The No Man's Sky Thread

For money, im still really enjoying ship salvage. Going out and tracking down a wreck, hoping this next chart will be one.. repairing it, and flying it back to the station for both credits and upgrades (because just credits wasn't enough :p). I've wanted to do something like that in elite ever since and definitely haven't had enough of it yet.

Combined with carrier missions im happy with that level for the moment. I learned about refining chlorine so want to try that too. ... I'm probably trying to avoid being a space gardener. At least until time is right for a ground base.

The amazing thing is there's so much to sprinkle inbetween that, anything from the crafting blueprints universe, exploration like in elite (which is never a chore at 150-350k per animal).. even combat seems arcade fun now ive found a weapon i like. Its very mmoish thinking about it. All they need is to build a networking and that would be easily a themepark mmo.
 
What about Star Citizen? Does it have planets that revolve and rotate? I've scene a video where people traveled to the sun, which implies it's a heliocentric system.

I believe SC, from what I have read, does not model orbital dynamics at the moment;

Here is part of a transcript from a 2018 talk;

Transcript:

Absolutely, yes. We are... it's actually frighteningly... one of the big things Chris wants to do is realism. We have everything, you have your star and planets basically circulate the star, just like here in the Sol system. And basically depending on where you are if you want to travel to a different planet it will depend what time of year it is, and what route you take. And then also in terms of the planets, we also have atmospheric dynamics and space stations which can either statically keep in rotation of the planet or could move as well.

Note this was in 2018 and not heard a peep since, and modeling orbital dynamics is "frightening," maybe they need to call the devs of ED and get some hints on how to do it!

 
My base is long gone somewhere in the mist of time, it still stands no doubt, but where, I've forgotten.
I built it just after the update that allowed it, but I was thinking while building it, seems pointless to have a base if your an explorer in space, not like you can keep popping back, although you can now of course.

I did like going to see other players builds via the portals, just get and address and go have a look. There is a website somewhere with loads of portal address's for players to pop around and have a gander.

I haven't called my freighter with the other ships I have for few years now. I reckon the captain I hired is using it to haul toilet rolls.
 
I can't stop buying ships, my main ship is an s-class explorer with add ons to the hyperdrive, but found another s-class with twice as many slots, so bought it.
Now I have to find some tech to install for hyperdrive, and build/install the 3 extra hyperdrive units for red, green, blue stars.
In the past the best way to get crazy add on tech was to find NPC who land near you. This does not seem to happen anymore in the latest updates, so where is the next best place to grab ship tech?
 
I can't stop buying ships, my main ship is an s-class explorer with add ons to the hyperdrive, but found another s-class with twice as many slots, so bought it.
Now I have to find some tech to install for hyperdrive, and build/install the 3 extra hyperdrive units for red, green, blue stars.
In the past the best way to get crazy add on tech was to find NPC who land near you. This does not seem to happen anymore in the latest updates, so where is the next best place to grab ship tech?

Go to the technology vendors on any station. One of them sells ship tech. He can usually furnish you with hyperdrive upgrades to get to the different coloured stars.
 
Go to the technology vendors on any station. One of them sells ship tech. He can usually furnish you with hyperdrive upgrades to get to the different coloured stars.
I don't need the colored stars stuff, looking for the illegal, or supreme upgrades for hyperdrive & pulse engine, but the stations seem to be all class B at best.
 
Unlimited c-metal comes from unlimited ground mining using machines to extract material not using laser...
You actualy have to do this for the Expo3 any way... you build a scanner to find the material location on multi tool, you then build a few machines to extract it at location, you then use refinery to convert materials to c-metal... or you can just buy it from trade buildings...
In expo 3 the planet was copper material which was converted to C-metal...
 
Now, I just need infinite chromatic metal, and more antimatter.

Antimatter is pretty easy to craft. It seems really exotic from the way its presented in the story mission, but the tooltip says otherwise.

You can buy chromatic metal from some stations i think (from the second gtn in the little room on the other side usually).

The trick is to find a noob level income stream to fund the starter stuff. Before this recent round of learning, i was still doing whispering eggs, each abandoned building with them gives a million from the 13 eggs and... well its got to be done :)
 
Ive got over 3 marketplaces at my settlement and there all selling salvage item, like other planet locations. Instead of having to dig them up 3 at a time, I just buy them direct at the markets, woot, going to make unlocking all the recent new building units way quicker...
 
The little boxes need to be set up orthogonally to each other on the ship or exosuit to work.

There are two concourses on every starport, and each of them buys/sells different stuff.

Putting a storage unit in a 1x2 hut does not work out very well.

Dropping pieces diagonally can suck, when building.

Etc, etc...

(headbonkbonkbonkbonk) :(
 
I can't stop buying ships, my main ship is an s-class explorer with add ons to the hyperdrive, but found another s-class with twice as many slots, so bought it.
Now I have to find some tech to install for hyperdrive, and build/install the 3 extra hyperdrive units for red, green, blue stars.
In the past the best way to get crazy add on tech was to find NPC who land near you. This does not seem to happen anymore in the latest updates, so where is the next best place to grab ship tech?
The scrap dealer might have some stuff. (The shady character under a tent in the space port)
 
Ive got over 3 marketplaces at my settlement and there all selling salvage item, like other planet locations. Instead of having to dig them up 3 at a time, I just buy them direct at the markets, woot, going to make unlocking all the recent new building units way quicker...
Oh, shoot. I forgot that I did see them there. I have two bazaars myself. Thanks for the reminder.
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Checked, and I don't have them there. I wonder if it was just a one time thing. I'm sure I saw it there yesterday. :(
 
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The little boxes need to be set up orthogonally to each other on the ship or exosuit to work.

There are two concourses on every starport, and each of them buys/sells different stuff.

Putting a storage unit in a 1x2 hut does not work out very well.

Dropping pieces diagonally can suck, when building.

Etc, etc...

(headbonkbonkbonkbonk) :(

Just like elite. Remember when you were first learning what a limpet was? Its taken me 5 or 6 good restarts... and there's still quite a few things i havent done.

Wanting to do this expedition really pushed it through though. ps..Is definitely not noob friendly if you go in with a reasonable expectation to succeed and don't know stuff. It probably took double the time it should have because i had no idea what many of the objectives were more than "use this thing". I thought id be dead in no time with the storms happening every 5 minutes.. by the end of it i was just walking around without caring, or even charging the protection boosters.
 
Grah!

I do not like the space combat in NMS.

It made me go back for one session in Horizons. Killed a pirate there. So much better.

Maybe, in about two human generations, there will be a game with space, and legs.
 
I don't need the colored stars stuff, looking for the illegal, or supreme upgrades for hyperdrive & pulse engine, but the stations seem to be all class B at best.

Same place though. Just keep looking. The Law of Sod means that whatever you're looking for is hard to find. 🤷‍♀️
 
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