Recently, while visiting through a portal, I experienced a glitch while travelling across an ocean and my exocraft jammed, refusing to work, leaving me with no choice but to swim to a tiny island. All I needed to do was summon the exocraft to correct the glitch but this is only possible on land. I had to swim quite a distance.
Once on this island, I summoned my Nomad and was once again able to travel on as before.
This prompted the scary question of:
How far do you need to be from an exocraft while through-the-portal to not be able to summon it and what happens if this was to occur with no island?
As you can see from the 2 pictures below; the maximum distance you can be from an exocraft to summon it is 3:00 minutes, even though when on the other side of a portal, an exo is your only vehicle.
3:00 minutes is this far. You can see the portal in the distance where I left my Nomad.
With this in mind, I’d like to warn my fellow travellers.
If you find yourself of travelling the oceans on the óther’ side of a portal and your exocraft glitches and jams, unless you have land within 3:00 minutes of your position, you are now walking and swimming for the remainder of your trip.
My recommendation is to ensure you take the means to make a new geobay once on land. Making a Dynamic Resonator from scratch on a distant ocean world may be extremely difficult.
Next post I’m going to test swimming and see if I can swim indefinitely or if I will meet a watery demise.