The number of skill points a player has is displayed in the bottom left of the screen. Clicking on the number will bring up the skills menu.
Skill points are gained at a steady rate based on the food a player has ingested. More nutritious food, as well as nutrient balance determines skill point gain rate. See Food for more info.
In the skills menu, skills are divided into categories or skill trees. Three of the skill trees — Survival, Civics, and Research — are unlocked from the beginning of the game. The other skill trees require skill scrolls to unlock.
Some skills within skill trees also require skill scrolls. The skill tree for that skill must be unlocked first for the skill to be available.
Skill Trees (Alpha 5.5)[edit | edit source]NOTE: Skills with an "s" will only be unlocked after reading a Skill Scroll from the appropriate Skill Book.
The Survival Skill Tree is immediately available when starting the game. It includes a wide variety of essential skills needed to progress in the game. This is where you will go to unlock the Workbench and most tools.Civics Skill Book.
|CIVICS SKILL TREE|
|Electionss||Research Efficiency||Tailorings||Workbench Construction|
|Tailoring Efficiency||Module Construction|
|CARPENTRY SKILL TREE|
|Paper Milling Efficiency||Wood Construction||Woodworking Efficiency|
|Paper Milling Speed||Wood Construction Efficiency||Woodworking Speed|
|Wood Construction Speed|
Agriculture is unlocked with an Agriculture Skill Scroll, and includes skills to boost farming effectiveness and seed yield.
|FARMING SKILL TREE|
|Fertilizer Efficiency||Desert Farming||Forest Farming||Grassland Farming||Tundra Farming|
|Fertilizer Speed||Desert Seed Yield||Forest Seed Yield||Grassland Seed Yield||Tundra Seed Yield|
Cooking is unlocked with a Cooking Skill Scroll and includes skills that grant new food recipes and increase the efficiency of food preparation.
Engineering is unlocked with an Engineering Skill Scroll. Its skills involve the building of roads, electronics, and industrial components, and the refining of oil.
Masonry is unlocked with a Masonry Skill Scroll, and includes skills that involve stone, cement, and glass processing.
Smithing is unlocked with a Smithing Skill Scroll, and involves the processing of ore and metals.