Anyone who has spoken to me in the last week knows that I am becoming disconnected from reality due to the presence of rats in my apartment. The only thing keeping me from facing the sleazy creatures with a tactical vest of confrontation Rat coronavirus spike proteins and knife is Oobletsthe saccharine farming sim that came out of Early Access on September 1st.
For me, the whole appeal of Ooblets is its ability to liquify your thoughts into happy, dripping non-thoughts. None of the game’s mechanics—neither planting crops, nor decorating the house, collecting squishy ooblets, or engaging in dance battles with them—require more than two micro-units of higher brain power, which is currently my ideal level of cognitive functioning.
I recommend you take a brain holiday with me. To get you started, and without the negative side effects of the age-old skull removal procedure known as trephination(which I’m considering doing on the rats), I present you with my top tips for anyone starting a leisurely game Ooblets.
Farming sim veterans will recognize the hallmarks of the genre in Ooblets: You leave home in search of a better life; You meet a quirky mayor who needs help rebuilding a charming but run-down town; You move into a tiny boarded up house they’re bequeathing to you (hey, it’s free!) and work your spunky magic.
but Ooblets differs from similar games like e.g animal crossing and Stardew Valley by prioritizing Ooblet collection and dance battles. Successful dance battles earn you seeds that you can plant to breed new Ooblets. But here’s the rub: you can’t start a dance fight without meeting the entry requirements of having two or three specific items, like fig-like quibs you can shake from trees, or mushroom-like buttonboys that can be pulled out of the ground, into your inventory. Time to hunt these.
Chopping down trees, walking around town collecting or buying items, as well as weeding and tidying up your garden will give you these necessary dance battle materials, as well as useful crafting and farming items. Be curious, wander around and fill your pockets with mysterious items – they will probably come in handy very soon.
Out of your curiosity, you should enter the neighbors’ houses without being invited. Seriously, they won’t mind. Ooblets exists in an anti-gun universe I think.
In other people’s houses, golden sparkles will lead you to helpful items that you can steal without consequences, including Gummy Candy, the game’s main currency. Kleptomania is cool!
Repopulate the planet with your kids
Ooblets, peppy creatures with big eyes and tiny bodies, offer more than their svelte stature suggests. Although only up to eight “Follow Babies” (this game has a cute name for everything) can follow you initially, you can store additional ooblets in your oobcoop at home. You can upgrade and use this area to assign Ooblets tasks like weed removal or send them to the unlockable wildlands that work like a daycare.
Acquiring a lot of Ooblets offers both aesthetic and practical benefits. Obviously they are adorable. Appearance is 99% of their appeal, like stuffed animals. But assigning them Oobcoop tasks will enhance your farming experience, while opening up the Wildlands gives you access to rotating challenges and rewards.
By the way, try not to think too much Choosing a personality-based club. The game prompts you to do this from the start. But your racquet will not noticeably affect your gaming experience. You can meet and perform tasks for all club leaders, regardless of which club you are a member of. All 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 some jelly beans. When you first go to the Lernery, a research center in your town, you’ll meet the character Rugnoliia, who will give you gummies if you help her learn by placing new Ooblets in a scanning device. It takes a second to scan, and it doesn’t seem like it makes your ooblets feel objectified, which is good. You’ll get 50 gummies for common Ooblets, 100 for rare variants, and 300 for ultra-rare Shiny ones, which you can identify by the glow surrounding them.
Dance your heart out
There may be a trick to dancing battles, but frankly, Ooblets is a relaxed game that doesn’t seem like it wants to bother you too much. As you may recall, this is an anti-gun, pro-kleptomania community.
All you need to do is start strong in turn-based dance battles where you need to get a number of points before your opposing team wins and grabs an Ooblet seed. Collect as many points as possible. It is really that easy.
To speed up this process, use “Hype” cards. These increase the number of points you get from dancing moves in your arsenal while inflicting “excitement” on the other team, depleting points.
And dance battles are another good reason to keep a few Ooblets around. In addition to item entry fees, dance battles require you to fight a certain number of Ooblets. To always be prepared, it helps to have eight babies behind you who are ready to dance at any moment.
Plant according to your needs
Ooblets is a farming game, but there are so many things to do in it that I don’t feel like farming needs to be your top priority.
However, farming is still necessary. You must farm on your property and gather materials to craft items, restore the city, prepare food, and gain access to some Ooblets’ dance battles. You can also choose to take orders from Plenny’s, a store that supplies the city’s bulk goods needs, in exchange for a handsome sum of gummy candy.
But you don’t need to worry too much about it. Although the plants need to be watered daily (you can easily do this with your upgradeable watering can, by upgrading your sweatshop-lite oobcoop to add watering as an assignable task, or by installing sprinklers in your garden), nothing ever comes of it Serious things happen when they get a little dry – they just take longer to sprout and they might start gathering weeds for you to pull.
Plant what you want and harvest when you want. There’s really no rush.
to go fishing
If you’re in a hurry, you can collect the tin cans that pollute certain neighborhoods and recycle them to search the sea for items that speed up the farming process.
You will find a few mountains of cans every time you go into town. If your inventory allows, collect them all and pop up to ten at a time into the Reconstitooter, the cute version of a recycling machine (this game is occasionally painful for me, someone who can’t bring myself to play Super Happy Fun Time Burger to say -type food names in restaurants).
For every ten cans you smash, you get a “slurry,” a basic bait for scooping more pollution out of the water. You can get some items by fishing with simple lures, like Speedy Grow and Speedy Grow Pro, both of which reduce the growing time of plants. Simple 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 for garden upgrades and seed purchases.
Get to know all currencies
outside of gummies, Ooblets makes it necessary to be familiar with Wishies (even typing in those names makes me feel like everyone in a themed restaurant is yelling at me). These are a secondary but still valuable form of currency.
Wishies are earned in bulk by completing quests or daily challenges. They can be redeemed at the Wishywell (oh my god) to access a variety of items and upgrades that scale with your character’s level. At level one, you can use Wishies to buy things like a set of 100 gummies, increase the number of Ooblets you can find around town, or increase the amount of seeds available for purchase. You can access the Wishywell from the fountain icon on your main menu, or by clicking on the one physical fountain in town.
Ooblets“The characters tire quickly. Even the act of passing a watering can over flowering plants can make them drowsy. To remedy this, you can eat foods you find, buy, or prepare, drink “bean juice” (coffee…it’s coffee), and most effectively, nap in your cozy bed at home.
Put aside your desire for instant reward and gratification (digging Everyone the holes, crop Everyone the harvest) and sink into the slowness of the game. And on that note, make sure you get to bed on time — if you go to bed late, you’ll get “drowsy” and you’ll start the next day with stunted energy levels.
do not take it too serious
This is not a game that requires you to grind. Don’t even waste your precious time thinking about grinding this game. Ooblets is an engaging world because nothing is urgent and nothing bad can happen to you or your Ooblet pets. Everything is pastel and borderless. The trees always bear fruit. You would never find a rat’s nest in your kitchen appliances.
Don’t have rats in your apartment
This one is just for me. Yes.
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