Mind-controlled monkey butler

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The mind-controlled monkey butler, also known as Steve, is a servant that players can hire by speaking to the monkey in the Invention Guild with a monkey mind-control helmet in their inventory. Hiring Steve consumes the helmet. The monkey butler is similar in abilities to a demon butler but he does not require payments. He can, like the demon butler, carry 26 items, with a trip time of 7 seconds. If he is fired, another monkey mind-control helmet is required to re-hire him.

Acquiring[edit | edit source]

Players can acquire the mind-controlled monkey butler at the Invention Guild. Before acquiring the servant, the player must meet four requirements:

  1. The player must have level 60 Invention.
  2. The player must unlock and create the monkey mind-control helmet from the cave goblin technology tree.
  3. The player's house must have at least two bedrooms with beds constructed in each one. If one of the beds is removed, then the servant does not become present again until the bed is rebuilt and the player exits and re-enters the house.
  4. The player must not have a servant already hired. To hire another servant, the current servant must be fired by talking to them in the player-owned house before attempting to hire a different servant.

Services[edit | edit source]

The services provided by servants can be cosmetic or vital resources for training Construction efficiently. The mind-controlled monkey butler can:

  • Be summoned via the bell-pull in the dining room or the 'Call Butler' button on the House Settings interface.
  • Follow the player like a familiar even in building mode.
  • Greet visiting players as they enter the house.
  • Lead visiting players to the owner if the owner is in another room.
  • Lead visiting players outside.
  • Serve tea to the owner.
  • Serve drinks from the barrel to the owner and the visiting players.
  • Serve banana to the owner and the visiting players provided the player has a dining room with a table and a kitchen with the necessary supplies.
  • Fetch building materials from the bank.
  • Take building materials to the bank.
  • Un-note noted items (excluding bones and ashes).
  • Take logs (noted or unnoted) to the sawmill for conversion into planks.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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patch 15 August 2016 (Update):
    • Steve the monkey butler will now ask to take un-noted logs to the sawmill for the usual fee.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • Butlers can no longer be trapped upstairs in rooms that no longer exist.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The mind-controlled monkey butler's name 'Steve' may be a reference to the similarly-named character in the film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: an experimental lab monkey who communicates through a "monkey thought translator" invented by protagonist Flint Lockwood.
  • This might be a reference to the Ape Escape series of games, which prominently features monkeys wearing similar helmets.