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Fae Farm – Beginner’s Guide

Fae Farm takes you into the magical and wonderful world of the faeries! In this farming and adventure life sim, you’ll be able to grow fantasy crops, make friends, explore a beautiful and glowing world and so much more. Developed by Phoenix Labs, this co-op multiplayer farming game is everything I want in a cosy game. And with so much to see and do you might be looking for a few tips and tricks to get started!

   

Clear Your Farm On The First Day

On your first day at Fae Farm, you’ll be given unlimited Stamina! Don’t waste it exploring or meeting people, you’ll have plenty of time to do that later. Instead, try and clean up your farm as much as possible on the first day. If you’re a farming sim veteran then you’ll know how important stamina and clearing up your farm is. RIP to the 1/3 of my Stardew Valley farm that I haven’t cleared up in years.

I can’t tell you how important stamina is in the game and you’ll only be able to upgrade this stat later on when you’re able to increase your house size.

 

Unlock Fast Travel ASAP

The world of Azoria is expansive! There are several different realms and biomes for you to explore and gather items. For the most part at the beginning of the game, you’ll probably be running back and forth between the realms. This can get a little slow and potentially frustrating so you’ll want to unlock Fast Travel as soon as possible.

Fast Travel in Fae Farm works through special pedestals that are scattered throughout the world. To be able to use them to travel between places you’ll need to craft a Seal. This can be done when you unlock the Seal Crafting Station. Right now there are four places that you can fast travel to – your Homestead, West Town, the first dungeon the Saltwater Mines and Spooky Woods.

Note: The pedestals work as teleport points, so you have to visit and interact with an activated pedestal to teleport.

To unlock and light up the various pedestals dotted around Fae Farm, you just need to insert the item each one asks for.

  • Citrine Seal – 5x Copper Ore, 5x Iron Ore, 5x Rough Citrine (Saltwater Mines Floor 5-11)
  • Peridot Seal – 5x Copper Ore, 5x Iron Ore, 5x Rough Peridot (Saltwater Mines Floor 9-15)
  • Aquamarine Seal – 5x Copper Ore, 5x Iron Ore, 5x Rough Aquamarine (Saltwater Mines Floor 15-21)
  • Topaz Seal – 5x Copper Ore, 5x Iron Ore, 5x Rough Topaz (Saltwater Mines Floor 21-24)
 

Dungeon Seals

Fast Travel can also be unlocked when you go dungeon diving. Each floor in the dungeon will have Dungeon Seals on each floor, and unlocking each one will let you return to whichever floor. That way you’re able to teleport back to any specific floor you want, without having to tediously go through each one. This is extremely useful when you want to mine specific resources.

Focus on unlocking each Seal in each Dungeon Floor as opposed to trying to run the whole thing in one go. You might need to go back and forth a few times to unlock every level on the dungeon but this is better than the alternative of accidentally dying and losing all your progress.

 

Stockpile Items

If you’re a conservative player aka hoarder like me, this tip isn’t for you because you’re probably already keeping every item you pick up anyway. As you explore the realm of Fae Farm you’ll come across materials and ingredients that you may not be able to use immediately. Items such as crops, gemstones and ores may be tempting to sell immediately for some quick cash, but try and keep a bit of a stockpile because you’ll be able to use them very soon.

Some items are essential for completing story missions, which require a lot more items than you’d think to complete. While others are going to be useful for completing Shipping Contracts which can net you a lot of gold at once. Shipping Contracts require you to bring specific materials within a certain period of time for gold. You’ll be able to unlock this once you reach Floor 25 of the mines by speaking to Eddy.

 

Remember To Upgrade Your Tools

One thing that this game doesn’t push you to do is to upgrade your tools. Not only will you be able to gather more resources this way but you’ll also be able to gain new abilities. If you’re stuck on a particular quest you’ll likely need to upgrade your tools to advance.

  • Cinder (Docks) – Axe, Pickax, Sickle, Shovel, Watering Can
  • Eddy (Stay-A-While Bay) – Fishing Rod
  • Mel (West Town) – Critter Net
 

Bring Meals and Potions Into Dungeons

This is kind of gaming 101 but it’s worth mentioning. In Fae Farm dungeons consist of various levels where you’ll need to battle enemies to enter. The first place you go to – Saltwater Mines will likely not need you to prep as much. But as you travel to the harder dungeons such as the Floating Ruins and Scorched Caverns, carrying a variety of meals and potions becomes more important.

You’ll want to carry meals and potions that will replenish your health, stamina and mana. You’ll be using all three to fight off the Jumbles as well as collect resources. You can get potions by brewing them yourself with Potion Brewing Cauldron or buy them at the Potion Shop near East Town. But if you’re running low on cash, you can make your own meals by growing Crops and using the Food Prep Table and/or Cooking Fire to create meals that provide similar benefits for health and stamina.

You’ll find yourself constantly revisiting dungeons for materials so it’s handy to keep these items on hand.

 

You Can Avoid Combat Entirely

Fae Farm developers Phoenix Labs have openly stated that they want you to be able to play the game in the way that works best for your own personal enjoyment. One of the ways that they have done this is the make combat optional in dungeons. This is a good thing overall if you’re more of a cosy gamer.

To avoid combat in the game entirely, you’ll need to brew potions that make you invisible to the Jumbles around you. This is a nice alternative to battle as you can collect your resources without being harassed by a floating beastie every thirty seconds.

 

Best Crops To Grow For Money

 

Objectively the best crop to farm in the game is Beans which sell for 23 Gold each. Grow that with some Fertilizer to increase the crop yield (more money!) or shorten their grow time (from 12 days) and you’ll be rolling in Gold in no time. If you manage to plant them on the first day of the month, you can have a maximum of five harvests so get cracking!

Interestingly the second best crop to grow in Fae Farm is flowers. While they don’t sell for much they are a regenerative plant that regrow pretty frequently. Just treat them as a kind of passive income for your farm and watch the dough roll in. As soon as you unlock Flower Soil Bed, you should plant as many flowers as you can.

Note: Later on in the game selling raw crops won’t be as profitable, instead turn it into processed materials like meals to make more money.

 

Fae Farm

Escape to the world of Fae Farm and create your own cozy home in the enchanted world of Azoria. As you nurture and grow your homestead, you’ll get to meet charming characters, foster deep relationships and discover ways to infuse magic into everything you do. Customize your character, master the arts of crafting, cooking, potion-making and discover so much more.

Fae Farm is out now on the Nintendo Switch and PC – Steam.

 

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