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Building Raft on Single Foundation
By kopiC
Tired of looking for the shark when the raft is under attack?
Build a raft with only one Foundation! Now you immediately know where the shark is!!
Is it possible?
Resounding yes.
Some items must be placed on Foundation. They are Collection Net, both Anchors, Paint Mill.

Collection Net will not be build, as the main idea is to concentrate all shark attacks to the one and only foundation. Having Collection Net may result in shark attacking those instead.

Stationary Anchor requires 4 squares. So you are forced to use Throwable Anchor. Luckily It is easy to craft.

Paint mill is not essential for survival. As and when needed, just place it on Foundation, then remove it when it's done its work.

Remember to add Foundation Armour to the one and only Foundation. It greatly increases the durability. Check the curreny health once in a while. Repair any damage.

Example on how it is done:

Should it be done?
Not recommended for single reason: Lack of Collection Nets

Collection nets are highly efficient tools for providing planks, leaves, plastic and barrels. Easily more efficient than a team of human players.
It is also the main source of plastic. During late game, plastic consumption greatly increases due to crafing of Flippers and Oxygen Bottles.
You will notice a serious plastic bottleneck if you don't use Collection Net.

With Foundation Armour, the Foundation can survive 4 shark attacks. Even if you missed protecting it during an attack, it is not destroyed. As long as you often check its health and immediately repair, you can easily survive with just one Foundation.
Game progress will become real slow, with you busy manually grabbing items floating on the sea. Makes you appreciate the Collection Nets.

Not recommending this, unless you are purely doing it to experience something different.
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Gabor Jun 30 @ 10:48am 
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Gabor Jun 30 @ 10:47am 
if the shark gets it tho ur entire raft is destroyed
JorkaNord Apr 15 @ 1:46am 
this :steamthumbsdown:
Leigend Feb 4 @ 12:01am 
is this even possible? If I let the shark bite away a third foundation, it takes the fourth with him. The same thing happens with the axe. There must be a trick to it?
NeonMonk Jan 4 @ 12:56pm 
Love this! It looks hilarious but ingenious at the same time
󰀑BoppyDoppy 󰀑 Dec 26, 2020 @ 11:39am 
When I first start my game, I do this, but get as I get more metal, I add new collection nets and imedietly add foundation armor to them, so ta good strategy for early game when you don't have enough metal for tons of foundation armor
ScorpOreo Nov 21, 2020 @ 9:50pm 
this is just ridiculous, just reinforce your foundations and build as big as you want. You want to kill the shark as often as possible as soon as possible, it's a valuable resource early and late game.
cinzianapolitano Nov 16, 2020 @ 12:37pm 
i mean the collection nets
cinzianapolitano Nov 16, 2020 @ 12:36pm 
well they are useful its not good for you especially if you don`t wanna use a hook
Xane Tempest Oct 15, 2020 @ 11:55am 
It's a floating tree... I mean... This thing looks like 3D chess on crack!