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Each planet is made up of a combination of Biomes, that each have their own appearance, color palette, and resources that spawn. Biomes can combine to create unique terrain for the player to explore.
Sylva[edit | edit source]
- Purple Forests: Sylva's Purple Forests scatter the surface of the planet, marked with blue and purple Soil and tall trees that can sometimes contain Research Items. They are also a good source for early Ammonium.
A picture of Sylva's Purple Forest biome.
- Gray Mountains: The mountains of Sylva are peaks of gray soil capped with white that imitate snow. Scattered around are rocks, Bouncevine and deposits of Malachite and Graphite. Research Items can be found here, mainly on large rock pillars.
A picture of Sylva's Gray Mountains Biome.
- Flat Plains: The flat, verdant plains of Sylva span the entire planet, with a mix of green and brown soil. The flat open areas make the perfect location for players to set up and expand their bases.
A picture of Sylva's Flat Plains biome.
- Deep Ravines: Occasionally a deep ravine would crack through the surface of the planet, creating a natural way to see directly into the first underground layers. They can be hard to traverse early on, and hard to see with a risk of the player falling in before seeing them due to the small hills that surround them. The surrounding areas can contain small amounts of Graphite.
A picture of a Deep Ravine on Sylva. You can see a lower cave layer at the bottom of the ravine.
- Mushroom Forest: Sylva's unique mantle layer biome is a vast Mushroom Forest, with red soil spanning the entire layer. From small, short fungi to tall mushroom trees, the Mushroom Forest can contain many surprises, also being the best source for large deposits of Malachite and Ammonium on Sylva.
A picture of the Mushroom Forest Biome on Sylva.
- Grey Plains: Desolo is covered in these flat plains that are situated above the craters, the soil is grey as the name suggests, and there are occasional spikes and rocks dotting the landscape. There are generally Compound and Resin and rarely Ammonium deposits located near to or next to the small craters, but apart from this there are very few other resources.This is the arguably the best biome to set up solar power, as there are no crater walls to obstruct the sun at certain angles, which is important as Desolo has an extremely short Day-Night cycle. The Apollo Lunar Module is also commonly found in this biome.
A picture of the grey plains on Desolo.
The Apollo lander in the grey plains on Desolo
- Small Craters: This is one of the most common biomes on Desolo, they have a yellow soil with orange streaks on the floor with grey from the Grey Plains seeping into some of the crater. There are generally small plants that can be harvested for organic growing in these craters, while Sphalerite, Compound and Resin are also commonly found in this biome. This is also one of the main biomes to find small wrecks and EXO Dynamics Research Aids.
A picture of a small Crater, taken from the grey plains on Desolo.
- Large Craters: These are similar to the Small Craters, with the same small plants and the same coloration as the Small Craters . They are larger than the small craters and often contain Resin and Compound. They also generally have small wrecks and EXO Dynamics Research Aids located near the sides of the Crater. As they have many resources it is advisable to build a base above on the Grey Plains next to one of these craters so that you have easy access to these resources while still having maximum solar power.
A picture of a Large Crater on Desolo.
- Orange Cap Mountains: These mountains are few and far between with dark grey soil at the base ( with spikes that are also found in the grey plains biome) and an dark orange-yellow cap. They generally have a deposit of Resin, Compound, or Sphalerite located near or on the top of the mountain.
A picture of Desolo's Orange Cap Mountains Biome.
A low laying Orange Cap Mountain on Desolo.
- The Great Desert: The Great Desert is the largest biome on Calidor, and is the best place to find Resin, and Compound. It has a light orange soil, similar to Earth's desert sand. There are many cacti and other desert plants scattered about, with many dunes that vary in height and shape. This is the best biome to build a rover in, as the land is smother than any other biome. The only disadvantages to building a base here are that there are a few Hazardous Flora living in this biome, (such as the one in the foreground of the second picture) and that the mesa's sometimes obstruct the sun at certain angles, blocking off the best power source.
The Mesas: The Mesas are the highest terrain on Calidor, and have a dark orange soil. They often have wolframite on the top of the Mesa, and other resources on the base of the mesa. They also have the same flora as the Cuboid Caves. As they are the highest elevated land on Calidor, it is advisable to place your solar panels here, as they will not be obstructed by any other terrain. As they have very few hazardous flora and have the advantage of maximum solar power, it is advisable to build a base here and have a ramp to the Great Desert nearby so that you get the best of both worlds.
A picture of Calidor's Mesas.
Folded Forest: This biome is generally located near the mesas, and generally has the same soil coloration as the Great Desert. It generally also has some Resin or Compound nearby. It is known for it's odd organic trees, which look vaguely like folded umbrellas (this is why it is called the folded forest). There are sometimes small research samples located on the trees.
Cuboid Caves: This biome is located in Calidor's Mantle layer and has a dark redish-orange soil and have the same cubelike flora as the Mesas. This biome has the highest value research samples on Calidor, at roughly 200 bytes a piece. This biome occasionally has some wolframite, laterite, and malachite ( being the only planet with underground malachite.
- Dark Canyons: These Canyons have a dark blue soil at the bottom and redish soil on the surface level ground ( and on rare occasions yellow soil in some very low clefts of the canyon as shown on the first picture).This biome does not generally have many resources, but does have some research samples along the sides of the canyons as shown in the second picture.
Another picture of Calidor's Dark Canyons, note the yellow clefts at the bottom.
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- Some biomes can overlap, creating unique terrain and making it seem like resources that spawn in one biome can spawn inside of another.