saltyspecula wrote: »
My favourite story happened yesterday.
I left my Lost River Research Station outpost base and returned to my safe shallows first base for a few things I had left behind. I kept hearing a Reaper Leviathan screaming, even though I shouldn't. I turned to the window and there was one in the safe shallows right next to my starting lifepod. I used my remaining materials to create and upgrade a second combat focused prawn suit and then engaged the Leviathan.
It picked me up, pushed me through the ground and dropped me. I fell through the world and finally landed in the depths of the Inactive Lava Zone. I had to slowly walk my way back up from the Inactive Lava Zone to the surface and from there got out of my docked prawn, pulled out my combat knife and stasis gun. I proceeded to keep it stuck in stasis outside my base and then blunt 3 knives on it's face until it finally died.
On the upside, I got a free, completely safe Leviathan scan for my logbook now!
Crossx2 wrote: »
Best story of Subnautica, I was observing a reaper in what I thought was the safety of my cyclops once. It proceeded to stick its head through the window and grab me. I learned that day the long arm of the (ocean) law.
Zapty wrote: »
I got this game in the Winter sale, so I don't have much time in it.
I was on Mountain Island, walking around, when I saw a flying stingray. I wondered if I could ride it, so I waited until it flew near the hill I was standing, then I jumped on it. It spun around and then started to fly over the island.
Then I fell off and died.
LordPotatoTheXXXVIII wrote: »
Your best subnautica story huh? Mine is easily my first face to face encounter with a reaper.
I was zooming around the northeast mushroom forest in my semi-new sea moth, looking for the elusive final "cyclops engine fragment" after discovering the bridge and hull when poking around the map searching for magnetite for thermal plants. When met with no success I decided to check the outer crash zone border, right on the reaper spawn.
I didn't know it was a reaper spawn, and barely knew what a reaper was. All I had seen was a lucky glimpse followed a short panic dash to the ship entrance when I saw a giant snake with pokey mandible things ready to eat me and my battery sucking seaglide. I promptly booked it to the nearest safe-ish zone available.
At the forest I was thinking of going back after ending up with a bad combination of horrible driving skills and the bright idea to leave my welder to save a single inventory slot when I run right into, literally, both a reaper and the argueably the most feared bug in the game. Yes, I had been driving RIGHT BY THE REAPER SPAWN when the son of a gun popped in right in my face. The impact with the reaper alone brought my sea moth from ~50 health to 38. Than it turned around.
Oddly calm but still very spooked I looked at my situation. Knowing that my seamoth was toast I swam as fast as I could away, back into the forest. I took stock of what I had. No seaglide, left it with the welder. Only one O2 tank with me. Figured that I could make it to the surface with 20 seconds of oxygen. So I waited. I listened to the reaper scream it's lungs out. I waited a bit past the first O2 warning.
Than I swam up. And lo and behold the reaper was right above my face. Fully panicked this time I swam sideways hoping to avoid it, not even thinking about oxygen anymore. Than the world started to fade to black. I failed to react in time to see where, exactly, was up. I gave my blind and dying character my best guess and mourned all the lithium and titanium I had acquired in my journey. Than, as if a blessing from the heavens, *foomp.* I thought I had died, realized that I hadn't, than looked down and had just enough time to appreciate the absurdity of what had just happened. I had hit an air bubble from the purple coral. Than the reaper decided to remind me of his presence, forcefully. I stared at that screen, long after the death animation had finished, so long I got food warnings, just trying to understand what had just happened.
This game is awesome, and can really scare the heck out of you when it wants to. The devs are doing a great job on this one and despite being an early access game and still full of bugs is easily one of my favorite games of all time.
Rising_Dusk wrote: »
My favorite story in Subnautica?
I'd have to say the first time I went to the Sea Treader path, as strange as that may sound. I had never seen one of these creatures before, and when I encountered my first herd it was exciting. Then, after I followed them looking for manure to power my base and started heading back, I heard the sound of a number of creatures popping into existence and... I was attacked by four warpers at once in my PRAWN suit. At the time I had the propulsion cannon and drill arm equipped, so I maneuvered in epic combat to dodge the attacks, picked up shale outcrops, and launched them at the creatures until they teleported away. I managed to do so well in the encounter that I never once got teleported out of my PRAWN, and yet the thing was sparking by the end from their claw attacks. I quickly fled at that point and made it back home.
None of my encounters with reaper leviathans or even the dragon leviathan have since been as stressful as that warper battle. Hopefully you enjoyed the story!