7 Common Beginner Mistakes in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is a role-playing game which provides many different aspects of farming and some adventurous incidents. The game was developed by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. In that game, players take the role of a character whose grandfather passed away and left his grandchild a farm in which our character’s story begins. Afterwards, the player starts improving in different skills like farming, fishing, foraging, mining and lastly combat. While improving in skills and advancing the farm, the character experiences various stories of the town, its habitants and other places.

Not Checking Television

Although beginners Stardew Valley make use of television at first, some quit this efficient habit unwittingly. Moreover, there are some who never check it daily. As a result of that, those players are not aware of how many useful details they lose. Checking the television daily is one of the most important tips of the game as it shows the prediction of next day’s weather so that the player is able to plan what he/she can do the next day.

7 Common Beginner Mistakes in Stardew Valley - Not Checking Television

Not Checking Television

Secondly, Fortune Teller is another channel on TV and it tells how lucky the player will be in that day. In addition to those two channels, there are two more. Livin’ Off The Land is a channel that gives some helpful knowledge about farming, fishing or foraging on Monday and thursday. lastly, The Queen of Sauce is the channel that grants cooking recipes to the players on Wednesday.

Being Unaware of Tool Hit Location

Being Unaware of Tool Hit Location

Being Unaware of Tool Hit Location

Most of the beginners in Stardew Valley do not skim through the options tab; as a result, they may not use some laborsaving settings. Here is the one of them. Enabling “Always Show Tool Hit Location” setting shows the player which square he/she will hit next so that the players can avoid destroying their crops by mistake while tilling soil by hoe.

Bad Timing For Upgrading Tools

Bad Timing for Upgrading Tools

Bad Timing for Upgrading Tools

As you adventurous villagers know, there are 4 tools that can be upgraded by our blacksmith friend “Clint”. There are also 4 phases of upgrading the tools which are in order of copper, steel, gold and iridium. It takes 2 days to be handed over the tool again no matter which phase it is. Therefore, for instance, if you have crops that needs watering, you should wait until a rainy day so that this will prevent the crops from rotting.

Cutting Grass in Vain

Cutting Grass in Vain

Cutting the Grass in Vain

Grass is a kind of resource that keeps occurring in a natural way in all of the seasons except Winter. For this reason, when it is Winter season, the players will surely notice how important to use grass for their advantage. If you have animals to feed and you are out of hay, you should cut the grass which is to be stored into the Silo. However, in case of cutting grass without having a Silo to store hay, you will definitely have to spend so much gold for hay in order to feed your animals. You can build a Silo which costs 100 golds, 100 stones, 10 clays and 5 copper bars thanks to Robin who works in Carpenter’s Shop.

Forgetting to Pet Animals

Forgetting to Pet Animals

Forgetting to Pet Animals

A good friend always wins! Animals that live in your barns and coops have a rating point which increases or decreases in accordance with your actions. For example, it basically decreases in case of not feeding or petting. However, if you regularly pet and feed your animals, you will become their friend. Once you get to a good rating of friendship with them, they will produce more and more quality product so that you can get large eggs or milks that you will need for the Community Center. In addition to egg and milk, you can obtain quality duck feather, wool, rabbit’s foot and truffle that pigs produce by going outside the barn.

Do Not Sell Everything

One of the most significant mistakes that new players in Stardew Valley make is selling anything that they see. The items which you have collected will surely be useful at some time. Therefore, you should save one or two pieces in your chests and sell the rest because most of the new players sell all the crops they have harvested. As a result, when they want to complete bundles of Community Center.

Do Not Sell Everything

Do Not Sell Everything

Lastly, there is a crucial point of that part which is that you should save the different levels of a particular item. For instance, the bundles require both regular and gold level corns. Lastly, some players sell the decorations or cloths for gold, but they need those items when they want to decorate their home or farm buildings and dye their clothes by using dye pots and sewing machine.

Sincere Friend for the Villagers

As we have already mentioned it, a good friend always wins in stardew valley. Most of the players just focus on improving the farm and eternal mining. However, they forget about their future friends in the town. While traveling around the Pelican Town, you will meet its habitants. When you talk to them every day, giving a gift that they love or like and completing a quest in which they want you to deliver an item to them, you earn a friendship score.

Sincere Friend For the Villagers

Sincere Friend For the Villagers

Each villager has their own friendship score that is maximum 10 hearts. Once you have hit 2 hearts on a specific villager, his/her room becomes permanently unlocked for you. Moreover, increasing your friendship score will unlock different dialogues and events in addition to the gifts they may send. Lastly, if you reach 10 hearts with a bachelor or a bachelorette, you can give him/her a Mermaid’s Pendant in order to propose a marriage. You can purchase the pendant from the Old Mariner for 5,000 golds (You have to repair the bridge on the beach by 300 woods.).

You can find the items that each villager loves, likes or hates on the website.

I hope the guide has worked for you. Be safe until we meet again in another guide!