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Returning to the Gorge: 8 Dish Speed Meta for new players

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The Gorge was fun, and hopefully it will be fun next year. But for right now, you newer players who haven't played the Gorge or only played for a little while can study up for next year's gameplay. So without much further ado, we'll learn the 8 Dish Speed Meta. This strategy was designed with maximizing time to experience efficiency. It is a very easy strategy which can be done very quickly and results in a lot of bang for your buck. Also, this strategy can be expanded onto with more recipes if you desire to increase your time and satisfaction experience. 

Let's get cooking!

Pre-Game

The roles:

Wes: Lead cook. Wes can handle purchasing items and cooking up the meals.

Wickerbottom: Farmer/Cook Pro Tempor. Wicker can handle the growing of crops and Wes's tasks when Wes is busy.

WX-78: Chopper/Salt Trader/Secretary Cook. WX-78 can handle the chopping of trees, the salt run, and Wes's and Wicker's Tasks when they are both busy.

Starting Out/Recipe 1: Stone Soup

Wes: Wes will head straight towards Mumsy and purchase the cookpot kit. He will quickly unravel it and place it on one of the fire pits. Wes will place the pot next to the hanger. Wes will then run towards the park biome and harvest 3 ferns. Wes will then return to the pot and receive the ingredients from Wicker. Wes will insert the following recipe: 1 rock, 1 fern, and 1 berry. Wes will put in the rock and put the pot on the hanger. Wicker and you will place the mini signs into the fire pit, until 4 have been added, which puts the fire at max heat. After the lid to the pot jumps up and steam escapes, take it off and retrieve the soup. Make sure to place the pot on the floor. Take the soup off towards the Gnaw's Pedestal and Snackrifice it.

Wicker: Wicker will run straight towards the berry bushes at the start of the game, and harvest 4 berries. She will then run to the rock biome and harvest 1 rock. She will then run back to the pot and deposit one of each item to Wes/the pot. Place the remaining ingredients in the safe. Wicker will help Wes pick up the mini signs and put them in the fire. Wicker will then begin tilling 13 farm tiles. If WX-78 comes back with the potatoes before you are finished, pause your farm duties and cook up the next recipe.

WX-78: WX-78 will run straight towards the forest. WX-78 will run through the forest and into the pig town. WX-78 will pick all the potatoes and rot from the potato patch of the town and run back to spawn. WX-78 will deposit his potatoes and rot into the safe, and pick up the axe and run back towards the forest. WX-78 will chop trees until salt has been produced.

Recipe 2: Potato Soup

Warning: If you get bread, you will not be able to satisfy the craving with Potato Soup. In the event of this happening, you should simply offer the Potato Soup anyways and continue on without your bonus XP, as obtaining the bread recipe will require you to lose the speed of the strategy. In fact, Round 2 Bread has become a meme at this point. So remember, if Round 2 Bread, Less XP or Dead.

Wes: After Snackrificing the stone soup, pick up all 10 coins and run down to the rock biome. Go to Billy and purchase a Salt Rack and a Fishing Rod from him. Drop the Fishing Rod by the topmost lake, and install the Salt Rack by the lake closest to spawn. By this time, the potato soup should already be Snackrificed.

Wicker: Take the potatoes from WX-78/The Safe, and empty all 3 potatoes into the pot which Wes should have dropped. Cook the potato soup with the remaining fuel power, and use the remaining mini sign if the fire diminishes. When the pot lid jumps and steam comes out, take down the pot and take the soup. Snackrifice it the the Pedestal. 

WX-78: Keep chopping. Every full stack (20 logs), return to base and drop them by the pot hanger. Pay attention to when your teammates say that the salt has formed, or, if you have the Gorge Extender Mod, pay attention to the salt counter in the corner. 

Recipe 3: Fish Stew/Meatballs

When the Gnaw craves FISH:

Wes: Keep the coins where they are, and go to the rock biome again. Pick up the fishing rod, and fish away. Once Wes makes an obvious pulling animation, double-click rapidly on the pond. Pick up the salmon lying next to you and run to spawn. Pick up the 2 ferns inside the safe, and run to the pot. Place the salmon and both ferns into the pot. Cook the pot with the logs WX-78 should have delivered, and when it is ready, Snackrifice the fish stew to the Gnaw.

Wicker: Using the coins from the Potato Soup, purchase 2 Blue Seeds Packages from Sammy. Run back towards the farm tile. If you have not completed your tilling, complete all 15 tiles. After you are done, unravel the packages and plant each seed. Place your remaining coins next to the pot hanger so Wes may pick them up. 

WX-78: Continue chopping trees. If salt formulates by this time, do the Salt Run. More info about the Salt Run will be displayed in the Recipe 4: Fistful of Jam section, under the WX-78 subsection.

When the Gnaw craves MEAT:

Wes: Keep the coins where they are, and go to the rock biome again. You still should have some coins by now. Purchase a pigeon from Billy, and murder it. Run back to spawn. Pick up the 2 ferns inside the safe, and run to the pot. Place the meat scraps and both ferns into the pot. Cook the pot with logs WX-78 should have delivered, and when it is ready, Snackrifice the meatballs to the Gnaw.

Wicker: Same as above.

WX-78: Same as above.

Recipe 4: Fistful of Jam

Wes: Pick up the coins from the Fish Stew/Meatballs. Go to the safe. Pick up the berries. Go to the pot. Put all three berries into the pot. Cook with logs. When ready, Snackrifice to the Gnaw. 

Wicker: Normally, you don't do much this round. It is quite short. However, if the berries have rotted by the time this round has come around, pick 3 more berries and give them to Wes.

WX-78: By this time, the salt should be finished. It's time for you to perform The Salt Run. How to do it: Run down to spawn. Drop all the wood you have collected. Run to the salt rack. Harvest the salt. Run to the grinding stone. Grind the crystals into salt. Run up towards the pig town. Trade the 3 salts for a key. Run back to the rock biome. Go behind the broken down carriage and unlock the safe. Pick up all the items. Return to spawn with your items and drop them by the pot hanger. Run back up to the forest and continue chopping. 

Recipe 5: Tomato Soup

Wes: Pick up the sapphire medallion from the Fistful of Jam. Bring it to Sammy, and purchase the Iron Key. Unlock the gate to the park, and go inside. Purchase 1 Spiky Seeds Package and 1 Seed Pods Package, and give the seeds to Wicker. When she grows the crops, pick the 3 Toma Roots (Tomatoes), and put them in the pot. Cook until ready, then take out. Right-click the soup on the silver bowl which WX-78 placed down. Pick up the silver bowled tomato soup and Snackrifice it.

Wicker: Take the seed packages from Wes and unravel them. Plant the seeds in the tilled ground. Now, read your book and watch it all grow. Harvest the wheat and garlic, and allow Wes to pick the tomatoes. Put the garlic in the safe and bring the wheat to the grinding stone, and grind out all 8 flours. Bring the flour back to spawn and place it in the safe. 

WX-78: Continue chopping, perform The Salt Run whenever salt is produced. 

Recipe 6: Shooter Sandwich/Creamy Fish

If the Gnaw craves Meat/Bread:

Wes: Use the red mark from the Tomato Soup and go to Billy. Purchase the Butchering Tools. Go to one of the Old Beefaloes and obtain its meat. Take the 2 meats and go back to spawn. Go to Pipton and purchase a Large Grill. Set the grill down on one of the pits. Deposit both meats inside. Take one of the flours and garlics from the safe and deposit it in the grill them in the grill as well. Fire up the grill. Be careful, as Shooter Sandwich is quick to cook. When it's ready, take it off the heat and place it on the silver plate. Snackrifice the Shooter Sandwich to the Gnaw.

Wicker: Take 4 flour from the safe and bring it over to the pot. Insert 2 flour into the pot. Then, go back to the berry bushes and harvest one. Go back to spawn and wait by Wes. When he cooks his sandwich, stand by it and get ready to cook.

WX-78: By now, there should be another salt produced, and perform The Salt Run. You have to be quick, so you get the silver plates ready before the next 2 recipes.

If the Gnaw craves Fish:

Wes: Purchase an oven. Hopefully by now, the Salt Runs have produced a large casserole dish, but if not, if you have enough money, purchase a large casserole dish from Pipton. While in the park, harvest 3 Spot Spice Sprigs. Go down to the rock biome. Fish up a salmon. Grind the 3 Spot Spice Sprigs into Spice. Go back to the oven and insert your Spice, and Salmon. Use the Red Mark to buy Goat Milk from Mumsy. Place 1 Goat Milk in the Dish. Pick up 1 Garlic from the Safe and drop it in the Dish. Place the Dish in the oven and heat it up. Give one of the remaining milks to Wicker. When the Creamy Fish is ready, take it out and place it on the Silver Plate. Snackrifice the Creamy Fish to the Gnaw.

Wicker: Take 4 flour from the safe and bring it over to the pot. Insert 2 flour into the pot. The, harvest 1 berry. Take 1 Goat Milk from Wes and give him the berry and 2 extra flour.. Put the Goat Milk in the pot. Cook it. Be careful, as Mac N' Cheese is very quick to cook. When it is ready, put it in a Silver Bowl and keep it in your inventory. 

WX-78By now, there should be another salt produced, and perform The Salt Run. You have to be quick, so you get the silver plates ready before the next 2 recipes.

Recipe 7: Mac N' Cheese

Wes: If you got Bread/Meat last round, purchase Goat Milk from Mumsy with the Red Mark from the Shooter Sandwich. Give 2 Milks to Wickerbottom. Go to the pot and place one milk in the pot, which should have 2 flour in it already. Cook the pot and make Mac N' Cheese. Be careful, Mac N' Cheese cooks quickly. When it is ready, place it in a Silver Bowl and Snackrifice it to the Gnaw. If you got Fish last round, go to the oven with your remaining milk and begin to cook up Trifle in the Large Casserole Dish. The recipe is 2 Flour, 1 Berry, and the extra milk.

Wicker: If you got Bread/Meat last round, take the 2 milk from Wes and go to the grill. Make scones; Deposit one of the milks, the berry, and the 2 flour. Cook it up. When it's done, place it on a Silver Plate and keep it in your inventory. If you got Fish last round, Snackrifice your Mac N' Cheese.

WX-78: By now you should have enough logs. Perform Salt Runs if necessary. If you are planning to expand the amount of recipes you are doing, gather ingredients you would need for desired recipes. 

Recipe 8: Scones/Trifle

Wes: If you were the one who cooked Trifle, silver plate it and Snackrifice it. Take the favors and purchase the Ancient Key from Mumsy and insert it into the pedestal.

Wicker: If you were the one who cooked Scones, silver plate it and Snackrifice it. Take the favors and purchase the Ancient Key from Mumsy and insert it into the pedestal.

WX-78: Flash your emotes or say some memes in chat. As this is the closing round, you don't have much to do.

If you would like to expand upon the strategy to increase appeasement and time experience: Do not insert the key. Keep it near the pedestal for insertion later on. 

Victory!

You did it, you beat the Gorge in a quick 8 dishes. This strategy can be done in solo as well, and can be easily reproduced in public servers. It's a very easy way to get the 3 favors and escape the Gorge, so grind out the strategy to your hearts content. Brag to your friends, increase your levels, and have a fun time Gorging.

 

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