Hello Pachans, in this 4th edition you'll learn more about your home, resources, trees, the importance of "ideas," and the mysterious caves that dot the landscape of Pacha.
When you reach The Land Between Two Rivers, you and your friends will first live with your adoptive parents, the elders Igrork and Maeri. But you’re a grown up now, and probably want to get your own place. With a few materials and the help of Croll, the builder, you’ll build your home wherever you want.
You won’t need a lot of space in the beginning but will probably want to expand it later on!
We started talking a little bit about ideas last month. They’re a core part of the evolution of the Clan. Our ability to imagine things, to try our ideas and push ourselves to new things that might seem impossible, is what sets us apart from the other Pacha creatures.
All Clan members have ideas that they’ll share with you at some point in time, when improving their friendship and trust, discovering new regions, or finding elements. An idea is not more than an image in someone's mind, they’ll tell you a little bit about it and show you a rough sketch of what they’re thinking. It’ll be your choice to use the Clan’s Knowledge to develop ideas in any order you want.
They don’t move but are always there, growing and reaching to the sky. Trees are usually taken for granted when they give us so much: shadow to rest, wood to make tools and build, bark to heal our wounds, fruits for food and medicine.
We’ve added 3 trees that grow natively in The Land Between 2 Rivers:
We worked on the placing system for the craftables in your farm. There are now wood fences and gates that can open/close automatically when you’re nearby.
We also added a new small water well so you don’t have to go to the river everytime you need water for your crops.
Most craftables will have to be unlocked through an idea too, so you’ll have to decide which ideas you want to develop first!
Your contribution will mainly be the crops that you grow, the food that you make from them, and anything you can find throughout the world.
This large vessel holds the daily contribution. It seems bottomless, but someone from the Clan distributes its content every night.
Throughout the world you’ll find different items that will help the Clan survive and progress.
Maybe a mushroom for rituals, some datura flowers with strong healing powers, poop for the hunters to camouflage their scent, or oregano to make your favorite dishes (prehistoric pasta sauce?).
We improved the dialogue UI, with a new layout, answers and style. As you talk with the Clan members, give them gifts and help them in their everyday tasks, you’ll develop friendship.
And what’s a friendship if not a plant that needs to be nurtured and cared for. That’s why we represent it as one. Start from seed and watch it convert into a beautiful flower.
Following up with previous month’s animal love, we’ve started trying out the first shed you can invent, build and place in your farms.
You are walking next to a rock cliff, and suddenly see this entrance partly hidden with vegetation. An entrance to the inner depths of the world, where Pacha’s manifestations take real shape.
Caves are places where you can find resources and encounter magical beings. To venture deeper there’ll be challenges, but rewards will be worth them. In following devlogs we’ll be revealing more about them.
Good for you if you made it this far, it’s been a pretty intense month with lots of stuff taking shape. See you next time!