Hunt for the Elusive Iron
Along with basic resources like wood, water, and clay, iron is pretty far up there on the list. My deed is too close to water level to have a mine right there so up in behind along a mountainside is where I decided to start one instead. I put up a door, and even though it’s off-deed I’m not too concerned about it. I spent most of the evening yesterday working my way through rock, trying to find iron. After about 50 tiles, I still hadn’t found any. I was getting pretty frustrated, normally mountains are filled with different types of ore, but I was just having zero luck at all (as is my way, RNG and everything random absolutely hates me). Finally, when I was just about to give up hope, I stumbled upon a single block of iron. I’m pretty sure I did a dance of incredible joy.
I spent a few minutes mining some iron, lugging it back home, and turning it into lamps for my deed. I also improved my tools up to 25ql, 5 higher than their default 20. Each day I’m going to try to improve them a little bit higher, until I’m using fabulous tools.
On a more humorous note, I also made my first rare that wasn’t a resource. I had already gotten rare dirt and a supreme dirt, but I needed a storage container for my spare tools so I was creating a coffin when it went rare. The unfinished coffin glowed while it was on the ground, pulsating with rareness, but the finished product has no glow at all, and as far as I know there’s no benefits to this item being rare. On the plus side, I did get a neat achievement for creating the rare to begin with, so that’s something.
Since I have so much time to play these days I also decided to create an alt. The alt will probably be Fo or Magnaron bound, and only handle tiny little tasks. The issue I have is that I quickly run out of fatigue on my main character since I’ve been playing so often. I understand why fatigue exists, but it’s a bit of a nuisance to those of us who have more than your average surplus of time on our hands to be in game. My main character can regain some fatigue numbers while I piddle around on another character. Sure, I could just leave completely and play another game while it regenerates, but what would be the fun in that!
Eventually I’ll need to continue work on the deed. There are buildings to be completed, fences to be built, and meals to be prepared. I did get around to finding a maple forest and I walked home with about 50 maple sprouts which I planted right away. I love maple trees, they’re very colourful and beautiful. Once the land around my deed fills in I can’t wait to see what it looks like. I haven’t seen the seasons change on this server yet, but I assume that they do indeed change.
More updates tomorrow! Happy gaming.