There is no easy way to catalog all the things you can find in The Pit and honestly, that would kind of spoil the fun. But there are a few things you should know about these things.Damage
You and the creatures you are fighting are not the only thing that can take damage in The Pit. Everything has a durability – your weapons will slowly break down, lockers and other props can get caught in a grenade explosion, and of course your armor is going to take a beating.
Some of this damage will happen just through use. Other times it may happen due to an enemy’s corrosive attack. Some traps even destroy Items you’re carrying.
PIT TIP! Aw, you failed to unlock that door and now the lock is busted. Don’t worry about it! Attack the door, using the ARROW KEYS to specify it as a target, and bust it open. Once busted though, there’s no closing it again.Repair
What you break, you can fix. Sometimes. Different Items can be repaired in a variety of ways. There are Items you can specifically use to patch up armor. You can find portable repair kits, though they have a limited number of uses. And sometimes you’ll find a repair unit, much as you’d find a cooker unit or lab station unit. These props might need some repair themselves, but once working, you can repair your weapons and armor. Charges
Some Items have markers showing they have multiple uses. For things like First Aid Kits or SolForce Ration packs, it’s just the number of times you can use it before there is no more to use. This also goes for more complex Sharpening Kits or Ballistics Repair Kits – they can only be used a limited number of times.
Some Items however can be recharged – one example would be Items that use energy when they are used. Once used up, you can look for a charging hub and if you can successfully get it working, you can re-charge the item!Skilled Items
Some Items provide a boost to a particular skill. The simplest example is a Lock Pick Kit, which will increase your Lock pick Skill. As outlined above, some of these have limited uses – a Lock Pick Kit will only help on a limited number of doors. But others can be used indefinitely, provided you don’t lose them.
Some particularly fantastic Items can be used and if successful, they will improve a Stat. This is some very alien technology however, so using it will test your Skill and if you should fail, well, there may be unpleasant effects.Interacting & Using Props
Rooms throughout The Pit are filled with props – Crafting Units, lockers, rot piles, stasis pods… lots of stuff! Some of it is just there as set dressing, some of it is once useful things now busted, and some of it is in working order and all you have to do it crack into it and see what’s inside.
When you step up to a Prop, its name will appear – you can also find this out by putting the mouse pointer over it and a tool tip will appear with the name. Interacting with the Prop is as simple as PRESSING SPACE. If interacting with the Prop can be aided by Items, a pop-up will appear, giving you the option to use a particular item (this is hand for when you can pick the lock of a Prop, but you might not want to use your limited Lock Pick Set uses. If the interaction doesn’t use a helpful item, or you have no Items that can help, the action will begin – hacking the system, picking the lock, etc.
These things take time however and can be interrupted by attacking enemies, so choose when to interact with Props carefully. If interrupted, you can try again.
Like doors, it is possible to bust a prop, either through damage or a botched interaction, in which case, you can’t try and interact again. You broke it. That’s why you can’t have nice things.
PIT TIP! Most props in a room are big enough you have to move around them. Rot Piles are just rubbish though, so you can walk right over them, right? Yeah, but there might be Items in that pile of yuck! As with any other prop, stand next (or on) the pile and PRESS SPACE to search it!Doors
Doors are important in the game and have their own unique place in the scheme of things. For starters, like all other props, they can be damaged (which is handy for busting a locked one open when you can’t pick it), and interacted with; pick the lock, open and close.
Some doors however are special. They aren’t your simple little sci-fi doors that swoosh open with a pleasant sound. They’re meant to keep people out… or things in. You will recognize these doors by the greek symbols they display. You can still pick them and bust them open, but they are extremely difficult compared to a standard door. If you’re lucky, you might find a Key Card item that matches the symbol – they will open the door in a jiff!
PIT TIP! Don’t read Greek? Well, that’s the public school system of the 21st century for you. But don’t worry – move the mouse over the door to see the tool tip and the door’s Greek designation!Picking Up Items
You’ve cracked a locker or finished off a security bot, and some Items drop to the floor. You can pick them up into your Inventory by PRESSING G, or if the floor is particularly cluttered and you only want to pick up select Items, PRESS CTRL+G.Inventory
Your Inventory is the amount of stuff you can carry all at once. This is determined by your Might Stat. As it increases, the Inventory space available to you will also increase. Some equip-able Items, like utility belts, will also add to the space size of your Inventory.
1- You and all the wearable equipment you currently have on.
2- The weapon you’re holding – as in the SotSDex, you can see all its stats and info.
3- Four slots into which you can place any item you want quick-key access to, like a favorite weapon, or a medical kit. PRESSING 1-4 will switch to that weapon or automatically Use the item. Simply drag-and-drop Items into the slots as you wish
4- Tool tip pop-up will provide you basic stats and info on that item. For weapons, anything listed in red indicates your Skill is underdeveloped or currently impaired.
5- Right-click menu gives you a variety of options for an item – you can Use or Equip it, drop it (how many scent glands do you really need?), or open up the full SotSDex entry for the item (handy.) Items that can be used in one of the four quick use slots will have an option to be placed into a slot.
6- Five icon buttons that will filter your Inventory – if you just want to see what weapons you have, click the gun icon and so on. This becomes very handy with a large, full Inventory, and you’re not sure what’s food and what ammo.