So I picked a Nordheimer female and started a while back. I’m mainly curious about those playing single player, rather than on a server.
Almost directly north of this is a little U-shaped cove with shaleback nests nearby, and an exile bonfire around to the left, though a crocodile is usually spawning there to run in and slaughter them. This is east of The Sentinels, and along the river to the north of Hanuman’s Grotto.
I’ve pretty much setup shop there in my game. I’ve got a T1 Animal Pen, assorted crafting stations, a Lesser Wheel of Pain, and a few fish traps.
I know it’s not the best place for a base once you get up in the game, but for the early game it seemed to work really well. The cove is somewhat sheltered, easy access to water and meat for survival, and stone/wood for building.
Later on I threw in the Fish Traps when available, to get fish for oil and food, which gives me more than I could ever want.
I’m currently around level 30 and I haven’t really gone north/west at all.
I did make a secondary camp for a low-level Foundry. Out to the east, I was using Lookout Point to farm Ironstone, and trekking back to my camp to smelt it into bars. I did this for a couple runs, before ultimately just making a camp at the cliff base just west of Tarman’s Berth.
Throw in a Blacksmith Bench, Furnace, and Fluid Press, with some fish traps in the water to the south, and I now have plenty of oil to run the furnace. My Iron Pick is giving me a ton of ironstone at Lookout Point to be nearly constantly smelting it into bars, and there is some brimstone areas nearby to push out some steel bars before long.
This is just a rough camp at best, with a small sandstone building, campfire, and the crafting stations. I’m expanding my southern base to a bit larger, and stonebrick.
Anyone have any tips about where to branch out from here?
On looking at the Interactive Map online, I want to think in the general area of Dustdevil Ridge might be the next logical stepping point. It has about as much iron as second camp I made, but there is also brimstone in Sinner’s Refuge and coal nodes as well.
Which seems like a better spot than Fleshtearer Falls, which has TONS of ironstone, but not the other two.