Surviving Mars trophies
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Surviving Mars

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Mirror, mirror... in Surviving Mars
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Mirror, mirror...111 (30)

Completed Mystery: Spheres

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Trophy Guide for Mirror, mirror...

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Komrade_Dusty
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Komrade_Dusty
Trophy won on 05 Aug 18
TT Score for this game: 3,899
Posted on 05 August 18 at 20:38
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I would recommend pairing this with your USA playthrough since the research base you set up for that will help immensely in this mystery. Don't be like me and pair it with your Russia playthrough only to be relying on the 8,000 units of water in storage tanks which freeze during the mystery and make your problems much worse.

Once you get to 100 colonists a pile of dirt with an anomaly near it will appear. You need to actively begin this mystery by analyzing the anomaly. It will not begin without it.

Once you have analyzed the anomaly you will need to do three things to progress. Scan the anomaly with a sensor tower, try to excavate the anomaly with drones, and try to charge the anomaly with a power accumulator. From my experience the accumulator literally needs to be touching the mound for that to work, and the sensor tower needs to be in range of the mound, so you need to build a drone hub, power source, accumulator and sensor next to it. You can get away with the rover for the excavating, but given the other needs you're better off building a drone hub.

To make the next section less painful build a few power accumulators around your base.

The sphere will emerge from the mound and start flying around freezing buildings underneath it. It will do this until it draws enough power to split into two spheres, which goes much faster if there are accumulators for it to draw from.

At this point research protection from the spheres so you can basically just sit there and let them beat up on you until you can research purpose of the spheres and build the power decoys.

At this point build enough decoys to capture all the spheres. You'll probably have 6-8 by this point.

There will be a countdown going which you can't do anything about. Once it hits zero the entire map will freeze until you research Xeno-Terraforming and dismantle all the spheres.

Once all the spheres are dismantled the mystery will successfully end.
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