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    Getting Married In ‘Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town’

    The relationship with Bachelors and Bachelorettes in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town has been slightly revamped, and works differently in the remake. Both Bachelors and Bachelorettes will have two bars shown in the villager list, where a music note will represent your Friendship Points (FP), while the heart’s will represent Love Points (LP). There are four “hidden” candidates: the Harvest Goddess, Kappa, Huang, and Gourmet; and you cannot view their LP in the Relationship menu. After you’ve given the Harvest Goddess 20 gifts, she will ask who you like. If you want to marry the Harvest Goddess, you must respond with “Harvest Goddess”. And if you want to…

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    Stardew Valley: Still Amazing Years Later

    Stardew Valley is more than just running a farm and setting up a daily routine. Within the first few days of in-game gameplay, you’ve built your own system: wake up, check the weather, think about whether or not you’re going to the mine, water your crops, tend to your animals, say hello to your neighbors, go fishing, hit some rocks, go to bed. Sometimes you can’t go to the store due to store hours or holidays that must be meticulously planned around. You’ll start asking yourself questions like: Am I out of animal fodder and when does the store open? I have too much in my inventory, should I sell…

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    How to Setup ACT for Savage Content in ‘Final Fantasy XIV’

    The third-party program ACT (Active Combat Tracker) is a real-time combat log generator, created by people who raid in MMOs (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) to track their DPS (damage per second)—it is an essential tool for players who want to take their raiding progress in MMOs to the next level. In this article, I’ll be going over using the ACT Tool and Final Fantasy XIV’s live uploader tool. For more information on my static group, the schedule is listed here, and I stream on Twitch every Friday and Sunday. You can also check me out on Final Fantasy XIV’s Lodestone here. If you’re interested in my battle logs, just…

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    How to Make Friends in ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    In Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, your relationships are based on your interactions with villagers, nature sprites, livestock, and pets. There are two measurements that will rank your relationships: Friendship Points (FP) and Love Points (LP). To see your current relationship status, open the main menu by using the X Button on your Nintendo Switch controller, and then tab over to the Relationships Menu using the shoulder buttons. You can see your relationship with the villagers, nature sprites, livestock on your farm, and your pets. What Are Friendship Points? Friendship Points (FP) relates to how friendly you are with the villagers. Every villager who isn’t a bachelor/bachelorette will…

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    The ‘Animal Crossing’ Experience

    One of Nintendo’s greatest, weirdest strengths has always been its ability to create something that appeals to a concentrated, nostalgia-related experience, and Animal Crossing on the Nintendo Switch is no exception. Animal Crossing is a long-running video game franchise about a human player living, working, and camping in various forests populated by anthropomorphic animals. It sounds pretty weird, but I swear it’s the cutest game you’ll ever play. Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched at a time where most people were staying indoors, unable to visit family or friends due to COVID-19 safety precautions, so it’s no wonder the game sold 22 million copies in just under five months from the…

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    Power Berries In ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    In Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, you will come across “Power Berries” that will increase your overall stamina. There are a total of 10 berries hidden throughout Mineral Town. The amount of stamina you have is located on the upper-right of your screen, displayed as little berries that will deplete over time as you use your farm tools. If your bar reaches zero, your character will pass out and will be carried to the clinic. Every time your body is dragged off to the Clinc, you will lose a trivial amount of FP and LP with Doctor. It’s an incredibly small amount though; you definitely won’t notice. Bear…

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    How to Profitably Allocate Your Time in ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    A lot has changed in the Friends of Mineral Town remake, including the addition of more lucrative means to make a profit on your farm. There are plenty of chores and errands to do in Friends of Mineral Town as the game progresses, but what are the essential tips to turn your farm into a self-sustaining money-maker? Here are a few basics plus seasonal tips to make the most of the different seasons in Friends of Mineral Town. Bear in mind, some of these can be spoiler-y. If you’re looking for a clean-slate experience, this guide may not be right for you. Happy farming! NOTE: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral…

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    I Tried To Kill My Chickens In ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    In a perfect world, your farm animals will never get sick or die from old age, and that’s exactly what you get in Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. In the remake however, things have changed. Let me preface this by saying, in every Harvest Moon title before now, you could kill your animals by neglecting them—maybe you accidentally hit them with a tool while doing field work, or perhaps you couldn’t make it outside to feed them during a storm. In the original games, your animals could even die from old age. In fact, in Harvest Moon DS, to convince the Witch Princess to marry you, you had to…

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    The Nature Sprite Tea Party In ‘Friends of Mineral Town’

    The Nature Sprites (aka ‘Harvest Sprites‘) throw a fabulous tea party every spring at their cozy hut in Mineral Town, and if you’re lucky, you could be invited! Better yet, if you attend the tea party, the Nature Sprites will gift you a super rare item—here’s how to befriend the Nature Sprites and attend their seasonal tea party. Bear in mind, some of these can be spoiler-y. If you’re looking for a clean experience, this guide may not be right for you. NOTE: Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is a remake of the 2003 GBA release Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. You can read more about the company’s rebranding here. The…

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    5 Best Changes In the ‘Friends of Mineral Town’ Remake

    The Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town remake has received several quality-of-life improvements, not to mention the new art-style, and most of which I can’t argue with. However, there were a few changes that stood out amongst the rest. If you’re an old fan wondering why it is now referred to as Story of Seasons, the short answer is that the newer games now go by their original Japanese title—Marvelous split from Natsume in 2014, and since Natsume owned the rights to the Harvest Moon title, the name has been changed to Story of Seasons. Some of these can be spoiler-y, so if you’re looking for a clean experience,…