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."


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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, 2015 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 But I seem to recall this second wiki being rather inaccurate or out of date when it comes to random events. Oct 2, 2015 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, 2016 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. Mar 7, 2016 at 17:49
  • @Trent Hawkins Your answer is fine, but the comments assuming equal probability without a source are bad.
    – rom016
    Mar 8, 2016 at 12:24

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