Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
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Harvest Moon 101
Allo everyone! This is LocoPocos first ever guide so it may be a bit rusty. This is for everything and anything about the game. Farming Although the game is not all about farming it is still mostly a farming RPG. This section covers the basics and the niddy griddy details. Crops When you first start out the game you have every tool you need to farm. Later when you get a bit richer u should buy better tools so you can work faster and easier. Go to Vestas farm (the farm on the other side of the stream) and buy some seeds. Be careful though, only certain seeds grow in certain seasons. Here are the cost and seasons for crops. Crop Season Cost of seed Tomato Spring to Fall 30g Turnip Summer to Winter 20g Watermelon Spring to Summer 60g Strawberry Fall to Spring 30g Sweet Potato Fall 40g Potato Winter to Spring 40g Melon Summer to Fall 50g Carrot Fall to Winter 30g Then there are fruits. You can plant and grow them at any time but they only give fruit in certain seasons. Before I show that to u I just wanna tell that when u get fruit DONT sell it. Get the seed maker (order from Takakura for 6000g or get from Daryl, more on that later) and put your fruit in it. You will make much more money selling that way. Tree When fruits grow Cost of seed Banana Summer 1500g Apple Fall 820g Peach Summer 1120g Orange Summer 820g Grape Fall 900g You can also buy fertilizer for your crops for 120g. If you fertilize your crops 4 times (30 for trees) your crop quality will be better (A). Do it twice as much to make S quality. In the second year go to Takakura when he is at home and you will meet Tartan. Befriend this two-headed plant and he will let you mix seeds to make hybrids. You can even mix hybrids to make rare crops in which case you get to name it. Animals All animals that live in the barn eat fodder. Make fodder by using your sickle to cut grass outside in the pasture. When the animals are outside they do not need to be fed. If in animal is sick get it some medicine by ordering it. Turnips and carrots can be used as snacks. Probably your most important animal is your cow. Keeping a cow is not easy. You start out with a normal cow. Your happy and you milk for about 40 days without a problem. Then your cow stops giving milk. This is completely normal. To get your cow to milk again you need it to have a baby. You need to buy a miracle potion in the ordering ledger. When you first buy a cow it is only about 10 days old. Wait 30 days, make it have a baby and THEN you can milk it. P.S the first couple milkings after a cow has a baby will result in mothers milk. You can still make cheese and butter with it but you cant sell it. Well actually you can sell it to Van. The types of cows are Brown, Star, Normal, and Marble. All make unique milk. To improve Next come sheep. I got lucky and mine gave golden wool all the time. Golden wool is very valuable, 600g. All you need to do to get brush and brush it every day and wash it every other day. To wash an animal go outside, push it up to the little bath in the left corner of the pasture and take the brush and press X. The three types of wool are white, gold and just wool. Chickens are pretty basic. Get one boy and one girl. Put all fertilized eggs in the incubator in the chicken coop. Once your chicken coop is full sell all the boys except one. And then fill the space in with girls. The chickens eat chicken feed, which you can order and put in the big rectangle in the middle of the chicken coop. A horse is any easy animal. When the first summer comes along do not order anything and work hard on your farm to get a horse. Feed it and make sure it gets plenty of exercise. Ducks are just like chickens. Treat them the same way. Get a pond and make sure your chicken coop has less than 6 chickens. Many people think that ducks do not lay eggs. They actually do. Ducks dont sit on their eggs like chickens do. The only way to tell if a duck egg is a duck egg is to hatch it. The final kind of animal is a goat. Treat them, as it was a cow. The only difference is you cannot buy a by so after its 40 days of milking are up they are up. You can also get some pets. You start with a dog. Later on Romana (the old lady) asks you if you want a kitty. Then during winter befriend the big white ape and he will give you a lizard. Girls There are three available brides in town. Its the classic blonde, brunette and redhead situation. Each girl has a different personality, like of presents and certain qualities that they are attracted to. P.S You will get married no matter what and there will be events to guide you so you will have a bit of help but we would not want to marry who is chosen by whoever likes YOU the most. To check how much a girl likes you check their diaries. Celia Find her at Vestas Farm. Perfect wife for a farmer. She is attractive. Very intelligent farming wise. She likes flowers crops and diary products. However you need the deep love of 5 hearts to get her to marry you. Her son will grow up to be nice, down to to earth, child. He likes animals and to be told how everything works. He idolizes you and if you be nice to him he will stay that way. Muffy Find her at the bar. She is a girl who thinks she could have a better life then being a bargirl. She already likes you a bit so you only need 4 hearts to marry her. She likes most of the things that Celia does but maybe you can bring her something shiny once in a while like an ore. Her son grows up to be a giggly little troublemaker. Sometimes he sneaks out at bedtime. Nami Find her at the Inn. Plays hard to get. She is. She likes fall flowers and fossils and statues from the dig. To raise your chances of marring her when you get the blue feather go to the other brides, shoe it to them but say you dont mean it. Her child grows up to be a shy little guy who will go to sleep even if his mom is outside. Jobs for kids Do not carry your kid too much or it will spoil him. To make him an athlete befriend the running family and buy him a ball. To make him a scientist befriend Daryl, Carter and Flora. And buy him a car. To make him an artist befriend Cody and inspire him with the pictures he makes in his sketchbook. Thats all for now, but ill update soon.