Part 5: So, Youre Living On Mists Farm?Update 5: So, Youre Living On Mists Farm?
No time for an intro were going to Jaspers pad oh boy
Bianca you wear the same thing for this entire game.
Since you cant really hear it through dcapture_163.png I should let you know, Tabatha has a really thick accent. I dont know what it is. I think its Scottish, but Im a dumb American so like it could be anything.
: He he! I know youre from the countryside, but youve been a maid here for many years.
Dont go to the South Side of Kardia. Thats where Donnel lives.
: Daddy praised me on my fashion sense!
I know I should be using the portraits here but no youre all gonna see full size Jasper.
: No! They look so good on you!
: He he!
: Maam, arent you going to change your clothes?
Bianca is quick and nimble when she needs to be. (im sorry)
: Got it.
: Ah, youre the one that came to Mists farm, eh? Its nice to make your acquaintance.
: And yours too.
Good to know.
: Ill say this now. If you want to talk seriously with me, you better clean your act up. Got it?
: Er, yeah.
Ironically Bianca is probably the least complicated character to gain relationship points with in the game. You just have to talk to her a lot.
Dammit Donnel you dumb hillbilly.
: Okay, Jasper it is.
: Im the richest person in this town and Im also a gastronomist!
This is my favorite My name is Donnel.
: Hmm, I see. By the way, do you know where I can get hold of some tasty food? Im always in search of new flavors.
I talked to him again, just because its Jasper.
It was worth it. By the way, theres sort of an out of the way secret here in Jaspers house. Its time to steal from our new friends.
Its hard to tell, but this is a door.
It leads to a basement. And if you check out those boxes
I dont know what hes referring to. This might be a sequence break.
Oh shit its the fuzz.
: You know about it?
: Its some kind of bottle for putting medicine in. I wonder what its doing here. Its in the way, so just take it.
Well, weve gotten an Empty Bottle now. You can take this to Edward, hell make medicine if you provide him with some ingredients. It restores a pretty good amount of HP. Not as versatile as some other video game bottles, but helpful all the same.
Speaking of Edward, lets go to his sons farm.
: Okay, I got it. Youre saying Im naive!
: A man sees something through to the end before speaking of his dreams.
And then he leaves and Donnel feels very awkward.
Oh hey, I found Camus! 5 updates and weve made more progress than in the last LP I did.
: My names Donnel, nice to meet you!
: Oh, youre the one Mist got her clutches in.
: Shes a real character, isnt she? Dont worry, shes not that bad once you get used to her.
This guy read my map.
This is an important thing.
There are no animals in this game, just monsters.
Well be able to tame them in a very silly and ridiculous way with an item we get later. Some monsters can accompany us in combat, others will help out on the farm, others produce eggs and milk and such.
: Your farm can hold up to seven monster huts, Donnel. And each hut can house up to four monsters. If thats still not enough, you can build room underneath the huts. You can build up to two underground floors per hut. Youll probably have a hard time getting that many monsters, though.
So, quick Math Break, 7 * 4 * 3= 84 Monsters at max capacity. Thats more than enough for one of everything. Which is good. Also, one potential wife requires you to have 50 monsters, which takes forever.
I already tutorialed that Camus.
Much more reasonable than Neumanns highway robbery. Still, these are less useful and youll want to make more than one.
Now for another helpful character.
This is Sword Leos Smithery. Well need to come here to upgrade our tools. Its useful.
He doesnt wanna a hoe.
: A sword, aye? So...what kin of sword ya want?
: A sword like...like Grimoires sword.
: Grimoires sword!? Well, it taint easy to git old of, and even if ya did, ya wouldnt know what to do wit it, aye?
Camus is king of typos today.
Nobody likes Camus.
: What? What did ya say?
: Nothing, Im off.
: Hmm, come over here if ya ever need a hoe or sword forgin aye?
Or an axe, or a watering can, or a fishing rod...Leos versatile.
: Thanks, I will.
Leo also sells lots of weapons. The stats are on the top screen, but I cut them out because
We can actually go into the Seaside Shack now.
: So what are you doin here?
: Ha ha ha! Just killing time.
: I cant idle about like you. Youre gettin in the way of my business! Get outta here!
: You never change, eh? Okay, Im going, Im going.
: Yes, Nicholas. If I miss work, Ill get in trouble with your mom!
: But, I wanted to go and play at the beach!
: Well do that next time. Come over to my place when I dont have work.
Sabrina sells...uh...food and a squid. And a turtle shell. Theres not much of importance here. But...
I could have done this on Day 1 too, but I forgot. Whoops. If you go to the end of the dock here
: Do you have a rod?
: No, not yet.
: Thats okay. Youre welcome to use one of my old models.
: Sure! Here you go!
: Thank you!
Oh...good. Alright, so, fishing!
Fishing works how fishing has worked in almost every video game since the beginning of time. You cast the lure. When it starts wiggling, you hit B again. The timing is, thankfully, super generous, if youre like me and playing with some lag issues or a shitty B button.
Donnel triumphantly hoists the Sardine over his head.
I went fishing for a few hours (ingame time) here and caught about...6 or 7 sardines. Well be able to get better fish with a better rod, or fishing in different spots.
Selling them to Sabrina, you can see that the Sardines have wildly varying prices. Thats because each fish has a level. The base price for a Sardine is 20G, but it gets multiplied by its level. More fishing skill, better chances for high level fish.
The whole catch came out to 300 G here. Not too bad for some spare change between harvests.
I figured that, with our new money, wed get some new seeds. To PARTS!
This weirdo is here.
: So you came to hear of my heroic exploits?
Why do people keep doing that?
Okay this was a mistimed screenshot but it was far too good for me to want to fix it. Just assume this is the dialog.
(he was supposed to say details)
: Get outta here!
: Okay! Im going!
Well, that was enough innuendo for one update.
: I have an old one you can have!
Once youve plowed a small amount of squares on your farm, Rosetta will give you this. This destroys weeds in one hit, but has another use we wont need for a while.
: This should help you cut the weeds more easily!
Handy! But not what we came for.
Jean carries all sorts of seeds for each season. These are Turnips, which would be apparent had I not gotten crop happy.
I put them right next to the other batch.
And now I wait outside the baths for several hours.
There we go!
Why is there a wizard here?
: Ho ho ho!
: Hey, Donnel. The bathhouse is open every day, come and have a soak anytime you like.
I didnt agree yet.
Wait what I didnt say this was okay.
YOU ALREADY PAID, DONNEL.
Well, might as well.
Donnel youre still standing outside the bath.
Well, it refilled all our RP. Thats nice.
I spent the rest of the day plowing. Gotta reach Godwins 100 square goal, after all.
Mist why are you in our house?
She does this.
Thats enough for one day. Weve met basically the whole town by now (One or two characters remained undiscovered.), so well get into the main flow of the game next time.
Ill also go get that thing I forgot to get from Bianca. My bad.