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Oh Noes Mar 18, 2013 @ 12:33pm
Just bought the game, any quick tips
I'm wondering what my goals and actions should be for the first five days.

I'm just looking for some basic information to get me started. Thanks for any help.
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Thor the Thundergod Mar 18, 2013 @ 1:13pm 
Well i would say at first wiggle a bit around with the mechanics of the game try building a small base with a set campfire 1 or 2 chest some farm plots a sience machine and so on those are the basic structures you can have for a good base. Also try getting enought manure for your farms and maybe even pick some petals for creating rot that you can use instead of manure. A good idea might be to star on a custom sandbox game and disable winter so you get all the starting mechanics down before you try to survive a winter. Most new players try to create their base near pig villages to get extra protection and this is even a good idea just make sure to get some distance when full moon is about to rise. And maybe last but not least always have some protection this means as soon as you have a sience machine you should research the spear and the log suit because this help you surviving most monster attacks early on in the game and you can even start destroying small Spider dens for Silk and Monster meat (btw dont eat this if you have alternatives because it might kill you). I hope most of this helps and sorry if I produced such a wall of text ^^ (also if somebody finds writing errors you can keep them for yourself)
Mask The Terrible Mar 18, 2013 @ 2:31pm 
get tons of wood and suround a beefalo with single drops of wood (in a circle) then ligh tthe wood on fire the firy circle will kill and cook the beefalo for you making easy food
Oh Noes Mar 18, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by silent_feline:
get tons of wood and suround a beefalo with single drops of wood (in a circle) then ligh tthe wood on fire the firy circle will kill and cook the beefalo for you making easy food

For some reason I'm picturing this scenario with Wilson getting stampeded by friends of the beefalo and dying like Mufasa.
KGhaleon Mar 18, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
Don't starve.

Ok well, I generally run around the map and explore the first few days while collecting resources...rocks, grass, twigs, etc. I keep a lookout for pigs and beefalo since those will be important later. I get a pickaxe and break rocks until I have enough gold to build a science machine and alchemy device, then setup a camp somewhere that is close to an area full of useful resources.
Xephifre Mar 18, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
DONT DIE.
croc Mar 18, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
You can spend the first few days scouting the world for a good campsite.

Find beefalo and set up a camp near them. Near pigs too if possible.

Once your camp is up, get a wood suit and spear asap. You don't want to be without them when the hounds come.

Once you kill your first beefalo, don't eat the steaks unless you're in really bad shape. Save them to make an effigy.
Last edited by croc; Mar 18, 2013 @ 9:22pm
Xephifre Mar 19, 2013 @ 3:18pm 
Originally posted by blowback:
You can spend the first few days scouting the world for a good campsite.

Find beefalo and set up a camp near them. Near pigs too if possible.

Once your camp is up, get a wood suit and spear asap. You don't want to be without them when the hounds come.

Once you kill your first beefalo, don't eat the steaks unless you're in really bad shape. Save them to make an effigy.
Why effigys? Amulets are less stressfull if your not playing with wilson, and their found in graves which are alll over the place.
KGhaleon Mar 19, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
Do graves still give amulets?
Thor the Thundergod Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:46am 
Originally posted by KGhaleon:
Do graves still give amulets?
As far as i know they still do but the chance is realy realy small
deepcut Mar 20, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
A major part of the game is finding out things for yourself, that's part of the "rogue-like" thing it has going.
The first thing you should do is not read any advise about what to do, but I suppose it's too late for that already.
Charlie Mar 20, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
To be honest, I think 8-day is a cycle since what makes this game become more difficult is that monsters will come to kill you. Every about 8 days, a group of hound comes to get you. So before the 7th day end, you need a science machine to unlock the weapon. Then you can make your logsuit to protect you and a spear to attack incoming monster. Also, a good way to protect yourself is to settle down not far from pig village or a group of beefalos. When a large group of monster coming to kill you, you can lead them to beefalos and let beefalos kill them. Btw, winter is really harsh and logsuit is not very durable...
Soul Reaver Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:40pm 
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME PLAYING THIS CRAP. The point of the game is for you to die and you will in the most pathetic way possible. And every time you die the game starts over and all is lost. Mark my words, this is one game you will wish you'd pasted on.

Dont get me wrong, this game has a good idea but is poorly executed like the even more crappy game called Towns. If you played it you know what I mean. I dont even care about the money I throw away on this game. I just wish I could get back the many hours I wasted. Every minute you play is more time lost.
Venrez Mar 20, 2013 @ 10:02pm 
Sounds like somebody Starved. Too bad.
Xephifre Mar 21, 2013 @ 6:12am 
Originally posted by KGhaleon:
Do graves still give amulets?
Dont think so, I think they only give red gems now insted of amulets, I could be wrong
Soul Reaver Mar 21, 2013 @ 9:28am 
I have never starved in Dont Starve and my longest streak was over 550 days until I got bored and killed myself. Relearning the game over everytime an update comes out isnt bad. Its when you work (not play which is the point of a game) at building so much and then you die where it feels like so much time was wasted. This game feels more like work *Period* Maybe if there was co-op it would be so bad. Get with it the times! People want to play co-op and not sit at home playing with themselves all day. Not in the way you guys made this crappy game.
Last edited by Soul Reaver; Mar 21, 2013 @ 10:19am
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