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7 things to know before starting Sun Haven

Solar port is out of early access and has a full 1.0 release, which means now is a great time to get started with the charming farming and adventure game available through Steam for PC and Mac.

While it is easy to compare Solar port Unpleasant Stardew Valleysince they are both immersive pixel farming simulators, Solar port has a lot of content that Star dew not. You have skill trees, different character races, and more of a quest-oriented story.

It’s very easy to get lost in the sauce while playing Solar port, because there is no stamina to keep you in check. To help you, we have listed a few tips that you should give before you start.

There is no stamina, but keep an eye on the time

That’s right. You can farm and mine to your heart’s content. Kind of. You are limited in time, with a curfew at midnight. However, you are free to do whatever you want with no restrictions as long as you are in bed by midnight.

Be sure to skim through the dialog if you usually skip it

Not only will the story dialogue tell you where to go, but some of the romantic characters will have small talk that can raise or lower their relationship points with you. If you choose the blatantly rude answer, the characters won’t like it, so don’t just click willy-nilly to get through the words. Have a look and select the right choices.

One choice is better than the other.
Image: Pixel Sprout Studios via Polygon

Keep your crafting stations running

Your resources like wood and ore need to be converted into planks and bars before you can actually use them, but you don’t want to wait for them to be made. That said, keep the oven and crafting stations running with basic materials (if you have them) to avoid having to wait for them.

Don’t forget to replant some trees

After cleaning up your farm, make sure you choose a part of the farm to plant trees on. Lumber is an important resource, so you don’t want to have to look too hard for it.

Track what your museum needs

Sun Haven does indeed have bundles to fill that grant you special rewards museum. You’ll definitely want to take a look and fill out what you can for some free loot. Some of these things require you to plant seasonal crops, so you’ll want to know ahead of time what to expect.

A display of museum bundles, displaying miscellaneous items on gold pedestals in Sun Haven

Image: Pixel Sprout Studios via Polygon

Take it easy with quests and stories

You can complete most of the quests in the main story very easily. It can be tempting to walk through, but it might be better to take it easy and not rush too much. Progressing through the story will unlock new areas (and new farms to grow different crops on), but managing multiple farms at once can be overwhelming for a single player, so you may want to keep it simple.

You can unlock all of these farms and areas and then choose to focus on them one by one as well. You’ll find yourself encountering some high-level monsters on your journey to these expansive areas, so keep that in mind as well.

Agriculture is not the most important thing

In some other farming simulator games, farming is THE definitive way to make money, but in Sun Haven money is not such a big deal. While you need more money to expand your house, many things are bought with other specially earned currencies and you don’t necessarily need money to upgrade your tools.

You can use ham while you’re farming, but with the lack of an automatic watering system until later in the game, it’s hard to keep up.