These tips assume that you have been playing a while and know your way around. They are are simple things I have discovered that can be surprisingly helpful. Mixed in are a couple tips for beginners as well.
Finding Essence Stars
If you have a map, and are going to an Essence Star finding contest, when you arrive at the club town, set your map heading to the town. That way, you always know exactly how far from the village you are, and can stay the right distance away.
Similarly, you can use the same trick if you are trying to build a ranch near a club town, so you know when you are far enough away from it to begin homesteading. If you are tapping maple, rubber, or dragon trees, save their location in your Travel destinations – including the time of day that you tapped the tree in the location name. That way it reminds you to go back to the tree, tells you where, and reminds you when it’s been 24 hours. You’ll be much less likely to lose your taps or forget to collect!
If you want to be reminded about exactly where the borders of your ranch are located, start to build something (like a fence post) but don’t proceed with the construction. Don’t cancel out yet either. Then you can walk around and see your borders. When you are done looking, just cancel out and don’t build the object. While building, there are grid lines to help you with spacing and alignment!
Easy Stone Gathering
The easiest way to collect stone and driftwood is to mount a horse, zoom out slightly, and ride slowly over a rocky beach while hitting E repeatedly. Fall Forest beaches are excellent for this.
When you need to make a horse breedable but they are too grumpy, feed it a bunch of coconuts then pet it. Grooming isn’t necessary for breeding, and coconuts are free but help both hunger and thirst.
Which Horses to Train
Only train horses you will be using to ride or compete with. Breeding stock just uses inborn stats.
If you get stuck in a deep hole, you can usually jump out by pressing up arrow plus right arrow, and hitting the space bar as fast as you can. Point your view up a bit so you can see when you are making progress.
Rescuing Yourself Part 2
When you are exploring and get near a rainforest biome, where holes are frequent and sometimes hard to avoid, set a Travel location. That way you can warp out and not lose much progress.
A cheap place to get rare though random items is in swamps, by searching pitcher plants. However, it won’t work for gathering Quests. It’s great if you are trying to find rare flowers or crystals!
If you get Wishing Coins, save them up for when you need energy or money – it’s no fun to have nearly full energy and have the Wishing Coin refill your bars.
Blood Ruby Knights Club has a list of all the trader puns so you know where to find all the different breed traders, and the Newspaper has an updated list of where you can sell the horses for the best prices. Auction rare ones like horses with rare colors or affinities.
If you are going to try for an Essence Anomaly, make sure and join the party that is going. You’ll get bonus Essence along the way if you stick with them and also you can Quick Travel to various members if you fall behind.
Essence Anomalies Part 2
When trying to get to one, start by finding the closest club that’s there. It’s worth looking at their Wagon Routes, sometimes you can get closer to the Anomaly that way. Also, they may have a tower to glide from. If you have a glider and a balloon and no launch point, because the club is on an Atoll or something, you can use the Balloon to get to the top of the Clubhouse and glider launch from there.
If you have traveled way the heck out to the back of beyond and you want to get back to civilization without using a bunch of Travel, wait till a Party Invite pops up. Then use the free travel to get back to that club. It’ll be a lot easier to teleport to wherever you’re going from there.
Remembering to collect from tapped trees
If you don’t usually tap trees, set a travel location with the time you tapped the trees. Then you know where they are, and also when to go back.
Dangerous Dig Locations
This last item is not a tip but a warning. If you are writing a Club Quest and a step involves digging, make sure you do any final editing of that spot at your dig location because the game might reset that dig spot otherwise. This is true even if you are only fixing a typo.