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Top Four 34: Stardew Valley Singles

 

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00:00:18   hi everybody welcome to top four we are

00:00:21   joined this week by special guests Mike

00:00:24   Hurley and Alex Cox hi everybody hi

00:00:27   hello we usually like to podcast with

00:00:29   couples but we decided to make our own

00:00:32   couple because this week a podcast is

00:00:35   about making couples and we're gonna be

00:00:37   talking about stardew valley singles all

00:00:43   the single ladies drop right now I can't

00:00:48   even find that like you think I even

00:00:49   know whose thing you just type that in

00:00:50   No anyway oh my goodness so yeah so

00:00:53   start stardew valley for anybody who

00:00:54   doesn't know is a game you should play

00:00:56   it if you have not played it this

00:00:57   episode might not be very interesting we

00:00:59   are going to be dropping a tremendous

00:01:01   spoiler down yeah right here so even for

00:01:04   the people who are participating in this

00:01:05   podcast you will be spoiled I'm sure yes

00:01:08   if you have not played it just go play

00:01:10   it now it's like 15 bucks it's available

00:01:12   on every computer platform and the

00:01:14   Nintendo switch right are there any

00:01:16   other consoles on PlayStation 4 okay

00:01:18   there you go so it's available on

00:01:19   everything unless you're an xbox person

00:01:22   who doesn't also have a PC or switch or

00:01:24   anything or an or a Mac or a Linux box

00:01:26   then I'm sorry you're just too

00:01:28   specialized but if you have any other

00:01:30   game you should play this game it's

00:01:32   amazing it's 15 bucks and there's so

00:01:35   much it's basically like a like farm

00:01:38   it's like it's kind of like sim farm

00:01:40   plus RPG elements where you like build

00:01:43   stuff on your farm or there's a little

00:01:45   there's some you know there's games in

00:01:49   one it's amazing anyway but this place

00:01:52   the name of the town is Pelican town but

00:01:55   they are just riddled with singles whom

00:01:58   you can woo into marriage to get some

00:01:59   help on your farm those of which you can

00:02:02   mingle yeah I didn't say they're riddled

00:02:04   with singles there there are six single

00:02:08   people of each gender and totally twelve

00:02:10   total like there's not many people in

00:02:12   the town

00:02:13   a lot of people yeah forgiveness isn't a

00:02:15   dating simulator that's quite a few

00:02:17   people there's a plethora of options you

00:02:21   know it's like when I play a Formula One

00:02:23   game

00:02:23   I don't bump into a bunch of single

00:02:25   people with whom you can mingle as do

00:02:31   you play a lot of Formula one games

00:02:33   aren't you British like do they even

00:02:35   have that no I haven't I have literally

00:02:37   no idea why that came into my mind I

00:02:40   don't know if I've played a Formula One

00:02:41   racing game in like ten years but that

00:02:44   was what came into my head all right so

00:02:48   I think I want to start this episode to

00:02:49   introduce our bachelors and

00:02:51   bachelorettes and in this game you are

00:02:53   free to pursue any gender you like you

00:02:57   could do whatever you want because it's

00:02:59   free for all and everyone's cool

00:03:00   so all right let us introduce our

00:03:04   bachelors bachelor number one we have

00:03:06   Alex the fitness obsessed jock we have

00:03:09   Elliot who I like to call Fabio the

00:03:11   long-haired deep thinking novelist I

00:03:22   have the wiki pedia page up and he's

00:03:24   just smoldering his eyes at me right now

00:03:26   all right bye I have a problem with

00:03:28   Elliot and that I can I can never tell

00:03:31   who he is

00:03:31   I always think he's one of the female

00:03:34   characters every single time every time

00:03:37   I think that Sevilla is that that's

00:03:39   that's just he just cuz he has long hair

00:03:41   doesn't mean he's a woman no but of that

00:03:44   kind of size I can tell everyone in

00:03:48   about like a third of people in this

00:03:50   game have red hair

00:03:51   yeah there's yeah the diversity is

00:03:54   pretty not there like yeah like among

00:03:57   them and we have there's six women three

00:04:00   of them are redheads one's blonde one

00:04:03   has blue hair and one has purple hair

00:04:04   like there's no pair Nets like there's

00:04:07   like there's there's like one like kind

00:04:12   of Blacky dark gothy hair anyway we'll

00:04:15   get today all right all right not the

00:04:17   most diverse selection

00:04:18   we're on Ronnie bachelor number three

00:04:19   Harvey the nerdy germaphobic doctor we

00:04:22   have Sam the anime haired skater

00:04:25   musician manchild

00:04:30   he just jumped right out of Street

00:04:32   Fighter 2 we have sebastian whom I like

00:04:36   to call orange the dark and moody emo

00:04:39   goth and finally for our bachelors we

00:04:45   round it out with Shane these

00:04:46   self-loathing drunken slob who loves

00:04:48   chickens so we have a real winning

00:04:51   winning set there for the bachelors for

00:04:54   the bachelorettes

00:04:55   we have Haley the prissy girly girl we

00:04:58   have Maru the nerdy scientist

00:05:00   we have Abigail the rebellious

00:05:02   adventurous vide video game chick we

00:05:04   have Leah the sensitive environmental

00:05:07   artists penny the uptight conservative

00:05:09   teacher and Emily the new-age Spacey

00:05:12   fashion designer barmaid we have for the

00:05:19   bachelorettes there's a better selection

00:05:21   of people they don't have as much

00:05:24   extreme quirks but yet they have their

00:05:26   own personalities so as someone who is

00:05:29   pursuing a man in the game I'm really

00:05:31   very disappointed okay

00:05:34   there's so many better women to pick

00:05:36   from there really is I don't know how do

00:05:37   you guys feel okay so I mostly don't

00:05:40   interact with very many people in this

00:05:42   game in general just because I really

00:05:46   was focused I'm like halfway through my

00:05:48   second year my first year was completely

00:05:51   focused on building the most optimal

00:05:53   growing situation possible and they're

00:05:56   mining for the entire winter yep I

00:05:58   didn't speak to somebody for the entire

00:06:00   winter I was mining the whole time so my

00:06:05   relationships with the individuals in

00:06:07   study valley is is not high in the

00:06:09   aggregate and it's mostly because I

00:06:11   actually find most of the male

00:06:13   characters to kind of be annoying or

00:06:15   boring yes yeah the reason I'm saying

00:06:20   this is because I want you to note if

00:06:22   that like I can simplify of where you're

00:06:24   coming from because I mostly stay away

00:06:27   from the guys because I'm kind of not

00:06:29   really interested in them well half of

00:06:31   them tell you to go away like the first

00:06:33   interaction you have with them they tell

00:06:35   you to like get out of my face go away

00:06:36   or they're too busy with like whatever

00:06:38   they're doing the only guy that I have

00:06:39   any interest in is line

00:06:41   because I want to know he's all about

00:06:43   right and and he's the homeless man who

00:06:46   lives in a tent and yeah he seems to be

00:06:50   the nicest one but you can't date him

00:06:51   not allowed it's a shame and Louis the

00:06:54   mayor as well he's kind of cool but

00:06:55   that's it

00:06:56   Oh Louis has got a thing going on with

00:06:58   someone else in town it's it's funny how

00:07:06   like the like as you like the first year

00:07:09   in game time that I play it through I

00:07:11   got to know almost nobody and it was it

00:07:13   was only like in like the winter that I

00:07:15   started you know TIF is very social with

00:07:17   everybody tips going around spending

00:07:18   like two-thirds of every game day like

00:07:21   keeping everybody like fruit and stuff

00:07:23   and she knows it everyone likes when

00:07:24   everyone hates and I'm just like meh I

00:07:25   don't like I don't know how you have

00:07:27   time for that well they all end up

00:07:28   developing so much depth let me tell you

00:07:30   like as you bust into their little

00:07:32   shells like you start caring about these

00:07:34   little digital people and they have like

00:07:36   ups and downs and little past like

00:07:38   background stories and ever someone's

00:07:41   like hot and on someone else and this

00:07:43   person sleeping yeah oh it's that's deep

00:07:46   because like if you pay attention you

00:07:48   can kind of see like oh you know like

00:07:50   these people are always kind of standing

00:07:52   together even though they're both

00:07:53   technically single as far as the game

00:07:55   concerns like they seem to be into each

00:07:57   other you know like they're and there's

00:07:58   and there's certain ones that make it

00:07:59   apparent to you that they are like the

00:08:01   whole situation between my blacksmith

00:08:03   and my crazy blue girlfriend that that

00:08:06   went that went oh macha but but yeah

00:08:14   like it is it is tricky though like this

00:08:17   game has you know like like the rest of

00:08:19   the game really

00:08:20   it has a surprising amount of depth in

00:08:22   the characters and in the writing and

00:08:24   and their storylines and everything and

00:08:25   when you first interact with everybody

00:08:27   you do feel like it's pretty shallow

00:08:29   like okay this person is a drunk this

00:08:31   person hangs out here this person likes

00:08:32   animals you know this person hates

00:08:34   everything I give them but like for the

00:08:36   most part almost all these characters do

00:08:38   develop a lot of depth if you give them

00:08:40   time it takes a long time for that for

00:08:42   you to like build up your little

00:08:43   friendship heart level for remember

00:08:46   these people to like see their various

00:08:47   cutscenes and to have them tell you a

00:08:50   little bit more about themselves and

00:08:52   have like the little conversation with

00:08:53   them it all takes time

00:08:54   and because the way the game is designed

00:08:57   and because of how much time it takes

00:08:59   like you're only really getting to know

00:09:01   a handful of people in town very well

00:09:03   for most playthroughs I think like I

00:09:05   actually have some interest in starting

00:09:08   over in the game at some point in the

00:09:09   future and just getting to know

00:09:11   different people maybe joining up with

00:09:13   Joe Joe instead of doing the community

00:09:14   center or stuff like that like like like

00:09:21   there's so much in this game and

00:09:23   whenever you like make a choice like you

00:09:25   like you you know Joyner John join Joe

00:09:27   Joe and I'm like later on like you you

00:09:28   know the people you talk to them like

00:09:30   you marry somebody even just like the

00:09:31   kind of farm you live on like there's so

00:09:34   many so many like choices that become

00:09:36   permanent choices in the game where

00:09:38   there's so much to this game that I feel

00:09:41   like I'm only seeing like 20 percent of

00:09:42   it playing through the way I'm playing

00:09:43   you just don't want fruit bats anymore

00:09:45   because they're garbage

00:09:46   yeah through pets suck the mushroom

00:09:47   boxes are a way better they can play in

00:09:49   your cave can you imagine how this must

00:09:50   sound to people who are not playing

00:09:52   oh yes wild mushroom it was an easy

00:09:55   choice come on like you come for you

00:09:56   gets just free foraging I who goes with

00:09:59   the fruit bats I did yeah because

00:10:01   Tiffani with the mushrooms and she got

00:10:03   there before I did so I figured like you

00:10:05   know we're playing separate games so if

00:10:06   you're like the choices that she makes

00:10:08   I'll make different choices so then at

00:10:10   least because we watch each other play a

00:10:11   lot so at least then I'll see different

00:10:13   things that happen in the game but yeah

00:10:15   fruit bats were there slackers they

00:10:17   hardly ever have anything in their eye

00:10:18   so I'm interested then this is is this

00:10:21   everyone else's first playthrough like

00:10:24   their first farm yep oh all right do we

00:10:28   have an experienced player amongst us uh

00:10:30   well actually I've always been like a

00:10:33   farm slacker I'm exactly the opposite I

00:10:35   went straight for the relationships and

00:10:37   I think it's because I've always enjoyed

00:10:40   Animal Crossing more than games like The

00:10:43   Sims or civilization and like I love

00:10:45   resource management games but this is

00:10:48   great because you kind of have to

00:10:50   resource manage your relationships which

00:10:52   I can't do in real life and this is

00:10:54   great there's literally a guide online

00:10:56   to tell you how to date and romance

00:10:58   these people it is perfect one of the

00:11:04   things I love most about this I have a

00:11:05   guy directly to your heart

00:11:08   like one of the things I love most about

00:11:10   this game is that it was developed

00:11:12   entirely by one person like one young

00:11:14   made this game he made all of the art he

00:11:17   composed the music all like all the

00:11:20   programming all the sound effects like

00:11:21   that's an incredible feat and there's so

00:11:23   much and the art is excellent the music

00:11:26   is fantastic like that he wrote of a

00:11:28   dialogue it's pretty decent

00:11:30   the gameplay is great like for one

00:11:33   person to do all this let alone to do to

00:11:35   do all these things incredibly well is

00:11:36   really impressive but I do have a little

00:11:40   bit of concern about how he views

00:11:41   relationships like it seems it seems

00:11:45   like you know like I'm not entirely sure

00:11:47   like you're supposed to make friends by

00:11:50   like giving them mayonnaise every day

00:11:52   well apparently that's how you make

00:11:54   friends

00:11:56   the rest of us have conversations and

00:11:59   talk to people I do that too but if you

00:12:00   don't give them the mayonnaise than the

00:12:02   NiO you don't really level up with the

00:12:03   hearts I mean it's just like anyone

00:12:05   though if you give them lots of presents

00:12:07   they're gonna like you more like

00:12:11   conversations the slow road the other

00:12:13   problem I have with with some of the

00:12:15   with all the singles really is that it's

00:12:18   kind of hard to tell like what age we're

00:12:21   supposed to be yeah some of them are

00:12:24   very childlike yet we're like you know

00:12:26   like and some of them still live with

00:12:27   their parents in town who are different

00:12:28   characters in town some of them live by

00:12:30   themselves you know some of them are

00:12:31   like seemingly more independent some of

00:12:33   them have fights with their parents as

00:12:35   if they were teenagers some of them are

00:12:38   you know totally independent adults like

00:12:40   it's very Leah had an ex that had called

00:12:43   her on the phone yeah yeah yeah and I

00:12:46   have to say in my game because I'm

00:12:48   playing as a woman she referred to her

00:12:50   ex as a she so I thought that was pretty

00:12:52   nice resting mm-hmm I don't know if she

00:12:55   did that with everybody or if change is

00:12:59   related to who you're playing as because

00:13:01   I don't see everyone is into me not not

00:13:04   everyone's into me now I'm not trying to

00:13:06   be complaining here Alex and Haley

00:13:09   alright cuz they're the conceited one

00:13:11   but I must say I'm pretty popular I'm I

00:13:14   handed out a lot of bouquets because I

00:13:16   don't know what to do but oh wow how

00:13:20   many relationship

00:13:21   see you in whoa you're getting a round

00:13:23   TIFF I feel like four people in the

00:13:25   pocket here I'm ready to go and I've got

00:13:28   two more coming up so I pursued a you

00:13:32   know most of the singles I at least

00:13:34   tried to like start giving them gifts

00:13:35   and so and like start getting on their

00:13:36   good side and I got nowhere with almost

00:13:39   all of them like I only had a chance

00:13:41   with a few but we'll get to that in a

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00:16:03   better way to cook yeah so basically I

00:16:05   want to hear whatever who everyone is

00:16:07   pursuing and I think then we should do

00:16:10   instead of the round going around saying

00:16:12   are one two threes and four is like each

00:16:14   individually we say them as a as a

00:16:17   grouping all right here is my full list

00:16:19   of my top four so who wants I want you

00:16:22   yeah I want to know who you are going

00:16:24   after well and so first of all I also

00:16:26   want to know Alex like so you said you

00:16:27   know you played this you like you've

00:16:29   played multiple games of this mm-hmm

00:16:31   have you have you made different

00:16:33   relationship choices in each one yes I

00:16:35   have not gotten divorced yet but that's

00:16:37   kind of like become a goal for me not

00:16:39   not in this game children because I

00:16:49   think you like you let returning to the

00:16:53   ether or something if you accidentally

00:16:54   have children you don't want oh my god

00:16:56   really yeah you can indeed return them I

00:16:59   don't know if you can if you have

00:17:00   biological children but if you have a

00:17:02   queer relationship I believe they just

00:17:04   can like disappear and then you get the

00:17:06   resources resources alright so how do

00:17:17   you want to play it outs do you want to

00:17:18   say who you buy for the most recent game

00:17:20   or just jet your general opinions of the

00:17:22   sum total of all your games um you know

00:17:25   what how about I start with four down

00:17:27   and I've romanced all of these people

00:17:30   but the first person I ever romanced was

00:17:34   Leah because I felt like the first time

00:17:36   I played I kind of really got into the

00:17:38   character of like yeah I'm this loner

00:17:39   farmer this is a new thing for me and we

00:17:42   seemed to kind of the same rapport like

00:17:45   she doesn't really live quite in town

00:17:47   like everybody else and doesn't have a

00:17:48   of it when you start off doesn't have a

00:17:50   ton of interactions with other people

00:17:52   and then my next game I romanced Harvey

00:17:56   because he reminded me of myself because

00:17:58   he's always very anxious and standoffish

00:18:01   and he's me dude in the game that I

00:18:05   found appealing in anyway no surprise I

00:18:14   [Laughter]

00:18:19   mean we talked a bit about the ages in

00:18:23   the it's hard to get this until later on

00:18:26   in the game but in if you go in the wiki

00:18:28   it specifically says he's one of the

00:18:30   older bachelors so and you could really

00:18:32   tell because he's not a man-child and

00:18:34   he's not complaining about his parents

00:18:36   or just playing video games in the

00:18:38   basement I mean Sebastian literally

00:18:40   plays videogames in basement well but

00:18:42   anytime you get into Harvey's bedroom

00:18:44   he's in there like listening to his like

00:18:45   CB radios and he's like Harvey's busy

00:18:47   right now he can't talk to you he's so

00:18:50   preoccupied with his hobbies he was the

00:18:52   challenge just keeps telling me to cover

00:18:55   my mouth when I cough like it does seem

00:18:58   like different people are seemingly like

00:19:01   programmed to be easier or harder to

00:19:04   become friends with is that is that true

00:19:06   or does it just seem that way like do I

00:19:07   just guess wrong on what they like in my

00:19:10   opinion it is harder like I feel like

00:19:14   Harvey Harvey was kind of a challenge

00:19:16   but my next pick Abigail she's my number

00:19:20   two and still one of my favorite

00:19:21   characters like right now I'm not

00:19:23   currently pursuing her but she's like my

00:19:24   best friend in the game and she's kind

00:19:27   of like the I think it's because I'm

00:19:29   into the show

00:19:30   Wynonna up right now and like she's this

00:19:32   cool awesome adventurer and we talked

00:19:36   about the Mayans and she showed me her

00:19:39   secret sword which is not an issue for

00:19:42   anything and she's just cool I also

00:19:45   there's kind of like some coded language

00:19:46   of like the mom is concerned about her

00:19:50   alternative lifestyle and I was like

00:19:52   wait do you mean her like that we're

00:19:55   dating or that she's like way too into

00:19:58   adventuring but

00:20:00   I my white whale who I have never this I

00:20:04   think this is the this switch game this

00:20:06   is the one I'm pursuing Maru who is like

00:20:11   she is interested in science she built

00:20:14   robots she's the only one who

00:20:16   appreciates copper ores which are really

00:20:22   her father whose super protective he's

00:20:26   always like don't touch my baby like yes

00:20:28   right and Demetrius is quite right he's

00:20:34   quite protective but like I've so I

00:20:37   found out this you know what this could

00:20:39   just be in my mind I haven't looked this

00:20:41   up because I'm trying again

00:20:43   to like sort of step back and we like

00:20:46   Marco said it's just so deep and you can

00:20:49   get really deep in like the wiki's and

00:20:51   and the tutorial videos and stuff like

00:20:53   that but like maru's kind of like my

00:20:55   pure relationship like I found out how

00:20:57   much you liked batteries and I'm like oh

00:20:59   my god you are my actual soul mate oh

00:21:02   wow how do you feel about hdmi cables if

00:21:06   should be a question for you about

00:21:10   harvey though for just a sec just a very

00:21:13   white whale harvey seems to have a thing

00:21:16   for maru right there's like a thing

00:21:19   going on there and there's a couple

00:21:20   people who seem to have things for each

00:21:22   other like margot brought up earlier so

00:21:23   i was a little hesitant to break up

00:21:26   relationships like oh new farmer in town

00:21:28   here i come gonna break like be a

00:21:30   homewrecker right III feel a little bit

00:21:34   bad cuz he's always like oh wow do you

00:21:36   think marui noticed me or something and

00:21:38   I'm like I can't I can't I don't know I

00:21:41   don't know that's like I can't I think

00:21:43   that's why she's harder and that's why I

00:21:46   went with Leah initially because I I

00:21:49   felt like I was an outsider and I wanted

00:21:51   to bond with someone who was most like

00:21:54   my character but so far I am only in the

00:21:57   first year of my current game so I guess

00:22:00   if you were going to call this top for a

00:22:02   challenge I failed because I have not

00:22:04   yet we have not yet become engaged but I

00:22:08   think we're on the cusp of it I've got

00:22:10   all of the hearts I'm gonna get a

00:22:11   bouquet I think today might be the day

00:22:14   excited new phone new wife great so you

00:22:17   see you consider so you so you consider

00:22:24   the D bouquet and engagement not so much

00:22:27   as a hey let's go hang out

00:22:29   well there is an engagement period when

00:22:31   you give them the you know the pendant

00:22:33   it's just three days

00:22:34   yes I'm sorry yes the pendant not the

00:22:36   bouquet okay okay now do you see I sense

00:22:39   a thing between Leah and Elliot because

00:22:41   you know Elliot has a piece of Leah's

00:22:42   art in his in his cabin yes there are we

00:22:45   standing together yes tables and

00:22:47   everything I'd like the flower festival

00:22:48   there like next to each other and then

00:22:50   hanging out they kind of seem like the

00:22:52   two cabin people you know they're like

00:22:54   the mirrors of each other to live in

00:22:55   that cabin life again I was like ah

00:22:59   freaking like if there's any two people

00:23:02   in all of town that would have their own

00:23:03   little house full of cats it would be

00:23:05   those two probably I'm like ah you I'm

00:23:11   just like hang out and watch Netflix and

00:23:13   play whatever the start I wonder if

00:23:17   there's like a stardew valley in stardew

00:23:19   valley like like what do what what

00:23:22   sebastian playing in his basement is he

00:23:24   playing like the equivalent of pub G or

00:23:27   is he like in Demario Odyssey I don't

00:23:29   think he probably plays that cart game

00:23:31   there's the minecart game Abigail plays

00:23:34   a little like running around shooting

00:23:35   things prairie game Barry King

00:23:37   adventures Perry she has the fairy king

00:23:39   home edition her little Super Nintendo

00:23:40   and in her area that was one of my

00:23:43   favorite cuts and when she's like

00:23:45   whenever Gail was like oh he can't help

00:23:48   me with this game he's totally my BFF in

00:23:53   the game - I agree when when Morrow's

00:23:55   like oh can I show you the robot I was

00:23:57   building I I think I audibly gasped all

00:24:10   I have to offer you is mayonnaise just

00:24:13   like it just stops then you start

00:24:14   hearing Dreamweaver playing right

00:24:18   here take all the batteries just take

00:24:20   it's just slow mo and she's like working

00:24:23   on a robot and you're just like gonna

00:24:24   hey alright so is that your official do

00:24:33   what my official top four yeah ed get

00:24:35   list them out list them out nice and

00:24:37   clear for Leah

00:24:39   number three Harvey number two Abigail

00:24:42   and number one Maru

00:24:44   there she is alright Mike pretty good

00:24:48   how are you doing and and and also I'm

00:24:52   curious like how far you've gotten but

00:24:54   you can lead up to that if you want

00:24:55   alright so I'm like halfway through year

00:24:58   two and I've only spent you two really

00:25:00   trying to get to know anybody with any

00:25:03   kind of intent for a relationship

00:25:05   so basically effectively when Marco and

00:25:10   TIFF asked me to do this a couple of

00:25:12   weeks ago like a week ago I've just put

00:25:14   all of my time into trying to get to a

00:25:16   relationship status for somebody and

00:25:19   there were maybe four people that I were

00:25:22   there were four people that I was like

00:25:24   thinking about and like starting to have

00:25:25   conversations with and like trying to

00:25:27   give gifts to and kind of see what the

00:25:29   vibe was and I've kind of ranked them in

00:25:33   the best way that I can so number four

00:25:36   is Emily I didn't really get very far

00:25:39   with Emily what I liked about Emily is

00:25:41   that she has blue hair and works in a

00:25:43   saloon so that's kind of a little I've

00:25:46   got which indicates potentially how far

00:25:51   I got with Emily

00:25:54   she seemed cool but also I was kind of

00:25:57   put off by the Clint situation right

00:26:02   when when he started mentioning that I

00:26:04   was like I'm gonna back I'm gonna back

00:26:06   away from this this I want to step on

00:26:08   any toes because this is the only like

00:26:10   in my in what I've been doing and what

00:26:13   I've been playing this is the only kind

00:26:15   of cold out potential relationship that

00:26:18   I've come across is is Emily in Clint so

00:26:20   I kind of left that off to the side then

00:26:23   I was also like really impressed by Maru

00:26:26   because she's super smart and techy

00:26:29   focused but my problem with Maru

00:26:32   I could never find her yeah I can't find

00:26:37   so if I'm trying to speed run this

00:26:39   relationship I could never find her so I

00:26:53   had to kind of I'm sorry tomorrow if I

00:26:55   if I can't find you you can't have my

00:26:56   love you know you can't have this

00:26:59   mayonnaise at least so then I was kind

00:27:03   of starting to build relationships with

00:27:06   Leah and Penny so they were the two

00:27:09   people that was saying to like out of

00:27:11   the four they were the last two Kenny's

00:27:13   a tough nut to crack that's yeah that's

00:27:15   impressive interesting okay penny is my

00:27:19   girlfriend we've got we've gotten that

00:27:23   far and there's a reason for this which

00:27:25   I'll come to because she's obviously my

00:27:27   number one I've destroyed top floor

00:27:28   style so I like Leah I really like Leigh

00:27:32   her a lot because she is independent and

00:27:35   she seems strong minded right like I've

00:27:37   I haven't seen many cutscenes but one of

00:27:39   the cutscenes I've seen is the time when

00:27:41   she's on the telephone right and I

00:27:43   really liked the way that she interacted

00:27:45   that and then how she speaks to you and

00:27:47   I like that she wants to put on an art

00:27:49   show and stuff like that like I like

00:27:51   that about her she's really cool and I

00:27:54   was kind of progressing with Leah and

00:27:55   penny at the same rate until I hit

00:27:58   Penny's cutscene when she's fighting

00:28:00   with her mum that one it hit me and

00:28:04   feels a little bit and I decided that I

00:28:08   needed to make Penny's life better right

00:28:09   cuz penny says something about like oh I

00:28:12   wish I lived in like a big house because

00:28:13   she lives in the trailer with her mom in

00:28:16   the town well she said to me I wish I

00:28:19   lived on a farm tee-hee-hee okay I see I

00:28:22   see what's going on here but yeah when

00:28:25   when I saw that like it it kind of made

00:28:27   me uncomfortable and sad right because

00:28:29   she's always talking about the fact that

00:28:30   her mum is a kind of a layabout and a

00:28:34   drunk right like this kind of what she's

00:28:36   getting to and I wanted to see if I

00:28:40   could help her

00:28:43   so that

00:28:44   kind of the route that I went down plus

00:28:45   I like penny because she has a cool job

00:28:48   in the town right she's a teacher

00:28:50   and she's also super easy to find so

00:28:56   that was great or she's under a tree or

00:29:00   on a bench

00:29:00   she has like three places and if she's

00:29:02   not in either of those three places then

00:29:03   I just go to sleep that day because I

00:29:05   can't find her anymore I've been going

00:29:08   to bed at like 11 o'clock in the morning

00:29:10   because this is my speed running does

00:29:12   she go to like the little fitness class

00:29:13   that's in the general store no she

00:29:16   doesn't

00:29:16   I always laugh whenever I come it's like

00:29:21   every time I've forgotten that they are

00:29:23   all in that back room with the weird

00:29:25   temple thing and then they're yeah

00:29:27   they're all just kind of dancing but

00:29:29   yeah so I'm watching with penny I have

00:29:32   given penny a bouquet she is my

00:29:34   girlfriend I have two hearts left to go

00:29:37   and I assume when I get to the top is

00:29:39   when is when we can get married so

00:29:41   that's the route that I'm going down and

00:29:43   Benny I want to help penny out I've

00:29:47   already gotten her mom her job back

00:29:50   that's good that I've reinstalled the

00:29:52   bus in the town cuz I think that would

00:29:54   help too

00:29:55   plus you know I figure you know gotta

00:29:57   get on the good side of the family if

00:29:58   I'm gonna eventually ask her to marry me

00:30:00   so how much better can it be than

00:30:02   getting a mama a job back so that's good

00:30:04   because now I can go out on the bus if I

00:30:06   want to but yeah penny penny is my

00:30:09   number one

00:30:10   can I ask you Mike have you reached a

00:30:14   certain cutscene that I guess I could

00:30:16   only describe as literally and

00:30:19   figuratively steamy no all right

00:30:24   you've uh you've got someone look

00:30:26   forward to like it would it be like

00:30:34   should Mike make sure that Adina is not

00:30:36   there like would that be weird if she

00:30:37   was she should be there to know if we

00:30:40   literally and figuratively steamy I

00:30:43   think I get the clue Alex okay okay I

00:30:49   think I do too

00:30:49   oh yeah I'm right now making my way to

00:30:54   the location

00:30:58   let's see let's see what if there's

00:31:00   anything awaiting me I have wondered

00:31:02   what that place was full Hey

00:31:06   so yeah my top floor again Emily Maru

00:31:09   Lia and Penny alright

00:31:13   TIFF want me to go next word you want to

00:31:14   know no I I want you to go I want to

00:31:16   close this one out

00:31:17   I do I have lots of day and I want

00:31:19   everyone to say stuff with me so yeah so

00:31:22   I had a bit of a tough time at the

00:31:24   beginning figuring out who to even

00:31:26   pursue because at first I was like oh

00:31:28   I'll go for robbing the carpenter

00:31:30   because it would be great to have a

00:31:31   carpenter as my wife like that would be

00:31:32   so useful on the farm but no then she's

00:31:34   married and in general like I find

00:31:38   myself in a lot of the cut scenes I find

00:31:41   it not so clear-cut whether I'm siding

00:31:43   with the parents or the single person a

00:31:47   lot of the cut scenes it's like kind of

00:31:48   awkward like I don't really want to be

00:31:50   involved in this discussion and also if

00:31:52   you are some kind of weird like adult

00:31:54   child your parent here is actually right

00:31:57   and I agree with them but it was very

00:32:00   hard like to get around that what kind

00:32:03   of like weird like adult child weird

00:32:06   split this game seems to be not quite

00:32:07   making and so and and like as an old

00:32:12   boring person at a parent now I did a

00:32:14   frequently sign with the parents but

00:32:16   anyway my I actually kind of ranked and

00:32:20   discussed all six hailey the blonde

00:32:24   she's my number six I I could never find

00:32:27   her and then when I did try to talk to

00:32:29   her she is so defensive and insulting

00:32:33   for like when you don't know her very

00:32:35   well that I was like alright forget this

00:32:37   she like makes funnier clothes right

00:32:39   away - yeah she's like making fun of me

00:32:41   immediately like I'll use like just gave

00:32:42   you this nice thing a honey or something

00:32:44   and you're making fun of me like come on

00:32:45   she's always looking for Alex - yeah

00:32:48   yeah you can kind of tell like she's not

00:32:49   really looking looking at me anyway I

00:32:51   was also told that like she really likes

00:32:53   diamonds and I'm like I've not got that

00:32:55   many diamonds yeah exactly

00:32:59   she's constantly nagging you it's very

00:33:00   weird yeah exactly

00:33:03   I mean some people are into that I guess

00:33:05   but anyway everyone I guess number five

00:33:09   I

00:33:09   penny I'm sorry Mike because I had I had

00:33:12   similar problems with her in that she

00:33:14   was easy to find which was nice but

00:33:16   whenever I would try to you know give

00:33:18   her things and talk to her and

00:33:19   everything she always seemed totally not

00:33:22   interested would totally shut me down

00:33:23   and I just couldn't get anywhere with

00:33:26   penny I tried I really did and like even

00:33:29   when even her positive reactions to

00:33:31   things aren't that positive like at

00:33:34   least when you first get that when

00:33:34   you're first trying get to know her and

00:33:36   like I was also you know like Alex I

00:33:40   think you mentioned earlier Demetrius

00:33:41   kind of getting in the way of you

00:33:43   getting close to Maru mm-hmm I I was

00:33:45   really scared of a very protective drunk

00:33:50   Pam getting in the way of me trying to

00:33:53   get to know her daughter very well oh

00:33:55   yeah there there's like a moment where

00:33:58   she is almost like violent towards you

00:34:01   yeah like right now like yeah I am

00:34:03   already married in the game and Pam

00:34:05   likes me a lot and yet every time I talk

00:34:09   to Pam she's like hey you better stay

00:34:11   away from my daughter and I'm not

00:34:12   married to her daughter that's okay like

00:34:16   you know I'm married now right like if

00:34:17   she's still she's still driving that

00:34:18   hard and she likes me so it's like yeah

00:34:21   so I would be a little afraid of what

00:34:23   like the town drunk would do in

00:34:26   overprotective mode if I went for her

00:34:28   daughter but just fine it wasn't an

00:34:30   issue because her daughter seems to hate

00:34:31   me anyway no matter what I give her my

00:34:33   number four was Maru I was interested in

00:34:36   getting to know her because she seems

00:34:37   like you know nerdy and everything but I

00:34:39   had the same problem you to my guy I

00:34:40   could never find her

00:34:41   like the entire time that I was like

00:34:43   building up the relationships I think I

00:34:45   saw Maru like three times total really

00:34:48   hard to ever find her I also like so you

00:34:52   know mechanically in the game when you

00:34:54   marry someone they come to live on your

00:34:56   farm with you and they basically become

00:34:59   like you know like your assistant in

00:35:01   some way that they don't do a lot on the

00:35:02   farm they do like minor chores around so

00:35:06   like they'll do like they'll fix the

00:35:07   fence sometimes though occasionally

00:35:09   water your dog bowl for you or whatever

00:35:11   else like they do small things I kind of

00:35:13   felt bad like Maru is like building

00:35:15   robots and stuff and like what I think

00:35:19   she'd be miserable coming to work on my

00:35:20   farm it's like I kind of felt like I was

00:35:22   like not doing her

00:35:23   a favor by trying to get her to come

00:35:25   live with me you know like I kind of

00:35:27   felt bad doing that my number three was

00:35:30   Lea she I found her very hard to read

00:35:33   like I like it was a little hard to know

00:35:35   like whether she was liking anything or

00:35:38   not

00:35:39   Lea seemed fairly neutral but ultimately

00:35:42   disinterested in me I think she's going

00:35:44   for Fabio and so it seems like you know

00:35:48   maybe and she also you know it's hard to

00:35:50   read part of like the the seeming

00:35:52   disinterest was that she is she's one of

00:35:54   the more independent adult characters

00:35:56   that we can choose from so like it like

00:35:59   maybe she just seemed like an

00:36:00   independent adult rather than some kind

00:36:01   of weird you know child adult thing that

00:36:04   we had some of the other ones but

00:36:07   ultimately yeah I wasn't anywhere with

00:36:08   Lea either because I think she's gone

00:36:10   for Fabio I was mainly dating two women

00:36:14   in the game abigail and Emily blue and

00:36:17   purple okay I refer to them as my purple

00:36:20   girlfriend of my Glu girlfriend two

00:36:26   redheads yeah and it's also very

00:36:28   convenient in the game that they're easy

00:36:29   to spot because they blue and purple but

00:36:32   they're really easy to find and if you

00:36:34   have a screen full of people it's really

00:36:36   easy to figure out which ones they are

00:36:37   so that made it easy Emily the my crazy

00:36:42   blue girlfriend she seemed like she was

00:36:45   she was one of the easier characters

00:36:47   like her hearts seemed to go up faster

00:36:49   than others she seemed very easily

00:36:51   impressed by anything I gave her pretty

00:36:52   much maybe I was just looking out with

00:36:54   what I was giving her oh no she was

00:36:55   super easy with me - yeah so she yes

00:36:58   she's very forward and so I got to see a

00:37:02   lot of her cutscenes also and so one of

00:37:04   the problems you mentioned earlier Mike

00:37:05   is that the blacksmith Clint it has a

00:37:08   huge crush on her but he's like the sad

00:37:09   sack or like never does anything but

00:37:12   he's always like mopey about how much he

00:37:13   likes Emily and how much she like

00:37:14   doesn't notice him because he's sitting

00:37:16   in the back being sad not doing anything

00:37:18   this game you know there's only one

00:37:20   blacksmith in town and you need the

00:37:23   blacksmith for some pretty critical

00:37:25   features of the game so I'm like you

00:37:27   know I don't think I want to hangar my

00:37:29   blacksmith in this game where there's

00:37:31   only one in town like that doesn't sound

00:37:33   like a good idea

00:37:35   and and in one of the later cutscene

00:37:37   with Emily as you get up the heart meter

00:37:39   there actually is a scene where like

00:37:42   you're like hanging out with her in her

00:37:44   house and then Clint comes in and sees

00:37:47   you with her even but even when you

00:37:50   aren't like a girlfriend level it's like

00:37:51   it's just like one of the like the one

00:37:53   of the hearts that was a fashion show

00:37:54   yeah they did the fashion yeah Clint

00:37:56   comes in and sees you with her he's like

00:37:57   oh well congratulations Marco yeah and

00:38:08   yeah like and like with a period at the

00:38:10   end you know like not not animation

00:38:12   point I'm just like it was the most

00:38:14   painful thing and and at that point I

00:38:16   had already decided that I was actually

00:38:19   going to pursue Abigail so I'm like here

00:38:22   I'm like I don't even want my crazy blue

00:38:24   girlfriend you can have her like she's

00:38:33   very very forward and also like really

00:38:37   like new agey Spacey dreams about you

00:38:40   and like and like her cut scenes are all

00:38:42   like acid trips like it's really weak

00:38:44   Wow yeah you should you should at least

00:38:50   get a crazy blue girlfriend for a little

00:38:51   while just so you can see some of these

00:38:52   cut scenes they're hilarious you don't

00:38:55   have to give her a bouquet to get all

00:38:57   those cut scenes yeah you can give she

00:38:59   likes rubies and you can get rubies

00:39:00   constantly so yeah give her rubies okay

00:39:02   yeah I'm gonna Ruby it up if you have

00:39:04   one of those crystal copiers that's I I

00:39:06   made my crystal copier a Ruby machine

00:39:08   and just gave her one like every few

00:39:10   days no crazy blue girlfriend anyway so

00:39:12   my number one is Abigail I I did

00:39:16   eventually marry her so I went from my

00:39:18   purple girlfriend to my purple wife

00:39:20   congratulations

00:39:21   yeah she seemed like she seemed like I

00:39:23   mean first of all like you know I have a

00:39:26   type and she seemed the most TIFF like

00:39:28   of all the character and you know it's

00:39:32   cool she likes video games

00:39:34   I just complimented she's pretty hot

00:39:35   yeah yeah she she likes video games

00:39:37   she's she is reasonably normal but fun

00:39:41   like she has like a fun side she's not

00:39:43   like super weird or super out there or

00:39:46   like a drunk or anything like she's just

00:39:48   like a normal but fun person

00:39:50   conveniently in the game she's easy to

00:39:52   find because she lives in the general

00:39:54   store so it was really he's a definer

00:39:57   for you know almost any day that I was

00:39:59   trying to find her except Wednesdays

00:40:00   when they're closed

00:40:01   her parents seemed normal easy to you

00:40:05   know I I too was very friendly to her

00:40:07   parents the whole time trying you know

00:40:08   trying to like with them it doesn't

00:40:10   actually except for that matter

00:40:11   you found Pierre stash that's have you

00:40:14   seen that cutscene no no what's that you

00:40:16   like go into Pierre's room the gate

00:40:18   makes you do it like I I didn't want to

00:40:20   look at my future father-in-law's

00:40:21   bedroom that's kind of awkward but like

00:40:23   you go into his room and he catches you

00:40:25   and he's and like you like found his

00:40:28   stash and he gets all awkward and upset

00:40:31   and it doesn't specify his stash of what

00:40:33   it could be like either drugs or porn it

00:40:35   was kind of unclear what the stash was

00:40:37   but those are my two guesses but like it

00:40:39   was it was really awkward and I'm like

00:40:42   oh god like I'm about to marry this

00:40:44   guy's daughter in like three days and

00:40:45   I'm finding his drugs or porn stash if

00:40:48   he's getting all mad but yeah otherwise

00:40:55   it was good and the only thing that the

00:40:57   only hesitation I had with Abigail is as

00:41:00   you as you mentioned Alex she wants to

00:41:02   go on adventure she wants to go in the

00:41:04   caves and have these adventures with

00:41:05   swords and everything as far as I know

00:41:07   like mechanically in the game it's not

00:41:08   possible for me to bring her like I

00:41:11   don't think I can bring her on

00:41:12   adventures and so I I kind of had the

00:41:14   same feeling as like with Maru it's like

00:41:16   well she wants this other kind of life

00:41:18   but if she marries me I mechanically

00:41:20   can't even give that to her I can't have

00:41:23   her have her life of adventure

00:41:25   so like am i like dooming her to like

00:41:28   this unfulfilled life of like feeding my

00:41:30   chickens and stuff like this she's free

00:41:31   to go in adventures now that she's

00:41:33   married to you right like before under

00:41:35   her parents house like her dad was

00:41:37   getting all mad that she was gonna you

00:41:39   would if she's like hey Margo imma gonna

00:41:42   go off to the caves is that cool if

00:41:43   you're like of course let's go yeah

00:41:45   anyway so that definite my my top six

00:41:50   hey Lia penny marĂ­lia Emily and Abigail

00:41:54   number one I did marry Abigail it's

00:41:56   really nice having a purple wife and

00:41:58   it's cool because like like the marriage

00:42:01   in the game is so adorable like and not

00:42:03   just the wedding but like just being

00:42:04   married in the game is so cute like the

00:42:06   spouse is all helpful she like gets me

00:42:08   bombs and plates of food and stuff for

00:42:10   like going in the mines like like the

00:42:12   first morning we woke up together she

00:42:13   hands me a bomb like here this is for

00:42:14   your day like some explosives yeah

00:42:19   exactly that's incredibly useful and

00:42:21   awesome and she'd like they're so cute

00:42:23   like when you when you walk up when you

00:42:24   walk up to hint to them and hit the hit

00:42:25   the talk button after you've already

00:42:27   talked for the day you get like a little

00:42:28   hug this little heart floats up with

00:42:30   this little hug it's so cute it's

00:42:32   adorable so it's it's a it's a really

00:42:35   fun system and I'm glad I did it she

00:42:37   does she's not that useful on the farm

00:42:39   to be honest but it's it's fun and cute

00:42:42   anyway like I love that your whole

00:42:47   purpose for marriage though was

00:42:49   initially it was like I just need some

00:42:51   help on this farm feeding all these

00:42:53   chickens well then I got the upgraded

00:42:56   barn and couplet auto feed everybody I'm

00:42:58   like well I guess I don't need anybody's

00:43:00   help anymore but I guess I'll have a

00:43:01   wife anyway for hugs

00:43:04   yeah the hugs it the hugs are worth it

00:43:06   alright so now we get to talk about the

00:43:10   men two of them can't even function with

00:43:17   getting dressed because they have like

00:43:18   holes in all their clothes right there's

00:43:20   not a single woman with holes in her

00:43:21   clothes I got two guys at holes in their

00:43:24   clothes oh gosh I just don't even know

00:43:26   where to start with this group like do

00:43:27   you think it's definitely not a

00:43:29   coincidence that this game was made by a

00:43:30   guy and that the women candidates are

00:43:33   overall pretty decent I really for a

00:43:37   long time very internally struggled with

00:43:40   the thought of being like I like the

00:43:42   women so much more but I just can't

00:43:43   bring myself to even in a fantasy world

00:43:47   be forming a relationship with them

00:43:50   because I feel like I would be lying to

00:43:51   them and I didn't want them to live a

00:43:53   lie with me in case the secret gets out

00:44:04   in the town

00:44:10   like what if leah is a lesbian and then

00:44:13   like I'm a fraud and I like marry her

00:44:15   and it's not in my heart like that would

00:44:18   be terrible

00:44:20   she deserves a real a real true lesbian

00:44:25   you and Marco are like well am I going

00:44:28   to keep them from a happy life and I was

00:44:31   just like the thirsty villager in town

00:44:34   like Harvey Morrow come on let's cook

00:44:38   marry me first come down to the love

00:44:41   phone

00:44:46   well she said there wasn't many you know

00:44:48   crops or anything what else you gonna do

00:44:49   all day that's true exactly but no like

00:44:52   yeah I just IM v IM v the the pick of

00:44:55   the ladies because man my dudes are just

00:44:58   not great but I also did have a whole

00:45:00   internal dialogue a internal struggle of

00:45:03   who wants to live on a farm right like I

00:45:06   feel like I didn't want to do many buddy

00:45:08   to farm life that wasn't really

00:45:10   interested in living on a farm and so

00:45:12   that was like a little bit of a struggle

00:45:14   well but like none of the characters

00:45:16   want to live in a farm all of them are

00:45:18   all like you had one day I want you out

00:45:19   of this town I want to have an adventure

00:45:20   Jane wants to raise chickens he's super

00:45:23   into living on a farm it's the only

00:45:25   reason like I kind of went into it but

00:45:26   then you felt like Shane is this huge

00:45:28   drunk right and he's just a mess of a

00:45:31   person and he's tons of self-doubt and

00:45:34   self-loathing and he you have all these

00:45:35   cut scenes where he's like drinking on a

00:45:37   cliff and gonna commit suicide and he's

00:45:39   like oh it's so complicated but yeah his

00:45:42   favorite gift is a beer and eventually

00:45:44   he kind of cleans up after you have kind

00:45:47   of like a you know a what's it called

00:45:50   what's it called intervention yeah yeah

00:45:52   yeah you have like an intervention

00:45:54   heart-to-heart moment with him and he

00:45:56   starts cleaning up Wow

00:45:57   but his favorite is still a beer trying

00:46:02   to stop drinking and you're giving him

00:46:03   beer like do I give him the beer that I

00:46:07   know he shouldn't be drinking because

00:46:09   it'll make him like me master oh this is

00:46:12   dark Emma I know and then also you have

00:46:16   that panic of like is he gonna you know

00:46:18   regress like is it gonna relapse

00:46:19   is he actually better if I like going to

00:46:22   be marrying him Apple girlfriend just

00:46:24   likes cake it's a lot easier well my

00:46:25   guys are so complicated it's so hard

00:46:29   penny loves flowers I think what Lisa's

00:46:31   been working for me flowers and I have

00:46:33   lots of flowers cuz I grow lots of

00:46:35   flowers at least at least she's like an

00:46:36   inexpensive date you know like yeah Maru

00:46:39   wanting batteries I mean jeez I've got

00:46:40   I've been playing this game for like two

00:46:42   years now in the game and I only have

00:46:44   two batteries no you need more batteries

00:46:46   man I know I have two oh you need a

00:46:52   better place for those lightning rods

00:46:53   Marco but and then another thing about

00:46:57   Shane so I peeked at the wiki and I

00:46:59   looked at like the different rooms that

00:47:00   they bring into your house which is

00:47:01   essentially like a mirror of their room

00:47:03   in their own house where they live when

00:47:05   you do get married and Shane's room is a

00:47:07   pigsty like it's so messy so I don't

00:47:09   know if I want a messy room in my house

00:47:12   if I end up marrying Shane I mean my

00:47:14   purple girlfriend brought me a guinea

00:47:15   pig in yeah but at least it's clean like

00:47:17   Shane is like still I think he actually

00:47:19   does relapse to see those like spilt

00:47:21   beer everywhere and like muddy boots and

00:47:23   like pizza it's like it's gross yeah I

00:47:25   don't you know you try to fix people but

00:47:27   I don't I don't think he's gonna stay

00:47:29   like all nice to me and I gave him a

00:47:32   bouquet oh yeah he could be nice

00:47:33   sometimes yeah this is really I know I

00:47:36   know

00:47:36   Shane's like you know it's very spooky

00:47:38   and then he works at Jojo Marx he like

00:47:40   has too and he kind of like hates

00:47:41   everything but I kind of fixed him I

00:47:44   don't know I don't know it's really hard

00:47:45   you never really fix him I know and then

00:47:47   we have Alex who I was also pursuing

00:47:49   heart I mean at first he was like oh go

00:47:51   away I'm just gonna lift some weights

00:47:53   I'm busy right now you know and he was

00:47:54   like brushing me off and he's all into

00:47:56   himself and kept asking where Hayley was

00:47:58   and I was like ah but now he's being

00:48:00   really nice to me I like pursued him a

00:48:03   little bit more and he told me a little

00:48:04   bit about his past and being unloved and

00:48:06   all this kind of stuff all these guys

00:48:07   have been unloved and then then he's

00:48:10   like I don't know what they're asking me

00:48:11   I don't know what's happening in all

00:48:13   their relationships but I also have this

00:48:15   fear of that he's gonna be like the hot

00:48:18   boyfriend that is always looking over

00:48:20   his shoulder for like the the other girl

00:48:22   that's hotter in town like haze looking

00:48:24   for Hayley I don't know if this is like

00:48:25   teenage fears coming out said a lot of

00:48:28   this

00:48:30   how's Yuto like really like live out

00:48:32   your fantasies and also your fears and

00:48:35   I'm like oh if I date like the hot jock

00:48:38   guy is am I just gonna be like second

00:48:41   place and he's so he's gonna be looking

00:48:43   over his shoulder for someone else and

00:48:45   I'm like I just I don't know if I could

00:48:47   do that even though he's he's being

00:48:49   really nice to me and he always has a

00:48:51   shirt off lifting weights which isn't

00:48:54   horrible and then Elliot he's just too

00:49:00   Fabio like he's all romantic and we got

00:49:03   drunk together once in the bar and that

00:49:04   was kind of fun

00:49:06   have you gotten has anyone else got

00:49:07   drunk oh I love getting turn I don't

00:49:10   know it's so like you get all glowy and

00:49:11   wobbly it's real and giggly

00:49:14   but yeah me and Elliot got drunk

00:49:15   together so that was kind of nice but I

00:49:17   still think he's into Leah so I'm

00:49:18   nervous about that

00:49:21   I keep trying with Sebastian I've given

00:49:23   him like 700 frozen tears and he does

00:49:26   not care they are and he just doesn't

00:49:30   care another person who has like

00:49:31   something like expensive and rare as

00:49:33   their favorite and he lives in his

00:49:35   parents basement and he's just so oh and

00:49:37   I caught him vaping out by the lake so

00:49:39   I'm like ah so not into you man you just

00:49:42   killed it he's if he's on the vape he's

00:49:43   a sweet vape life yeah it was like in

00:49:46   the rain like in the dark he's out there

00:49:48   vaping by himself so like your choices

00:49:50   are a drunks a vapor

00:49:52   Fabio and a sports guy who's always

00:49:55   looking way to the shirt off yep yep so

00:49:57   far that's my choices and then there's

00:49:59   Sam the you know you know he pretty much

00:50:02   looks like he's ready to catch some

00:50:03   Pokemon and he's always complaining

00:50:06   about helping around the house even

00:50:07   though he still lives at home for some

00:50:08   reason I feel like if you took the sky

00:50:11   to his hair you'd get a fiber out of it

00:50:13   yeah but so far I mean he we're not

00:50:20   dating yet I have I gave a bouquet to

00:50:23   Shane and Alex and Sam's next but and

00:50:27   say I'm an Elliot or next you're a

00:50:29   fourth yes I mean whoa why not I'm doing

00:50:35   this thing this is who I am now

00:50:36   I am the town bouquet Giver I guess if

00:50:39   your options are all bad you can kind of

00:50:41   really well if you just mooch them all

00:50:42   together then they become a decent

00:50:43   person

00:50:44   like a dateable person but yes Sam he

00:50:47   just seems at least nice and mellow and

00:50:50   chill and even though he still lives at

00:50:53   home I think maybe he'll be a little bit

00:50:54   better once I get him out but I don't

00:50:55   think he's gonna give up that skateboard

00:50:57   which is fine he can skate like that's

00:50:58   cool he just seems like such a man-child

00:51:00   that a little bit problem and then

00:51:03   Harvey I have a hard time busting

00:51:04   through like he just keeps telling me

00:51:06   not to sneeze in my hands and shake

00:51:09   people's hands every I don't know he's

00:51:10   very upset about my germs such a doctor

00:51:12   and he's always on his radio in his room

00:51:14   and I just can't crack that nut so okay

00:51:18   so my top four I have Sam as my number

00:51:21   one even though we're not dating yet but

00:51:23   I am hard pursuing him he just I need to

00:51:27   give him some pizza I think he'll like

00:51:28   that as teenage boys do god I said that

00:51:32   doesn't sound good but his family's

00:51:37   really nice and they live in town and I

00:51:39   think he enjoys staying close to his

00:51:40   family alright alex is my number two

00:51:44   even though I'm worried about his

00:51:45   hotness and lifting weights all the time

00:51:48   I don't know but I think he'd be a good

00:51:49   worker on the farm so that's good what's

00:51:52   up your cow mm-hmm yeah that's that'd be

00:51:54   okay we can always get divorced later

00:51:56   it's fine Alex will be my future

00:51:58   ex-husband that's that's a movie and

00:52:01   then I have Shane as my number three

00:52:04   because I'm just really upset about him

00:52:05   possibly relapsing and bringing a messy

00:52:07   room into my house which I'm not down

00:52:09   with which of those are the bigger fear

00:52:11   for you the messy room vile is glad to

00:52:14   look at that every day there's muddy

00:52:17   boots and he's out there in the back pet

00:52:19   in that chicken I don't know I might

00:52:21   have dirty children who Oh

00:52:23   oh my gosh yeah just bury stained all

00:52:26   over the place and my my safety is

00:52:29   Elliott because I he's just he's very

00:52:31   intense and very romantic I think I

00:52:35   would just feel like I was stuck in a

00:52:36   romance novel all the time which is fine

00:52:38   sometimes but it just feels I don't know

00:52:41   I just got a little stifled but I mean

00:52:43   his room would be really clean yeah his

00:52:44   room would be really clean and but it

00:52:46   might be covered in like long hair you

00:52:48   might get like long hairs in your toes

00:52:49   that's true yeah his hair would be but

00:52:55   yeah Ellie it's my safety because I feel

00:52:57   like he will just roam an

00:52:58   a rock if it you know if it's there yeah

00:53:07   that's my that's my top four bachelors

00:53:10   thanks reams prefix okay and if I were

00:53:15   to bite the bullet and go with a lady I

00:53:18   think I would pick Leah yeah I'd pick

00:53:21   Leah why because I like the cheese an

00:53:23   artist and I feel like we can like hang

00:53:24   out and art together I think we would

00:53:27   cuddle it would be nice yeah yep see you

00:53:31   guys have been mentioning the wiki and I

00:53:33   didn't really think about this before

00:53:35   and oh my word there's so much

00:53:38   incredible information hi Minister do

00:53:40   you value wiki C I feel like I did not

00:53:44   read too much in it because part of the

00:53:46   joy of the game is figuring out this

00:53:47   stuff you know and so like I try to only

00:53:50   refer to the wiki if I'm really stumped

00:53:51   about something or if I'm if I'm curious

00:53:54   about some detail of the game that

00:53:55   doesn't really matter like I was curious

00:53:57   I just got a horse which by the way is

00:53:59   awesome and I was here like do I need to

00:54:00   flick feed the horse anything or do

00:54:03   anything with the horse so I look I look

00:54:04   that up you know and there was a swarm

00:54:07   fish that I just could not figure out

00:54:08   when the hell to catch it and I looked

00:54:11   up a fish once but like I try to not

00:54:13   read too much out but I know that's

00:54:15   where I accidentally discovered that my

00:54:16   purple wife loved the chocolate cake so

00:54:19   I could I just looked up yes I've never

00:54:22   even thought about looking up like what

00:54:23   does penny like turns out penny really

00:54:25   loves diamonds to the engagement stage

00:54:31   at this point running this one a little

00:54:34   way to the bank now the chocolate cake

00:54:36   is really easy to make so like I had it

00:54:39   really easy and and my crazy blue

00:54:40   girlfriend like they're like the rubies

00:54:42   so that was super easy cuz I had tons of

00:54:44   those so like it yeah it definitely

00:54:46   matters a lot and it's also good to know

00:54:48   like as you're getting to know the

00:54:49   people in town it's good to read the

00:54:51   lists of universal likes and universal

00:54:53   dislikes like when I first started

00:54:55   surely you know TIFF told me I have to

00:54:56   get people gifts so I first started I'm

00:54:58   giving them like you know these cool

00:54:59   crystals and so I found in the caves

00:55:01   no one likes those pretty much like

00:55:03   those are like like on the universal

00:55:05   dislikes it's like almost all the

00:55:06   minerals yeah don't give anybody fish

00:55:09   they don't like that oh well I wouldn't

00:55:11   have guessed that but like I've found

00:55:12   that

00:55:12   the bad way yeah I wouldn't have guessed

00:55:14   how many people like like the most of

00:55:16   the artisan goods are included on the

00:55:18   universal likes so if you can get you

00:55:20   can walk around town with a handful of

00:55:22   honey or mayonnaise and give them to

00:55:23   almost everybody and almost everybody

00:55:24   will like them although I did have a

00:55:26   huge foot pot with my mother-in-law when

00:55:28   I gave her either honey or mayonnaise

00:55:29   she hates one of them didn't know that

00:55:31   gave it to her twice because that every

00:55:35   night you still don't know my code

00:55:36   because you can't remember I feel like

00:55:41   you need to play this game like with a

00:55:42   notebook next to you it's like there's

00:55:44   so many things where like it like one of

00:55:45   the fish information because like on one

00:55:49   of the living in the land TV shows it

00:55:50   told me where to catch this fish and I

00:55:52   just forgot and I'm like I should have

00:55:53   heard that down dammit you can't you

00:55:55   can't go back and like look at past ones

00:55:57   yeah I did draw out what I considered to

00:56:00   be the optimum sprinkler layout my farm

00:56:04   so like my farm is that's why I spent my

00:56:06   first year just mining the resources to

00:56:08   buy enough sprinklers to mean that I

00:56:10   never had the water plants anymore

00:56:12   oh yeah that's step one is get yourself

00:56:14   out of the business of watering anything

00:56:15   but your dog wait you wanted a dog oh

00:56:18   you haven't been giving your dog any

00:56:20   water I have a cat I know I've never

00:56:24   done it I did give your caddy water why

00:56:27   do you have a cat I don't know I have a

00:56:29   cat

00:56:30   well of course alex has a cat of course

00:56:32   no I just chose the cat because you know

00:56:39   honestly I thought the cat would take

00:56:40   would be less work is so cute though

00:56:45   like it was a tail it goes thump thump

00:56:47   thump on the ground Jeeves I called my

00:56:49   cat Jeeves

00:56:50   and James just like I didn't know he

00:56:52   needed anything so now I need to go put

00:56:55   some water in his bowl like did you ever

00:56:57   notice when it was raining that the bowl

00:56:58   would fill up with water

00:56:59   no and then every other day it was empty

00:57:01   again I mention to Jeeves right like

00:57:04   Jesus just out that live in his life

00:57:06   yeah I'm really glad you don't own like

00:57:07   real pets I'm good for my chickens and

00:57:16   my cows though okay so what's the what's

00:57:19   name of everyone's farm so I kind of

00:57:23   screwed up new farm is the farm name

00:57:25   Mike

00:57:26   well the melee so I hate I just hate

00:57:32   like all these like sim guns they make

00:57:34   you name it's like I don't know what to

00:57:35   call it so I wanted to I was just gonna

00:57:37   call it mega farm because I thought it

00:57:39   was kind of funny mega I call it mega

00:57:42   farm so now it's called mega farm farm

00:57:44   [Laughter]

00:57:56   machine so it's just called mega farm

00:57:59   phone hates so much and you can't change

00:58:03   it after ten minutes of sitting there

00:58:09   and trying to come up with something I

00:58:10   thought I come up with something kind of

00:58:12   funny and then just made it so much

00:58:14   worse like I may as well have just

00:58:15   called it Mike yeah it would have been

00:58:18   better

00:58:19   mega farm fun that's pretty bad

00:58:23   Marco I don't even know the name of your

00:58:25   farm I thought I was being funny too and

00:58:27   it was like name your farm and I was

00:58:28   like sausage sausage is a funny word you

00:58:39   you did you decided on the wrong gender

00:58:48   mine's super boring it's called the

00:58:51   upper farm because like I said I'm

00:58:53   really into the show

00:58:55   Wynonna Erb if if people like really

00:58:59   campy sci-fi shows I recommend it

00:59:02   because I'm like an adventurer in this

00:59:04   game that's perfect

00:59:06   I'm a I went with Schrute farm because I

00:59:09   really like and my character's name is

00:59:15   fanny so you got the whole thing like

00:59:18   TIFF Fanny so right and then there's

00:59:20   also a Fanny Schrute

00:59:21   oh that's Dwight's sister and then

00:59:24   everything on my farm is an out of

00:59:26   reference to the office so anything I

00:59:28   ever had to nays and all your cows and

00:59:30   everything yeah my dog's name is Dwight

00:59:32   and all my cows name and chickens and

00:59:36   everything are named all different

00:59:37   things I even have a mastered

00:59:39   if the goat and peepee this is a good

00:59:43   theme so you don't play as yourself - I

00:59:45   know I am myself but I just decided that

00:59:47   I just can't get it like huh I I have a

00:59:55   I have a naming scheme for my animals in

00:59:58   that I choose a word

00:59:58   that I choose a word

01:00:00   that is related to the animals and it

01:00:01   changed the vowels in it so my cows

01:00:05   they're all variation of the word Moo

01:00:09   but I just changed the OO - like I I or

01:00:12   you you or why why well sometime I mean

01:00:24   I there's some variation like milk

01:00:26   machine egg machine eggs herb get KitKat

01:00:30   for me cat anyway I'm very lazy with

01:00:33   animals in this game yeah mine are kind

01:00:35   of closer to the Alex ones

01:00:37   mine are like the foods that they could

01:00:39   eventually become so like my chickens

01:00:41   are all named like salad soup

01:00:43   cacciatore things like that my my duck

01:00:47   is confit the rabbit rabbit stew yeah

01:00:51   the rep's names to do tartare you have

01:00:53   two cows tartare the pig is pulled

01:00:57   [Laughter]

01:01:03   cordovan cordovan yeah also dark man I

01:01:08   just have like Kevin there's one of the

01:01:16   reasons I did this is because like there

01:01:18   are a few bugs in the switch version and

01:01:20   one of them that I came across just

01:01:23   through reading reddit is that if you

01:01:25   accidentally or purposefully name an

01:01:28   animal after somebody in the town it

01:01:30   will eventually corrupt your game really

01:01:35   check I don't think I have there's no

01:01:37   office names yeah yeah I think this is

01:01:40   one of the things that fixing soon but

01:01:42   yeah it like because if it starts like

01:01:45   getting confused as to who is who like

01:01:47   out of the cow and the person and then

01:01:49   like eventually it just falls in on

01:01:51   itself

01:01:52   oh also if you leave a blank space in

01:01:54   your refrigerator you won't be able to

01:01:55   say crash at night every time yeah I've

01:01:57   heard about that yeah every time you

01:01:59   cook anything go back to their fridge

01:02:00   make sure there's no gaps otherwise it

01:02:02   will crash at night it's not it's not

01:02:03   it's not I I saw in the wiki I was

01:02:07   looking up information for my horse and

01:02:08   whether I had to feed him or not and

01:02:10   that it said there's a funny bug at the

01:02:12   horse where if you park the horse in the

01:02:13   ice

01:02:13   and you can buy ice cream anytime

01:02:25   someone is here working you must be able

01:02:27   to buy a that's literally the book so

01:02:30   like this is in the winter is that you

01:02:31   can buy ice cream if the host is that I

01:02:33   haven't actually tried yet but I'm gonna

01:02:34   try that's amazing it counts as a person

01:02:37   being there unlimited ice cream exactly

01:02:40   man I'm just enjoying this game so much

01:02:42   I'm so glad that we talked about all

01:02:44   these crazy townspeople because Marco

01:02:46   and I it's like our stories now we're

01:02:48   like whoa what's the mayor up to like he

01:02:51   just asked me for some truffle oil and

01:02:53   was mentioning the slickness of it and

01:02:56   we're like whoa no it was crazy it was

01:02:59   like the this asked me for the truffle

01:03:02   oil and it's and he says he won't tell

01:03:04   you why he won't tell you what it's

01:03:05   worth I don't like if anyone else asked

01:03:08   for truffle oil and just you would

01:03:10   assume okay it's for you know putting on

01:03:12   things to make them taste slightly

01:03:13   better you if they say and I'm not gonna

01:03:16   tell you why that immediately makes it

01:03:18   incredibly suspicious and creepy oh yeah

01:03:21   the mayor's got something going on you

01:03:22   should all sleep through his house it's

01:03:24   amazing TIFF has gone through a whole

01:03:28   town yeah you you've really done some

01:03:30   investigation like my plan was I'm gonna

01:03:33   start like really investigating after I

01:03:36   get married right like that's what I'm

01:03:38   gonna try and build more friendships and

01:03:39   stuff like that because I feel like the

01:03:42   marriage thing is like my next goal in

01:03:44   the game in a way like this game is

01:03:46   pretty loose with I mean there is story

01:03:49   there's stuff going on right I mean

01:03:51   there are things that I can see that

01:03:53   gonna happen that I haven't gone to yet

01:03:54   but if it feels very much like in that

01:03:57   idea of like build your own game and I

01:04:00   just decided for sure say like

01:04:02   speedrunning my relationship and then

01:04:04   once I got to the marriage staged and

01:04:06   I'm gonna maybe make some friends well

01:04:08   that's that the problem with that so

01:04:10   this is the problem I'm facing now is

01:04:11   like so I got married and so now I've

01:04:13   kind of immediately lost interest in

01:04:15   going around giving everybody gifts all

01:04:17   the time like mmm it maybe it's cuz it's

01:04:20   like it's it's somewhere in fall so I've

01:04:21   been very busy on the farm just

01:04:22   harvesting all my awesome automatic

01:04:24   automatically water crops

01:04:26   but like you know it also kind of feels

01:04:29   like a little bit like should I keep

01:04:31   giving gifts to like all the single

01:04:33   women after I'm married it feels a

01:04:35   little bit wrong you know like as long

01:04:37   as you don't give them a bouquet I think

01:04:39   you're okay right

01:04:40   technically yes but it just feels

01:04:42   awkward like in real life I would

01:04:44   probably not keep doing that yeah real

01:04:45   life I don't let him talk to anybody go

01:04:52   hang out with your bikes so I want to

01:05:01   know Alex do you have a different farm

01:05:03   layout than the standard one because see

01:05:05   I didn't have much farming to do because

01:05:07   I had the forest farm so I don't have a

01:05:10   ton of farmland so I had a lot of time

01:05:13   to snoop in everyone's dressers so I was

01:05:16   out relationship inquiry no I did it

01:05:24   mostly because I wanted to see what the

01:05:27   mechanics were like on the switch and I

01:05:29   have to say this port is absolutely

01:05:31   amazing I'm so impressed at how it's

01:05:33   gone to other platforms with the one

01:05:35   caveat that saves take like ten times

01:05:41   it's it it's kind of I I don't know

01:05:45   people like oh you should enjoy it I'm

01:05:48   like no I want to get to the next day I

01:05:49   want to water my crops ah to browse

01:05:53   Instagram yeah I use it as my Twitter

01:05:56   break yeah but that has kind of sort of

01:05:59   made me get into making to-do lists more

01:06:03   like I do I keep a notebook next I'm on

01:06:07   the verge of making an OmniFocus project

01:06:10   and because I don't do that and there's

01:06:15   so much lemming I remember tomorrow go

01:06:17   try to get the slime hutch built but

01:06:19   first I got to make sure the space is

01:06:20   cleared like there's not like everything

01:06:21   like there's and then it's Wednesday and

01:06:23   then it's wet all the stores closed and

01:06:25   then oh I had to buy a calendar for my

01:06:27   house to just give me some idea and

01:06:29   exercise class the Carpenters not there

01:06:32   every every every season I screw up

01:06:36   every season I think I'm getting a head

01:06:38   start on myself but like I know what

01:06:40   like I was I will like like 10 to the

01:06:43   ground and I'll get the fertilizer ready

01:06:45   and the season changes and it all

01:06:47   disappears I've done this three times

01:06:49   why I keep thinking that is good oh it's

01:06:54   fine going into summer it won't happen

01:06:55   summer no it happened again so I need to

01:06:58   stop doing that so my my advice to you

01:07:01   is stop using fertilizer oh really

01:07:04   so I mean it depends like how many crops

01:07:06   you have like so my farm right now is

01:07:08   pretty big I I only will expand when I

01:07:11   can afford a sprinkler so I'd never

01:07:12   manually watering anything set the bug

01:07:14   bowl marker the only thing you're really

01:07:15   good at growing on your farm is money

01:07:17   right now you guys you have so I'll have

01:07:22   to send you a screenshot of my father

01:07:23   guys I'm doing as much space as I can

01:07:26   with like kegs and jelly jars and

01:07:29   beehives oh and everything I don't know

01:07:31   how he grew his farm so fast

01:07:34   it's absolutely intra sounding it's a

01:07:36   machine it's I just it's insane it's

01:07:40   insane every single night he's raking in

01:07:42   like you know 30 grand yeah Macha you

01:07:51   have some like hacks that I need to know

01:07:52   about what are you doing

01:07:54   so I heard you mentioned I think was on

01:07:56   remaster you mentioned somewhere

01:07:57   recently that like you figured out like

01:07:59   that you should rather than like trying

01:08:01   to save up your money early you should

01:08:02   just like spends it all on new seeds

01:08:04   yeah timely so yeah so you know step

01:08:06   number one is always have a lot of seeds

01:08:09   around so that as soon as you harvest

01:08:11   something you plant that seed right back

01:08:12   in there so you never have any unused

01:08:13   farmland that you that you could be

01:08:15   using number two is get yourself out of

01:08:17   the business of watering things

01:08:18   immediately so like do whatever it takes

01:08:21   to get enough resources to build at

01:08:23   least the quality sprinkler I don't have

01:08:25   any iridium sprinkler because I don't

01:08:26   have a good Iridium supply coming in yet

01:08:28   but the quality like I know the ones

01:08:31   that just do little tea patterns those

01:08:33   suck like don't even bother with those

01:08:34   because what happens when you grow the

01:08:36   farm large enough the limiting factor

01:08:39   starts to become your time in both

01:08:41   planting and harvesting so when you have

01:08:44   those little dumb tea sprinklers you

01:08:46   have to make these weird awkward

01:08:47   patterns to optimize their space as you

01:08:49   as you mentioned but then they become

01:08:51   much harder to walk through they become

01:08:53   much harder to

01:08:53   hoe the ground because you'd be more

01:08:55   careful but what spots your hoeing and

01:08:57   which ones you're not it just adds a lot

01:08:59   more time so what you need to do is do

01:09:01   whatever it takes you know spend a lot

01:09:02   of time in the mines whatever it takes

01:09:04   to get enough is it iron and copper to

01:09:06   build the quality sprinklers the ones

01:09:09   that just water the the whole eight

01:09:10   squares around them and then you just

01:09:12   make lines of those and then when you

01:09:14   have that's kind of setup you can do

01:09:16   things in bulk so one little trick you

01:09:18   can harvest continuously by just holding

01:09:20   down the harvest button and just walking

01:09:22   through the field and so optimize things

01:09:25   for being able to do things in large

01:09:27   strips like that so like plant the same

01:09:29   thing for like a huge strip or anything

01:09:32   that's harvested with the sky plant a

01:09:33   lot of those because those are really

01:09:34   fast to harvest obviously favor crops

01:09:37   that reach that regenerate so you don't

01:09:39   to replant them every time certain crops

01:09:42   are worth more than others if you get

01:09:44   into the business of having like the

01:09:45   kegs and the jelly jars those basically

01:09:48   multiply the price of whatever you put

01:09:50   in them so grow expensive things and put

01:09:52   them in those jars and then that you get

01:09:53   like a bottle of star fruit wine sells

01:09:56   for $3,000 like it's incredible and the

01:09:59   star fruit seed is it's like 400 bucks

01:10:01   but hey if you're getting three thousand

01:10:03   dollars after a while it's worth it

01:10:05   right so anyway you just optimize things

01:10:07   for like growing in bulk and then you

01:10:10   will have an infinite supply of money

01:10:11   yeah kegs and jaws is a world that I

01:10:13   haven't even aware existed I just

01:10:16   started doing that like after my first

01:10:18   winter and and listen now I have like

01:10:21   these boxes on my farm I'm just like

01:10:23   most of the things I grow now I don't

01:10:24   even sell I I see them in boxes and just

01:10:27   fill up my giant row of cakes but anyway

01:10:30   the reason I said stop using fertilizer

01:10:32   is once you have you know because right

01:10:34   now I think my total farmland is

01:10:36   something like 200 squares of Oh

01:10:39   sprinkler plant I just unlocked the

01:10:42   greenhouse so I'm gonna have more and a

01:10:44   little bow

01:10:45   so I've roughly took his like like I

01:10:47   added up one time to like how many seats

01:10:49   we have to buy on day one of the season

01:10:50   and it was it was like 160 then and I've

01:10:52   added a little bit more we basically

01:10:54   stopped watching TV and all we do is

01:10:55   play this game yeah

01:10:56   yeah I have some more I need to spend a

01:10:59   lot more time in Saudi Valley I mean I

01:11:01   will say Mario kind of put a big dent

01:11:05   who needs a sorry Valley time

01:11:07   I will just tell you right now you need

01:11:09   Mario no no sorry Valley or do study

01:11:13   Valley is of course incredible Super

01:11:16   Mario Odyssey is just super Mario

01:11:21   Odyssey you'd be surprised at Beach I

01:11:25   keep being tempted cuz you see like your

01:11:28   friends come online and they're like up

01:11:30   Odyssey Odyssey and I'm like oh no but I

01:11:32   gotta get those batteries Oh

01:11:35   must get baru I feel like you're

01:11:42   starting like a collection oh yeah look

01:11:48   at my beautiful there you want to end

01:11:58   there uh yeah I think we should add some

01:12:01   of the farm talk is like a little after

01:12:04   show possibly yeah yeah oh so anyway so

01:12:06   the reason you don't want you don't want

01:12:07   fertilizer is because once you have so

01:12:10   many farm spots your main limitation

01:12:12   becomes time of like yourself just

01:12:13   walking through harvesting stuff and

01:12:15   planting stuff yeah and so not only do

01:12:17   you not need fertilizer because you have

01:12:18   so many spots that the amount that you

01:12:20   grow that our premium matters less

01:12:22   because you'll get gold star stuff

01:12:23   anyway I'm just you won't get as much of

01:12:25   it also the citroen habits of the most

01:12:28   successful farmer also if you're putting

01:12:32   everything in the jars to jam or pickle

01:12:34   or wine them anyway it doesn't matter

01:12:36   what stars they have also if you don't

01:12:39   fertilize then your crops grow at the

01:12:40   same rate

01:12:41   like I never got like the speed grow and

01:12:42   stuff because it's like it could

01:12:43   increase your crops by a random amount

01:12:45   well if the crops are already at the

01:12:47   same time they take less time to harvest

01:12:49   so like you gotta optimize what these

01:12:51   big offers for high-volume production

01:12:54   that will save yourself the time we

01:12:57   should do a cortex episode about this

01:12:58   game I mean it's a I like dating around

01:13:08   my horse carrying 50 wheat trying to

01:13:11   figure out where to put it

01:13:12   yeah I'm just gonna walk around town get

01:13:14   200 berries and if the top four signal

01:13:17   was not shined in the air I would have

01:13:19   been too

01:13:20   the marker roof just trying to build the

01:13:21   best farm possible like that that was

01:13:23   what I was doing anyway like I always

01:13:25   figured like though the relationship

01:13:27   stuff will come I want to make all the

01:13:29   possible money first yeah like that was

01:13:31   kind of where I was going so I will I

01:13:33   will I think I'm close to marriage with

01:13:36   penny I have one more heart before its

01:13:38   maximum hearts and I'm assuming maximal

01:13:39   and hearts is where where the money is

01:13:42   yeah that that is when it becomes

01:13:44   possible to marry her all right then I'm

01:13:47   gonna then I'm gonna try and build out

01:13:48   my farm to be bigger and better which

01:13:50   means a lot more mine and time

01:13:52   gotta get those resources but it's

01:13:54   coming up to winter you see I think I I

01:13:56   was I was better off because I had I

01:13:58   reached the end of the of the main mine

01:14:01   pretty early on like I it was like by

01:14:05   like my first fall I hit bottom yeah I

01:14:07   did it my first winter yeah and so like

01:14:09   because because I did that early wait if

01:14:11   so TIF is still working on her she's

01:14:13   almost at the bottom but not yet like

01:14:14   because she's been spending all the time

01:14:15   he's know everybody I have nobody and

01:14:18   I'm doing some serious quest that I fell

01:14:20   into is anyone else doing that weird

01:14:22   quest the mr. Chi one yeah yeah I

01:14:25   haven't I haven't seen that myself Alex

01:14:27   you played this a couple of times yeah I

01:14:29   came across at one time and never

01:14:30   finished it right now I'm working on

01:14:33   getting the mayor's shorts back which is

01:14:34   one of my favorite little quests oh yeah

01:14:37   you're gonna find out so much about the

01:14:38   mayor okay yep it's so tough like a year

01:14:40   to find his shorts every times like I

01:14:42   still haven't found the mayor's damn

01:14:43   shorts also cheese challenge which is to

01:14:45   get to level 25 in the thing right is

01:14:49   that what the cheese challenge is no I

01:14:51   did that that seems really hard so what

01:14:53   you had you have to first of all you

01:14:55   gotta obviously bring a lot of food and

01:14:56   a lot of and you know bring some bombs

01:14:58   or some staircases maybe I haven't I

01:14:59   haven't bought a staircase yet but I

01:15:02   hear that will help but what you really

01:15:04   have to do is you have to check the

01:15:05   fortune teller show on TV and only go to

01:15:08   the mines on days where it says you have

01:15:09   really good luck that's what that means

01:15:11   because that will that I think that that

01:15:14   that determines not not only what kind

01:15:15   of minerals you get but that determines

01:15:16   how often staircases come up mm-hmm

01:15:19   so that like set yourself up to succeed

01:15:21   all right so I'm only gonna go inside no

01:15:24   I didn't know what that fortune tellers

01:15:26   show was fool I could see in US I kinda

01:15:27   figured it was some to do crops related

01:15:30   the whole first year I didn't I was like

01:15:32   what is this for I just need

01:15:33   watch it but there's like everyday

01:15:35   there's like a global luck value

01:15:37   basically and that affects fishing

01:15:39   mining anything we're like oh you might

01:15:41   get something good like this game yeah

01:15:46   yeah so like in so if it says like oh

01:15:48   you know the fortunes are bad are mad

01:15:50   today you're gonna have bad luck

01:15:51   don't even bother going to the mind and

01:15:53   you probably shouldn't even be fishing

01:15:54   like it's because you're gonna just

01:15:56   waste time and not and waste your stuff

01:15:57   if you have really good luck and it's

01:15:59   also some some of the foods that you can

01:16:00   make will increase your luck make those

01:16:03   and bring those when you go mining and

01:16:05   and then you'll get like more staircases

01:16:07   that appear and you know maybe more

01:16:09   minerals that appear and stuff like that

01:16:10   interesting that explains what I like

01:16:12   sometimes like I've been like just

01:16:14   mining for resources and I can see a

01:16:16   staircase and then I'm mining and

01:16:19   another staircase appears and I'm like

01:16:21   why is this happening yeah it's a luck

01:16:23   factor right there's just more

01:16:24   staircases you can hit it's kind of nice

01:16:26   though because the bad fortune days I

01:16:28   kind of essentially take is like my

01:16:30   dating days because that doesn't affect

01:16:31   the cutscene I make the wall my fortune

01:16:44   what a game what a great game so good I

01:16:48   mean this this to me like you know

01:16:51   because I'm I'm not really much of a

01:16:52   gamer for most of the time but

01:16:55   occasionally I will get super into a

01:16:57   game and so in the past that's been like

01:17:00   SimCity 2000 you know things like you

01:17:02   know building games like that

01:17:03   occasionally like an RTS might get me

01:17:05   but not enough for a long time usually

01:17:07   it's been building games like like and

01:17:08   to me I would say this is a great

01:17:11   candidate to be like the current

01:17:13   generations SimCity 2000 like it is that

01:17:15   it is that good where it's it's a

01:17:17   building kind of game it's it's very

01:17:20   uplifting it's like it's it's precious

01:17:22   it is you know in a good way it's it's

01:17:26   adorable it's charming it is also very

01:17:28   fun

01:17:29   it's very light-hearted it doesn't have

01:17:31   any of the like annoying exploitive

01:17:33   mechanics of modern like iOS games and

01:17:36   even some console games it's just nice

01:17:39   like when like when we were trying to

01:17:41   explain this game - it's a Tiff's father

01:17:43   recently and you know he's he's used to

01:17:47   games on the iPad

01:17:47   he plays you know he plays the same

01:17:49   games that everyone else plays in the

01:17:50   iPad like clash of clans stuff like that

01:17:51   and like when you explain when you

01:17:52   mention that you're playing like a

01:17:53   farming game to somebody from most of

01:17:56   the world they assume it's gonna be more

01:17:58   like farmville which is very like you

01:17:59   know exploitive like oh you better come

01:18:01   back at 2 a.m. or you're gonna lose your

01:18:03   farm or like stuff like that and this

01:18:04   game has none of that crap it has like

01:18:06   no in-app purchases

01:18:07   nothing based on real time and you know

01:18:09   you don't have to come check the game in

01:18:11   every real life day like you can just

01:18:14   stop playing and your world pauses when

01:18:16   you have time you can go play it again

01:18:18   just as little to do as you want yeah

01:18:21   like like the whole like the whole first

01:18:25   like few days I was playing it you know

01:18:26   I knew nothing about the game I was just

01:18:28   playing a blonde and I kept thinking

01:18:29   like alright what what's gonna come out

01:18:31   and just kill me like what like what

01:18:33   what random thing that I didn't know

01:18:35   about is gonna come just kill me and

01:18:36   then we call and teach me a lesson you

01:18:38   know and this game just doesn't have

01:18:39   that like it's just a nice game it's low

01:18:42   it's low stress you're not constantly

01:18:45   like worrying about some random thing

01:18:48   that's gonna come out and kill you like

01:18:49   it's or some like oh god what horrible

01:18:52   things gonna happen if I forget about X

01:18:53   Y or Z if I forget to do this thing and

01:18:55   yeah the answer is nothing bad really

01:18:57   happens like it's just a nice game and

01:18:59   yet it's still despite having nothing

01:19:01   bad really happening it still manages to

01:19:03   be good and fun and challenging and

01:19:05   rewarding and it's and and I keep going

01:19:08   back like I can't believe one person

01:19:10   made this game like it's such a marvel

01:19:13   and when you see like the more you play

01:19:15   it the more impressive that gets because

01:19:17   you see like oh my god this whole world

01:19:20   like the world is huge all of the art

01:19:23   just the art alone the fact that the art

01:19:25   was done by one person even if that same

01:19:27   person didn't do anything else that

01:19:29   alone would be impressive because

01:19:31   there's so much of it everything has

01:19:33   different seasonal you know drawings and

01:19:36   different lighting conditions and some

01:19:38   stuff looks different in the rain it's

01:19:40   just it's crazy like how many variations

01:19:42   of everything there are a little alone

01:19:44   how many objects there are in the game

01:19:45   at all like it's it's a huge game and

01:19:49   it's just so impressive on so many

01:19:52   levels and the fact that was all done by

01:19:53   one person just blows my mind he's

01:19:56   working on a sequel now and it's it's

01:19:59   going to be set in the

01:20:00   like stardew valley universe but it's

01:20:04   probably like the the hints are that

01:20:06   it's going to be an RPG

01:20:08   sim but set in a like a Hogwarts magic

01:20:11   school setting and I'm like oh man I'm

01:20:13   so excited to like make my potions

01:20:16   explore all the crazy dungeons it's it's

01:20:18   gonna be really really cool is is that

01:20:21   the the magic school one is that the one

01:20:23   that he's doing or is that the one that

01:20:26   chuckle fish are doing because I'm

01:20:29   getting I was getting a bit confused

01:20:30   because I was reading through an AMA

01:20:31   that the guy did the charcoal fish is

01:20:34   the publisher now right like they

01:20:36   handled the porting and stuff because

01:20:38   the guy doesn't work on society valley

01:20:41   anymore does he he's done and he's

01:20:43   working on this new thing but I couldn't

01:20:45   work out whether the Hogwarts magic

01:20:48   school one was his game or their game

01:20:50   well he he is chuckle fish or okay was

01:20:56   like part of chuckle fish from the

01:20:58   beginning so like yeah they have the

01:21:00   thing is they have a bunch of games that

01:21:02   aren't I mean they're fine I guess but

01:21:07   he's what's called like a partnered game

01:21:09   so I guess it's kind of like like

01:21:12   capybara how all of their games even the

01:21:14   ones who are like that are developed by

01:21:16   one person it's still kind of I'm not

01:21:20   really sure but I he is going to be the

01:21:25   sole developer on that one but now he

01:21:26   has money so he can do like whatever he

01:21:28   wants

01:21:30   include like if you think how good a

01:21:33   little stuff is that he's done like with

01:21:35   more money you could have even better

01:21:37   music and you know that sort of stuff

01:21:39   yeah it's very exciting well that kind

01:21:41   of that might ruin it though like

01:21:42   because like he did so well with just

01:21:45   himself and like yeah like it was in his

01:21:47   parents basement for four years making

01:21:48   this game how long yeah boy yeah like it

01:21:50   might there might be a George Lucas

01:21:52   effect to worry about here like that

01:21:54   like now that he has tons of money what

01:21:55   will he do yeah I worry about like

01:21:57   sophomore slump

01:21:58   yeah like because this was such a

01:21:59   masterpiece like I I everything's in

01:22:02   perfect balance oh good oh good well

01:22:06   anyway thanks for doing this and we

01:22:09   should thank our guest yeah yeah well

01:22:11   that was awesome

01:22:17   what a good product and/or service that

01:22:19   was like this episode this episode is

01:22:25   okay just a quick one just in well thank

01:22:30   you guys so much for coming on and being

01:22:32   our stardew valley couple de jour this

01:22:35   was so much fun doing to talk about this

01:22:38   game yeah is just so good and especially

01:22:41   all the little stories that go on

01:22:42   interpersonal stories with all the

01:22:43   characters that don't exist but to me

01:22:46   and marco they exist and to our

01:22:48   real-life friends they don't understand

01:22:49   you don't understand it's like the

01:22:51   internet friends do they think we're

01:22:52   crazy they're probably right I mean I am

01:22:55   quite excited that my partner is finally

01:22:57   going to listen to a podcast that I'm on

01:23:01   listen and they're like oh whoa whoa

01:23:04   you're talking to Tiffany Marco today

01:23:06   about and in that like saying we don't

01:23:08   watch TV anymore we just watch me flirt

01:23:12   the villagers

01:23:14   I love backseat dating with Marco it's

01:23:17   so much fun yeah it's great well thank

01:23:21   you gellick so much for joining us and

01:23:23   thanks Mike for joining us again it's

01:23:26   always a pleasure

01:23:27   third time I think on top for I'm

01:23:29   building up something oh yeah I need one

01:23:31   more just one more

01:23:32   or you just stick with three because we

01:23:34   have no rules I would have to be so good

01:23:38   on the fourth one that would be

01:23:39   intimidating yeah alright everyone happy

01:23:43   dating oh good

01:23:45   no that's terrible that's good actually

01:23:47   no I'm gonna use that even though it's

01:23:48   terrible that's great