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Grounded: How to Find Pine Cones and Rust

Pine Cones and Rust are vital resources in crafting strong Tier 3 weapons




Pine Cones and Rust are rare new items in Grounded that are vital resources in whipping you up some excellent gear like the Rusty Spear and Tiger Mosquito Rapier. These strong weapons and gear are important in Grounded’s endgame phase.  Problem is, not everyone knows where to find them!

But don’t worry, this guide will help you easily find Pine Cones and Rust. So, let’s dive in!

Where To Find Pine Cones?

Pine Cones are located in the upper backyard area. There’s not just a single Pine cone, but there are actually a bunch of them scattered in this area, all you need is to look a bit and it’s impossible not to come across one eventually.

Once you do find one, you will need a tier 3 hammer or a Black ox hammer to be able to harvest the Pine cones. A tier 1 or tier 2 hammer will not be strong enough to break or harvest the Pine Cone.

Also, watch out for creatures as the upper backyard has many strong hostile creatures. I recommend you have at least tier 2-3 gear before you venture into this area.

Where To Find Rust?

The are many places to find Rust in Grounded, however, the easiest place is most likely the giant toolbox that’s located beside a Field Station. I’ve also marked it on the screenshot above so you can pinpoint where it is exactly.

In order to get rust, you will need to harvest the rusted nails located beside the toolbox. Take note, like with the Pine cones you will also need a tier 3 hammer or Black ox hammer to be able to break these giant nails.

Now that you have both Pine cone and Rust, here are amazing gear you can craft with these resources:

  • Tik Macuahuitl
  • Rusty Spear
  • Tiger Mosquito Rapier
  • Spicy Staff
  • Mint Staff
  • Sour Staff
  • And more!

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Tower Of Fantasy: Appointed Research Secret & Farm Location

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Nicole Barelli



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Tower of Fantasy is a free-to-play, shared open-world RPG, anime-infused sci-fi adventure. As usual in the genre, dozens of quests fill the world of the game, and while some are easier to find and complete, others are more mysterious. This guide is here to show you how to do the Appointed Research.

Appointed Research Secret & Farm Location – Tower Of Fantasy

Before thinking about the Appointed Research, you’ll need to defeat the boss Abyssant Harrah, whom you confront during the main storyline.

With that out of the way, teleport back to Mirroria and talk to an Appointed Research AI droid in one of the following areas: Reception, Oasis Club, Tower of Fantasy, or Mirafleur Hall. Doing this, you’ll enter the Appointed Research.

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You’ll need to get a couple of materials for the research.

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The first one is Greyspace Spine. There’s a farming route you can follow in Confounding Abyss, illustrated in the picture below. Kill enemies, restarting the route if needed, until they drop all the Greyspace Spine you require.

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Source: Michuzak from YouTube

Second, you’re going to need Lost Data Module. This can also be found in the Confounding Abyss through Chaos Cubes.

Those are floating puzzles you activate and solve with the brute strength of your sword. When the Cube releases its nucleus, you’ll receive Black Nucleus and two Lost Data Modules.

The third object is Lost Text. This one cannot be farmed, but you can find them scattered in secret pots around the map.

Three are, you guessed it, in the Confounded Abyss, located on a very high platform above the Scientific Research Center. Two others can be found in the Third City. There are at least twelve more secret spots in the First City.

Some of those spots you can see in the map below:

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Source: Michuzak from YouTube

The last item you need is the Crystamax Core.

One of those can be obtained with a Type III Chip after you defeated Harrah. And you can get another from the fox after you feed foxes on the map.

Go back to the droid to collect your daily Energy. As the research progresses, you’ll sometimes need different materials, but those three are the main ingredients to get you on board of the research.

Thanks Michuzak for the tutorial. If you want to see more, including secondary items, please check out his video: Appointed Research Secret & Farm Location – Tower of Fantasy

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