For new players of Surviving the Abyss, this guide will show you some tips and tricks which will help you t have a better experience.
Tips & Tricks
We have been able to decode what we can only see as helpful pieces of advice scattered throughout the contents of the data we managed to retrieve. For convenience, all that info will be collated here.
The basic research lab is your only source of research data in the early game, and accumulating enough research data can make or break your game. Also, don’t just research things as soon as you have enough points for them. Only research technology you truly need to progress.
Air quality is, and always will be, an issue you will have to deal with. Rather than attempting to isolate and ignore the problem by disconnecting parts of your base and making everyone move around via docks, prioritise searching for aluminium, the material you need to build an air purifier. Once you secure the necessary resources and research the relevant tech in the tech tree, build the purifiers one at a time while paying attention to the air quality.
Scarcity of resources is a thing down here in the abyss, so it is always in your best interest to seek out the next source of the material that you desire.
As you look through the notes, you discover the original owner’s plans for his own deep sea research base somewhere nearby, laid out in the form of goals and a full list of requirements to achieve it. You may be able to gain some insight as to how to start on the right path…
- 1x Cloning Facility
- 1x Research Lab
- 1-3x Fauna Trap
- 1x Sonar Tower
- 2x Light Tower
- 2x Oxygen Generator
- 3x Coal Generator
- 1x Coal Extractor
- 1x Alloy Furnace
- 1x Carbohydrate Farm
- 1x Mess Hall
- 3x Living Quarters
- 1x Building Material Stockpile
- 1x Food Stockpile
- 2x Fuel Stockpile
- 3x Basic Air Purifier
- 1x Marine Stabiliser
- Various Mining Relays & Cables
- 17x Crew
Things get a little vague, as not enough information has been decoded from the encrypted files within the data drive. All we know is this:
- Obtain rarer, harder to get genetic info
- Secure supply of coal and building materials
- Diversify food supply
- Found RemTM’s Personal Notes
- Discovered part of “Stage 1” notes
- Discovered part of “Stage 2” notes
- Begun noting discoveries here
- Collating all discovered “Tips & Tricks”