Apologies if this thread is made redundant by the “Show and Tell” thread for vehicles, but I don’t think it is. And I feel like a big turd when I inundate the noob question thread.
My question is this: how do you guys go about building your custom vehicles? I’m an AVID follower of the “show and tell” thread, and the fact that you can build a vehicle quite literally from the ground up is one of the most unique aspects of this rogue-like. I’ve been playing this game for a long while but due to preferences in style and a feeling that sometimes vehicles can be very OP I never really got into the Deathmobile scene, just preferred to check the thread and see other’s awesome creations.
But now…I am hooked. I cannot stop. I dream of a day where me and a couple NPC buddies convoy into an unexplored town Mad Max style amidst a cacophony of explosions, a hail of bullets, and lots of fire. LOTS of fire. I said fire in my head too many times and now it doesn’t sound like a real word anymore. I realize that a day when NPC’s can control a vehicle may never come, but to borrow the words of the revered Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story, “Mrs. Potato Head…Mrs. Potato Head…Mrs. Potato Head…Hey, I can dream, can’t I?”
But I digress. I typically go for electric, but don’t have the ability to fabricate quantum panels yet. Is it more feasible to use conventional gasoline or diesel engines earlier in the game? With hordes enabled I’m hesitant to make TOO much noise, my vehicle construction strategy is usual smash and grab: start with a functional solar SUV or solar car, acquire tools, mounted forge/welding rig in the back, then locate a vehicle that has stuff I like (mil comp. armor, minfridge, chem station and such) and add it piecemeal, using a centralized location such as a cleared and isolated gas station as a base until I can become a full on mobile nomad.
Recently snagged a few enhanced electric engines from an Atomic tank, but even my current build (8 enhanced solar panels) probably doesn’t have the battery life capability to use one of them efficiently enough for me to replace the large electric engine I’m currently operating with. Do people who run with solar just install a bum-load of storage batteries on their vehicles?
Do those who play with hordes enabled use gas/diesel vehicles freely? Obviously there are many deathmobiles that have been created to withstand hordes, but is it worth the attention you draw? I’m also not an end-gamer (so to speak…my house rule end-game scenario is to have an electric plowing and seed-drill tractor and an electric advanced reaper tractor, corn crop, oat or wheat crop, three fruit crops and three other vegetable crops, and cannabis crop. This can be somewhat tough to achieve with hordes enabled and NPC spawn cranked up) so I’ve never ventured to the nether or used one of those fancy cargo portals or alternative power sources.
I think this was an adequately long and random starting post.