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During the tutorial at the start of the game, you can work without using stamina until you meet Rowan. You can take advantage of this by pulling all the weeds during this period.
When Jeanne gives you cabbage seeds to plant in the tutorial, if you plant them all and talk to her again before entering the house, she’ll give you 10 more seeds. Following this, you can continue to talk to her during the game’s first 3 days to get 10 more seeds once you’ve planted the ones you have.
In short, you can get infinite cabbage seeds during the tutorial, allowing you to easily earn money by growing cabbages if you linger in this section of the game. While it might seem like this is a glitch or exploit, the developers confirmed that getting infinite cabbage seeds during this period was intentional.
(Your ability to get free seeds will end once you repair the shop, because then you will be able to buy seeds.)
By talking to certain characters, giving them gifts, completing quests for them, and inviting them to festivals, you will be able to pick one of them to marry. Marriage-eligible characters have special events that trigger as your relationship with them increases (four events for each except for Tabitha, who has only three). Events for a specific character can be seen a week apart from one another.
Once you’ve maxed out your relationship, seen all of the events, and completed the main story, you will be able to propose marriage to the character if you have the largest house upgraded and a bluebird feather (able to be obtained at night on the beach starting the day after you’re told you can marry someone).
Male marriage candidates are: Cyril, Dean, Edmond, Gabriel, Gareth
Female marriage candidates are: Elise, Jeanne, Melanie, Nova, Tabitha
These characters are restricted based on the player’s sex, although the platonic event scenes will still occur as your build up your relationship with the characters you aren’t eligible to marry.
Note, the Special Edition adds Shirlock, Soleil (male), and Gorgan as marriage options for a male character, and Michelle, Soleil (female), and the Harvest Goddess as marriage options for a female character.
Pay attention to the materials you need to repair buildings so you don’t sell something you need by mistake.
Focus on upgrade the watering can and hoe at first, because both are essential to your work.
Start with a 3x3 plot of land for your crops. You’ll be able to sow/harvest it a single action, which saves time when you’re starting out.
You don’t have to start from the beginning of the mine every time. Once you get through a certain number of floors, you’ll reach a floor you can choose to start from instead. This occurs after every 5 floors, meaning floors that end in “1” or “6” (Floor 1, Floor 6, Floor 11, etc.), so you should aim to complete a group of 5 floors when you’re exploring new parts of the mine.
The ladder in the mines is always located around the edge, not in the middle, roughly 3 or so squares away from the wall.
You need the Expert Hammer starting at floor 31 in the mine, and the Master Hammer starting at floor 61.
Refine ores and sell them to earn easy money.