Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone has shared some helpful tips for overcoming the community center’s initial slogan.
If you are like me, you have farms in a small country through different save files. Experimenting with different farm designs, game styles, spouses and challenges gives the game a pretty decent level of play. It also means that the first few hours of each savings can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to donating items to the community center.
Well, Barone has shared an ingenious way to quickly find out if an item in your bag is needed for the community center. In a tweet, he revealed that the community center icon in your inventory will click softly if you hover over an item to be delivered.
TIP: This icon will click if you hover over a required item in the community center. It can be very useful pic.twitter.com/Oxwp4mbc3RJuly 20, 2021
Apparently, it has been in the game since the update of at least 1.4, but it is such a subtle effect that it has surprised few people. I know many of you will probably be looking at your screen right now thinking "how the hell did anyone know that?" but it’s a piece of advice that I’ve even somehow missed, despite sinking into the game for hundreds of hours.
The community center plays an important role in the early hours of your Stardew Valley game. Completing different rooms helps restore a lot of areas of the map, including the incredibly practical greenhouse. It’s usually the top priority of your first year on the farm, but if your memory is as bad as mine, you’ll end up forgetting what needs to be given, even after completing the center dozens of times.
Last year's 1.5 update also introduced the option to "remix" community center packages, randomizing which items you should find. This makes the subtle effect even more useful, and will definitely be used in future research. It’s not the first time small features have flown directly under the noses of Stardew Valley players, like the exciting redditors they discovered months later when their ducks could swim in a pond.