Version 3 of Desertopia brings a new feature to the game: recycling! Clean your island of marine debris and make useful items from recycled materials. A nice way to get rare or costly items and also introduces a magnifier for mutant animals. You need a manual and the corresponding materials to make new items.
These are the manuals for items you can make:
|Time halved magnifier manual - 50% time magnifier|
Materials needed: 1 glass, 2 plastic
|Time returning magnifier manual - 100% time magnifier|
Materials needed: 2 glass, 3 plastic
|Mutant creature magnifier manual|
Materials needed: 1 poison, 2 metal, 1 glass
|Pollution detergent manual|
Materials needed: 1 glass, 3 plastic, 5 kitchen waste
Materials needed: 1 plastic, 2 kitchen waste
|DNA storage manual|
Materials needed: 2 glass, 5 plastic, 2 paper, 2 circuit boards
Every half hour, you get an opportunity to search for something: debris you can recycle, a special item manual, or occasionally the conch.
Once you have some trash to recycle, go visit the work ship. For now, it comes whenever you restart your game. Seems a bit unintentional (why not just give you a way to call the work ship?), so I wouldn’t count on things staying this way forever.
You get 3 opportunities per visit to trade one piece of trash for one corresponding raw material. If you try to trade your trash for the wrong material, you will lose that chance to get a material and receive 10,000 energy instead.
Here the materials you can obtain from recycling and what to trade to get them. I haven’t tried every possible combination yet, but these are all good trades:
|Material||Bin||What to Trade|