Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tree of Tranquility Official Strategy Guide
I finally have a copy of the Official Strategy Guide that I wrote for Tree of Tranquility... I have included a photograph of it here, although the quality of my camera is less than professional.
I see now why the editors considered it to be a very long guide. It is dense, as are all my guides... I only hope it is as comprehensive.
As always, I will be more than happy to answer game questions from players.
Like every one else, I am waiting for the game to be released in order to be able to purchase a copy for myself. I really miss the Island in ToT now, although there was a point where I had worked so hard and long on the Guide that I almost did not wish to look at it again. Fortunately, Harvest Moon games always are compelling enough to call players back to them and 'Tree of Tranquility' is no exception. After my child in ToT was born, I was able to start a 'next generation' game with him as the main character, but was not able to pursue it long enough to marry.
ToT is one game where a player can choose the gender of his/her child in a wonderful ritual wherein, after the announcement of pregnancy, you and your spouse make a prayer to the Harvest Goddess at the local Church. As I suggest in the Guide, you therefore may wish to choose a child of the opposite gender, giving yourself the chance to play both as a girl and as a boy, as the game 'ends' with the opportunity to play a new game with your child as the main character. (The game need not end at all, if you do not wish to choose this option.)
Enough said here. Take a look at the Guide if you would like more details about every aspect of Tree of Tranquility. It now is available at Amazon, which is where I ordered it myself.
Note: I have written about this in another post, but please be advised that the final retail version of the game does not allow you to purchase raw fish from Pascal at the Fish Shop. You only can purchase Grilled Fish of various sorts. There is some question as well about the availability of the Decent Cocoons at the Brownie Ranch. In the builds I played they could be purchased, along with Good Wool, once unlocked.