The Survivalist's Survivor Survival Guide (WIP)

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The Survivalist's Survivor Survival Guide (WIP)

Post by NoahKirchner » 05 Jan 2017, 04:26

Are you having trouble surviving as a survivor? Do you always get caught early on by runners, huggered, and then left to die slowly and painfully in the nest with no hope of ever rejoining the round? Well then this guide is for you.


Xenomorph and You
Whenever you spawn in as a survivor, you know the entirety of the Xenomorph life cycle. Their entire goal is to further their own with you, and your main goal needs to be avoiding this happen. Keep in the back of your mind that, at the very beginning, seeing a Xeno is not a death sentence, but a sign that you should get out of dodge and find a new hiding spot, because they DID see you. If it's later into the round and you're not barricaded in and they have a hugger then you're done for, try to hold out and be as much of a pain in the ass as possible in a desperate hope that a marine may scare them off.

You also know that xenomorphs infect monkeys. Does this mean that you should go on a monkey hunt and slaughter every one you can find? NO It doesn't. What you SHOULD keep in mind about monkeys, however, is that monkeys live in the jungle and Research. So you may wish to avoid those places.

Domes and You

Nexus: The first building that the majority of the young runners will check, expecting you to go headfirst into the armory, gear up to the teeth, and then slip on a banana peel right infront of them. Stay away from it unless you'd like to fall right into their trap.

Engineering: Basically the miniature nexus. Every xeno first hits the Nexus, then hits Engineering. Try to get in and out as quickly as possible if you need to, and only try to set up power if you have a friend to watch your back.

Telecomms: The third and last stop of your average Young Runner. Telecomms has a tool machine, meaning that it can make you welding helmets to block huggers and a myriad of tools for you to use at your own discretion, I'd recommend hitting here early on.

Secure Storage: Difficult to get into, but worth it. The only one of the domes to have weapons and mines, but near impossible to get into without a lot of time or some well placed explosives.

IA Dome: If you can make your way inside, it serves as a great holdout spot due to its blast doors. Furthermore it has a holdout pistol if you're really hurting for a weapon, and some other miscellaneous loot lying around.

Fitness: Not particularly useful besides as a connector to the research dome. You may wish to avoid it due to the research dome holding monkeys.

Robotics: Good for tools, metal, and various other materials providing you can get the doors open. It is, however, rather open and doesn't make for a great hiding place because of its unfinished and open nature.

Medbay: Good for its metal and medical supplies, bad for everything else. It's the first building the xenos see when they come south of the river, and you're bound to be ripped to shreds if you stay here too long.

Cargo Area: Great for supplies, tools, and other objects that you may need, but likely to be an area that the xenos see as they come down into the nexus. Tread carefully and move quickly.

Hydro: Not particularly useful, like a medbay but without the metal.

Water Treatment Plant: Near useless, but it'd make for a nice challenge.

Chef's Bunker: Contains weapons and is pre-barricaded, could also make for an interesting roleplay situation.

The Predator Temple: Stay away, angry rasta men inside.

Crashed Ship: Not the best idea.

Survival Tactics
There are generally three ways to survive as a survivor.

You can hide in an obscure locker like a coward, do nothing, and wait for the marines to come save you.

You can take the metal and tools you've gathered and build yourself a nice barricaded dome, keeping the xenos far away until the marines come to save you.

You can go north of the river and attempt to make a home in the caves. Much riskier than the previous two, but could also make for some interesting roleplay if done correctly. However, DO NOT USE YOUR PICKAXE TO DIG INTO THE XENO HIVE AND KILL ALL THE LARVA, IT'S AGAINST THE RULES.


Hopefully you can use the information provided to make the best of your survivor rounds, whether you spend it in the safe company of marines on the Sulaco, or stealing from the marines on the ground to add to your own arsenal. Good luck.








(NOTE): Not entirely done yet, this will be added to in the future if I can think of anything to add or if anything is suggested.
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Re: The Survivalist's Survivor Survival Guide (WIP)

Post by Sad_Corn » 05 Jan 2017, 18:41

So, I SHOULD USE MY PICAXE TO DIG INTO THE XENO HIVE AND KILL ALL THE LARVA, BECAUSE ISN'T AGAINST THE RULES?
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Post by Shyguychizzy » 05 Jan 2017, 19:45

Mhmmmmm time to wall off caves. Ain't no power gaming. Now time to build the wall! Also you left out face protection breh...one of the crucial things to have or if able to obtain...it be worth the risk.
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Re: The Survivalist's Survivor Survival Guide (WIP)

Post by Rocco Ward » 18 Jan 2017, 02:06

One other tip I'd like to add..... play dead. Seriously, it works!
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Re: The Survivalist's Survivor Survival Guide (WIP)

Post by Halinder » 18 Jan 2017, 18:33

I dunno. I have a method that works pretty well.

1. Go to robotics and get the pistol there.
2. Go to engineering and shoot open the electrical supplies locker, get insulated gloves and a multitool.
3. Fix up one generator, then set up the SMES units while not touching the spotlights.
4. Hack the vending machine for two welding helmets, carry one in-hand unless you looted a body for a backpack or something.
5. Test one of the lower engi doors for wires, focus on test light and bolt.
6. Go to the armory with your welding helmet flipped down the entire time (it doesn't matter if it blocks your vision, since it only covers regular flashlight range and you're not going to be shooting things anyway).
7. Hack open the doors to the vault via testlight-crowbar-bolt.
8. Hack open the vault via bolt-testlight-crowbar-bolt.
9. Get the C4 inside and whatever else you want, might want to use the toolbox to carry your things?
10. Go to secure storage, C4 in (preferably through the blast doors), set up mines, false-wall the entrance and hang out. You can take apart supply crates and racks in the meantime to build a decentish base, and if you've got wire you can hook in egrilles.

This entire thing should take you about ten minutes. If you're moving too slowly, I suggest welding yourself into engineering and blocking the windows.
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Post by adamkad2 » 19 Feb 2017, 14:51

Hide in lockers. seriously, it works. Or find area that has 2 walls and empty space between them but no enterances, make a fakewall out of one, hide.
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Post by Casgair » 19 Feb 2017, 15:27

Name yourself as a bald default "Colonist Tevin Marks" or whatever, remove and put on all his clothes, then Rest on top of the NPC body. No one will suspect a thing.

Oh, also if you end up spawning near Medbay/Science, the Toolbox on the west side of the Science building can be a quick (if clunky) way to get tools. Going the Miner route, if there's a shovel available you should be able to make fortifications out of sandstone walls in addition to any metal you might have handy. Need someone to verify that, though.

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Post by Swagile » 19 Feb 2017, 16:10

Open supply crates with your default spawn crowbar.

It drops USMC uniform (incredibly useful if you get armor and generally protective), a toolbelt (fully stocked but your lucky if you get this drop), misc tools, and marine boots (very good for protection and if you find a bayonet, even better).

If you couldn't find tools, hope for RNG to get you that toolbelt via supply crates.
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Post by adamkad2 » 20 Feb 2017, 16:51

Get a welding mask if possibru
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Post by Swagile » 20 Feb 2017, 17:02

Always get a gun.

Not just in self defense, but you can use it to bust open engineering lockers for welding helmets + toolbelt.
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Post by James5734 » 26 Apr 2017, 10:47

My tip is to hide in botany lockers. The xenomorphs rarely check botany to begin with in the early game. Lockers are used even less.
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Post by adamkad2 » 27 Apr 2017, 10:33

bust into some lil hole, make fake wall, hide in locker, win
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Post by sicktrigger » 27 Jul 2017, 05:22

please don't take a survivor slot if all you're gonna do is hide in a locker until the marines show up
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Post by Swagile » 27 Jul 2017, 11:52

Thats the only way to survive on LV unless you have two other competent survival spawns and your near guns.
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Post by Chaznoodles » 27 Jul 2017, 13:12

1. Get to the Nexus and get the weapons within the Security Office within the first 100 seconds that larva take to evolve to runners.
2. Get tools from Engineering and bust into the Armory, have the other survivors watch your back.
3. Use the tables in the Security Office to fortify the one-tile entrance to the Armory.
4. Slaughter aliens.
5. If you feel that you're getting overrun, use a C4 to blow the south wall and run.

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Post by Swagile » 27 Jul 2017, 13:46

> not using the C4 to blow into Secure Storage and make it into an impenetrable fort.

what are you, bald???
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Post by adamkad2 » 22 Nov 2017, 18:00

Swagile wrote:
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> not using the C4 to blow into Secure Storage and make it into an impenetrable fort.

what are you, bald???
secure storage isnt too good, you just box in untill you die because the aliens evolved a boiler, in sec atleast you can harras properly
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Post by Mister Jeether » 22 Nov 2017, 18:57

Secure Storage is a fine place to hide on, specially for that sweet pulse rifle. Build some barricades on whatever hole you made to break in and hope Xenos don't check it.

If they do, Use that rifle.
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