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True Survivor in Sheltered (Win 10)

True Survivor28 (15)

Survive 100 days

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Rossco7530
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Achievement won on 14 Feb 17
TA Score for this game: 2,040
Posted on 02 September 17 at 07:15
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I could write a novel about how to go about this (some might say that I havelaugh), but hopefully a few pointers will be sufficient. The first week is the hardest and possibly a bit luck based.

To start with, I used the traits listed in PsychoDelusion’s’s solution here.
Father - Courageous/Troubled
Mother - Courageous/Violent
Son - Hands On/Brain Box
Daughter - Resourceful/Bully
I took the fish pet when going for the CORRECT CODE achievement. Otherwise, I took the cat.

1. Water – this is the biggest issue. You need water to drink, to shower, to use the toilet, to care for your pet, to mop the shelter and for some of the advanced items you can make later on. On top of all that, you need water to ‘fund’ your regular expeditions into the wasteland to scrounge for goods.
2. Food – obviously, your family has to eat. Food must be scavenged early on, but the animal snares described below should take the pressure off.
3. Sleep – Your family will get tired. You need at least one bed, likely two, so they can sleep when they need to.
4. Shower – Your family will get dirty. They need a shower to clean themselves.
5. Toilet – Nuff said!
6. Fuel – if the generator runs out of fuel, your oxygen and water filters shut down. Not good!

PRIORITIES:
- Upgrade the Workbench to Tier 2 right away.
- Have the parents constantly going on expeditions. When they get back, see to their needs and send them out again. (Water supply allowing)
- Have the kids constantly maintain and upgrade the shelter. In addition to seeing to their needs, have them fix and upgrade the shelters’ machines, clean the shelter, feed the pet etc…
- Broadcast for traders when you have a spare moment or two. This can bring in some vital supplies, especially early on when things are tight.

WATER:
- Build water butts! I had about 4-5 in the first week. As I said before, water is essential in this game. The sooner you can have 150+ water storage, the easier it will be.
- Upgrade the water filter. I prioritized the efficiency and decontamination upgrades as your family can get radiation poisoning if black rain raises the contamination of your stored water. Hovering over the butt will tell you how much contamination there is – you should be safe up to about 25-30%.

FOOD:
- As soon as you can, you need to build a stove and ideally two fridges. Then place a snare trap on the surface. The snare will catch a rabbit or a deer. You can then harvest this animal, which places meat into the fridge. A rabbit gives 2-3 meat and a deer 6-8.
- Make sure the fridges are well maintained and generator keeps running. All the meat can spoil if you don’t.
- When eating meat, make sure the family member’s shower and toilet bars are in the green. If their hygiene is bad, they can get food poisoning from eating meat.
- Upgrading the workbench gives access to some better fridges and stoves. You can also build better snares that last longer/catch more animals. When one snare is gone, immediately build another one (there is also an achievement for catching 100 animals).
- It’s worth noting that a captured animal will stay there indefinitely. If your fridge is full, don’t harvest the animal. Wait until you have the space.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES:
- Build and use a mop and bucket to clean the shelter. If you start seeing rats, your shelter is dirty and needs cleaning asap.
- Use the clipboard on the wall near the radio. This will give you a summary of all the machines in the shelter and their current state. I tried to keep everything above 90%. Some things that don’t appear on the board are fuel in the generator and the need to mop the shelter so don’t rely on the board totally.
- Don’t add anyone to the shelter until you have so many resources you barely have to monitor them. More people equals more resources being used.
- Build multiple items if required. 2 beds is a must to keep things running efficiently. Multiple fridges quickly makes food a non-issue. Also, when you upgrade the Workbench, you will be able to build better items to supplement or replace existing ones.
- Keep an eye on your storage containers and build more as needed – you don’t want to have to discard valuable resources because you don’t have enough storage space.
- Build backpacks as soon as possible. Each workbench tier has a better backpack than the last which makes your scavenging more efficient. Two vests will help to protect the parents in combat.
- In combat, the axe is totally OP. My second favourite was the knife. Firearms were okay, but my family kept missing! Also, the more you fight, the more your skills improve and the better you get at it. Once you have some decent weapons, when you come across a single straggler in the wasteland I’d recommend fighting when you can – it won’t take long to up-skill your strength and speed. Just watch out for multiple or well-armed enemies.
- Losing a family member is not necessarily the end of the world, just annoying. You can recruit someone to replace them.
- You can set the family to automatically see to their own needs. While this was tempting, early on I found it was a bit of a drain on resources. If you are getting overwhelmed with trying to maintain things, give it a try but I wouldn’t recommend it.
- Often when you turn someone away from the shelter, they may damage one of the surface filters, damaging it by 20-30% (spiteful sods!). Watch out for this.
- Take the time to look through the options in the workbench. Always upgrade the machines/items you already have, as a tier 3 shower will be better than a tier 1. What you choose to build will depend on how your game is going and where you are struggling – eg. if you keep getting low on water, build more water butts.
- On that note, have a plan for what you want to upgrade/build. There are so many resources in this game that it was is to lose track. I used an old-school pencil and paper to list the resources I wanted for the next upgrade. Also, consider searching the net for information about the game – there is no real tutorial and there are heaps of things you can craft to make life easier. Having said that, there is no real need for some of the higher-Tier machines.
- Breaches… I always just ran and hid. I weighed up the hassle of having a family member die against losing some supplies – by the time the breaches start you should be cruising and able to lose supplies without much problem. I didn’t worry about hiding spots – I just went to the far end of the shelter and left some storage crates near the entrance. They never bothered me. When building the shelter, put the ladders at alternating ends.
- RT speeds up time. Just be careful your shelter isn’t being neglected!
- The game auto-saves at random times. If someone gets killed, or a breach goes badly you can shut the game down and start again – usually before the problem occurred.

So that’s it. Not too bad. Early on you can fail if you get unlucky with food/water/rain. Once you get through 15-20 days, you should be cruising. You should end up with a rhythm – the kids maintain the shelter and the parents scavenge, rest up, then scavenge again.
I hope this solution helps. Good luck surviving the wasteland!
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