ok so just brought the game and jumped right in, didn’t look on-line for any help just tried to make my way as best I could.
Following the task quest did help but made a few missteps, mainly with the portal tasks not properly reading me just choosing what I though was best i.e. picking a Location when it was telling me pick a Beacon etc. I still have this task as it wont mark as complete even when I follow instructions…
But now I have reached level 12 and have got stuck trying to make a cog for a spark core, I bumbled my way through making everything up to here, mostly by trial and error.
My problem is with the skills, I got to level 12 without realising I could Cleanse skills to get the points back, I tried to use the tool-tips to pick the right skills, but I have ended up picking the wrong skills to get a recipe for a cog.
It doesn’t help when not only are the tool-tips incorrect, but also have the same wording. i.e. Common Machine Recipes and Common Item Recipes both state they will give recipes to make items in a machine.
I tried using Cleanse but quickly discovered that even though you get 1 Cleanse per level I only had 3, I must have missed the info on Cleanse early on.
In the end I checked on-line and I found I should have gone down the Common Items path, So now its’ 25 skill points before I can make a cog. The prospect of needing another 5 levels just to progress through these starter tasks seems a bit excessive.
So what’s the quickest way to level? just keep mining? it seems very slow, I have fallen back to stone hammers as I can’t find enough coal to keep making copper ones, they wear out faster than I can find the coal to smelt them, I have found a reasonable amount of copper but coal seems very scarce.