Saturday, May 30, 2015

Stone Fence Gate in the Future??

Kaalus hasn't posted in a while! I'm very curious about what the next update will bring.

Maybe a Stone Fence Gate?? There was no gate when it was released, but you can use an iron (or wooden) fence gate and it looks great. But I'm thinking that there will eventually be a gate to match.

The Stone Fence seemed to be more decorative than anything. Below is a picture added by Stanimus on the wiki depicting the fence being used as decorative columns. I've seen others do the same.

Stone Fence use

Personally, I use the stone fence to enclose my rye field. I like the way the iron fence gate looks with it.

What do you all use the fence for? Do you think there will be a matching gate soon??

To see the Wiki page for Stone Fence, go to this link:

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hunting Birds

Hunting Birds (Flying)

When hunting birds, it is best to hunt them from afar, as they will fly away if you get too close. I use a bow and arrows, the arrows will kill the birds in 1 shot.

You  can try and approach them with a machete if you would like. I just like to hunt from afar because it seems to work better.

Hunting Birds (Non-Flying)

When hunting birds that do not fly, Ostriches and Cassowaries, I like to attack them head on with a diamond edge machete. This way, I can continue to hit them as I walk backwards, and then chase them when they run away.

It works really well for me, but you can also hunt them from afar with arrows like a flying bird. The only problem with that is that they can run away faster than you may be able to load arrows.

These tips + more here:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Animal Tips

Leaving Your Animals

A common mistake players tend to make is to leave their captive animals (such as horses, cows, etc.) alone for a long time. When going on a long journey, you may not think about how your animals may be doing back at home. You need to visit your animals weekly, as they will die without your acknowledgement of their existence. As long as you visit them, they will not die because of neglect. If you have a cow use a whistle to guide it. If you have a horse ride it. You can also choose to feed them grass, rye etc. removed from the ground and thrown to them.

Jumping Fences

When you acquire a donkey, horse, or camel, a tip to keep them enclosed in their fence is to put a double fence up for them to stay in. Donkeys, horses and camels can jump single fences, and because of their walk around behavior, they will wander off, jumping the fence if necessary. So you may go to bed with your animals in a fence, but when you wake up, they may be wandering around! Double fences can eliminate this trouble for good. Note that if you have a tiger they can jump double fences. So for a tiger you will want to put triple fences.

(Picture added by Stanimus on SC Wiki)

Donkey can jump single fences














Using Your Whistle

Although the whistle is a helpful tool in Survivalcraft, you need to remember that your horses, donkeys, and camels will only come to you if you are within a 30 block range. So it is not a good idea to allow your saddled animals to wander about, thinking you can summon them with a whistle. It is a good idea to keep your animals in a double fence, and keep the whistle just for emergencies, etc. if you fall off of your horse, and it continues to run, you can summon it again. Using the whistle will also make cows and bulls run away.

More animal tips on SC Wiki Tips page:

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Oh, the Giraffe

Today I'd like to put the spotlight on SC's tallest - the Giraffe.

In appearance, they are light tan with sepia spots. As you walk through the forest, you can't miss them! They're super tall (Bodybox size of 1.2 x 3.3 x 1.2) and the tallest animal in the game thus far. They're herbivores, so they will eat tall grass, flowers, and ivy when dropped.

Giraffes are one of the animals in SC that have no impact on your survival whatsoever. They don't drop anything when killed, so killing them is useless. Since the 1.27 update, normally passive animals retaliate when injured. I have tried and tried to provoke the giraffe, but have yet to acquire a response. Has anyone out there been attacked by the Giraffe? If so, comment below! I'd love to hear your exciting near death experience with Giraffes :P

Giraffes are found in forests and although useless (right now), one of SC's most beautiful animals.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Challenging Gamemode: Some Tips to get You Started (Part 3)

 ...Continued from Part 2


As you farm your cotton, make canvas from the cotton wads and put them aside in a chest for later. You also need to hunt animals that drop fur and leather and set them aside too.

Once you have enough canvas stored, you need to make clothing . (See each individual clothing page on SC Wiki for crafting recipes). After crafting clothing , you are ready to do more intense exploring! You can now go out as far as you like (be sure to pack lightly. Only what you need! This means an extra set of clothing, food, and weapons.) You can always find your way home with your compass.

I do not suggest sleeping while exploring unless you make shacks with spare food and a spare compass in a chest. If you die, you will go back to your last sleeping spot, and your compass will be gone. And then you won't be able to go back home until you have mined at your new location and gathered enough resources to make another compass. You can be out for a max of 2 days and nights before passing out. As you go further info your adventure, you will be able to acquire enough resources to make more compasses to leave in shacks along the way, and you will begin to become more familiar with the terrain. All we need is just a little patience ;)

After going through these steps, you should have a pretty good hold on things and be able to maintain things around your home pretty well. Just keep expanding and building up ;)

All of this info +more can be found on the SC Wiki at this link: