My base isn’t far off from the pod, just past the shallows on the edge of a kelp forest. I just picked a spot that looked cool personally. If you put something together and don’t like it for some reason, you can deconstruct it and get all the construction materials back, so there’s really no downside in just throwing something together.

Being by the pod has its advantages. You can build a medkit fab later and run to the pod to restock. I’ve also used the pod area as a fishing ground and popped into the pod to se the fabricator to cook fish (still do sometimes). I didn’t build a radio for a while either, so I would pop back to check that as well.

Elite Dangerous: CMDR JohnnyChemo
MWO: Johnny Keemo

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