This guide is basically all I have learnt so far within this game. It will cover progression and tips all the way up till the start of the Virtuoso realm.
Guide to Basics
Handy tips and information
Pick up every herb and vegetable you can find, it is tedious but from the end of the formation realm to the start of the virtuoso realm you will need to make your own XP bolus’s
Almost every buildable you can put down has an anima rating, which influences your effectiveness in the cauldron and when breaking through realms, make sure your cauldron is in an area where the anima is above sparse/deficient, you can tell by the little icon below the minimap on the right side.
The gourd is one of the most useful items in the game,after you make your pickaxe and get given the minotaur and rhino forms, once those are depleted you use the gourd to get essences from mobs to do that you must damage the mob to 15-20% of their hp (Not 100% confirmed on this just rough guess based on my experience), then pull out the gourd and keep using it until you capture its essence, you need 5 of these to make a form.
Along side having your main melee weapon also have a bow, as of right now every open world miniboss is easily killed with the bow as long as you keep running them in a circle, especially helpful for ones that inflict poison/DoT.
Mellenia wood can be found in the Rifts from killing the bosses at the end.
Every few hours your base will get invaded by monsters, they are incredibly weak but the ones with the hats on can drop items you will need.
When using a melee weapon to attack, hold left click and after that hold right click, this will make it so if you take any damage you will automatically block.
Your character doesn’t die if you fail a tribulation, as for what happens I am not sure as of yet I will update it in an hour or two when I attempt.
There is 1 gold location in the east of the desert near a cliff, this is the only one I have found.
If you use an Xp bolus your sectmates can also leech xp off of it by pressing F on you when you’re in the animation, so save up lots of pills and allow everyone to benefit if you have friends (I do not)
The flower needed to make the 2nd tribulation pill is in the lake in the east side of the desert.
You can automatically do the monster invasions by putting siege barricades/spikes around the blue floating text, they are essentially portals.
Your pickaxe and hatchet are secondary gathering tools, the main will be your forms.
You can find scale dragonhides in the top left of the desert (needed to make the 3rd tier of weapons).
Make food out of your apples, they are so much better than just eating the apples.
And probably the most important, the silkworms aren’t the main ingredient in XP bolus, you basically want to use any ingots past gold tier, and any other high tier items, and yes I mean items literally anything even soiled underwear, and use the silkworms to make it 100%, once it hits 100% they won’t give any further boost to the pill, don’t waste your silkworms.