The plort market is a network of buyers and sellers of plorts across the galaxy. Ranchers use plort market machines on their ranch to send plorts to the market for sale. Ranchers are paid immediately when depositing plorts at the plort’s current market value.
Port market values fluctuate and some of the more savvy ranchers will hoard certain plorts for days when sale prices are high, especially rare plorts.
A corral is used to keep slimes on a ranch. The open-air corrals are designed for maximum slime satisfaction, with the rich soil of the Range beneath them and its expansive sky above them. Slimes will remain perfectly happy within corrals so long as they are fed regularly.
Remember: You can shoot things THROUGH a corral barrier. Handy!
Higher corral walls ensure that even the bounciest of slimes will have difficulty escaping.
The music box plays a soothing tune that greatly reduces slime agitation.
An auto-feeder will drop food into the corral at regular intervals. Just remember to keep it stocked!
An air net is a force barrier that covers the top of a corral. It can take a few hits before needing to recharge.
A plort collector will vacuum up two types of plorts in a Corral at regular intervals, depositing them into a storage tank, so long as space is available.
A solar shield will encase a corral in a dim shade, protecting slimes sensitive to light.
Nothing beats the taste of food grown in your own backyard.
The gardens used by ranchers use advanced technology to rapidly grow clones of fruits and veggies in a natural, though greatly sped up, way. By placing a sample into the replicator, the garden’s soil is instantly populated by a fruit tree or veggie patch that will go on to produce several harvests of produce.
Nutrient soil contains compost from the Moss Blanket and minerals from the Indigo Quarry. Makes crops always yield the maximum harvest.
A sprinkler ensures that your crops are always watered, making them grow twice as fast.
A scareslime is a stuffed tarr model designed to keep wandering slimes away from your crops. Simple, but terrifying.
You can’t take it with you when you go, so put it in storage.
A silo lets a rancher neatly store plorts and resources in a handy, compact unit. Simply shoot into an available silo port to fill it, or vac it to retrieve the items within. Remember, a clean ranch is a happy ranch!
A silo can have up to four ports for storing plorts and resources.
An incinerator will instantly burn anything it touches into ash, and then burn that ash into nothing. It’s an excellent solution for eliminating a tarr outbreak or for simply Incinerator disposing of unwanted slimes if you’re a terrible, heartless monster.
Pond Ash Trough
An ash trough allows you to collect the ash of incinerated food at its base, which is eaten exclusively by fire slimes. It’s gross.
A pond gives you a source of fresh water on the ranch that you can use for watering gardens, calming slimes in a corral, defeating tarr, or giving your puddle slimes a place to hang out.
A pond will be slowly consumed if vac’d up or drunk up by puddle slimes, but will also slowly refill over time. You can transfer unused water from your vacpack to a pond, and they will refill immediately when it rains.
The Overgrowth is an expansion to the ranch that is covered in moss and tallgrasses. The thicket it creates allows for fruits and veggies to grow naturally and attracts Incinerator the occasional wild chicken, making it an ideal space for a rancher that wants to let their slimes roam more freely.
A dark and gloomy cavern above the sea and a likely first chapter to that novel of yours.
The Grotto is an expansion to the ranch set inside a (slightly spooky) cave that allows a rancher to care for light-sensitive slimes without the need for a solar shield. Never has a phosphor slime felt so liberated.
Deep, deep down in the great, blue sea, I saw a thousand slimes smiling back at me.
The Docks is an expansion to the ranch that repurposes a cozy, little lookout along the waterfront. This expansion offers a few extra ranch patches flanked on several sides with fishing nets. The nets can be used to temporarily catch escaped slimes or as a means of creating physical collages of slimes because it’s fun.
It also houses a natural wellspring, allowing you to fill your tank with unlimited freshwater, or for a few puddle slimes that prefer a natural place to soak.
Ogden built this little getaway as a place where he could take a break from his ranch and collect his thoughts. But soon it led to an obsession as he discovered the nearby Wilds, and the tasty kookadoba fruit within.
The 7zee Rewards Club is an optional program that allows you to purchase prestigious rewards for large sums of newbucks. Each rank brings unique rewards and a new rank title.
Some ranchers point out that the whole thing seems like a way of siphoning enormous sums of newbucks in exchange for fancy colors and trophies that don’t actually serve any real purpose. But those ranchers aren’t sporting the latest, most fashionable vacpack colors and obviously cannot be trusted.
A picture is always more beautiful when there are more colors than you can count.
Chroma Packs can be applied from the terminal on the ranch earned in the 7zee Rewards Club. They allow you to apply color schemes you have earned to your ranch house, vacpack, and ranch tech such as corrals and silos.
You can acquire more chroma packs by continuing to rank up in the 7zee Rewards Club. Only the most successful ranchers will be able to show off the rarest chroma packs!