The majority of PlateUp's features are intuitive to use, however, there may be some confusion when it comes to one of the game's most vital items, the research desk. Follow this short guide to researching in PlateUp.
What is a research desk?
The research desk is one of the best early items in the game. While most of the items you get are actively used to please customers and speed up production, the research desk is more of a long-term investment. Sometime during the round, you can use it to upgrade certain items or make them into more useful appliances, like turning a washing basin into a dishwasher.
How does the research desk work?
This is where some players get stuck on: You cant just stand up to it and go. Instead, you must place the desk next to a blueprints cabinet (you get one for free when the game starts). Finally, ensure that youve placed an upgradeable appliance in the blueprints cabinet.
Save a little time to go to the research desk and upgrade the appliance when you've finished your in-game day. This appliance should have been removed and you can replace it.
Pro tip: even if the new upgraded item can be upgraded again, you can only upgrade once per in-game day. So dont waste your precious time trying to double-upgrade in one round.
What items can be upgraded?
PlateUp is packed with games, items, and appliances, so there's a wide variety of upgrades you can try out throughout the game. So, let's start off with a list of all the things you can experiment with:
- Dining Table
- Prep Counter
- Floor Buffer
- Research Desk (yes, you can upgrade the research desk itself into a copying or discount desk)
Whatever upgrades you get, they can be some of the greatest additions to your restaurant, and they can even save a game's dying run. So, make the most of your research desks when you have them.