This guide will break down the Surviving the Abyss Emergent Events we've discovered and explain what each of the choices will get you.
How Surviving the Abyss Emergent Events Work
Surviving the Abyss Emergent Events are decisions that you'll have to make at random intervals throughout the game, usually centered on a specific Building in your base.
In some cases, there are "good" choices that will gain you a benefit in exchange for some resources or other penalty. In some cases, however, there are no good choices -- there are just bad choices and you'll have to select from the least-worst penalty.
Surviving the Abyss Emergent Events List
Here is a list of all of the Surviving the Abyss Emergent Events that we've encountered in the pre-release Early Access version of the game.
A message comes in stating that someone is having a birthday party and requesting Food for that party.
- Of course, take as much Food as you need.
- Result -
- Take half of the amount required.
- Result - Food -10, Crew Relations +0
- No, we can't afford it.
- Result - Crew Relations -5
If you can spare the Food, take the "Of course, take as much Food as you need," option. Food is much easier to regain compared to Crew Relations in most situations.
The Coal Extractor team discovers an unusually hard Coal vein. You have two choices:
- Allow the Crew to assess the Coal Vein.
- Result - Gain Coal, -1 Crew, +30 Research Data Points
- Try to extract the vein.
- Result - Gain Coal, Coal Extractor damaged.
Either choice will result in some negative consequences, but you'll gain Coal with both choices. It's preferable not to lose any Crew, though, especially since you can easily gain Research Points otherwise.
Copper For Your Thoughts
A researcher states that they can improve Power production with enough of the correct resource. Using Iron will get you a small benefit and using Copper will get you a larger benefit.
A message comes in that a Building has suffered a malfunction.
- Result - Building Damaged
The Building will be damaged after this Emergent Event takes place. You'll have to click the Repair button in order to get the Building working again.
Buildings that are not 100% staffed (including Scientists and Engineers) are vulnerable to Critical Malfunctions. Ensure that all Buildings have all of their Crew Assignment slots filled to prevent this Emergent Event from happening.
Something Moving Above the Facility
A message comes in warning that something "unusually large" is moving above the building.
- Result - Unlocks UV-C Light Research, activates attacks from the Anomaly.
Once this Emergent Event happens, you'll be vulnerable to attacks from the Anomaly. You'll need to Research UV-C Light and turn it on to repel future attacks.
A message comes in stating that some of the Crew has a Stomach Virus and are unable to work.
- Result - N/A
This Emergent Event appears to be broken in the pre-release Early Access version of the game. However, it can be inferred from the description that the intended result is for some of your Crew to get sick, requiring you to Research and Build a Hospital in order to cure them. That will be the likely solution when this Emergent Event is properly implemented.
That's the end of our Surviving the Abyss Emergent Events Guide. Make sure to take a peek at our other guides, too!