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Slime Rancher, the game where you run around collecting assorted slimes has been updated and it's a big one.

This update, release on October 17th, adds in a new area: The Wilds. This huge new area is a little on the dangerous side, with it containing "the feral descendants of the long-extinct saber slime" and more.

You can access The Wilds after receiving an invitation from Ogden Ortiz. To get it, you must have done at least one Range Exchange with him, unlock the Moss Blanket, and unlock the Overgrowth. The amusing thing about going to The Wilds, is that the "warp network" is unreliable, so it won't send you to the same place every time you go there.

On top of that, it also adds in a new Casual Mode. This mode doesn't have any tarr slimes, so it's a more relaxing experience, likely good for a younger audience.  Feral slimes aggressiveness has also been reduced for this mode, with them no longer perform their "butt stomp".

See the full changelog here. It also fixes a bunch of bugs, a few balance changes and more.

Really great to see the developer continue to expand the game with free updates, it is an incredible game with such a fantastic setting, go check it out if you haven't already!

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Sir_Diealot 19 October 2017 at 11:05 am UTC
Great that they add some stuff and some of the changes seem quite useful. Haven't tried yet though, will probably try this evening. The updated installer is up on GOG, no patch though. In my experience both installing over and uninstalling the old version and then installing the new one works.
Tiedemann 19 October 2017 at 12:14 pm UTC
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Great! I think I'll save a new playthrough for the "v1.2.0 - Mochi's Megabucks Update" though, mostly because of:

QuoteDrones
Adorable drones will be added to Slime Science, allowing you to selectively automate parts of the ranching experience! Manual ranching will still be required, but drones will reduce your workload and leave you with more time to explore!

Kind of afraid of being burned out on this again


Last edited by Tiedemann at 19 October 2017 at 12:15 pm UTC
Kels 19 October 2017 at 1:12 pm UTC
The preview image has a sort of Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time creator) look about it.
natewardawg 19 October 2017 at 2:07 pm UTC
Yeah, this is such a fun game, I really should get back into it since it's been released (I was playing it in Early Access).
linuxjacques 19 October 2017 at 5:34 pm UTC
This game just keeps getting better. Amazing support from the developer.
Sir_Diealot 19 October 2017 at 10:16 pm UTC
I have some issue with the new version. Fullscreen mode does not work, it sets the resolution to 0x0 which results in very severe graphical artifacts and it becomes entirely unplayable. Windowed works though, and windowed with desktop resolution is pretty much the same as fullscreen.
That stuff can be set in .config/unity3d/Monomi\ Park/Slime\ Rancher/prefs


Last edited by Sir_Diealot at 19 October 2017 at 10:17 pm UTC
thoughtfulhippo 20 October 2017 at 10:31 am UTC
QuoteOn top of that, it also adds in a new Casual Mode. This mode doesn't have any tarr slimes, so it's a more relaxing experience, likely good for a younger audience. Feral slimes aggressiveness has also been reduced for this mode, with them no longer perform their "butt stomp".

This will make my daughter very happy. Boy does she complain about those tarr slimes!
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