29/08/16 at 12:29 #273462
1.07 has some good changes, that flinging up into space bug was a real pain in the bum. I’ve now found 60 creatures and survived 32 sols so cheekily obtained my trophies, hopefully that doesn’t disqualify me from TSA’s fastest platinum as I’m only a few warps from that gold and then I’ll only need a few hours of dogfighting to finish up!
I’ve loaded up my old save again but over the last few days really enjoyed my time with v1.00 playing like you started TSB and focussing on my starting planet (in order to rack up days survived). I feel like exploring cave networks and trying to catalogue everything on one planet is a really worthwhile and enjoyable way to ply, maybe more so than planet hopping for the Atlas quest. I’m now more inclined to seek out a really lush planet and stay for a few hours, rather than skim lots of planets for the few resources. Then after I left the starter (in order to mop up 30 more fauna) I found a wonderful green planet with big animals and giant neon mushrooms, massive mountains with tunnels right through peppered with glowing life, it was spectacular to look at. Then in the next system I landed on a flat snowy planet with huge seas, giant trees dotted about and windy storms between bouts of bright blue sky. It was lovely to see such contrast rather than endless boring desert planets with rolling hills which is what I’m back to seeing on my original save. Now that I’m back in my old ship and learning to explore I’ve figured out though that my hyperdrive won’t let me go off a plotted route, once I upgrade I should get to more green and blue systems where before I was almost always visiting yellow ones.
TSB, glad you’ve seen differences in the architecture, that’s probably because you’ve been used to one type for so long whereas I’ve probably seen loads of subtly different ones and not noticed the subtleties. I’m enjoying the game loads more now :)29/08/16 at 16:03 #273466
I knew they would turn up eventually Ron!
Yellow, green and blue systems eh? You learn something new every sol.. ;)29/08/16 at 23:13 #273475
I’ve just landed on the most lush, grassy planet i’ve seen since i started playing .. and found my first venomsacs – i bumped into them in the long grass. :/30/08/16 at 08:50 #273504
Sounds bad, I’ve not come across them before! Did they kill you? I’ve been busy dogfighting, getting the hang of taking on the sentinel ships now which drop some pretty good stuff at high levels. Although they did kill me last night and break my warp jobbie, so I’m back to hunting for nickel and aluminium for repairs. I didn’t realise that in my v1.00 game I’d picked up crashed ship with the best hyperdrive upgrades and could go anywhere! I’m back in my old orange fighter with tau warp thingy one so I’ll be hunting for blueprints so I can do that again after getting a taste of those beautiful blue systems that you need the theta reactor to jump to.
I don’t see many other TSAers on my friends list playing NMS now, has it already become a niche game?30/08/16 at 09:40 #273510
I found a planet covered in venomsacs yesterday too. And those facehugger egg things with albumen pearls in. Obviously elite sentinel units are annoying, but in this case, it wasn’t a problem. Head down to the planet, scan for somewhere suitable to land, park right next to a save point. With a couple of little huts nearby (nothing useful in them). Grab lots of goodies, head inside, sentinels can’t find me due to being indoors. Wait for them to leave. And then, and this really is the best, luckiest bit… head outside to the handy trade terminal and sell my goodies. Hit the save point just in case and repeat.
The planets really do get more and more interesting the further you go. Starting to wonder how many of the things some idiots are moaning about not being in the game I’ll actually discover by the time I’m finished. Some of the “Sean Murray is a liar, we demanded a refunded after playing it for 50 hours” people’s claims are already turning out to be bollocks.30/08/16 at 12:28 #273542
They don’t kill you Ron, just a spiky shock like those curly carbon things. Took a few minutes to spot them in the long grass though.
If a trading post has only one landing pad i’ll sometimes just park my ship nearby and leave the landing pad free so that i can take advantage of any passing traders potentially offering to pay more.
I’ve taken out a few of those elite sentinel ‘puppies’ but i felt guilty when they continued to emit little yelps and cries after taking them out so i just run away now.
Some glitches i came across .. one water-snake like critter began to spawn on land, a whole bunch of them together with their heads buried in the ground and tails sticking up in the air, quite odd.
Also found a crashed ship stuck about 30 feet up in the air. I could get to it but it wasn’t a worthwhile swap. Then as i got back into my own ship, i could see the crashed one floating up even higher into the air. I didn’t have the presence of mind to try landing on top of it .. maybe next time .. ;)
I wonder if the 1.07 update has done some tweaking besides the bug fixes, seems a funny coincidence we are all finding lovely planets around the same time..31/08/16 at 02:26 #273605
I was taking my time enjoying my lovely planet and went to name some discoveries.. and noticed a yellow waypoint in the top section.. oh..looks like someone else has arrived in the same system as me. Then i scrolled down and found that there was an entire new star system listed before my first system, again in yellow. So now other peoples dicoveries are being added to my list? I then noticed that you had an option to hide selections and but when i tried to hide the other players waypoint it accidently removed the entire planet from my list and i can’t unhide it.
Then i jumped into space and found the same player had begun claiming some of the remaining planets. All fair i guess but it felt odd, not just that someone else was registering the discoveries but all along i had been the lone explorer taking my time and now suddenly i felt like there was pressure on and i was less able to chill out.
So i jumped to the next system on the Atlas path and so far so quiet..31/08/16 at 08:13 #273613
Wow that’s pretty amazing! I know how you feel though, the way your playing it’s definitely an uncomfortable thing, but I love that crossing paths is such a rare thing and it’s good to know the menus flag it up.
I played from 10pm to 2am last night, that started out as ‘a quick go’, oops. But I got the Theta Warp Reactor!! It took a lot of tedious mining Emril, Gold, Nickel and Aluminium whilst dodging sentinels on aggressive planets. I also got stuck in a nasty but beautiful system after I shot at the space station and space sentinels came after me, disabled everything hyperdrivy and killed me. I can now jump anywhere so it’s time to head for the centre again and hit as many blue systems as I can find! Mr Yd, I think you’re right that the planets get more interesting as you progress, I’m looking forward to seeing some giant dinosaurs. Oh and I found a field of gravity balls, which make the sentinels angry when you collect them. Tried the same trick of grabbing a couple then running deep into a cave but the buggers followed me and ultimately killed me. I think that’s five deaths for me now, which I guess isn’t too bad for 40 odd hours.31/08/16 at 10:18 #273615
Yes, sentinels follow you into caves. But (possibly) don’t spawn inside caves. Just at the entrance where they might see you.
Best place for farming expensive things like that is near a building. They can’t open doors, so you’re safe to run inside and wait. Then run outside, hit the save point, and repeat. Ideally somewhere near a trade terminal.
I really must take more pictures on my journey though. I found a giant rock penis yesterday. Which aren’t that uncommon, judging by other pictures I’ve seen online. Er, that might sound a bit wrong. I’ve found pictures of giant rock penises in NMS online. Not any other sort.
And if you believe that… ;)31/08/16 at 11:30 #273619
My first new planet is as lush as the last one but without any special goodies. But i spotted a 25 slot ship for just over 3m, sold everything in my inventory to make up the balance and then waited around the landing pad for a while, dismissing several larger ships that were too expensive and finally did even better – a 26-slot ship for under 3m!
MrYd i’m suddenly reminded of the Flesh Gordon movies.. now just need to find a furry cave to make it perfect… xD31/08/16 at 16:42 #273649
Hah, I’m sure hunting for rock penises is a thing and if not it should be, nothing to be ashamed of :) And Flesh Gordon, that sounds so familiar, I need to hit YouTube as soon as I leave work.
Your magic combo will help MrYd, ta! If you guys are looking to make big money at and fancy a change from mining I’d totally recommend a bit of space piracy. Launch from a space station and if there’s a freighter very close by shoot one of the cargo pods so it drops a stack of glowing blue balls, I’ve been getting about 50,000 units worth of goodies at this point, then shoot down the single sentinel that comes after you, gather up his blue balls and boost back to base. As you get more confident you could take on the next two waves of two sentinels each, I’ve found three waves worth plus the cargo gives you 150,000 units worth of blue balls loot! Then sell stuff, go out with a recharged shield and hit that same freighter again and again for more blue balls and at least a million units after 20 minutes. Hehe, blue balls.31/08/16 at 17:43 #273652
Not sure if it’s on youtube Ron, try the wonderfully NSFW xhamster.com. I can’t remember if it was 1st or 2nd film had the giant penis creatures trying to get into the furry cave..
Good tip on the space piracy, might try out a bit of that as i’ve been avoiding the duplication glitches but would still like an easier way to make some quick cash!31/08/16 at 21:52 #273659
Glowing blue balls? Really?? You’re like a giggly schoolkid.
Keep it up ;)31/08/16 at 23:08 #273670
Haha, keep it up! Ah, erections.
I just got the platinum, only a little bit of grinding required, probably my favourite one so far :) Off to bed for some proper nights sleep for once now!01/09/16 at 10:32 #273702
Bugger. I didn’t mean to make any erection joke, hinest. I was trying to avoid it in case I get a reputation for being like a highly schoolkid.
But it’s hard.
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