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[Subnautica] Below Zero Early Access Jan 30th

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  • SirialisSirialis of the Halite Throne. Registered User regular
    I’ve gotten further than my old game at this point so everything is new, got to the lava area only to realize all my vehicles cant go further down than 900m, I even brought the Prawn that I thought could go 1000m+ but nope, good thing I built a ton of lockers filled with minerals inside the Cyclops, I should be able to build another moonpool down here with that console addon so I can now build depth upgrades for the Prawn (with newly found nickel) without having to go all the way back to my base in the Cyclops just for that.

    Also found those sulphur things, guessing Kyanite is further down.

  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    I am liking this autosort mod a lot.

    Also the mid-game batteries mod, which was one of my biggest complaints about the vanilla game. Upgraded battery tech came way too late to be useful.

    I've started a base on that outcropping of shallows between the southern Redgrass Plateaus and the Southern Mushroom Forest. There's also a kelp forest bit nearby and pretty easy access to the Blood Kelp. I am liking the spot.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular
    Apparently the cold expansion thing is coming to Early Access on the 30th! Looks like it'll be 20 bucks. Not sure if standalone, but it's a separate campaign that takes place in a different area.

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  • ErlkönigErlkönig Registered User regular
    Sirialis wrote: »
    Cyclops should have had a “Recharge while in sunlight” mod like the one I just got for my Seamoth.

    Screw that noise. Just let me build a nuclear reactor in the damned thing and never have to worry about power again. Like, I've got several spare fuel rods sitting in one of my bases because the 4 I plugged into the reactor there are never conceivably going to run out of juice.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited January 27
    My poor old system can barely run the game now, so between waiting for vid card prices to finally come down and the inevitable launch bugs, I probably won't get to this until summer.

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  • ErlkönigErlkönig Registered User regular
    edited January 27
    My poor old system can barely run the game now, so between waiting for vid card prices to finally come down and the inevitable launch bugs, I probably won't get to this until summer.

    With the arctic expansion, they've gone on record saying that the Early Access version that's coming next week is going to be similar to how Early Access was with the core game: rough, missing features, and not optimized...so it likely won't run well on even beefy systems.

    EDIT - what I'm getting at is that "Summer" might be optimistic given how Subnautica-Core Early Access went :P

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited January 27
    So completely unplayable on mine... well, good to know / have that confirmed, I guess.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    Finally beat this on Sunday, and yeah the endgame goes by pretty fast. It took me much longer because
    I completely missed the cave that leads you to the Emperor Leviathan, and I just went to search elsewhere. I found the ion batteries and barely used them as well, the mid-game batteries mod is definitely better done in that regard.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    The timing of some of the end-game tech is definitely closer to the finish than I would have liked, yeah.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    Yeah, I maintain that the vanilla game you should have been able to reach the power plant via Seamoth, or the power plant should have been somewhere unconnected to the final area. Like, maybe in a cave below the floating islands. Some way to get better batteries mid-game.

    Slightly related... I have found a lot more time capsules this time around, given many more people have beaten the game in the last year.

    I find myself disappointed.

    I got lucky with the first one and got a seaglide with an ion battery in it, but the remaining 90% of them have been useless. Generally people seem to just shove their various tools on-hand into the capsule. I got a few spare batteries out of that but at this point I have flat-out tossed multiple repair tools, habitat builders, stasis guns, etc... When I did mine last year I gave someone an ion battery and the mats to make a thermal plant.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    From what I've read is that they now filter multiple mid/end game items out of the capsules, so that you can't just simply put some ion batteries in there or an MK3 depth module. The ones you still get are because those are capsules that were approved before they implemented such a filter.

  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    Satsumomo wrote: »
    From what I've read is that they now filter multiple mid/end game items out of the capsules, so that you can't just simply put some ion batteries in there or an MK3 depth module. The ones you still get are because those are capsules that were approved before they implemented such a filter.

    ... Then what is the point? Odd.

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  • DaimarDaimar A Million Feet Tall of Awesome Registered User regular
    I know I got a few Ion batteries out of capsules and left a couple in mine. I don't remember ever crafting one though, so I think I found enough to get by on.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    Daimar wrote: »
    I know I got a few Ion batteries out of capsules and left a couple in mine. I don't remember ever crafting one though, so I think I found enough to get by on.

    Yeah you really only need a couple ion batteries really. Seaglide, stasis gun, maybe a power cell for a seamoth/prawn.

    Other tools don't get enough use to be worth it.

    I wish I could find a list of what is and isn't allowed.

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    Yeah I tried finding that list before sending out my capsule, but I just put a bunch of +50 water bottles in it :(

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I got lucky with the first one and got a seaglide with an ion battery in it
    Do you have the message/picture from that capsule still? Curious if it's mine.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited January 29
    NEO|Phyte wrote: »
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I got lucky with the first one and got a seaglide with an ion battery in it
    Do you have the message/picture from that capsule still? Curious if it's mine.

    Pretty sure it was in Mandarin. I can look it up tonight.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    My time capsule was a stasis rifle, thermoblade, and ion battery, because I figured that would be useful if someone found it before they could make those things.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    I don't remember what I put in my capsule, but I know it was something relatively difficult to find so I thought I would help someone out

  • RamiRami Registered User regular
    Mine was a cuddlefish and 1 (2?, can't remember how much space there was) mods for the cyclops. The thermal energy recharge and, if there was space, the deepest depth module.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    I played after they disallowed cuddlefish eggs. :( So instead I think I went with a thermoblade™ and some other useful item.

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  • JMan711JMan711 6'8" weighs a f*&#ing ton He's coming, he's coming, he's comingRegistered User regular
    I’ve been playing this on and off since it was given away on the Epic Store and I’ve been really enjoying it. I’m still pretty early on (I think) and only been exploring the nearby areas and had the first major story event happen.

    I’m now trying to find diamond to build a laser cutter but I have no idea where to look. Which direction from the pod should I try to explore?

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    JMan711 wrote: »
    I’ve been playing this on and off since it was given away on the Epic Store and I’ve been really enjoying it. I’m still pretty early on (I think) and only been exploring the nearby areas and had the first major story event happen.

    I’m now trying to find diamond to build a laser cutter but I have no idea where to look. Which direction from the pod should I try to explore?

    Hmm... So eventually, a story event will ask you to go to a specific place, with a timer given. When you get there, look around that place.

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  • BladeXBladeX Registered User regular
    3 hours until launch? Now we play the waiting game...

  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User regular


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  • GONG-00GONG-00 Registered User regular
    Can we make holes in the ice that can eventually refreeze so we have panicked moments of trying to find or make another exit?

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  • BladeXBladeX Registered User regular
    edited January 30
    Well after a false start where they forgot to include the exe in the steam download, looks like everyone is playing. Just starting now as was doing some rocket League.

    Edit: 90 seconds to load, my PC might not be cut out for this haha.

    BladeX on
  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    Purchased and downloaded remotely thanks to the mobile app. Won't be able to try it out till tonight though. Probably won't mess with it much though until it leaves early access

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Hopefully the EA period is quick because I'm going to wait for the full game so I can experience it as intended. Super excited!

    drowning in the ever heaving waters of mother Earth's salty tiddy.
    Daimar
  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    The opening bit they showed on stream the other day certainly looked pretty polished, but who knows past that.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Oh I'm sure everything more or less works since they would have ironed out a lot of stuff in the original game, but I want everything to be in place when I go 'splorin'.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    In OG Subnautica last night, I continued work on my current project. Getting scanner rooms built in a bunch of biomes to track down various resources so when I go deep, I can take a large supply with me. So far I have:

    Safe Shallows: For wreckage, quartz, and stalker teeth in the nearby kelp
    Underwater islands: Mostly for finding shale.
    Mushroom Forest: Copper deposits
    Grassy Plateau/Edge of Dunes: Lead deposits

    And finally, just built one in the Grand Reef to find extra rubies. Although I miscalculated the first attempt and built literally JUST out of the visible range of the Reefs resident 'big boy'. That necessitated a rather hasty base movement. First time I've built down there. It's not as scary as I thought it would be.

    I am annoyed though, theres a bug with large resource deposits that they show on the scanner even after you harvest them.

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    I did Subnautica through nearly all three years of Early Access and was super down the whole time, so I'm down for this one.

    Seems though they're planning a much shorter early access - makes sense, since the fundamentals are all there already.

    Anyway, so far, it has a much different feel right away - but I think that may because they have already got story and voice acting, whereas Subnautica early access was pure game mechanics and world building for quite some time. I really like the actors they got for
    Robin and Sam, super natural feeling dialogue and early emotional investment makes the player character feel more like a person than the original

    I haven't found a habitat builder tool yet, and that's what I want to do most, so I'm a tad bit frustrated since I'm already a couple hours in, but we'll see.

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Did they ever put in female character models? I know that was on their roadmap at some point.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • BladeXBladeX Registered User regular
    Step off the steps of the base at the start. Fall through the world and take fall damage off the ice under the world. This must be what early access Subnautica felt like haha.

  • NEO|PhyteNEO|Phyte They follow the stars, bound together. Strands in a braid till the end.Registered User regular
    Hrum, found the rebreather blueprint, still no sign of the habitat constructor.

    It was that somehow, from within the derelict-horror, they had learned a way to see inside an ugly, broken thing... And take away its pain.
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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    edited January 30
    Nova_C wrote: »
    I did Subnautica through nearly all three years of Early Access and was super down the whole time, so I'm down for this one.

    Seems though they're planning a much shorter early access - makes sense, since the fundamentals are all there already.

    Anyway, so far, it has a much different feel right away - but I think that may because they have already got story and voice acting, whereas Subnautica early access was pure game mechanics and world building for quite some time. I really like the actors they got for
    Robin and Sam, super natural feeling dialogue and early emotional investment makes the player character feel more like a person than the original

    I haven't found a habitat builder tool yet, and that's what I want to do most, so I'm a tad bit frustrated since I'm already a couple hours in, but we'll see.

    I will say, I like that there is more narrative this time. I played Subnautica early as it developed, and it was great, but the instant I started watching the Neebs Gaming playthrough where Appsro was in contact with a handler via radio... it clicked for me that this is what the game was missing. It just worked so well. I wish the PDA had been chattier in that regard.

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  • MuddBuddMuddBudd Registered User regular
    I'm curious when Below Zero happens in relation to the first game. Timeline-wise

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  • Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    MuddBudd wrote: »
    I'm curious when Below Zero happens in relation to the first game. Timeline-wise

    Two years after the events of the original.

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  • HandkorHandkor Registered User regular
    The roadmap also indicates about 1 year of early access this time. They do have an engine already so they can focus more on content and story this time.

    Nova_C
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