With these tips for Stranded: Alien Dawn, your team may be stuck, but you won’t be!
Stranded: Alien Dawn is an in-depth survival game that can be hard at times. It takes a long time and several lost colonies to get a handle on it because it is hard to learn and has a lot of moving parts.
You can help your new survivor group last through the year, which is good news. If you learn how the game works, pace yourself, and think ahead, your crew will make it to the next day. Read on for important tips about Stranded: Alien Dawn.
Play Through The Tutorials First
Stranded: Alien Dawn is different from other tactics and survival games in that its main ideas are not taught in the campaign. Instead, the game has a number of sessions that teach you how to play. You can go through the lessons at your own pace or all at once. But we suggest that you go through all of the lessons before you start a campaign.
All of the game’s different parts work together. For example, if you want to put a motion capture device to protect yourself from predators, you need to set up an electrical grid that works.
Or, let’s say you want to make a hitting pole so that your survivors will be happier. Then you need to look for Skin Bark and collect it to make the Veggie Leather you need to build the pole.
The game also has a complicated user interface (UI), which can be hard to figure out. But if you play through each lesson, you’ll get a lot of practice using the game’s menus. In the end, you’ll be more sure of yourself when you start a campaign.
It might seem hard to do all six of Stranded’s lessons at once. Since each lesson is ten minutes long, that adds up to an hour. And you won’t remember everything you learn. Still, you’ll learn the most important things. Then, you can go back to the lessons to learn more about how Stranded: Alien Dawn game works.
Gather Resources Early In The Year
After your ship crashes, the first thing you should do is get the supplies you need to build a shelter, storage units, temporary beds, and a campfire. You’ll start your mission with things like scrap metal, food rations, first aid kits, and a few weapons. But these stores won’t last forever.
For your colony to take its first steps forward, you need to do things like find parts for your spaceship, gather sticks and wood, study plants, and pick the local plants. Workspaces like study desks, tailoring stations, and crafting tables are made up of these base resources.
Also, spring is the best time to do these things because your survivors won’t need extra shelter or clothes to deal with the weather. You wouldn’t want to run out of wood and send a survivor out into the cold winter to cut down trees, putting them at risk of getting too cold and dying.
Always Have Someone On Cooking Duty
Even when it’s warmer, starvation is one of the fastest ways to kill everyone in your group. Also, you’d be surprised at how quickly food supplies run out without the right storing. To get the most out of your hunt and fruit, it’s important to have cooked meals in your camp.
We suggest giving your colony quick recipes for veggie and meat soup to make a certain amount of stock. You’ll need to have three meals ready for each survivor for the next day. Keeping a cooking job in the queue and having one survivor work on it will give you enough food.
Your survivors will also cook faster if you upgrade their food tools from a campfire to a heat stove to an electric stove. Lastly, putting in electric storage like fridges and freezers will make meals, fruit, and meats last longer.
Still, there may be times when your crew has to put cooking on hold for a while. In these cases, it’s okay to let your survivors eat raw plant crops. The only thing we really want you to avoid is raw meat. After all, you don’t want your people to get sick from eating bad food.
You’ll Gain More Resources By Farming
Putting money into strong farming will help your group a lot. Several useful foods will help you stay alive. For instance, Glitter Caps are a reliable source of food. Clothblossoms can also make cloth that can be used to make coats, scarves, and other clothes. So, once you’re done watching a new plant, you should grow it right away.
Farming is a good, low-risk way to make sure you have enough food. When people hunt animals, they might get hurt badly enough to die, but when people farm crops, they can get hundreds of veggies per growth cycle.
Also, making things and making clothes use up resources. To make the items needed to make new clothes, you need a lot of cloth blossoms and skin bark. So, gathering plants that grow in the area won’t be enough to arm your survivors, especially in the winter.
Prepare Ahead For The Changing Seasons
To live on a new planet for a year, you need to craft, do study, farm, and build things. But doing these things without a clear goal in mind is unnecessary and could be dangerous.
Seasonal changes need certain tools and structures, which will take time to put together in Drift Boss. So, when you plan tasks, you should think about the next season. Winter is especially important because your survivors won’t be able to handle the weather without a place to stay and clothes to keep them warm.
Start making jackets, coats, and snow boots in the summer and fall to get ready for Sobrius’s cold season. Putting up roofs for the survivors is another important task. Lastly, an electrical grid will give people light, better tools, and heating devices that can be used inside.
Wait Before Removing Simple Priorities From Activities
Stranded uses a detailed planning method to figure out who is in charge of what. From the Activities page, you can tell survivors to do certain things. But with more advanced choices, you can change the order in which each survivor’s tasks are done. On paper, setting priorities is a useful tool, but it takes practice to do it well.
Advanced priority settings can make it harder for your survivor to succeed by directing them to work on things that might not be what the colony needs right now. You can give direct orders to party members, but when they take a break or don’t have anything to do, they’ll go back to their most important jobs.
We suggest leaving the Simple Priorities setting on so that things don’t get out of hand. With these choices, you can watch how your survivors act without having to do much. Then, when you’re used to how the activity system works, you can turn on advanced priority settings to fit your team’s needs and level of experience.
Avoid Advancing Time Too Quickly, Or You Will Escalate Problems
Like other life simulation games, you can change time in Stranded to fit how you want to play. There are four options: stop, play, level 1 fast-forward, and level 2 fast-forward. You’ll probably find yourself fast-forwarding a lot, especially when you have to wait for simple jobs.
Still, there are risks if you move time forward too much. For example, if you fast-forward while your group is running out of food, you won’t be able to solve the problem. Then all of your people will die of hunger. Time passing can also make injuries and illnesses worse before your doctor has a chance to treat them.
In short, it’s important to plan how you use time progress. If your survivors are sleeping or out of danger, increasing time won’t hurt them much. But if a survivor or the group is in trouble, set the time back to normal speed. Lastly, the pause tool gives you time to think when things are getting tense.