Food Source Poll 27/01/2020  

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  1. 1. What are the most useful individual food sources?

    • Berry Bushes (inclusive of Gobbler Spawns)
    • Birdcage Eggs
    • Spider Dens (inclusive Spiderhat/Webber tactics)
    • Pig Houses (inclusive of werepig transformations/farm setups/war)
    • Bunny Houses (inclusive of farm setups/war)
    • Fishing (whether if in ponds, the Lake or the sea)
    • Wickerbottom's Birds of the World
    • Mushroom Farms
    • Fairy Rings
    • Farms (improved/Basic)
    • Wormwood seed plots
    • Hound Mounds (inclusive of Dreadfort Setpiece)
    • Frog Rain
    • Tallbird Nests (inclusive of Dreadfort Setpiece)
    • Desert Cacti
    • Lureplants (Leafy Meat)
    • Hunting (inclusive of Hunt Surprises)
    • Bee Boxes
    • Stone Fruit Bushes
    • Other (do list in the comments!)
  2. 2. What are the most useful combined food sources?

    • Wickerbottom-boosted Berry bush, Stone Fruit Tree and Farm area
    • Wickerbottom-boosted Berry bush, Stone Fruit Tree and Wormwood planting area
    • Spider Dens in a Bunny Village
    • Spider Dens in a Pig Village
    • Spider Dens in a Wurt Merm Village
    • Tentacle Traps (whether natural or by On Tentacles) w Spider Dens/Merm Huts nearby
    • Meat Farms + Drying Racks
    • Lureplant Farm + BotW
    • Other (pls do note in the comments!)
  3. 3. What is the most useful food type? (Regardless of character restriction [e.g. Wurt/Wigfrid])



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GetNerfedOn    4484

Next on my list of questions: which of the food sources are considered to be the most useful to you?

As always, answer freely and of your own will, and do discuss why so in the comments!

 

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GetRektKids    1005

Pretty much spiders and fillers. I know "fillers" is pretty vague but whateverrr.....

 

Also, the most useful food was a hard one for me. I wanted to pick vegetables because they can be used to make a lot of useful stuff *COUGH* pierogis...

But I had to pick meat because my inner Wigfrid override your statement about not letting that happen.... Whooops....

 

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Sweaper    389

Bunny farm with tentacles for pierogi or Warly. Otherwise, just pure honey through bee boxes. Most useful food are probably meat, they can cover all 3 stats, you can find them everywhere at any season, you can make auto farms even near Ruins where sunlight doesn't appear, many good recipes use them, they are pretty useful throughout early to end game, the only downside is that its still more time consuming than honey if all you need is hunger in the late game if you happen to miss a full moon and the animation for eating meat is too long.

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GetNerfedOn    4484
10 minutes ago, cantbeatdaboss said:

Splemonkey farms and merm houses (merm wars) should be included in first question.  Splemonkeys are really underrated imo and give very good loot, as they can be an automatic nightmare fuel and beard hair (good for fire) farm as well as a meat and banana farm if you have a character that can automate it.

True this, i had lots more in mind, but i could only fit the first nineteen examples which came to mind and the (others) choice in the first question :/ thanks for pointing this out :D

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Mike23Ua    3153

Question 3 does not have Ice as an option so I just went with Other, Seriously if your not using Meat or Berries + 3 Ice.. your playing this game wrong.

(though they really should probably nerf Ice so that 3 Ice combined with ANYTHING turns to Wet Goop but that’s just my personal Opinion..)

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GenomeSquirrel    653

Spiders are best if you’re low on time/resources. Bee boxes are my favorite when I have time to set them up. Living logs are what I would like to set up if people didn’t spend its resources on the crop timesink.

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Shosuko    951

For best "combined food source" I would have said Wickerbottom + stuff except since the addition of stonefruit I really don't need her.  They grow fast enough, and provide so much crops, and with their stone form have endless storage time, that I am overwhelmed with food and simply do not need her books.  Because stonefruit bushes have 3 stages of growth her books are less efficient with these as well.  Before stonefruits she was OP, now? not so much.

What I set up that I feel is the best combined food sources is a Rocklobster + Spiders farm, birdcage, and stonefruit bushes.  The rocklobsters completely automate the spiderfarm without any danger to you, you can recycle some meat into eggs.  This gives you endless meatballs or endless perogies pretty easily.  A honey farm could be more OP if you just wanted food but the monster meat helps transform pigs to harvest more pig skins, and the spiders also means endless silks.  Also with bee queen crown sanity isn't an issue while harvesting mid-spider fight.

I think cactus are a great food stuffs for the first few seasons because they provide vegi for perogies and sanity if cooked.  I'll usually gather up some of these before Deerclopse spawn so I can recover my sanity during / after the fight.  They stop being important after the first year when I've set up other measures though.

35 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

Question 3 does not have Ice as an option so I just went with Other, Seriously if your not using Meat or Berries + 3 Ice.. your playing this game wrong.

(though they really should probably nerf Ice so that 3 Ice combined with ANYTHING turns to Wet Goop but that’s just my personal Opinion..)

Until stonefruits were added I would have agreed with you, but now that we have stonefruits I would much rather use them as universal filler and just not harvest ice every winter.  I only use ice a little bit for food, and for flingos, but then I stop using ice all together now.  My winters are much better with that chore off the list lol

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AnitaCoffee    568

I'd have included ice in the poll, since it never expires and is a very abundant filler, provided you take time to gather it during Winter.

If I'm playing Wendy, there will always be bee boxes. Just so easy to make, but rarely do I mess with it when I'm on other characters unless I've built everything else. I always make a werepig farm, unless I'm playing Wurt alone. Same with having a few near by spider dens or hound mounds. Although, if I'm Wurt & I'm playing with others, a spider den beside merms & a tentacle is an excellent way to feed everyone else. Also a couple of farms in the early days if there isn't a Wormwood, then everyone tends to go for stone fruit once we have found Moon Island. In the caves I always have a couple of mushroom planters. Usually 2-3 up top as well.

As much as I like building bunny hutches, I usually don't farm from them too much. They're certainly useful but with everything above, not needed. I love having a Wicker around but I never play her and I don't know too many people who do. My experience with her is mostly in pubs. 

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Misa22    497

Once you try a bunnyman farm for the first time, there is no going back. I have a really small one (~20 hutches) and I can't even eat all the food before it spoils, so I keep making meatballs and bundling them. Feels like cheating tbh. 

It technically works for Wurt as well, since you can amass stack of carrots in a min. 

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GetNerfedOn    4484
10 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

Question 3 does not have Ice as an option so I just went with Other, Seriously if your not using Meat or Berries + 3 Ice.. your playing this game wrong.

(though they really should probably nerf Ice so that 3 Ice combined with ANYTHING turns to Wet Goop but that’s just my personal Opinion..)

Ice, Honey, Birchnuts etc. are classified in Others, because that's how they are classified ingame.

And Crock Pot foods are not included because we're looking are unprocessed food sources here.

Plus your ice into meatballs recipe still requires meat, therefore making meat more impt.

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camelot    183

Why did you exclude bunny civil war from the poll? IMO, It’s better than any combine methods mentioned in the poll

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Owlrus98    1043

Honestly, I completely forgot about the existence of those mushroom-ring things that can spawn in the world by chance; haven't had any good luck in finding any for months.

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Shosuko    951
6 hours ago, Misa22 said:

Once you try a bunnyman farm for the first time, there is no going back. I have a really small one (~20 hutches) and I can't even eat all the food before it spoils, so I keep making meatballs and bundling them. Feels like cheating tbh. 

It technically works for Wurt as well, since you can amass stack of carrots in a min. 

idk - I loved bunnyman farms but now that we have stonefruit bushes I prefer those + rock lobster / spider farm for my unlimited meats + vegies.  The bunny farm is still pretty good, but I think its not the best anymore.

1 minute ago, Owlrus98 said:

Honestly, I completely forgot about the existence of those mushroom-ring things that can spawn in the world by chance; haven't had any good luck in finding any for months.

They are very nice! And if they are red mushrooms you can just haunt them to green or blue so you get vegi filler or healing /sanity based on your needs.

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GetNerfedOn    4484
3 hours ago, camelot said:

Why did you exclude bunny civil war from the poll? IMO, It’s better than any combine methods mentioned in the poll

I did, under the 1st question
 

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Minitte    48

I like spider nest, stone fruit and kelp. Sanity comes from green mushroom, cacti or shadows. :)

Bunnies are great but I'm too lazy to make them and my friends carries meat to get group hugged by them.

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Mrklli    865

In late game hound waves usually provide enough meat for me and my pals. We just craft tooth traps/catapults and then we sit through those waves. We have a stone fruit farm for fillers + improved farms for the occasions we need fancier food. Any excess monster meat we have gets fed to the bird for eggs or to pigs for normal meat and skin. We have quite a few sophisticated food farms but mostly we're too busy/lazy to maintain them when we have ridiculous amounts of monster meat just regularly running to our camp and trying to eat us. We have to deal with it somehow and it usually gives us more meat than we can consume so why bother to do anything else?

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Ispin69    36

Kelp pushed along the shore is super good. Not only great filler but dried kelp helps with sanity. Bunny farm is without a doubt the best for of food, but kind of dangerous when you're trying to pick up carrots before the bunnymen eat them. Easy to accidentally pick up meat or even run out of allied bunnymen and attack..only to find out they're all against you. Honey is also important for how long it lasts and great little healing/hunger. Then a spider vs catapult or varg vs catapult farm for tons of monster meat.

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