Here you can find some useful hints and advice for newbies.
Tips and Trick for New Players
- NPCs are your friends, especially in battle. While fighting monsters on the surface at night, even bosses, if you bring them close enough to NPCs they’ll fight for you and do much more damage than you could possibly do with starter weapons.
- Plant early, plant often. Wheat especially. Food can quickly become a problem if you don’t prepare ahead, and while meat is nice you can run out of animals pretty fast. Wheat, however, can be milled for flour, feed animals, and is generally useful. It will give you more bread than you’ll personally need, also setting up food source for settlers later on.
- Storage is love. Storage is life. For real, you WILL run out of inventory space often while cave-diving. And dying will make you lose both money and materials as well as random resources. Storing anything you won’t need will save your life. Also, label your chests (last button to the right in the chest interface), you will thank yourself later.
- Don’t be afraid of the recall scrolls. They can and will save your life. When you’re out of potions and/or realize you forgot food (or ran out of food) and you’re in the far corner of the caves with endlessly respawning zombies roaming about, you’ll want a quick out. Always keep them on you.
- Always keep health potions, and don’t forget that Q is for Quick heal! Trust me, unless you’re a dodgeball champion, you’ll need it.
- Too many enemies coming at you? Think 300 (the movie). Funneling enemies in a tight corridor with a high knockback weapon (75 and above) at the ready can make the difference between lots of loot and your corpse on the floor.
- Pest hunting is profitable. Zombies and goblins are annoying, plentiful, and are just a nuisance in general. However, they can drop ore, ore bars, broken tools which can be refined, and are an endless source of gold coins. Leaving a large accessible cave room unlit with traps in safe positions can give you lots of loot for minimal work.
- Settling down is a good idea. Starting a settlement might make you feel like a European colonizer, but it’s a good thing in this game. Once you set up forestry & husbandry workzones, a decent farm, and have the farmer settler, you can cave-dive for hours and not have to worry about food or wood for a long time. Just don’t forget to set up chests to be accessible by your settlers. And be nice to them, give them a nice home with lots of furniture, it’s worth it.