The No Man's Sky Thread

You know, this whole Fleet Carrier fiasco with Elite has gotten me realizing something:

Lately I've been much happier playing No Man's Sky than Elite Dangerous.

The FSS really burned me out with Elite, but I was looking forward to FC's to break up the exploring with mining in deep space. However, now that we know they didn't design FC's with exploration in mind, I'm not sure if Elite is a game I want to play anymore.

NMS however has been great fun to go exploring with.

Yeah, I might just be done with Elite. :(
 
You know, this whole Fleet Carrier fiasco with Elite has gotten me realizing something:

Lately I've been much happier playing No Man's Sky than Elite Dangerous.

The FSS really burned me out with Elite, but I was looking forward to FC's to break up the exploring with mining in deep space. However, now that we know they didn't design FC's with exploration in mind, I'm not sure if Elite is a game I want to play anymore.

NMS however has been great fun to go exploring with.

Yeah, I might just be done with Elite. :(
I watched the 'content reveal', and they said you could buy any facilities for FCs that would translate to an activity or career in the game that we can think of.

"What about exploring?"

"Except exploring."

I mean, seriously? What else is there to actually do in Elite besides explore? It's pretty much all I ever do. :(

Luckily, NMS is a better game than E: D these days, and sadly it looks like it always will be. X4 has also had a massive update in the last few days, so I'll be sinking my teeth into that one again.

Shame. 😢
 
You know, this whole Fleet Carrier fiasco with Elite has gotten me realizing something:

Lately I've been much happier playing No Man's Sky than Elite Dangerous.

The FSS really burned me out with Elite, but I was looking forward to FC's to break up the exploring with mining in deep space. However, now that we know they didn't design FC's with exploration in mind, I'm not sure if Elite is a game I want to play anymore.

NMS however has been great fun to go exploring with.

Yeah, I might just be done with Elite. :(
That's how I felt 2 months ago. I couldn't get myself playing Elite. So much work for so little reward. NMS is more of the get in, do something, get out, feel you've done something, game. It's a no stress game for me. While Elite is a bit stressful. And I finally found one of my old HOTAS and started playing Elite, and the throttle is so bad, jittery electro-static discharge trouble that makes me scream. Can't play without HOTAS, can't play with it. Bleh.

Hello Games focus more on making it fun, forget sim, just make something you want to play. Frontier, make a sim that is constantly broken with some gaming mechanic that pretend to be "real" but isn't.
 
I watched the 'content reveal', and they said you could buy any facilities for FCs that would translate to an activity or career in the game that we can think of.

"What about exploring?"

"Except exploring."

I mean, seriously? What else is there to actually do in Elite besides explore? It's pretty much all I ever do. :(
Like I said so many times before, and for several years actually, why have a 400 billion star galaxy and not make exploration the main thing? It's so counter productive. All that work to create a near-real open-world environment and all focus of game play is in some 0.0000002% of it. Such a wasted opportunity.

Luckily, NMS is a better game than E: D these days, and sadly it looks like it always will be. X4 has also had a massive update in the last few days, so I'll be sinking my teeth into that one again.

Shame. 😢
I really have to get going with X4 again. I never got fully into it, but I did see new updates recently, so I might try it again.
 
I really have to get going with X4 again. I never got fully into it, but I did see new updates recently, so I might try it again.
It's worth it - especially if you like the solo experience. There's a ton of new tutorials to help you (also me) get back up to speed again. Plus it's very controllable with a mouse & keyboard (just like NMS), so no need to faff about with dodgy HOTAS'. ;)
 
....Hello Games focus more on making it fun, forget sim, just make something you want to play. Frontier, make a sim.....
It's long been my opinion that FDev have themselves a mindset for ED where having fun seems low on their list of priorities, and I'm sad to say that there's a very vocal part of this forum that seem to agree in wanting a vaguely masochistic game - and I'm constantly baffled by both.

So it's a dreamy delight that HG want us to have fun with a very chillaxed game that is full of weird fun, a dreadful 'casual player friendly' flight model, and lots of dip in/out fun stuff to do.

It would be hard to deny that NMS is a much fuller and rounded game these days. Heck, it even has a solo player narrative to follow, if so inclined. And their rate of progress/updates puts pretty much all other game companies to shame. VR added for free anyone?

They deserve all their success, and bravo to them for sticking with it.
 
It's worth it - especially if you like the solo experience. There's a ton of new tutorials to help you (also me) get back up to speed again. Plus it's very controllable with a mouse & keyboard (just like NMS), so no need to faff about with dodgy HOTAS'. ;)
But, but, but... I love using HOTAS! Even though my stupid one is completely crap now. I think what happened was that I didn't play it for months, so maybe oxidized or eroded or whatever so now it jitters like crazy.

Anyway, yeah, I probably will try to get into X4 soon. I'll be a nice Elite fanboi for next month and try to make enough for a carrier and also play the betas, but if it doesn't keep me interested, Elite will be parked until NE.
 
It's long been my opinion that FDev have themselves a mindset for ED where having fun seems low on their list of priorities, and I'm sad to say that there's a very vocal part of this forum that seem to agree in wanting a vaguely masochistic game - and I'm constantly baffled by both.
I think it's that some people love to have a challenge, like permadeath mode, hardcore, etc. I get it. Sometimes that's quite fun to play too, but some of the things right now are just rough and hard in the wrong areas. A game isn't a survival game because you have to grind for 50 hours to afford a single item that then will have to be maintained with another x hours a week. It's not really hardcore mode or survival. It's just meh.
 
I'm not even sure if it was a fast food outlet - it was just a (very elaborate) underground base that the game decided to regenerate terrain over. :ROFLMAO:
I don't care - it's a brilliant idea.... a Chief Beef 'fly thru' anyone.....? Slurpee Surpliers....

(Is anyone else loving that FDev have chosen Tritium as the fuel for their Fleet Carriers, as mined from asteroids? I think it's a really lovely nod from them to Hello Games - a really nice and generous touch! Nicely done FDev.)
 
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I finally pulled the trigger, and bought it on Steam sale. Survived my second life, fixed my ship. Boy, those holes in the ground are hard to get out of...first planet was a high radiation world. The cave saved me lots of sodium.

I'll try the flying next.

Bye, Fleet Carriers... :)
 
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