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โ€‹Lightning took out my only source of power!

A topic by Spitty created 195 days ago Views: 243 Replies: 2
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Lightning struck my Geo-thermal power source in Tenari Glacier and now I can't build anything in order to produce power to fix it. Is there anything I can do or is this another bug? I think you should add the objective to build a power collecting structure or have one already as part of the base that needs repair. Or something. Screen Shot

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What difficulty setting were you playing on? I'm surprised lighting would hit a building that early unless you were playing on Insane difficulty (or something harder than Normal).

Yes, it's painful when that happens as there's no good way to recover if you don't have backup, and we may add logic in the future to make lightning less likely to hit your only Geothermal if you only have one.

At the same time, this is, to be frank, part of the game. Your best bet is to make sure you cover your colony with Lightning Towers and acquire backup power sources as soon as possible.

I was playing on the 2nd to most difficult setting. And I understand where you are coming from saying that it is part of the game. It was my fault for not preparing for such a scenario. I had to start over, which was kind of disappointing but not too big of a deal for me.

However, it might be a big deal to others. Especially if they follow the building sequence of objectives that are laid out (as I was) to then be powerless (literally) to do anything for the colony and need to start over. But the simple insertion of the objective to build a backup power source some time prior to a planned lightning strike on the generator would be a great way to challenge the player to prioritize the repair of the generator before that backup power runs out. =)