I will teach you how to survive in the invasion of the tripods.
Guide to Survive the Extermination (Human Edition)
First things first, you need to know the threat.
The threat is the tripods, they are 100ft tall, three legged, bio-mechanical war machines, there are three types of tripods, they are:
Exterminator are equipped with human vaporizing heatrays for exterminating humans.
Harvester same size as the exterminator, but with no heatrays, they are equipped with biomechanical tentacles that are long and strong and will pick you up, they also have cages that collect humans for harvesting, every now and then, a metal door will open to reveal a organic hole, after the door opens, a tentacle will come out of the hole and pick a human up by random and forcefully pull them into the hole where they will be pulled into the tripods head and in an unknown way, the human is brutally harvested of their blood. The harvesters use this blood to use it as fertilizer for plants that the aliens use to terraform the earth.
Uberpod they are the commanders of the tripods, they are taller and have thicker legs and a bigger head, they command the tripods to do things such as following the uberpod, attacking human military, or exterminating or harvesting humans.
The Tripods are also equipped with Loud, deep and Horrifying Horns, the first time you hear one of these horns, you will probably be wondering what it means. To answer your question in a brief and simple manner, the horns are a form of communication between the tripods, they can sound different, some can sound deep and menacing, others can be short and piercing, the horns can mean a couple different things, such as a tripod as found humans, or it is being attacked and requesting assistance, it can also be asking to follow a tripod or have an other tripod follow them.
Strategies and Defenses
Now that you understand the threat, lets move on to some simple tactics that you can use.
Strategy #1: The “Nomad Strategy”
The nomad strategy is a very common and effective strategy to survive the extermination.. The nomad strategy involves ALWAYS scavenging houses, stores, factories, etc. If you are a straight savage, you can beat up other humans to get their food and drinks, that’s for the savages of course. Or you could just ignore the humans all together and let them be killed by the tripods!
Tripods have the chance to probe houses for humans, or just to make sure it’s safe for the aliens to explore the house. To avoid being caught if a tripod does probe, you can either attempt to exit the building safely and quietly without being detected. Or, hide in a space where the probe simply cant get to. Lets move on to the next strategy!
Strategy #2: The “Base Strategy”
The base Strategy is riskiest, but can work if you have a temporary base set up. 2 things you can do is you can either set up camp in one of the buildings that is already there, or you can build your own house. However, this comes with a cost, you will have to scavenge for enough materials to build a log cabin, or a stone hut.
When ever you have a base, i would recommend that you build some small storage containers for temporary storage of food drinks, First Aid, etc. While this tactic may seem like a perfect one, if a tripod sees you, you are a dead man, unless you have a basement in your base or a sneaky little exit for when a tripod probes your base.