The time has come for me to write about one of my favourite topics for one of my current favourite games! Mods for My Time at Sandrock!
While My Time at Sandrock is a pretty new game, which is still in early access, I’m sure there are still a number of players who have not completed the game. I, on the other hand, sped through this game, starting off by making YouTube first-time play-through but getting hyper-addicted to the game and continuing to play it even upon completing it.
The reality is that My Time at Sandrock doesn’t have as many mods or as much replayability as My Time at Portia which became one of my favourite games to mod being only second to Don’t Starve Together as Don’t Starve Together has an immense amount of replayability while both My Time at Sandrock and My Time at Portia have a bit more of a finite ending for players.
Admittedly, I’m itching for My Time at Sandrock to receive some more updates as I cannot wait to see what is added to the game and to continue exploring the world that has not been revealed just yet.
I have to say, while I was so ready to mod My Time at Portia due to some of its downfalls, especially when it came to crafting speeds and difficulty completing and tracking your Relics, I found My Time at Sandrock was a lot smoother and by the end of the Early Access story I already had everything completed, including all the side stories and research. I have to say, there isn’t much that I’m craving for when it comes to simply completing the game, though as many people know, especially from my Twitch stream, the mod I liked the most in My Time at Portia introduced raids that would take place all around Portia, summoning tough Bosses to defeat regularly.
As I’m a bit of a chaotic gamer, I tend to enjoy fighting over anything else, even though I’m a self-admitted management guru who tends to spend hours building and designing in games. Even in the most calming games, like My Time at Sandrock, I’m constantly trying to stir up as much drama as I can.
Alright, enough about me! Let’s get onto what are the best mods currently available to players in My Time at Sandrock. As we’re still in early access, there aren’t as many as we all would hope, however, I will make sure to keep an eye on the mods weekly so I can update this list!
The No Sleep mod will provide players with the ability to stay up all night with no penalties. Essentially, in My Time at Sandrock we saw some new mechanics introduced where if a player sleeps before Midnight they will get a few different buffs for the next day.
Essentially with this mod, players can sleep at any time to get their Stamina back but can complete all tasks they want to do if they were busy doing other tasks throughout the day.
I have to admit, I don’t care for this mod as I tend to always use all of my Stamina before midnight and even in the rare moments where I don’t use all of my Stamina, I don’t really mind as food is really easy to acquire in My Time at Sandrock.
Now, if you’re someone who feels differently, this mod might be for you, though I’m curious for anyone who uses this mod… what was the biggest change for you? What made you enjoy this?
QUIT TO DESKTOP
Okay, so it might be weird that I’m actually recommending the Quit to Desktop mod but I’m truly an impatient person and wish that this was actually implemented in the game. We do have a good amount of time before My Time at Sandrock is fully released, so there is a good chance that they will add the Quit to Desktop feature, though until then I would strongly recommend grabbing this mod so you can both straight up Quit to Desktop without saving or choose Save & Quit to Desktop.
Now, this is honestly going to save you only a bit of time but I will take convenience over anything else in any game that I play.
Though there are no reports with this mod, I would still test it out on your system by saving it before quitting to desktop just in case it doesn’t configure properly.
While you may be surprised I rank the Unlocked Doors mod so late, I truthfully didn’t find that grinding a friendship with other characters to be too difficult in My Time at Sandrock in comparison with My Time at Portia.
While admittedly, having access to things like the Museum after hours or even access to another character’s room so you can turn in a Commission late at night is positive, I didn’t find it too much of a drawback.
I definitely feel very different from how I felt in My Time at Portia and maybe I’ll even cover the fastest way to become friends with people in My Time at Sandrock and MTAS is actually the first game I was excited to become friends with everyone given my play style.
OPEN STORAGE ANYWHERE
The Open Storage Anywhere mod can come in handy, though admittedly it’s also a mod I didn’t really feel like I needed.
As the Early Access of My Time at Sandrock doesn’t really have too many areas that are far away from your Workshop, I didn’t find not having access to my inventory at all times too frustrating.
For me, this mod only came in helpful when I had a Commission I had the items for, though it seems like they really fixed the Relic System in My Time at Sandrock, since you can construct any Relics you have all the pieces of them in your base.
I’m really glad they implemented this in MTAS as that was the main reason I never completed all of my Relics in MTAP.
CURSOR LOCK OPTION
The Cursor Lock Option is mostly for the streamers out there or players who are using dual monitors. I know I personally get frustrated when I am using a Borderless Window for streaming and slide to my left-hand screen by mistake and either close OBS or click on a random window, so this mod felt very made for me.
Essentially with Cursor Lock Option, players in Borderless Windowed can make it so their Cursor doesn’t leave the screen and will greatly reduce the chance of anything happening while you’re playing.
For you controller players, you will never have to worry about this, but as a Mouse and Keyboard main, I definitely struggled with the coding of this game.
Alright. Do you know how I say I’m impatient? Honey, I’m really, really impatient!
The Movement Speed mod was a necessity for me, not because I found myself not being able to complete everything that I wanted to do, but because I just got bored of running around the world.
Players are able to configure the speed of their walking, running and sprinting though the default is 2x. If players want to move faster or slower than that, it’s quite easy to configure, though I wouldn’t go too far with this ’cause you’ll be zip zapping everywhere which sometimes works against you, especially in fights.
The Regeneration mod is honestly such a godsend for players who don’t want to deal with making food.
I have to admit, I hated making food in My Time at Portia, but it really wasn’t as bad in My Time at Sandrock due to the fact that you could save recipes.
Essentially with the Regeneration Mod players can make it so their character regenerates Health or Stamina over time so they don’t have to feed themselves, being able to alter how much they recover per second.
Similar to all other mods players can either choose to turn this on or off having 0 be disabled and any other number being the amount of the stat given per second.
Admittedly, this mod will break the game because of how powerful it is, but it is good for players who really struggle with combat.
I would personally use it sparingly because I think I would get bored having it on, but having it there just in case is always nice, especially if you’re casually trying to complete everything and get stressed out with Health or Stamina.
The Freebag mod is great for players who struggle with inventory management. While getting Gols is not difficult in the mid-to-late game, as someone who constantly found himself in situations where he couldn’t pick up resources because he was too scatterbrained to head back to base to dump his resources, I would have really benefitted from this.
Inventory management is always my downfall no matter what game I’m playing and truthfully I don’t know how I don’t give my whole Twitch Community anxiety attacks with the way I manage my inventory because I’m literally always running back and forth from my bases to pick up items.
I will say, due to the fact that the Freebag mod allows you to get all of your inventory slots for free in your bag it’s quite cheaty and takes away some of the fun of grinding, though it can be useful if players don’t care about the grind and don’t want to use any storage space at home.
Tired of running all over the place? Same. The Map Teleport mod allows you to use the left mouse button with the left shift key. This will allow players to teleport anywhere on the map that is outdoors, even if they are inside, though players will not be able to teleport inside using this mod.
As someone who got so frustrated with teleportation in the Witcher 3, seeing this mod also implemented in My Time at Sandrock made me very happy and I’m sure you will also enjoy it!
I’m a mega fan of the Unlimited Orders mod as one of my favourite things to do in My Time at Sandrock is to fill out Commissions.
While I never actually had any problems with getting Gols in My Time at Sandrock I have to say that sometimes I just wish there was more to do, especially for days where I completed my Commissions first thing in the morning.
The Unlimited Orders Mod will allow players to increase the number of Orders a player can see as well as how many they can actually accept, so get ready to get overwhelmed and get ready to make the most Gol you have ever seen.
The great thing about this mod is that you can really customize what kind of Commissions you get, so if you only want to give yourself a bunch of 1 star Commissions you can instead of just overloading yourself with the top-tier Commissions.
Players can change the rules for spawning Commissions at any time, so if you don’t want to cheat too much you can just switch it up as you need it.
As most people know, having a mod that changes a majority of game settings is a priority as it’s always better to have fewer mods than more for your computer.
I really like the MoreGameSettings mod as it will allow players to customize a great variety of settings easily.
The settings players can change with this mod are the following:
More Social Favor
Item max stack count
Storage box slot count
Faster production speed
And many others, especially as the mod continues to get updated.
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