Avalon is a wild planet. It is still such a hostile environment that the population of the colony is shrinking rather than growing. Those who venture into the wild put their lives at risk. Many of them are driven by greed since you can get a decent amount of money for natural ingredients. Some feel particularly adventurous. Some carry out scientific research and collect samples of unknown flora and fauna. It doesn’t matter why you want to leave the peace zone – you should take care of your protection in advance.
The ark provides tactical, commando and assault armor suits. Each of the three types is best for different combat tactics. Each type has different defense and weight parameters. You can always pick an armor type that is most suitable for your gaming style. Remember that, just like damage can be of different types, the armor has different defense stats against kinetic, laser and plasma attacks. The weight also plays an important role, so make sure you know how much stuff you can carry considering the level of your skills at a given moment.
Factories produce seven armor suit parts for you to combine: helmet, shoulder pads, breastplate, vambraces, gloves, gaiters and boots.
There is also a type of armor with extra protection called exosuit. The exosuit is made out of nanofabric that can alter its molecular structure depending on the circumstances on the battlefield. They managed to create an armor suit out of this fabric only once they could connect the armor to an individual via a special contact. The nanofabric receives information directly from the person wearing the suit and is able to react to the hostile environment immediately.
These suits are extremely expensive and not everyone can afford them. They are highly priced not only because of the expensive nanofabric, but mostly because, apart from the seven suit parts, they also require an exoskeleton that occupies a separate slot in the inventory and serves to enhance your muscle strength. Exosuit parts can only be used with the exoskeleton equipped.
Each armor suit element can be upgraded. There is special equipment at outposts and the ark that can help you do it nice and easy. The better the armor, the higher the quality of details should be, and you will not be able to upgrade your suit without a high-level skill.
Apart from armor, you may wear regular clothes, which also have different stats and upgrades. For instance, you may find yourself in a zone with a high radiation level. In that case you’d better equip a radiation protection suit if you want to live. At any point in the game you may switch between your armor and regular clothes with only one click.
Fascinating and perilous world awaits beyond the walls of the ark. You can explore all of it, but only if you survive. So you might want to suit up for that.