My Time At Sandrock Tips for Beginners
My time in Sandrock suspiciously lax about how quickly you need to achieve your goals. It could be that it wants you to go at your own pace, but it could also be silently judging you. I don’t want it to look bad on your crafting skills and work ethic, so here are some beginner tips that will get you up to speed right from the start.
Go to bed on time
It’s tempting when you keep stuffing food in your face to keep your stamina at its peak, but eventually, your character will burn out. If you go to bed past midnight, your character will complain the next day that they need to go to bed earlier. Stay up later until 03:00 and your light digital personality will overcome. If you have a good night’s sleep, you will get an experience and attack ability.
A good strategy is to make it a habit to have work times and downtimes. Working time is anything that requires effort, whether it’s exploration or resource harvesting. Downtime is something that doesn’t drain your stamina, including shopping, crafting, or talking to NPCs. Then just track the time and go to bed at a good hour. An adult needs eight hours of sleep a night, and it seems Sandrock hasn’t discovered coffee yet.
Meet the NPCs
It can take a while to get close to the NPCs. There’s no need to jump straight into a romance until you can impress them with your fishing and crafting skills. However, it is well worth the time to meeting them all for the first time. Each of them will give you a gift to celebrate the moment just to talk to them. And when you get started, you need all the help you can get.
If you’re wondering about relationships, only certain NPCs can be romantic. You can tell which ones are available, as the clocks below their relationship boards will show hearts instead of stars.
Increase your inventory space
Even after a brief period of resource gathering during My Time at Sandrock, you will likely encounter some rather limited inventory. You can build a chest to store your stuff. Conveniently, all of those resources are accessible from your various tools, so feel free to cram all your resources into it. However, there is a better way.
When viewing your inventory, there is a fairly easy to miss icon at the bottom of your inventory. It’s an empty cell with the plus (+) symbol on it. Select this option, and you will be prompted to purchase additional inventory points. It starts with a meager 10 gol to upgrade but becomes more expensive as you buy more and more. Thankfully, it’s slow to get too expensive, so take it easy Pack as much space as you can afford. Your wallet may hate you, but your pocket will be grateful.
Protect your device
To keep things running smoothly at your workshop, you need to keep your equipment in tip-top shape. Each machine requires three things: fuel, water, and dust.
Fuel is pretty simple. When using the machine, you can select the fuel menu and choose what you cram into it. It can be wood, electric crystals, or even just residue. They don’t use fuel when they’re not actively crafting anything, so don’t be shy load them up.
The next requirement is water and every machine that works is taken from your water source. This is the big tank next to your house. You can get water from two places: The first is to collect dew from all resource nodes and turn them into water. A unit of water will cost a lot of dew, although this can be cut down with the right upgrades. Chances are, you will need buy your water from the store at the far edge of the oasis (towards the street). If you run out of water, all your machines will stop working, so make sure you stock up on water regularly.
As for bushwalking, you’ll run into this problem after your first sandstorm. Piles of sand will build up on your machines and slow them down. To get rid of them, you must first craft a feather duster according to the recipe sold at the commercial store. Then use it only when the machine is marked and it will clean the sand. Even without a sandstorm, grit accumulates in your creations, so make sure you give them a dust wherever they are to make sure they are in ship shape.
Only choose commissions that you know you can fulfill
It is tempting to pick the highest paying jobs on the commercial bulletin board, but be careful. If you choose one that you cannot afford, you will be stuck with it until it expires And after that penalized for missing it. My time at Sandrock was nothing to worry about throwing quests at you that required gear you didn’t have. Make sure you always keep in mind what can be done easily. Easy commissions completed regularly will be a lot quicker than harder quests that require you to scramble to upgrade your machine. Work smarter, not harder.
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