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Gathering Quests

I think it's worth mentioning, that at least wood(don't know about rocks, but I assume they do the same) counts towards the quest's goal only if collected after taking the quest. Precollected wood doesn't work, sadly. I've found it the hard way. Blackraven6 (talk) 21:11, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Done! Thanks for pointing that out, since all the exploits were removed, it's an important thing to mention. margotbean (talk) 21:42, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

Fishing Quests

I don't know if this is worth mentioning, but for the quests Biome Balance and Aquatic Overpopulation, if Demetrius requests a "basic" fish like Sardines, then switching to the training rod for the duration of the quest makes it go much, much faster.

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For catching the less difficult fish, I've had success using Wild Bait and Dressed Spinner and casting into shallower water. I think the player's circumstances in the game affects how they go about any particular task, so specific "do this" can be misplaced. And it's only tangentially related to Quests. Perhaps there might be a place for something like this on the Fishing Strategy page, which tends to focus on hard to catch fish. Zendowolf (talk) 18:34, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Aquatic Overpopulation

I think the Carp is missing in Quests#Aquatic Overpopulation (the fish is here in three other langages at least) but I don't know in which season it should go. Momoche (talk) 17:16, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

The data file SpecialOrders.xnb does not include Carp, so it should not show up in the quest. It should be removed from the other languages. Thanks for updating these pages, btw! margotbean (talk) 18:41, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Here is the relevant portion of the data file, it specifies which fish can be chosen in which season:
            "RequiredTags": "season_spring",
            "Value": "PICK_ITEM Sunfish, Sardine, Flounder, Largemouth Bass, Halibut"
            "RequiredTags": "season_summer",
            "Value": "PICK_ITEM Rainbow Trout, Dorado, Tilapia, Tuna, Red Mullet"
            "RequiredTags": "season_fall",
            "Value": "PICK_ITEM Tiger Trout, Albacore, Midnight Carp, Salmon"
            "RequiredTags": "season_winter",
            "Value": "PICK_ITEM Squid, Perch, Lingcod"
-- margotbean (talk) 19:27, 4 July 2021 (UTC)

Special Orders Friendship Reward

I was unable to find the friendship reward amount in data files or game code for 4 special orders that specify "friendship" as a reward in the data file SpecialOrders.xnb. I was able to test 3 out of the 4 of them by comparing save files, and they each gave 250 friendship points. I was unable to test Pam's "The Strong Stuff" order (my current save is at the end of Summer), but it's fairly safe to assume the reward will be 250 friendship points with her as well. If anyone finds a different result, please edit the page or comment here! ...And if anyone knows where that value is set in game code or data files, please definitely leave a comment! Thanks, margotbean (talk) 20:05, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

I'm not an expert but if we check the FriendshipReward.cs:34 file (line 34) from the decompiled Stardew Valley.exe, 250 seems to be the default friendship reward amount. Since the data is left blank on the friendship reward field in the SpecialOrders.xnb file, it would make sense.
Related code:
public override void Load(SpecialOrder order, Dictionary<string, string> data)
  string data2 = NetFieldBase<string, NetString>.op_Implicit((NetFieldBase<string, NetString>)(object)order.requester);
  if (data.ContainsKey("TargetName"))
    data2 = data["TargetName"];
  data2 = order.Parse(data2);
  ((NetFieldBase<string, NetString>)(object)targetName).set_Value(data2);
  string data3 = "250";
  if (data.ContainsKey("Amount"))
    data3 = data["Amount"];
  data3 = order.Parse(data3);
  ((NetFieldBase<int, NetInt>)(object)amount).set_Value(int.Parse(data3));
-- Charly (talk) 23:09, 28 October 2021 (UTC)
There it is, thank you! margotbean (talk) 23:11, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

Crop Order Quest Reward

In the table, what does "base crop price" mean? Clearly, it is meant to include profession bonuses. But is it the sell price of regular quality crops, or of gold quality? When I see "base", I figure that means "fundamental", the price from which other prices are calculated. As such, I think it also rules out profession bonuses. So here, terminology clashes.

I would suggest using "sell price" in place of "base price", for that term already includes profession bonuses. But it would also imply the price for gold quality, and I'm unclear if that is what is intended here. Giles (talk) 16:51, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

For whatever reason, the game uses the basic no-star quality price. It also adds Tiller, if the player has chosen it. It doesn't include prices for silver, gold, or iridium crops. I made a change that hopefully makes that clearer. margotbean (talk) 17:48, 8 March 2022 (UTC)
I thought that might be the case. It seems better, but what do you think of this change? "Base" now refers to the quality, not to the price, and the Tiller involvement now refers to the bonus rather than the price. Giles (talk) 01:12, 9 March 2022 (UTC)
Well, at first I didn't like "tiller prof. bonuses" (plural), because there's only 1 Tiller bonus. BUT, then I realized that there are multiple crops listed, so it might make sense. I dunno, but if you're happy with it, I'm happy with it. margotbean (talk) 01:42, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Qi's Kindness

I've tidied up the collapsible box of tips to include all the items that are (1) relatively easily acquired and (2) loved by at least three villagers. Three villagers seems like it strikes a good balance between being usefulness without just becoming a list, but it seemed somewhat arbitrary for the entry to include some gems but not others, and to include Cactus Fruit (loved by 3) but not Pink Cake (loved by 4). One More Day (talk) 11:01, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Anchor link behind sticky header

I noticed that direct quest links always seem to link to the quest below, due to the sticky header, and the actual anchored row being obscured. Example: Jodi's Request seems to link to Mayor's "Shorts" instead. Crop Research to Knee Therapy or even Robin's Request, and so on. Either the sticky header needs to be removed or all anchor ids need to move 1 row up and be placed on the previous quest. Both solutions aren't ideal but current links aren't functional I feel thus the topic.Dubesor (talk) 06:20, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Moving the id's to a different quest isn't an option. I think the functionality of the page is better with sticky headers than without, so we'll have to make do with the page as it is. margotbean (talk) 09:00, 27 May 2022 (UTC)

Repeatable Special Orders and unclaimed rewards

I sure hope I'm doing this right, and I apologize if I'm not, but there is a very niche issue with repeatable special orders, wherein if one does not claim the rewards from them they will not appear again on the board until claimed [Hope I did this right! --Shazbaz (talk) 00:35, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Edit - I just confirmed that new quests do not show up until the next week. That is to say, in order for a special order to be available next week, at least one special order reward must be claimed in the current week. Note that this could potentially be taken advantage of in order to control which repeatable special orders are offered.--Shazbaz (talk) 02:38, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

That seems ~right to me - orders aren't removed from until their rewards are claimed, and the code that prevents you from getting duplicate orders just checks for the presence of the order in In random trivia, nothing breaks if you add the same order two your journal twice (ie via debug command) except the the Donate Objectives, since dropboxes can't be shared among orders. Atravita (talk) 09:54, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Bug Meat

I feel like Willys quest where you have to get 100 bug meat should have a tip to go between mine levels 15-30. That quest seems really hard otherwise (at least to me). Those levels are best because there are three enemies that drop bug meat there. Kayheyday (talk) 19:55, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

Added! margotbean (talk) 18:30, 5 August 2022 (UTC)


I found through experience that green slimes in the Secret Woods do count toward this quest. Also, only green slimes count - blue or red slimes in levels 40+ of the mines do not count. The page currently says Secret Woods doesn't count. I play on Switch, so I wondered if there was a difference between versions, if anyone can attest? Pigtesting123 (talk) 06:15, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

I tested, and found that it works the same on the PC/Steam version. In fact, I found that blue slimes in the Secret Woods did not count towards the quest, but green ones did. I've updated the page accordingly.
Unfortunately, I don't have a working copy of v1.4 to test with, so I don't know if the change happened with v1.4 or v1.5. In either case, the page should now be correct. Thanks for pointing this out!! margotbean (talk) 18:09, 30 December 2022 (UTC)

Gus' Famous Omelet bug

It's even worse than stated, but I'm not sure how far to go in spelling it all out in the article. Suffice it to say that I had a stack of 6 regular-quality small white eggs in the autograbber. I can open the autograbber, remove 5 from the stack, and close again. 5 eggs register as counted. Open the autograbber again, put the 5 eggs back in, and close. Still 5 eggs are counted. Open the autograbber again and remove the same 5 eggs again, and close. Now 10 eggs are counted. Repeat as desired, and the count keeps going up. Giles (talk) 20:02, 23 June 2023 (UTC)

None of this is happening for me with Steam v1.5.6 (Hotfix #3). I'm at a loss. margotbean (talk) 20:05, 23 June 2023 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I'm at a loss also. But it's truly strange behavior, and oddly incoherent. Almost like there's a different cause than the code. But it's not random, and repeats itself on repeat tries. Once it misbehaves, it may continue to misbehave in additional odd ways that it doesn't do if I don't trigger problems somehow. I can't sort it out, and haven't much interest in trying. I have the player's workaround to get it to register my eggs adequately, and I'll just use that. I'll also delete the bug from the article. It seems to be my unique problem. Giles (talk) 22:12, 23 June 2023 (UTC)