I'm starting this thread as a helpful guide for nooks. I know there are little things I wish I had known early on in the game that I eventually learned, but would have been nice to know a bit earlier.
Please post those tips you would pass on to others noobs. Plus anything in the 'tip' category that experienced players may have missed. I'll start out with a couple.
- to get food, use the forage action. (sounds simple, but the chat channels almost always get this question from new players.
- keep your resources tab open. When u walk over an area, the resources will change dyamically, making you exploration more productive. If u find a resource u need, and u have the right tool, u can harvest them. This is also how u drink.
- carrying logs.. U carry them on your back. U cannot put them in your pack. I see this one in chat sometimes also. (plus I messed with trying to do this also)
- many gathering tools have to be manually equiped. Remove your weapons and put your axe in your right hand (on the inventory screen). I had a devil of a time wondering why I couldn't chop down a tree when I had an axe in my inventory. I am used to most games, where it automatically picks the require item from your pack.
That's all I can think of. If I can think of any more, I'll add em.