Crafting is an action of making an item from resources. This is a comprehensive guide for new players to learn the ways of crafters! Crafting is essential for acquiring tools and weapons, which allow the player to advance.
Getting a Wooden Pickaxe
You might want to craft a diamond pickaxe, or amethyst helmet, but whatever your dreams are, you need to craft a wooden pickaxe before crafting anything. The reason being, because you can't mine anything but wood by hand. As you advance in the game, you will be able to acquire more advanced resources.
Step 1: Mining Wood
Pro tip: Try to mine two at a time if possible, but don't go actively searching for a double node. You'll just be wasting time.
Step 2: Crafting a Wooden Pickaxe
Step 3: Waiting
Crafting a wooden pickaxe takes a few seconds. So wait! Do not right click or it will cancel the crafting, and you will not get your materials back.
Unfortunately, you cannot mine, eat or attack anything when you are crafting. Make sure you are in a safe, warm place, and that your food bar is full before starting a craft, especially items that have long crafting times. (We'll get into those later)
Step 4: Move on!
Enjoy your wooden pickaxe! If you are cold, you may want to craft a campfire (25 wood, 5 stone). If you don't see a around, you need to prepare a workbench (20 wood, 10 stone) for the next step. To place either items, just click on the item in your inventory, and place it wherever you feel like it. Note that you can't place items next to other man-made structures.
Now, onto real crafting.
Crafting with a Workbench
Assuming that you have a near you, whether you built it or not, let's use it! You can craft almost anything with this workbench. If you know what you want to craft, go see the recipes! I'll show you how to craft the stone pickaxe with a workbench. Note that you still can't craft the diamond pickaxe or the amethyst helmet because you don't have diamonds or amethyst... yet.
Step 1: Mining Stone
I'm killing two birds with one stone... except I'm killing one tree and one stone with one wooden pickaxe...
Step 2: Crafting
Step 3: Waiting
As you progress, crafting will take longer! Do not right click or it will cancel everything. Crafting time can be shortened by equipping an Ikea Manual. The Ikea Manual is actually required for crafting some items, such as amethyst-tier weapons, as they take so long to craft otherwise, that the player dies from starvation.
Step 4: Enjoying
Now you know how to craft pretty much anything if you can get the materials. If you want to craft seeds, paper, or cook some , then all you need to do is repeat the process but next to a fire. If you want to fill a watering can or a bottle with water, then you need to stand above a lake or the ocean. Some of the most advanced equipment in the game will need a fire, water AND a workbench in close proximity to craft. Good luck!
The amount of points given for crafting an item is worked out using this formula:
Score = [Time to be Crafted in Milliseconds] x 0.002 x [Resource Amount x Score Linked with this Resource].
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|Database||Recipes - Key Binds|
|Tutorials|| The Road to Amethyst - Part One - The Road to Amethyst - Part Two|
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