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Very true, the game is indeed about dying. Be sure to have a log suit on you, and when you're harvesting reeds, try running a circle around them to see if there's a swamp monster before you harvest them. You're on your own for the rest of the way, thus the name of the game. :D

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thank you... i'll say if i die. :( death, here i come!

EDIT: i died. not from a swamp monster, but from hounds. i was walking home when they came (volume was off) and they chased me by my tall birds, and the birds got protective and hit me. one hit from the hounds, and i died. at least i got all the characters unlocked!

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As long as ur wearing a log suit you can just run straight. If u run directly over a tentacle or more than one, thats the only time ur gonna get hit. After a few you should be able to keep an eye out on the floor and dodge them but like everything with this game, its all about trial and error. Try it urself, you might die but, oh well

By the way, i think reeds/grass/saplings all respawn after 3 days but i haven't fully tested it.

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As long as ur wearing a log suit you can just run straight. If u run directly over a tentacle or more than one, thats the only time ur gonna get hit. After a few you should be able to keep an eye out on the floor and dodge them but like everything with this game, its all about trial and error. Try it urself, you might die but, oh well

By the way, i think reeds/grass/saplings all respawn after 3 days but i haven't fully tested it.

Thanks. :) i think my issue is solved.

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If you're trying to pass through, running through with a log suit will help you survive in case you get hit. If you're trying to explore and farm reeds, I suggest leaving marks where the the tentacles are if you're not planning to fight them.

I used to carry an extra stack of twigs and drop one near the left side of the tentacle if I see one about to come out so next time I go to the swamp and when I started fighting them, I knew where they are exactly.

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I personally just run through swamps with my football helmet and backpack equipped. I only really don the logsuit if I know I am about to enter a combat situation, such as about to engage a bunch of pigmen or beefalo, or I am hearing the warning noises for the hounds. The logsuit is for planned engagements. The football helmet is worn at all times just in case of a nasty surprise.

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I think reeds re-spawn per day?

Its best to bring 6-8 honey, log suit and spear.

If you want to hunt for tentacles, just do hit and run but be sure that the direction u running to is not towards another tentacles, they tend to group up nearby each other to get a hit land on ya. Normally would be 2-3.

I suggest you move downward to explore the spawn, move upward when escaping cause it just seems to me that moving upward is faster than moving downward or is it the same? I'm not that sure but to me it is faster

And spots with monster meats lying around = tentacles

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I think reeds re-spawn per day?

Its best to bring 6-8 honey, log suit and spear.

If you want to hunt for tentacles, just do hit and run but be sure that the direction u running to is not towards another tentacles, they tend to group up nearby each other to get a hit land on ya. Normally would be 2-3.

I suggest you move downward to explore the spawn, move upward when escaping cause it just seems to me that moving upward is faster than moving downward or is it the same? I'm not that sure but to me it is faster

... i don't think i need any more tips. i got the reeds, and im alive. i don't think i'll be fighting tentacals. AT ALL.

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But they drop tentacle spikes, the best weapon in the game! Not with a 100% chance though, but still at a fairly frequent rate. And they're actually among the easiest monsters to kill, since they're immobile and quite slow.

Just move close to one to make it pop out, back off a few steps, wait until it swipes twice, come back to hit it once, back off, wait until it swipes twice, come back to hit it once, etc etc... That's much easier than a group of 8 spiders or 6+ enraged pigs.

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