I am not even going to try to avoid spoilers. So be forewarned.
This walkthrough is for the iPad version of the game which has quite a few differences from the desktop version.
Stardew Valley is very flexible, so as you play the game your experiences will not be the same as mine. Once I am past the game basics, I will not be going step by step, but only recapping the action.
If you are looking just to get a particular question about the game answered. You can find just about every thing you need to know in the Wiki.
Day three brought me the first rainy day. The good thing about a rainy day, is that you don’t have to water the garden, so I set off to gather more wood, meaning to build some more chests.
After gathering as much wood as I needed I crafted two chests to carry with me, and headed back to the beach. I wanted to place one chest there to put fish in, when I am fishing and the fish shop isn’t open to sell them. You have to be careful where you put chests. If a villager walks over something you have placed outside the farm, it will disappear. When it is a chest, what is in it goes also. The Wiki has maps showing where you can place a chest without it being tripped over. These areas are good for other items as well.
The sound effects in the game are really quite good. The funny thing is, when I am fishing in the rain and it starts to thunder, I cannot help but hear my father’s voice in my head, “Get inside, you never should fish in a thunderstorm.” After fishing for a while I filled up my backpack and had to decide if I should keep the fish I caught or not. I tossed the flower I had just picked, to make room for the fish. I stepped into the fish shop and sold the fish.
I looked at the time and decided I had better head to the Museum and donate the artifact. When I got there I went to the area east of the blacksmith’s shop and and placed a chest between the two bushes. That made room so that I could pick a replacement flower in front of the museum. I doubled back and left the flower in the storage chest.
If a storage chest is empty it is easy to accidentally hit it with the pickax and pop it into your inventory or worse, if your backpack is full, to end up losing it. If it has even one thing in it, you hit it with your pickax with no effect. I left the flower in the chest to pick up later.
Upon leaving the museum, I saw that I had some time before I had to head home, so I stopped on the bridge to fish. I caught two small mouth bass, four shad, a clump of soggy newspaper, a piece of driftwood, and some green algae. When it was getting very late, I headed back to the farm, riffling trashcans on the way. I found a good loaf of bread in one of them.
Once you go to bed each day, if you have reached any goals in the gameplay, you will receive a notice. There will also be a recap of of the things you put in the shipping box during the day.
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