Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Guide to Farming
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is one of the most beautiful and environmental games I've played in the past few years. Being such, it makes total sense that farming would be a big part of the game. As you adventure through Gemea, you're going to quickly realize the benefits owning a farm will provide you along the way.
That being said, there's definitely some setup required before you just jump into maintaining your first farm. Let's talk about everything you need to know to operate a successful farming empire in Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles!
General Tips and Preparation
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles features an open world that lets you wander off and do as you please, but it's worth it to stick to the main questline for the first few hours that you play. Doing so will lead you in a direct path to getting your first farm.
Along the way, you can pick up crafting recipes by reaching the point in the main questline where you have to repair the Cloud Catcher. Doing so is going to introduce you to some of the Guild Masters, like Agatha (the carpenter).
Creating farms requires a lot of resources, so it's essential that you stock up on rocks, fodder, and wood. They're all over the world, so the sooner you begin collecting and saving these means the easier your farming experience will be.
Once you've got your first farm and a sufficient amount of supplies, it's time to learn how you can improve your farm. There is a farm rating system with three categories: Cleanliness, Value Produced, and Animal Care. Let's go into how you can maximize the rating for each of these.
How to Increase the Cleanliness Rating
To put it bluntly, the farm animals of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles poop a lot. Not being around to clean that up is going to result in the Cleanliness of your farm plummeting. However, who really wants to be burdened with cleaning up poop? That's why we're going to hire a farmhand to do it for us!
Citizens all around the outskirts of towns in Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles can be hired as farm hands. To convince them to work for you as a farmhand, you need to offer them food until they're charmed to 100%. The food you feed them does offer different charm percentages. For example, Groffle Milk will raise the meter by 10%. However, uncooked fish may only raise it by 1%.
You can only have one farmhand, and there are a ton of them available out in the world. The common strategy seems to be to make Groffle Milk into a hot drink as it gives a massive percentage towards most farmhands' meter.
After you get a farmhand to 100%, they'll begin working your farm and ensuring that it remains at max Cleanliness.
How to Increase the Value Produced Rating
Value Produced is a misunderstood rating in the farming system. It's difficult to raise this rating when you farm with livestock because the return on investment is extremely low.
This statistic is not important because farms will operate at any Value Produced rating, but if you are interested in raising it, then you need to create Garden Plots and fill them with Seeds. After a few days, it'll reach it's highest level.
How to Increase the Animal Care Rating
You'll have a variety of animals on your farm and each of them will live in pens and facilities. To raise your Animal Care rating, you'll need to interact with your animals by selecting the Care option.
To effectively maximize your Animal Care rating, have a Water Trough and Fodder Trough installed for every two animals you have on your farm. Pay attention to this ratio as you maintain your farm. Using the Care option when interacting with your animals will raise your Animal Care rating by 1–2%, but it can only be done a certain number of times. Keeping your animals stocked with food and water will take care of the rest.
The more farms you have, the more you can produce. The more you produce, the more you can trade. The more you can trade, the more items and buildings you can possess and build.
Just about every region in Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles has a farm that you can build, and it's in your best interest to do so. Start out small, though, and once you've learned to maintain high ratings on your first farm, you'll know the workload required to have two or three of them.
Questing in regions where you have a farm comes with an added bonus because it'll raise that region's Happiness. At 75%, you get increased farm production rate. So, as you can imagine, having three farms offers you three regions that you can optimally quest in and have a huge farm production rate. Farming and questing go very well together.
Follow the steps in this guide and you'll be well on your way to having productive farms that'll supply you with everything you could ever need in your journey through Gemea. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop me a line in the comments section below!
Also, be sure to check out our Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles review.