Flimsy wood doesn’t sound like it is going to be something you can’t live without but early on in the game, it is a key ingredient in making sure you don’t die of thirst every day. How you ask, charcoal is needed to craft cola and cola is essential for your survival.
Smashing Stacks of Wood
There are lots of flimsy-looking wooden strictures made up of stacks of poorly placed timber. Smash these with a melee weapon and you will find that some flimsy wood will drop from it.
If you want to make the most of this process, it is worth spending some money upgrading the skills under the abilities menu. This will grant you a nice bonus so that you will often get 4 or 5 pieces of wood every time you harvest some. This will save you lots of time as the items that you pick up from the game world, things like cars, rags, wooden stacks etc will reset each day. It is better to be able to get 4 or 5 per day than only being able to get one.
Buy Wood From Vendors
This is a very easy source but since vendors can take a few days to replenish stock and only stock a limited number of items when they are available, you aren’t able to rely on vendors when you urgently need 20 or 30 wood for some story related crafting requirement.
It is possible to shakedown anyone in a town but you want to avoid doing this as it will give you a wanted level. Early on in the game, you will come across lots of enemy groups called Bawkers. These guys are human and sometimes when you hit them two or three times, they will fall over and you can perform a shakedown on them. By default, you will only be able to take one item from an enemy when you shake them down but there are skills that can increase this.
Complete Notice Board Quests & Side Quests
The notice board is the most reliable source of crafting components as the quests available will reset each day and the requirements can be as simple as killing three zombies or providing 2 sludge. The rewards for these quests can include a range of different crafting components. Since you will also get a nice bonus of money and SP points, you should aim to do as many of these quests as you can each day to progress as fast as possible.