Surviving the Abyss – Basic Tips

I noticed a lot of review posts about how unfair this game is but after finding out these few tips I went from regularly restarting to having no issues progressing and even bending the game over.

Tips to Basics

Tricks and Tips

  1. You can collect resources a good bit out of the light. Make sure you do that.
  2. Don’t know where they are? Use a radar, find everything in its radius and then turn it off.

Doing step 1 and 2 should ensure a large supply of resources.

  1. Outposts are OP. Use them. They provide free power and free oxygen. Might be a bug, but you can run the power line into your main grid through the dark even.

Steps 1-3 will ensure the game becomes piss easy. However I figured I should add some additional tips.

  1. Skip protein harvester and go straight for Molecular Protein Lab.
  2. Use the Mess Hall (can only service up to 8 people each) to counteract malnutrition.
  3. Rate Per Day Attachment Module should be one of your first research options.
  4. Use expeditions to set up those broken outposts and to check out points of interest.
  5. Expeditions drop flairs. Make sure to prioritize resource pickups in these areas as they will be unavailable when the flairs burn out.
  6. Storage is communal. While your mining vessels will pick up and drop off resources at the those material storage depots (like the one you start with) you can make more spread across the map to cut down on collection times.
  7. Focus on research that boosts oxygen output or energy output. This means more efficient buildings and more room for experimentation.

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