Memories of Mars is a PvE-with-PvP survival game.
In Memories of Mars you will have a lot of things to do:
- Gather resources
- Build one or more bases
- Craft tools, weapons, ammos, armors, medics, food, explosives...
- Fight against the robot AIs and Boss
- Fight against players (in PvP areas)
- Do missions
- Build your Skilltree
- Create an Alliance with your friends
- Treasure hunt with supply trackers
- Collect Lore for the Memory Capsule
While playing in First-Person mode (there is no 3rd-Person mode), default controls are :
There is 5 bars to look out for on your screen :
- Health : Your life capacity. If zero, you will fall unconscious and will have some time before being revived by a friend. If not, you die and you are sent to the respawn map. Healed by using medic items (like First Aid Sprays, Adrenaline Shots or MedPacks) or by Food (rations or lemonades).
- Oxygen : replenished by interacting with an Oxygen Outlet or consume Oxygen cans. If zero, you will suffocate until death.
- Nutrition : consume rations, dried food or drinks to increase your nutrition level. If zero, you will starve until death.
- Capacity : the weight you can carry in your Inventory. When it turns red (after the weight marker), you will walk slower than normal. If the bar is 100% red, you will be stucked, imposible to move at all.
- Thrust : only available when Vanguard's Jetpack is equipped. Shows the flying time before jetpack is depleted.
The status icons appear on the bottom right of the screen.
|Healing regeneration after using medic or healing consumable.|
|Nutrition regeneration after using consumable.|
|Oxygen regeneration after using Oxygen outlet or can.|
|Warning when nutrition reaches near zero.|
|Warning when oxygen reaches near zero.|
|Bleeding status (loosing hit points over time).|
|PvP combat mode when firing on another player (friend or enemy).|
|PvP Mode activated when entering a PvP zone (Memoriae Labyrinthus or FLOP Event)|
When you start, you will do a quick tutorial to learn the basic gameplay. Then you will have to choose between 3 spawn locations (West, Center and East). West is very easy, East is less easy.
What you should do first
- First things first, follow the Protocols. These are missions that will learn you the game and give you rewards.
- Gather resources on ground by hand such as Iron Ore and Nitrate.
- Use your 3D Mobile Printer in your inventory and deploy it on the ground to refine the Iron Ore into Iron.
- Other materials like Copper, Aluminium, Magnesium can be found in containers and devices through out Mars. Sometimes additional weapons, armors, foods, schematics and FLOPs can also be found inside them.
- When you have enough Iron, craft a pistol and ammos. This is for killing the AI robots to gather FLOPs off their corpses.
- Spend FLOPs on basic tools such as the Pulse Excavator Mk.1 for mining and Welding Torch Mk.1 for constructing structures.
- Invest FLOPs into platforms, walls, doors, ceilings, storage containers. A Cloning Chamber acts as a respawn point upon death.
- To secure your structure from other players, an Administration Terminal should be built to prevent them from getting access.
- Ideally a 1x2 or 2x2 structure should be easy to construct and start out.
- To gather advanced material like Carbon Fiber, Acid, Silicon, get a Cutting Torch Mk.1 for better results.
- Often check your Administration Terminal for the protected duration and refresh the base to reset the timer.
- By spending FLOPs in your Skilltree, you gain Survivalist points which gives great bonuses to increase your survival. 10 FLOPs spent give 1 Survivalist point.
- Listen to the sound of the mobs that are walking around. This help to determine the type of opponent you may face within vicinity.
- Often have more ammunition than you think you could handle, you never know how 600+ pistol ammo might get you out of a tight situation.
- Be careful with your gear durability during combat (blue to red). A spare weapon will be helpful to have just in case.
- Attachments can improve your use of weapon in terms of ammo capacity or accuracy improvements. Some rifles & shotgun are able to attach Bayonet. You can break windows with the Melee attack.
- Various enemies has specific strategies to deal with. Scuttlers (spider-looking robots) tends to hop around but they like to latch onto rocks/walls to be still for a moment. Mantis (4-legged robots) are often cloaked and will appear itself if exposed by shooting at its shimmer or attacking you. Serpentes (worm-like robots) will only expose itself out of the ground once aggravated and will pop out of the ground for a brief moment.
- (*) Acknowledgments: @DewRadley#9978.