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Is there a Stardew Valley Thread?

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ClaudiaWankleman Wed 27-Jan-21 10:22:57

Hi All

I am not really much of a gamer, but have found myself absolutely obsessed with Stardew Valley.

I love the escapism, how open and free I am in the world, and how I can pursue my own interests and still advance.

I'm currently mid way through my second year. I watched a couple of YouTube videos yesterday and get the feeling that there is so much to be discovered yet. I wondered if anyone fancied giving an intro to their farm and sharing some tips and inspiration?

I'd really appreciate an intro into how is best to lay out the farm. I find myself just plonking buildings wherever which isn't the best use of space or the most visually pleasing way to do things.

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ClaudiaWankleman Wed 27-Jan-21 20:04:45

Bump for anyone simultaneously playing and MNing.

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MonaChopsis Sat 30-Jan-21 11:18:39

Hi Claudia I have zero tips sorry but just downloaded it this week on my mobile as I've been off work sick... I have no clue what I'm doing but it's kept me entertained!

scissy Mon 01-Feb-21 13:03:26

There have been previous threads but I don't think there's an active one. I don't have an active game at the moment, my previous game I got up to year 4 I think (I play on PC). I'm glad the developer has added more late game content though, when I was playing it in earnest there wasn't much else to do once yr2 was over which is why I moved on to other games...
I recommend once you've got the hang of it just starting over - it's amazing how much more money you can earn in your first season once you know what you're doing vs your first run through where you don't have a clue!

scissy Mon 01-Feb-21 13:06:48

Re building layout, a lot will depend on which farm type you're playing, but one tip is to try and place buildings on "non-tillable" tiles where possible so you can maximise your growing space. Also, it helps to put your stable close to your house rather than the far corner like I did the first time wink

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 01-Feb-21 13:12:49

I've not heard of it before. Is it something that can be picked up and put down without much time commitment? I'm looking for something I can play when I need to put my mind into idle, without endlessly cycling between mn and social media.

scissy Mon 01-Feb-21 19:12:01

You have to play a day at a time (the game only saves each time you go to bed at night) so the smallest time commitment is a single "in game day". It's way too tempting to just play "1 more day" though wink.
However it is also what you make it - there are plenty of players who just use it to relax, do a bit of farming, fishing or chatting to villagers and have fun, however if you're the type of person who likes to maximise your production and profit on the goods you make then it's not necessarily relaxing - there can be a fair amount of planning each "game morning" working out the best way to spend your "game day" - I was the latter kind of player wink.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 01-Feb-21 20:10:55

Thanks scissy smile

ClaudiaWankleman Wed 03-Feb-21 18:20:39

I took your advice @scissy and restarted yesterday evening. I have gone for the farm layout with lots of islands which is proving challenging to plan, but then again I am really loving the layout. I love having an island for my sheep.

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lucysnowe2 Wed 03-Feb-21 18:33:27

Yes, I've just started my second farm - a beach farm this time. I'm also a guy and married to Shane smile I think there is loads more new content with the 1.5 expansion, but I'm afraid of getting spoiled so I haven't noticed much of it so far.

ISaySteadyOn Thu 11-Feb-21 19:36:08

I have a forest farm and I love it. This game is saving my sanity. I am rubbish at fishing though.

Anyone else have ostriches?

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