Time: it’s our most valuable resource in life. Without time, nothing we accumulate can be used, spent, or enjoyed. Punctuality is seen as crucially important in Western culture. It’s why clocks can be found everywhere. Keeping track of time when you’re lost in a video game, however, can be challenging, especially one that has its own time system like Stardew Valley.
Wasting time doing annoying maintenance tasks can be quite frustrating. One example is clearing the farm field of weeds and debris at the beginning of every season, since it really hinders the tilling and planting process. Luckily, there’s a special item that can prevent debris from ever appearing on your farm again, saving you precious time: The Gold Clock.
This structure is known by many as the holy grail of Stardew Valley accomplishments (besides the Perfection Score) and is largely a status symbol along with its debris-banishing powers and ability to prevent fences from decaying. Read on to learn how to obtain the Gold Clock and have more time for farming, mining, and romancing townsfolk.
Complete The Community Center
In order to get access to any of the magic structures that the Wizard’s book can provide, you’ll first need to complete The Community Center (or the Joja Warehouse, if you prefer.) This is considered one of the main quests in the game and requires you to dip your hands into basically every activity the game has to offer: Mining, Farming, Fishing, Foraging, Animal-raising, Cooking, Fighting, and, of course, earning money. You’ll have to do a lot more of that last one to get the Gold Clock.
Once you’ve completed every single bundle in the center, you’ll be rewarded with a wonderful house-warming cutscene and access to the quests needed to unlock the magical structures. Just walk over to the railroad to trigger the necessary cutscene for the first quest, “Dark Talisman.”
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