Friday 17 January 2014

Forging Off The Rails

So, there's a new businessman on the frontier and he's a pushy one, apparently it's time we had another railroad track taking us out to the east coast, and Eddy's not taking no for an answer...

Thing is... is he who he says he is, and can we trust him?

Well, it's time to find out as we try and stall his plans while we do some background checks, and in return find ourselves something new to ride around in and... a new face to a very popular old feature!

As usual, there's going to be a popup to start...

That'll open up a 5 mission thread with a wrapper and a Monday mission (all details HERE) and one build with a special trick, the Ridge Rail Station (all build details HERE).

So, what's this trick? Well, it's a take on the Raised Beds, one of the most popular features of 2013, and it's called... the Forgery.

Basically, it does what it says on the tin, it's an exclusive Raised Beds area where we can set aside Forges (one of the longest crops in game) to be used as and when needed.

I know many people use up some of their Raised Beds at all times by planting forges, so this is a way of getting a whole bundle of new beds opened up.

We'll start with one slot of 10, mission 5 will open up a second slot and up the storage to 20, finally the Monday mission will add the final two slots.

Oh, and that's not enough fun... how about our own Train set...? ;) Yes, a rideable train with moveable rails we can set down and design a all by ourselves!

With the missions itself we are going to see a new chain of heals, think Ted's Chest and the Analysers.

We'll start with Unwanted Rails...

Those will be healed just three times with a wall post item and drop feed for one of the three new healables in the market (which again only take 3 feeds).

Those will then drop mission items.

There's also a new injured animal of sorts on Monday, this one needs little explanation, just graphics to be enjoyed :D

As usual there's new free gifts, in this case a new crop (the Iron Forge) and a new fruit tree (the Iron Vein).

Finally, a new collection!

So, do we steam on... or find out Eddy isn't who he says he is... play and see!