Part 33: An Eventful HarvestUpdate 33: An Eventful Harvest
: What about you, Donnel? Whats it going to be? Loyalty to 100k Gold, or loyalty to me?
The votes are in, and tallied we have:
Give To Jasper: 2
Dispose Of Dumb Rock: 2
Keep/Give to Rosetta: 10
Donnels loyalty to that lady who works at PARTS cannot be bought, poetry fiend.
Well, time to go home, then.
Ivans here, and hes ready to tutorialize.
: This is a kitchen. Press the A Button here to prepare a meal. What kind of meals can you make with different foods? Try out varied combinations. Russell in the library has a recipe book for sale (he has like fuckin 20 of them). You can just read it too.
So, our kitchen right now is...just this. We can buy a few small items, like the Blender, but I was dumb and didnt get the small kitchen until now. For larger items, like the Oven, Ill need to upgrade to a Large from Ivan.
Heres the Cooking menu, it looks just like any other crafting menu in this game.
On the top screen we have the Success chance for the recipe, that will go up with Cooking skill level. Theres also the recipe itself, Salad, for example, is a huge pain in the ass, because it requires four different crops, which is more trouble than its worth, especially because you can buy it from Emmett.
The bottom screen has your list of recipes, and the recommended skill level. If youre below that level, theres a chance at failure. This is how literally every crafting mechanic in the game works. Cooking has one minor difference in that you need both recipe books and the correct utensils, whereas everything else is just an all-in-one package. Our recipe list will get much larger for Cooking when Ivan starts selling the utensils again.
Ice Cream looks interesting. Only a 37% chance of success, but Im feeling lucky. (Those other two recipes are for the Medium and Large versions of the Eggs and Milk.)
Thankfully, Fried and HiMoo are happy to provide.
Lets give this a shot.
Balls. If you mess up, you get this trash item.
You still get Cooking Skill points for a mistake, thankfully. And theres a local garbage chute.
Speaking of that, Rosettas not home right now, so I cant give her the Stone.
Jean is though. He has fascinating commentary for us.
So if you remember, Jean also asked to see the White Stone if we found it. Well
It doesnt actually do anything and you lose it. I saved before doing this, but dont do it. Rosettas sidequest is fraught with these perils for some reason. Rune Factory 1.
Since it is Fall now, the scenery has changed, and I wanted to show it off a bit. This is outside Toros.
Tabathas also hanging out on this lilypad on Holiday afternoons.
This place is still a horrible place.
You dont even get a dialogue option.
Alright, now to actually give Rosetta her stone.
DONNEL IT IS LITERALLY IN YOUR POCKETS.
...oh. Well, uh, I guess you cant give Rosetta the Stone unless youre going to marry her. Well then. So, we cant sell it now, Lukas isnt in the pub anymore...so
...I dropped it on the ground in front of him. Welp.
But wait, theres a mechanic! It was suggested I try this too, so this was totally on purpose. Definitely.
This box is on the left side of Godwins house, in the top corner of the first floor.
This will give you your important items back if you accidentally drop them on the ground. I appreciate the safety net, but I wish they had just made it less wonky to just GIVE people things.
Anyway, the tribute is complete.
Heres one annoying thing about petting your monsters, the Brushing animation takes about 4 seconds. If one of them (SHAUN) decides to randomly wander out of reach while youre brushing...you just have to wait for it to end and try again. Not a huge deal, but annoying.
Thats enough for now, though. I mostly just slept away days to hurry that house upgrade along.
Oh, I also forgot to show this off.
The fridge I bought from Ivan can store food items, unlike the shelf. If you try to put a non-food item in, the whole of reality briefly rearranges itself, just to tell you that you really fucked up. (Its just a screen flicker effect)
I got two tornados waiting here.
Another obnoxious thing about brushing (I promise there will be real content soon) is that sometimes your animals like to wander and fuse into this horrible amalgam of shit. I cant tell what Im brushing here, its either a cow head or a chicken butt.
Im glad we didnt sell him our Stone.
Level 19 is I think the highest Ive seen so far on any item. Sadly it was on an Iron, so it does not matter. If this had popped on a Ruby or Diamond though
Also, got our Hoe back.
Finally, its a very special day. Its the Harvest Festival, but thats not what Im talking about.
Im talking about our now finished House Expansion!
That desk to the left is for the Pharmacy, which lets us create medical items. The first few levels are just the dull stuff we can already buy from Edward, and some Elements, which are permanent upgrades to your attack and defense with each element.
Later on are ridiculous things like permanent stat boosts and the INVINCIROID, which is like Medication on crack, as it restores 500 HP and 60 RP in addition to the status heals. Its really good. But 90 Skill is a bit...insane. So you probably wont ever see me make one of these.
I think if you made a ton of Intelligence boosts here, you might be able to make magic less completely useless, but it still sounds like a waste to me.
Up here is the Forge. That hammer on the left gives you access to this next menu.
Forging lets you create weapons and shields. This is why I was stockpiling all that ore. Keep in mind that youll need to buy base materials for a lot of these from Leo, as you cant, for example, craft a Broadsword. Its complete chump change now, though.
You can get some good weapons pretty quick, already at skill 20~ were seeing better stuff than anything Leo sells. Forging is probably the most useful crafting skill.
This is also where you can get your tools to their final tiers that Leo cant access.
There are some weapons with properly silly names too, such as the HEAVEN ASUNDER.
Also, the famed hammer of Thor, God Of Thunder, the...uh. Myurnil.
Easily missed is this final crafting station on the right.
This ones for Decoration. These are the accessories, in case you forgot. Id understand. This is also where you can finally upgrade the Sleeping Bag.
So theres a ton of crafting and stuff in this game, but it is all locked to you until you finish the house grind. Like Ive said, some of the design decisions in this game are kinda baffling.
But hey, its time for the Harvest Festival!
Everyone has something to say, like usual, but its all pretty much the same. They like the Harvest.
Tabatha, that could literally get you killed.
Im glad we continue to fuel Jaspers addiction. I hope he didnt eat the White Stone.
Be careful, buddy.
The actual goal of the Harvest Festival is a bit more obtuse than most, but its that everyones FP will get a boost if you give them a crop you grew today.
Youve served us well, Toros Cave.
And yes, you do have to separate the stacks in your inventory if you dont want to just dump all your hard earned crops on one random person.
I wont make you sit through 18 screenshots of me handing people crops, I got the highlights, and just assume I gave them to pretty much everyone but Lukas and the children.
They do have special dialogue, but its just about all Thanks for the EGGPLANT, I love HARVEST FESTIVAL.
I love that a(n) every single time.
Oh, Ivans here, but hes just selling the machines we already have.
Melody is a skilled entrepreneur.
However, there is one person who doesnt share in the Harvest joy...
Sharron does not give a single fuck about the Harvest Festival, or this Eggplant.
She is, however, ready to marry us. She wont until we get a Double Bed though. So...about 3 weeks on that.
As a final note, our Monsters now like us enough to produce the Medium versions of their items!
Cmon, Ice Cream.