wandering village It was released for early access on Steam, and with it comes the challenging prospect of building a village and surviving in harsh biomes with your friendly giant companion Onbu. If you are new to wandering village And you need help figuring out where to start and which building to prioritize first, read here.
Roaming Village Tips: Consolidate the berries
You might get bogged down in the idea that farms are necessary to feed hungry villagers, and while that may be true, you can survive only berry bushes for the first month. Building a farm will require a kitchen and extra staff and not all kinds of crops will open right away either. For a quick and continuous food supply, it is best to start with Berry Gatherer.
When placing the Berry Gatherer, observe the percentage scale on the right side of the building. This will tell you how many berries you will produce at harvest and how many bushes to pick depending on where you will place the building. Aim to cover at least 70% of the shrubs by placing the hutch as close to as many shrubs as possible.
Once you can build a kitchen, you can then ask them to make berry compote, an easy and effective meal for the villagers in the early months.
Roaming Village Tips: Weeds are life or death
wandering village He’s trying to make it easier for you to play, but you’ll inevitably hit the first toxic zone. Once the poison infects your village and spreads from tree to tree, it can require a large number of resources to control it. Prepare for this in advance by building a herbal hut and planting medicinal herbs.
Ten herbs are needed to treat toxicosis by 20%. Likewise, herbs are essential to treat villagers poisoning. You will also need to build village doctors and hire at least one doctor to treat patients and you will need an Onbu doctor (by air balloon) to be able to administer treatments to Onbu.
In addition to planting herbs beforehand, you will also need to work towards obtaining the materials required to build a decontaminated building. Point your research tree towards learning a scheme for this (via the gear icon at the top right) because having this building will limit the spread of poisonous plants.
A decontamination device sends workers to burn poisonous plants to prevent them from spreading infection. They empty out biogas or bile, building a bile extractor is an easy way to synthesize the required fuel and will not require a worker to operate. You can also remove poisoned plants with a sickle harvester, but this is time consuming and may not stop the spread in time.
Make sure you only have workers assigned to the decontaminated building during times of poison, otherwise they will be lost and idle. This does mean, however, that you need to be proactive and make sure to hire workers if your city has been exposed to poison.
Roaming Village Tips: Don’t Forget Onbu
Although this seems like an obvious point, it is easy to do. When you’re in the cityscape, it’s easy to get carried away in the resource management mill and forget about the giant monster you’re building on its back. Onbu’s survival is critical to the game.
Whenever you have the opportunity, you should constantly pet him, create food from mushrooms at the mycologist for him and actively monitor his health bar. Unbow often wanders in patches of heat and mist, may eat stones that look like his favorite food, or he may decide to sleep from exhaustion in the eye of the storm. The food will be common enough at the beginning of the game, but in the end, the mushroom spots will disappear. Make sure you have a mycologist (mushroom hut) and Onbu Kitchen ready to feed him constantly because they only solve 20% of his hunger at a time.
Make sure to go to the map view often, follow the path you have set for him, and build a strong relationship so that he will listen to your commands. This is also important to avoid natural disasters, persistent poison divisions, and toxic clouds. Clouds will float back and forth (the direction can be found by clicking on them), sometimes it pays to turn Onbu or lie down to avoid a toxic cloud, however, this must be timed correctly.
Roaming Village Tips: Be strategic with the world map
Make sure to regularly check your itinerary as Onbu seems to frequently choose the more dangerous route. By establishing a connection with the monster, you can click on any fork and direct it to the path of your choice. He is more likely to listen to your command if he trusts you.
You can use the map to your advantage by stopping to capture nomads and doubling your workforce. You can click on groups to see which direction they’re headed. You can avoid losing groups by ordering Onbu to lie down or sleep (if the interaction is open) which will essentially stop him on his journey to give the nomads time to catch up. You can also recruit more villagers by traveling scout parties to settlements on the map.
Once you’ve created a Scavenger Hut, you must send out parties constantly because it’s a free action to get additional resources. Sometimes you will be faced with the option of spending resources in a gamble to earn more knowledge points (if you send a party to search for a shrine) or better resources. It is usually worth the risk even if your party comes home poisoned, as this can be easily remedied if you have a doctor’s hut.
Once you have the basics in place, you can finally find the Scout Tower that expands the map view.
Roaming Village Tips: Other Top Tips
Here are some other basic tips that you should be aware of when playing Roaming village:
- Make sure the Compost Heap is set to biogas as it will automatically set to compost. Biogas or bile is what you need to fuel the decontamination device building.
- Building paths may not seem like a priority but it can speed up the walking speed of the villagers. This is an important mechanic at the beginning of the game when you don’t have many people and you need to switch jobs constantly.
- Giving Onbu a laxative will stop your buildings from collapsing when they eat stones.
- Build a water tank so you can store any extra water inside when collected from forest biomes. This will be vital once you reach desert biomes that lack a water supply.
- Additional water can be obtained by sending a Scavenger Hut to oasis locations on the map.
- Searching Shrines gives you knowledge points to unlock more buildings in the Research Building.
- Worker flyers are effective for managing workers and directing them to locations you want to prioritize. This is useful if you have several construction projects on the go at once.
- If you urgently need water, you can make water from Unbo blood in the lab.
- Tabs act as a “click to switch” option. Meaning if you want to create a farm to harvest crops, you have to select the “Plant” tool which will turn it off.
- Poison will always be the biggest threat to survival.