As players have asked about Cooking, Forging and Expansions in general in the 2nd Generation of Rune Factory 2 and no updates can be made to my actual Guides until Monday, I decided to make a little visual guide for players. Here it is:
Although the Cookbooks and Cooking Classes in any Harvest Moon game are very enjoyable, the Classes at the School in the 2nd Generation of Rune Factory 2 are incredible! The amount of text and effort that went into the creation of each 'recipe' amazes me. I initially was going to write a Cookbook/Recipe Guide that simply gave the ingredients for each cooked dish, weapon, accessory and pharmaceutical potion. The text though, is too good to ignore. The Guide will include the actual text of the Recipes as time permits.
Here are a few examples of early Lessons that allow you to upgrade your Rusty Tools:
TIN WATERPOT Lesson
Today, let’s start by making a TIN WATERPOT. It’ll make farming a breeze. I’m gonna tell you everything you need. First, an OLD WATERPOT. After that, it’s a cinch. Use a BRONZE. Then another BRONZE. Finally some BRONZE for the gilding and you’re done.
STURDY HOE Lesson
Next is a STURDY HOE. It’ll make plowing a little bit easier. First get a RUSTY HOE ready. Then you’ll need some BRONZE, but don’t overdo it. You gotta sharpen the tip a little, so use an IRON. Then add an IRON and you’re done.
BEGINNER’S POLE Lesson
Let’s learn about making a BEGINNER’s POLE next. The first thing you’ll be needing is an OLD POLE. Next you’ll need WOOD. Wood is actually the most basic component of a BEGINNER’S POLE. Use a BRONZE to make the joint. Then another BRONZE to make sure it won’t bend.