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.
Rainy days are good days to go down into the mine to do a little mining and combat. In this game, my garden is very small, but in previous game-lives not having to water the garden was a big time saver. Before I learned about the fortune teller, I always went to the mines on rainy days. Now I try to make it down on all very lucky days, raining or not.
One of the things you have to keep in mind when planting crops is that each one has a growing time. all crops die at the end of the season, so you have to make sure you have enough days left for them to grow, or you get no return on the seeds.
As soon I had finished with the planting I headed over to the mine. Another thing I make sure of before going down in the mine is that I have enough to eat. At this point, I had six field snacks, which I thought would keep me covered for the day.
On the 10th floor, there is nothing to do. The treasure chest, which was there before is now gone. There is a ladder going down to the 11th floor. The nice thing about playing the game on the iPad is how far you can zoom out. I could see the whole floor and decide what my strategy would be on that floor. Right now I am trying to open up as many levels in the elevator as possible, so I am trying not to be distracted and slowed down by gathering ores and loot. I have learned that on lucky days, the exit ladders are often already uncovered, but sometimes at a distance from the access ladder.
On this foray into the mine, I made it down two level 15. At that point I went back up to the top of the mine and unloaded my loot into the chest I have there. I spent the rest of the day working between the 11th and 15th floors, using up four of my field snacks.
One problem I have had with playing the game on iPad is that if I play for a long time, the game slows down and begins to glitch. When that happens it crashes, putting me back to getting out of bed on the last day I was playing. I have found that if I completely quit the game at the end of each day, and load the next day fresh, I don’t have the particular glitch. there are other glitches, I will cover in later posts.
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