Forager immediately throws you into its world and leaves you to figure it all out by yourself. When you start the game, you’re on a small plot of land and you have you to figure out what to do next. Luckily, this handy Forager Beginners Guide will give you a little bit of help in figuring out things to do when you first start Forager..
Forager Beginners Guide
The game doesn’t have much of a steep learning curve so once you get into a certain rhythm, you can figure it out pretty easily. Want to learn how to get resources, money and xp faster? Continue reading.
First thing’s first! Keep an eye out for resources that you can collect with your Pickaxe. These can be found all around… Trees, Iron/Stone nodes, Berry Bushes, and more. You should collect those Berries and plan accordingly in case you start running out of energy early in the game.
The first structure you build is the Furnace for 10 Stone. Then you make a few Fish Trap at the cost of 4 Berry and 4 Wood so that a steady supply of food is available. Once this is done, you must start gathering resources for the Forge. It requires 8 Stone, 8 Wood, and 8 Iron Ores to construct. Gather the materials and craft Coal, 4 Iron Ingots, and 4 Bricks.
The best skills you should acquire as you level up your character are of automation, financial aid and mining, opt for these instead of dumping your level points into farming, which is ultimately less lucrative. The same is true for cooking, magic, economy and industry. These add more fun and functionality. But there are more essential things needed first, and at the top is automation.
After you reach the point where you can level up, you should get the Foraging Skill which leads to other useful Skills that will help you in this early point of the game.
One of these is gathering which not only increases your inventory slots, but reveals the Fishing Skill that you can get at Level 4, and then from there, you can get Hunting Skill. Thus by purchasing one skill, you’ve unlocked a whole new potential set of other skills that make your time in the game much easier.
The Hunting Skill allows you to craft the most important tool in the game i.e. Bows. These can destroy trees and every node like Stone, Iron, Gold, etc. without consuming energy. Once you unlock infinite arrows, hunting and gathering will become a breeze.
Buying Land in Forager
Your starting land is pretty basic but ass you progress in a certain direction buying land and expanding, the landscape changes according to the following:
- Hot Dessert Plains to the East.
- Freezing Polarscape to the North.
- Rock Covered Wasteland to the South.
- Spooky Graveyard to the West.
So, choose accordingly when you decide to expand.
Don’t worry about stockpiling or controlling plants or animals. You can harvest them for food, meat and leather, but you can’t control their spawn points. So just farm wherever you find them. With enough land under your belt, you won’t have to worry about running out. These plants and animals are a source of food for you too. Chickens can also be attacked but alternatively you can collect eggs from them, and very rarely a very expensive item too.
You can also go fishing and that helps you get easy sources of food and energy. Remember Energy is used for every action you take hence be careful and always have food on you.
Basics of Combat
Be wary of cute-looking enemies early on, they deal a fairly significant amount of damage. In Combat, you have to make sure your pickaxe is sharp. Most foes are dealt with easily with well times hits, timing is key to your success. Along with that you have the basic dodge that helps you evade attacks and get out of tough spots
Learning Skills on Forager
There are a total of 64 skills you can learn on the Forager and they’ll help you solve a lot of problems. Problems such as hunger and inventory space can be resolved with the Fishing and Storage skills.
To unlock Storage, we recommend that you go through Magic that unlocks two very important skills i.e. Inscription and Brilliance. Brilliance will give you a 15% XP gain and then reveal the Storage skill right above.
This will allow you to build many Vaults that will solve your inventory space problem.
Your tools make important contributions to your progress so try to upgrade them and ensure you have the most efficient ones with you. Aside from the bow, another great tool that can be helpful in finding important items is the Shovel.
Upgrade it so that you can find items such as Sand, Gems, *Archaeology Items*, and other important resources.
Placing Lighthouses will increase the resources gathered by the shovel by 50% within the area of effect.
Using the Alchemy skill to craft potions with the cauldron can give you items like the Liquid Luck Potion that increases your chances of finding rare items and doubles the drop rate.
When you use a shrine, you end up choosing between two buffs that appear at random. One of these will generate “Digging Spots” around the Shrine that greatly increase the number of resources you can find.
Shrines cost more each time you build one, and the building cost will not decrease if you destroy one, so plan carefully before building them.
You can improve the number of coins you earn by upgrading your wallet, acquiring certain talents to reduce the cost of plots and other methods.
Selling high drop rate items is a very profitable method of increasing the amount of money you have on you.
In the start, mine gold from rocks with yellow dots on them. Placing them in furnaces, creates gold ingots and putting the ingots in the forge will make gold coins. Craft better wallets, as they increase the worth of coins.
The best skills, to get in-order, for money making purposes are; Economy, Storage, Bankry and Treasury.
Buy land through the economy gift coins. Place 5 banks next to each other, banks require steel to build so you’ll need to have unlocked industry. Build a treasury and along with the treasury bonus the banks will net you quite the profit.
You can infinitely hoard stuff in your backpack. This means that you can essentially have an infinite stack of any specific materials or items in your backpack. But your backpack is tiny so you can’t store many different types of items.
For this, there are two skills you need to get. “Gathering” gives you 4 extra spaces in the backpack and “Storage” unlocks vaults. In vaults if you place any materials, then whenever you collect more of the same kind, they will automatically go into your vault instead of backpack.
Also note that you can pick up items from anywhere on the ground. Remember to empty your backpacks at Museum and Market. In the market you can sell most of your stuff to get money and in the museum, you can donate the items towards prizes.
Dungeon Puzzle Tips
It is almost inevitable that you would run into dungeon puzzles sooner or later in your gameplay. Let’s get into how you can deal with them.
Getting stuck is a very big possibility, pushing stones to places where you can’t move them anymore, or become trapped are common. When this happens just exit the building and re-enter to reset the puzzle. Or if your character is unable to escape then just save the game and quit. When the save is reloaded, you start outside the building.