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Wary Explorer

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Ideas for spelunking. What do you have?

When I am "empty" going into a cave I have 7 slots already filled on my backpack.I Typically carry a soil canister, a small battery, a work light, oxygen tank, booster mod, wide mod and tethers or a compound. Depending on where I am I may also have a drill mod. Collecting large amounts of anything in a cave requires several trips topside that can take quite a bit of time if you are deep in a cave.

I have started taking  a medium silo with me to add 24 slots to my capacity. Takes a while longer to get anywhere but allows me to really work an area before having to go topside to get another empty silo.

Sometimes I can clear enough of a path to take a tractor and 3 trailors. The inibitor mod is great for removing obstacles without deforming the ground.

This is my rover train from early this weekend after a run. I've since added several more medium silos to the large silos after a trip to Glacio for titanite. Insane carrying capacity but now my rover train looks like a couple of Octopus' have jumped it.

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I saw on another thread people talking about not having an oxygenator on your rovers...I always have one so I can explore caves.

 

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1 hour ago, Wary Explorer said:

What do you have?

I use RTG's rather than batteries 
I don't bring a shredder, centrifuge or a smelter because those things can be used top side. I use those slots for more silos and items! Many more than you!
Also B storage's? 
No packagers for the pods?
I don't bring printers either. 

If I'm going Spelunking and wanting to carry a lot of items like you stated I don't bring equipment. Just storage and lots of it. I then bring it topside and do the work etc. 
 

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1 hour ago, The Touch of Grey Gamer said:

Many more than you!
Also B storage's? 
 

*puffs up chest* Oh yeah! Aww heck I know I can't compete with you...but I do have another silo of 24 titanium.

I have B storages...are you questioning why I'm using them?

I bring the smelter to well...smelt all the ore in between trips to the cave so when I arrive back at base everything is ready to be used. I know it isn't required but especially now with so much storage I can be gone for hours before coming back full. Centrifuge can be used to get lots of scrap. I create resin, print medium storage and shred it. Same thing when I run across a resin deposit. Lots of scrap. I'm not sure why you wouldn't have the shredder unless you don't use scrap.

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It is awesome that two *great* people can play the game two different ways yet have the same amount of fun!
That's amazing!

Yeah I am questioning you using B storages. That's so yesterday maan! You gotta get with the times maan. It's all about storage silos maan. Scrap those B storages maan. Get hip, dig? 

The thing is for the smelter if you use those new storage silos that hold 24 items, put them onto that really large platform C with the large storage thingys and then put the smelter on that, well then my friend you can smelt a couple of hundred items(288?). Then all you have to do is just turn it on, put the first resource in and it will auto run until there are no more resources to smelt. 
Plus when I'm in caves I try to put just one resource on each silo. That way all the same items are together which makes it much easier to remove and store on the base topside. I will put all smeltable materials on the same silos. Seeds on another. Packagers on another. Non smeltable resources on another silo. Just makes distribution and separation much easier for me.  

Well, I have 1k scrap now, that I really don't use. We can only use scrap for trading? What would I trade fer? I've got so many of so many I'm out collecting seeds and such! But if we could, if we were able, I would give you my scrap for freeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

 

 

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I did pull off my batteries and wind turbines, added another RTG. 

I get having all your smeltables on the same silos and having one resource per silo does make it much easier to organize afterwards. 

I have trouble seeing with those large silos so close to the front rover so I don't have one there, might be an XBOX issue...and putting one on the back although functional just looks wrong. Having a silo hanging off the large silo pointing down would be like 20 feet under the ground...but no problems moving. Just doesn't seem right so I just put a large storage on the back and turned it sideways.

It makes me sick to trade for ammonium but I can't seem to find a large deposit right now. 

I experimented this morning with a drill mod on the front of the rover trying to blaze my own path in the cave I have been exploring on foot. It is just clunky with the bug that you can't drive and drill at the same time so it isn't worth the headaches. When are we going to get a bug patch for this? So frustrating.

 

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Don't feel bad, Wary Explorer, I still have not perfected the art of driving a rover with the drill working on the front. I always seem to end up on an express train to the planetary core. I guess I need more practice to figure out how to do it right, but I have found other things to eat up my time.  

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Let's all hope that with the Wanderer update, and the ability to lay roads, the ridiculous red bar of terribleness is a thing of the past replaced with something that is easy to work with. What we have now is just so bad, so very very bad.
 

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