Free play : A guide to go from rags to riches!

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Free play : A guide to go from rags to riches!

Post#1 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:20 pm

Welcome to this guide "to go from rags to riches!"

Everyone who is new to Project Ion will start empty handed but you free to go everywhere you want.
You will be able to find a lot of natural resources that you could sell to other players or at the pawnshop in Babylon city.

Because you have no weapons and tools it is wise to stay away from hostile creatures that walk around.
A lot of area's are free from creatures so you pretty much save to walk around freely.

Hemp plants

Hemp plants are found everywhere. A trained eye will be able to spot them from a great distance.

Wood stacks

Just like hemp you will be able to find the stacks of wood everywhere. Robust as these stacks are it will not be hard to spot them.

After you have collected enough resources and sold them to other players or to the pawnshop you could go to Travelers point.
There you will be able to use the Dinars to acquire standard tools and consumables at mister Quick Fix.
Take in account you will also be able to buy stuff from the pawnshop, sometimes even offering better items and consumables than mister Quick fix has. Be sure to check it out regular!
Assuming you buy standard tools it would be wise to find some friends and team up and focus on some more exclusive places.
At the rig and the robot space ship you will be able to find more resources.

The rig

At the rig you can find both oil barrels and uranium barrels.
Because this area is a dangerous place where you can be killed by players and creatures it would not be the best place to be without any means of defense.


Treasures are found on special places in the game.
Just like the rig it are places you can be killed by other players or creatures.
The so called robot space ship north west from Zion is one of the places you will be able to find treasures.

Besides this guide to get on track you will find very helpful community members around.
Most people will have no problem helping you on your way so always feel free to ask some help if you could use it.

Abandoned claims

When you buy a Woosh PRE101 (extractor) and ask others for small claim deeds they abandoned you could also very easy gain lot of free resources and get used to coordinate yourself trough the landscape.


Thanks for reading this guide and feedback is always welcome!

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Re: Free play : A guide to go from rags to riches!

Post#2 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:59 am

Wood and Hemp are no longer 'common' resources ... maybe 20 items in total scattered 'everywhere'

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Re: Free play : A guide to go from rags to riches!

Post#3 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:48 am

yes there are not many of them and with this dark night difficult to see the plants in the distance, you really have to come across them by chance

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Re: Free play : A guide to go from rags to riches!

Post#4 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:02 pm

Nice necro post, it almost seems like you two are on a campaign against pion :P

Anyway, density of free pickups is highest around 'danger zones' and for wood, hemp and coca alone there are already ~500 free pickups in the world at any time. On top of that there is more valuable oil and uranium up for grabs in these zones, but this is best left to the 'more equipped' pioneers. So the original post, however dated, still stands. Cheers!

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