Spoiler alert! 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.
Now I am at the point in the game were there will be more than one day covered in each post. Later there will be days not covered at all, because they will be filled with routine activities. The routine days are fun for me, but for the reader, they would be like watching someone playing solitair, while listening to soothing music.
With my farm chores finished, I headed to the general store to upgrade my backpack. When I got there I saw an exclamation point on the bulletin board. I found it was a Help Wanted notice. It would earn me 260g. I clicked to accept the quest and it was added to my journal. This time the journal entry showed that the quest has a time limit.
Armed with both a quest and a larger backpack, I headed to the mine.
I headed back to the farm pretty well exhausted and went to bed. In the morning I got up tended the cat and watered the garden before returning to the mine to try to make 25 copper ores before time ran out on the challenge. Back in the mine I aggressively went for finding ladders and going down, to make it to level 10. On level ten I found a treasure chest and received a pair of leather boots, which gave me; +1 immunity and +1 defense.
When you are working on a quest, like this one for Clint, you can check your journal to see how far you have progressed. Above, you can see that I have found the copper I need. Leaving the mine, I headed to the blacksmith to talk to Clint. Rather than clicking on his counter when I went in, I clicked on him to trigger the dialogue, and receive my pay.
Seeing that my energy was too low to go back to the mine, and not having enough field snacks, I headed up to behind the Joja Mart to forage some rocks, wood, and fiber.
Next I headed over to the Community Center to explore the empty building.
Not being able to make heads or tails of the message, I headed back to the farm. After Clint examined the ores, he had given them back to me, so I not only had enough or to craft my first furnace, I had enough to forge my first copper bar.
Later in the game a luck forecasts will be a trigger to send me into the mines, but on this day I was too low on food to be going down in the mine. I knew from previous lives that the mines just get harder the lower down you go. I earmarked this day for cleaning up my farm and gathering seeds to make field snacks.
Heading across my farm gathering seeds, I made my way down to the lake to find the wizard’s tower. Entering the tower triggered a cut scene with the wizard, where he gives me the ability to read the writing on the gold tablet.
After my visit to the wizard, I spent the rest of the day clearing up the farm. The more weeds and rocks I clear off, the more room there is for my trees to drop seeds, which I can make into field snacks. I need a lot of field snacks for entering the mine.
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