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Warning: Naturalist is broken/buggy (work around found)

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In the questline for the Naturalist trophy you have to collect turtle eggs before the winter.   A bug is causing the eggs to randomly disappear.  I've been in touch with the game dev and they think it's a bug.

 

While playing around with previous saves I've been able to force some eggs to spawn, but when some spawn, others disappear.

 

I'd avoid this one until more is known. I'll update when I get more info from the dev.

 

Edit as of 5/18

 

I got an email from the dev saying the turtle eggs are glitched and require to be picked up in a certain order starting with the egg set closest to where the fishing pole is found. Then they need to be gathered in succession working clockwise around the pond. Also you should not save the game while you're attempting to do this. I tried this and I was able to unlock the Naturalists trophy and the plat. He added that they are going to try to fix this by with the next patch so you can just wait if you don't want to deal with it.

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Got a response from the dev and they said it sounds like a bug. Followed by saying a patch is in the works and they hope this can get adressed in that patch release. However, the patch date is TBD.

 

It's worth noting that it seems some people have unlocked the trophy according to the PlayStation stats tracker.  It's showing 0.6% as of the time of this post.  So there may be some type of work around...

 

The one giving me problems is located in Long Cove. I saw it once but when I grabbed it the other spawn locations disappeared.  I made a map of the egg spawns if anyone I interested in it (I emailed it to the devs and they confirmed it was correct)

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I would like to see your map. :)

Wanted to give this game a go soon.

How long does "a playthrough" take? Did you do several or have you switched around with backed up savegames for the "spend time in town // never went to town" trophies?

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The game is timed due to the seasons mechanic. I believe one entire run is 6 hours. The game has a multiple save file function so you can make a save and then sit idle in town and reload.  Or save when you have enough money, pay your taxes  or family bills then reload to get your money back.

 

Other things I found.

 

The Walden millionaire isn't $100 at one time. So you can buy things in the general store if you want.

 

For the walking miles trophy I couldn't figure out if it was saved to one file or not.  I did unlock it during winter though where you can skate on the pond a move much faster. 

 

The abolitionist trophy is can be missed because you have to pick up a letter from Alcott in the morning and make the delivery by nightfall.  If you don't make it on time you will miss the trophy.

 

After you complete the full year, you can continue your game in a second year to wrap up any quest trophies that aren't complete.

 

You kinda need to do two runs because some quests are tied to doing things in town.  For example, the manuscripts need to be mailed at the post office, one of that naturalist quest pieces requires move which I found next to the general store, and the abolitionist quest requires you to mail an item. Conversely, hermit requires you to never enter town.  

 

I have my turtle egg map saved to my phone. I'm not quite sure how to upload it to the forum. I guess I have to host somewhere like imgur then link?

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I see you got the plat by now, congrats :)

Did you start new for your last missing trophy?

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Yes actually. I started a new game and did ran the Naturalist quest back to the egg portion of the quest.  Once you know where the animal spawns are,  you can get run through the quest in about 20-30 minutes. 

 

I created a save file before I picked up the letter for accepting the egg task so I could retry it as much as needed.

 

Here is the map I made for the egg spawns.

https://m.imgur.com/a/lfM0iV6

 

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eGEORGE_ do you remember where you spotted a mink?  running around winter, only seeing red foxes and hares...  thx for your help so far

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There are smaller ponds around the perimeter of Walden Pond that minks run around. (The are the smaller dark circles on the map.) If you run counter clockwise around the pond from the starting cabin, the first little pond has a mink in it.

 

I was able to consistently get the mink to spawn when I would create new save files to test out the egg glitch. Also note that some animals don't spawn during the winter.  You can check that list in Emerson's library using the animal book.

 

Follow up with me if you still aren't having luck and I can mark the map and reupload to imgur.

 

 

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Thx.  They are there in the Spring (not Winter...I thought "snow white mink"...).  Tried for eggs but didn't read your warning carefully, and last one wasn't there.  Will try again later, taking your notes into account.  Thx again for sharing your knowledge and congrats on the plat.

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The advice for Naturalist was very helpful, thanks eGEORGE_ !

 

Did any of you run into a bug during winter, where picking up things from the bottom end of the bed stalled the game? I think I have missed Alcott's mission on two playthroughs now because I can't pick up a letter he leaves. But there is one arrowhead in particular that kills the game every time. I just avoid it until winter passes and it's gone.

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I did not personally encounter that.  Might be worth emailing the developer. They're pretty responsive. That's helped me work out that egg bug really fast.

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On 5/18/2018 at 4:27 PM, eGEORGE_ said:

 

The abolitionist trophy is can be missed because you have to pick up a letter from Alcott in the morning and make the delivery by nightfall.  If you don't make it on time you will miss the trophy.

 

 

Do you need to do multiple Alcott missions for the abolitionist trophy? I got the initial letter telling me there'd be instructions following in the next morning. Sure enough, the next day there was a package and I delivered it to the shack near the RR tracks. The day after, I got a congratulatory letter from Alcott saying it was a success, but no trophy popped. Any help would be appreciated. 

 

EDIT: Nevermind. I see there are multiple missions for Alcott and the abolitionist trophy.

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