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Amanda Adie

Amanda is a writer, philosopher, and halfling bard in her D&D group. She holds a Master's degree in philosophy from UW-Madison, with a concentration on the aesthetics of literature and games.

Her favorite virtual world is in the game Stardew Valley, where she has clocked just over 700 hours and has high aspirations to break the thousand hour hurdle by 2023. Her main farmer, Fig, is happily married to Harvey with two beautiful, pixelated children.

Stardew Valley Fighter or Scout at Level 5: Best Profession?

One of the main skills in Stardew Valley is Combat, the art of wielding a weapon to defend yourself from and slay monsters. Defeating bugs, slimes, and various monsters wherever they appear will help you level up your Combat skill, which can come with some great perks and recipes.  For every level you reach, your …

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Stardew Valley Fisher or Trapper at Level 5: Best Profession?

Fishing is one of the main elements of a Stardew Valley playthrough, being even more so if you choose to live on the Beach or Riverland Farm. The Fishing skill is increased by catching fish using a fishing rod or crab pots. Depending on the type of fish, EXP is gained for each catch. If …

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Stardew Valley Miner or Geologist at Level 5: Best Profession?

While most of your time in Stardew Valley might be on your farm, a lot of time should also be spent mining. The Mining skill is improved by breaking rocks, metals, minerals, and gems with your pickaxe or crafted bombs. Leveling up your Mining skill is best done in places like the Mines or The …

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How to Find Prismatic Slime in Stardew Valley? Location & Level

To find a prismatic slime, you first need to accept the Wizard’s special order called “Prismatic Jelly”. This causes some of the regular slimes to be replaced with prismatic slimes, which will drop prismatic jelly when killed. Slimes are found most frequently in the Mine, up in the mountain region a few stops away from …

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What Does the Stardew Valley Earthquake Do?

On what seems like a random morning in the world of Stardew Valley, the player character will awaken with this ominous message: “There was an earthquake during the night”. While this might seem like something terrible has happened, there is no reason to fret at all. The Stardew Valley earthquake is a scripted event that …

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