08/08/16 at 17:47 #272287ron_mcphattyParticipant
So whose up for a meet up? Haha, only joking! I’ve just got my dispatch email, my soundtrack arrived in the post today, I’ve got a weekend of evenings lined up to enjoy it all on my own… buzzing is the word!! Anyone else excited? Or has anyone else got it?!10/08/16 at 10:29 #272412zb100Participant
In space, nobody can hear you…10/08/16 at 11:56 #272420
I’m hoping to grab my copy by the weekend! i’m planning on spending a decent amount of time on first planet, will grab as many resources as possible so that i can start trading and upgrading as soon as possible.
Fingers crossed that i’ll land on a planet made entirely out of gold – it’s got to be a possibility! ;)11/08/16 at 14:28 #272459
Must start taking pictures. My first planet wasn’t made of gold, but did have lots of other valuable things. And a nighttime temperature of -75. And a giant floating rock egg. That’s the only way to describe it. A giant egg. Made of rock. Floating in the way such things traditionally don’t.
I wish R3/L3 were the other way around though.
Enjoying it already, but I can see why some people might not.12/08/16 at 02:04 #272498
@MrYd: Try the PS4 button remap option in Accessibilty Options. You can only creat one alternate profile but you can switch it on’off for NMS. I must see if i can remap that sprint button.
I didn’t land on a planet of gold either, and my giant eggs were sticking up out of the ground – but they were made of gold! I sold a few stacks for a nice boost to my credits and i think i’ll break a few more eggs before i leave this planet. :)
12/08/16 at 10:12 #272510
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The R3 to sprint thing isn’t as bad as I thought it was at first. You just press it to toggle sprinting. No need to hold it down.
My mistake so far has been in jumping from planet to planet too quickly. Get some stuff, improve a bit, head off to the next planet. Mainly because if you explore too far, it takes ages to get back to your ship.
But I’ve just realised there’s a massive money bonus if you scan every creature on a planet. So I’m going to be doing that from now on, and screw trying to get to the centre of the galaxy.
I found a planet with an abandoned building at the bottom of a lake. A deadly radioactive lake. And I couldn’t find a way in. That was fun trying though.
And some of the creatures are cute. Found a lovely herd of duck-faced dinsoaur type things. And then saw a baby one. My initial thoughts of “Awww, it’s so cute!” didn’t last long, because it saw me and tried to rip my face off.12/08/16 at 16:37 #272536
I must try this later.. boost jump..
Start by sprinting (R3 on a PlayStation 4 controller).
Hit a melee attack (R1 on a PS4 controller). The melee attack animation urges you forward a little faster.
In that second of increased speed, hit your jetpack (X on a PS4 controller).12/08/16 at 18:45 #272538
Yes, the boost jump is handy. When there are too many sentinels around, it’s quite good to get away quickly. Takes a little bit of practice (you need to hit R1 and then X pretty much straight away), but once you’ve got it, you can quickly fly away from angry sentinels and land on your ship.
You did park your ship nearby, didn’t you? ;)
I think R1 does a little sideways dodge as well.
Also… assuming you’ve got the analysing scanner, hold L2 to activate it, and R3 zooms in up to 3 times. Handy to scan creatures from a distance. But not enough to scan flying things. You can also shoot while zoomed in with that too.
They seemed to neglect to give players vital information. But that’s fine by me.
I think I might have accidentally become engaged to a “sexy” lady alien. There was an incident. Language barriers. Confusion as to what I was getting into.
I’m enjoying the little maths puzzles when you find communication towers too.12/08/16 at 19:30 #272539
Hmm those maths puzzles …. The first numerical sequence was simple but the second one was a bit trickier as it invloved adding certain digits of the sequence together and then multiplying by an incremental amount .. thank heavens for google! :)
So how to scan those flying critters? Not sure if that scanner works while you’re in the ship otherwise a low altitude flight would sort it.12/08/16 at 19:53 #272540
Scanning flying creatures from the ship isn’t an option. And all the ones I’ve found have been too far up and flying around too madly for me to actually manage to shoot them out of the sky and then scan the corpse.
That was one of my bright ideas I’ve failed to get to work. Don’t judge me.13/08/16 at 01:01 #272541
It was a good idea none the less :)
I’m 7 hours in, still on the same planet. Have traded up for new ship and multitool but have only added one slot to the exosuit so far. Found a large sphere which was just begging to be rolled down the hills :)
I’m ready to move on now but i still have 2 discoveries to record and presumably the flying things are at least one of those.
Had a few amusing interactions with aliens, one in particular where i thought i was doing the alien a favour but it turned out i was sending him to his death – but my choice also raised my standing with that race, which was nice.
14/08/16 at 08:15 #272600ron_mcphattyParticipant
- This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by TSBonyman.
How are you getting on now you’ve left the planet TSB? I’m amazed you spent so long in one place, just goes to show how magical the game is in that you can play however you like! I spent about three hours on my first planet, faffed around not really figuring stuff out, now I’m following the Atlas instructions.
MrYd, what path are you following or are you just exploring whatever interests you? I feel like I could spend hours a day juggling resources, mining T9 and just watching ships come and go in the space stations whilst waiting for the one that looks most like an X-Wing (which I would be all over!).
My wife and kids have been away for the weekend so I’m gonna limit the grinding now and plough on through the story and try to finish whatever it is there is to finish. I know I won’t get to enjoy the game properly but that’s my fault for buying it knowing I don’t have the free time. But maybe I’ll change my mind and stop and grind for a badass fighter ship so I can become Space Batman. I saved my first and only distressed frigate from greedy pirates purely by luck last night, but got massive satisfaction from how bloody hard the fight was! I was getting peppered with fire, losing shields fast so after shooting down just one of the piratey scumbags I fled for the system station. I was ducking and diving through a dense field of T9, one of the two pirates followed me through a hole I shot in Nickel asteroid but he hit the side and exploded! Emboldened I boosted, braked, turned hard and smashed the second head on with my blasters. With barely a volt of shield power left hooned back to the frigate and I sneakily picked off the last bastard who was still dribbling feeble laser fire on the frigate. I ended their sorry careers in a blaze of smoke and ape-like screams, peow peow, I am Han Solo!!!!
Hehe, fun times. So, reviews, I don’t understand the mixed reviews, it’s like so many people either misunderstand or don’t like what No Man’s Sky offers because they haven’t spent the time absorbing it’s colossal scope. The thing is that scope can be witnessed by both travelling through the stars and amazingly just exploring one planet for hours and hours!14/08/16 at 17:25 #272602
I’m following the Atlas path. Which gave me a remarkably useful blueprint, and is clogging up my inventory with other things.
But then I get distracted and fly around for ages, as everyone does. So many things to discover. There’s even a story there that a lot of reviews seem to have failed to notice because it’s not shoved in your face. You have to go and find it.
And yes, it’s fun when you realise you can shoot holes in asteroids and fly through them.14/08/16 at 17:34 #272603
That space fight sounds brilliant Ron!
Shame you can’t take your time with it but you’ll probably get the most ‘gamey’ experience that way. And you can always drop in again some other time just to look for some fights! :)
I’ve visited the 3 planets on my system now and i’ve visited the space station, no suit upgrade but i bought a new ship, ugly but with more slots. Have also upgraded my multitool a few times. I haven’t engaged in any space combat yet so that’s something to look forward to. I’m about 12 hours in now and can access the map to move on and follow Atlas path but i’m reluctant to say goodbye to my ‘Home’ planet just yet.. I think it’ll be impossible to find my way back here again so i’ll catch a few more sunsets on “Bonyman’s Landing” before i leave.. ;)
Here’s a tip btw – when leaving your ship to buy another don’t just transfer your resources, exit the ship purchase and go to the inventory first and dismantle all of your ship tech that you can and you will get additional resources to transfer.
One issue i’m having is with the servers – they are almost constantly unavailable for me so i can’t get paid for finding 100% discoveries. Hopefully that’ll be sorted soon.15/08/16 at 18:25 #272654
I’m still having trouble parking my spaceship. It hurts when you get out and plummet to the ground because it’s on top of a tree or something silly.
Does make it easier to spot where you left it though.
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