Fae Farm is a wonderful farming game full of magic, fairies, romance, crafting, and dungeon crawling. It is touted as a cozy sim game that is surprisingly beginner-friendly.
The game is great for kids or players who like low-stakes games. You won’t be punished for mistakes or missing something, you won’t get fall damage, and there are no consequences when you faint.
However, as punish-free as it is, there are still tips and tricks that are good to know before diving into the game.
These Fae Farm beginner tips will help you ease into your new life in Azoria.
What You Need To Know When Starting the Game
Here are our recommended Fae Farm early tips that will help you get started in the game.
We wish we had known these beforehand!
1. Clear the Grass, Trees, and Dirt Mounds Around Your Farm on Day 1
After you arrive in Azoria, the mayor gives you a quick tour of the town and leads you to your new abode.
This is your starter house in Fae Farm—the first of several farms you’ll eventually get in the game.
As much as you’re tempted to roam around the place and meet all the locals, it’s best if you devote your first day to cleaning your farm.
You have unlimited energy on the first day and there’s not much to do during the game’s early stages.
So cut all the grass, chop all the trees and logs, and dig up all the mounds in your homestead area.
Not only will you be saving your energy later for something else, but you’ll also need these resources early on.
2. Catch Critters and Forage As Much as You Can
See those critters crawling, buzzing, and jumping around? Catch as much as you can whenever you see ‘em! Swing your net at all the butterflies, snails, and frogs that you see.
The same goes for berries and wild greens. Pick them up and hoard as much as you can in your backpack.
When you’re just starting in the game, you can sell critters and foraged materials for a quick buck.
However, you should always keep some in your storage for future use. They can be used for quests, cooking, brewing, and crafting.
For example, critters can be used in conservatories to get the ingredients needed for crafting and brewing. Foraged materials can also be used for cooking.
Don’t worry about running out of storage space. Fae Farm’s storage is infinite!
3. Save the Bees
Speaking of catching critters, always catch any bees you see, especially Queen Bees. You can always store bees in your storage for later use.
Bees are needed for making Honeycomb and tree saplings through the crafting stations Honey Hive and Propagation Hive, both of which you’ll be able to build later.
Queen Bees are even more valuable since you will need one to build the aforementioned crafting stations.
They are also rarer than Worker Bees, so you better be ready to swing your net when you see one!
4. Crops Wither at the Start of Every Season
One of the most shared Fae Farm starting tips is how you should plant early in the season and plan or time the growth of your crops.
That’s because crops planted during the previous season will wither and die on the first day of a new season.
Fae Farm’s seeds work a tad differently compared to other farming games. There are six base seeds and you can plant them in any season.
However, they always wither when the seasons change, so you must plant a new batch.
The good thing is we already know how long each seed takes to grow, so you can plan and time your farming accordingly. See our full Fae Farm crops list guide for a detailed explanation.
You wouldn’t want to be the farmer who sunk a lot of Florins on seeds, only to have them all wither before you could harvest any of the crops, would you? Plan your farming!
5. Start Flower Breeding Early
Unlike crops with a set number of waterings before they grow and bear fruit, breeding new flowers from two flowers relies on luck (a.k.a. RNG). Because of the randomness of it, it’s best to start flower breeding early.
In Fae Farm, flower breeding is about using two flowers planted next to or across each other to make a new flower.
There should be an empty Flower Soil Bed next to these two flowers so the new flower can sprout there.
However, new flowers randomly sprout, meaning your two flowers could make a new one the next day or the next week.
And if you’re trying to aim for a new color based on the two flowers’ combination (e.g. aiming to get a pink hybrid flower from white and red flowers), you’ll also rely on random luck.
You’ll later need different flowers in varied colors for dye swatches and fairy wings. To save yourself some time while you’re galloping across Azoria, it’s a good idea to grow flowers early on.
6. Craft All the Needed Seals for the Dungeons
To easily proceed through the dungeons in Fae Farm, it’s good to know what seals you need to craft beforehand.
The seals permanently open the doors on each level and will let you teleport to the floor you want to reach.
Knowing what seals you need will also let you focus on which ores and gems you need to prioritize and keep.
Luckily, we made a Fae Farm guide that lists all the Saltwater Mines seals that you need.
7. Save Your Gems for the Gem Polisher
Speaking of spelunking in the mines, take as many unpolished gems as your backpack can fit, and don’t let them go to waste!
While some of these gems are needed for seals and other crafting recipes, save the rest of the unpolished gems for the Gem Polisher.
As mentioned in our Fae Farm money guide, selling polished gems is the best way to earn money fast in Fae Farm.
One Rough Citrine sells for 10 Florins, but a Polished Citrine can net you 125 Florins!
That’s an insane markup and will greatly help you save for necessary purchases, such as upgrading your backpack or expanding your house.
8. Only Sell Processed or Cooked Products and Not the Raw Produce or Materials
If you can’t mine in Saltwater Mines yet or are unable to build the Gem Polisher, there are still other methods you can use to earn money in Fae Farm.
One of the easiest ways you can do as a beginner is to sell processed or cooked products. Forget about straight-up selling raw products, you’ll earn a bit more if you turn them into something else instead.
For example, one raw cotton sells for 10 Florins. But if you turn three raw cotton into fabric, you can sell it for 55 Florins. Even dicing a Turnip can give you six Florins more compared to selling a raw one.
But chopping, cooking, or processing take time and you might not want to wait. Well, we have a tip for that too.
9. Craft in Bulk Before Leaving or Sleeping
Hate waiting for your ores to turn into ingots? How about when you’re grilling 50 vegetables or chopping hundreds of berries?
To skip all that waiting, plan what you want to cook or process and do it in a big batch.
Then, leave to do something else, like going through the mines or roaming around town to go on a date with one of the romanceable candidates.
You can also do it shortly before sleeping and it’ll all be done in the morning! Saves time, right?
10. Explore the World and Pick Up Scrolls
Lastly, don’t forget to explore the world of Fae Farm!
Farming, crafting, cooking, and mining probably got your hands full, but it’s always a good idea to dedicate some time to enjoying the wonderful world of the game.
Not only will you get to enjoy the nice graphics of the game, you’ll even find valuable scrolls.
So, swim in rivers and ponds, check out the waterfalls, go inside houses, and leap onto knolls and high grounds to find hidden and not-so-hidden scrolls.
Scrolls give you recipes that let you craft furniture, paths, fences, and walls, which will help you decorate your farm.
Fae Farm Reminders: What You Need To Know About the Game
Here’s a quick rundown of some things you need to know about Fae Farm.
- The game is very forgiving: You won’t get any consequences for fainting, falling, or staying outside past your bedtime. The game will just teleport you back to safety.
- The game can get buggy: Sometimes, relationships or quests don’t progress well and you might feel some lagging here and there. The bright side is that the devs are working on addressing these bugs.
- Marriage doesn’t do anything: As cute as the romance is in the game (you go on dates and such), you don’t really get anything from having a spouse. Here’s hoping the devs will change this.
- Make sure you pause the game properly: The only way to properly pause the game is to open the menu (‘ESC’ or ‘+’), your backpack, or your storage. Reading the recipes or the crafting window will continue the progress of time. If you’re not careful, it’ll be bedtime before you know it!
- Take your time: You might feel the need to min-max everything, but since the game doesn’t really have a deadline on things and is generally very forgiving on mistakes or missing things, we suggest you enjoy your time in the game!
How’s that for a Fae Farm beginner crash course? We hope this has helped you with your new farmer life in Azoria. If you have questions or tips you want to share, let us know in the comments below!