When it comes to playing any survival game, understanding how to make your life easier becomes a massive priority to both manage your resources and ensure that you are making the best use of the resources you have.
In the case of Grounded, there are a variety of “crafting stations” that players can use in order to make better use of their resources, essentially cutting down how many resources you will need in order to convert them into better resources.
Yesterday I covered the importance of using a Jerky Rack, however, another station that players tend to overlook is the Spinning Wheel.
Most players know that the Spinning Wheel can provide them with new resources, though many players are unaware that they can actually use Spinning Wheels to save on spending too many resources.
For us, the Spinning Wheel is the second or third most used station in Grounded and this guide will cover why.
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HOW DO YOU UNLOCK THE SPINNING WHEEL?
The Spinning Wheel can be unlocked by analyzing either an Acorn Top or a Web Fiber.
Acorn Tops require players to bust through Acorns with a Hammer while Web Fibers require players to kill their first Spider.
Which a player gets first will depend on the skill and risk a player has and wants to take.
HOW TO CRAFT THE SPINNING WHEEL
The Spinning Wheel is a bit of a grind to obtain, though I would strongly recommend having at least 4-6 Spinning Wheels in your base at a time.
Luckily by mid-game, players will be able to reliably get all the ingredients required, making it feel like less of a burden.
The following are the ingredients required to craft the Spinning Wheel:
2 Acorn Tops
4 Red Ant Parts
4 Crude Ropes
HOW TO USE THE SPINNING WHEEL
Upon crafting and placing a Spinning Wheel players will have to interact with it in order to place a maximum of 4 resources inside of it.
Players can either choose to put 4 of the same resource at a time or can put in multiple types or resources.
All products take the same amount of time to spin and will take 1 hour and 12 minutes in game or 2 minutes and 24 seconds in real life minutes… yes… odd timing I know.
Players can leave a Spinning Wheel spinning while a player is asleep, making having multiple Spinning Wheels a priority.
WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH A SPINNING WHEEL?
Spinning Wheels are used to craft 3 different resources, they are as follows:
Silk Rope made with 1 Web Fiber
Lint Rope made with 3 Lint
Crude Rope made with 1 Plant Fiber
While the Spinning Wheel doesn’t provide players with the most utility, it does feel quite essential that a player always keeps it active, even if it’s just simply using Crude Rope.
My husband and I typically will make chests right by the Spinning Wheel with all the raw resources and will place all the completed resources with our regular belongings so we can easily access them.
I strongly suggest that players get ahead of their resources before they need them, especially due to the fact that Spinning Wheels take a bit of time in order to actually finish making the resource.
But I’m curious, how much do you use the Spinning Wheel? Do you feel like having multiple Spinning Wheels are essential or have you been able to get by with only a couple? Let me know in the comments below!