Thanks for the tips. Yes, I think slow levelling was a mistake considering the lack of prey. It's funny, it reminds me of Empyrion in the early days, where starving was a real possibility...well, either that or I didn't know what I was doing. I've gotten so used to food being plentiful, that I generally don't farm any more, which is a shame. So, if I do get a luck food sprout them I'm good. I will start some Fibre Plants going though - once I expand the plots a little. Yes, I'll switch to normal level progression and then get the XP I need through farming and the like. I'm feeling quite resource-rich from a component perspective as I've gotten some good loot - had to leave a Small Generator behind as my current HV can't lift it. Might expand and upgrade the HV, might go SV... we shall see. Very interesting Scenario Scoob.