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An Unnecessarily Detailed Guide to RUSHING Beefalo Taming

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Mike23Ua    9974

Unless they’ve patched it- your guide is inaccurate, Partially tamed (bell-bonded) Beefalo DO Still go into heat, and they will follow you while in heat and get close enough to attack you.

And if your playing as Wendy.. It’s even worse because Abigail attacks your Beefalo back.

Other then that: Just feed it sticks or grass as you walk around, slap a saddle on its back and ride it till it bucks you off, immediately feed more twigs/grass and then re-saddle: Repeat until tamed or you can get better equipment to tame faster (Brush) they are so easy to tame now... I’m surprised Klei hasn’t rebalanced the enemy mobs to be centered around how easy it is to get a Beefy companion now.

Plus: The Year of Beef Costumes are now permanently part of the game and they’re all instantly unlocked for free, so build yourself a Beefalo Dressing Wardrobe- Mix and match parts to create your perfect woolly friend.

Steps to do this: Create cowbell, create Beefalo Wardrobe, Bound with random Beefalo, hitch to Wardrobe, enjoy!

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HowlVoid    2161

Should include that Wormwood has the easiest time healing the beef thanks to mushroom planters. Every mushroom planter with a blue spore will have a healing potential of 480 hp. They also arent very filling so you wont have to worry about a beef needing extra time to do its barfing animation. 

I also suggest skipping the mosaic and going straight to the pig king or a swamp if you happen to cross one. It saves time to just give the pig king pig skin and any meat you get from killing the pigs. The road to the village is easy to find and follow. 

On console when a beef knocks me off I immediately press interact and it stops the beef from doing its unsaddle animation. Not sure if it works on pc. I've never had to craft more than 1 saddle.

I do recommend building at least 1 salt lick at base. This removes the need to feed it while organizing your chests or cooking. I always prototype one while prototyping everything else, its a good habit to have.

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Friendly Grass    350
2 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

Unless they’ve patched it- your guide is inaccurate, Partially tamed (bell-bonded) Beefalo DO Still go into heat, and they will follow you while in heat and get close enough to attack you.

And if your playing as Wendy.. It’s even worse because Abigail attacks your Beefalo back.

This has been patched. Bonding a beefalo prevents it from going into heat.

I’ve heard you say riled up Abigail attacks a bonded, untamed beefalo before and I don’t know what to tell you. I’ve tested multiple times and I have not had that experience. Bonding a beefalo labels it as an “ally” like Chester or a befriended pig. Abigail does not attack Chester. Has this happened to you multiple times? I encourage you to test it again.

2 hours ago, HowlVoid said:

Should include that Wormwood has the easiest time healing the beef thanks to mushroom planters. Every mushroom planter with a blue spore will have a healing potential of 480 hp. They also arent very filling so you wont have to worry about a beef needing extra time to do its barfing animation. 

Good mention! Also being able to grow 20hp veggies like tomatoes and potatoes en masse.

2 hours ago, HowlVoid said:

I also suggest skipping the mosaic and going straight to the pig king or a swamp if you happen to cross one. It saves time to just give the pig king pig skin and any meat you get from killing the pigs. The road to the village is easy to find and follow. 

This is true. To start you only really need 4 rocks for a science machine.

2 hours ago, HowlVoid said:

I do recommend building at least 1 salt lick at base. This removes the need to feed it while organizing your chests or cooking. I always prototype one while prototyping everything else, its a good habit to have.

I mean there’s no harm in it. But it really isn’t necessary now that zark fixed the bug causing beefalo to lose domestication 10x faster than intended. Domestication loss starts off at a negligible amount and then increases over time. Because salt licks just pause domestication, they only really make a meaningful difference if you leave your beefalo alone for quite a while. A full day of domestication loss can be recovered with 2 minutes of riding.

2 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

Just feed it sticks or grass as you walk around, slap a saddle on its back and ride it till it bucks you off, immediately feed more twigs/grass and then re-saddle: Repeat until tamed or you can get better equipment to tame faster (Brush) they are so easy to tame now... I’m surprised Klei hasn’t rebalanced the enemy mobs to be centered around how easy it is to get a Beefy companion now.

To be fair, this is called “an unnecessarily detailed guide” :-P

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__IvoCZE__    9050
5 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

I'm surprised Klei hasn’t rebalanced the enemy mobs to be centered around how easy it is to get a Beefy companion now.

I want to see *you* fully domesticate a beefalo.

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Mike23Ua    9974
2 hours ago, __IvoCZE__ said:

I want to see *you* fully domesticate a beefalo.

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Its not as Hard as your making it out to be- and this was BEFORE the Beefalo Update where you can ring a bell beside them and have them follow you around loyally anywhere you go (including into caves)

The sheer amount of grass and twigs you can gather from both the surface and now also caves shard while your Beefy friend happily follows you around is absolutely Unmistakable..

Taming them prior to what I like to call the “Follow Me!” update: Required bringing the food to the Beefalo, Relying on things like Salt Licks for long trips away from it.

Now- That is no longer the case & it’s a literal walk in the park (see what I did there?) to tame Beefalo.

This isn’t just opinion... it’s hard facts.

Edit: even a partially tamed (not fully domesticated) Beefalo has drastically changed the Game they follow you everywhere loyally and occasionally poop: which the poop can be used for “On the Go fire fuel, and also the “plant crops almost Anywhere RWYS Gardens”

I just hope that with all these features being “Casualized” they have plans to introduce “Hard Mode” or something later..

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gghhrr    390
6 hours ago, Friendly Grass said:

This has been patched. Bonding a beefalo prevents it from going into heat.

I tested and this information is wrong

from my experience playing since YOTB until Wes Refresh, beefalo does go in heat even it is bonded, it is like domestication value above around 80% to prevent beefalo goes in heat 

but overall, beefalo before fully domesticated stop getting heat sounds more like a bug to me, taming beefalo in heat is where the downside part but reward I enjoy challenging

if you wanna completely avoid beefalo goes in heat without brush, tame it from summer day 1 works for you

 

step to reproduce for bonded beefalo but still goes in heat

day 1:

I feed 10 light bulb, put saddle on, brush it, ride on it

console command instantly skip to spring: LongUpdate(16800) 

day 36:

blah, it is in heat now

 

below is picture I tested on my default server

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but it is great to know detail about feeding 1 twig for 15 seconds you may start doing other stuff, thank you

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Cheggf    3071
13 hours ago, Friendly Grass said:

It is VITAL to bond with your beefalo before the first winter.

Why?

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12 hours ago, Mike23Ua said:

And if your playing as Wendy.. It’s even worse because Abigail attacks your Beefalo back.

Abigail doesnt attack bonded beefs, or if you are mounted. 

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Mike23Ua    9974
1 hour ago, Cheggf said:

Why?

Well.. I can think of several reasons: Speed, Combat, free poop for fueling winter fires &/or fertilizing Winter RWYS gardens, Free Wool when shaved.

I mean really A bell bounded (doesn’t have to be fully domesticated yet..) Beefalo is good for most everything..

The only downfall is if you haven’t got it tamed by the time Deerclops spawns.. and you can trick that.. by just bell bonding, and dropping the bell in an obscure area somewhere (caves work) the Beefalo is actually bound to the BELL and not you.. so if you need it to stay somewhere you can hitch it to a dressing station and drop it’s bell beside it, and build a salt lick- 

Which keeps it safe from Clops. (As long as your far away from it when clops spawns)

If you survive clops and your beefy friend is still not fully tamed it will go into heat in spring.. and you will need a Beefalo Hat to be near it or you will be chased and mugged.

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ArubaroBeefalo    8521
2 hours ago, Cheggf said:

Why?

I guess because it prevents being atacked when it goes in heat ither than that, if you dont plan to go to the caves, bounding a beefalo is overrated

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gghhrr    390
52 minutes ago, ArubaroBeefalo said:

I guess because it prevents being atacked when it goes in heat ither than that, if you dont plan to go to the caves, bounding a beefalo is overrated

actually bonded beefalo doesn't allow other to mount it, and you may travel through wormhole, logging out server with you, I believe bonding are very important for anyone playing on public server

I'm not sure but bonded beefalo in heat will engage fighting with abigail, Wendy players have to keep abigail in flower most of the time

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Friendly Grass    350
5 hours ago, gghhrr said:

I tested and this information is wrong

from my experience playing since YOTB until Wes Refresh, beefalo does go in heat even it is bonded, it is like domestication value above around 80% to prevent beefalo goes in heat 

but overall, beefalo before fully domesticated stop getting heat sounds more like a bug to me, taming beefalo in heat is where the downside part but reward I enjoy challenging

if you wanna completely avoid beefalo goes in heat without brush, tame it from summer day 1 works for you

 

step to reproduce for bonded beefalo but still goes in heat

day 1:

I feed 10 light bulb, put saddle on, brush it, ride on it

console command instantly skip to spring: LongUpdate(16800) 

day 36:

blah, it is in heat now

 

below is picture I tested on my default server

image.png.f41099dd8ddec4d4514026773a60ae24.png

 

but it is great to know detail about feeding 1 twig for 15 seconds you may start doing other stuff, thank you

LongUpdate command probably messed it up. Beefalo have not been going in heat in the first winter or in spring for me in my actual worlds.

EDIT: actually, I missed your first paragraph somehow. My beefalo usually have pretty high domestication by the time winter starts so it’s possible that’s the case.

3 hours ago, Cheggf said:

Why?

Bonding a beefalo only prevents it from going into heat. If you bond a beefalo that’s already horny, it won’t remove it from heat.

The main reason you don’t want horny beefalo on your hands is that it will buck you off FIVE TIMES FASTER than it would otherwise. Fun fact: a shaved, 0% domestication, beefalo in heat will buck you off in 0.6 seconds :wilson_ecstatic:

In addition to the buck timer, beefalo in heat will attack you if you’re not wearing a beefalo hat, your friends, and your allies. Horny beefalo also have a chance to have a child. Attacking this child or forcing your beefalo to attack their child will make them very angry with you! Bond your beefalo!

 

1 hour ago, ArubaroBeefalo said:

I guess because it prevents being atacked when it goes in heat ither than that, if you dont plan to go to the caves, bounding a beefalo is overrated

Bonding a beefalo allows you to control where it goes or stays unmounted. So you can drop it off somewhere and then come back later (remember to pick the bell back up!!!!). Also, if you find your beefalo in a sticky situation fighting with a tentacle or something, you can just run far away and the beefalo will teleport like Chester. Not going in heat is the most important thing for me. Tbh, I’m not sure if unbonded domesticated beefalo will go in heat. They did not before yotb, but depending on how klei fixed the bugs I think they might have to be bonded now. But the only downside of bonding a beefalo is the 1 inventory slot.

 

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Cheggf    3071
3 minutes ago, Friendly Grass said:

The main reason you don’t want horny beefalo on your hands is that it will buck you off FIVE TIMES FASTER than it would otherwise.

I was unaware of this fact, thank you. I had thought you were just overstressing the importance of it not attacking you.

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ArubaroBeefalo    8521
2 minutes ago, Friendly Grass said:

remember to pick the bell back up!!!!

I learned this in the hard way xD

2 minutes ago, Friendly Grass said:

Also, if you find your beefalo in a sticky situation fighting with a tentacle or something, you can just run far away and the beefalo will teleport like Chester

Good advice, thanks

4 minutes ago, Friendly Grass said:

Tbh, I’m not sure if unbonded domesticated beefalo will go in heat. They did not before yotb, but depending on how klei fixed the bugs I think they might have to be bonded now.

Before yotb fully tamed beefallo didnt went on heat. Partial one did and atacked characters (and abi who will fight back but was as simple as unsummoning her)

 

 

Your guide is very clear and simple. Well done

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Mike23Ua    9974
1 hour ago, ArubaroBeefalo said:

I learned this in the hard way xD

Good advice, thanks

Before yotb fully tamed beefallo didnt went on heat. Partial one did and atacked characters (and abi who will fight back but was as simple as unsummoning her)

 

 

Your guide is very clear and simple. Well done

That.. that right there is EXACTLY the problem: Unsummoning Abigail using an Xbox Controller still requires you to be within Spear slapping Distance of her ghost and tapping left on the controllers Directional pad.

Now an Angry in heat Beefalo that Abigail is attacking that YOU have to get close enough TOO Abigail to unsummon her so Abigail does not kill it- Means that your going to be close enough to draw that Beefalo’s Aggro onto yourself.

The best thing to do in this situation I have found: is to drop the bell on the ground so your in heat Beefalo stays near it & not you.

Remember how I said this game would need a ton of optimization and fair playing fields between PC/Consoles if we were ever going to get Cross-Play between them? These are some of those differences I was talking about.

As a Wendy Main who plays on Console the best advices I can give to other Wendy Mains who also play on console is to Always, always, ALWAYS put Abigail into her flower during trying to tame a Beefalo (the start of bonding with bell process, at least the first 6-8 saddle riding attempts, and of course- Before unmounting your Beefalo) 

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ArubaroBeefalo    8521
2 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

 

You are suppose to have a beefalo hat to prevent beefalo hitting you. If not, just hit abigail and, instanly, run in the opposite direction to prevent being hit. Anyways, 1 hit is just 34, with armor is 6.8 health points

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JazzyGames    1097

This is an amazing post. Thanks!

I LongUpdated to the evening of Day 35, bonded a beefalo in Winter, then let the clock run into Spring. The bonded beefalo went into heat like clockwork. It could still be a consequence of long updating. I'll run this test in my Survival world right before Spring hits and report back.
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Gi-Go    153

Whenever I try beefalo taming using bell, they still go in heat. Is that supposed to happen or nah?

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CarlZalph    4852
3 minutes ago, Gi-Go said:

Whenever I try beefalo taming using bell, they still go in heat. Is that supposed to happen or nah?

Intentional, they only stop doing that if they're fully domesticated.

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Gi-Go    153
3 minutes ago, CarlZalph said:

Intentional, they only stop doing that if they're fully domesticated.

Lame. 

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Friendly Grass    350
37 minutes ago, Gi-Go said:

Whenever I try beefalo taming using bell, they still go in heat. Is that supposed to happen or nah?

If this happens outside of spring, you can fix it by going in/out of the caves with the bell. Once they’re fully domesticated you’re guaranteed it won’t happen.

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