The gameplay in Subnautica: Below Zero involves gathering resources and solving the arctic planet’s mystery while evading the predators you come across underwater. However, every once in a while you’ll be needing a base where you can return to and upgrade or craft a lot of stuff.
But where exactly is the best spot to build a base? Which specific biome should you pick? And which spot will offer you the most strategic advantage?
Where to Build a Base in Subnautica: Below Zero
To be fair, you can just build a base anywhere you like in the game. However, if you want to have easy access to a lot of resources or specific resources not found anywhere else, then these locations are for you:
The Twisty Bridges biome is a good spot to build a base in for starters. In fact, if you’re about to build your very first base in the game, then I highly recommend this one as it’s relatively safe and even grants you quick access to a ton of resources as well as the other biomes in the game.
Also, the biome can extend close to the surface, allowing you to be as creative with your base as much as possible. Besides, you can obtain early game materials such as Ribbon Plants, Titanium, and Silver without having to venture deep into the waters.
The Delta Island is a small biome that’s above sea level where both the Communications Tower and the Delta Station are located. It’s the perfect location for harnessing Solar Power as you can build your base either close to the water’s surface or on the island itself.
Since Solar Power is an important resource early game, getting your hands on it as soon as possible is highly recommended.
If you choose to build your base on the island itself, you can even keep yourself warm without the need to rely on power.
Yet another excellent location for an above-ground base, the Glacial Basin lets you build an unconventional base than you would in other biomes. The place is the perfect spot for making your own fur farm too, provided that you can tame the Snow Stalkers that are native to the place.
There are also the Ice Worms which are most likely your biggest threat in this biome, but as long as you have Thumpers in place, you should be relatively safe in here.
Besides, as long as you manage to tame the Snow Stalkers, there won’t be that much of a threat anymore. This location is also a good spot for lots of Solar Power opportunities, so it’s something you might want to consider.
The Tree Spires biome is far from the safest location in the game, but as long as you can make do with the threats in the area, you can get access to some of the most spectacular base locations in the game. Specifically, the Tree Spires is home to the Ventgarden, a giant jellyfish with a garden inside of it.
The problem, however, is that a Leviathan often roams the surrounding areas, particularly near the hydrothermal vents.
However, as long as you know how to avoid it, the risk is certainly worth the reward. Not only will you get a spectacular view at night, but you can also gain access to hydrothermal energy so you won’t have to worry about power ever again.
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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