SURVIVING IN SPACE 101 - ALPHA 6.0 NOTE: All of this is subject to change. So be warned, if you encounter problems in space because following this guide, I am not held responsible! Here is a link to the Official Experimental 6.0 FAQ: http://empyriononline.com/threads/alpha-6-0-experimental-faq.10344/ Previously, we could just pop into space and be fine. Not anymore, we need to go prepared if we are to survive. It's cold, really really cold so we need to armour up! Note that you can always use a vessel to survive in space. Just make sure you are using closed cockpit or have airtight cabin. Also remember that vessel needs to be powered to be able to produce heat - so don't turn off your SV in space. Survival tip: If you have problems finding enough armour & boosters to protect you, you can do what @LiftPizzas did and build an SV with big enough airtight indoor compartment. So that you can spawn your drone inside (or out of the door) and use it to mine or build in space. This can be handy on harsher planets or during nights too. So not finding good enough armour & boosters won't stop you from gathering resources and travelling to other planets! MORE ABOUT VESSEL HEAT AND OXYGEN SETUP can be read here: http://empyriononline.com/threads/guide-vessel-heat-and-oxygen-101-experimental-6-0.10423/ But thats enough about vessels - lets talk about surviving in space with just your armour. THE INFORMATION WE NEED First, lets look at the new information how it looks: So don't get fooled, the most prominently displayed heat information is the temperature around you - not your actual temperature! So It may fluctuate, a lot, depending on where you are. The actual temperature you are interested in (which tells you whether you're ok or not) is in the right - your temperature. Note that the information about radiation below the temperature works basically the same way. If either temperature or radiation EXCEEDS your comfort zone, the appropriate warning sign will light up red. If the OUTSIDE temperature or radiation exceeds your limits, warning signs will lit up white. If warning signs have lit up white means the outside temperature or radiation is dangerous for you. You are currently safe but proceed with caution if heading outside. Red warning symbols mean that the current temperature or radiation are greater than your armor can handle. Head for safety! WHAT TO PREPARE FOR Well how cold is it in space? There are two different orbit temperatures - either -100 or -200 celsius. For example Akua, Omicron and Masperon orbits are -100 celsius. And Zeyhines Orbit is -200 celsius. WHAT ARMOUR STATS ARE RELEVANT You will need to look at Comfort Zone (temp.) and Radiation Protection. As long as Temperature/Radiation don't exceed those numbers - you are okay. Remember that while inside a base or vessel - you can see the outside radiation and temperature. So you will always know whether its safe outside. Armours are not enough by themselves to survive in space - you will need EVA booster. The actual time you have depends how good protection your armour has. Its very different to be in armour with good cold protection (but not quite enough) than in just your indoor suit with no protection at all. But note that warming up is not instantaneous either! So don't cut it too close. Also note that powered down vessels are not warm. For example if you have unpowered SV docked outside your CV and you've been travelling around - it will be cold for a while even if you power it up! Survival tip: Heat coming from thrusters and generators can be dangerous - as suits geared towards space have excellent cold protection but poor heat protection. But if being careful, heat sources can also heat you up and prolong the time you can spend in space with less than optimal protection! HOW TO SETUP YOUR ARMOUR TO BE ABLE TO SURVIVE IN SPACE So how to setup your armour? First, you will need Armour Locker, thats where you can change and modify your armour. In the armour locker you can setup your armour. What is nice thing about that is that you can setup a suit specifically for space and put it in the locker in case you need to go space exploring. Boosters will remain attached so its always ready to go. To make it short, to survive in space with just your suit, you will need: If the temperature is -100, you will need at least LIGHT ARMOUR + EVA BOOSTER. This setup is also enough to protect from the background radiation. If the temperature is -200, you will need HEAVY ARMOUR + EVA BOOSTER. This setup is also enough to protect from the background radiation. Note: Also medium & light armour with one EVA booster are enough to protect you from the cold of -200 celsius space - but not from radiation. Note, some boosters will affect your cold resistance NEGATIVELY. So always check your armour final COMFORT ZONE. Also note INSULATION BOOSTER is NOT sufficient in space - it will be useful only on planets with higher or lower than normal temperatures - but not against the extreme temperatures in space. - - - - - - - - So thats it - have fun in space and be safe! Don't go wandering about unprepared, that only gets you killed!