I’m not a giant fan of preventing for my survival whereas being chased by a horde of mutant cannibals in video games, so I principally wrote off Sons Of The Forest as probably not my factor and moved on with my life. Reduce to a few weeks after launch and I’m having an absolute whale of a time in Endnight Video games’ survival horror – and it’s all due to candy, succulent blueberries.
It began after I discovered that Sons Of The Forest has a peaceable mode, which utterly removes all of the gross, yucky cannibals, leaving you to grapple with survival in relative peace and quiet. The primary time I met up with Kelvin and we set to work, casually making our shitty shelter and stick storage, I perused the guidebook to see what’s subsequent, and I noticed a planter. A planter? Okay, so I assume you’ll be able to plant seeds and develop meals, then? That’s actually co-WAIT, wait, wait. You are telling me that is principally a farming sim?
That’s how I’ve ended up enjoying Sons Of The Forest. Blueberries had been the plain selection due to simply what number of of them there are on the island, making seeds extra accessible. I quickly determined that my final objective was to be utterly self-sufficient by rising, harvesting and consuming blueberries, which appeared greater than do-able. Based on the Sons Of The Forest wiki – a single blueberry counts as 1% hydration and 1% fullness, that means if I ate, say, 100 a day I may comfortably survive. That’s a whole lot of blueberries, however I reckoned I may do it. Value a shot although, innit.
First I made Kelvin clear a 5×5 space, then I set about laying out my farm. I made a decision to start out small, inserting down eight ghostly outlines of planters, a objective for Kelvin and I to work towards. Every planter wants 18 sticks, so, hmm, yup, that’s… that is 144 sticks. My God. After discovering the primary 50 or so, I started to battle, the bottom foliage washing right into a singular greeny brown blur – however eagle-eyed Kelvin at all times managed to discover a shit-tonne. No thought the place he was getting them from, however it shortly turned apparent that this blueberry empire wouldn’t be attainable with out him. I’d repay him within the most interesting blueberries my farm would develop. By the tip of the primary day, the eight planters had been full, seeds nestled of their beds, and it was time for me to get into my very own mattress, too.
The solar rose on day 2 of my berry empire, and it was time to see the fruits of my labours. The berries from the day earlier than had sprouted and as I shortly gathered all of them – about 24 complete – and commenced to eat, it was clear that I would wish extra blueberries. Much more. Like, stonking a great deal of blueberries. I ramped up planter manufacturing, now creating the area for 16. Seeds weren’t an issue, because the harvested blueberry bushes I had already grown would at all times present extra.
After one other day of constructing, my 16 planters gave me 40ish berries per day, which had been enough to fill greater than half my well being bar. The following objective was 25 planters, and after one other day of stick gathering and planter constructing, my blueberry manufacturing was in full drive. I shortly set into a daily routine: I’d harvest and eat the ripe berries within the morning, minimize down the withered bushes and change them with extra seeds, then go off frolicking within the woods (the island in SOTF is superb to only have a wander by means of). Then I’d then do precisely the identical once more the following day, and the day after that.
My life in Sons Of The Forest is fairly good. Not having to fret about meals makes peaceable mode much more laid-back. Kelvin appears to take pleasure in it too, snacking on the berries wherever he likes, and I’ve even noticed Virginia inspecting my bountiful crop. I’m fairly positive I’ve grown extra blueberries in SOTF in 5 days than I’ve throughout an entire season in Stardew Valley. Neglect about that millionaire I am supposed to seek out, I am joyful dwelling out my quiet life alongside Kelvin – and it is all due to blueberries.