Veteran and new players alike have often been confused by the Favorite Thing entry box during the Stardew Valley character creation screen. While the other on-screen options are fairly straightforward, this one offers next to no description of what it will affect during the game. If you’re wondering what the best Favorite Thing to enter is and what it does, worry not. We have all the answers about this confusing customization option and more.
Picking a Favorite Thing in Stardew Valley
When you go to start a new game, the character creation screen will present you with a number of different options. You can adjust the clothes you’re wearing, their color, pick a farm, choose a name, and, the reason why we’re all here, pick a favorite thing. It’s pretty straightforward, you just type in whatever your favorite thing is. If you love apples, long walks on the beach, or your pet dog Otto, type it in and start your adventure.
Now, you may be wondering, what does my favorite thing do in Stardew Valley, and does it come into play later on? The long answer is not really, and the shorter answer is no. This is supposed to be one of the most relaxing games around, so don’t stress too much over the little things in it like this.
The only time your favorite thing will be referenced in-game is when you eat a stardrop. Stardrops are special items that permanently increase your maximum energy by 34 points. There are 7 of them in total, and each one is a huge boost to your overall productivity, so definitely hunt them down.
For example, if you put down flowers as your favorite thing, upon eating a stardrop, you will receive either the above message in-game or a similar message stating, “It’s strange, but the taste reminds you of Your Favorite Thing.” As you can see, the favorite thing in Stardew Valley doesn’t really affect anything important and is more a little personal quirk you can add to your character to make them more like you.
Stardew Valley Favorite Thing Easter Eggs
Remember how we said it doesn’t affect anything? Well, it can affect some things if you enter one of the two secret Easter eggs. Any favorite thing that contains Stardew (with the capital S) will instead get the following message below.
The other Easter egg is related to the developer of the game, ConcernedApe. ConcernedApe developed Stardew Valley almost solely by themself. It was a project built out of love and passion and has become a huge success played by tens of millions of people around the world.
ConcernedApe left a little Easter egg of their own in the game, and if you make their name your favorite thing, you’ll get a nice surprise message instead of the usual one. Like the other Easter egg, this is case-sensitive and must be spelled exactly as we’ve spelled it—ConcernedApe.
Hopefully, this quick guide answered any questions you might have had about the favorite thing in Stardew Valley and what it does. If you still have any questions about it, let us know below and we will do our best to answer anything you might have. Happy farming!