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Why do people base at the oasis? (long read)

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Sweaper    379

Most people are sheep and follow a guide without thinking straight. Then we have those that follow the ones who already have a base.

Having a base is completely optional for survival anyway, so do whatever you want/need in the public server.

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Szczuku    10,830
35 minutes ago, Sunset Skye said:

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That's all true but the red flag imo is that you don't know where Antlion is going to spawn. If it happens to be near your storage or farms then you'd have to move them or just accept that you're never going to fight antlion

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Owlrus98    1,022

You can plant lureplants without worrying about eyeplants (I think). Aside from that, the oasis has far less risks than the dragonfly desert with nearly the same advantages; not to forget that (it being a desert and all) it's a pretty well organized area. No need to clear anything in the area, or fuss with land generation.

I don't "personally" enjoy basing in the oasis, but hopefully I added a couple more reasons to the mix that people would want to base there for. 

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Terribad    21

Oasis is worth a minibase, and fine to do whatever you like with it. I rarely build out farther than the grass turf immediately surrounding the lake until after summer 1, and I can see where antlion is.

Oasis is a fine spot. And public servers can have real problems with fire if they make it to summer. I agree though, as a final location Oasis is often pretty far away from the action. It all depends on your layout and wormholes though.

When I'm looking for a base I often look at swamp first, as they can be highly productive. Moon base evergreen Forest and the most central downspout nearest the ruins are my favorite summer base spots, but I spend a few days at the Oasis every summer fishing crumpled packages (to save for winter's feast) , and farming sandcastles.

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Mike23Ua    3,012

This is a small area that’s really not big enough to BE a Base, if you move far enough away from the puddle of Water you’ll end up stuck in a sand storm, and the water will dry out after Summer so it’s not all that great of a place.

There are a handful of blueprints you can fish out of the waters here, as well as some pretty Christmas decorations but I have yet to actually pull something truly Worthwhile up from out of this Water. Endless fish until it dries out again maybe??

I guess people simply just base here due to the fact that it never catches fire? You can still become too hot, but at least the tiny bit of trees here don’t catch a blaze.

It is a nice looking little Area & the Succulent Potted Plants look nice to put around your base, But depending on the character your playing as.. (I was playing Wurt) Its probably better to Base someplace else.

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ToXic Cur3    18
3 hours ago, Bothead said:

 

Now I get it. It's used during summer when the lake fills, things don't smolder, and it's a bit cooler and it's closer to the antlion. However, these aren't that necessary.

 

 

It's true of what you are saying and I agree but peeps base their just for the smolder free aspect and the oasis looks well in a base, it is fun to base in areas you usually do not set up 

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Sunset Skye    7,250
22 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

This is a small area that’s really not big enough to BE a Base, if you move far enough away from the puddle of Water you’ll end up stuck in a sand storm, and the water will dry out after Summer so it’s not all that great of a place.

The desert goggles allow you to walk normally in the sandstorm, which makes the entire biome suitable for a base because anything in the oasis or the sandstorm are immune to wildfires.

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Mike23Ua    3,012
5 minutes ago, Sunset Skye said:

The desert goggles allow you to walk normally in the sandstorm, which makes the entire biome suitable for a base because anything in the oasis or the sandstorm are immune to wildfires.

Yeah I figured that out, but as Wurt it’s still better not to base here- Luckily though my Swamp Base is Right beside the Oasis. I’m chalking it up to Lucky world Generation but still-

those hats do look hella freaking cool placed on your Merm Army though! 

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AnitaCoffee    564

Not all Oasis's are so far removed from everything else. Best one I had was right beside PK, & spider rock biome was above it. Only wish the swamp had been closer.

But yeah, I don't always base in the Oasis, but sometimes, like above, it is the best place. Easy to build on, less worry about smolder, and it's pretty.

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Terribad    21
31 minutes ago, Mike23Ua said:

This is a small area that’s really not big enough to BE a Base, if you move far enough away from the puddle of Water you’ll end up stuck in a sand storm, and the water will dry out after Summer so it’s not all that great of a place.

There are a handful of blueprints you can fish out of the waters here, as well as some pretty Christmas decorations but I have yet to actually pull something truly Worthwhile up from out of this Water. Endless fish until it dries out again maybe??

I guess people simply just base here due to the fact that it never catches fire? You can still become too hot, but at least the tiny bit of trees here don’t catch a blaze.

It is a nice looking little Area & the Succulent Potted Plants look nice to put around your base, But depending on the character your playing as.. (I was playing Wurt) Its probably better to Base someplace else.

Well, if you save your crumpled packages for winter's feast, they each have a chance of giving you a festive light. This is the best drop from the Oasis.

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LunarCat    2,696

I (personally) would base at the glommer statue because its near pig king and caves, and pigs that can be used for food and pig skin (or 049-2s if you are playing the 049 mod) and you have somewhere to run off to when summer comes around

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TemporaryMan    1,492
4 hours ago, Bothead said:

But why do you need an entire base just because of that? You can just set up a small outpost there instead. All you need is one firepit, one endothermic firepit, a few chests, one crockpot and icebox, one birdcage, some trees, and about 10 saplings and 10 grass tufts. And maybe one spider egg for monster meat and something else you may need. That's it. These are things you can easily get by like day 55.

Wait, that isn't an entire base?  I guess I build kinda light...

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CameoAppearance    1,539

It's a convenient landmark that people need to know the location of anyway, and there's no wildfires. Considering that you can make a base in any location work with enough landscaping, it's as good as anywhere else. It's not my personal first choice, which would probably be near the biggest crossroads of roads and wormholes on the map, but it works fine. 

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00petar00    137

There's really no need for such a big rant about oasis bases on public servers. There are so many new players that would actually burn the base and not having to refuel flingomatics is a big plus.

Not a good spot if you aren't on a public server and i find the best spot to be in areas with roads/wormholes, preferably closest to all the resources you need.

Its fine to make a minibase if that is what you want to do, if i am planning a to play on a world for 500-1000 days, i usually have a minibase there. Overall first two summers can be spent in caves without any troubles and actually big profit. Yes, you can clear ruins on day 12-13 with any character but there's no need to rush, when i play on my long term worlds i always leave ruins for first summer, at the second summer i look for atrium.

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Bird Up    1,199
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9 hours ago, Bothead said:

The oasis being a bit cooler is kind of pointless when you base there.

I don't think the oasis is actually any cooler than anywhere else, could be wrong tho.

Oasis bases in public servers are usually bad because they tend to be super far from portal, so it's hard for people to find the base early on, and the oasis often times is a dead end biome. Not always, but it's likely.  Public servers don't often get to summer, but when they do, they often get reset during summer. The cacti in oasis are a lot less useful than it used to be before kelp/stone fruit were introduced. Kelp and stone fruit make better veggie fillers. Dried kelp gives good sanity. It's nice to kill the ant lion early in summer to prevent earthquakes, so I guess basing oasis is nice for that, but it's pretty niche. Not useful until day 56ish. 

I try to base around dragonfly or triple mac tusks most of the time.

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Toros    1,173

Oasis base is great, particularly for your first year and because of the lack of smouldering you can have a solid summer base if you decide to base somewhere else more permanently.

I like both deserts as bases because cacti are easy sanity and pierogi, and oasis having no smouldering and free gears from tumbleweeds both solve the same problem.

It’s not overrated for first summer or for public servers though, not even a little bit.

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