Explorer Career Guide
Explorer is classified as a Newbie career, because all new players should start here. It is essential for providing raw materials to Herbalists, Construction Workers, Blacksmiths, Tailors, Crafters, and Cooks. Each individual villager can explore 20 times an hour, unless they are wearing one of three Costumes granting +5 turns.
If your Inventory is full, you are not able to Explore.
Each villager's Explorations Left resets at :00 of every hour.
Your villager always finds between 5-10 FC and 1-4 items with each Exploration. The items can be Costume Materials, Equipment Materials, Mechanical Materials, Seeds, Wood, or Steel. The specific items you find depends on your Village:
Steel is the same between all Villages.
Your villager sometimes runs into events while exploring:
An encounter with a swarm grants you one Buzz or Ladybird and takes away one Exploration turn.
Interactive events with village-specific locations and events with Cards come up more rarely. They have a variety of effects including taking away the rest of your turns, granting you extra FC, granting you extra turns, restoring all of your turns, granting you a random item, and doing nothing.
Check this thread for a developing guide with details on the events.
As with any Career, your villager has a chance of falling ill with each completed action. Explorations are halved for an Explorer with a minor illness. Villagers with a major illness cannot work at all.
Costume and Mechanical Materials can be used by Crafters.
Costume Materials can be used by Tailors.
Seeds can be used by Herbalists.
Equipment Materials can be used by Blacksmiths.
Wood can be used by Construction Workers.
Some Costume and Equipment Materials can be used by Cooks.
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During Tigereye Peak's Snow Festival spanning Dec 14-29 2016, Explorers from all villages had the chance to find snow fairies while exploring.
Fairies were obtained from the Explorer and Warrior careers. The chance of finding them began with a 20% drop rate, decreasing by 1% with every fairy found to a 1% drop rate. This reset at the beginning of the next day.