As we approach the full release of the new 1.0, some Essential tips and tricks to help new and returning players get used to the game can go a long way in helping anyone get a grip on everything from basic building to fighting enemies. to get the best weapons and armor and more. After following these 10 tips for Grounded, you’ll have a solid foundation of resources and knowledge to help you deal with (almost) anything. Don’t fight Broodmother, at least for a while.
1. Dew, aphids and juice boxes help you survive early
Early in Grounded, your first priority will be daily survival by building a base resource before embarking on longer adventures. Thirst and hunger are the biggest factors and while there are many ways to deal with them, the best ones are Dew Drops (clear water particles hanging on the underside of most grass stems), Aphids (common pests that are harmless, can be killed) (which can be drunk to quench both thirst and hunger). Juice Boxes (which periodically form yellow juice droplets). Take advantage of all of these and you’ll rarely struggle for nutrition.
2. Analyze absolutely everything you find
Field Stations (white, hexagonal tent-like structures that form a single room with several computers inside) are spread all over the map, and the user interface will actually start beeping when you get close to one, with a small proximity sensor. Each station has a Resource Analyzer, a handy device that unlocks new recipes the first time you put an item in it. Analyzing an item also gives you “Brain Power” (effectively experience points), and upgrading your Brain Power unlocks even more recipes, often the most important ones in the game.
Resource Analyzers are limited in power and cannot analyze more than three things at a time even with a fully charged battery, but this is not a problem as they only recharge over time, restoring a single usage per input. game hour (i.e. a few minutes for the player). Put your base close by and you’ll soon be able to get data on everything you own.
3. Build a base in a safe place early on, but don’t stick to it
You don’t need a suitable fortified and barricaded base, unless you’re placing it in particularly dangerous terrain. However, you’ll have a Lean-To that acts as a respawn point, and an increasing number of machines and storage containers that build a more improvised base. We recommend settling next to the Mystery Machine first, as it is surrounded by essential resources, the Field Station mentioned earlier, there are (almost) never major enemies, and it is in the middle of the map.
Then, as you get smarter and learn more about the map, feel free to set up a new location, or even have multiple bases that act as outposts throughout the map – but this time make sure to fortify them, so the warlike bugs won’t do that. breaking and entering.
4. Make a bow at the first opportunity
Most of the enemies in Grounded are melee, and even those with ranged attacks are stronger by stabbing you up close. So give a nod – you don’t want to play their game if you can avoid it. The Spring Spring can be created by analyzing the raw string, then going to a thistle and stripping the needles from the stem. Analyze them and combine them with Mite Fuzz in a Workbench to make basic arrows.
5. Avoid Spiders AT ALL COSTS
The spiders in Grounded are the worst of the worst; The monstrous, breathless horrors are so bad that the game actually has a sliding scale to remove their features and reduce them to simple geometry blobs. Either way, however, they’re utterly deadly, capable of killing an unarmored player in just a few hits, and their massive amount of health and fast speed means they can sneak around them from a FAR. You’ll know when someone sees you because their eyes turn red (a sign that any creature in Grounded has aggro) and you’ll usually know when they’re around because of the webbing stretched across the perimeter.
There are also several variations – the venomous Wolf Spider that prowls and preys on the player before entering for a sudden dash, the Orb Weaver spider that spits webs to trap its victims, and the Diving Bell Spider that swims in a Koi Pond. Anyone to be able to can be killed – but this is not easy to do and borderline impossible for early players.
6. Look to shift the grass in front of you
Speaking of spiders, when you’re in grassy areas, look ahead to see if the grass is moving and rustling in certain spots. This indicates that there is a very large creature moving in that area – it could be a spider or any of Grounded’s larger monsters. Admittedly, not all large creatures are a threat – Ladybug is passive unless you attack them – but if given a chance, most large insects will try to eat you, from spiders to Stink Bugs to Bombardiers. Use the narrative shift of the grass to avoid these dangers.
7. Learn the art of parkour for safety, privacy and progress
Grass can act as an alarm system for larger animals, but it can also serve as a way to get around safely – if you find a way to get to the top of a lawn leaf, you can jump across the grass and grab most of it. threats below you. It’s not easy and slower to get around, but it’s also safer and can keep you out of their sight (plus, if you have a bow, it doesn’t hurt to have a high ground).
Some areas like Hedge are basically worth learning this skill as they have extended platforming challenges, so mastering your agility will help you get through them with confidence.
8. Take your time between story objectives
Grounded’s story campaign is told incrementally and with ongoing goals, going from Mysterious Machine to Oak Lab to Hedge and beyond. However, while navigating the Garden at an early level isn’t terribly difficult (assuming you can run and sneak around effectively), actually these objectives tend to be MUCH harder to complete. For example, Fence is fairly easy to reach, but much more difficult to get through branches such as monsters and labyrinth.
So take the time to analyze, craft, build and forage between main story beats. If you only have basic Tier-1 equipment and have been to Oak Lab, now may be time to head back to base and start working on yourself. Explore a little, earn new weapons, and make sure you have the best chance of success before heading out again.
9. Escape and hide more than you fight
This is less true for late game players, but we’ll reiterate if we haven’t made it clear yet – you should avoid fights more than anything else. Go after enemies when you need certain supplies that you know are dropped, but otherwise it’s better to keep your distance and let the pasts fall behind – fight everything and you’ll end up with worn out gear and low consumables for key engagements. Or you jump on a wolf spider and die – neither is great.
10. Build the Acorn armor and save it for special occasions
The Acorn armor set is the best early game armor, but it has one drawback – it makes you more likely to be spotted and attacked by enemies. You can find the recipe for this armor by using a hammer to break the acorns on the south side of the Oak Tree and analyzing the remaining Acorn Tips, and it’s worth having this armor stat for its high defensive stats. However, don’t wear it all the time – keep it in your inventory, then quickly remove it when you know you’re about to fight an opponent, such as a forced boss fight, or when exploring tunnels you know. enemies within. This way it protects you from biting too much while reducing the loss of privacy.