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Mild Season, or Calm Season is a Season from the Shipwrecked DLC. It is equivalent to Autumn. In Mild Season, the days are long and nights are short to start but as the season progresses days get shorter and nights longer. Mild season is indicated by a saturated color scheme. It is the default season in which a player begins. When following a previous Dry Season, the first day still has intense volcanic eruptions. Strong Winds and Rain can occur during the second half of mild season, but are far less severe and less frequent than during Hurricane Season.
Due to lack of Overheating, Flooding and other hazards, Mild Season is the best time to explore, gather resources and prepare for coming seasons, especially Hurricane Season. Due to the long days and low frequency of rain, Sanity is usually relatively easy to maintain.
Mild Season is the easiest of the four seasons to survive in Shipwrecked, with calm seas and relatively few survival challenges. For this reason it is best spent exploring, base building, and preparing for coming seasons. In a new play through the first days should be spent finding a suitable location to establish a base. Base locations are flexible, though many players prefer larger islands with both Jungle and Beach biomes. Jungle provides a source of Bamboo, Vines, Snakeskins, Eggs, Bananas, and Dubloons. Beach provides Limpet Rocks, Crabbit Dens, Palm Trees, Twigs, Grass, Seashells, and Sand. Many players prefer to avoid or destroy Prime Ape Huts on the same island as their base. Additional factors such as proximity to the Slot Machine, Yaarctopus, and Volcano can also be considered.
While exploring the player should gather enough coral for a Chiminea and some Anti Venoms in preparation for the strong winds and mosquitoes of the Hurricane and Monsoon Seasons respectively. Gold should also be gathered where possible and one or more Lightning Rods constructed to protect structures and resource farms during Hurricane Season. Clothing to protect against wetness should be prepared for Hurricane and Monsoon seasons. A Snakeskin Hat and Snakeskin Jacket are easiest and provide immunity to wetness when worn. A Palm Leaf Hut or a planted Palm Tree next to a Chiminea can also help to prevent wetness. For other solutions and further information see Wetness. Hurricane Season begins on day 21, so the player should aim to have a basic base and wetness prevention ready by then.
If the player already has a base then Mild Season is highly flexible and can often be spent exploring. See Guides/Surviving Shipwrecked for a more detailed breakdown.
- Parrots will stop spawning in Hurricane Season, so if the player wants to construct a Piratihatitator before Monsoon Season they will have to catch one in Mild Season.
- Due to the calm seas and lower spawn chance of Tiger Shark Mild Season is arguably the best season for exploration and resource gathering.