OK, so my son and I began a proper play of Subnautica today. Freedom mode is what I think it is called. No eating, no water drinking, no sleep or whatever. Just oxygen and the ability to be killed by animals and plants.
Anyway, I thought with all the advice and recommendations, you guys might want to hear my thoughts and observations as we go.
I can not approach the Aurora(our ship) because of radiation. I presume that is a major goal.
We have fabricated the following: flippers, scanner, one battery, the air bladder to resurface quickly. We made a knife as well. We badly want the repair tool so we can fix our pod, but can’t not find cave sulfur yet. The search for a proper cave is next.
Our computer has warned us that the Aurora’s radiation is worsening and just before we quit today, we were warned it was going to blow up within 2 hours. My son said, “Uh, it’s going to kill us all.” My feeling is that if we hide in the pod, we can survive the blast, but if the radiation extends much more, we will be covered in it while in the pod.
We have heard some pretty loud sounds from creatures out there. My son thought it sounded pretty creepy.
I see a lot of things we can not take. Coral stuff and some other weeds and the like. I thought the knife might help, but it does not chip off things like we hoped.
That’s about it so far.