And you're *real cheap* like me and have the Sewers open, kill the bugs in there for free Algae Soup whenever you pass and have some time. It an OK Energy & Health Source and I pick up a dozen or so every time I visit. Also useful for getting Thatch in the Winter to make Grass Starter for the Spring in Year 2 when money can still be at a premium.-bring some cheap, plain food (salads from Gus) for healing purposes...a common practice is to maintain at least half health, since some of the monsters hit pretty hard and can put you in trouble in a hurry
Yes to all of this, swinging down especially with 2 serpents on the screen usually ends up with me at the Clinic and more than a reproving look from Harvey.-dont panic when serpents fly at you...I just stop moving and try to time my swings so I can knock it back without taking any damage (easier said than done as the hit detection seems a little wonky sometimes)
-whenever I can, I try to get underneath monsters, as (to me) it seems easier and more consistent to gauge the reach of your sword and keep from getting hit when youre swinging up - happens all the time where im trying to swing to the side and my mouse will be too high or low and cause me to swing upwards or downwards, miss, and take damage. Also, the reach feels a lot shorter when swinging in the down direction, could just be me though...
-and yes, bombs. Bombing a big cluster of rocks almost always reveals a ladder or shaft. Careful with mega bombs though, not always easy to get out of the blast radius