1. Do not waste vaulable storage space in your shuttle!
A).If you need to take packagers with You on your space trip, You don’t need to put them in storage slots. Instead, glue them to the side of your shuttle, or rover if you need!
B). Rember, you don’t have to put Oxygenator in the side slot of the shuttle like hologram suggests. You can put any 2nd tier item in there. For example, you can use small base starter pack
Base starter contents: Packed oxygenator, source of power (small solar, small wind turbine, generator), packed small platforms
2. Do not waste space in your backpack!
A).You can sneak additonal resource nugget in crafting slot in your backpack. Use that to your advantage
3. Extending platform’s storage capacity.
A).If you have a large platform A, You can put two small storages on it, having 16 slots total.
Be smart and do that more efficiently, put large storage on the platform instead. You can then fit 4 small storages on the large one. You now have 32 slots and the same amount of space taken.
You can further extend storage capacity by using silos or canisters later in game.
Life quality improvement tricks
1. Reach further!
Have you been in situation when you couldn’t grab something because it was just outside of your range? Worry not, there’s a way to extended your range. Just take out your terrain tool, doing that almost doubles your reach!
2. Extender confusion.
Extenders can be hard to place, you place an extender and you don’t know if your cable will reach it or not.
There’s easier way, place extender pack on one of your auxiliary backpack slots (shoulders), extended cable to its maximum and then hit your auxiliary slot key (deafult C for left slot and V for right). Extender will automatically add in a place where your cable ends
3. Navigate around the planet easly.
If you find yourself lost in the middle of nowhere with no beacons in sight, look up to the sky and locate star bound. Once you spot it, follow the star bound in the straight line. It’s visible on any planet and makes circle around planet’s equator. Your starting base on first planet is always placed below or slightly off to the side of the bound. Either way, following it in the straight line will eventually get you there. Placing a network of diffrently colored beacons all around to the planet so that you can always see one and tell your position is a very good idea.
4. Quick pickup and placement.
A).If you see an item on the floor and want to quickly pick it up, hold shift as you left click on it. This will automatically snap it to your backpack
B). If you have unit in your base displaying hologram of required resource (ex. printers, chemistry lab), click on the hologram, it will automatically place an item in the slot if you have it in your inventory.
5. Restacking item packs
Having 3 packs of tethers or extenders with 2 tethers in each is annoying and wastes limited inventroy space. In order to restack them into one pack, simply place all of the tethers/extenders on the floor and shift pick them up.
6. Pack research
You normally can carry only one large research item at time, but what if I told you that you can carry 12 of those at once? That’s right, all you need to do is use your packager on research item. Alot of players don’t know that
Bytes are essential in ASTRONEER and there are lot of ways to get them.
I will teach you most efficient ones!
1. Open research aids
Depending on the planet and depth (The deeper in cave aid is, the better samples you get) you will usually find a small research sample wich provides from few hundreds to 1000+ bytes per instant scan. You can also research small samples in the research chamber tripling the amount of bytes. Sometimes you will also finda large research item in the aid wich always provides good amount of bytes
2. Bytes farming.
With the tools provided by Automation update, you can build multipe endless bytes farms.
Locate a rocky formation, bush or anything that small samples grow from. Samples on those formations respawn every in about 30 minutes. Place a small research station built from auto-arm and research chamber (don’t forget power of course). Put auto arm in a way that it will be facing samples and research chamber behind it. Enable research in the chamber and it will endlesly research new bytes each time they respawn. Setting multipe stations can provide you alot of passive bytes
2.5 Farming bytes from plants.
Although not so efficient after automation came out it’s still a reliable method of getting bytes.
Make a flat floating floor and plant on the top of it, not always but usually a research item should appear beneath the plant after it’s full grown. You can then collect the research and replant the plant. Be mindful around your plantation as some plants might still be aggresive/deffensive towards you.
3. Looking for bytes.
One of the most efficient, if not the most efficient and popular way to get alot of bytes very quickly and easy is Glacio bytes strategy, how it works: Generally player is building a shuttle and flying to glacio rather quickly and runs around Glacio’s caves and scanning every found small research sample as each provides 300+ bytes. Around 20 minutes running around and we are talking about tens of thousands of bytes.
Author’s note for the end
In this guide I have been covering early game tips, something to start off. I might do a guide about mid/late game stuff in a future.
Thank you for reading and I hope it helped you.
Sorry for any English mistake in the text, English isn’t my first language but I tried my best to avoid mistakes.
If you spot any mistake both game related and spelling, feel free to write in comments. Any kind of feedback will be appreciated :).
Happy discovering secret of the solar system and have a nice day on the moon, astronauts!
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