Anyone who has spoken to me in the past week knows that I am slowly losing my grip on reality due to the presence of rats in my apartment. The only thing that keeps me from confronting the greasy creatures with a tactical vest made of rat coronavirus spike proteins and knives is Oobletsthe saccharine farming sim that came out of early access on September 1.
For me, the whole attraction of Ooblets is the ability to liquefy your thoughts into happy, seeping non-thoughts. None of the game’s mechanics—no planting crops, not decorating your house, collecting squidgy Ooblets or engaging them in dance battles—requires more than two microunits of higher brain power, which is my ideal level of cognitive function at the moment.
I recommend you take a brain vacation with me. To get you started, and without the negative side effects of the old skull removal procedure known as: trepan(which I’m considering performing on the rats), I present you my best tips for anyone wanting a relaxing game Ooblets.
Farmers Sim veterans will recognize the genre’s characteristics in Ooblets: You leave your home in search of a better life; you meet a quirky mayor who needs help restoring a charming but dilapidated town; you move into a small boarded-up house they leave you (hey, it’s free!), and work your spicy magic.
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But Ooblets differs from similar games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley by prioritizing Ooblet collection and dance battles. Successful dance battles will give you seeds that you can plant to grow new Ooblets. But here’s the catch: you can’t start a dance fight without meeting the eligibility requirements of having two or three specific items like fig-like quibs, which you can shake from trees, or mushroom-like buttonboys, which emerge from the ground, in your inventory. Time to track it down.
Blowing down trees, walking around town collecting or buying items, and weeding and clearing your yard will give you these necessary dance battle equipment, as well as useful crafting and farming items. Be curious, wander around and have your pockets overflowing with mysterious items – they will probably be useful to you very soon.
In your curiosity, you should enter neighbors’ houses without them inviting you. Seriously, they won’t mind. Ooblets exists in an anti-gun universe, I think.
In other people’s houses, gold glitter leads you to useful items that you can steal without consequence, including gummies, the primary currency of the game. Kleptomania is cool!
Repopulate the planet with your children
Ooblets, feisty creatures with big eyes and small bodies, offer more than their small frame suggests. While only up to eight “follow babies” (this game has a sugary name for everything) can initially track you, you can store additional Ooblets in your Oobcoop at home. You can upgrade this area and use it to assign Ooblets tasks like weed removal, or send them to the unlockable Wildlands, which is a kind of nursery.
Acquiring a ton of Ooblets provides both aesthetic and practical benefits. Obviously they are cute. Appearance is 99% of their appeal, as with stuffed animals. But assigning them Oobcoop tasks improves your farming experience, while opening the Wildlands gives you access to varying challenges and rewards.
Also try not to think too much choose a personality-based club. The game asks you to do this from the beginning. But your club won’t have a noticeable impact on your gaming experience. You can meet all club leaders and perform tasks 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 a ton of gummies. When you first go to the Lernery, a research center in your town, you meet the character Rugnolia, who gives you gummies if you help her with her studies by placing new Ooblets in a scanning device. Scanning takes a while and it doesn’t seem to make your Ooblets feel objectified by it, which is good. You get 50 gummies for regular Ooblets, 100 for rare variants and 300 for ultra-rare “ghosts”, which you can identify by the shimmer that surrounds them.
Dance your heart out
There may be a trick to dancing fights, but honestly, Ooblets is a relaxed game that doesn’t seem like it wants to cause you too much discomfort. This is an anti-gun, pro-kleptomania community, as you may recall.
So in turn-based dance battles, where you need to reach a number of points before your opponent does to win and grab an Ooblet seed, all you need to do is start strong. Collect as many points as possible as quickly as possible. It really is that simple.
To speed up this process, use “hype” cards. These increase the number of points you earn from dance moves in your arsenal, while providing “excitement” to the opposing team, thus running out of points.
And dance fights are another good reason to keep a bunch of Ooblets around. In addition to having entry fees for items, dance battles require you to fight a certain number of Ooblets. To always be prepared for this, it helps to have eight babies following you and always ready to dance.
Plant according to your needs
Ooblets is a farming game but there are so many things to do that i don’t feel farming should be your number one priority.
But agriculture is still necessary. You need to grow and collect materials from your piece of land for crafting items, restoring cities, crafting food, and accessing some Ooblets dance battles. You can also choose to take orders at Plenny’s, a store that supplies the city’s bulk goods needs, in exchange for a hefty sum of gummies.
But you don’t have to worry too much about it. Although crops should be watered daily (you can easily do this with your upgradeable watering can, by upgrading your sweatshop-lite Oobcoop to add water as an assignable task, or by installing sprinklers in your yard), nothing serious will happen. if they get a little dry – it just takes longer to germinate and they can start collecting weeds for you to pull.
Plant what you want and reap the fruits when you want. There really is no rush.
To go fishing
If you’re in a hurry, you can collect and recycle the cans that pollute certain areas of the city to go “sea dangling” for items that speed up the farming process.
Every time you go to town you will find a few piles of cans. If your inventory allows, collect them all and put up to ten at a time in the Reconstitooter, the cute version of a recycling machine (this game is painful at times for me, someone who can’t bring themselves Super Happy Fun Time Burger to say-type food names in restaurants).
For every ten cans you throw, you get one ‘slurry’, a basic bait to scoop more pollution out of the water. You can get some items by fishing with base baits, such as Speedy Grow and Speedy Grow Pro, both of which reduce crop growth time. Base baits can also yield Stay Soggy and Stay Soggy Extra, reducing your daily watering needs, and even gummies, which you can use for garden upgrades and buying seeds.
Get to know all currencies
outside gummies, Ooblets makes it necessary to be familiar with wishies (even typing these names makes me feel like everyone in a themed restaurant is yelling at me). This is a secondary but still valuable form of currency.
“Wishies” are earned in bulk by completing tasks or daily challenges. They can be redeemed at the “Wishywell” (oh my God) to gain access to a range of items and upgrades that adapt to 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 to be found in the city, or increase the number of seeds to buy. You can access the Wishywell from the fountain icon in your main menu, or by clicking on the only physical fountain in town.
OobletsThe protagonists get tired quickly. Even giving a watering can over flowering plants can make them sleepy. To remedy this, you can eat food that you forage, buy or prepare, drink “bean juice” (coffee…it’s coffee) and, most efficiently, take a nap in your cozy bed at home.
Set aside (dig) your desire for immediate reward and gratification all the holes, harvest all the crops) and sink into the slowness of the game. And so make sure you go to bed on time – going to bed too late makes you “groggy” and you start the next day with immature energy levels.
Don’t take it too seriously
This is not a game to grind. Don’t even waste your precious time grinding this game. Ooblets is an attractive world to be in 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 even find a rat’s nest in your kitchen appliances.