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Staxel Reporter – Issue #18: Placing Orders & Chickens

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Staxel Reporter – Issue #18

Hi everybody, in this issue of the Staxel Reporter we talk about placing orders from the Honey.Comb catalogue and chickens!


Placing Orders

There’s always something you need to get round to buying, be it a new hat, some extra fence pieces or a brand new furniture set to spruce up your home. For all you shoppers out there, Honey.Comb has you covered!

Every villager has a Honey.Comb catalogue laying around somewhere in their home. You use this catalogue to place orders for things you need (or don’t need).

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To make use of this ever so handy shopping catalogue you need to place it in your home somewhere and then interact with it. This will bring up the shopping interface with which you can buy ’til you cry!

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When reading the Honey.Comb catalogue you can search for goods, view your order queue, see how much money you have to waste on things you really don’t need but have to get before your friends show up for the crop watering “party”.

Ooh I like that groovy armchair, let’s order one! Tap the ‘Order Now’ button, while making sure we have the quantity we want, and badabing badaboom it should arrive the next day. (That’s right, free next day delivery!)

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After a good night’s rest, go to your ‘delivery station’ and a crate should be waiting for you! One crate can be delivered per day with a limited amount of space, so make sure to prioritize the right things when placing orders.

That about sums up ordering and receiving goods. I should note that you will eventually be able to go to a store and purchase items as well as order from a catalogue, but for now this is how you do your shopping in Staxel.


Chickens

You’ll have noticed recently that we’ve been doing a lot of work on the farm animals in Staxel, this week was no exception and we’ve finally got our first look at chickens in the game.

Let me tell you a little about how they’ll work. Bear in mind that all of this is subject to change throughout development. Saying that though, we’re very happy with our current plans!

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D’aww, aren’t they cute? As you’d imagine, chickens will supply you with eggs. It’s up to you whether you sell the eggs, use them in delicious recipes or hatch little chicks from them to increase your farm’s overall productivity and cuteness.

Care

They may be small, but they’ve got big hearts! Chickens require the same amount of love and care as the rest of the animals on your farm. You’ll need to make sure they’re fed every day, chickens can be fed with seed or with chicken feed which you can purchase from a vendor.

Staxel’s chickens are a hardy bunch, they have a naturally strong constitution! Basically, chickens don’t get sick. But don’t try and take advantage of this by neglecting their needs. Chickens are sensitive, and when they see that you haven’t been caring for them like you usually do they’ll become sad. A sad chicken won’t lay any eggs until it feels better so make sure to keep them happy and cared for.

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Eggs

Selling eggs is the most straightforward way to utilise this commodity, a happy chicken will lay an egg a day. Having two happy chickens will get you 2 eggs a day! You get the idea, more chickens equal more eggs, which in turn means more money.

Eggs can be used as ingredients too, especially in baking. Cooking with eggs isn’t just for fun either, you can sell your baked goods to a vendor for profit, or just give it to someone as a thoughtful gift.

Finally, you might decide to hatch your eggs instead of needlessly spending money on purchasing more chickens. This takes a while longer than buying a chicken and having it delivered the next day, but who can resist the thought of cute little chicks running around the farm?


That’s it for this issue of the Staxel Reporter. You can grab ‘Staxel – Seedling Edition’ at www.playstaxel.com/store.

Thanks for reading!

EGadd

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