In My Time at Portia, you will get assist from varied residents in all shapes and varieties, whether or not getting a tip from a pal that will help you end a job or receiving help from the Civil Corps in dungeon raids. It’s good to have pleasant NPCs that all the time have your again on this sandbox-like constructing simulator. However maybe probably the most environment friendly assist you will get on this sport comes from a robotic named Ack.
Ack is a Residing AI who had labored as a chef from house earlier than the apocalyptic occasion that ended most of humanity tons of of years in the past. Within the fashionable world, he can be employed as a helper that does varied chores for you. Ack is a helpful companion, however there are a few issues you will need to do and sure occasions you will need to bear earlier than he gives his companies to you.
Meet The AI
The Collapsed Wasteland is the place you’ll first meet Ack. After you full The Poisoned Water and Hazardous Ruins missions, you’re going to get a cutscene wherein you witness a ship falling from the sky.
Whenever you arrive on the Collapsed Wasteland, you will note a bunch of individuals gathering across the entrance gate with Sam guarding it. Remington will warn Sam that monsters are at free as a result of ship crash-landing on a tower and tearing a gap within the floor. He’ll then ask in your assist to defeat the monsters, so be certain that to convey a weapon earlier than you enter the crash website.
After killing all of the monsters, a cutscene will play, displaying Ack popping out from the ship. Ack will introduce himself as a chef of his House Station, however he’ll appear disoriented and confused about the place he’s. You may even discover that just a few of his physique components are lacking. The Civil Corps will then determine to take Ack to the Mayor to have him completely examined.
Sadly for Ack, he will probably be detained within the Civil Corps Constructing. Mayor Gale will inform the robotic that they must assess the state of affairs earlier than they determine what to do with him. In spite of everything, Ack is taken into account a relic, one of many machines that introduced distraction to the Previous World. Whereas Ack is held captive, it is possible for you to to work together with him. However he’ll stay unresponsive till you give him a glass of milk.
The simplest strategy to get milk is to purchase one from Sophie’s Ranch for 12 Gols. Roping Cows and Calves are additionally a wonderful strategy to farm milk. Head south of Sophie’s Ranch close to McDonald’s retailer, and you will discover a brown sack, which you’ll work together with to activate the mini-game.
Ack will immediately heat as much as you after chugging a glass of milk. You’ll then be prompted to seek out non permanent replacements for his lacking physique components. Ack will accept a bathroom plunger for his leg and a cooking pot for his head.
When you discuss to Ack once more, he’ll solemnly ask you a favor to put some flowers for his crew mates’ grave buried within the cemetery. You may be given at some point to finish this mission. A bouquet of Wildflowers is what you have to for this quest. You should buy them from Alice’s Flower Store, between Peach Plaza and Central Plaza. Place the flowers in entrance of the crew mates’ tombstone, and discuss to the Mayor to finish the mission.
Fixing Ack’s Coronary heart
Wait just a few days after the Place the Flowers mission, and the Mayor will maintain a hearth assembly to announce their resolution to let Ack keep in Portia. As soon as Ack turns into an official Portian resident, you’ll then be capable to discuss to him and provides him presents. His different social interactions may be unlocked when you turn into shut pals.
To get Ack as a helper, you’ll have to give him a superb motive to do menial duties in your behalf. Finishing The Lonely Robotic mission will gas his motivation to drop by your workshop every day. On this mission, you’ll be tasked to craft a mannequin that resembles his beloved Lara, whom he misplaced within the apocalypse, alongside along with his different crew mates.
The Lara Mannequin may be constructed on a Degree 1 Meeting Station. You might be required to have 4 Bronze Pipes, 3 Metal Plates, 1 Rusty Pipe, 1 Racket, 1 Iron Pan, 2 Porcelain Plates, and a pair of Leather-based Horn to complete the reproduction mannequin.
After giving him the Lara mannequin, he’ll return it to you instantly, saying he would like to test it out elsewhere as a substitute of getting it displayed in his residence. When you enhance your yard with the Lara Mannequin, Ack will go to your private home every day. He’ll solely supply his companies when you attain Friendship Degree 2 (Buddy) with him.
Befriending the Robotic
To turn into Ack’s pal, you’ll be able to hit “Chat” everytime you encounter him. Through the day, you will discover him strolling round Peach Plaza or behind his grill close to A&G Building. Within the later components of the sport, he’ll typically be seen visiting The All Supply AI, a large robotic from the Previous World, on the Analysis Heart.
Giving him presents is one of the simplest ways to realize friendship factors. Beneath is an inventory of all of the objects chances are you’ll give Ack to get a optimistic response from him:
|Love||+18 friendship factors||Navy Engine, Precision Components|
|Love||+15 friendship factors||Superior Engine, Decocting Pot, Industrial Engine, Silicon Chipset|
|Love||+10 friendship factors||Copper Coil, Iron Pan, Roses|
|Like||+8 friendship factors||Ruby|
|Like||+7 friendship factors||Small Silicon Chip|
|Like||+5 friendship factors||Aluminum Wires|
|Like||+4 friendship factors||Copper Wire, Lubricant, Easy Circuits, Topaz|
|Like||+3 friendship factors||Asteria (bouquet), Cooking Pot, Previous Components, Energy Stone|
|Like||+2 friendship factors||Milk|
The Copper Coil is maybe probably the most ultimate present for Ack if you get to the midgame. It’s simply probably the most attainable objects as a result of you’ll be able to receive it straight out of your workshop. To make Copper Coils, you’ll be able to throw collectively 3 Copper Wires and a pair of Iron Bars at your Degree 2 Worktable.
A bouquet of roses would even be a superb, cost-effective gifting different do you have to run out of Copper Ores to provide Copper and Iron Bars.
Energy Stones, Previous components, Easy Circuits, Chips, and Engines aren’t that uncommon, however they’re a bit onerous to provide away as they’re useful parts in crafting objects.
Ack: the All-Round Assist
As talked about earlier than, Ack’s social interactions embrace all of the chores he can do for you. Ack gives to have 1,200 Gols for his month-to-month service. The nearer you and Ack turn into, the upper the low cost you’re going to get if you rent him for his companies.
Ack will often go to you in your workshop after you conform to have him as your helper. His chores embody refueling machines, gathering refined merchandise, cooking, farming, and ranching.
The AI can even use the objects you permit within the Helper’s Storage Field. As an example, you’ll be able to put energy stones there to get him to refuel your machines. He can even use the Supply Chest subsequent to the mailbox to place all of the sources he can decide up round your workshop.
All his every day duties and duties may be enabled or disabled within the Helper Choices inside your home.
Upgrading the Ack-Bot
As soon as employed, Ack will instantly inform you that the majority of his reminiscence is corrupted, so he wants upgrades to turn into extra useful as a helper. Ack will entrust you to go to Petra to get chip upgrades. Petra will notify you that a few of Ack’s knowledge chips may be bought on the Analysis Heart, however you too can discover some chip upgrades within the Deserted Ruins, Desert Deserted Ruins, and the Somber Marsh Deserted Ruins.
Ack can initially prepare dinner, accumulate processed objects, and refuel machines for you, however his different features may be unlocked if you improve him utilizing knowledge chips. Beneath are all of the roles Ack can fulfill when you absolutely improve his core system.
Upgrading Ack with the Husbandry Information Chip no. 1 permits him to assemble animal drops in your Coop, Shed, and Secure. He may even be capable to feed your animals every day, however you have to the Husbandry Information Chip no. 2 for that.
It’s possible you’ll typically overlook to place fertilizers in your crops, however Ack actually gained’t. The Agricultural Information Chip no. 1 permits Ack to reap all types of vegetation in your workshop. Giving him the Agricultural Information Chip no. 2 unlocks his operate to place fertilizer to your irrigation tower or planter packing containers.
One other knowledge chip you’ll be able to set up to Ack is the Automated Planting Information Chip. It permits Ack to plant crops in your empty planter packing containers routinely.
Climate Forecaster Ack
The Meteorological Information Chip unlocks Ack’s skill to forecast the climate. Since televisions have turn into out of date within the post-apocalyptic world, Ack is the one man-made machine that can provide you climate predictions.
Cooking with Ack
Ack was primarily programmed to prepare dinner and serve meals to folks in house, so you’ll be able to all the time rely on him to arrange dishes for you, however you have to to get the elements for the recipe so he can begin cooking.
Ack can prepare dinner the recipes you have got discovered with the Cooking Set, however he can even prepare dinner meals that solely are unique to solely him, which suggests you will be unable to get these dishes anyplace else other than him.
You will have to put in some Cooking Recipe Information Chips into Ack to get him to be taught distinctive recipes. A complete of six knowledge chips may be discovered by mining the Deserted Ruins. Listed below are all of the recipes Ack can prepare dinner up for you, and included on this record are their elements.
Ack’s Recipes with Information Chips:
Information Chip no. 1: Smoked Ham
1 Meat, 1 Charcoal, 1 Cinnamon, and 1 Rock Salt
Information Chip no. 2: Fried Rice with Radish
1 Layered Carrot, 1 Rice, 1 Shaggy Mane, and 1 Salt
Information Chip no. 3: Roasted Rooster
1 Rooster, 1 Charcoal, 1 Honey, and 1 Ginger
Information Chip no. 4: Steak with Coconut Juice
1 Coconut, 2 Beef, 1 Pine Cone, and 1 Chili Pepper
Information Chip no. 5: King Salmon Fillet
1 Golden Salmon King, 1 Mustard, 1 Seaweed, and 1 Apricot
Information Chip no. 6: Secret Fish King Sauce
1 Bubblefish King, 1 Royal Honey, 1 Purple Resin, and 1 Cheese
Ack’s Default Recipes With out Information Chips:
1 Flour, 1 Coriander, and 1 Catfish
Particular Salmon Fried Rice
1 Emperor Golden Salmon, 1 Rice, and 1 Cinnamon
Meat and Mushrooms Stew
1 Crimson Mushroom, 1 Meat, and 1 Salt
Spicy Fish Soup
1 Emperor Banner Fish, 1 Chili Pepper, and 1 Salt
Spaghetti with Scorching Sauce
1 Chili Pepper, 1 Flour, and 1 Meat
Traditional Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
1 Flour, 1 Meat, and 1 Bamboo Papaya
An Unlikely Companion
It’s unknown why Ack gives his companies to a society that could be a little apprehensive about relics. Maybe it’s as a result of he was constructed to assist others and enhance their lives. Or possibly he desires to show to these afraid of him that not all AIs are the identical. Both means, Ack is a good pal and a really helpful companion that’s all the time there that will help you along with your every day duties in any means he can.