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The player can pick strawberries for money at the strawberry field in Rykipohja, by the dirt road just west of the landfill site. The job is somewhat monotonous and doesn't pay as much money as most, if not all, other jobs in the game do, but the strawberries can be picked any day from 06:00 to 20:00, which may prove useful when all other jobs are unavailable, and only a little bit more money is needed to purchase something.

GuideEdit

The job is very easy, and the only thing needed to do it is a berry box, which will be provided free of charge at the field.

Once the field has been reached, pick up a berry box from the empty box pile, and bring it to the strawberry bushes. Find a non-empty strawberry bush and place the berry box next to it on the ground, a bush that has strawberries in it will make a prompt saying "Pick strawberry" appear on the screen when looking at one of the bushes.

Once a non-empty bush has been found, press F while looking at it to pick a strawberry, then, while looking at the berry box, press F again to place it inside. Keep doing this until the bush becomes empty, then move on to another bush. The box is full when the berry level doesn't rise anymore when placing them inside, which will take just under 4 bushes worth of strawberries.

Once the box is full, drop it on top of the full berry box pile inside the tent and pick up 40 mk from the lock box in front of the strawberry guy. A new empty box may then be picked up from the empty box pile by pressing LMB.

Only the first three rows, a total of 120 bushes, can be picked from. The player will be paid 1,200 mk with no additional reward or dialogue from the strawberry guy if they manage to pick every bush clean. Empty boxes can still be taken even though there are no more strawberries. Saving, quitting, and reloading is the only way to replenish the field.

Berry picking skillEdit

The player has a berry picking skill affecting berry picking efficiency. The skill level begins with 1 and can be increased to a maximum of 8 by practice, allowing the player clear a berry bush with 50/skill level (rounded up) picks and fill a berry box with 200/skill level (rounded up) drops. Because of the rounding, the player can actually fill a berry box with less than 4 berry bushes. When skill level reaches the maximum, each bush provides 7 picks (50/8 round up), and filling a box require 25 drops. This allows the player to fill up 33 full boxes (7*120/25 = 33.6) of berries with the optimal picking strategy and making 1,320 mk between resetting the field.

Note: the player can drop berries to the berry box even if it is full, wasting the berry picked.

TipsEdit

  • For faster gathering; place the berry box directly inside a bush, this will make it so that F can be repeatedly tapped to fill up the box without having to move the mouse.
  • Be careful though, placing it too low will make the box will disappear, reappearing at the landfill site, forcing the player to go there and get it in order to continue picking.
  • Ignore the strawberry guy's insults, he is just envious of the player's berry picking skills.
  • The player character has a berry picking skill that increases every time a berry is picked, so being patient will allow them to be picked considerably faster.
  • At first, it takes 50 picks to clear a single bush, but this can eventually be lowered to 7 by keeping at it.
  • The picking speed is directly affected by player fatigue, so have a cup of coffee or go to sleep if the picking speed begins to slow down.