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  • #273703

    TSBonyman
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    Congrats on the plat Ron, not sure when or if i’ll get there but no rush ;) Winter release schedule is already looming but i’m staying put for now.

    #273720

    ron_mcphatty
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    Hehe, hard. Shaft.

    Cheers dude! It’s an easy plat and I think if you end up with most of the trophies it encourages you to do stuff in the game that you’ve not bothered so far to mop up the others.

    I’ve maxed out my warp drive but I thinks it’s still gonna take me soooo long to reach the centre, the Internet seems torn over the fastest and most efficient methods. I’ll get there though, probably through a lot of remote play while my better half watches One Born Every Minute or some trashy dating programme. I’ve not got any more games on my wish list so I might go back to my Plus backlog if I get bored :)

    #273763

    MrYd
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    Hehehe. Shaft.

    Sorry, I’ve been having trouble with the broadband for the past 24 hours. Down from 9am yesterday to early this morning. And I wasn’t about to try typing anything longer than 3 words on my phone.

    So, erm. Penis.

    As for reaching the centre. I’m guessing black holes help. Find a nice black hole and dive on in. You’ll come out somewhere closer.

    Possibly. And you might break bits of your ship. Some people are recommending a combination of warping and black holes.

    At the very least, do the Atlas path first.

    #273774

    ron_mcphatty
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    Yep I did the Atlas path and that has helped, what I’m struggling with now is the maths of the journey. My upgraded and stacked warp parts give me a range of 1600 light years per jump and I’m now 160,00 light years from the centre.

    Slight spoiler about black holes… <hide>The weird thing is that black holes are only getting me between fifteen hundred and eighteen hundred light years closer, I would’ve thought it’d be consistently more than warps just from a progression point of view. Maybe Hello will update this but in the mean time I’m wondering if I need to do something else to make my journey more efficient or just get on with grinding those 100 warps, I reckon I can stomach doing 10 a day plus the resource gathering for more cells, plus maybe a scenic stop in a blue system :) </hide>

    #273775

    TSBonyman
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    Weird, just posted a comment and TSA told me i was signed out and my comment disappeared. Then when i signed in i was told i was already signed in.

    Anyway back on topic – insert dongle..phwoaar! sorry, mind warped by Korvax ;)

    Last night i decided to go looking for the final critter on a planet, remembered i hadn’t looked in the caves yet. Found not only the critter but it looked like a truck had driven through with the back doors open and Korvax cubes had spilled out everywhere! Got about 4.5m worth before i quit for the night.

    Also flew near some flying beasties as close as possible without hitting them and have decided that is the way they are meant to be seen. The discovery viewer or zooming in with the scanner just doesn’t do them justice. Really cool brushing past a leviathan and seeing the colours and patterns that aren’t visible from the ground.

    #273814

    MrYd
    Participant

    One tip for finding creatures is that apparently the list is in some sort of order.

    Land creatures first, then flying ones, then caves, and finally water ones.

    Obviously not all planets have all 4 types, but it’s a general pointer to where you want to look. If the first one in the last row was found underwater, the second one will be too.

    #273842

    TSBonyman
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    That’s good to know, although the last critter i found was hostile and was actually running very quickly in and out of a cave, so quickly that it was impossible to scan it until i .. defended myself..

    #273871

    ron_mcphatty
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    Wow, nice Korvax cube haul! I could do with finding a few of those, I’ve now spent all of my money on suit item slots. Mining time!

    I’m not gonna rush to the centre now. For some reason that I can’t understand I was warping to planets 1600LY away dead straight towards the centre but only knocking off 250LY from my distance to centre. Very annoying, I can’t find an answer to the problem anywhere and at 250LY per jump 600 is gonna way too many so I’m just gonna enjoy exploring. In my frustration I also watched the ‘ending’ on YouTube last night. Despite lots of complains on Le internets I quite liked it, and now I’ve seen it I’m in no rush to experience it myself, just happy to wander.

    So back to exploration and maybe trying to do all the upgrades I never bothered with. Last night I found a glowing cave that led into radioactive water, it was beautiful and I got drawn in to exploring the pools and popping up in new caves, up until I dropped through a small hole into a big underwater cavern and struggled to find the way out of the water! I got very close to radiation death, if I’d’ve lost all my stuff down there I would never have found it again, phew!

    #273873

    TSBonyman
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    Ask MrYd about the warping- i’m pretty certain (i.e. not at all) that space travel over huge distances involves bending time and space so traveling in a straight line probably won’t get you anywhere! ;)

    I went back for another few cube runs but the value in the trading post seemed to drop as i was collecting them, so i waited around with my last few cubes for a few ships to land and scored – got +108% for the last 16! I’d have run off to collect even more but i’d already hung around that planet far too long and that trader would have been gone when i got back anyway.
    Almost ready to add another 6 slots to my ship now but i’ve just realised that my suit and multitool are already at the max, so it’s mainly creatures and language i’ll be searching for going forward – and generally just being a space tourist. I’m quite happy continuing like that but any new content Hello Games can add will be welcome going forward.

    #273876

    ron_mcphatty
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    MrYd, have you got any insight into my warping problem? See a few posts above, hope it’s clear :)

    I’ve been zooming about looking for class O systems, I think they might be the strangest with the most rare resources and life. My ship has a woeful 17 slots so I’m mostly flying up and down between the space station and planets selling stuff, it’s a pain but I’ve done most of my adventuring in it now so I can’t bring myself to abandon it! Maybe one day we’ll be able to fly capital ships with a hold? That’d be nice. I suppose the silver lining is the colours and views I regularly get when the sun is on the horizon and I’m diving down to a planets surface, it’s such a beautiful game.

    If you guys are sitting at your computer one day and have a spare five minutes have a look at this, it’s bloody clever…
    https://nothke.itch.io/normans-sky

    #273886

    MrYd
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    I think the warping thing is because you’re not actually going straight towards the centre. You might think you’re going 1600LY, but only end up a few hundred closer. It may be you’re heading off centre, 1600LY forwards and left. Or it could be weird warped space isn’t straight.

    Which actually makes sense because physics. There’s a thing sailors have known about for a long, long time. Sail between 2 points on the seemingly flat surface of the Earth. A direct route between the two is longer than a curved route. Just because it’s not really a flat surface.

    The same thing should apply to 3 dimensions, since the whole universe isn’t flat. What shape it is may be up for debate still. Depends on the constant Einstein stuck in his equations because he didn’t like the implications otherwise. (Which he then regretted as a mistake, before it turned out he was right all along). But let’s not go off on a tangent about general relativity too much, because it’s horrible confusing stuff with hideous maths involved. (Trust me, I survived a physics degree)

    But I’m not sure how much that would affect things over those 1600LY distance. (And I doubt anyone is to any real accuracy, that constant lambda still being a bit vague)

    So the main point is, you’re travelling 1600LY in some direction that takes you some distance towards the centre, for some reason. The black holes apparently take you a much greater distance (hundreds of thousands of light years), and possibly some 1600LY towards the centre. I guess 1600LY closer to the centre but on the opposite side of the galaxy.

    But black holes can break bits of your ship. So use them responsibly. You need to warp to a system with one in anyway. I guess it’s probably fairly obvious if you’re using them too much and your ship’s knackered and you can’t fix it. At that point, take it slowly and warp and gather stuff for repairs.

    #273903

    ron_mcphatty
    Participant

    Cheers dude. I understand the not going in a straight line thing, but only getting 250LY closer per 1600LY jump would mean I’m mostly travelling sideways, which I’m definitely not because I rotate the galactic map towards the centre and go forward until I get to the edge of my range, then pick a system and warp. Maths wise I should be getting around 1500LY closer as I’ve literally eyeballed a straight route to the glowing centre. Black holes annoy me too, the last few I’ve travelled through have moved me a million light years in some direction, but my distance to centre is reduced by a handful of light years, once only 100, one lucky time 1500. I’m pretty sure I’ve maxed out my warp drive correctly because when I disassembled it I checked with each upgrade my ships maximum range and it stepped up from 250LY to 1600LY as the internets day it should. I just can’t reduce my distance to centre by any more than 250LY per warp and I’m sure it’s not the game but I’m struggling to work out what it is that I’m doing wrong :(

    #273934

    TSBonyman
    Participant

    Hello internets, i’ve missed you! My connection has been down last few days (fixed and better than ever now) but i continued playing NMS offline, figuring i could just upload all my discoveries when i got connected again. I went to a brand new undiscovered system and the spaceport had a red entry bay… Atlas stone at last! Presumably i’ll be able to convert that to an Atlas pass soon.
    So, while offline i explored all 6 planets in the sytem, didn’t discover 100% but named the planets and as much as i could. now my internet is working again and when i booted up NMS the new system is not showing in my list of systems visited – even though i am actually still on one of the planets. I fly out into space and half the planets are now showing undiscovered and the rest have been named by the same person i encountered a week ago.
    So it’s clear to me now that if you play offline, what looks undiscovered to you could very well be in the process of being discovered by someone else who is online.
    Anyway,there wasn’t much of note in this system besides the Atlas stone – mind you i’ve just remembered you can scan planets from space – something i haven’t done since the beginning of the game – and i’m thinking now that might have been an important step in following the Atlas path properly.. I’d better give this system one last scan before i move on..

    I have to say though, NMS kept me sane while my internets were down! xD

    #273936

    MrYd
    Participant

    Atlas stones aren’t used for crafting the Atlas pass. You need some other stuff, can’t remember what. Mainly you need the blueprint for crafting one, which you should get soon enough if you keep following the Atlas path.

    #273938

    TSBonyman
    Participant

    Yup, just got the recipe when i moved to next system and found an Anomoly .. that was cool, unexpected what i found inside and adds a little excitement to the game again. It’s Iron and Heridium – both of which i just sold out of lol.
    Before warping though i had one more look inside the Atlas spaceport thingy . .and received a second Atlas stone and 2 more warp cells! My discoveries merging with the other players seem to have created an … anomolous anomoly.. haha
    Can i sell the Atlas stones or or they needed for anything else?

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