A bird's eye view of Bento Island.
|Plants||Bare trees, bare bushes, large trees, dead bushes, and berry bushes|
|Animals||Bento deer and bento bucks|
|Elevation||Low and grassy with small hills|
|Bodies of Water||Two ponds|
|Rocks and Ores||Two rock piles with small stones|
Bento Island is an island in Survival 303.
Bento Island is a grassy island with low hills and is one of three spawn points in the game. It is close to Flax Island, Mainland, Paradise Island, Rockma Island, and Spring Island. There are forests near the edges with berry bushes and ponds within, and in the center is a hilly, open area where bento deer and bucks graze. The deer will drop meat when killed, while the bucks will drop a hide, which can be made into leather. There are also two rock piles with small stones and dead bushes.
Most servers disapprove of settling permanently on Bento Island, since it is one of the spawn point islands and thus should be a safe place unclaimed by tribes. However, if a tribe is willing to deal with spawn points and doesn't mind the lack of ores or natural fortifications, Bento is otherwise a decent island to settle on. There's enough food and water without making wells or farms, and fishing is easy to do as well. The flat plains allow for quite a bit of building, and there's enough wood and stone to make plenty of tools and structures. Deer and bucks can be hunted quite easily, and their products can be traded with other tribes in order to gain ores and other resources not found here. Otherwise, Rockma Island is close by and has enough iron and coal to get a tribe to the steel age with a few trips. Another good thing to import is herbs, which can be used to make bento meat more valuable by spicing it. Farming herbs will allow a tribe to mass-produce spiced bento venison, a valuable export. Other crops can also be farmed; wheat may prove itself particularly useful. Keeping the tribe secure may be difficult, as the island is very exposed and an easy target to raiders, especially with the spawn point right there. All buildings should be properly fireproofed, spawn points should be outside any fortresses built, and spawners should be swiftly negotiated with or chased away. A watchtower or two with an archer may deter raiders.
Pros and Cons
- Plenty of food and water
- Plenty of wood and stone
- Good amount of flat land for building
- Leather and venison are good for trading
- The mandatory item for armor creation
- Close to other islands
- Spawn point
- Visited often
- Central location
- No natural fortifications
- No ores to advance technology