Gifts are presents given to or received from another character. Depending on the combination of gift and character, the reaction varies from a positive reaction to a negative reaction. By gifting, the player can increase the relationship level of a certain character, as long as the character reacts positively.
Every character has preferences, so pay attention to how each NPC responds to the gifts you give. Their reaction to a gift is measured in relationship points.
- Favorite gifts can earn additional points.
- Gifts are items that are universally loved, liked, disliked, or hated by most or all NPCs, with only a handful of few exceptions.
- Activating certain skills increases your chances of earning bonus points when giving gifts.
A loved gift provides the most positive relationship points, while a hated gift provides the most negative relationship points. When a gift is reacted to non-neutrally, the gift is registered on the character's preferences. This allows the player to easily track which gift is liked or disliked.
Most items are reacted to neutrally, meaning the receiver of the gift neither likes the gift nor dislikes it, and give +1 Relationship point.
Most characters in Portia can receive gifts. To give a gift to an NPC, interact with them and select the Gift icon. Your inventory will pop up on the screen. Not all items can be given as gifts; the ones that can be given will appear in your inventory on this screen.
All seasonal festivals increase the relationship point yield. This allows the player to earn twice the amount of relationship points for the character. Although, this also means the receiver can react twice as negative to a gift.
Most characters have birthdays. Birthdays are tracked through the calendar after reaching the "Buddy" level for a character. Once a character and the player have reached the "Buddy" level, the character's birthday is displayed on the calendar. The character reacts to gifts and states that the current day is their birthday, regardless of whether the player has reached the "Buddy" level. However, accidentally finding a character's birthday does not add it to the calendar. When gifting on birthdays, relationship points are tripled (e.g. if you give something that normally gives +10 relationship points, it will give +30 on birthdays).
Desires are gifts that people want. People wanting a specific item are indicated with a icon on the map, or a red star icon above their heads. On the map, the description is displayed as "<NPC> desires something".
Someone with a desired item will have the desired icon on the "Chat" social interaction, in which the person describes the item to the player. If the item is presently available in the player's inventory, the item will also be highlighted with the desired icon.
Universal gifts are gifts that are reacted to by all (or most) characters in similar ways. Most gifts are universal neutrals, giving +1 relationship point. Certain gifts to certain characters are exempt from universal gifts. For example, most characters react neutrally to receiving Meat as a gift, but Presley dislikes Meat and will react negatively.
The following items are loved by virtually everyone. (Click Expand to view items and exceptions.)
The following items are liked by virtually everyone. (Click Expand to view items and exceptions.)
|All Universal Likes|
- Tody likes Power Stone slightly less than most
Most giftable items are neutral unless stated otherwise. Generally, you gain +1 RP for giving neutral gifts. (Click Expand to view exceptions.)
Exceptions to the rule:
The following items are disliked by virtually everyone. (Click Expand to view items and exceptions.)
|All Universal Dislikes|
The following items are hated by virtually everyone. (Click Expand to view items and exceptions.)
Summary of Unique Character GiftsEdit
Below are the unique gift preferences of all characters. (Click Expand to view.)
-5Perfect FurPerfect Fur
+20Red TieRed Tie
+5Perfect FurPerfect Fur
+15Twisted Window OrigamyTwisted Window Origamy
+30Layered BookshelfLayered Bookshelf
+15Pinecock CostumePinecock Costume
+6Wall CandleWall Candle
+15Concave MirrorConcave Mirror
+15Convex MirrorConvex Mirror
+18Square TableSquare Table
+15Decorating PotDecorating Pot
+10Merlin's CameraMerlin's Camera