The No Man's Sky Thread

I love the multiple save slots. It allows me to experiment. Unlike Frontier, Hello has determined that you have spent enough with one purchase of the game.

Easy Mode is great as a tutorial, but very time consuming, as gathering materials is a pain. The sense of accomplishment is greater with the harder modes.

I've tried several start points. My original one, that has the thermal hazard and critters isn't too bad, compared to the insta-death of some start locations. Once again, Elite players might ragequit if encountering this kind of mortality. Almost as bad as docking. :)
One of my greatest memories is when I played in an earlier version of NMS, and I was on a planet at start that basically killed me within 1 minute. Problem was that my ship was 10 minute walk. I had to constantly find and hide in caves, and avoid the crabs (back then it was the scariest sound you could hear, freaked me out every time). Man... great times. But do I want to do it again? Probably not. Still have PTSD from it. :D

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Oh, btw, the first time you can take down a walker sentinel on your own. That's the real feeling right there.
 
 
Aaand it's dropped. At least I assume it has. I'm downloading a 5.7Gb update right now.

I love Hello Games. :love:
Daaaaaang! Anyone seen all the other things they added too? Power line management. Access all exo-crafts, including the mech from freighter. And much more. I'm blown away beyond blown away. Downloading it now. I might download Elite beta tomorrow, but today I think it'll be NMS.
 
Wow.

I just killed my first Sentinel. Immediately after, I got eaten by a critter. I hate the acid planet.

Learned how to shoot rocks. And, saw better ships and tools. Long grind.

Poor Frontier. It's not like everyone else has beat them to legs. NMS ships are not fun to fly, though. You can't have both. The mindsets are different.
 
Wow.

I just killed my first Sentinel. Immediately after, I got eaten by a critter. I hate the acid planet.

Learned how to shoot rocks. And, saw better ships and tools. Long grind.

Poor Frontier. It's not like everyone else has beat them to legs. NMS ships are not fun to fly, though. You can't have both. The mindsets are different.
Yes. NMS is focused on being a fun game. In previous versions, the grind was terrible, but they've fixed so many things that if you know how to play it, it's quite easy, yet a lot of fun.

Here are some things to know, refineries are your friends. Here's a link to a very useful website with recipes: https://www.nomansskyrecipes.com/index.html

Basically, I buy most of the things if I need them, for instance di-hydro. I find a station that sells the gel, and de-refine it to dy-hydro. Instead of mining on a planet.
 
Yes. NMS is focused on being a fun game. In previous versions, the grind was terrible, but they've fixed so many things that if you know how to play it, it's quite easy, yet a lot of fun.

Here are some things to know, refineries are your friends. Here's a link to a very useful website with recipes: https://www.nomansskyrecipes.com/index.html

Basically, I buy most of the things if I need them, for instance di-hydro. I find a station that sells the gel, and de-refine it to dy-hydro. Instead of mining on a planet.
I am strip mining and de-foresting my little area. Then, trading it in two places. Being cash poor sucks.

I love what the little portable refinery can do.

Am downloading the update now.

 
I am strip mining and de-foresting my little area. Then, trading it in two places. Being cash poor sucks.

I love what the little portable refinery can do.
After you get some blueprints and such, you can build larger refineries, the two slot and the three slot ones. New recipes for those.

Also, there's a portable refinery that can be installed in your backpack, so you don't have to put it down and start, but you can refine single items while walking.

Am downloading the update now.
I did, and unfortunately, there might be something wrong in their code. My laptop played NMS well in previous version, but got extremely slow in this one. Hopefully it's just a bug they'll fix, otherwise I have to get another computer. :confused:
 
NMS ships are not fun to fly, though. You can't have both. The mindsets are different.
NMSs biggest issue for me are the controls, it's designed around a gamepad (horrible things), if the on foot control scheme was based on kb+m (I know you can do it but key bindings is AWFUL!!) and the ship flying based around HOTAS it would be sooo much better. That an area FD and Elite really impress me, a veritable tonne of controls...I have a Warthog HOTAS, Voice control, kb+M and gamepad ALL in use for various things and Elite just copes.....remembering it all is a pain though.
 
NMSs biggest issue for me are the controls, it's designed around a gamepad (horrible things), if the on foot control scheme was based on kb+m (I know you can do it but key bindings is AWFUL!!) and the ship flying based around HOTAS it would be sooo much better. That an area FD and Elite really impress me, a veritable tonne of controls...I have a Warthog HOTAS, Voice control, kb+M and gamepad ALL in use for various things and Elite just copes.....remembering it all is a pain though.
Agree. I managed to get the update working on my laptop finally, after some cleanup etc, but for the reason of keeping the startup as easy as possible, I tried out kb+m on NMS, and it's really meh. It sure is made for pads. I think there might be some mods to use HOTAS, but I've never tried them.

Elite does a better job supporting all different input techs, except that they're limiting the number of buttons to 32. Windows allows 128, I think, and some throttles have more than 32 functions. And the interface to setup the bindings is okay, but could be better. In general though, the controller and bindings are better in Elite than NMS. But then again, as I said before, NMS is a game, and it's meant to be.
 
I am strip mining and de-foresting my little area. Then, trading it in two places. Being cash poor sucks.
A good way to make lots of money quite quickly is to upgrade your scanner with 'S' class upgrades. You can have 3 of them at a time (put them next to each other so that they 'stack'). With three 'S' class scanner upgrades, you can easily make 2 or 3 million units per planet just by scanning every plant and animal you find.
 
And when you get the hydroponics blueprint and the plants, start a farm. Free money while you're doing other things. And even better when you have the blueprint to your own market console. Harvest. Sell. Repeat.

Also, the plants can be put into the refiner for carbon etc.

Next, find blueprints to the real money makers like computer chips etc, and build from the plans you grow.
 
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Daaaaaang! Anyone seen all the other things they added too? Power line management. Access all exo-crafts, including the mech from freighter. And much more. I'm blown away beyond blown away. Downloading it now. I might download Elite beta tomorrow, but today I think it'll be NMS.
I just saw a recap video of all the changes in this latest update.
Ugh, the ability to hide your electrical wiring is THE thing that changes basebuilding for me.
I stopped building because of my wiring going everywhere, this fix is great.
And being able to summon all your exocraft when your carrier is in system, wow, perfect, that's how you do Carriers Fdev, look at HG and learn!!!!!

HG realy knows how to please, without penalizing their players or sucking their bank account dry.
 
Daaaaaang! Anyone seen all the other things they added too? Power line management. Access all exo-crafts, including the mech from freighter. And much more. I'm blown away beyond blown away. Downloading it now. I might download Elite beta tomorrow, but today I think it'll be NMS.
Hahah, man I love NMS! Hello Games has become such a super impressive studio, they are relentlessly improving the game and adding so many new and fun features.

Screw Elite, Frontier teed me off today with this fleet carrier crap. Time to play me more No Man's Sky, where the Carriers are fun and attainable, and the updates are regular and content heavy.
 
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