I've just encountered 'The Great Eye', last time it killed a crew member and I wounder what positive sides does it have? Any tips regarding this encounter?

Inside this nebula you detect a rogue planet drifting through space, on its surface a huge monolith visible at this distance even to the naked eye. A Zoltan elder hails you from the planet. "Through luck or intent, you have discovered the Great Eye. Look into its depths and receive your just deserts."


If you choose option 1, "Pull the ship in closer" one of four things can happen:

  • You receive the Healing Burst weapon
  • You fight a Zoltan ship (with standard rewards for winning)
  • You receive a high amount of scrap
  • You loose 1 crew member. (Having a cloning bay will not prevent this loss of crew)

Assuming you are in good enough shape to fight a Zoltan ship, 3/4 are positive results from the Great Eye. If you choose option 2 and leave, nothing happens.

  • Does each option have 25% chance? Because 2/2 encounters ended up with a dead crew member so far. – ShloEmi Oct 2 '15 at 16:53
  • As near as I can determine, all outcomes are equally likely. Although a different wiki does not list the possibility of a Zoltan ship fight, so it might be 33%. But I seem to recall this second wiki being rather inaccurate or out of date when it comes to random events. – Trent Hawkins Oct 2 '15 at 17:36
  • The Zoltan ship fight exists, but there is no reason to assume that 4 outcomes means they all have a 25% probability. – rom016 Mar 7 '16 at 14:19
  • @rom016 there is equally no reason to assume they don't mean that. I do recall reading in the past that all outcomes of random events are equally likely, however I have been unable to source this information, or validate it's accuracy. However, if you can find a reputable source or two that claims otherwise (and, ideally, provide the probabilities for the various encounters), I'd be happily edit my answer to reflect this. – Trent Hawkins Mar 7 '16 at 17:49
  • @Trent Hawkins Your answer is fine, but the comments assuming equal probability without a source are bad. – rom016 Mar 8 '16 at 12:24

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