Surviving Mars trophies

Surviving Mars

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= 61 Surviving Mars trophies (51 excl DLC)

508 tracked gamers have this game, 17 have completed it (3.35%)

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For the Benefit of All in Surviving Mars
Bronze Trophy

For the Benefit of All51 (15)

Played as USA and researched all technologies in the Engineering tech-tree before Sol 100

  • Unlocked by 44 tracked gamers (9% - TT Ratio = 3.39) 508  

Trophy Guide for For the Benefit of All

44,808 (28,500)
Trophy won on 02 Jun 18
TT Score for this game: 1,683
Posted on 06 June 18 at 10:58
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In order to unlock this Trophy, you need to complete the Engineering tech-tree before Sol 100 whilst playing as the USA. Although you have 100 Sols, your main priority should be your research output. You can prioritise this through a number of ways:

Whenever you discover an anomaly, whether it's a Breakthrough, Research Boost or Event, scan them immediately with an Explorer. Often the reward will assist you in some way towards this Trophy.

Speaking of the Explorer, each Unit itself grants a 100 Research Bonus. It might be a good idea to buy or, if possible, create multiple Explorer Units to supplement your Research output. However, you need to pay attention to the possible Collaboration Loss. In Surviving Mars, when you have more than one Research producing Unit or Building, they work together. This means that you increase your output but there is also a Collaboration loss amount. This loss extends to the Explorer Units. Therefore, if you are going to acquire multiple Explorers, you are better off aiming for a total of 3 Explorer Units or 7 Units. This is because of the increase in Collaboration Loss that comes with having 4, 5 or 6 Units outweighs the increase in Research Output. Now, since you only have 100 Sols in order to reach the end of the Engineering tree, you're better off aiming for only a maximum of 3 Explorer Units.

One of the benefits of playing as the USA, you will receive 500m in funding periodically. I personally used this funding to Outsource and always keep my Research output at around 1000 for the first 40 Sols.

Aim to create a Dome around Sol 20 and make sure that one of the Buildings in your first Dome is a Research Lab, along with Scientists to work there. Once the Founder Stage is over, you'll want to increase the number of Colonists and Research Labs where possible, in other Domes if possible. You should have enough time in order to create up to 3 Domes with a Research Lab in each. The Science/Hawking Institute does offer a better Research Output, however, I found that taking the time to research the building in the Social tech-tree took too long and wasn't worth the increase as I reached Sol 100 and still had one more tech in Engineering to research.

One final tip that I believed helped me, was to disregard many of the problems that came up with Colonists. The priority was Research, not building Casinos, Space Bars and so on trying to keep everyone happy. Once you're near the end of researching the last of the Engineering technologies, don't worry about broken Solar Panels and Empty Water Deposits.

Once you have finished Researching the last Technology in the Engineering tree before Sol 100, you will have met the requirements and the Trophy will unlock.
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256,322 (170,820)
Trophy won on 27 Jul 18
TT Score for this game: 3,954
Posted on 05 August 18 at 23:56
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For this you're going to want to concentrate on research. Build research labs, bring in scientists, and export rare metals to outsource research. Pouring all of my efforts into boosting research it took me until between sol 70 and 80 to get it.
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