Alright people, Stardew Valley simply wasn’t nice sufficient. The animals are cute, the spouses are cute, and even the monsters are cute. However you do must kill the monsters and that’s decidedly not cute. You’ve obtained to whack them with more and more edgy swords as you dive deeper into the mines beneath the mountain. Who’re you to return into the monsters’ territory and smack them with a Lava Katana, hmm? A Stardew Valley modder is disposing of all of the violence beneath pastoral Pelican City with Pacifist Valley.
Creator Aedenthorn says that Pacifist Valley “replaces all weapons with hearts, feathers, stuffed animals, flowers, and different non-violent love gadgets.” I’ll simply come proper out and say that “love gadgets” is an attention-grabbing selection of phrases however I gained’t be the decide of what you do with the monsters after you’ve hugged them. We do like smooching monsters spherical these components, in spite of everything.
As an alternative of dying, cave monsters now fall in love together with your farmer. They do nonetheless drop loot and I refuse to look at what slime balls are if not the corpse of a slime. Attacking animations have been changed with kissing and coronary heart emotes. Aedenthorn even changed textual content in sport that referenced killing monsters the place they have been in a position. Quests and merchandise descriptions have been altered to replicate the brand new cuddling, although they are saying it’s doable they missed some. “I’m comfortable to patch it should you discover residual deadliness within the sport,” they are saying. Pacifist Valley doesn’t but take away killing fish and ocean life (through fishing) the creator says, nevertheless it feels like which may be deliberate for the long run as effectively.
Stardew Valley was already probably the most peaceful gardening games in accordance with Brendan. Stick Stardew in a glass of vinegar as a result of now it’s much more peaceable than earlier than. I’m ending on the egg meme reference as a result of it’s a farming sport and that makes it okay.