So, here’s a little background. i’ve been trying to get my wife to actively play with me for a long time. i made a bet with her that i could “beat the game” without getting the “slay” journey step. basically a pacifist run. i managed to succeed and was able to leave the exiled lands without killing anything. the wife has held up her end of the bargain and has been playing a half hour a week. it’s not really enough time to do anything or get anything serious done and she hasn’t really been having a good time. i looked to her favorite game series of all time for inspiration. harvest moon / story of seasons.
i believe i can stretch the limits of conan’s sandbox style of play enough to give her a harvest moon/story of season experience within the exiled lands and hopefully make playing a lot more fun and interesting for her. i created a 3x3 starter hut and gave her a small fenced in field with 3x3 rows of crude planters. i also placed a compost box and campfire outside her house. inside there is a stove, a bed, a preservation box with ice, a cupboard, and a few small decorations (table, chairs, rug, etc). because combat is her least favorite thing i also gave her a level 20 T4 bearer named “harvest sprite” who will auto attack all enemies at max range. any future thralls she collects will be her villagers. if she gives them food presents from their diet lists i’ll bring them out and get them a level up for her.
i’m also setting up a large crate as a way for her to sell her products to me for gold and silver which she can then use to buy items from me. here’s where i need the help. i need help creating a balanced economy for her and i’m hoping some private server admins might be able to help me with pricing. i’d like to set up an exchange rate of 10 silver per 1 gold. here are some of the things i’d like to be able to sell her:
any 1 non-living/non crafted item of her choosing (could be something like flowers or seeds that she can’t find)
any 1 living item of her choosing (thralls or pets)
any 1 quest/journey step item (diadem of the giant kings or such)
house expansion to 5x5
house expansion to 8x8
further house expansions/new buildings
field expansion to 6x6
field expansion to 9x9
further field expansions
housing material upgrades (sandstone to t2, or t2 housing materials to t3 materials)
farm upgrades (such as adding an animal pen or a building such as a barn to hold her pets)
rent an adventurer service (to help her out if she wants to go exploring or looking for things)
rent an adventurer premium (for dungeons or world bosses)
i’d like the rent an adventurer service to be relatively cheap, as i want to encourage her to actually adventure with me. and of course i’m open for suggestions to anything else i can add to my “shop” or any sort of farming related quests or goals i could give her.
thanks for reading and hopefully for incoming suggestions.