On my first playthrough and I’m about to enter Summer of my Third Year, got the statue of perfection on the first evaluation. My motivation to play kind of hit a wall though, I’ve got a semi-decent set up for my farm (looks pretty ugly, but a nice variety of crops, Beehives, animals and artisinal production) and it just feels like with the money coming in there’s little left to work for. I could save up for things like super expensive Wizard buildings, but I don’t see much of the point. I’m also missing some artifacts and recipes, but there’s no enjoyment to that, it’s just hoping I get lucky.
I think the game maybe died for me when I started making enough money that I stopped being concerned with it at all. It means things like a new harvest or just some new kegs lose all meaning, because what’s the difference when either way you make more money than you’ll ever need?
I think I might try some kind of challenge playthrough for a second attempt, like avoiding any of the really big money makers, but I’m not sure exactly what.
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