Starting today, how you gather minerals and wood from Mining and Woodcutting is changing.
We're naming it the Harvesting Update, and it looks something like this!
The way this works is that where you would previously just harvest away by mashing the attack button, instead a small bar with a pointer will come up above your player.
When you swing again, you will hit the tree with the power the pointer is at. The closer your pointer is to the yellow area (the smash zone), the more damage you will deal. If you hit the smash zone, you will gain x1 combo, up to a max of x5, and deal bonus damage based on whatever tool you are using. Higher combo will add more damage to your swing, even if you miss the smash zone!
If you reach x5 combo, the next swing you make will always break the rock or tree that you are harvesting, even if you miss the smash zone.
The minor benefit of breaking the rock or tree with a full combo is that it saves the life of your tool! The fewer swings you take, the more swings you have to harvest later!
Theoretically if a player gets very good at their timing, they can harvest rocks and trees much faster than they ever could before.
If you would like to suggest any changes, I'd suggest that you use our Feedback system in-game. Every ticket submitted gets sent to me in Discord, so I'll read them all even if I'm not online. Even the nasty ones <3
We hope you enjoy the update. Please refrain from harassing any staff because of this update. The original system was written by Orange, and was finished up and applied across the board by me in the last week or so.
In the following spoiler is the damage for each harvesting tool, as well as the bonus smash damage they deal. I figured at least a handful of people would want to know the specific numbers.