I would love to see either a mod or an official update, that expands on the process for making Maple Syrup.
Currently, you tap a tree and get pure, Refined, Maple Syrup. That just isn’t how it works ConcernedApe. To put it into extremely basic terms, you tap Maple Trees for Sap and boil down that Sap until you get Syrup. The exact process is way more complex, but for the sake of this game that’s all you need to know.
Now, here’s a list of things this mod would add, and how the new process should work.
Maple Sap – Item –
Description: Raw Sap tapped from a Maple Tree.
Price/Value: 10 Per Sap
Add. Notes: Different from the regular yellow sap dropped from chopping trees.
Sugarhouse – Building –
Description: A Building used to boil down sap into Syrup
Price/Value: 10 Iron, 30 Stone, 100 Wood, 10000 G
Add. Notes: The building should carry unique/exclusive equipment(Like the cellar does with Casks). Also, the Sugarhouse should produce Silver to Iridium/Purple Star Quality Syrup. Can Refine up to 5 Bottles of Maple Syrup at a time. Each Syrup takes 20 – 40 Sap(Currently Undecided for Balancing Reasons).
Maple Syrup – Item –
Description: The Description should be Identical because it should use the same ID. The only thing that should change is the price, so as to balance the mod.
- Base: 300 G
- Silver: 400 G
- Gold: 500 G
- Iridium/Purple: 600 G
Add. Notes: Regular Maple Syrup can be made by tossing 30 sap and coal into a Furnace. It will produce the lowest quality Maple Syrup. The Sugarhouse is used to process up to 5 Maple Syrup at a time without the use of coal. The Sugarhouse also produce a higher quality Maple Syrup that’s worth more.
Regular Tree Sap can be refined, either through crafting or by use of a furnace, into Maple Sap in a 40:1 Ratio, meaning 40 Regular Tree Sap is crafted down to 1 Maple Sap.
An interesting thing I’ve seen done is flavoring Maple Syrup with various fruit flavors, like Blueberry. I’m not sure what could be done with this information. It seems like people could have food/gift preferences tied to these flavored Maple Syrups.
If someone is interested in possibly trying to program this, please leave a comment saying so.
DISCLAIMER – I am not a programmer. I know nothing about C# and Stardew Valley Modding, What I’m proposing seems possible, but I could be wrong, If something like this isn’t possible, please let me know.
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