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  1. Been a while since I made one of these. Here are pack of tips I gathered/discovered here and there. Hope you enjoy.
  2. I am no professional at this game(longest survived is 400 cycles, but I often restart to see if I can do better), but these are the tips I frequently use & found useful, so thought it would help other folks who only recently started this game. Hope you enjoy, and those who are more experienced, please gift me with your wisdom.
  3. Now this thread is not meant to call anyone out, nor is it about venting your frustrations over mistakes noobs make. These are tips aimed more at showing ways of being considerate than improving your skill at the game. I don't have a lot of time for playing computer games, so when I play DST I tend to hop on a random server and help out all I can before I have to leave (sometimes hosting my own server if I can't find one, which tends to be lonely), and I thought it would be nice to share ways I've found of not being a liability and not getting on peoples bad sides. I'd like to see other peoples tips too, in case there's some I've missed or just haven't thought of. So here's mine :3 Don't ask where the Base is Right After Joining: This one's simple, but it goes a long way in not annoying people. Now I know that when you first enter a server you want to know where you can come to at night to cook and spam the /dance emote, but be patient. If you aren't given directions or offered an escort, explore, gather some things, get your bearings. People will respect you more if you survive a few days before asking where the base is located. Who knows, you may even find it on your own! Don't Pick Everything: When first entering one of the many randomly generated islands, our brains tend to immediately slip into PICK ALL THE THINGS mode, especially those of us who've spent a fair amount of time in the single player game. However, when playing in multipayer, one has to stop and think, "Hey, if I systematically pick every bit of flint, grass, twigs, and food from around the portal in a ten mile radius, then there won't be anything left for new players!" Please, be considerate. How can you expect new players to survive a few days if they can't even scrounge up enough for a torch? Drop some Flint by the Portal: It's a small thing that'll help out people just entering the server. You don't even have to go out of the way to do it; if you happen to be pasing by the portal and have some flint to spare, just drop some by it, or make a pickaxe to leave behind so they can collect their own. Heck, I've heard of people making a chest by the portal containing equipment like torches, rabbit earmuffs, and pickaxes to help new players out. Don't Enter in Winter or Summer: Pay attention to the day and season of the server you're joining. If you want to join in a difficult season for some extra challenge, go ahead. Just don't expect everyone to drop what they're doing to help you out. If you don't want Strangers, set a Password: You'd think this one would be a no brainer, but I've heard a lot of stories of people joining servers just to be kicked the moment they enter. I assume it only happens when someone doesn't know that they can make a password for they're server, but still, it's rude. Drop your Stuff Before you Leave: Before you leave a server, it's nice to drop your items on the ground so others can use them. If you're playing with familiar people on a server you know you'll be on again, you can keep your equipment. In any case it's still rude to leave with gears, a big stack of silk, or any other important items still in your inventory, selfishly taking them out of reach of the unfortunate players left on the server. Keep Busy: Look around the base. Does it still need some drying racks? A crockpot? Some farms? Do the traps need to be emptyed? Are you low on wood? Look around for things that need to be done, and if you're having trouble finding something, it never hurts to ask. No one likes a leach. I hope you enjoyed reading through my wall of text and I didn't waste your time. Feel free to post helpful tips of your own, and you might help a few people become a little more helpful. Maybe. If you want a tldr just read the bold text.
  4. This topic was created to help new players and allow veterans to argue, discuss and share their tips, tricks and strategies with different characters. This topic will be a place for new and veteran players alike to learn things they did not. You can argue and discuss here BUT do not put in misleading information (Example Willow teaches players to fear insanity). Arguments should NEVER include swearing, boasting or any bad info. Players are encouraged to do research on certain subjects before stating a fact in case the game updates or the fact is false. NEVER end a discussion/argument without both parties agreeing to confirm the fact is correct (Example Lanterns VS Miner Hats). Either one party is correct or the debate continues. Please think about the player base before stating your fact. An idea might only work for veterans or certain characters. If so, please state the requirement in BOLD LETTERS. Players should ask questions and answer them without any arrogance/cockiness. Answering an obvious question with "Duh stupid" or "What a noob" is unneeded.
  5. Honestly think most of you folks would know these by now, but I wanted to finish what I started before my laptop got destroyed. Also yes, I know rabid beetle spawn from giant trees in jungle as well, so it is not possible to completely get rid of them.
  6. Hey everyone! I wanted to make a tips and tricks sheet compiling information I learned in the beta plus a ton of info from here on the forum. I'm trying to cover less obvious stuff and some mechanical details but also be slightly thorough (so mentioning some obvious stuff for the sake of it). I will do my best to keep the list updated as new stuff gets added and as I find more information from players / the forum / the game. [I'm also going to be focusing on the Forge and the Halloween event in DST more than Hamlet, so bare with me the first few weeks if I'm slow.] I'll try to be as organized as possible. Also if you have any tips to add, please post and I will update this initial post as I can! DISCLAIMER: Things may also have changed since the beta. This may not be completely accurate as of Early Access. That said, let's get into it. World Map and Navigation Seasons and Seasonal Effects Hamlet Foods (I'm not copying and editing my original post during the Beta to here... it's too much work.) I know at least one value has changed... and somehow I missed Bean Bugs and Jelly Slugs. I will update as I get access to check numbers out. Hamlet Creatures and Dealing With (some of) Them Frequently Asked Questions How to get "insert item name here"? How to use the "insert item name here"? What do I do with "insert item name here"? I can't place the sprinkler it's bugged! The rest of the frequently asked questions... Guides - You can farm silk. You can't place the sprinkler. You can get a walking cane! Well... sort of... it's a stalking cane. Full Guide on Silk and Spider Monkeys How to use the Sprinkler [Also a Nettle Guide] Full Stalking Cane Guide And finally... Useful Tips - A list of quick tips that didn't fit anywhere else! Will look back soon to correct/add more. Like I said at the top, if you have more tips or things I missed, please post them here and I will add them. I'll also update new info and the old missing info in what I already posted. THIS POST IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION I'm done with the second wave, but there will surely be quite a few more edits. So much nesting of spoilers. I just wanted to keep it from being a massive text wall! Sorry not sorry! Also I now hate "Ctrl + Z - Undo" with nested spoiler tags with a burning passion. I had to redo two sections completely because of the nonsense interaction. Klei I demand reimbursement.
  7. Took some sweet long vacation, and here is the episode 7. Hope you enjoy
  8. Hello world! JamesBucket here with something quite different. I know DST is basically DS RoG multiplayer, but there are some unique features I found, so I put them together. Hope you find them useful, and CHEERS!
  9. What's the best way to accumulate a food surplus in DST? I've been playing on a server with some friends, and we tried several strategies that rapidly depleted: 6 farms of dragonfruit near a frog field -supposedly after I left the server that day winter hit, and two out of 4 people who originally set up the base barely made it through winter. 2 beeboxes and about 8 berry bushes -beeboxes took too long to set up, due to difficulties getting silk. -berrybushes...aren't that useful, we had more, but they were unfertilized. Koalefant hunting-with someone constantly hunting koalefants, we got a fairly decent rate of meat coming in...that soon stopped because the hunter left. most of the meat was converted to jerky. Any ideas? Tips? Strategies for food rationing?
  10. I've never really spent much time refining my base and prettying it up before, so today I made a server specifically for the purpose of building an awesome base. I picked Wickerbottom so I could get an early start and spent the first few days exploring, eventually settling on a spot between a bunch of frog ponds and a savanna with plenty of rabbits and beefalo. However, now that I've picked the spot I find myself kind of overwhelmed. I was just wondering if anyone had good tips for a cool looking, functional base. Even just posting some screen shots for inspiration would be great. Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello guys I am trying to make Don't starve tutorials for beginners. Click here to see my list of tutorials I made so far! If you find them helpful share my tutorials to your friends
  12. Don't Starve : Spring [Tips]

    Progress One video under Youtube Uploading/Processing. Needs editing. Features : Length : 31 Minutes Content : Tips Use of Annotations to travel through video. Use of Closed Captioning. Small mistakes. Author Commentary on the first 4 Days. Video Description on Youtube : Day 1 to 4. Summary : Collecting Resources.Wondering if my world is composed of islands.Finding a huge Mosaic Biome.Mining Rocks in Rockyland and Setting a Base.Exploring the Mosaic Biome and Acquiring the Resources for Rain Hat.Finding a Sinkhole.Crafting my Rain Hat. Notes : I have made a few mistakes during the gathering of resources. I didn't pick enough grass at the game start. How to survive Spring : Hammer any skeleton you find for bone shards. Hammer Pig Houses and Touch Stones for Pig Skin in order to create an Umbrella. Building a large stack of grass and twigs is essential in order to farm spiders with traps. Destroy Spider Hives Tier 3 to get spider eggs. Plant the eggs near your base. A Crockpot with a Birdcage will give you a steady amount of food. You can transform monster meat into eggs. Eggs are used in Bacon and Eggs Recipe. It is recommended to create meaty stew when you have large meat (value of 1). A lantern will make exploration easy. Keep in mind that you will have to use Roasted Berries or Fist Full of Jam unless you have farms while being in caves. It will save encounters with Bunnymen and it can save you time. You can hammer Bunny Hutch to rebuild them in the above world near your base. Pigs and Bunnymen will provide a full protection against hounds. You should try getting gears by fighting ClockWork Monsters. A flingomatic is almost required if you want to survive summer. If you come across a desert, you should build a large stack of cactus flowers, hound's tooth and bone shards. Inventory Management is the most important aspect in Don't Starve. Keep a third of your inventory empty. Leave things on road when you don't need them. Travel with only one hat or with a football helmet only to save space. Use cones to plant trees and burn them once they become evergreens to get charcoal. Never gather too many tools. You can burn turf if you don't want to gather wood. I like to gather rocks personally to set up Fire Pits when I am travelling. I can always re-use them later. Fire Pits will help you to survive long nights when it's raining. Commentaries If there's not enough content to make a good judgement, you can wait a few days until the next video will uploaded to Youtube. I don't have a regular schedule. I believe that using all the Youtube features will make it on par with the other videos. I will not talk. Once I have enough content, you may place a judgement on the Playlist (content, author, execution, processing, editing, relevance, polishing).
  13. Roleplay?[FULL]

    Hello friends, as a complete and total noob when it comes to RP; I would like to start one up, as practice is the best way to get good at this type of thing. (also as a crude attempt to make friends) I'm a big lame butt when it comes to RP setting ideas, So perchance we RP our current avatar's characters in the DS universe? (there's probably going to be an entire army of Wilsons running around) again Im just a beginner when it comes to this so if a more experienced person could help kick this off that would be the best I literally have no clue what I am doing and have no clue how this is supposed to work out PLEASE HELP (the bird in my avatar name is Napkin btw uvu) *THIS RP IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS*
  14. IM JUST A LITTLE BIT CONFUSED... HAHA!
  15. Food Alternatives to Rabbit?

    this is what i have at the moment ? any ideas of improvments or suggestions?
  16. FaceCam PlayThrough!

    thoughts!
  17. http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1IV79mieuQIf anyone has any tips or anything that would be awesome! Thank you In Advance!
  18. I usually get the alchemy engine on day 2
  19. Wendy

    This is my version of Wendy
  20. Episode 13 of series 2 :
  21. I decided to use the oft mentioned but rarely applied forum search feature to create a compilation of previous threads dedicated to various strategies and tips in the game. Hopefully this can be a resource for both new and veteran players. I will try to add to this as new threads are posted. And don't forget to check the wiki. Newbie Threads Ask a pro: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?2233-Ask-a-pro-The-Older-Players-answer-the-New-comers Share a tip: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?11443-Everyone-share-1-tip-or-trick-per-person-thread Random tip thread: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?7853-Random-tips-thread-Random-tips-thread Early game guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?3379-Getting-a-nice-early-game Short guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?5411-My-Guide-to-Don-t-Starve Start-up guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?4629-Don-t-Starve-I-NEED-HELP&p=34310&viewfull=1#post34310 Strategy discussion: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?3037-Share-Your-Strategies! General tips: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?8626-New-to-the-Game-Tips-and-Tricks Chester facts: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?9619-Chester-hints-and-tips! Rule guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?4593-Don-t-Starve-Rulebook-A-Survival-Guide Comprehensive Guides Miaou's Ultimate Guide to Don't Starve: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=122584739 Survival guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?8711-Bear-grylls-survival-guide-for-newbz-and-other-Suggestions-are-welcome Spider-free, fully explored world in 40 days: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?8838-Guide-100-mapped-and-spider-free-world-on-day-40-a-full-strategy-guide Guide to creating a self sustaining settlement: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?4568-Creating-a-Self-sustaining-Settlement-A-Comprehensive-Guide Character guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?2940-The-Unofficial-Character-Guide-(Who-is-the-best-character-) Food Crockpot simulator, recipe/food list: https://dont-starve-food.googlecode.com/git/html/index.htm Crockpot recipes: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?1029-The-Official-Cooking-Combos-Thread! Hunger guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?1220-Hunger-guide-DD-Don-t-starve-P Easy rabbits: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?2320-Guide-Hunting-Rabbits-The-easy-way General tips: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?10288-Please-explain-the-best-food-prozess Exploration Scouting a base: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?9001-Tips-for-scouting-out-the-perfect-base-location-as-fast-as-possible Night safety: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?10427-Pro-Tip-How-to-ensure-you-always-have-a-light-source http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?10368-Interesting-Tip Travelling across swamps: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?5617-Help!-Surrounded-by-swamp Escape device: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?8736-Escape-Device-Strategies Winter Surviving on monster meat: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?13906-A-guide-to-surviving-winter-on-only-monster-meat Adventure Mode On-the-go guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?13674-Adventure-world-one-foothold-strategy-guide-on-the-go Levels 1-5: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?10436-Why-you-should-try-adventure-mode-! Bases Spider farming: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?8036-Guide-Silk-Farm http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?10290-Web-farm-ideas Living with pigs: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?10440-Base-in-Pig-Village Tree farm: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?1138-Tree-Farming Combat Spider queens: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?7053-spider-queen-need-tips-and-stuff Treeguards: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?5733-Optimus-Pine http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?2188-About-Tree-Guardians Basic hunting guide: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?1356-Small-Hunting-guide Spider dens: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?6358-Spider-Dens-and-Related-Strategies Hounds: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?2816-Hounds Video Series Rodrigo's video tutorials: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?6890-Rodrigo-s-tutorials-and-techniques Skull's video how-tos: http://forums.kleientertainment.com/showthread.php?1331-How-To-s-All-In-Videos Help Lines Your question not answered in any of these threads? Don't feel like making a new one? Just PM one of these people and they will do their best to answer your question. (Availability not guaranteed) Silvi Sunday - Friday 10:00PM - 6:00AM PST Palpetinus Sunday - Saturday 9:30PM - 8:00AM and 9:00AM-2:00PM PST fear_town Sunday - Saturday 9:00PM - 3:00AM PST Toaster Fu Monday - Saturday 3:00PM - 1:00AM PST helointernet Sunday - Saturday 1:00PM - 11:00PM PST
  22. Bug Submission Please choose a category [Gameplay] Platform [*]Steam Version Number - Issue title Metal Potato Thingy is in the Ocean... Help! Steps to reproduce Use Hammer on Chest items fly out items fall into ocean. Describe your issue Hi, I had collected all the parts to make the Portal to another world. While I was attempting to free some bag space I accidentally dropped the Metal Potato thingy and it went into the Ocean. I have no way of getting it out, and it doesn't seem to despawn. Does the Map spawn more than one of the ' Metal Potato thingy ' or am I screwed?
  23. Maxwell

    what if Maxwell is Wilson's father or uncle or some important male father-figure type role, and he either hates Wilson (because he did something bad, for which he is now being punished) or surviving is some right of passage for the alchemist. that would be a twist... lol any other good theories/ideas?
  24. so my map is just horrible with tallbirds and there all mashed up on 1 of my islands the only other tallbird i had was lost and was never found again any tips? http://imageshack.us/a/img22/6442/7birdsz.png http://imageshack.us/a/img571/3052/dafackses.png
  25. Fail... lol that's why you always double check