Thermal Energy, or T-ENG, is vital to your survival. You can carry up to 9999 T-ENG, and as long as you have T-ENG, your life bar will regenerate if you take damage; however, if you lose all your T-ENG, your life bar will decrease until you die. Your T-ENG will constantly decrease, so you must keep a steady supply. T-ENG is also needed in order to pilot Vital Suits and to use certain weapons. There are five ways to obtain Thermal Energy:
- Data Posts
Activating Data Posts will give a boost of several thousand to your T-ENG.
Once you kill an Akrid, they drop some T-ENG, and solidify. You can break the bodies for some extra T-ENG. The amount of T-ENG depends on the size of the Akrid.
When you kill a human, they drop small amounts of T-ENG.
- Vital Suits
If you destroy a VS, they drop TONS of T-ENG. Be sure to pick it up before it disappears.
- Destructible Objects
Almost anything you can destroy yields small amounts of T-ENG. It's not much, but it's something.