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Sushisky Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:12pm
Creepiest and safest biomes in your opinion?
Which biome is the creepiest (which one is unsettling, makes you feel on edge constantly.) and which one do you feel is the safest (obviously other than Safe Shallows)? And give reasons why :P

My creepiest biomes are Sparse Reef, Grand Reef, and Dunes.

Sparse Reef: I realize that there is basically nothing there that can attack you. It's actually like one of the safest biomes in the game, maybe even the safest (yes, maybe safer than Safe Shallows because sometimes Stalkers come from Kelp Forest). But knowing that, I don't feel reassured one bit. It is so eerie! Like the murky green water, the creepy, empty music, and how there's literally like nothing there. I like having fish around me, and yes there are fish but not too many. It's just unsettling to me.

Grand Reef: I hate how deep it is. I mean I've gone deeper, I've gone to the Lava Lakes but I went through Blood Kelp Trench (which is tight, because it's a narrow trench), and went into the Lost River then went from there. I think the deepness of the Grand Reef scares me because it's so open. And also, GL's roaming around the open area of the Grand Reef...

Dunes: To be fully honest, I haven't been in the Dunes yet. And that's the thing. It's so terrifying I can't even go near the border. I have seen it, though, and I can tell you that I don't want to go in there anytime soon. The Reapers, and how open it is. There's like nothing to protect you and the place is swarming with Reapers. Yeah, no thanks.

Now my safest biomes are (again, other than Safe Shallows) Grassy Plateus and Lost River (yes, you heard me right, the Lost River. But I have reasons!)

Grassy Plateus: I don't know why, but whenever I hear or see Reefbacks I feel safe (yes, I know there's a Reefback in the Sparse Reef but I never see it or hear it because my Sparse Reef base is quite deep, right next to the Grand Reef). They're gentle giants that I love! I just love being in the Grassy Plateus. I like how deep it is, too. Not too deep so that there's no sun but not too shallow. It's really peaceful, too, other than the Sandsharks.

Lost River: Now this may sound wacky but I genuinely feel safe in this biome, at least in Creative mode. It's not too open, and I love the green atmosphere. It's quite peaceful too. Now, as for the Ghost Leviathans, like I said I really only feel safe in this biome in Creative mode (but I'll have you know I'm not scared in Survival mode either, but let's be honest it's hard to feel safe when you're in a cave with a GL and they want to attack you). In Creative mode, the GL's don't attack. I actually think they're kinda cute! They're also not too big because they're juveniles. I think they're funny because they're a little weird in Creative mode (they just spin around and run into walls).

But yeah, what are your creepiest and safest biomes?
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Cougarific Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:15pm 
Blood Kelp freaks me out for no other reason than...BLOOD KELP. :steamsad:
Klaus Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:17pm 
Creepiest has to be the Crash Zone closely followed by Dunes.
Safest for me; Safe shallows of course ;)
ilovegothgirls332 Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:20pm 
Dunes,grassy plats and pretty much every place with sandsharks and tiger plants creeps the hell outta me. Also safe shallows. Grand reef best 👋
Nilandros Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:32pm 
For me, it is specifically the Blood Kelp trench. The other Blood Kelp area doesn't creep me out nearly as much, but the Blood Kelp trench is so deep and has so many nasties that will wreac havok on your submersibles that it is like descending into hell. Ironically, the real "hell" in Subnautica doesn't do this to me.

The Sparse Reef canyon creeps me out only because it feels so distant and lonely, and you get the feeling that whatever made it so will happen to you as well. The surface Sparse Reef less so but the barrenness still bugs me.

The Dunes only make me wary because of the Reapers but if you stay close to the seafloor the biome itself isn't as creepy.

And for the safest biome, I am going to have to go with the Shallows. I've had too many run-ins with crabsquids to get me thinking that any part of the Lost River could be safe. Too many biters and tiger plants in the Grassy Plateaus to make me safe there, though I don't mind that one bit.
Septemberfrost Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:37pm 
My base is located at the point where Grassy Plateau, Sparse Reef, Kelp Forest and Grand Reef meet. ;) I really do hate the atmosphere at the Blood Kelp - gets me chills!
And the Lava Zone is just hot... I mean bad.
Jay From Space Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:38pm 
The empty zone... can't build :lifepod: and it' full of leviathans even if the only one that you see i think it is the only one, The ghost leviathan.
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ImHelping Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:45pm 
Originally posted by Cougarific:
Blood Kelp freaks me out for no other reason than...BLOOD KELP. :steamsad:
I find the blood kelp zone itself surprisingly soothing. Even if the residents can be jerks.

Honestly there isn't any one biome I would call "creepy". So I guess the closest thing to for me is the hypcritical naming scheme vs the reality of the safe shallows.

Just from the fact it's chock full of kamikazes.

Giant crabsnakes coming out of bright and colorful giant mushrooms in the jellyshroom caves are nice and straightforward (when not clipping through the terrain). Crabquids are big cartoon monsters which are not all that fast and will get bored if you swim slowly away from them with your flippers. The void is just lazy copy/paste spam now instead of a mysyerious empty expanse.

Crash fish meanwhile are going to chase you until it kills them, over so much as wanting to scan a cofee machine. Stuff like warpers have the luxury off Devcheats to respawn them if they get so much as a papercut, and lazy stuff like that always removes the sense of fear for me.

But crash fish just give no ****s and exist just to screw with freshly arriving survivors. Even when they become the easiest thing in the world to avoid, none of the other "Designated scary thing" predators have that going for them.

I wonder why sometimes I roll my eyes at the "Designated scary" but end up worried most about some throwaway enemy? It was the same in say, System Shock 2. Where the psychic monkeys worried me more than the mutants begging me to kill them, invisible spiders, etc.
Last edited by ImHelping; Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:58pm
TheAlphaPigeon Feb 19, 2018 @ 2:48pm 
The crag field spooks me the most, and the grand reef. I especially dislike looking down and seeing the anchor bulbs glowing waaaaay beneath me. An empty void is almost preferable

Grassy plateaus are my favorite building locations, and the giant grove tree in the lost river also makes me feel safe
PreLife Feb 19, 2018 @ 3:11pm 
The bottom of the underwater islands creeps me out the most. It's just a massive sheer drop into almost nothing.
Safest, I'd say the tree cove.
Frau Blücher Feb 19, 2018 @ 3:29pm 
I'm with many of you - blood kelp gives me the creeps. Thee PDA entry says it all
Faivon Feb 19, 2018 @ 7:46pm 
Creepiest? Deep Grand Reef. Try going inside the abandoned degassi base and something will stare at you behind the window. If you take out flashlight, it will send out some kind of emp wave and everything will goes dark again and worst of all, you can't stay there for long. Oxygen!

Safest one? The giant tree area
MassConnect Feb 19, 2018 @ 8:07pm 
I feel safest at the surface of the floating island. There's no fauna there whatsoever, and you can just barely start a foundation on some of the beaches. Whatever happens to be miles down is irrelevant if you never see or hear it, so for new players that haven't progressed that far there are no worries.

Even the shallows have annoying predators. I just don't know any other area that is completely absent of fauna.

Edit: I just remembered that there were some cave thigns on the island... at first. Like I said, there WERE some. Easy enough to kill, though, if you bother, and they don't respawn :)
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[GWJ] Puce Moose Feb 19, 2018 @ 8:11pm 
Sparse Reef and Dunes for me - the emptiness creeps me out, and the endless howling of the distant (or.... not so distant) leviathans certainly doesn't help.
Luna Jun 18, 2018 @ 4:58pm 
This is the stupidst one of everything im scared of the aurora, Yep, it just freaks me out with the reaper leviathins and stuff, second would be Most likely Grand Reef, lots of people are scared of the dunes and mountains cause of leviathins i actully like it there but my favorite would have to be sparse reef.
Ryvaken Tadrya Jun 18, 2018 @ 5:20pm 
Deep Grand Reef for the scariest.

And if we ignore the shallows, Sparse Reef for the safest. Thermal vents, decent access to the end caves, plop down some floodlights, growbeds, and a two or three story fishtank and you have yourself a supply depot.
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