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Reply #175 on: August 22, 2018, 12:00:11 PM

The alt-fire on it builds terrain, but it's limited to spheres and cubes...and the cubes are, ehm, special. Like sometimes they snap to each other, sometimes they don't. If you put a slab of ground down, it's lumpy. If you alt mode and remove it, it doesn't remove cleanly. If you try to fill it in again, it gets lumpier. So yeah.

I plan on keeping dumpster base for a long time, though. With the teleporter from any space station, it works well enough. Getting tired of working on it on my early planet, though.

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Reply #176 on: August 23, 2018, 11:38:32 AM

Thanks for to terrain manipulater tips. You're right, it's total garbage but at least now I can fill in deep holes and let the structures flatten it out. Those damned access ramps are still driving me crazy though.

My last visit to an Atlas station told me that I was almost at the end. I have no idea what happens after that. Polo and Nada are expecting me to spend 20 days on extreme planets and at the rate I'm going it could take months. In the meantime my third quest has been nagging at me to get off my butt and reset the universe already. I refuse to do that while I still have a dozen sidequests wanting me to photograph an underwater creature dammit.
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Reply #177 on: September 10, 2018, 12:50:13 PM

If anyone's still playing, I figured out a good way to flatten the land without using the terrain manipulator. Just place a wooden floor at the level you want to build your base. They flatten things beautifully and you can recover the old floor for free so you can do it until you have the area you want  at the level you like. For filling in holes the terrain manipulator is handy but inevitably you'll raise it a little too high and the floor trick can flatten it back down.
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Reply #178 on: September 10, 2018, 10:20:09 PM

Ah, good idea!

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Reply #179 on: November 16, 2018, 03:55:47 AM

I wish the base building wasn't so half-assed.

Building something that doesn't look like it was smashed together by a hyperactive toddler is almost impossible. No grids, no alignment tools no way to work with terrain except that weird manipulator.

I like my bases neat and structured and aligned on a grid with meticulous precision (that's my German-ness) and NMS drives me up the wall.
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Reply #180 on: November 28, 2018, 02:14:01 PM

I realized last night that suit expansion can be purchased in what appears to be every space station. There is always the side of the station with three vendors: suit, ship, tool. The suit guy sells prints and upgrades, but right behind him is a floating backpack. Click and pay.

You can do this once per space station.

Also, if you check the tool guy, right next to him is a fold out that offers a tool for sale in every space station. Nothing from the ship guy though.

There is a guild rep in every space station that will give you free stuff once per space station as well. Usually just credits.
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Reply #181 on: December 06, 2018, 02:59:58 PM

I thought that the found blueprints had been removed but turns out they are in the sealed factories where you anger the sentinels when you blast through the door.  I had been avoiding those buildings.

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Reply #182 on: August 06, 2019, 12:47:52 PM

I keep going back to this and playing a goodly bit for a couple of weeks, then shelving it again for a while. It's really pretty fun now and close to what I thought it was going to be. The only thing I still dislike is ship combat.
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Reply #183 on: August 06, 2019, 03:21:27 PM

I think I read somewhere there's a really big expansion coming soon, adding in the full multiplayer experience and other stuff.
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Reply #184 on: August 06, 2019, 09:58:56 PM

My original character is practically a god now. i might start a new guy when the expansion comes out. Not thrilled about multiplayer at all though.
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Reply #185 on: August 08, 2019, 02:37:22 PM

Not interested in MP. They have been pretty quiet and I had assumed it was to work on the VR version.

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Reply #186 on: August 08, 2019, 05:09:14 PM

The update is three parts: Multiplayer, VR, and some unannounced content. I believe they feel they’re finally hitting the point where they’re releasing the game as it was intended.

https://www.nomanssky.com/2019/08/no-mans-sky-beyond-trailer/
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Reply #187 on: August 08, 2019, 06:08:17 PM

I liked the game without the story arc, but hey. I got my dollars out of it already. Hopefully they won't completely invalidate my progress, like last time there was a huge update.

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Reply #188 on: August 09, 2019, 08:21:14 AM

Is that trailer actual ingame footage? I don't think I've ever had graphics as colourful as those anywhere.
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Reply #189 on: August 09, 2019, 11:59:16 AM

I am trying to contain myself from going bananas.  5 more days.

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Reply #190 on: August 09, 2019, 12:38:07 PM

In-game footage, but I think there could have been some time-compression.

I could be wrong, but the game seemed more colorful before NEXT. In fact, some planets changed colors during an update. The planet I named Tennis Ball was no longer the correct color, which bothered me a lot as the planet's owner.

Edit to say that maybe the wild colors will return, not that I think the trailer is somehow more drab than I remember.

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Reply #191 on: August 09, 2019, 01:36:41 PM

I've never played it, but that trailer is a MUCH less shade of day-glo color than any of the footage I've seen of the game before.

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Reply #192 on: August 09, 2019, 01:49:48 PM

Hah someone should think about moving this thread down into Gaming. It's every bit as active as most of the games in there. :)
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Reply #193 on: August 09, 2019, 02:42:11 PM

I don't know, it's pretty easy to find at the moment.

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Reply #194 on: August 16, 2019, 10:27:44 AM

I think the dinosaur bones were removed. Still need to put more time in, but so far so good.

I don't want to start over again, but we will see.

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Reply #195 on: August 18, 2019, 01:00:17 PM

Well I think I'll come back to this in a month or so. Currently I think it's just too buggy to waste time on.
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