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Ack

Ack is a robot that, partway through the game, comes from a crashed satellite part of the Altair One space station. Ack had been there for over 300 years working as a chef and is a living AI. Now he lives in Portia. He works as a cook at a grill in Peach Plaza.

BackgroundEdit

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Personal LifeEdit

Ack was created as an artificial intelligent robot with the sole purpose of serving the crew members of the Altair One space station as a chef. Ack has been a living AI for over 300 years but had remained in maintenance mode for 330 years, 2 months, and 17 days, until the space station crashed near Portia.

He is a peaceful, friendly, and well-spoken character. As the player gets to know him more, he will open up about his lost love, Lara, and will start visiting the Workshop upon completion of the mission The Lonely Robot.

Ack has no biographical information available, despite reaching two full relationship stars. His biography only contains a set of question marks due to his enigmatic nature. He also has no birthday or weight registered.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Related CharactersEdit

Ack has no family in Portia, but he has gotten to know some people in Portia, including Arlo, who helped in rescue and repair efforts after Ack's space station crashed in the Collapsed Wasteland, and Toby. He considers each of them a Buddy.
Ack's true love and crewmate aboard the Altair One was called Lara. She was killed in the crash of her space station, but Ack survived. Ack mourns her passing every day. The player eventually has the opportunity to build a Lara Model for Ack as a part of Mission: The Lonely Robot.


   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Toby
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When befriending Ack, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well. Note: Lara is not a part of Ack's relationship network.

ScheduleEdit

Time Location
7:00
12:00
17:00
22:00
0:00

RelationshipEdit

PerksEdit

Developing a friendly relationship with Ack unlocks new dialogue that reveals more about Ack and gives you access to special relationship perks.

Friend StarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
10% off hire price
Good Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
20% off hire price
Best Friend HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2
25% off hire price

Although not listed in his profile, if Mission: The Lonely Robot is complete, when Ack reaches Buddy status (HeartHeart) with the builder, he will offer to become a helper. If accepted, Ack will help with domestic work and resource gathering for a monthly fee.

Social acquire

Ack can gather resources around the workshop and place them in the item box next to the workshop's entry.

The following items can be acquired from Ack.

  • Wood from gathering tree branches
  • Stone from gathering rocks
  • Completed items from crafting stations
  • Harvested items from plants/trees/farm animals

Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Social cook Social mission


Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Social talk
Stranger
  • Social talk I'm learning more and more about the world from Petra...I cannot believe how much it's changed. I also haven't had any interfacing time since I've been here...it's very different, I don't have any direction.
  • Social talk Ohlala! My dear Lara, where did you go? If I can only see her one more time...
  • Social talk There used to be so many AIs walking around...it's kind of lonely to be the only one here now. What happened?

Spar
  • Social talk

Social gift GiftEdit

Giving gifts to Ack affects your relationship.

Tips:

  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral effect when given to Ack.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Ack's birthday earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points respectively and show a unique dialogue.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +18
Military EngineMilitary Engine
Precision PartsPrecision Parts
Love      +15
Industrial EngineIndustrial Engine
Silicon ChipsetSilicon Chipset
Advanced EngineAdvanced Engine
Decocting PotDecocting Pot
Love      +10
Copper CoilCopper Coil
Iron PanIron Pan
+
RosesRoses
Like        +7
Small Silicon ChipSmall Silicon Chip
Like        +5
Aluminum WiresAluminum Wires
Like        +4
LubricantLubricant
Simple CircuitsSimple Circuits
Copper WireCopper Wire
+
RubyRuby
SapphireSapphire
TopazTopaz
Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet)
Power StonePower Stone
Like        +3
Old PartsOld Parts
Cooking PotCooking Pot
Like        +2
MilkMilk
Dislike    -1
Wasted FoodWasted Food
Dislike    -2
IronwoodIronwood
GunpowderGunpowder
+
CaterpillarCaterpillar
WoodWood
HardwoodHardwood
SandSand
SoilSoil
StoneStone
WildflowersWildflowers
Hate      -5
+
Copper OreCopper Ore
Tin OreTin Ore
Iron OreIron Ore
Lead OreLead Ore
Magnesium OreMagnesium Ore
Manganese OreManganese Ore
Aluminum OreAluminum Ore
Titanium OreTitanium Ore
Animal FecesAnimal Feces
Version 1.0.129395 Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.

Social Cook CookEdit

Icon Ack's Recipes

Ack's recipes tab

Icon Ack My Favorites

Player recipes tab

During the day, Ack can often be found in Peach Plaza, cooking at a grill. If you bring the required ingredients while he is at the grill (or even if he is away), he will cook for you. Ack initially can only cook dishes in his recipe list, but as the player discovers recipes of their own or upgrades him with recipe data chips, he can begin cooking those as well.

Social cook Ack's Recipes
Recipe Ingredients Effects
Seafood NoodlesSeafood Noodles

Seafood Noodles
FlourFlour

1 Flour
CorianderCoriander

1 Coriander
CatfishCatfish

1 Catfish
Add buff: HP +6.00 per second
Lasts 20.00 seconds
Special Salmon Fried RiceSpecial Salmon Fried Rice

Special Salmon Fried Rice
Emperor Golden SalmonEmperor Golden Salmon

1 Emperor Golden Salmon
RiceRice

1 Rice
CinnamonCinnamon

1 Cinnamon
Add buff: Stamina +1.00 per second
Lasts 35.00 seconds
Meat and Mushrooms StewMeat and Mushrooms Stew

Meat and Mushrooms Stew
Red MushroomRed Mushroom

1 Red Mushroom
MeatMeat

1 Meat
SaltSalt

1 Salt
Restores 50 HP
Restores 8 Stamina
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup

Spicy Fish Soup
Emperor Banner FishEmperor Banner Fish

1 Emperor Banner Fish
Chili PepperChili Pepper

1 Chili Pepper
SaltSalt

1 Salt
Restores 7% Max Stamina
Restores 20 Stamina
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce

Spaghetti with Hot Sauce
Chili PepperChili Pepper

1 Chili Pepper
FlourFlour

1 Flour
MeatMeat

1 Meat
Add buff: Attack +10.00
Lasts 120.00 seconds
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Classic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
FlourFlour

1 Flour
MeatMeat

1 Meat
Bamboo PapayaBamboo Papaya

1 Bamboo Papaya
Add buff: Attack +10.00
Lasts 20.00 seconds

Social cook Ack's Recipes
Recipe Need to install Ingredients Effect
Smoked HamSmoked Ham

Smoked Ham
No. 1 Cooking Recipe Data ChipNo. 1 Cooking Recipe Data Chip

No. 1 Cooking Recipe Data Chip
MeatMeat

1 Meat
CharcoalCharcoal

1 Charcoal
CinnamonCinnamon

1 Cinnamon
Rock SaltRock Salt

1 Rock Salt
Adds Buff: Stamina +1.0% per second
Lasts 15.00 seconds
Fried Rice with RadishFried Rice with Radish

Fried Rice with Radish
No. 2 Cooking Recipe Data ChipNo. 2 Cooking Recipe Data Chip

No. 2 Cooking Recipe Data Chip
Layered CarrotLayered Carrot

1 Layered Carrot
RiceRice

1 Rice
Shaggy ManeShaggy Mane

1 Shaggy Mane
SaltSalt

1 Salt
Adds Buff: HP +1.5% per second
Lasts 15.00 seconds
Roasted TurkeyRoasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey
No. 3 Cooking Recipe Data ChipNo. 3 Cooking Recipe Data Chip

No. 3 Cooking Recipe Data Chip
ChickenChicken

1 Chicken
CharcoalCharcoal

1 Charcoal
HoneyHoney

1 Honey
Ginger (Ingredient)Ginger (Ingredient)

1 Ginger
Adds Buff: Melee critical damage +30.0%
Lasts 180.00 seconds
Steak with Coconut JuiceSteak with Coconut Juice

Steak with Coconut Juice
No. 4 Cooking Recipe Data ChipNo. 4 Cooking Recipe Data Chip

No. 4 Cooking Recipe Data Chip
CoconutCoconut

1 Coconut
BeefBeef

2 Beef
Pine ConePine Cone

1 Pine Cone
Chili PepperChili Pepper

1 Chili Pepper
Adds Buff: Ranged critical damage +30.0%
Lasts 180.00 seconds
King Salmon FilletKing Salmon Fillet

King Salmon Fillet
No. 5 Cooking Recipe Data ChipNo. 5 Cooking Recipe Data Chip

No. 5 Cooking Recipe Data Chip
Golden Salmon KingGolden Salmon King

1 Golden Salmon King
MustardMustard

1 Mustard
SeaweedSeaweed

1 Seaweed
ApricotApricot

1 Apricot
HP Max increases by 1 permanently
Secret Fish King SoupSecret Fish King Soup

Secret Fish King Soup
No. 6 Cooking Recipe Data ChipNo. 6 Cooking Recipe Data Chip

No. 6 Cooking Recipe Data Chip
Bubblefish KingBubblefish King

1 Bubblefish King
Royal HoneyRoyal Honey

1 Royal Honey
Purple ResinPurple Resin

1 Purple Resin
CheeseCheese

1 Cheese
Defense permanently increases by 1

Hiring as a Helper Edit

Hire interaction

Ack can be hired as a Helper around the Workshop.

First the Mission: The Lonely Robot must be completed. After the player has the Lara Model in their yard, Ack will visit her every day. After the player reaches Buddy level with him, Ack will offer his help with the workshop. He can be hired for 1200Gols per month.

He does not stay at the workshop all day, but will visit multiple times per day to tend to it. Ack's potential services include refueling machines and picking up finished products, feeding animals and picking up any drops, and harvesting and fertilizing crops. He can only use resources put in a Helper's Storage Box, and will place all collected items in the chest next to the mailbox.

Upgrading Ack Edit

Ack can be upgraded with various data chips while the chips are in the player's inventory. These allow him to perform more functions around the workshop, as well as cook more recipes.

The option to upgrade Ack becomes available after the player reaches Buddy level with him and completes Mission: Chip Upgrades.

Data chips can be purchased at the Research Center Exchange and found while digging in the Abandoned Ruins. The second upgrade to the relic detector, will show the shape and name of the data chip.

Data Chip Ack's Function How to Obtain
Meteorological Data ChipMeteorological Data Chip

Meteorological Data Chip
Weather Forecast Research Center Exchange for 10
Data DiscData Disc
Production Data Chip 1Production Data Chip #1

Production Data Chip #1
Collect Products Research Center Exchange for 10
Data DiscData Disc
Husbandry Data Chip 1Husbandry Data Chip #1

Husbandry Data Chip #1
Farm Cleaning Research Center Exchange for 20
Data DiscData Disc
Agricultural Data Chip 1Agricultural Data Chip #1

Agricultural Data Chip #1
Harvest Crops Research Center Exchange for 20
Data DiscData Disc
Production Data Chip 2Production Data Chip #2

Production Data Chip #2
Refuel Research Center Exchange for 30
Data DiscData Disc
Husbandry Data Chip 2Husbandry Data Chip #2

Husbandry Data Chip #2
Feed Animals Mining in Abandoned Ruins
Agricultural Data Chip 2Agricultural Data Chip #2

Agricultural Data Chip #2
Apply Fertilizer Mining in Abandoned Ruins
Automated Planting Data ChipAutomated Planting Data Chip

Automated Planting Data Chip
Automated Planting Mining in Desert Abandoned Ruins

MissionsEdit

Mission: Fixing Ack Edit

Fix Ack's leg and head with items found around the Civil Corps' main room.

Mission: The Lonely RobotEdit

Make a Lara Model for Ack.

Mission: Chip UpgradesEdit

Ask Petra about the data chips for Ack.

Mission: Made Whole AgainEdit

Make Ack a new leg.

TriviaEdit

  • When Ack was introducing himself during Mission: The Crashed Station, Ack was glitching, causing him to say "ack". As a result, the townsfolk simply refer to him as "Mr. Ack". Ack's real name, if any, is unknown.
  • Ack lives in the Happy Apartments; his home station will need to be installed on the second floor, near the stairs.
  • Ack may sometimes stand idly outside the player's yard, seeming as if he is waiting for them. When approached, he will give them 1 Ocean's Fortune.

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