I took the liberty to add a clause to your reply, albeit a very important clause, for how you choose to play the game. For you, (from what I know) I agree, there is probably no reason to look at a guide. I suppose you could call it a walkthrough, but if it is a walkthrough it is a very poor walkthrough since I walk you through one season only. And how does one follow a walkthrough for a game with no end or specific goals to reach? We have highly differing opinions on what a walkthrough entails. The creator labelled it as "an open-ended country-life RPG." There is no promise of the game being relaxing, and you have already claimed the game was becoming stressful because of self-imposed demands: And then asked for advice for a game where people can do whatever they want whenever they want: I may be daft, but I fail to see the difference in asking in a forum for any help at all with a game or looking up any information about it being any different to looking for help from a guide or "de facto walkthrough." I proffered information before people may ask. My only promises with the guide are a player could have a certain amount of gold, skill levels, various items, and tool upgrades done in Spring of year one. No more; no less. Feel free to send me a PM if you want to continue discussing this.