Dynasty Warriors 9 achievements

Dynasty Warriors 9

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Achievement Guide for The Ties that Bind Us

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Achievement won on 25 Feb 18
TA Score for this game: 2,460
Posted on 25 February 18 at 17:32, Edited on 02 March 18 at 03:08
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This is an achievement you won't acquire just playing the game, so you'll have to strategize how to get it done during one character's story mode (it is NOT cumulative). It does not appear that this achievement can be gained in Free Mode, so you will need to acquire it during a character's story mode. This makes sense, because it's nearly impossible to complete in one chapter.

Actually maxing out bond with an officer is quite easy: send them a letter from a hideaway, wait until the next day (rest until morning works), visit another hideaway, and they will arrive. Speak with them, and you can travel to other hideaways and speak to them again and again the same day. It takes 3 visits to get bond to 100. Be careful about travelling to a hideaway near a city where the officer could appear in town (more on this below), because appearing in town takes precedence over visiting you.

Officers can only be in one place at a time. This means you can't send letters to any officer involved in your current quest campaign or who will be involved in it. This can make it really difficult to visit officers in your own faction who appear in all your battles (for example, its almost impossible to invite Zhang Fei/Guan Yu/Liu Bei as one of those 3 characters until late in the game, because they're always deployed in your current battle).

Because of this, the hardest thing about this achievement is finding 20 officers who are off your beaten path a bit. The best time to try to do this are during quests against a target that isn't one of the other major factions. For example, during Liu Bei's mid-Chapter 3 battle against Lu Bu in Xia Pi (the first of the 3 Liu Bei/Lu Bu battles), Wei officers are not involved. By travelling to Xu Chang, Guandu, and Wan Castle, you can meet most of the Wei officers of that time period in town and have them over as visitors. Advancing your questline will make them unavailable as Cao Cao's forces are Liu Bei's allies in future battles against Lu Bu. In the instance in question, I was able to get 17 of my 20 officers during this quest segment, including 12 Wei officers (every Wei officer who had appeared to date besides Xu Chu and Xiahou Dun), 3 Shu Officers (Zhao Yun, plus Huang Zhong and Wei Yan who appeared in the Jingzhou cities), 1 Wu officer, and the two Yuan brothers.

Other quest stages for other kindgoms where they are engaged against NPC forces without allies are the places to look to get this achievement quickly. Visiting Wu during Liu Bei's Jingzhou escape battles, or the central plains during Wu's early battles along the river, will provide other good opportunities to find many officers at once.

One last detail worth noting is that characters will start appearing on the map before they start to appear in battles, giving you a small window in many cases to meet them and up their bond. Cao Cao can meet and bond with some of his future officers in Chapters 1 and 2 who are nearly impossible to visit from chapter 3 onward, like Xun You, Xun Yu and Guo Jia, because they appear in all his future battles. If you miss the early opportunity to max out bond with them, you may never get another opportunity.

This is probably easiest to do with a Shu storyline character, as they have the early Lu Bu stages to easily meet a bunch of Wei officers and then the later Jingzhou chapters where they can head off and meet a bunch of Wu officers.
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