Did you just start playing My Time Portia? Or are you a returning player after a bunch of updates? Want to find out what you need to be aware of from the start of this game? You have come to the right address. Here we will discuss ten essentials for My Time At Portia tips. These tips will be especially useful if you are somebody that is just diving into it now.
My Time At Portia Tips
Use up all of your stamina before the day is out. Before, it is either time to go to bed or the pass-out time. You want to make sure that you have used up all of your stamina. Especially within the first month or two of the game, as resources are vital. You will need many different reasons—for instance, stone, wood, copper ore, and so on. So you should ensure that you collect resources as often as possible. Even if you only have like an hour before the pass-out time. If you just run and chop down a tree or two, it will help you in the long run. Especially as furnaces can be costly to maintain.
Always have your machines producing. Even if you think you don’t need to make anything or if no quest requires a particular thing. I would always say to have your machines producing a little something. Whether it’s just a few extra hardwood planks or you will make a few other fiber cloths and so on. It is always useful, especially in the beginning of things like copper pipes. If you can, you just want to keep making stuff non-stop. So then that way, when you either get a commission or there is a mission that comes up that needs a particular something. You already have a sweet stockpile of it. So you don’t have to waste time waiting for everything to build before you can make or turn in whatever it is you need to do.
You should start making charcoal as soon as possible. Charcoal is a resource that doesn’t seem needed at the start of the game. However, you’ll have to make carbon steel later on, and many things you will be building in the mid-to-end games require carbon steel. So get ahead of it and start making it as soon as possible. You can then just store it. And as a bonus, within the first few weeks of getting the commissions occasionally, you will run across somebody who will tell you that he/she needs x amount of charcoal, and you’ll already have it made. So you can easily and quickly complete a commission.
4. Fluctuating prices
If you head over to any of the different vendors in town, you will notice a little percentage sign above all the items they are selling. Now that percentage is the same across all of the vendors in town. You don’t have to mind the vendors having different rates. That is how much something is above or below its base price.
So, for instance, if you see something at 115 percent, it is more expensive that day than it would be at its base of 100 percent. Or if you see something, for instance, at 70 percent, it will be much cheaper than it usually is.
A great rule of thumb is to make sure you sell stuff on days you see a very high percentage. You are only buying things on days that you see a low rate. Especially if you want to get a lot of furniture for your house or different paints and wallpaper. That stuff can get very costly. So if you are making sure that you are buying them on days when it is in the 70%, you will save a lot of money and also make a lot of money by selling stuff when you see 120% or even higher.
5. Data discs
Bring data discs to Petra at the research center as early as possible and start turning them in for the different blueprints. It’s how you get the different designs for the various machines that you’ll need down the road. If you stay ahead of it, you won’t have to worry about scrambling to get those blueprints when a particular mission is due.
Many of the different machines you see in your workshop will come from the research center. So just make sure to stay ahead of that. You don’t want to be caught mid to endgame, and you’re like, oh crap, I need x building, but I don’t have it because I haven’t researched it. There is a schedule for what order you get things in. If you are far behind, you can find yourself in an instance where you will need to turn in three different disks, which take a few days to process through and get in the mail.
So if you are staying on top of them, it’ll make your life a lot easier and make your mid-to-end game experience much more pleasant.
6. Timed and non-timed missions
You have timed missions and missions that are not. Check your journal to find your timed or non-timed missions. Most of the time, the Commerce Commissions are all timed tasks. And then you might get some from villagers also going to timed missions. 90% of the time, though, would always mean those big main story missions, for instance, the initial starting mission for Amber Island, is non-timed. So you can do a whole bunch of other things, gathering resources, using them to catch your breath, and then completing them whenever you like. But just make sure you know which mission is timed or not. That way, you don’t accidentally fail a task and get a negative affinity with anybody.
7. Upgrade the workbench
Get your workbench upgraded as soon as possible. When you go to the left of the community center, you will find a store there. Inside you will discover Gust and Albert working. In their store, there is a table you can interact with; when you interact with it, you see your entire workshop, and there you can upgrade certain things. You can move some larger pieces around and build new things such as stables, barns, etc.
The workbench has a lot of different blueprints that you are going to need. It also has things like ax upgrades, pickaxe upgrades, and more. You want to get that first initial level as soon as possible. Also, don’t finish off that first initial build a bridge to Ember Island mission. Don’t complete that until you get your workbench to level two. Because nearly instantly after that mission, you will need the blueprints in that level two workbench. Therefore, ensure that you are upgrading that workbench as quickly as possible. That way, you will have more fun playing because you’re not going to grind for that upgrade. So get that workbench upgraded.
8. Double affinity
Holidays and birthdays give a double affinity to villagers when you give them a gift. You can view the holidays on your calendar and see when a holiday is coming. Before the holiday, you can gather or craft whatever you need for gifts for a villager you want to become better friends with or just people you like. That way, when the holiday rolls around, you just need to find them and give them their presents. They usually all gather in a particular spot for that. So it’s easy to start handing out gifts, and it’s an effortless way to get yourself some excellent affinity with them.
9. Access workshop storage
You can access your workshop storage from any of your storage chests. That’s right; if you have multiple storage chests, you can access all of that inventory from any one of your storage chests. You just roll through, and you can see the different menus for each storage chest, which will make your life a lot easier as you are going through and trying to find stuff.
An even cooler thing is you can label each of your storage chests so you can keep things organized that way, and if you would like, you can keep all of your storage chests in your house. Or if you have the first house upgrade, you can put it on that little second-floor porch balcony and keep them up there. And only have one or two on the actual workshop floor if you’d like. That way, you can access everything easily.
As a result, you don’t have a million storage chests that you’re tripping over. That’s what you have to consider when you’re starting to organize all of the inventory.
10. Civil core office
My last tip is that if you don’t like fighting or having to farm the different animals for resources, you’re not a massive fan of going into the hazardous ruins to kind of farm that way. You can go ahead and go to the civil core office and hire them to get you specific resources. That way, you don’t have to go ahead and farm it yourself. Or if you are somebody who doesn’t mind farming but needs a lot of one particular resource. It is a great way to quickly get a bunch of one specific resource.
Those are my top ten tips for starting with My Time At Portia. If you have started playing the game, I hope you are enjoying it and if you are returning to the game after a bunch of updates that have happened over the last couple of years. I hope you are enjoying those updates as well.