Starting Equipment on Snow Starter

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  1. ClevorTrevor

    ClevorTrevor Ensign

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    On the snow starter you cannot steer the escape pod and get no starting equipment other than Light Armor, Survival Tool and Lamp no matter the starting equipment settings.

    The Arid and Swamp starters you can still steer the escape pod and get starter equipment based on the equipment settings.

    This does not seem to be correct. On the Snow Starter you should at least get a Heater/Cooler.
     
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  2. Thorwine

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    I can confirm that circumstance. Snow starts like Temperate with Survival Tool, Flashlight and Light Armor, but without RP.

    Maybe it's intended? Snow is the hardest of the four choices, imo. You have to be very quick in the beginning. Build the Detector already before crashing on the ground, search immediately for deposits and build a HV with a closed cockpit asap. Make Hot Beverages, get Level 3 quick. 1 Iron and the Heater is your savior. Go hunting with the Shotty. I love it with that minimum equipment! :D
     
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    This is different than before 1.5 you use to get at least a few items very similar to the arid and swamp starters.
     
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  4. GoldDragon

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    It is intended.
     
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  5. ClevorTrevor

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    I think you need some starting items at minimum a heater/cooler with 1 or 2 bandages and energy bars. Without anything you die too quickly from hunger, cold or drone attack. You have no ability to steer the escape pod close to water. This was already a fairly tough start in 1.4. In 1.5 it is now very very challenging without anyway to make it slightly easier by changing the starter equipment setting.

    Would love to be proven wrong and see a play through that shows it is not that difficult.
     
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  6. Zenopath

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    a heater cooler is very cheap to manufacture now, just 1 ore and can be made from suit constructor...
     
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  7. Pach

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    The snow world is intended to be the most difficult starting experience, and for "hard core" survivalists. So if you are dying quickly... yes. Yes, that's intended (on that start world). :)
     
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  8. Zenopath

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    It can be done, it's mostly tedious. Really you just have to print a BP of a HV (using only lvl 1 parts) ASAP, so run to each of the 3 starting resource nodes, drop a heater next to yourself, then use F5 to mine. Then, as you do first few missions, just keep hopping back inside your HV to warm up periodically. Once you complete the story mission to clear the alien tower from infested (which is a heated area inside), you get a light armor and a EVA armor mod, so once you put those on, cold ceases to be a problem.
     
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    Yes.. and you can use the Armor Locker in the UCH Heidelberg in the following Story Chapter for that ;)
     
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  10. ClevorTrevor

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    My only comparison was to 1.4. Now you get less items than 1.4 on the hard setting. To me it just seems like they applied the temperate starter settings to the snow planet. They did not apply them to the arid or swamp starters, you still get items based on the starter items setting and the escape pod is still steerable. I just don't understand the logic.
     
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  11. Germanicus

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    Nothing is set in Stone.
    Only the Temperate is 100% done for STARTERS. Arid is fine. Swamp misses some POI's as does the Snow.
    All but the Temperate Planet calls for well thought through survival strategy.
    Something that won't work within one or two starts.
    Quote:"Why do we fall? To learn how to pick ourselves up!"

    Things like -
    Arid O² is your way to survive
    Swamp lay in bed with your Shotgun ready
    Snow pick Buds make coffee and keep you warm
     
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  12. ClevorTrevor

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    My only point was the inconsistent application of changes. I am fine having a hard snow planet.
     
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