Originally posted on Dec 6, 2016
We improved the rope tool - and similar improvements will come for other tools in the near future. We also fixed various bugs with chests in Multiplayer; you should now be able to re-order items again and it should take care of production issues too.
We also have more info about the Farming update - you can look forward to several new resources added to the game. For example, flax will be used to craft linen and rope, and in the future, linseed oil for the mechanical blocks. You will be able to find plants in the wild to get you started with farming.