Medieval Dynasty winter season can be a difficult challenge for a new player. Hunger and warmth have become high-priority needs. While other aspects, such as quests, become background noise, I’ve put together a few tips for any newcomer to be able to survive their first summer.
The best way to survive is to make sure you have a workshop. Once you’ve constructed one, you can construct torches that will enable you to stay mobile and warm during the winter. The threat you’ll face after that is starvation. There are fewer wild animals outside. Making tools and selling them to neighborhood vendors is, therefore, your best option. Here are the four tips:
1. Use torches.
2. Buy food from sellers.
3. Progress the questline to get the warm clothing for free.
4. Be better prepared for next winter.
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Get Some Heat into Your Soul
The freezing temperatures are the most dangerous threat to your survival. Being close to a heat source can help combat this. For example, a campfire However, this will limit your exploration.
The next option you have is to craft simple torches. They can be held in your right hand. These serve as a portable heat source. However, they only live for a short time. So be sure to first gather up plenty of sticks and straw. Make as many as you possibly can. As a result, scavenging will take less time.
Warmer clothing is the best option. You may not have access to a sewing station at this time. There is an early quest that results in warmer clothing. However, if you haven’t finished it yet, your only option is to buy some. Visit Branica. The hamlet’s sole vendor will charge you a high price for clothing. However, once you have them, you will never need to make another torch.
Buy Food to Keep you Fed During a Medieval Dynasty Winter
So far in this Medieval Dynasty Winter, we now have the player character’s temperature under control. You will also need food. According to my observations, there are fewer wild animals around, and you are unlikely to have any crops to fall back on. Fortunately, Gostovia, a nearby village, has plenty of food to buy, but you’ll be short on coins.
You should have plenty of fur if you hunted during the previous seasons. These can be sold at a profit. This should enable you to stock up on food. If you haven’t already, I recommend crafting tools and reselling them to vendors. The following is a table of what you can expect from selling to vendors:
|How to Extract
|Ground, plants and Trees
|Stone Hoe (Most profitable Tool)
|1 Log, 4 Stones
|Cutting down Trees
|Cutting down Trees
Stone Hoe would be the best option since you can buy the ingredients from vendors and craft them there. Then just sell them back to the vendor. Just remember that while you are crafting you cannot use the torch.
With a torch in hand and food in your bag, You should be able to make progress with the quests in your journal during the Medieval Dynasty Winter. I tried to progress on a quest and found myself out of food and torches. And stuck in a village with no food vendors. Preferably, take quests that take place in the vicinity of your home base.
Prepare for Next Winter
Well done for making it through the most painful season in the game. The difficulty bumps up a lot during the winter. Now that you have survived the first one, you can focus on preparing for the next one. Rather than relying on torches and food from stores, you will need to become more self-sufficient.
To do this, I would recommend building farms and progressing with the village quest line. It will give you the task of securing seeds and fertilizer from vendors. Use the same tips above to make money to be able to afford the seeds. Then make sure to build farms afterward and build a barn once your farming technology improves. This will mean you can leave farming to other residents, if you have any. If you have the hunting lodge built, assign settlers to hunt for food. Then raise your crafting technology so that you can build a kitchen. Again, assign a settler to the kitchen so they can make the most of the meat.
The next port of call is to get warm clothing. If, like me, you haven’t progressed far enough to unlock the sewing station, Go to Branica with as much gold as you can find.
Do all these tips and the next Winter should be far easier than any of the others.