No Man's Sky Catch-All 2.0

The draw distance was pretty bad on PC too IIRC.

My perhaps desperate hope is that Hello Games has all those goodies in the game as it exists somewhere and they're releasing it in bits due to Sony's push. Restarting my game (due to audio bug) I find that the structures, on-planet and the space station, are nicer and roomier (maybe that's a difference between Gek, which were in my first system, and Vy'keen in this system), for instance. The AA they released seems like something relatively basic so makes me think they could wrap it into a decent patch with other content. Etc.

Last night, after just shy of 100 hours of play time, I made my first jump to hyperspace and a new system. As I scanned the planets from space, I realized that almost every single one of them looked bigger and richer than the last system I spent months in. I was literally giddy. That's when I experienced my first pirate attack.
Thank goodness I had stockpiled resources because I managed to charge my shield twice while dogfighting around space. That fight was an absolute blast. I actually may spend time seeking out pirates just to experience it again.
All those previous hours in hostile environments really made me appreciate the calm, blue plains when I landed on this new planet. No need for radiation or thermal shields here! But, the real culture shock was meeting my very first Vy'Keen. I have become almost fluent in Korvax and it's been a long time since I met an alien I couldn't understand.
I can't tell you how much I smile when I play, and how relaxed I get at living in that world. Tonight, my goal is to find some random purple element my scientist needs! I know that sounds like an incredibly bad way to spend time, but I am really, really looking forward to it.

ThatGuy42 wrote:

Last night, after just shy of 100 hours of play time, I made my first jump to hyperspace and a new system.

We should all enjoy this game like ThatGuy, just like enjoying EUIV like Elysium.

ThatGuy42, that's wonderful. I had a warp drive before I restarted and had it fueled but never jumped to a new system. I felt like I had missed some things in my first system. I can't wait!

Now in my new game, things are playing out very differently. I'd started in a Gek system and had been to all five planets at least once and had been trying to follow The Signal ™. with no success. I never had any conversation about named characters. I felt like I was waffling around just finding shelters and outposts and what have you without any guiding "signal" of any sort. And I played the entire time with just the one multi tool I'd started with.

In this game, I started in a primarily Vy'keen system and have already followed the trail of the "signal" to two named-character conversations with Vy'keen. I've also had the opportunity to buy three or four different multi-tools and ended up buying a nice upgrade. I've also been to my first toxic rain planet and I'm digging it.

I haven't done anything in the Foundation feature set yet. Excited to get there but sometimes I feel hemmed in by the resource gathering and limited storage space. I know: that's the early game and that balancing act likely features throughout the game. But now that I need an Advanced Mining Laser to harvest some things that I need to craft better attributes, for instance, I'm filling up on stuff but can't do a whole lot with it. And I haven't yet found a habitable structure.

But it's fun still even just in the mechanics. Looking at really alien landscapes and jetpack-skiing around is pretty dope.

In case anyone was wondering, if you decide to relocate your home base to another planet, your specialists will follow you provided you build their terminals at the new site.

I'm on a planet with the most adorable fauna. One of 'em looks like a pineapple. And there are more than I've ever seen at once before.

Separately, I wish I had this on PC because I'd use this mod immediately. I continue to enjoy the game the more I play but sometimes flying on a planet is frustrating. Last night I was in no mood for it.

Also I love feeding the fauna.

Rat Boy wrote:

... If you decide to relocate your home base to another planet, your specialists will follow you provided you build their terminals at the new site.

Equally important is that the contents of your up-to-10-containers will reappear, if you rebuild the containers.

That thing that says something about a previous base stash though? Stay away from it. It's bugged. It deleted my jetpack. Fortunately I was able to reload.

I don't even have the battery thing to build containers yet. But I got a nice green planet with rather tame animals to hang around with.

I've seen some beautiful planets lately, and have enjoyed it. I think I might've jumped to the wrong system to follow The Signal though, but that's easily if expensively remedied.

Orphu wrote:

That thing that says something about a previous base stash though? Stay away from it. It's bugged. It deleted my jetpack. Fortunately I was able to reload.

It worked OK for me. Contained very little tho. Most of my stuff was in the containers or in my ship and suit.

I basically only use the containers to stockpile elements for building tech equipment or structures. Maybe it's my addictive personality, but I literally spent a night grabbing 1000 pieces of common elements to stockpile. The nice advantage is that when a new piece of technology becomes available, I know that I can build it once I get to home base.

Latest story: I've been having a blast tooling around a new planet that is completely "normal". No radiation issues, no toxic rain, no freezing temperatures... just an all around pleasant place with hyper-realized pink and blue colors everywhere. It's on this new planet where I found a cluster of 5 drop pods within just a few minutes of each other and maxed out my ExoSuit. But, this is a Vy'keen system, and I've not found many language stones at all. Every Vy'keen I meet is a mystery to me as I know only 2 words so far in that language. But, I managed to guess correctly at their dialog and was rewarded with upgraded MultiTools. Both of which were a jump of 2 extra slots from my previous tool. I went from an 18 to a 20 and now I'm rocking a 22 slot MultiTool! Woo!

Holy crap. I was happy to upgrade to, I think, maybe 11? Or 13 slots? Also in a Vy'keen system; never had the opportunity to upgrade in a Gek system. I hope that's by design as I think it's cool. And I know around 10 Vy'keen words but in almost every conversation I only know one: "interloper".

Following the Foundation Update, I think I've gotten a better fix on what happened when this game rolled out, and what its future is. This is just speculation and reading the tea leaves, however. I am a trained psychic reader, tho.

I think it must have been a case in which the developers bit off far more than they could chew, with the money and time they had. They were trying to do a great job, and I'm thinking someone, or some circumstances, told them "Get the game out the door, or get your asses out the door."

I think I can see the shape that the ultimate game can take if they keep at things and don't lose heart or a passion for quality.

Concur.

I've been investigating the teleport system and it's kinda puzzling. You must travel to a space station to get started. From there, you can teleport back to your base with your ship. From your base you can teleport back to that station, again with your ship, but also to other bases you have visited recently. What puzzles me is which stations those are. The list can change, depending I think on who owns the station you teleported from. Maybe the Gek, Vykeen and Korvax civ each has their own system?

Why do they always drop major patches over the weekend like five minutes before I plan on playing?

Things have perked up a bit. I've stopped being quite so lost in the collectathon and started progressing more, after a fashion. I've come across some things probably most or all of you have already seen, but for me these set pieces are really working. I still think the music works very well.

I also tried my hand at bounties for the first time. The "Mostly Harmless" one went well for 100K units. The 200K-unit "Dangerous" one was nasty, brutish, and short. For me.

Still really wish I had more control over flight while in the planet's atmosphere.

Latest story: Kids!

I realized that this game is a perfect couch game for kids, so I have gotten into the habit of waking up early on weekends, making a cup of coffee, and then just sitting down to play. As the children wake up, they slowly gather on the couch to watch me play.

"Dad, what's that plant?"
"Look! Chrsyonite!"
"DAD! There's a knowledge stone over there!"

My exploration times are now 3x more fun than ever before. They're constantly seeing things I don't, and just getting a blast out of watching me explore the planet. I even make them practice reading as every time I find an alien I'll ask one of the kids to read the dialog out loud. My oldest is now even recognizing the patterns during those pattern challenges at abandoned outposts.

Seriously, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but No Man's Sky is my GOTY for 2016.

ThatGuy42 wrote:

Seriously, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but No Man's Sky is my GOTY for 2016.

Yeah, but you're a Sharks fan, so you're used to liking bad things. #GoKingsGo

Spoiler:

Have I used that one already? Trolling is just my automatic response to seeing anything Sharks.

ThatGuy42 wrote:

Seriously, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but No Man's Sky is my GOTY for 2016.

Wow this post made me smile.

I personally don't follow NMS; so the only thing I hear is bad things about this game (since negativity travels far faster on the internet). I'm glad you've found the perfect game with your kids, and I'm sure they'll remember these moments when they grow old

(maybe after they grow out of the teenage melodramatic years).

*Legion* wrote:
ThatGuy42 wrote:

Seriously, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but No Man's Sky is my GOTY for 2016.

Yeah, but you're a Sharks fan, so you're used to liking bad things. #GoKingsGo

Spoiler:

Have I used that one already? Trolling is just my automatic response to seeing anything Sharks.

It's okay, Legion, I love you anyway. Remind me again what the Kings record was before they hired former Sharks' coach Darryl Sutter?

ThatGuy42 wrote:

It's okay, Legion, I love you anyway. Remind me again what the Kings record was before they hired former Sharks' coach Darryl Sutter?

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Hello,

This week Hello Games will be releasing the next content update for No Man's Sky. We're calling it the Path Finder Update; it introduces a new vehicle that will aid home planet exploration, building on the Foundation Update to hint at a path ahead for the future.

Detailed patch notes will be released when the update goes live.

Shortly after we launched the Foundation Update, we released a number of patches to address issues reported by players before beginning work on the Path Finder update. We were surprised and excited by the response to Foundation, and we have been listening carefully to community feedback since then.

To those of you who have spent time sharing feedback, whether positive or negative, we are listening.

This is the next step in our journey. It shows the path forward. We hope you'll join us.

Thank you,
Hello Games

Wow, I'll give them props for continue to work on it:

http://nomanssky.com/pathfinder-update/

I can't wait to give it a shot after Zelda. And Horizon. And Mass Effect. Gah.

It almost sounds like a complete game!

I'm actually glad I held onto my copy. After I'm done with Horizon might actually drop back in for the first time since beginning of Sept. Start from scratch and give it another chance.

I was really excited to play this but decided to leave it until the download-able version was cheaper. The game is now heavily discounted in the UK but my excitement has waned somewhat. Now I'm torn between wanting to experience the game and just not buying it at all so I don't have to experience the disappointing gulf between how I imagine it to be and what it is.