I just checked out the disease research facility, and now I have to go deeper. I remember the way down (kind of), but I don’t have any vehicle that can dive past 900 meters. I have MOST of what I need to build another tier of the Cyclops depth module, but I can’t remember where I found the other three nickel ores I’ve used so far in this game, so it’s treasure hunting time!
I loaded up Titan I (all vehicles get iteration values - it’s not a question of IF they 'splode, but when) with everything I needed to build a scanner room, multipurpose room, bioreactor, hatch, and a couple foundations, and I’m heading down. No luck so far in the grand reef or the jellyshroom caves, so I think I’m going to wander over to the koosh zone and look around. Also, silent running suuuuuuuuuucks down power cells like nobody’s business - left Titan I sitting nearby while I ran into the DRF with Aquarius II. Came back to a power level less than a tenth of what I left with - and no little power suckers stuck to the side. Finally sorted it out with some experimentation.
I’ve enjoyed the game more than ever on this playthrough, mostly because I don’t know where everything is. Sure, I have some good ideas, but without any wiki help, I can’t be sure. I’m definitely loving it again.