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No Place Like Home: How to Cook

Farming in No Place Like Home is fun on it’s own, but it’s even more fun when you can use the harvests to cook some meals. But how do you do that?

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Like many other sim games, No Place Like Home features a cooking mechanic. And of course, the rules of this mechanic have their own little quirks in this game, making it a bit difficult to learn if you’re just starting out.

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

In order to cook in No Place Like Home, you’ll need to first build a kitchen. You can access the “Basic” tab from your workshop’s menu. The blueprint costs 5 Prepared Meals and 2 Tomatoes, while crafting the structure requires 8 pieces of recycled material and 9 pieces of rubble.

Recipes

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

Now, you can use any edible item you have in the kitchen to cook, but only some will result in a meal. You can discover recipes while playing the game, which will tell you what combinations of ingredients you need for different meals, but keep in mind that not every meal has a corresponding recipe.

Experimental Cooking

How to Cook in No Place Like Home

But, you can also just try to mix the ingredients on your own – this is called Experimental Cooking. If you won’t figure out the correct combination of ingredients, the result will always be pet food. And remember that the game is very specific about the recipes – for example, you can only make mashed potatoes with exactly two potatoes – using one or three will result in pet food.

Upgrading the Kitchen

Some more complex meals will require more ingredient types than two. For that, you’ll need an upgraded kitchen. Each upgrade adds one more ingredient slot you can work with.

The blueprints for those can be found in Mark’s Shop – the first upgrade requires 10 Prepared Meals and 1 dish of Fries with Ketchup, while the second one costs 20 Prepared Meals and 1 Fruit Salad.

The crafting cost is 13 Recycled Material and 18 Rubble for the first upgrade, and 30 Recycled Material and 20 Rubble for the second one. You can upgrade your kitchen by building the better version on top of your already existing kitchen.

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Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide

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Going to war and managing your troops in the heat of battle has always been the core gameplay of Total War, either that or deliberately heading straight into battle outgunned or outnumbered in order to test the mettle of your troops. But with the Three Kingdoms things can get mighty confusing when you’re not out fighting. You’d be surprised how something as simple as choosing who to put on councils can take up your time when you’re not quite sure of your decisions. That will all go away as we show you the way of heaven’s will in this guide and lead your kingdom to prosperity!

Court Guide | Total War Three Kingdoms

Now the court is made up of your faction leaders, heirs, and your administrators. You manage your dynasty here as you unlock more positions when you progress. Let’s go further into detail below and see how you can manage your people better.

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While you’re in the in-game map click on the Court button or press 2 to bring up the rest of your family tree. What you can do here first is to hover over everyone’s portraits to see the positive and negative benefits they can offer if they’re to be assigned to a certain position.

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Next thing that you should be on the lookout for is the character’s Background. You can find this by hovering over the general’s name, there’s plenty of generals each with their own unique background so be careful who you choose! For this example, Liu Bei is a Virtuous Idealist. That helps you with public order and upkeep but gives you 25% less income due to their poor background.

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Another interesting thing to keep in mind are the basic Traits. You will have to keep a close eye on this as it influences character relations throughout the campaign. Same with the Background, there are numerous Traits in the game and your character can earn more as you progress with them.

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Of course besides the individual Traits and Backgrounds you also would want to know more about navigating the Court itself. Each individual position in the court will have its own explanation and allows you to see the rank required in order to unlock it.

You can choose good old fashioned nepotism and assign a post to a family member or a general who’s done actual work with their own hands. Each character will offer various bonuses depending on the position they’re assigned to.

Remember – not all your characters need to be out in the field as some of them are more proficient with administrative affairs. The pen is mightier than the sword, and all of that.

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Now that you’ve assigned a post to the members of your Court the next thing you need to do is to make sure everyone is satisfied. You wouldn’t want someone in a position of power to complain and suddenly decide it would be in their best interest to rebel! That gets in the way of prosperity and no one wants that.

In order to view a character’s Satisfaction go and hover over their character panel or check the characters list on your campaign screen. If you choose the character panel check to the right of their age in order to see their opinion about you.

Some of the things you can do to make sure they don’t look elsewhere is to make sure that the post you assigned to them is compatible with their class. For example if your character’s class is Sentinel then you would want to make that character into an Administrator.

Lastly, it’s recommended that you assign a post that complements their level. Give them a post that’s too out of reach for them and their satisfaction will suffer just as much. Now that’s good work ethic!

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And that is how you manage internal affairs in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Now that you know the intricacies of the court you can be your very own Sun Tzu and lead by example!

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