A: Click on the iMG cloud in the upper left corner, or type /home in local chat.
You've got a house... Now what to do with it?
When you're in DECORATE MODE, you will not lose mood or energy. Very helpful!
You start off small, but you can add length and height to your home (up to three stories at the moment). You'll need to either make or buy the resources needed. You'll need wall segments (you'll get one to start off with) to expand length-wise, and to add height to your home, you'll need Urth blocks, girders, wall segments, and a door.
In your free furniture, you will find an storage display box (aka SDB). This is the most useful item in the game as far as sorting items go. Each will hold up to 999 stacks of any one item. The hoarders are loving this item, especially since when you deposit an item, it gives you an option to add ALL of that item that you're carrying, no matter what bag they're held in.
HINTS regarding SDB's:
- You can use SDB's to organize your bags. Maybe you don't want to have 50 SDB's in your house, and would prefer to use cabinets, shelves, and/or your attic for storage. Add the item to the SDB - which you can do by clicking on it and choosing deposit (if you're in decorate mode), or by dragging and dropping the item into the box - then make sure the bag(s) that you're holding on the left side of the screen are empty, then remove however many items you'd like into your bag(s).
For instance, say I want to put metal ingots into bags instead of in the SDB on my wall. I'd have an empty bigger bag ready (whichever one is on the left and has slots will fill first), then figure out how many I wanted. Ingots stack to 20, and bigger bags have 16 slots. To fill the bag entirely, I'd withdraw 320 ingots, which I can then put wherever I like
- Use SDB's to figure out how many of an item you have. If you want to figure out how many meat you're carrying, but don't want to count them, drag to an empty (or meat-filled) SDB. It will ask how many you'd like to deposit, telling you exactly how many you have in stock To see how many of an item are already in one of your SDB's, simply hover the mouse over the box.
- Do not add items to your SDB from the floor! Last I heard, there was a bug that sometimes made your items disappear when you've tried adding them from the floor. To be safe, pick up, then add to your SDB's.
these next tips are for you:
DO NOT UNPACK YET!!
If you're like most everyone else, the first thing you want to do is open the boxes, but you'll be buried up to your waist in the hoards of goods you've saved over time if you go that route.
To keep organized and save yourself some headache:
- Drop all of your bags out in your yard - lay them out in a line if you want to keep them in the same order when you pick them up again.
- Pick up one moving box.
- Put your one SDB on the wall (or if you're lucky enough to have extras, put however many you like).
- Click on the SDB and choose "deposit". This will bring up a list of what you have in your box. Choose what you like and move it all out.
If you have only one SDB, get some bags and use them pull everything out of the SDB so that you can repeat the process until you get everything possible out of the box.
- Repeat with additional boxes as needed.
You'll still need to unpack your boxes in the end, for not everything will go into SDB's (bags, icons, etc), but it will be MUCH less hassle this way!
If you've already unpacked your boxes:
I highly recommend using the SDB's to sort your items. It's going to be a painful process trying to only pick up one kind of item as you clean up, so here's what I suggest:
- Place any full bags you have in your attic or in your yard, then go get some more bigger bags.
- Don't place any furniture just yet.
- Stand in one place and click-click-click-click-click until you've picked up everything in that spot, then on to a new spot until your bags are full. Use the sorting method described further up in this post. If you've already placed furniture, just move it to the side whilst you work, then move it back when you're done.
Last edited by genkicoll on Sat May 19, 2012 11:59 am; edited 1 time in total