AkuMasterofMasters wrote: »
The old void (pre-ghost leviathans) why is the old void scarier than the void today? Well, what's the scariest thing in the ocean and this game?
nothing, and silence..
Isummon_Durt wrote: »
I think underwater islands again. Y'know why? Bonesharks. Ya' know why bonesharks?https://youtube.com/watch?v=WnRrPqgKBS0
PhoenixSpyder wrote: »
One of the teleporters teleported me out of my prawn...luckily I made it back into my prawn and went behind the barrier!!! Didn't have time to take a shot of that...for obvious reasons!!!
Now that is scary sh*t.
(I have screenshots in my steam profile as Phoenix)
Turns out theres also alot of different rare resources down there, who would have thought hehe.
But i now have a base with unlimited, free energy, to recharge all my stuff for thoose deep water expeditions and the view is amazing when the heat vents go off!
Besides that, gotta agree with the others about the Blood Kelp. It has the creepiest atmosphere, for sure.
Sorry for the minor spoiler.
Just started a small base in the lava lakes (Freedom mode). I have a nuclear reactor for power as it's too dangerous presently to try to do a thermal with all those warpers, lava lizards and sometimes sea dragon leviathan around. Been warped out of my prawn suit countless times just walking back and forth to my cyclops around the corner. Luckily I've made it every time back to my prawn when it happens...LOL!!!
As for things that actually scare me... honestly the only thing that comes to mind is when a fish (or occasionally a chunk of terrain) spontaneously materializes in front of my Seamoth while I'm cruising along at top speed. My heart skips a beat every goddamn time that happens; I can't get used to it.
I actually like the blood kelp biomes; find the atmosphere somehow soothing. Would build a base there if it weren't so infested with hostiles. Same goes for the underwater islands, come to think of it.
I did just have my first ghost leviathan encounter, though. I was sitting near the blood kelp/lost river border just watching my surroundings... and all the sudden a shadow in the distance resolves into a ghost leviathan, beelines me, and smashes half the health off my Seamoth. Then turns around and vanishes back into the murk. I noped right out of there. Ghost, indeed. xD
For instance, take the Grand Reef. Not a very scary looking area, and it originally used to be pretty peaceful too. However, despite having never run into them, the knowledge alone that there's 2 ghost leviathans in the grand reef has, to this day, made me avoid it at all costs except for going to the floating island.
Now, take the Blood Kelp Trench. There's honestly not a whole hell of a lot of threats in the trench. You have the very occasional warper and the easy to avoid ampeels, and that's about it. But, what the area lacks in threat, it makes up for in sheer creep factor. The trench is fuggin' scary looking, and most players are probably going to avoid it upon seeing it for the first time.
In another direction, we have the Jellyshroom Caves. Not a super intimidating area, as it actually looks super cool, but once you learn that the crabsnakes will hide in the shrooms, you'll find yourself constantly looking around to make sure you're not near a potentially threatening jellyshroom.
Then, you have instances like the Crash Zone. Tbh, the Crash Zone isn't super scary compared to a lot of the other biomes, but because this is where you're most likely to encounter your first reaper... you tend to remember that and associate the area with spooks and danger.
Another particularly scary instance is if you decide to go north after reaching lifepod 6. The border of the Grassy Plateau and Dunes... That drop off is steep as hell, and the vegetation just cuts off, very suddenly. Not to mention, there can be a reaper patrolling right there if you're unlucky.
Speaking of the Dunes, how about that PDA message basically telling you that you're stupid for going there? The Dunes are terrifying because of the sheer premise. It's nothing but open ocean filled with 6 reapers. What makes it even worse is how it's completely optional, making the risk-taking even more daunting.
What about an area that's basically the opposite of the Dunes? The Inactive Lava Zone. It's hot, cramped, and well lit which are all things the Dunes are not. Not to mention, the Inactive Lava Zone doesn't have a bunch of leviathans, it instead has just 1, but BOY does that dragon do a good job of scaring the piss outta me. Not to mention the warpers that are hanging around that can kill you by sucking you into the lava.
Let's talk about some areas that I don't think are as scary, but have 1 moment or two that make you wig out a bit. We'll start with the Mushroom Forest, which is where you'll most likely encounter your first mesmer, which is a rather creepy experience. The Kelp Forest is not only visually creepy, but also homes the stalkers, which are the first legitimately scary enemy you'll most likely encounter. Hell, even the Safe Shallows has the crash fish, which can make for a decent jumpscare the first time you see one. But... How about the Floating Islands? Oh yeah. While this biome isn't necessarily scary or threatening in almost any way, it does one thing that makes my skin crawl... All that open ocean beneath it. Just open empty water that goes on for hundreds of meters. Now, that... is spooky.
There are a few areas I would consider to simply not be scary at all though. Both of the land areas are pretty tame, as is the Crag Field, Sea Treader's Path and Koosh Zone, which are honestly some of the most peaceful areas in the game imo. Hell, I actually find the Lost River peaceful, despite the leviathans there.
But, now we come to the biome that is probably my least favorite to travel to. It's the one that wigs me out the most and is probably my personal scariest biome... The Mountains. Warpers, 8 reapers, and a lot of very dark and very spacious water. All it needs is a ghost leviathan tossed in for good measure and I'd probably never be able to beat the game because I'd fear going there so much. I literally only ever go to the Mountains to get to the gun, which I only ever go to a single time after I'm cured. I've beaten the game several times, even on hardcore, but to this day, the Mountains terrify me to no end.
It doesn't help that the collision is kinda crappy there and the reapers occasionally swim in and out of mountains.
Really didn't need that to be a thing there.
If you count the void as a biome, that's pretty creepy too. Just seemingly infinite depth, and an infinite stretch, teeming with apparent complete schools of adult ghost leviathans. Íf you were to somehow escape the ghost leviathans, all you'd be left with is just you, and complete and utter darkness. Enough ocean in front of you to keep going for as long as your food supplies last. Once your PDA runs out of juice, you lose the last hope you have if hearing another voice. From then on, the only things making sounds, are whatever creatures the darkness hides.
Scariest thing I've ever saw! Still shake whenever i think about it...
Later, i decided to look for it, figured that the voice log was trying to keep me away from an AWESOME alien, but i couldn't find it again...
EDIT: A wreck works too if you get turned around and forget which way is up.
In a close second: The Void. Endless black filled with giant leviathans coming from the darkness? Nah, I'll stick to the center.