RimWorld Cheats and Tips
Keep Certain Workstations Separate
Hygiene is incredibly important for the health of your colonists. They need clean working environments to make sure that they stay healthy, feel safe, and be more productive. This is the case with the various workshops available in the game as well. It can be tempting to lob all of the multiple workbenches into the same room, but this will not end well. This is especially true with food-based workbenches, such as the Butcher Table, which can create quite a dirty mess. This will bring down the status of the entire room, making it not the most hospitable for other workbenches nearby.
If you keep specific workbenches in their very own room, you can ensure that it is not affected by other aspects. This is very useful for the Research Bench, as being inside a sterile room will increase a colonists’ research speed. So do your best to keep your researchers comfortable, making them more efficient. Keep an eye on the penalties/bonuses that a room gives, and use that as a guide to separate your workbenches. Keeping messy and clean workbenches separate ensures that they are used to the best of their ability.
Make Use Of Rich Soil
Another helpful Rimworld beginner tip is to make the most of Rich Soil if you have any. When first landing upon the planet, you should look for soil for your farms. When hovering over the soil, you’ll notice that certain darker patches of ground will display as Rich Soil in the bottom left of your screen. It is a good idea to place your farms over these patches rather than burying them beneath buildings.
Rich Soil is very fertile and is fantastic for speeding up the growth process for your plants. This is particularly helpful for slower-growing crops, especially in the early game when you want to get an excellent food supply for your colonists as soon as possible. If you have Rich Soil in your starting area, make the most of it, but don’t worry too much if there isn’t any. Regular Soil is still completely fine to use.