Anyone who has spoken to me in the past week knows that I am slowly losing my grip on reality due to the presence of rats in my apartment. The only thing that keeps me from taking on fat creatures with a tactical vest made of rat coronavirus spike proteins and knives is Oobletsthe saccharin farming simulation that released from early access on September 1.
For me, all the attraction of Ooblets is its ability to liquefy your thoughts into blissful, oozing non-thoughts. None of the game’s mechanics – planting crops, decorating your house, collecting squidgy Ooblets, or engaging them in dance battles – require more than two level-up micro brain power units, which is currently my ideal level of cognitive function.
I recommend you take a brain vacation with me. To get you started, and without any of the negative side effects of the old skull removal procedure known as trepanation(which I plan to perform on rats), here are my top tips for anyone starting a game of Ooblets.
Farming simulation veterans will recognize the characteristics of the genre in Ooblets: You leave your home in search of better living; you meet an eccentric mayor who needs help restoring a charming but dilapidated town; you move into a little gated house they’ll bequeath to you (hey, it’s free!) and work your brave magic.
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But Ooblets departs from the likes of similar games such as animal crossing and Stardew Valley focusing on the Ooblet collection and dance battles. Successful dance battles earn you seeds that you can plant to grow new Ooblets. But here’s the catch: you can’t start a Dance Battle without meeting its entry requirements of having two or three specific items like fig-shaped quibs, which you can shake from trees, or shaped buttonholes. mushrooms, which can be pulled from the ground, into your inventory. It’s time to hunt them.
Shaking trees, walking around town and picking up or buying items, weeding and cleaning up your garden gets you the necessary dance battle gear, as well as useful crafting and farming items. Be curious, wander around and let your pockets overflow with mysterious objects, they will probably come in handy very soon.
In your curiosity, you should enter the neighbors without them inviting you. Seriously, they won’t care. Ooblets exists in an anti-gun universe, I think.
In other people’s homes, gold sparks will guide you to useful items that you can steal without consequence, including gummies, the game’s main currency. Kleptomania is cool!
Repopulate the planet with your children
Ooblets, spirited creatures with big eyes and tiny bodies, offer more than their lightweight mounts suggest. Although only up to eight “follower babies” (this game has a sugar-coated name for everything) can follow you at first, you can store additional Ooblets in your Oobcoop at home. You can upgrade this area and use it to assign Ooblets tasks like weed removal, or send them to the unlockable Wildlands, which act much like a daycare.
Acquiring a ton of Ooblets provides both aesthetic and practical benefits. Obviously, they are adorable. Looks are 99% of their appeal, like with stuffed animals. But assigning them Oobcoop tasks will enhance your farming experience while opening up the Wildlands will give you access to rotating challenges and rewards.
By the way, try not to think too much choose a club based on personality. The game asks you to do this from the start. But your club will not have a noticeable impact on your gaming experience. You can meet and complete tasks for all club leaders, regardless of which club you are a member of. All the clubs do is determine which starter Ooblet you get, and all of your options are equally cute and useful.
Sell your kids for science
Having an Ooblet Menagerie is also a quick and easy way to get a bunch of gummies. When you first head to Lernery, a research center in your city, you will meet the character Rugnolia, who will give you gummies if you help her with her studies by placing new Ooblets in a scanning device. Scanning takes a second, and it doesn’t seem like your Ooblets feel objectified by it, which is good. You’ll get 50 gummies for common Ooblets, 100 for rare variants, and 300 for ultra-rare “gleamies,” which you can identify by the glitter around them.
dance your heart
There may be a trick to dancing battles, but honestly, Ooblets is a relaxed game that doesn’t seem to want to bother you too much. This is an anti-gun, pro-kleptomania community, as you may recall.
So in turn-based Dance Battles, where you need to reach a certain number of points before your opposing team does to win and nab an Ooblet Seed, all you need is to start strong. Accumulate the most points as quickly as possible. It’s that simple.
To speed up this process, use “hype” cards. These increase the number of points earned by dance moves in your arsenal, while inflicting a “fluster” on the other team, which depletes the points.
And dance battles are another great reason to keep a bunch of Ooblets around. In addition to having entry fees for items, Dance Battles require you to fight a certain number of Ooblets. To always be prepared for this, it helps to have eight babies following you and ready to dance at all times.
Plant according to your needs
Ooblets is a farming game, but there’s so much to do in it that I don’t think farming should be your number one priority.
However, agriculture is still necessary. You’ll need to farm and gather materials on your plot of land to craft items, restore the town, cook food, and gain access to certain Ooblet Dance Battles. You can also decide to take orders from Plenny’s, a store that caters to the city’s bulk merchandise needs, in exchange for a large sum of gummies.
But you don’t need to worry too much about it. Although crops need to be watered daily (you can do this easily with your upgradable watering can, by upgrading your Oobcoop sweatshop-lite to add watering as an assignable task, or by installing sprinklers in your garden), nothing Nothing bad will happen if they get a bit dry – they’ll just take longer to germinate and they might start picking up weeds for you to pull.
Plant what you want and reap the benefits whenever you want. There really is no rush.
In case you’re in a hurry, you can collect the tin cans polluting certain parts of the city and recycle them to go “swing at sea” for items that speed up the farming process.
You will find a few mounds of cans whenever you head into town. If your inventory allows, collect them all and stick up to ten at a time in the Reconstitooter, the cute version of a recycling machine (this game is sometimes painful for me, someone who can’t bring himself to say Super Happy Fun Time Burger -type the names of the foods in the restaurants).
For every ten cans you crush, you will get a “slurry”, a basic bait to remove more pollution from the water. You can get some items by fishing with basic baits, like Speedy Grow and Speedy Grow Pro, both of which reduce crop growth time. Basic baits can also net you Stay Soggy and Stay Soggy Extra, which reduce the need for daily watering, and even gummies, which you can use to improve gardening and buy seeds.
Get to know all currencies
Apart from gummies, Ooblets makes it necessary to become familiar with wishes (even typing those names makes me feel like everyone in a themed restaurant is yelling at me). It is a secondary but still valuable form of currency.
“Wishies” are gained in droves by completing daily tasks or challenges. They can be redeemed at “Wishywell” (oh my) to access a range of items and upgrades that scale with your character level. At level one, you can use wishes to buy things like a set of 100 gummies, increase the number of detectable Ooblets in town, or increase the amount of seeds available for purchase. You can access the Wishywell from the fountain icon in your main menu or by clicking on the only physical fountain in town.
Take a nap
Ooblets‘ The protagonists get tired quickly. Simply running a watering can over flowering plants can put them to sleep. To remedy this, you can eat foods you seek, buy or prepare, drink “bean juice” (coffee…that’s coffee) and, most effectively, take a nap in your cozy bed at home.
Put aside your desire for immediate reward and gratification (digging everything the holes, the harvest everything cultures) and sink into the slow game. And on that note, make sure you go to bed on time – going to bed too late makes you “groggy” and you will start the next day with stunted energy levels .
Don’t take it too seriously
It’s not a game you have to grind. Don’t even waste precious time thinking about grinding this game. Ooblets is an attractive world because nothing is urgent and nothing so bad can happen to you or your Ooblet pets. Everything is pastel and borderless. Trees always bear fruit. You will never even find a rat’s nest in your kitchen appliances.
Don’t have rats in your apartment
This one is just for me. Yeah.
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