Arctic Expansion concept art megathread

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  • SkopeSkope Wouldn't you like to know ;) Join Date: 2016-06-07 Member: 218212Members Posts: 1,171 Advanced user
    edited July 7
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    I've been skulking around here for almost four years.

    Yet I still have no idea what's going on.
  • SnoutchiSnoutchi Join Date: 2017-11-27 Member: 234144Members Posts: 20 Advanced user
    edited July 7
    Yeah that's what I tought it was and it is scarier than last time I saw it around: we could see a small spike trap with a big seamoth on top so I didn't tought it would be that large
  • Morph_GuyMorph_Guy Join Date: 2016-04-21 Member: 216034Members Posts: 490 Advanced user
    RowletAlex wrote: »
    More biome concept art!
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    This one is of the surface. There are lots of odd coral things which I really want to decorate a base with. Also, GIANT SKYRAYS ARE BACK.

    I wouldn't say that they're back just because of that. I'm hoping they're in but I don't think there's been any confirmation or deconfirmation.


  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    Thanks for the spike trap link. It looks very scary/cool. When you said 'spike trap' it imagined something my lumbering PRAWN might get its foot stuck into. Shown to scale in this pic I shudder at the possibility this might just be the mouthparts of a much larger sandworm type creature lurking below (listed as a plant you say ? it's probably quite harmless then).

    I guess these grow in weedy environments, making for some tense and cautious exploration. Alternatively, I could imagine an obvious dense field of them growing under the low ceiling of an ice-shelf. Assuming they're blind, navigating past them would be possible in a Seamoth by carefully avoiding collisions with tentacles. If placed at a chokepoint this could determine which kind of vehicles you could immediately take forward into the next biome. Nice.

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    Hunter387
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    See I started something in a thread I feel accomplished now anyway but imagine if only the tentacles where visible at first now that would be a different story. “Hey I’m just gonna take a look at this seaweed over here.” Well there goes Billy bob...
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    I always was a fool with a scanner in hand
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    edited July 8
    BlueBottle wrote: »
    I always was a fool with a scanner in hand

    Well that makes two of us
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    edited July 9
    Also I don’t know if this is off topic but what is going on with the lily pad islands. I saw them on the wiki for coming in a future update I don’t know if it’s coming in the expansion or what
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    Hard to imagine them in the Arctic. Does anyone know if UWE intends to update content in the base game henceforth?
  • FlametuskFlametusk Sparse Reef Join Date: 2018-01-24 Member: 235582Members Posts: 69 Advanced user
    Maybe a second expansion? Or maybe they're set for a non-Arctic part of the expansion?
    It is my opinion that the best place to build a base is the northern end of the Sparse Reef.

    That moment when you accidentally eat the last Marblemelon.
  • rockk45rockk45 Australia Join Date: 2018-07-09 Member: 242042Members Posts: 2 Freshly registered user
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    Lol, I can always recognise my own kind!
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    edited July 9
    Yeah I don’t know but I think that it’s gonna be for the base game. But subnautica isn’t fully out yet on Xbox so anything is possible. Also here’s the linkhttp://subnautica.wikia.com/wiki/Lilypad_Islands
    Imagine an icy Lilypad Islands.
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    Yeah I like em a lot, but I just can't picture them in an Arctic Biome though.
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  • SnoutchiSnoutchi Join Date: 2017-11-27 Member: 234144Members Posts: 20 Advanced user
    Hunter387 wrote: »
    Yeah I don’t know but I think that it’s gonna be for the base game. But subnautica isn’t fully out yet on Xbox so anything is possible. Also here’s the linkhttp://subnautica.wikia.com/wiki/Lilypad_Islands
    Imagine an icy Lilypad Islands.

    I don't think this would be part of the expansion because it will be about the artic and I cannot picture them in the artic either but I still think it could be really awsome (in the artic or not)!
    Hunter387
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    edited July 9
    Actually it would be nice to see them installed above the Dunes. They'd fill out a very sparse biome and give you a platform to take a breather from your Reaper leviathan anxiety. But do you think anything lives up there on top of them? I imagined a troublesome 3m tall heron type creature who likes to peck curiously at your Seamoth canopy.

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    Hunter387
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    BlueBottle wrote: »
    Actually it would be nice to see them installed above the Dunes. They'd fill out a very sparse biome and give you a platform to take a breather from your Reaper leviathan anxiety. But do you think anything lives up there on top of them? I imagined a troublesome 3m tall heron type creature who likes to peck curiously at your Seamoth canopy.

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    Now that would be for the books
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    Snoutchi wrote: »
    Hunter387 wrote: »
    Yeah I don’t know but I think that it’s gonna be for the base game. But subnautica isn’t fully out yet on Xbox so anything is possible. Also here’s the linkhttp://subnautica.wikia.com/wiki/Lilypad_Islands
    Imagine an icy Lilypad Islands.

    I don't think this would be part of the expansion because it will be about the artic and I cannot picture them in the artic either but I still think it could be really awsome (in the artic or not)!

    Icy lily pads = mind blown
  • RowletAlexRowletAlex Eleventy-seven Nonexistent Street, Nowhereville, Outer Space. Join Date: 2018-03-16 Member: 239126Members Posts: 53 Advanced user
    IIRC, one of the devs said there would not be any more content additions to the basegame. This doesn’t mean the lily pads must be icy should they go in. *spoiler alert* In the end credits scene we see the Arctic is MASSIVE (as big as the current map) so we probably won’t get all of it. Should we get enough open ocean we could reasonably get a lily pad islands that’s cold, but there isn’t ice drifting about. However, the idea of giant lily pads rooted to icebergs sounds REALLY COOL.
    Morph_Guy wrote: »
    RowletAlex wrote: »
    More biome concept art!
    g899il0akus7.jpeg
    This one is of the surface. There are lots of odd coral things which I really want to decorate a base with. Also, GIANT SKYRAYS ARE BACK.

    I wouldn't say that they're back just because of that. I'm hoping they're in but I don't think there's been any confirmation or deconfirmation.
    Well that’s a given, but I’m glad the devs acknowledged their existence. It’s better than being relegated to one Early Access trailer and then being forgotten entirely.
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    edited July 10
    How about the Twisty Bridges though. Got any love for those?

    I thought maybe some transparent crystalline ice ones might look cool in the Arctic. Maybe crawling with little blobby slug things. When your char gets dehydrated she can just squeeze a refreshing slushy out of one of them.
    Snoutchi
  • FlametuskFlametusk Sparse Reef Join Date: 2018-01-24 Member: 235582Members Posts: 69 Advanced user
    I hope the twisty bridges are extremely twisty. And don't turn out to be fossilized tentacles. Or maybe that would make more sense? Actually, I do hope that they turn out to be fossilized tentacles of some truly colossal creature - something that makes the creature in the lost river look like a mere rockgrub.
    It is my opinion that the best place to build a base is the northern end of the Sparse Reef.

    That moment when you accidentally eat the last Marblemelon.
    BlueBottleSnoutchi
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    edited July 10
    Sure, the slugs could just be the beard-lice of some slumbering Lovecraftian nightmare. Too bad you started up that drill-arm!
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    Snoutchi
  • Hunter387Hunter387 Join Date: 2018-07-01 Member: 241853Members Posts: 74 Advanced user
    Now y’all are scaring me...
  • Morph_GuyMorph_Guy Join Date: 2016-04-21 Member: 216034Members Posts: 490 Advanced user
    Another new concept just got released on discord.
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    BlueBottleSnoutchi
  • FlametuskFlametusk Sparse Reef Join Date: 2018-01-24 Member: 235582Members Posts: 69 Advanced user
    Looks like something out of FFXIV. I like it!
    It is my opinion that the best place to build a base is the northern end of the Sparse Reef.

    That moment when you accidentally eat the last Marblemelon.
  • BlueBottleBlueBottle Australia Join Date: 2018-02-03 Member: 236674Members Posts: 306 Advanced user
    Wow, that's gives a very alien feel!

    What are those red things then? Some kind of terrestrial giant tubeworm? Maybe in a light breeze their tentacles flow out to snare the odd passing skyray.

    Also seems like a lot more of the gameplay will take place out of the water. Thanks for the pic @Morph_Guy .
  • TheBoss097TheBoss097 Join Date: 2018-04-25 Member: 240313Members Posts: 12 Fully active user
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