When I first read this I already was a part of a village and well established, but it's really nice to show newbies, and it'd been alot smoother for me learning than looking at the wiki and sending a barrage of questions at village mates like I did in my newb days.
Something else I'd like to add is a tiny bit on ITEM PROTECTION:
Once you have established yourself, it wouldn't be great if someone say, smashed your palisade, destroyed all your cupboards and your hearth while you were offline. Let me introduce you to a technique that will be more useful the more valuable the items you want to protect are. It's called "Alt-Vaulting". In a nutshell, you take an alt, give him a backpack/travelers sacks/merch robe/whatever you can afford, and then put all your shiny shit in his inventory, log out, and don't use it for anything else but storing your stuff. This will keep your valuables safe from EVERYTHING physical in the game; asides from getting their hearth bashed, even then you can still log back in where you logged out.
Potjeh wrote:They're using swords as throwing weapons now? Damn cheaters!
MagicManICT wrote:Most raiders aren't into choking another man's chicken. They can do some pretty gay shit, but that's usually the line.