The Cycle Frontier is a unique online multiplayer shooter, where fighting other players is equally important as hunting the in-game creatures designed by the developers. But to get specific crafting materials, you’d usually want to focus on the creatures.
The materials dropped by the crushers allow you to craft the best armor in the game, so obviously, they are some of the most difficult enemies to fight.
How to Kill Crushers to Get Epic Armor in The Cycle Frontier
Before attempting to fight the crushers, you’ll need to prepare. Obviously, make sure you have at least the green (uncommon) armor on you, though of course, rare armor is better. No matter what weapon you’ll choose, you need to have a converter for it. Speaking of weapons…
Best Weapons to Kill Crushers
The most affordable weapon that handles the crushers well is the ICA Guarantee, even of it’s not that useful in other situations. Advocate also works well, but it’s not the ideal choice. If you can afford them, ASP Flechette Gun and the Voltaic Brute also work very well. But no matter what weapon you decide to use, make sure to bring at least a few thousand bullets – crushers can take a lot of hits.
Where to Fight the Crushers
The Crushers mainly spawn in the Skeleton Area, with one always appearing in the Skeleton Thermal Pass. There’s also one in the Starport Warehouse and one near the Pinnacle Labs. But all of these locations are usually swarming with other players hunting crushers, as the level design there makes the beasts easier to kill.
The two other crusher spawn points are the area near the left corner of the map between the Fallen Tree and the Nutrition Farms Processing and the big field between Lagoon Thermal Ponds and the Jungle Thermal Ponds. The crushers are more dangerous here, but there are less players who can get in the way.
Crushers have four attacks. The weakest one is just an arm swipe that deals little damage on a short range. Their other short range attack is a ground slam, which is very dangerous and can kill you instantly. When a crusher glows blue, it’s going to use a hard to avoid charge, so you should get out of its way immediately. Lastly, the crushers can throw balls of mud at you when they’re far away, but these are not hard to dodge.
Crushers Weak Points
To fight the Crushers effectively, you’ll need to target their two main weak spots – knees and spine. The Knees glow red all the time while the spine and can be broken to interrupt a crushers attack.
The spine does not always glow red, but hitting it will always cause more damage than targeting other body parts. But since it’s hard to hit, many players choose locations with rocks or objects they can stand on to both target the spine and negate all of the crushers skills except for the easy-to-dodge projectiles. Still, with enough training, they can be brought down even without such tricks relatively easily.
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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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