|OT| My Time at Portia (Team 17) , v1.0 out now

Milena

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Ah, I see. I haven't upgraded the house yet... I'll try to focus on that next (and a stable with mounts!), but first I need to finish my furnace inferno :smiling-face-with-horns:
 
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Milena

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Ah, for sure! I'm reading a bit about mount options and I think I'll try to catch and train a llama first, then I'll probably buy a horse, but after I've upgraded the house and bought some more land.
15.000 for a white horse is a lot. I see that there's the brown version at 10.000, but nope. It has to be white.
 
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suiko

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nice hat, Milena , also trees! I need trees, but I don't have extra disks to spear still
are you done with research center already?
 
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Milena

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nice hat, Milena , also trees! I need trees, but I don't have extra disks to spear still
are you done with research center already?
hmm I don't have much discs, I only really go mining when I'm out on ores at night
I went mining pretty early on, so I had a lot of discs to spare since the beginning, I think I bought the trees from the Church of Light at the end of the first month and they're only just now starting to give something...
The hat is from the museum, as I donated all the double items that I had the day that it opened and I had enough crap for the first 3 items :face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-tightly-closed-eyes:

I've never used more discs to speed up the research and I think I'm only missing the electric furnace for now.
Once I get itI'll try to build the best cutter and grinder and more industrial furnaces, to speed up things and don't have to worry about materials too much.
 
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Guess I'll need to do that quest that douche builder npc gave me, sounds like a waste of materials honestly :p

Here's my gimpy room. My garden is a mess since I just upgraded the yard and I'm too lazy to move all the furnaces, plus it's better that they're all close to each other near the entrance so I didn't bother lol

 

suiko

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I spent like an hour (could be closer to two lol) rearranging stuff in my yard, so I could fit level 2 house without buying more land, cuz that would have been 30K moneys I don't have.
In another news, finally got me some friends, social stuff is hard.
While I was working on my house and making friends, it seems I fell back on other stuff as I again get commissions I can't finish yet. Life in Portia is hard.
 

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I'm actually doing pretty well, I'm having days "off" where I only have 1 commission to do each day while waiting for story to progress, I assume I need a new mining area to unlock or something for some of the materials I need for newer stuff, I can upgrade my house but I don't feel like moving things around, I don't have much furnitures anyway.

I have a lot of associates for the social stuff and Emily is my only buddy. Still that's just 2 hearts out of 10 lol.
 

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Damn. Game crashing is the worst. 40mins of work gone to waste. I can probably redo this day faster but still. They really should add a checkpoint system.

Also I ended up buying a horse, so much faster than on foot. 3rd month into the first year.

This game is also really chill to play early in the morning.
 
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I'm still waiting for my furnace upgrade so I can start using the new ores

I suck at mining up those artifacts from the mines, I have so many pieces and none of them are complete.

I might just use my money on the remaining inventory space upgrades, reaaaaally don't feel like moving all those furnaces just to upgrade my house lol
 
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Milena

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I wanted to upgrade the house last time I played, but I didn't have enough space available... I guess I built too many furnaces :cold-sweat:

I'm still missing the Comprehensive Cutter from the research center, but I do have a Comprehensive Grinder and a Fire Powered Generator connected to each other now. I'll then connect the Comprehensive Cutter as soon as I'll have it available.
Then I'm planning to build another Generator and connect it to the 2 Industrial Furnaces that I've already built. Then I'll see if I'll still need more.
 

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I think I got the comprehensive cutter before the electric furnace, but I finally got my furnace, I should've handed in the 20 discs earlier to the research center and used the speed up research option, because I could've been done with these commissions already if I did, now I gotta wait days to craft these ores :cautious:

Receipes that require tempering fluid are the worst, I don't have enough of them, I'm just gonna pay the corps to farm them for me, also I just found out hard clay is dropped by the first floor's boss in the second dungeon so I guess I don't need them as much.

The new machines are huge... So much for making room for my house, I'm running low on money too lol.
 

suiko

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I have no place for any of the best machines.... don't upgrade your house people, not until you buy at least 30K land expansion.
 
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Rainbow Flowers could only be grown with the seeds from the church, that's bull :cautious: Guess I'll grow some to make pigments, I spent like 2 grand on them because I needed them and got none.

I got my fire powered generator, but I'm not sure how I should set it up, I don't want to move things around too much...
 
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suiko

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Today was my bd (in Portia), you wouldn't believe mountains of gifts I got, mostly junk, but still nice, especially considering I give gifts to most of Portia's folks daily.
 
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Well it's winter time, I still don't know how to disable that Auto-Run display on the top left corner of the screen...



Finally expanded my land and the house too, right now I'm working on
the boat for the harbor quest.

I think I'm going to start planting some trees so I won't have to mine the Nitres and whatever, but they take forever to grow...

This game is perfect to play for me in the morning with a cup of coffee, at 50% speed I think it takes me around 40mins to complete one game day, so I have enough time for it before my daily morning run, great way to get my body to wake up early in the day.



Edit: I guess I have enough to do house upgrade #2, and it didn't use that much more space than before so I didn't have to expand the land:

 
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Well it's winter time, I still don't know how to disable that Auto-Run display on the top left corner of the screen...



Finally expanded my land and the house too, right now I'm working on
the boat for the harbor quest.

I think I'm going to start planting some trees so I won't have to mine the Nitres and whatever, but they take forever to grow...

This game is perfect to play for me in the morning with a cup of coffee, at 50% speed I think it takes me around 40mins to complete one game day, so I have enough time for it before my daily morning run, great way to get my body to wake up early in the day.

I had to use keyboard to get rid of auto run
 
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suiko

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finally got married, that took some work to be sure, need to catch up with the story now, also apparently we need a fully upgraded house for kids, so I need start making lots of money.
 
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Are there any perks from getting married? Or is it just gonna be a money sink? If not I'm gonna stay single until I have some money, only Emily is nearly maxed out anyway in the social tab, other NPCs still got waaaaaays to go.

Also I just unlocked another thing that need more space in the field to build, I need some cash to expand that land.
 
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suiko

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In games like this, usually marriage/kids are required for a good ending, and I was interested how that works, it's kinda useless otherwise, yes, but! you get other quests with married person, so there is that, not sure if with everyone. Oh yeah, and there are married perks, depending on who you married.
 
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Milena

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I've been playing a bit on the week-end, I've reached Winter and finished building those weird Wind Turbines in the desert.
I still haven't upgraded the house, as I'd have to move things around the garden to make it fit...

Is there an easy way to increase the relationship level with the various characters?
 
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suiko

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easiest way is to give them what they ask for and give good stuff on bd and festivals in particular, the problem is most of them are especially fond of stuff real hard to get or expensive, so replacing that with daily rounds giving them stuff they like works as usual, granted it's a lot of work and time, and a lot is an understatement here.
At least you don't lose their points if you ignore them for a while, thanks for little favours.

edited: I befriended everybody but 4 characters (working on those now)... but it took sweet time and I fell behind a story quite a bit in that time. Well, that's how it works, many people leave relations for later, but considering their bonuses are most important early in the game and are not important for the most part at the end game, I don't think it's wise approach.

edit 2: most important tips for newcomers:
1. hire horses, always move everywhere on them, and get own mount (stables needed) as soon as possible.
2. buy that freaking miner's hat (total tools) first opportunity you get, wear it, I still can't believe it took me more than a year to finally try it. :blushblob:
 
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I've just been giving them food they like, but I spend my off time fishing and making food (and sell the more expensive fish to the store) so I have ingredients, I just gift a select few that I see often on the street though, didn't care enough to bother with some of the characters I don't see often.

You could probably get a lot of points from crafting more expensive stuff but I sorta wanted to do some cooking/farming/fishing so I gift them food instead.

I think once I have enough money to expand my land I'm gonna do more farming.
 
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suiko

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fishing is second best way to make money in Portia, imo first best, but there is a better way, only that way kinda sucks, while fishing rocks!
 
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suiko

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you know how in some games you go like darn, this ultimate armour is so ugly, and I have to wear this forever.

well, Portia has you covered, you can update any armour (clothing in this case) you want to max stats, how amazing is this?! I hope more games adopt this kind of approach.
granted, it replaces ugly armour problem with what to wear problem. :smart-thinking-blob:

edited: I don't remember any game allowing this before actually, do any of you?
 
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Milena

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AC Odyssey lets you change the appearance of any piece of armor or weapon, the only requirements is that you've already looted the pieces with the look you want. It was added in a patch and I hope it will be a widely adopted feature in the future.

My Kassandra looks fabolous again :fashionblob:
 
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Finished the game over the weekend, clocked 132hrs into it, probably spent too many hours on gifting NPCs and trying to max out their social bars towards the end, I imagine they might add more character quests later on, I completed it on year 2, and the beginning of second month, the last several weeks were slow for me because I had to wait around a week game time on certain materials and I spent a lot of days doing nothing but gifting/mining/crafting for the museum, and sometimes it can take game days waiting for the story to progress.

Not sure if I'll continue to see if there are more quests that will open up for now, and I haven't gotten married yet even though I have a bunch of BFFs, but I might see what they add with patches first, if they do a lengthy expansion I would definitely go back to organize and upgrade my farm.

Overall the game was relaxing to play so hope there will be more. Gonna take a break and play Yakuza Kiwami and Resident Evil 2 before DMC5!
 

Milena

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Only played 2 hours over the week-end, so I haven't progressed much, an airplane just arrived into town.

I got the achievement for the slot machine, though: I selected 50 gols, and then stubbornly punched the button when the swords appeared. It worked after a while!
 
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suiko

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Apparently you can screw quite a few questlines in Portia, and I did screw one, still not sure how this could happen, I check a map all the time for new quest signs, it probably had a short window and I didn't check in that time, aww.

In other news, I might enjoy managing my factory a bit too much :blushblob:

As for the game end, I think I'm pretty close but I'm in no rush, I still have so much stuff to do...

gratz on that cheevo, Milena , I still don't have that one, the three times I tried, somehow sword timing is messed up, I can time to line all three of any other things, but swords? the third slot is always off, the heck? Does it have own timing?

oh yeah, almost forgot, I befriended everybody, it took too much work to be sure.
 
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Milena

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Apparently the swords have no fixed corresponding image and they're actually random.
So to get the highest reward you can either click the button randomly as fast as possible, or keep selecting the same image over and over until the swords align.
It didn't take me long to get the 3 swords to appear with the second method, like 10 minutes in total.

Anyway, I've also tried to gift some objects around town, clearing out some stuff I had left in my wooden storages. At least I now have a bunch of buddies and a few friends around town.
I might have to start cooking now.

When do you get the factory?
 
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suiko

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that amazing factory is the end game stuff, a pity, as it makes a game so much more enjoyable, I think you get it after you build a new harbour and finish that questline.
 
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v2.0 arrived:

Changelist

Added:
  • Added to the Japanese translation in game.
  • Added new side quests for Phyllis, Ginger and Gust.
  • Added post-marriage side quests.
  • Added a forge machine which can change weapon attributes.
  • Added the ability to craft the first aid kit and antidote at the worktable.
  • Added an advertising board to the store in the harbour.
  • Added diapers at the clothing store.
  • Added the ability to upgrade a wooden storage box to a metal storage box.
  • Added a play/date event in the Haunted Cave on Amber Island.
  • Added animations for Pinky, Scraps and QQ.
  • Added more interactions between your spouse and children. Your spouse will feed and play with your children.
  • Added more English and Chinese voice audio.
  • Added sound effect for walking.
  • Added environmental sound effects.
  • Added a piece of background music for the Deepest Ruin.
  • Added music for the mini carousel and vinyl record player.
  • Added sound effects of being attacked by multiple monsters.
  • Added sound effects for several UI features.
  • Added Penny’s song.
  • Added a switch for special effects. (This is off by default)
  • Added more items to the inspection mini game.
  • Added a collection point for ginger in Sewage Plant Ruins.
  • Added a dropdown menu to filter by name in the storage interface.
  • Added the ability to craft different items simultaneously.
  • Added an auto-run button for playing with a controller.
  • Added an effect to differentiate between a learned and new crafting recipes/diagrams.
  • Added a function to allow players to name a mount for Sam, Remington and Arlo.
  • Added a pig tag and piggy bed to the Mysterious Man’s store.
  • Added adventurer Marco’s videotape.
Adjusted:
  • Changed default setting for English voice audio to ‘on’.
  • Changed Emily’s reaction to feces.
  • Optimised the party system. If an NPC cannot attend the party, other NPCs will join instead.
  • Optimised the poses when taking a family photo.
  • Optimised the animation when a female character uses the Rogue Knight’s sword.
  • Optimised the NPC following system. When players get hurt, the NPCs will help them fight.
  • Optimised the material consumption in The Final Battle.
  • Optimised the king fish icons.
  • Optimised the look of trees during winter.
  • Adjusted the amount of leather required to revise clothing.
  • Adjusted the crafting recipe for the paddle boat.
  • Adjusted the required number and the rewards for SS level commissions.
  • Adjusted the summary interface of the roping mini game.
  • Adjusted the depth of field in game. Decreased the depth of field effect when running the game with lower specs.
  • Removed Huya’s videotapes.
  • Removed the fishing spot in the Sewage Plant Ruins.
  • Removed the ability to start a mini game in the Round Table restaurant while on a date.
  • Changed the photo shoot time with Mei during the Day of the Bright Sun.
Fixed:
  • Fixed the crash when riding a llama during the Day of the Bright Sun.
  • Fixed the crash caused by Ack’s conversation when you are talking to another NPC.
  • Fixed the description error for several items.
  • Fixed the bug preventing Mint from confessing to the player after the player is divorced.
  • Fixed the bug that the exclusive quests for Gust can still be triggered after the player marries him.
  • Fixed the bug preventing some players from getting the Master Fishing Rod.
  • Fixed the bug preventing customised reminders from being saved in the calendar.
  • Fixed the bug that sometimes the Portia Bridge mission cannot be triggered.
  • Fixed the bug causing players to end up outside of the map after leaving the Deepest Ruin.
  • Fixed the crash that occurs when the mission ‘The Brightest Star’ conflicts with dates.
  • Fixed the crash that occurs when players are forced to sleep during the mission ‘The Eufaula Tunnel’.
  • Fixed the incorrect attributes on the race horse memorabilia carpet and llama memorabilia carpet (both previously referred to as ‘furnitures’) If you have already placed these carpets in your home, you will need to retrieve them to reset their attributes.
  • Fixed Ack’s icon in the social interface.
  • Fixed the bug preventing the camera from identifying Bikini Flippers when taking a photo of it.
  • Fixed the bug causing the defeated NPC to stay on the field when players fight two NPCs (for example – Emily and the chickens)
  • Fixed the conversation error when giving gifts that Ginger dislikes.
  • Fixed the bug causing the balloon shooting game to change to the slots game during a date.
  • Fixed the crash that occurs when the balloon shooting game changes to the slots game during a date.
  • Fixed the bug causing NPCs watching sparring to get stuck.
  • Fixed the bug causing the baby to disappear suddenly when the camera gets too close.
  • Fixed the bug affecting the mini map for Alice’s house.
  • Fixed the bug causing NPCs to continue to follow the player during sparring.
  • Fixed the bug causing the game speed to affect the NPC’s attack timing.
  • Fixed the fighting animation of the Lost Variant.
  • Fixed the bug affecting the player’s location when playing RPS with an NPC by the river.
  • Fixed the bug causing NPCs to go in and out of a house repeatedly.
  • Fixed the bug causing Gust to get stuck inside A&G Construction.
  • Fixed the bug where your spouse will not sit in your house after marriage.
  • Fixed the bug preventing pets from playing with toys when they are placed outside your house.
  • Fixed the bug preventing a photo shoot mission from being completed when you take photos of several NPCs.
  • Fixed the bug allowing players to get the parts box from inside the Abandoned Ruins. If you already have this item, you can delete it.
 

suiko

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island of light in the sea of darkness, meaning my home:



this is my bedroom:



it needs to be said that the game blew my mind by revealing who supposedly Rogue Knight is. I never suspected that person.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Gave this a spin yesterday after not launching for a while to see if the recent patches had helped my crashing issues and it seems so! I was able to play for an hour where before i had random crashes within 15 minutes which was infuriating. Looking forward to drifting in and out of this game when i need to unwind.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Okay, just found my first "glitch", yay! I ran up to the fence at Dawa's Tree Farm trying to be lazy and jump over it when i kept jumping up instead of going over. I'm now super high with a great view but can't move about. Still amusing though.
 
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suiko

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I begin to think that fast hands achievement is impossible, I did that minigame many times now, most I had at the end were 7 badges, what is nowhere near close to 11 needed, granted I usually am shot couple times, so that would make 9 my total possible max. 9 is not 11 and even that doesn't happen every time, sometimes I end with 5. Playing a game against AI that has 20ish helpers is a nightmare.
 
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