- Stardew Valley random events can have both positive and negative effects on players, such as the appearance of a Meteorite blocking pathways.
- Newcomers to the game might face challenges when encountering random events like the Meteorite, especially if they haven’t reached the required level of pickaxe development.
- This particular player’s situation is not as dire as it seems, as the Four Corners Farm has alternative pathways that can be cleared with a less advanced tool, allowing them to progress without significant setbacks.
A newcomer to Stardew Valley found themselves with some unbelievably bad luck after a Meteorite appeared on their farm. The Stardew Valley random event can strike when players least expect it, but usually it’s something to be excited about.
Stardew Valley follows a set schedule of seasons and events, but there are random encounters that can occur at nearly any time. Players might experience a witch hovering over their chicken coop, a fairy blessing their crops, or random objects appearing from outer space, like the Meteorite or alien capsule. Most of these events have some potential perks, like giving the player a void chicken egg, or speeding up the progress of a crop’s growth. Meteorites can be broken up for some valuable items, but only if the player has reached a certain point in their pickaxe development. For players just starting out, this could pose a problem, as it did for this newcomer.
Stardew Valley Tip Makes It Easier to Find Hidden Paths
A clever Stardew Valley player shares with the community a very helpful and straightforward method to allow gamers to find hidden paths.
Unfortunately for this player, a Meteorite spawned in one of the most inconvenient places possible. A screenshot shared by lemoncrime shows their farmer staring at the Meteorite, which is blocking the southern path out of their farm. This shortcut is readily used by players to quickly access Marnie’s Farm, the Wizard’s Tower, Leah’s home, and the local plants and pond. While the Meteorite could be broken down with a Gold or better quality Pickaxe, it’s likely this player doesn’t have one yet.
Four Corners Farm Secret Passageway
Other players were quick to commiserate with the fan, though it turns out that their choice of farm, at least, was a lucky one. While some farms’ exits would be completely blocked off in this scenario, this player is on the Four Corners Farm, which was added in a later Stardew Valley update. The Four Corners Farm has two side passages leading into the southern exit of the farm that are blocked off by large tree stumps. In comparison to needing a Gold Pickaxe to break the Meteorite, large tree stumps can be cleared with a more humble Copper Axe. Even if the player doesn’t yet have one, it shouldn’t take long to acquire the materials necessary for Clint to upgrade the player’s tools.
Thankfully, this player’s progress shouldn’t be hampered too terribly by this random experience. In comparison, some players dread the arrival of Meteorite, as they can occasionally spawn in the middle of crops and destroy whatever was there. Nonetheless, once a player has the right tool to destroy a Meteorite, they can at least gain valuable materials like Iridium Ore and Geodes.
Stardew Valley is a hit Indie release that spawned a cult following thanks to its similarities to titles like Harvest Moon and The Sims. Players will take control of their own characters as they are dropped into the eponymous Stardew Valley and given an old dilapidated farm. They’ll cultivate new crops and relationships with the NPCs scattered around the area, as well as combat monsters and embark on other quests.
- February 26, 2016
- RPG , Simulation
- Local Multiplayer , Online Multiplayer
- E for Everyone (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco)
- How Long To Beat
- 53 Hours
- Steam Deck Compatibility