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  1. Starting playing again....

    Well, moving on, I have collected a nice number of seeds. And have fenced off a small tract of land. Any suggestion on what animals to collect? My choices are pigs and sheep and...that about it. I assume sheep because of the wool but there seem to be more pigs running around also. May be easier to bring in pigs. I assume pigs reproduce faster. Frankly, with all my veggies, fruit, and grains, I am not sure animals are a smart investment. Has anybody compared output of animal flesh vs. harvests from plants?
  2. Brass

    I don't know - I think it is clear enough on the wiki. And I don't think it is a question of not reading the wiki as much as knowing brass, in fact, IS used to make non-sparking tools, like large sledge hammers, so it could be players know too much in this case about MODERN brass tools - and yes, they even use them to mine. Also, even historians used to confuse brass and bronze in their writings. So once again it could be players know their history but just don't know it's incorrect or based on flawed information. But yeah, the wiki seems to make it very clear that in the game brass, gold, so on, are all useless.
  3. Starting playing again....

    But I don't have a pickaxe and this method always worked before. And it's floating. I have noticed a LOT of blocks floating in this save.
  4. Starting playing again.... I made a chisel and used my fist to get three rough stone blocks (for the grinder of the quern). Then used the chisel to smooth a block and then punched all the stone around it...I will do this three times to make the base. First stone: Yeah...that didn't work... I'll wait for my pick before doing anything else with that stone. It scares me.
  5. Starting playing again....

    Well, found enough copper to add to my ton of tin to make a bronze saw. So made a loom, made a tool rack, a large box, and so on. Can't make a bed till I have more wool. I'll pick spots around the main island to pan for ore. I found a large Western Island - I guess I'm in Japan - plus some more fruit trees. Bananas! Now plan to make some fences and also some ropes to bring in the animals. And I have bones, so can try to tame the wolf. AFTER all the animals are fenced in. And found some more ore in the rocks (found it by walking right on it) - which I marked. Not sure what half of it is. But my next metal tool will likely be a chisel so I can make a quern - I love bread and look forward to sandwiches. Oh, and stairs.
  6. Starting playing again....

    Does anybody know what this is? Not that I can do anything till I find more ore off the ground. And maybe start to pan for ore....I hear that works now. WOLF! Eh, I guess we're in the New World. Because Old World wolves DO attack people. And deer. I left them alone - animals don't seem to drop much in the way of meat and I seem to be finding a lot soybeans. New second home looking good. Made a cellar too. Once you planted a tree - can you recover it or do you have to wait for it to grow and then take saplings from it like the adult trees?
  7. Shellfish

    the idea of a block sounds good - but I feel it would have to be at least underwater - so you would have to search or dive to dig out the shells. Nothing easy but nothing too deep either.
  8. Making Brine and Salt

    I was thinking, with all the sea water around, we should have a process to make brine and (if continued) salt. Native Americans boiled brine to make salt (according to English records). In other words, there is salt water all over the place and that means salt is available. After all, take sea water and use the sun, causing the H2O to go into the Great Rain Clouds in the sky, and you have brine - which is salty salt water. Continue the process of evaporation and you get salt. Of course, you could speed up the process by adding heat. But it would make available two products players need AND is a process that has been going on since the first man said, "I need something to go with this potato.". I was thinking of placing salt water in a unsealed container and allowing the sun to do the work. Of course, if it rains the process would be ruined, or force you to go back to square one. Or some way of designing shallow ponds, or a series of ponds, to help evaporate the water. But that requires making something new - such as a new block. Let's try to use what we already have. Maybe something like 1. Use a wooden bucket to fill a Large Vessel with sea water (NOT a wooden barrel). 2. Place right next to a fire pit. 3. Keep fire pit burning for (?) number of hours. 4. You have brine. 5. Keep fire pit burning for (?) number of hours more. 6. You have a small amount of salt.
  9. Starting playing again....

    I see. The pit kiln was outside but not far enough away. I figured as much and moved it farther away. I am now working at my home but also working on my future home. First, I found an area with some animals. Sheep, Pigs, and some wild hens (pheasants but I can't remember how to spell that half the time). Also found a nice area where, if I was on a server, I would suggest a Dwarf Fortress. But more importantly - I have getting a somewhat balanced diet... And preparing the new home site at one of the inland lakes.... That also is right next to the sea. Fresh water and seaweed - yummy.
  10. Starting playing again....

    It will keep out the rain? I saw a recent Let's Play where it looked like the rain was leaking through...good, I don't have to waste so much wood then. I can reclaim it.
  11. Starting playing again....

    Oh, folks, what do you use thatch blocks for? Now that it acts like "air" it is useless as a roof and using as a door would be silly as a bear could just walk right in anyway. I've heard it is great for cellar doors, as it blocks light, but I don't have a "cellar" right now anyway.
  12. Starting playing again....

    A few screenshots - the landscape is somewhat impressive... Running about at night may make it hard to see the beauty. Home Sweet Home. My places always look simple... Interesting rock layers... I had a accident - set fire to my house and had to rebuild it. Lost my hide and straw bed in the process so until I find that other bear I know which is running around I will sleep on straw. My first night base was nothing but a clay pit. This is where I stopped, and stayed, on my second night. But I have found some large inland fresh water lakes. So there is a move in my future. But I do need a saw.
  13. Dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs? We already have dinosaurs. They are called chickens. But that would be interesting - could you train them like the other animals? And I play on peaceful - the bears are the most dangerous animal in my TFC games. Having a T-Rex would make things interesting....I would have to build wooden forts or find areas to live where it could not get into. The problem I have with it is when I find a herd of cows will I watch in horror as raptors wipe out the whole herd?
  14. Starting playing again....

    Well, I explored, found a few fruit trees (orange and green apple), battled and killed a bear, found and ran away from another bear (that seemed too busy posing on the top of a very high hill top to notice me), found some garlic, started farming and gave in to the need to make a shelter out of wood and jack-o-lanterns. Mostly because I found some ores on the ground, so maybe I could make some tools, but also because I want to try to live in this one area. It is kind of pretty. Also, with the straw bed I at least have a spawn point. If I could find more animals - outside of bears - I could start some kind of meat and leather industrial. Thing is, I like Stone Age stuff, so metals don't bother me. You can be surprised how much you can do without metal in this mod. I have tried raw and cooked seaweed. Not sure there is much difference. Maybe the cooked seaweed keeps you warm? At least there is tons of the stuff. As long as the water does not ice over in the winter. I should think about making a "kitchen" table top with a knife to see if I can make some salads. I just wish the land would stop collapsing. I think I lost a block of farm land.
  15. How are you guys dealing with caves?

    I don't find caves anymore. I found huge pits or ravines. Find a way to get down into them, search about, use the pick, mining really isn't that dangerous as it use to be unless you REALLY want to go for that massive vein of ore. To be honest, at the start of the game they just annoy me - I have to find ways around them.