Faction Points allow you to increase your reputation rankings with the factions in The Cycle: Frontier. With every faction providing good rewards to players with high FP, getting many FP is key.
How to Get Faction Points in The Cycle: Frontier
There are 3 different factions in The Cycle: Frontier. They can all be found within the station when outside of any mission. They are somewhat color coded, too. Korolev is in the bright red and orange building. The ICA is in the building with many blue lights. Finally, Osiris is in the white building covered with green lights and plants, close to the ICA.
Every faction has different rewards, mostly as unique guns available in their armories when you obtain enough FP, or Faction Points. There are mostly two main different ways to get FP in The Cycle: Frontier.
The main method to get FP is to complete the quests assigned by the faction leaders. Faction leaders are sitting at the front desk for each faction. Speaking to them allows you to undertake a variety of quests for them. You can undertake harder and more rewarding quest for them if you have enough FP. At first you can only take Easy quests, however.
Most quests simply require you to kill certain mobs and obtain certain resources. Simply activate them and you can passively complete them during regular deployment. Come back to the desk to get your rewards and check progress.
A simple method to get FP with any faction is to just walk up to their armory and sell any unwanted items. This will get you both FP and K-Marks. Definitely not as rewarding as completing quests, but it’s especially useful if you are close to the FP threshold for the next faction rank. You can get FP fairly quickly this way.
Total War Three Kingdoms: Court Guide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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