Subnautica - SCUBA, Unknown Worlds, drowning

It can also be helpful to place your moonpool first, if possible.

Those open boxes in the picture yes - I had no idea that stuff could be inside them to scan.

Ok, I reorganised my base and it fits together properly now. Although for some reason the battery recharger I built seems to float about half a foot in front of the wall I built it on, and it’s annoying me. :)

As it was again night while I was doing this, I floated the Seamoth about 20 meters away and floodlit the whole scene. But now I have a cozy little base, just need some materials to start building goodies.

Incidentally it took me about 45 minutes to gather all the materials for another Seamoth (this is number 3). Then I headed off into the unknown looking for diamond. I went a little further afield and actually found some, including another large piece of wreckage about 200 m down which is always exciting. I got chased out of there by a couple of pointy-headed shark things that got my sub down to 30 hull, but I was able to escape and repair it. That is, until it was suddenly snatched away by something very large. Another freakin’ Reaper! Naturally it squashed it like a egg, and I had a 1.5 km swim back to base. Gah, I’m going back to my little motorised DPV! At least out there I found another errant piece of Cyclops hull. Stuff you don’t have seems to be as rare as rocking horse shit, until you’ve built it, and then every second thing you find is another piece of the formerly incredibly rare item.

Back at base, I died again, this time trying to catch some food where I ended up amidst a couple of those poison-seeding dugong things. Some nights I just know it’s not meant to be.

This actually did help me a lot yesterday. I never realized they were things inside those boxes I could scan from the open side of the box. So scanning the box does nothing, but if you swim around to the side of the box with an opening, you can scan it. I was able to find two or three boxes of this kind near my escape pod. Now I can make a Mobile Vehicle Bay.

This seems kind of useless to me, since I can’t build any vehicles. So I’m not sure why I’d want to build a mobile vehicle bay.

Exactly! I believe its random what, if anything, thats inside them, but it help immensely that I have more places to check for new technology.

Those boxes contain about 80% of the early game plans you need, so that’s a good find!

Do you have any idea how hard I looked for those plans! And you find them all near your escape pod? ;)

No spoilers, but I’ve triggered a countdown to appear in the upper right side of the screen.

See? This is why I wasn’t following the radio signals you guys! I’m not ready for this! I don’t even know what a Seamoth is yet! And now I have 30 in-game minutes left to get somewhere.

Without any real spoilers, don’t stress about it. All you have to do is be there at the allocated time. It’s an easy trip. Go on, you’ll have fun!\

(by the way, I swam there, I think it took about 5 minutes or so?) Maybe less, didn’t seem far.

Wait, can that timer appear without knowing what it means? When it appeared I already knew what it was about and had a beacon appear for it.


Yep, sans radio.

@Rock8man, you don’t even have to be there. It’s um … story.

Still confused. The radio is what triggered it I thought, or does it just happen after a set amount of time without even interacting with the radio (which kinda doesn’t make any sense)

I think he’s saying that he’s used the radio and got the countdown. He is now afraid that he’s triggered Act 2 or something and nothing will ever be the same again! But see Skipper’s dog picture. It’ll be fine.

I admit, I had a similar reaction. Oh no, what have I done! I’m glad I was there, though. Got a nice screenshot out of it.

Oh ok. It sounded like Rockman doesn’t know what the count down even meant.

When that happened I didn’t even have a base yet.

It’s only about the third or fourth radio signal you get, I was barely starting out. I swam over there and did the thing, then did another thing that was right there in front of me, and ended up with an achievement that it looked like I wasn’t meant to get for a while, but I can’t see how you’d not! Oh the joys of no spoiler storytelling. :)

I had a major breakthrough in my game last night, all because I decided to fabricate something in my blueprints that had been sitting there for a while. “I wonder what this does?” “Oooooooh!” I had a blast exploring a certain place, had to come back eventually because I ran out of food and water.

I think that’s one part of the game I’m not 100% in praise of, but I understand why they did it. For Rock8’s purposes, truly it will be fine.

But for spoiler: I think they wanted to push urgency on the player for the story. Some understanding that nobody is allowed on the planet for a reason, but also understanding of the reason, the infection. I just don’t like the timing or method really, as nearly everyone is in the safe shallows or not far off that point when the message or timer comes in. So to a new player, it seems like, “what the hell, is the game over?” And the common reaction is like Rock8, “I’ve done something to rush the end of the game.” Knowing what happens, it isn’t the end of the game, it isn’t really anything to even need to change the players pace in any way. But I don’t particularly like that method they used to push the urgency. They could have instead just triggered the location as a radio spot, then while the player is there/goes there, trigger the event as it plays out with additional broadcasts like it does.

I was just trying to phrase it vaguely to avoid spoilers for people who are behind me in the game. (Which might be no one!)

That seems to be normal for pretty much all wall-mounted things in the game.

Not for the crew of the Sunbeam :(

Actually, I figured things would be fine, since this isn’t the first time there’s been a countdown in the game. Back a few months ago when I first crashlanded on this planet, there was a countdown towards the explosion of the Aurora.

Again, I won’t spoil what happened there for newcomers, but everything was fine in the end.

Because this thread is getting action, I’ve started up a new game on hardcore mode. I love the ambient music in this game.