Common Game FAQ
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FARMING AND GREEN THUMBING
Q: What is the difference between climatic zones?
A: Every climatic zone is favorable for a different craft. Lumberjacks will feel themselves comfortable in the north as trees are growing way faster there. Farmers can satisfy their needs in the south because of the sun, animals breeding faster and because of crops grow faster. Choose your location according to your needs.
Q: What is the difference between seasons?
A: Almost the same as climatic zones. Every season is favorable for a different craft. Winter is good for logging, summer is good for crops growing and harvesting.
Q: How can I start my own farm?
A: You need to level up Nature’s Lore branch to Tier 2, so you could unlock the Farming skill. Farming is used to produce crops for activities such as Cooking, Animal Lore, and sowing new crops. Here’s what you need to harvest your first crop:
For more detailed description of farming processes, proceed here.
Prepare a soil for a sow. Unplowed soil will not be able to bring any harvest. With a shovel equipped, you can right click on the ground and choose Farming/Plow to turn the selected soil to plow it. Alternatively, you can craft a Plough and use it to plow the soil faster. Rocky surfaces and some steep tiles cannot be plowed, so get rid of rocks and pavement before seeding anything;
After all the preparations will be finished, sow your seeds;
Depending on the weather, you have to wait for at least 8 in-game days for crops to grow. That’s equal to 40 real-life hours;
After you harvest your crops, the used soil will turn into regular soil and will decrease in quality. The more a piece of soil will be used - the more unproductive it will be. You can make her be productive again by fertilizing it. This ability will be unlocked once you achieve Level 90 Farming. Take Dung from your coops, barns, and stables, right click on the ground and choose Farming/Fertilize.
Q: How do the crops grow?
A: The speed of growth is determined by weather conditions, which are appearing in a random order. In order to become a happy farmer you will be needed a good balance between rainy and sunny weather, so nothing could slow down the growing tempo. Ideally, you should plant your crops on either a Sunny day or a Rainy day. Planting during any other kind of weather will always add an extra in-game day to your crop growth time. It takes 8 ticks with 5 hours for harvest to make it through the whole growth cycle.
IMPORTANT: Winter time is highly inadvisable for farming because crops will not be able to grow when snowfall replaces the rain.
Q: What if I will forget to gather the harvest?
A: That will be a great misfortune because if you will not manage to collect your crops in time, it will rot and disappear. The quantity of crops deteriorates with each tick after eighth tick, right until the plant will vanish. Still, the good news is that the randomness in the daily weather will play into your hand and can extend the time by increasing the time between each tick.