar to Harvest Moon, in which player inherit a farm and learn to tend the farm, raise animals and crops, and build reputatiom in the local community. At the start, you need to get to grips with everything that Stardew has to offer, and we’re here with a bunch of tips to make your life a little simpler.

How to make money quickly in Stardew Valley

To getting started, player will be given 500g or 500 pieces of shiny gold which will quickly burn out after a few purchases. And, you’ll be left scratching your head as to how to make more without waiting for days for your harvest to grow. Although, there’s technically no quick way to rake in the gold in Stardew Valley, but there are a few things that you can do to usher the cash into your account a little faster.

Invest in crops as soon as possible

Quickly pack your bag with turnip seeds, and plant those straight away. After plan them on your little garden, Don’t forget to water them with the can, otherwise they’re never going to grow.
After that, invest your money wisely and carefully in more seeds. Initially, we recommend investing in two or three Cauliflower seeds as they cost 80g, but worth much more to sell. Also pick up some potatoes which is great as there’s a chance they’ll yield another potato spud, meaning you get more dollar. Plus, they only take six days to grow, meaning you’ll soon have more gold.

Learn about the most valuable crops per season

The cauliflowers are the most valuable crops for spring, but you must know about the most valuable crops of other season as well if you’re going to make a kill in Stardew Valley. Take a look at the minimum price of each crop in each season in the first year and bear in mind that things like green beans, hot peppers and other crops will yield more than one crop per harvest.

Another trick is to save up for the Greenhouse, which allow you to grow crops regardless of weather and season including during the winter.

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Games, Gaming guide |

The best indie games to play right now (part 3)

The best indie games to play right now (part 3)

Have you got fun playing Exploration, survival, and building games that we introduced last week? We hope you have.
This week, let’s continue with our top pick of Strategy games.

Into The Breach
Released: 2018 | Developed by Subset Games

Gamers in this brilliant bite-sized roguelike strategy game must play to save the human race from an invasion of the alien. Developers make the game feel like a puzzle game by presenting with clear information on what the enemy is doing every turn; but still, it’s well-balanced with strategy in which you must find a solution to get you out of a mission alive. Players have a option to unlock and choose from multiple teams of mechs whose abilities play off one another incredibly well. Each squad has its unique playstyle for you to freely mix and match.

Slay the Spire
Released: 2019 | Developed by Harebrained Schemes

Slay the Spire is a brilliant singleplayer deck builder with so much to offer, including daily challenges and custom runs. The exciting thing is how much power you can accrue through smart deckbuilding such as absurd combos. However, there also possibility that you create terrible decks as you ascend the spire, picking new cards along the way and finding relics that encourage certain builds. There’s so much strategy to learn which could take up to tens of hours to reach the endgame; but still starting a new run is so much exciting.

BattleTech
Released: 2018 | Developed by Harebrained Schemes

Gamers will head of a mercenary company, sending roster of mechs across a singleplayer campaign into planetary combat, then managing the monetary and mortal aftermath of that spent armor such as broken mech legs, dead pilots, plundered parts of your enemies and so on. Players complete escort, assassination, base capture, and other missions for cash, salvage, and faction reputation.
The combat is an incredibly granular game of angles and details, in which mechs have 11 different armor segments, weapons and ammo housing in individually destructible locations. The orientation, heat level, speed, and stability of the mechs also decide the final results.

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