Stardew Valley is a very good game in which its creator works tirelessly, but so are the modders of the game. The biggest modification made by fans, Stardew Valley Expanded, also continues to grow.
The 1.13.9 patch involves a lot of changes, but there is one that I think anyone would be excited about. Charlie, Shane’s prized chicken friend, is now an NPC, meaning he will follow Marnie, Jas, and Shane once you’ve cleared out Shane’s eight heart events. Another character has also become a non-social NPC, but the creator FlashShifter has kept him surprised. Who wouldn’t want to see more of Stardew’s fed animals one day in the city?
However, it becomes necessary to point out that Charlie is a non-social NPC, who limits his own interactions with him. This means that the chicken does not remain. However, you can enjoy a new 12-heart event for Shane, and after the 14-heart event, he’ll start cleaning up after himself, stop drinking, and start loving any chicken-related product. The turn we’ve all been waiting for.
In the next expanded Stardew Valley update, Shane will clean up his spouse's room after players watch his 14 cardiac events. No more beer cans, stained carpets and dirty floors! #StardewValley #StardewValleyExpanded pic.twitter.com/Tc6nhLk2RlJuly 27, 2021
Of course, that's not all the update has to offer. FlashShifter added a festival called “Joja Day,” which allows residents to come to your Joja Mars fully updated on the 22nd of each season. It looks like Black Friday of Stardew. Willy got his own room, so he probably no longer has to sleep with the fish (anymore). Now you can also relax with Abigail on the lounge sofa.
Among many visual changes are optional alternative options for craft products such as the hive, oven and mayonnaise machine, as well as redesigns of old and new areas that have achieved a redesign, including new sprites and animations.
See the patch notes on the wiki, it's really too much to list. If you’re taking the step with EVS for the first time, the wiki also contains a guide on how to do it install the mod. And if you're a Stardew fan, you should: EVS adds 25 new NPCs, 32 locations, 220 character events, and 850 location messages. It even reworks parts of the base game, making it a whole new Stardew experience that still stays true to the original.