When it comes to playing any Farming Simulator such as Stardew Valley, My Time at Portia, or in this case My Time at Sandrock, it’s extremely ideal that players make as much money as they can in the early game as this will ensure that the mid-to-late game is extremely smooth and you won’t get stuck due to a lack of resources.
While each game is different, requiring players to hold onto particular items as they are harder to farm or get a hold of, My Time at Sandrock follows a similar path to My Time at Portia, though there are a few slight variances.
As you may have already known, I found Gol extremely easy to get in My Time at Portia, finding ways of benefiting from the market early on and having no difficulty in the mid-to-late game to actually upgrade my Workshop to max long before it was even required for me to have everything. I personally got gated by the research center taking their sweet ol’ time, even though I provided them with the max amount of data disks you could provide them with, but I ultimately realized I was pushing past events that I shouldn’t have had access to so early on because I’m a keener.
While My Time at Sandrock is in Early Access still and will go through plenty of changes before the game is fully released, it seems like the Gol META has already been made, so I thought I would let you know about some of the best ways you can make Gol immediately.
Note: If you’d like to follow my adventures in My Time at Sandrock check out my YouTube videos. While at the moment I’m not streaming My Time at Sandrock I do play a lot of similar games on Twitch, though it’s a great place to ask me questions live, even if I’m not playing the game.
COMPLETE COMMISSIONS DAILY
At the end of the day, My Time at Sandrock is still a game that is heavily based on Commissions and making sure that you complete tasks that the community will benefit from.
Players will be offered around 3-5 Commissions daily ranging in difficulty, though at first, all Commissions will be around the same difficulty.
Players should always be aware that they may be offered a Commission that they cannot complete as they will not have all the recipes available to them and will either need to purchase recipes or will need to unlock the various Crafting Stations required by using Data Disks.
Luckily for players, in My Time at Sandrock, they will actually be able to decide what Crafting Stations they want to unlock in their preferred order instead of being at the mercy of the Research Center.
Players should pay attention to a few things when it comes to Commissions. Firstly, they should always make sure that they accept a Commission that is fast for them to complete. Whether this means that the item that is requested can be made very easy in the Worktable without having to wait for Crafting Stations to pump out their resources, or it’s a Commission that you already have the product for, completing Commissions on the same day or the next day is going to be the most important aspect of the game.
As players will only be able to accept a single Commission per day, clearing one quickly will help ensure that you make as much Gol as possible, even if the request you accept doesn’t provide the most Gol.
Now, if there are multiple Commissions you can complete in a day, you can weigh your choice in different ways. Do you want the one that gives you more Gol? Do you want to complete one that raises your relationship with a particular character?
Typically for me, I don’t care much for the relationship-building aspects of games, though I’m trying to care more in My Time at Sandrock as when I finally married my Boo Arlo in My Time at Portia, I got extremely excited. The reason I mention this is because I typically focus my energy on Commissions that will build relationships with characters I like versus Commissions that simply make the most Gol since there are other ways to make Gol in the game.
As players level up their Workshop they will unlock different tiers of Commissions. Higher ranking Commissions will typically yield more Gol, relationship points and Town reputation. So if you want to do a quick glance, you should always take a look at the letter on the Commission.
The following are the rankings of Commissions from lowest to highest:
To ensure that you have the most options for Commissions make sure that you get to the Commerce Guild before 8:00 as the other builder will typically pick up a Commission around 8:10.
Luckily, the other builder has coding that will make her accept a random Commission, so if you see her pick up the one that you want, just reload your save and pick up the one that you want. This shouldn’t be much of a problem and to be honest, depending on what the speed you’re playing on is.
Although I’m currently playing at 100% speed, I recommend that players play at 50% speed if they don’t want to miss out on anything, including missing out on using all of your stamina.
Playing on 50% speed will also make sure you can chat with all the characters in town before you go to bed. This is especially helpful for players who are not planning on building their relationships while using Commissions.
It’s very important to note that there are new rules with Commissions! Now, players will be able to accept a maximum of 2 Commissions a day when they progress their Workshop. Players will be prompted in a letter when this is made available to them. Make sure you begin accepting more Commissions at this time, and feel free to take on one Commission that will take longer to complete as you can still accept two Commissions a day if you finish one of the ones from the previous day.
Players should also note that they will now gain a bonus from completing Commissions with higher quality items. While at first these higher-quality items will only be randomly crafted, players will be able to improve their products by refining them using resources they get from the Ore Refinery in the Refiner. This is by far the best way to make Gols.
WHAT SHOULD YOU SELL IN MY TIME AT SANDROCK
There are a number of things that you can sell in My Time at Sandrock, it’s just going to depend on where you are in the game.
In the beginning, players can sell any food that they pick up or any extra resources they craft. I would recommend that players make extras of anything that can be made in the Worktable as these are the fastest things to assemble as they do not require a specific amount of time to create.
I would strongly advise that players do not sell raw resources. While raw resources are the fastest thing to obtain, they sell for much less than a crafted item. I would only sell these resources if you’re absolutely in need of Gol and don’t have the time to craft them into higher resources.
Two early game items you get a plethora of that you cannot use right away are Flooring and Honey, so feel free to sell these in excess. Unlike My Time at Portia, I would save your Data Discs and wouldn’t sell them until you’re flooded with them.
I’ll be honest, Selling is much less of a priority in My Time At Sandrock as players should be able to make all of their Gols from Commissions instead. Most things don’t sell for much in the long run and since resources are pretty finite in Sandrock I advise against freely selling.
ALWAYS WATCH THE MARKET PRICE
The Market Price is going to be the biggest factor you pay attention to when playing My Time at Sandrock. As I only recently got the game, I haven’t been able to test everything, but if it’s anything like My Time at Portia we can expect that the market is going to be at a minimum of -20% and a highest of 20%
Players are going to want to make sure that they don’t sell resources or products unless the Market is above 15% as this will provide them with the highest yield and will want to make sure that they don’t purchase any items unless the Market is below -15%.
Typically, I will buy up all the resources I can when the Market is below -15% and will convert them into higher profit products so I can mass sell at 15% or higher.
You aren’t going to be able to outright “flip the market” as the selling value will seldomly beat out the purchase value, even if you buy at -15% and sell at 15%, but at the end of the day as mentioned, it’s never a good idea to sell raw resources as it’s a bit of a waste.
Although every day the Market has a chance to switch, players can get into situations where the Market stays high for weeks or stays low, though this is completely random so it may also jump from high to low regularly instead.
I would strongly suggest that you check the Market Price daily whenever you accept a commission as this can help you set up what you should focus on for that day.
WHAT ITEMS SHOULD YOU CRAFT IN MY TIME AT SANDROCK
I’ll be honest, I haven’t gotten to the mid-to-late game of My Time at Sandrock yet, so I don’t know what the best item to craft then is, but typically with a game like this it’s going to be the best option to craft the newest recipe that you’ve discovered, as long as it doesn’t deplete all of your resources.
If it’s possible to sell Crafting Stations, do it, though if not, find something in the Worktable that you can make multiples of to sell. Even selling something that takes a few pieces of stone is a good option as long as you’re not selling straight-up stone.
BEST USE FOR GOLS IN MY TIME AT SANDROCK
Sandrock is a bit different than Portia. In Portia the most beneficial thing to spend your Gols on were upgrades for your Workshop and your Inventory and while this is still true, players will want to make sure they spend all of their early funds on various recipes that can be found in shops.
The earlier you unlock these recipes, the earlier you can start selling them and the higher the chance you’ll be able to finish off more Commissions.
There is truly nothing worse than being offered a commission you cannot complete simply because you don’t have the recipe for it or a Crafting Station, so make sure that you get as many as you can as early as you can.
While to me the primary way that players will want to make Gol is by crafting and selling items, this isn’t always manageable, especially when players are too worried about running out of their resources, but I’m curious what are some tips you have for making Gol?