How to Gain Social Interaction Likes
As you create structures, place equipment, and deliver other players’ lost cargo, you’ll earn more likes – and they will be tallied up at the end of the next delivery. Each time another players uses something you’ve made, it will be recorded – and players can leave additional likes by pressing the touchpad.
Liking other player’s things and getting likes in return builds a social system, as the more likes you give and receive, the more of other players structures and items you’ll find. You’ll also be able to enact Strand Contracts with players you’ve had interactions with, allowing you to see their creations more prominently.
Ways players can give you likes include the following scenario:
- Using a Ladder or Climbing Anchor you’ve left behind.
- Using a postbox you’ve created
- Crossing a Bridge you’ve built
- Recharging equipment from a Generator you’ve built
- Using a Watchtower you’ve built
- Running through interactive signs (Keep on, Don’t Give Up, Good Work BB, Likers Get Liked, Speed Up)
- Standing under a Timefall Shelter you’ve built
- Using a Safe House you’ve built
- Riding a Zip Line you’ve built
- Driving on a Paved Road you’ve helped create
- Upgrading or Repairing your structures
- Completing a player’s Supply Request
- Delivering a Player’s Lost Cargo or entrusting its delivery at a postbox or location
It goes without saying, but the best way to increase your Porter Grade is to be a helpful member of this Strand Community and put structures and items in places more likely to earn you Likes. A lot of this can be done by always keeping a Ladder, Climbing Anchor, and PCC handy when traveling.
Odds are, you’ll always find an area where one of these items can be of use when reaching a treacherous area. Climbing Anchors can be put down after reaching the top of steep cliff, while ladders can also be used to bridge gaps (and even if you see other ladders placed, they may not be in the best position.
The right PCC Structure in the right place can also stand to get you a huge amount of likes if people have nothing else to turn to:
- Put Postboxes around halfway marks between locations, or near fields strewn with lost items. They are also great to leave around the edge of known BT or Mule territory for a quick place to stash items in dangerous scenarios.
- Bridges are useful both around large rivers and where large ravines and canyons can make getting from point A to point B. Even if other bridges are present, connecting multiple islands are still worth it.
- Generators are incredibly useful almost everywhere – but especially outside of facilities and prepper locations as means to recharge before heading out again. Otherwise, they are a welcome sight almost anywhere when exploring, so try to leave them halfway between locations, or along well-traveled roads that other players are bound to use (keep a look out for man-made paths by following footprints.
- Timefall Shelters, like Postboxes and Generators, are useful almost everywhere – especially in the mountain regions and where it rains often – as well as near BT areas.
- Safe Houses are extremely useful and welcome during the long stretches between destinations, but are also very important to place just outside any Prepper or facility that does not have its own safe house already.
- Ziplines, when placed in groups of two or more, can make lots of travel extremely easy when used thoughtfully. With the right planning, you can create a series of Ziplines or build off other players Ziplines to connect vast areas and cross over mountains with ease. Remember however that people must discover the zipline to use them, and when placed at max distance might not always appear usable unless you get close and scan them.