KevinWalter Posted February 25, 2018 Share Posted February 25, 2018 So, this isn't quite the longest I've struggled to survive before. In fact, this is probably the most robust colony I've built so far. I'm using structures and strategies I've never used before, which is refreshing. For instance, this is actually the first time I've ever cultivated Bristle Blossoms, which was a nice change. Only took me nearly 100 hours and multiple colonies to work up to it (I think the recent agriculture changes might have forced my hand a little, but that was a welcome change, imo). Anywho, this is my base... It's not the most I've ever explored, but being surrounded on almost every single side by swamp biomes has made exploration... unappealing. The biggest issue is the fact that I haven't found a single geyser. Not one. Of any kind. No chlorine. No natural gas. No steam. I'm also focusing on hydrogen bubblers for the first time. I used to be luckier with algae spawns before, with large deposits in nearby purple biomes and stuff. No such luck this time. Of course, there's tons tucked in with all that nasty slime, but it's all germy, and slimelung terrifies me. This is my current oxygen/hydrogen generator. Something I saw on Brothgar's channel. Works well. Powers itself. Been running for 20 cycles or so completely disconnected from the rest of the power grid, and those wheezeworts are doing the job of cooling things pretty well along with those shift plates, made of igneous rock. However, there's a problem... My face is accurately reflected on those of my dupes... So the question is... what can I do? Oxygen is the most obvious desperate requirement right now. I've resorted to running a liquid tepidizer in my polluted water tank (something I probably should have set up earlier), to bring it up to 50c to kill off the food poisoning germs. It hasn't killed all of them yet, but I've started pumping it through a sieve and into my water tank there, just so I can generate SOME air. Those two compactors in the water there are for ice/snow, which I've started taking in relatively small quantities from those two ice biomes I've explored. It's cooling down the hot water as it's dumped into the tank pretty well. This is obviously a very short term solution. I think I have two options. The first would be tapping into those germ-less pools of polluted water in all those swamp biomes. Is it possible to do this without being destroyed by slimelung? Another option is to temporarily switch to harvesting slime/algae from the swamp biomes, distilling the slime and using algae for oxygen again while trying to find a steam geyser. But again... slimelung. And since I don't have a chlorine geyser either, it makes scrubbing the slime/algae difficult. So what can I do? Can I do anything? Or should I just give up on this colony? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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