- This article is primarily about the game mechanic. For the placeable object, see Farm Buildings.
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Shipping allows the player to sell items by placing them into a Shipping Bin or Mini-Shipping Bin. Gold is received after going to sleep for the night.
Iridium quality items have the highest value, followed by gold, silver, and regular quality items, in that order. The amount of gold received from shipping is the same as when selling to a merchant. The main difference is that merchants will pay immediately, while the money received from shipping can only be used starting the next day. Also, not all items can be sold using both methods: some items can only be sold using the shipping bin; other items that cannot be placed in the shipping bin can be sold to merchants (notably, weapons can be sold to the Adventurer's Guild). Items sold to merchants are not included in the statistics on the Collection tab and do not count towards shipping-specific Achievements.
The shipping bin opens its lid when the player approaches it. To ship an item (or stack of items), approach the shipping bin and "use" it (right-click on it), then left-click on the item in inventory. Alternatively, select an item in inventory, approach the shipping bin, and left-click on the bin.
If a mistake is made and the wrong item is put in the shipping bin, "use" the bin at any time during the same day to display the last item. Click on that item to add it back into inventory. Only the last item shipped can be retrieved.
The player begins the game with one Shipping Bin located near the mailbox on The Farm, but more can be purchased at the Carpenter's Shop for 250g and Wood (150). These can be placed anywhere on the farm.
Shown below is the Shipping Collection tab of the player menu. The game keeps track of which of the shown items are shipped and how many.
|Cinder Shard||Magma Cap||Bone Fragment||Radioactive Ore||Radioactive Bar|
There are 3 Achievements associated with Shipping.
- Polyculture (Ship 15 of each crop)
- Monoculture (Ship 300 of one crop)
- Full Shipment (Ship every item)
There are exactly 28 Crops that must be shipped to earn the Polyculture achievement ("Ship 15 of each crop"):
To earn the Monoculture achievement ("Ship 300 of one crop"), one of 33 Crops can be chosen -- any of the 28 crops listed above, or
To earn the Full Shipment achievement ("Ship every item"), at least one of every item shown on the Shipping Collection tab of the player menu must be shipped.