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Title: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 10, 2014, 03:21:12 PM
Game Releases on PC & PS4  10th August 2016 (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20160810T000001&p0=152&msg=No+Man%27s+Sky+-+Release+Date+%28AU%29&font=cursive)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=de4Ehpy7VH0&list=UUJx5KP-pCUmL9eZUv-mIcNw
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on June 10, 2014, 10:25:47 PM
Looks interesting

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Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: foxhound_one on June 10, 2014, 10:41:58 PM
Like a lot of people have been saying.  I hope the guys can deliver on the game they are selling.
Title: No Man's Sky
Post by: InfamousDemon640 on June 14, 2014, 09:08:48 PM
No Man's Sky is an upcoming science fiction video game developed and published by Hello Games. It will feature a procedurally generated open world.[1][2][3] The game will debut on the PlayStation 4. as highlighted during Sony's press event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014, while Hello Games have left the option of bringing the game to other platforms open.

Announced at VGX 2013 alongside a trailer, the game is seen to feature planetary exploration, deep oceans, space-based battles, and potential predators on the various procedurally-generated worlds. Each world has its own ecosystem with potentially unforgiving conditions, such as desert worlds with large carnivorous worms.

Players are initially given a totally uncharted universe to explore, where information about any planet's characteristics and lifeforms may be shared and updated with others

http://www.no-mans-sky.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZO40WBNA60
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 14, 2014, 09:27:51 PM
Current here :)
http://smf.thewhirlpoolresistance.net/index.php?topic=764.msg29070#msg29070
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on August 04, 2014, 10:29:49 PM
I missed this until now. Sounds awesome
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/473030/no-mans-sky-a-timed-ps4-exclusive-pc-release-scheduled/
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 08, 2014, 11:05:15 AM
Looks fantastic. Hopefully it lives up to the potential.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: MooseWrangler on August 18, 2014, 10:05:46 AM
big talk from the developer

Quote
It would take about five billion years to explore if you spent one second on each planet


http://au.ign.com/articles/2014/08/15/gamescom-2014-the-sun-will-burn-out-before-you-see-all-of-no-mans-sky?read (http://au.ign.com/articles/2014/08/15/gamescom-2014-the-sun-will-burn-out-before-you-see-all-of-no-mans-sky?read)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on December 07, 2014, 08:05:35 AM
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/12/06/new-video-shows-staggering-size-mans-sky/

more updates. looks interesting, but i've got no idea what the game is. and it looks like the world is now unlimited.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on December 10, 2014, 10:03:44 AM
yup, worlds are generated randomly so never really a duplicate.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: RyZ--9 on December 11, 2014, 09:35:31 AM
Seems like Minecraft with the generation, if it's a universe clone of that im very excited, unlocks the inner space nerd in me :)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on December 11, 2014, 08:15:19 PM
I really like the concept behind this game, it has the astrobiologist in me curious to see the planets created and the stellar systems they are a part of. I hope it is based on real scientific variables and produces a wide variety rather than just several generic ones with sutle variations.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on December 11, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9w6AJxyD18
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on January 14, 2015, 02:57:54 PM
I read a 4 page article in Gamer Informer magazine, and this has me really excited.

It is not an MMO, but you may see another player fly by. Some type of Dark Soul type mp will be in there though. But a more typical MP mode is planned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIX-5u6oEgo
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on January 14, 2015, 03:07:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-kifCYToAU
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on January 14, 2015, 04:14:28 PM
super excited about this game.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on January 14, 2015, 05:08:04 PM
yeah, i must say i am intrigued at the moment.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 29, 2015, 02:35:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZRAvh8TeVQ&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on July 11, 2015, 01:03:44 PM
18mins of gameplay. i think i'll give this one a miss.

https://youtu.be/CLcjvIQJns0
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Shadowblade on July 12, 2015, 01:07:49 PM
I'm really looking forward to this game, the more I see, the more excited I get!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on July 12, 2015, 07:32:05 PM
unless there is ever a bit more multiplayer involved then I might skip the day 1 and wait till this is cheaper or just buy cheap OS.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 04, 2015, 07:26:14 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3W-bJNrRGs
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 07, 2015, 10:19:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueBCC1PCf84

I am really excited for this game.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on October 28, 2015, 04:44:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBERVWYa-1Y
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on October 28, 2015, 09:38:43 AM
still looks like a very lonely game to me
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on October 28, 2015, 09:52:31 AM
June 2016 release
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 28, 2015, 10:34:42 AM
still looks like a very lonely game to me

Yeah it does a bit, especially given the devs have said it would be very difficult to find your friends due to the size of the game. I've been playing Elite Dangerous on Xbox One, which is similar in a way to No Mans Sky in that it's just a giant sandbox universe to do whatever you want, but at least it's easy to see where friends are and travel to them to wing up.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on October 28, 2015, 05:07:12 PM
thats the only thing i am not sure id like about this game being solo.

ill wait and see for reviews, i won't be buying day1 i think unless i find it cheap.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on October 28, 2015, 06:28:26 PM
I will buy this day 1. Its not an mmo or about playing with others.
Its about exploring galaxies and enjoying the experience.
It is very ambitious but could be great if done right.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on October 28, 2015, 06:37:14 PM
I will buy this day 1. Its not an mmo or about playing with others.
Its about exploring galaxies and enjoying the experience.
It is very ambitious but could be great if done right.

I'm with Rossi on this one, as many of you have come to know, I like many different types of games and this hits the right spot in that interest zone.

I feel this game can only be done 2 ways: Terrible or really great. No middle ground.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 28, 2015, 07:58:06 PM

I feel this game can only be done 2 ways: Terrible or really great. No middle ground.

I think this hits the nail on the head.. itll either be boring as batshit or simply amazing.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on October 29, 2015, 10:45:18 PM
i like the exploration part of things, the thing i want thats a little more mmo like is just maybe you will find some parts of the galaxy where there might be a station where many people come for trading and a bit of socializing or even party to maybe do a local galaxy event for some space battle fun intercepting some ships for materials etc.

But would love to see some face to face trading not just putting things up on the market and crap.

Be good if you become an "outlaw" for killing life on a planet you get put up on some wanted list where people can try to track you and kill you for a bounty.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on October 30, 2015, 09:57:29 AM
i like the exploration part of things, the thing i want thats a little more mmo like is just maybe you will find some parts of the galaxy where there might be a station where many people come for trading and a bit of socializing or even party to maybe do a local galaxy event for some space battle fun intercepting some ships for materials etc.

But would love to see some face to face trading not just putting things up on the market and crap.

Be good if you become an "outlaw" for killing life on a planet you get put up on some wanted list where people can try to track you and kill you for a bounty.

Sounds like you should be playing Elite Dangerous...

There's no face to face trading, but there are "community goals", the 2 that were run in the past week was 1 war (pick a side and go at it, either PvE or PvP) and the other was a trade mission to deliver metals (any kind) to a station in preparation to build another station. I'm too weak for the Combat goal but I did the trade CG and got an 8mil payout for my trouble.

Also, there are bounties to chase, either on NPCs or other players if they've been doing illegal things.

If No Mans Sky ends up anything like Elite Dangerous then I'll be happy, but so far it's still a wait and see as they havent been very forthcoming with info.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on December 09, 2015, 09:13:29 AM
https://youtu.be/-sb-clg3Tlw
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on December 09, 2015, 11:15:38 AM
At 1:51 does an animal do a "pop-in"? That would be a very short draw distance.

Graphically looks a bit better than I expected. You can see grass (although very thick) all over the final planet shown. If two planets are close enough to eachother you can see mountainous detail of a planet while standing on the other.

Still unsure about the whole exploration and discovery goal. Discovering things in real life is one thing, but in a video game is another.

I do enjoy exploring in games and finding out what is around the next corner, and working out the mechanics of the game world. So far finding out "what is around the next corner" in no mans sky is quite underwhelming.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on December 09, 2015, 09:16:00 PM
I love the idea of this game but not sure if I'll actually get it.
Altho it could be a great lazy /hungover game
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on February 08, 2016, 10:47:39 AM
https://youtu.be/p5AWzoEqvGs
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on February 08, 2016, 07:19:01 PM
I don't think this one is for me... That looked a bit ZzzZzzz
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 04, 2016, 03:13:45 AM
June 24!
https://www.vg247.com/2016/03/03/no-mans-sky-release-date/

'No Man's Sky' $150 edition comes with a model spaceship
http://engt.co/1QOnD5t

VG247: No Man’s Sky has a beautiful galaxy to explore, but is that enough?
https://www.vg247.com/2016/03/03/no-mans-sky-gameplay/

Engadget: We actually decided to quit.
http://engt.co/1QOnD5r

Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Alternative title - "Caves: A cautionary tale"
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/03/03/no-mans-sky-preview/

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 04, 2016, 03:45:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JspGiUCDVtw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FchmtPM-wHE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiXjh4oUak0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTRb1E9s6pg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u2cOkMyTbc
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 07, 2016, 07:19:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K6t77a9Rw0&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 07, 2016, 08:36:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K6t77a9Rw0&feature=youtu.be

(http://msnsmileys.net/R/ROFL/rofl-3g.gif)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 17, 2016, 01:37:34 PM
A photo of NPC interaction. Also shows dialog options. Spoiler obviously for those who don't want to see it.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on March 26, 2016, 01:39:37 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjKTJblJpw0
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on April 12, 2016, 03:37:51 PM
more gameplay shown by the creator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-uMFHoF8VA
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on April 15, 2016, 07:23:38 PM
This is on my gonna get list :) can`t wait.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on April 16, 2016, 03:53:36 PM
Crafting in No Man's Sky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it_9pUYO2AY
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on April 24, 2016, 10:03:01 PM
Looks like a winner 😊

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Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 29, 2016, 05:06:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFISmcAigfY
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 29, 2016, 05:23:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBPF7uNZUfY
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 29, 2016, 06:04:33 PM
People say, but what will you actually do in the game? This list shows at least half a dozen I'll be doing.
https://youtu.be/OSCHecIT7Go
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 30, 2016, 03:21:57 PM
This is a long and great resource of information about NMS: (https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4didkh/what_do_you_do_in_no_mans_sky_and_other_questions/)
In summary (yes this is like half the post, spoilers used to keep the post readable):

Many people ask the question, “What do you do in No Man’s Sky?” and quite honestly, are right to ask that. In the trailers for No Man’s Sky we see our character walking through a variety of lush science-fiction environments, flying through space, looking out over beautiful scenes. “So, it’s a walking simulator then!” people assert, however this couldn’t be further from the truth.

No Man’s Sky can be described as an Open-Universe Science Fiction Sandbox, with elements from the Action, Adventure, RPG genres and more. It’s much easier to say however that it’s like being in a classic science fiction movie, or book. No Man’s Sky aims to capture exactly that, the loneliness, the mystery, the wonderment of being a frontiersman, an explorer, an adventurer.

Gameplay
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Sentinels
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Crafting/Upgrading your gear
You have 3 main things, your weapon (for mining/combat), your suit and your ship.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

What happens when you die?
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Trading/Making Money
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Aliens/NPC's
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Being an Explorer
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I am Lost
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Space Travel
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

What is the main goal, aside from exploring
There’s no real narrative to No Man’s Sky, there’s a lore behind the universe, but otherwise you’re creating your own story. Fixed factors such as the Atlas, the Sentinels, etc. are all woven into a cohesive lore – but it’s up to you to connect the dots.
As for a goal, aside from setting personal goals your main objective is to reach the centre of the galaxy. Each player starts on the edge of the same galaxy, and makes their way towards the centre, should they please – as you reach the centre, the game gets more difficult, and things get more alien, this should create a natural tendency for players to move toward the centre as it gets more rewarding. Better resources, items, more challenge, etc.
We don’t know what is at the centre, and all we know is that it will give you some closure to the game, so you can say – “I’ve beat No Man’s Sky”, but there’s even more for you to do, and a whole universe to explore once we’re free of that first galaxy.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 02, 2016, 09:36:26 AM
I have been watching a heap of the new gameplay and q/a lately for this game. I am getting really excited for it. I preordered on the ps store. I think i will be playing this game for a long time. Maybe forever!
I like the idea that the developers want to be able to add more things that we can do in the future (sorta like dlc) if the game does well.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on May 02, 2016, 10:25:35 AM
Yeah, I am starting to get interested in this one now after watching some gameplay
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Tweakzero on May 02, 2016, 10:52:23 AM
Yeh man im gee'd up about this game ive been watching and waiting for a very very long time.

I relish the chance to explore a truly open universe.

pre-ordered. now the wait begins.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 02, 2016, 10:53:00 AM
I'm still not convinced by this.....I'm in a wait and see pattern
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 02, 2016, 11:04:39 AM
It still just looks like a cartoony, less co-operative version of Elite: Dangerous... at least in Elite you could form wings and do things together... this still feels like it'll be lonely.. I'll probably get it due to lack of anything else to play, but I'm not on the hype train.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Tweakzero on May 02, 2016, 11:12:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=55&v=HC7j48Zcuhk
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Tweakzero on May 02, 2016, 11:14:50 AM
It still just looks like a cartoony, less co-operative version of Elite: Dangerous... at least in Elite you could form wings and do things together... this still feels like it'll be lonely.. I'll probably get it due to lack of anything else to play, but I'm not on the hype train.

I got ED the instant it came out and was bitterly dispointed (got a flight stick for it and everything) it just didnt do the old ED justice , but im hoping NMS will hit the nail on the head either way ive been waiting for a game like this since like 2003 and watching this game like a hawk for last 2 years.

This and Star citizen have been my my dream games for a while...pity Star Citizen looks like its going a bit off the rails atm.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 02, 2016, 11:21:37 AM
I got ED the instant it came out and was bitterly dispointed (got a flight stick for it and everything) it just didnt do the old ED justice , but im hoping NMS will hit the nail on the head either way ive been waiting for a game like this since like 2003 and watching this game like a hawk for last 2 years.

I have ED on Xbone and sunk a decent amount of hours into it, tried my hand at just about everything from bounty hunting, to mining, to long haul bulk trading (which whilst was kind of boring, put some music on, grab a drink and just zone out and its fairly relaxing). The only thing I haven't done is try to make it to the core, though I did start to outfit a DBX for it.

I want this to be good and parts of it does look good (and for $79 digital it's a decent price and I will probably grab it digital), but I still feel like I'll get bored on my own after pretty much exclusively playing co-op online games for so long (Destiny, ED, The Division, Diablo, etc.).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on May 02, 2016, 11:51:46 AM
I will probably also get the game due to a lack of other releases - but will not preorder. Most people interested to experience the game as intended won't be using the included preorder bonus.

Not at all hyped about it due to the universe lacking in several areas (examples: no cities at all, very sparsely populated planets, planets all have just 1 biome, buildings and space stations have simplistic designs and are not fleshed out).

There isn't mich detail about the wanted system - such as if/how you can lose your wanted level without dying. Would be ridiculous if you get a 1-star rating with no way to lose it other than run for your ship and leave the planet.

If the space combat plays well then I can see myself enjoying that part of the game - especially if you can fight alongside NPCs which I think I have seen in videos.

My concern is that the universe is not fleshed out, and the game may try to be a jack of all trades, master of none. The survival aspect seems simplistic and is done in more detail in other games.

This is why I will wait for reviews.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 02, 2016, 02:26:29 PM
this still feels like it'll be lonely..
That is exactly what Sean (Hello games founder) has said he is going for. A lonely adventurer in a vast galaxy where you can explore, play as you like and build your own story.
He plays ED himself and says how he plays lots of other games too, so I am guessing he doesnt want to just remake the same as something else already done.

due to the universe lacking in several areas (examples: no cities at all, very sparsely populated planets, planets all have just 1 biome, buildings and space stations have simplistic designs and are not fleshed out).
I also was at first not a fan of the 1 biome per planet, but I guess the game is designed around discovering and exploring different biomes across different planets. If the game was designed around only a region of the galaxy, then more details could have been put into specific planets diversity.

Sean has also mentioned that he wants it to be more arcade, and have a sci fi feel to it. So realism isnt the most important thing. This is also the fact when its comes to spectral types of stars. They dont follow the real spectral class of main sequence stars, but have something similar and make up a few. Planets are clumped closer then they would be in real life, no gravity around planets (nothing like ED or KBS), again alot of design choices are to make the game more accessible to the general public and fun from a sci fi game point of view.

There isn't mich detail about the wanted system - such as if/how you can lose your wanted level without dying. Would be ridiculous if you get a 1-star rating with no way to lose it other than run for your ship and leave the planet.
I believe its more a timer based system. Watching a recent clip where Sean has a low wanted level, he is in the building and then runs out to the 4 legged sentiels, in one commentary he mentions he should have just wanted in the building to lose his wanted status rather then just run back out into the open.

My concern is that the universe is not fleshed out, and the game may try to be a jack of all trades, master of none. The survival aspect seems simplistic and is done in more detail in other games.
From my point of view, I am not aware or dont have access to so many other great games (most are on pc) so NMS offers alot which I havent seen anywhere else (at least on ps4).
I do have similiar thoughts about something being a jack of all trades type of game. But I am very pleased to see how open Sean / hello games is to community feedback and they will basically work towards implementing gameplay designs / future ideas into the game over time if thats what the community wants.
Once the game comes out and we play it for a month, if we notice its lacking and feels like it needs more things to do in an area, hopefully that is agreed on enough from the community that the developers take it on board and work it into the game over time. I am really excited for the game overall as it will be such a great foundation to build the game up from even if over years to make a truly unique experience.\

I'll get bored on my own after pretty much exclusively playing co-op online games for so long (Destiny, ED, The Division, Diablo, etc.).
I used to solely play sp games. Got into mp mainly with fps, but still played sp for massive campaigns, then once i found co-op, thats also been a favourite for me. I think NMS will become the sort of game to roll back to inbetween other games, or when you just want to chill. Or when you just have a bit of time to kill.
I am hoping to be playing other co op games and fill the gaps with some NMS every few game sessions to mix it up.
(Obviously after the 1month long marathon i will play from launch  :troll:)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 03, 2016, 09:50:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NtHidGyJOo
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 03, 2016, 11:05:45 AM
Tried to write a post about how watching all these "what to do" video's smacks of the devs / fans trying to justify the game, but I can't articulate my thoughts on it well enough to be worth while, so all I'll say is none of these video's have really got me all that hyped for the game, still a wait and see for me.

Announce PSVR support and I'll probably be pumped though  :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on May 03, 2016, 05:50:35 PM
I actually like the community-made videos more than anything that Sean Murray tries to show. They have a lot more info condensed into them, and I have seen much more interesting events happening in those showreels.

I must say that it would be an awesome addition of you could print your discoveries with a 3D printer (I don't know if this is just fans speculating/Wishlist or if it is a planned feature).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 03, 2016, 05:53:18 PM
Announce PSVR support and I'll probably be pumped though  :troll:

Considering how much PlayStation has hyped up this game for their own platform, I reckon we'll see Sean Murray come onstage at E3 and announce PSVR support for 2017.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 03, 2016, 06:15:16 PM
I heard speculation about 3d printing support for NMS discoveries.
Also Sean is always cautious about answering VR support, a recent interview he said he loves everything VR and will look forward to it. As for NMS support he thinks the community would rather them focus on a polished game. My speculation is once the game is released they will have a small team work on VR support while the rest of the team focus' on the game itself.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 03, 2016, 07:58:03 PM
I'm curious how the music will blend. They used 65daysofstatic (band) to procedurally generate the music based on the terrain.
This is an old clip but the music is a nice fit.
https://youtu.be/BIXIl1lUY_s
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on May 08, 2016, 05:14:44 PM
As I watch more and more about this game I get keen, but it still won't get my $ unless it gets vr support. I think it will be a truly amazing and immerse experience in vr but without I will get bored
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on May 08, 2016, 10:56:02 PM
Well i have preordered it hopefully its a winner

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Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 08, 2016, 10:59:25 PM
(http://www.m-rossi.com/img/nms/mindblown.gif)

We need this as an emoticon  :up:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 14, 2016, 10:12:22 AM
I am really pumped for this game. I already have my psn profile sig ready and waiting to be used  :up: once the game releases ill no doubt make a new one after each discovery.
I have been working on my naming convention for stars and planets and decided to go with an adaptation of the Bayer-Flamsteed designation. (http://www.skyviewcafe.com/bayer_flamsteed.html)

My first star will be: 1 Rossi    :troll:.
If it's a binary system I'll use 1 Rossi Alpha for the more luminous star and 1 Rossi Beta, then planets I'll designate with Roman numerals of the star name in order from the star, with a nickname in brackets.
Eg: 1 Rossi Alpha IV (NotEarth) - 4th planet of the brighter star in the 1st star system

For life, im not as worried about naming and will mostly use the default name, might add a nickname in brackets if it fits within the character limit.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on May 16, 2016, 09:21:07 PM
I'm curious how the music will blend. They used 65daysofstatic (band) to procedurally generate the music based on the terrain.
This is an old clip but the music is a nice fit.
https://youtu.be/BIXIl1lUY_s

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE!!!

Gonna love this sound track cant wait!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 17, 2016, 04:37:44 PM
New Poll added, I am curious how many people here will be playing No Mans Sky.

I am patiently awaiting it, counting down the download timer on the ps store   :camp:, in the mean time I made myself a new forum avatar.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 17, 2016, 04:53:18 PM
New Poll added, I am curious how many people here will be playing No Mans Sky.


Does it matter? Not like we'll ever find each other :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 17, 2016, 04:57:31 PM
We will never find eachother, no matter how hard we try, side rant: some plpl on reddit are trying to get groups to meet up, lol they really dont understand the scale involved.
I am just curious to see other peoples starting planets, and know who will be actively discussing other NMS related things, like which multi-tools have more upgrade/mod slots. What is that weird creature you came across etc..
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 17, 2016, 05:01:46 PM
What is that weird creature you came across etc..

Side note, but I vote we name the weirdest creatures we come across after WpR members :troll:

If people stick to the game long enough and we all progress far another into the core of the galaxy we might just come across each other.. but who knows how long that would take, if at all possible.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on May 17, 2016, 05:06:43 PM
Had to vote as a maybe but I am 95% sure I will be playing it.

I am hoping for an interesting sci-fi setting revolving around whatever is in the centre of the Galaxy/universe.

Also hoping that interesting things happen in the game (like randomly flying past space whales).

Don't really know what to expect as the developers are not releasing info - it is difficult to believe these days when a dev says "trust us".


Bewildered buy the amount of hype for the game in some areas of the Internet - including youtubers dedicating a whole channel to the game and doing fan call-ins to talk about the game (where they discuss very little in reality).


Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on May 17, 2016, 05:08:10 PM
I should have added, yes yet to pre-order, but it wasn't there!  And yeah, I know I could add the option.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 17, 2016, 05:11:38 PM
Also hoping that interesting things happen in the game (like randomly flying past space whales).
https://twitter.com/IIKosmosII/status/727914572842192896
Someone twitted this:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChoScjzWMAADYL4.png)
Sean Murray himself Liked it....
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on May 17, 2016, 05:12:29 PM
What is that weird creature you came across etc..

Side note, but I vote we name the weirdest creatures we come across after WpR members :troll:

If people stick to the game long enough and we all progress far another into the core of the galaxy we might just come across each other.. but who knows how long that would take, if at all possible.

You are assuming we all start in the same Galaxy....

I am interested to see what ugly beast reminds people enough of me to put my name on it.

Is anyone planning to be uploading vids/screenshots to online communities?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 17, 2016, 05:18:06 PM
You are assuming we all start in the same Galaxy....
It is confirmed that we all start on the edge of the same galaxy. I did an estimate while back as to the distance we would be to the nearest player's spawn location and its anywhere from 1 000 light years up to 10 000+ light years. Eg each star system is about 20 light years apart.

Is anyone planning to be uploading vids/screenshots to online communities?
I will be upload screenshots and links to my youtube clips on NMS orgins (https://www.nmsorigins.com/) and in explorenms.com (http://explorenms.com/) will be documenting my journey with other scientist /type players. Some plpl there are right into their role playing... I wont go that far.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 17, 2016, 05:24:02 PM
I am interested to see what ugly beast reminds people enough of me to put my name on it.
haha if I see an octopus looking creature (like your avatar pic), I will gladly call it SmashedPumpkin
(http://thewhirlpoolresistance.com/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=404;type=avatar)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 17, 2016, 05:30:55 PM
Glad to see so many people enthusiastic for this game, I personally cannot wait to explore my first planet.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on May 17, 2016, 05:41:57 PM
what's the point of this game?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 17, 2016, 05:44:31 PM
what's the point of this game?
Not sure if thats a troll or genuine question lol
But this is one of the best videos which describes it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC7j48Zcuhk
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on May 17, 2016, 05:46:34 PM
what's the point of this game?

What's the point of any game?

Entertainment and enjoyment.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 18, 2016, 09:27:15 AM
what's the point of this game?

That's the million dollar question... it's what you make of it..

I have yet to preorder (and not sure I will or not, though that digital price is tempting), I can see myself just playing this game with some music on or sitting in a chat party randomly discussing our findings.. Might get boring after a while without an over-arching story to it, but I sunk many hours into Elite Dangerous without a story, so I can see myself at least playing this as much.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on May 18, 2016, 09:31:45 AM
what's the point of this game?

I plan on kampin on random planets and trolling people! Just like real life  :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 18, 2016, 09:36:41 AM
I plan on kampin on random planets and trolling people! Just like real life  :P
https://youtu.be/n0uYnwqlslU?t=1m5s
Edit: wont start at 1m5sec for spaz
( I love the interview style)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 19, 2016, 02:55:27 PM
This is an old video, but worth watching for those who haven't seen it and are interested in NMS.

Alien Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453446/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl) - A computer-animated speculative documentary created for the Discovery Channel, ALIEN PLANET posits a situation not far in the future...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHzPEpHYtXQ
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 20, 2016, 09:46:51 AM
Sorta off topic. Sean Murray (creator of NMS) mentions several times that Dune is his favourite sci fi novel, and a major inspiration for NMS. There was a movie made 1984, but most dont like it compared to the book. I watched it and it is a bit boring. Here is a comedy re dub which gives the main story and made me laugh quite hard!
Hidden in the spoiler to keep thread neater.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 20, 2016, 10:22:35 AM
Haha well that was different.. I actually watched Dune a few weeks back, it was on really late one night, don't mind the movie but the book is better (as is with most book to film adaptations). Also enjoyed the old Dune RTS games.

The first desert planet I come across in NMS will be called Arrakis.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 21, 2016, 01:32:51 PM
There is a heap of No Man's Sky IGN First videos from last year as well as the new stuff. I had not actually seen the ones from 2015. Some interesting stuff there. We get to hear some of the animals voices.
https://youtu.be/qfpMRoZwzpk
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on May 24, 2016, 01:45:32 PM
Hmmm, Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune... can't see my bookcase for the rest.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 26, 2016, 11:49:23 AM
Possibly delayed.. not yet confirmed..

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/sources-no-mans-skydelayed/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/sources-no-mans-skydelayed/)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on May 27, 2016, 02:04:34 PM
Possibly delayed.. not yet confirmed..

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/sources-no-mans-skydelayed/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/sources-no-mans-skydelayed/)

You're just trying to scare @M-Rossi aren't you!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 27, 2016, 02:09:33 PM
Possibly delayed.. not yet confirmed..

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/sources-no-mans-skydelayed/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/05/sources-no-mans-skydelayed/)

You're just trying to scare @M-Rossi aren't you!

Nothing wrong with a mini heart attack.. haha

Still nothing official from Sean Murray / Hello Games or Sony. The NMS subreddit has practically melted down. It's all quite amusing.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 27, 2016, 02:14:25 PM
Still no official word from Sony or Hello Games. With some of Sean Murray's tweets and hello games recent (past week) fb post, all looks like still were on track for June 21st release.
Hopefully they are adopting the policy of not addressing rumors.
At this stage I personally think it's a supply issue of physical stock to GameSpot & not affect actual release.  Will wait and see.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 27, 2016, 02:18:49 PM
all looks like still were on track for June 21st release.


22nd* (in australia)

I would seem odd it being a supply issue to the biggest games retailer in America, and the flow on effect is that wouldn't EB Games here (as being owned by Gamestop) also have the issue?

It's all very strange, it's either a GameStop c*ck up, or there is a delay and it's been handled incredibly poorly. Either way it's amazing no one has come out to either fess up to it or poor cold water on it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Tweakzero on May 27, 2016, 03:45:59 PM
I gonna try a naming technique wherein i name things based on their distance from my "home" (starting) system.

That way i kinda know how far ive gone.

as for lifeforms im thinking random WPR members names... lol
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: mimix on May 27, 2016, 04:09:50 PM
I gonna try a naming technique wherein i name things based on their distance from my "home" (starting) system.

That way i kinda know how far ive gone.

as for lifeforms im thinking random WPR members names... lol

Not sure how this will work. Don't you only get to name things you are the first to discover? That's what I gathered from the gameplay videos where it says "X discovered by Pleb"
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on May 27, 2016, 04:13:26 PM
I gonna try a naming technique wherein i name things based on their distance from my "home" (starting) system.

That way i kinda know how far ive gone.

as for lifeforms im thinking random WPR members names... lol

Not sure how this will work. Don't you only get to name things you are the first to discover? That's what I gathered from the gameplay videos where it says "X discovered by Pleb"

So how does this work? Does it have some sort of filter or can we expect a lot of funny and not so funny named stuff? ' Awesome discovered by Spaz ' .............. meh that works!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 27, 2016, 04:22:19 PM
Everyone is going to randomly start in their own pocket of the galaxy.. there is 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 planets in the game... pretty sure we're all going to have out own few billion planets each.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 27, 2016, 04:36:20 PM
Yep like Akyra said. Not much chance you will come across planets others have named at least for 70 hours. If you discover a planet, animal you can rename it, once you upload to the Atlas at a beacon it's set (if you die before upload you need to find again)
There will be a profanity filter
https://youtu.be/7K6t77a9Rw0
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 28, 2016, 01:04:55 PM
No Man's Sky officially delayed to August
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/05/27/no-mans-sky-coming-to-ps4-in-august/
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on May 28, 2016, 02:04:27 PM
All the entitled idiots crying in the comments. Clearly they don't know the concept of delaying a game to make it right and not like BF4
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on May 28, 2016, 03:05:54 PM
All the entitled idiots crying in the comments. Clearly they don't know the concept of delaying a game to make it right and not like BF4

They must be Millennials  :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 28, 2016, 05:28:16 PM
It's a shame and always slightly worrying when a game is delayed this late in the cycle, but hopefully its for the best and game can have a strong launch and be right from the get go and not a buggy mess.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on May 28, 2016, 06:31:36 PM
It is a bit strange to delay it so late - I don't know when it was scheduled for physical manufacture, but seems like it was left until last minute to delay it.

Hopefullly the new release time will stop me from buying into the yearly football games this year.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on May 28, 2016, 07:55:32 PM
The cynic in me thinks they didn't want to go up against the current lineup of games.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on May 30, 2016, 10:04:43 AM
EB Games has updated their site to reflect the release date of 10 August. PS Store still showing June release.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on May 30, 2016, 01:06:59 PM
The cynic in me thinks they didn't want to go up against the current lineup of games.

Mes a thinkin this is the most common reason to delay a game nowadays. Devs don't give a rats ass about releasing a broken game. It's not like they can't patch it, and patch it and patch it. The youngens don't know a time when you only had the physical media and that's it. No such thing as an update!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 30, 2016, 01:15:39 PM
Sean Murray (the founder of Hello Games and who had the idea of NMS since childhood) has a vision of the game in his mind. He is a bit of a perfectionist too, and he has said that he wants the game to be just right. They only get one chance at it, so they want to take the time to perfect some things and get it right.

There is countless examples of games that come out broken, get patched and over time get better, eg BF4, Destiny maybe the division.
While they have followings, out of the 100% who buy and play for the first two weeks, only maybe 30% stay on and see the game improve. (Just making up numbers but i think its a rough guide).
For example the division had lots of potential, came out and everyone was playing it, over the course of 2-4 weeks lost 80% of those players. They tried hotfixes and brought out a few patches fairly quickly but wasnt enough. The latest 1.2 patch is supposedly good and gets things in the right direction, but myself and the majority of players wont even bother loading the game to test it out. The other day i was going to load it up, sat there looking at the game icon, then just flicked to plex and watched a random show instead.
Hello games knows this is the gamers mentality and they want to have it right from the start. They dont just want a game that people play for a week or month, but one that people will player for a year, maybe more with extra features they add over time.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 01, 2016, 10:55:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0RfTI7V.jpg)

All the adventures of Dave the Astronaut, for those who havent seen.
Chapter 1: http://imgur.com/a/Yhhqm
Chapter 2: http://imgur.com/a/BJQeo
Chapter 3: https://imgur.com/a/LwWCp#vytaWV9
Chapter 4: http://imgur.com/a/OInxO
Chapter 5: http://imgur.com/a/D03Eo
Chapter 6: http://imgur.com/a/cftWL
Number 32: http://imgur.com/eScy80d
Number 33: http://imgur.com/0KBURrD
Number 34: http://imgur.com/IkWiSdY
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 01, 2016, 11:30:21 AM
This one has made me want to name a planet Vault 108 and everything on it will be Gary. (Fallout fans will know)

(http://i.imgur.com/w1Qvcgc.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on June 01, 2016, 02:40:24 PM
Maybe everyone who plays should use a consistent naming convention for flora and forna? eg WpRSpiderSgtEeyore, WpRTreeSgtEeyore so we will know if any of you are remotely close to one another?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYSZwtRH22Q
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on June 01, 2016, 02:55:16 PM
Maybe everyone who plays should use a consistent naming convention for flora and forna? eg WpRSpiderSgtEeyore, WpRTreeSgtEeyore so we will know if any of you are remotely close to one another?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYSZwtRH22Q

I wasn't going to watch this until the dude said his name ' bicycle walrus '. who isn't fascinated?
I wasted my opportunity ' awsomenesspaz '. I hope Sony let name changes happen one day!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 01, 2016, 03:02:05 PM
I would lean towards a clan stamp at the end of names - SmashedPumpkins Paradise [WpR]

That way everyone can still use their own naming conventions, and maybe publish their planet list on the forum.

I nominate Rossi to manage the planet thread - where OP is kept up date with everyone's named planets.


As far as naming flora and fauna - won't those appear on multiple planets? If you name a spider on one planet it may also appear somewhere else, and not necessarily nearby (there is a limited number of variations).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on June 01, 2016, 03:08:39 PM
So far I have 22 variation of ' spaz is awesome '. Need a billion so have to be creative  :)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on June 01, 2016, 03:22:17 PM
yeah, the specifics of naming is up to the player. but a clan-wide WpR or [WpR] as a prefix of suffix would help all of us
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 01, 2016, 05:13:30 PM
Most players will never come across anything named by anyone else, at least for the first 100 hours or so and at that point it will be random people, not anyone you know. (I believe more then 50% of people will give up after 40 hours or get bored)
I personally will be using a variation on the flamsteed bayer designation for naming stars and planets as i posted a few pages back, i will not bother naming floura and fauna. Note everything has a default procedurally generated name, most will be accurate and good enough for me. As far as we know the names may be limited to 16 - 20ish characters (the largests names we have seen in gameplay video is 15 characters.

@SmashedPumpkin some creatures will only exist on 1 planet, others in the same star system, but more often than not most life will be unique to the one location. There is dozens of base animals, dozens of each body part, with skeletal stretching, different textures for skin, colours, no animal will be the same, but you will start to notice the "deer" base/body with different horns, longer legs etc..
(http://media1.gameinformer.com/filestorage/CommunityServer.Components.SiteFiles/imagefeed/featured/hellogames/no-mans-sky/creatures/Creatures1.jpg)
(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/screenshots/NoMansSky/j.jpg)
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/12/24/a-look-at-no-mans-skys-creature-features.aspx
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on June 01, 2016, 06:12:43 PM
yep, and I'm asking to include WpR or [WpR] in your naming convention, since you're an Officer in our clan :) but lets wait and see the character limit to use (hopefully it's more than 20)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 01, 2016, 06:19:30 PM
I'll probably rename a few animals, but it often takes me an hour to name my main character in games haha, sooo probably going to get old sitting there trying to think of names.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on June 01, 2016, 06:22:30 PM
If I play, my convention would be WpR.SgtEeyore1, WpR.SgtEeyore2, WpR.SgtEeyore3, WpR.SgtEeyore4, WpR.SgtEeyore5, WpR.SgtEeyore6, WpR.SgtEeyore7, WpR.SgtEeyore8........ WpR.SgtEeyore18765

I play for the lolz
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on June 02, 2016, 09:30:27 AM
I like the [WpR] option on naming.

spaz-is-awesome[WpR]

I like it :)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 02, 2016, 09:31:51 AM
Happy to throw WpR in the name somewhere, I think on the end in brackets works as it's less intrusive to read at a glance.  :up:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on June 02, 2016, 09:34:18 AM
I will also kill any animal on site that is named by anyone else! The galaxy isn't big enough for us all!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 02, 2016, 09:40:11 AM
I will also kill any animal on site that is named by anyone else! The galaxy isn't big enough for us all!

I'm going to name everything Kill.Me.Spaz[WpR] just for you :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 03, 2016, 08:03:37 PM
https://youtu.be/vgFwrfWLuVY
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on June 04, 2016, 04:37:20 PM
I have pre ordered and cant wait for it with the naming i`m unsure what i will do there  :tumble:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on June 04, 2016, 05:02:14 PM
I honestly wish I understood why you guys are so pumped for this game... I want to like it but every video I see puts me to sleep.

"Hey lets go over there". 2 minutes of running/flying and you're there and there's some random animal that you name and possibly shoot. Then you spend another 10 mins watching the screen while you go somewhere else and do something like that again.

I'm not being a troll I honestly don't get the excitement? It looks soooooooo sloooooooooow...

Can someone tell me what I'm missing that's got you excited so maybe I can get into it?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 04, 2016, 05:21:17 PM
Can someone tell me what I'm missing that's got you excited so maybe I can get into it?

Better to look through the thread and watch the videos posted. Naming things is such a minor feature of the game.

Nobody has a lot of info, but there is crafting/upgrading (for your suit, weapon/tool and ship), Resource gathering for those upgrades which ties in with a survival aspect, trading, space combat if you choose, uncovering the lore in the game (who made the sentinals and why, alien race lore, what is at the centre of the galaxy),  exploration.

I have not preordered myself as I want more info before handing over $$, but I know there is more to the game than what has been shown.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on June 04, 2016, 05:21:43 PM
I think it's the adventure and exploration.  For me, I agree with you to some extent, but if they release vr support I can't even explain how much I look forward to being immersed in a universe like that (helps that I love scifi / space stuff)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 04, 2016, 05:48:52 PM
Realistically we dont really know alot about what we will be doing in NMS.
It was first pitched as an exploration game, and seems to have its focus shifted to survival in an enormous playable area.
Everyone has different tastes, but this hit my interest on a few levels. I am fascinated with astronomy for one, so having a space game that has a scale comparable to a real galaxy is epic, but that wont keep interest if the gameplay isnt fun.
From what we have seen, you start on the outer edge of the same galaxy everyone starts on (you will be very far from others players, we can do the math but for now lets say very far). You start with a basic escape module, multitool and suit.
You need to learn the lore of the game progressively, alien races languages, discover plants, animals, planets, stars - making discoveries gets your credits (for buying things, trading, upgrading), you can name them but doesnt really make any difference, you upload the discoveries and they get saved in the Atlas - the unknown entity which is part of the lore, fight sentinels or avoid them as they are the galactic police, survive the environment, gather resources to upgrade your tool to then harvest better resources, upgrade your suit to survive in more extreme environments, gather resources for fuel, upgrade your ship to travel the nearest stars (~2 - 10 light years), upgrade your hyper drive to fly further to the next star cluster (20 - 50 light years). You can engage in combat, space battles, meet alien races, trade, visit space stations (buy new ships, more trade and alien interaction), continue learning the lore, upgrading gear, exploring procedurally generated planets, continue the journey for 100+ hours (hopefully this process is fun) to get to the centre of the galaxy (~100 000 light years).
At that point something "big" happens or is revealed. Sean Murray (hello games founder/developer) even admits most people will not ever get there (either getting distracted exploring or probably stop playing before getting there), but since people seem to need an objective, its there. Speculation says there is a mechanic which will send you to another galaxy, or maybe have a big community hub.
The game is ambitious and if its gets the core gameplay right making it fun to explore, gather resources, upgrade, travel, then it will be very popular. If it starts feeling boring and generic it will get old fast. It may be great for some, boring for others and anything inbetween.
I'm not being a troll I honestly don't get the excitement? It looks soooooooo sloooooooooow...
We all have different taste, i can watch snooker or darts on tv, others find it boring, i cant watch afl or cricket as i find it boring.
It will suit people who enjoy single player games, sci fi/arcade setting, exploration, survival and playing for the fun of it (not for a specific objective). Again mostly speculation and we will know once the game comes out.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 04, 2016, 06:41:32 PM
With so much hype around this game, I can see a lot of people being disappointed.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 04, 2016, 06:44:12 PM
I think it's the adventure and exploration.  For me, I agree with you to some extent, but if they release vr support I can't even explain how much I look forward to being immersed in a universe like that (helps that I love scifi / space stuff)

This pretty much sums it up for me too.

I feel like I might be a bit disappointed in some aspects, but it could also be a great adventure.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on June 04, 2016, 07:18:45 PM
Thanks for the solid write up on your thoughts @M-Rossi. If it puts things in perspective, I loved games like Wing Commander Privateer and Freelancer..

If it can create gameplay and atmosphere like those games I couldn't throw my $$ at the screen fast enough. I've been looking for a game like those for a long long time.

What you've said about what you expect/hope it will be sounds like it might deliver on that genre and gets me a bit hopefull and I'm starting to "get it".

Perhaps I didn't delve into the videos long enough to get past the amount of time it took to "do stuff".

I'm not quite ready to pre-order but if you guys think it will have a similar feel to Privateer, then that would be pretty exciting to see.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 05, 2016, 02:29:15 AM
With so much hype around this game, I can see a lot of people being disappointed.

There is a sure certainty that the dev will probably receive more death threats because the game doesn't "live up to the hype" that entitled gamers bought THEMSELVES into.

I'm more having a go at the people who insulted the dev because of the delay.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on June 05, 2016, 03:00:08 AM
yeah, would love to get vr with this. already the announced music artist that is recording music for this game is what i like to listen to.

I think my son will enjoy this game too, i may need to think of setting up a sub account now. Anyone have sub accounts for their kids setup?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 05, 2016, 09:08:12 AM
yeah, would love to get vr with this. Anyone have sub accounts for their kids setup?
I'm not convinced VR will do much, similiar to 3d movies, I prefer watching 2d.

Sub accounts never used to be able to be upgraded to a master / full account but in 2015 they changed that.
Quote
In case you aren’t familiar, sub accounts allow users under the age of 18 to access PSN while letting parents or guardians manage their online experience. A variety of PSN features can be limited through sub accounts including messages, monthly spending limits, and gameplay broadcasts. Additional information is available on our Knowledge Center, here. (https://support.us.playstation.com/articles/en_US/KC_Article/Master-Account-vs-Sub-Account/?)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on June 05, 2016, 10:46:01 AM


I'm not convinced VR will do much, similiar to 3d movies, I prefer watching 2d

I understand the scepticism. While I enjoy 3d movies etc you are right that it doesn't actually do much.
In my opinion though,  VR is on a whole different level. Strap on a headset and you are no longer watching something, but rather you are actually in it and experiencing it. Hard to explain. I've only had limited experience so far (Samsung gear vr) but it's hard not to get excited about the gaming implications
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 05, 2016, 11:07:12 AM
I will continue the VR discussion in that thread  :up:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 05, 2016, 08:41:40 PM
No Man's Sky is back in the PS Store (https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-au/games/no-man's-sky/cid=EP2034-CUSA03952_00-NMSDGTPREORDEREU) with the updated Release Date of August 10 (in line with europe).
(https://store.playstation.com/store/api/chihiro/00_09_000/container/AU/en/19/EP2034-CUSA03952_00-NMSDGTPREORDEREU/1464884275000/image?_version=00_09_000&platform=chihiro&w=225&h=225&bg_color=000000&opacity=100)



I had to preorder it again, as the previous one must have just been removed and the new one added.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 05, 2016, 10:49:24 PM




I had to preorder it again, as the previous one must have just been removed and the new one added.

Are you sure about that? Had that happen with The Division and got charged twice and then locked out of the game when they reversed it

EDIT: Screenshot showing my original preorder just updated in the library, didn't need to re-do it

(http://i.imgur.com/twoMEjt.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 06, 2016, 08:08:46 PM
Just checked my library and it only shows NMS once, 64 days to go.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 18, 2016, 10:35:40 AM
Sean Murray's tweet. Don't know if serious or tongue-in-cheek.

Quote
Yay! We finally settled with Sky (they own the word "Sky"). We can call our game No Man's Sky. 3 years of secret stupid legal nonsense over

Is this the reason for the delay?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on June 18, 2016, 06:21:06 PM
Sean Murray's tweet. Don't know if serious or tongue-in-cheek.

Quote
Yay! We finally settled with Sky (they own the word "Sky"). We can call our game No Man's Sky. 3 years of secret stupid legal nonsense over

Is this the reason for the delay?

Could be....

https://trademarks.justia.com/863/48/no-man-s-86348015.html

Sky is owned by Murdoch (Sky as in Sky news UK). He had a big blue with Skype a few years ago over the use of the work SKY in Skype
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 18, 2016, 06:40:34 PM
Sean has a good sense of humor about these things.
Seems like it was legit.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on June 19, 2016, 08:22:09 PM
That is fucking ridiculous, and yeah I might give myself a language warning, now off to trademark the word 'the'.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 20, 2016, 07:37:35 AM
Would that have been the cause of the 2 month delay? Or could they've been able to publish even with a legal battle ongoing?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 20, 2016, 07:47:17 AM
It could be possibly the reason or part reason for the delay.
Either way I can't wait for NMS. With the extra time it sounds like they have been polishing some features and Sean is happy with it (& he is a bit of a perfectionist)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 23, 2016, 10:40:33 AM
Even Hello Games has internet problems
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CljviWsWQAEV9XV.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cljvk8mXIAAwIOW.jpg)
Using a temp solution
https://twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/745611224411406336
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 23, 2016, 03:47:37 PM
I hope this is their big break, so far it looks like they've done a fantastic job with NMS.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 23, 2016, 04:04:50 PM
I am hoping the "build" they are "uploading" is to sony for certification, putting on disc etc.. Then any day1 patch can work on the minor adjustments. If that is the case it is all looking positive.
I havent been motivated to play much of anything as I am really hanging out for NMS.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 23, 2016, 04:11:16 PM
Tweet from Sean Murray
Quote
things we could have done last week:
1) gone to e3 to build more hype
2) made our game better

we did number 2 :)
https://twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/745793105643900928

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on June 23, 2016, 04:45:31 PM
I am hoping the "build" they are "uploading" is to sony for certification, putting on disc etc.. Then any day1 patch can work on the minor adjustments. If that is the case it is all looking positive.
I havent been motivated to play much of anything as I am really hanging out for NMS.

Show me how to battlefield.

I think many people will face disappointment with NMS. For those that keep expectation in check with facts - it should be a decent game. I look forward to experiencing the game but I am not expecting 100 hours of entertainment .


Not many releases to fill the void though - surely non-AAA developers can see this time of the year as an opportunity. Seems like every (majority) dev targets October/November now with delays leading to Feb/March.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on June 24, 2016, 08:47:35 AM
I agree smashed. I think this will be a jump in and out of game. Because there is no or limited interactions I'm not expecting to be sucked in by it. Just hope I get to call a planet ' Awesome discovered by spazmanaught '   ohhh yeah   :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on June 24, 2016, 09:05:22 AM
I agree smashed. I think this will be a jump in and out of game. Because there is no or limited interactions I'm not expecting to be sucked in by it.

Same here. I'm looking forward to giving it a go and think I'll sink some decent time into it until it gets too repetitive or begins to feel like a grind then I'll move on.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 24, 2016, 11:40:38 AM
It may become the go back to game to fill time inbetween other games. It will come down to how much we can actually do, how fun it is repeating that over and over on new planets.

Came across this presentation on how they are using the procedural generation. I personally am fascinated with the scale of the game and the coding. If that doesnt interest you, just start watching at 8 1/2 mins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KHLwQ9IY-s
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 30, 2016, 03:08:50 PM
Paul Weir is the Audio Director for Hello Games
Showing some of the creature vocalisation system being used in NMS.
https://youtu.be/nUWFTLhZ1ro?t=33m20s

(Ironic that the sound for the youtube clip is quite low, just put the volume up).
The talk is actually really interesting to watch from the start (maybe not interesting for some).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 30, 2016, 03:12:13 PM
Will the lore be discoverable ingame or will it be like Destiny where we have to visist a website to read about it?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 30, 2016, 03:15:59 PM
Will the lore be discoverable ingame or will it be like Destiny where we have to visist a website to read about it?
I am pretty sure the lore is all discoverable in game.
There may be lots of people and offline (out of game) databases trying to piece it all together, but you discover it on your own as you play.
I think it will be similiar to something like Talos Principle, where you can play through without paying to much attention, or you can stop, read everything, pick up all the pieces and learn as much as you can.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 30, 2016, 03:18:43 PM
Cool, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 30, 2016, 03:21:35 PM
I have not been actively staying up to date with NMS the past couple of weeks, as it makes me not want to play any other game  :grave:, but if you havent seen it (from 2 months ago), this was what was officially released from Hello Games about the Lore (spoiler added to hide video, as its not particularly new)
They do mention that there will be a comic that comes with the game, which is a short adventure story of a character within the NMS universe.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

But overal we make our own story, all within the NMS universe.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on June 30, 2016, 03:24:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sycLKI0rAo
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on June 30, 2016, 03:32:05 PM
Awesome info Rossi, definitely sounds a lot more branched out then I originally thought.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 03, 2016, 11:11:59 PM
I recently rewatched Oblivion  (2013) & saw some inspiration to NMS
(http://i.imgur.com/EyEJRBU.jpg)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 08, 2016, 07:44:08 AM
NMS has gone gold
https://twitter.com/nomanssky/status/751141699880095745
(Development has finished and the game will be pressed to physical copies)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 09, 2016, 01:41:33 AM
https://youtu.be/-LZdkEzoma0
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: foxhound_one on July 09, 2016, 09:29:16 AM
No game can surely live up to the hype that has surrounded this title.  I think i will wait a little while before purchasing.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 09, 2016, 12:26:54 PM
Hype is procedurally generated  :troll:
As long as people keep their expectations in check, they shouldn't be disappointed.
Its a space exploration / survival game without a linear narative / story.
Its not gta, cod or base building. Its not a AAA title which will have open world quests like skyrim or witcher.
Hopefully the exploration is interesting and survival elements fun and that would be enough for most people to consider it a success.

Ill be streaming my gameplay on midnight launch, & probably take a day or two to just play and see what it's really like.
After which I see it as a go back to game to just relax and play in between other titles.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 11, 2016, 09:06:38 AM
Quote
For those asking - size of No Man's Sky on disc is just 6GB. A lot of that is audio (⌐■_■)
https://mobile.twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/752253747590524930
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 11, 2016, 12:57:47 PM
Quote
For those asking - size of No Man's Sky on disc is just 6GB. A lot of that is audio (⌐■_■)
https://mobile.twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/752253747590524930

Damn! Good work Hello Games. I was afraid I'd have to delete some games.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 12, 2016, 05:05:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zvwaKJjoXQ
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 13, 2016, 12:14:34 AM
No Man's Sky: 10 burning questions, answered

How big is the universe in No Man's Sky?
Is No Man's Sky a single-player or multiplayer game?
If I do run into another player, how will I know?
Can I play offline?
So I'm in huge universe, mostly alone. What will I do?
Can I leave my mark on the planets I visit?
Is there intelligent life in No Man's Sky?
What sort of missions and quests will there be?
Will there be DLC?
Is there a story?

SOURCE: http://www.pcgamer.com/no-mans-sky-10-burning-questions-answered
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on July 13, 2016, 08:20:26 AM
Still not sure about this one..
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on July 13, 2016, 10:49:43 AM
same, the only thing i'm thinking is it could be a good replacement for Rocket League (a mindless stress free game). I though NBA2K16 was going to be it, but it's still rageworthy. lol
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 13, 2016, 06:09:47 PM
No Man's Sky now has an official ESRB rating of Teen.
Description submitted for rating. (Spoiler added for compactness.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
http://www.esrb.org/ratings/Synopsis.aspx?Certificate=34467&Title=No+Man%27s+Sky

If people expect anymore than this they will be disappointed. This is all I expect & look forward to it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on July 13, 2016, 06:46:26 PM
I think I need some kind of story...
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 13, 2016, 07:47:15 PM
I think I need some kind of story...
Then this game is probably not for you.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 13, 2016, 09:58:01 PM
With this game release now less then 30 days & having gone gold; Poll is reset and we can see the current interest.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 13, 2016, 11:20:53 PM
I am hoping there will be reviews before release. With little else being released units sold could get a boost.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: ghosthunter on July 14, 2016, 08:04:44 AM
No Man's Sky: 10 burning questions, answered

How big is the universe in No Man's Sky?
Is No Man's Sky a single-player or multiplayer game?
If I do run into another player, how will I know?
Can I play offline?
So I'm in huge universe, mostly alone. What will I do?
Can I leave my mark on the planets I visit?
Is there intelligent life in No Man's Sky?
What sort of missions and quests will there be?
Will there be DLC?
Is there a story?

SOURCE: http://www.pcgamer.com/no-mans-sky-10-burning-questions-answered

The answer to question 7 is possibly no, even in multiplayer  :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: euphoricx on July 14, 2016, 08:25:12 AM
I voted maybe.

The last time I voted "no" on a poll it was for the division. Ended up caving after the second week.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on July 14, 2016, 09:13:44 AM
Passing on this - I can see myself getting bored really quick
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on July 14, 2016, 09:20:09 AM
Pre-ordered on PSN when at peak hype... now I have no hype and am tempted to cancel, but can't really see anything else coming out in the next few months that I'm 100% going to get so I may as well keep this pre-ordered.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on July 14, 2016, 09:28:40 AM
It's not out till 10th August, so I'm gonna wait till after my holiday and bday in Sept and see how everyone feels about it. it'll probably be a filler until BF1.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Auldar on July 14, 2016, 10:23:35 AM
Voted no on this one.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on July 14, 2016, 10:39:41 AM
I think this will be a BigW purchase for me, $68 or so feels about right
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 15, 2016, 12:31:11 AM
New trailer,
Part of a Guide to the Universe:
Video 1: Explore,
so looks like more will be coming before release. (Fight, Trade, Survive)
https://youtu.be/7AVmI73va4g
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 18, 2016, 11:22:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EU6qvL9N1I
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 20, 2016, 05:21:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOk2uBTYAE
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 21, 2016, 10:44:52 AM
Edit: Noticed Slayer updated the leaked trailer to the official one
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If anyone is wanting to look at a dedicated NMS community, there is a great one which is just getting started
http://nmscommunityforums.com/
They are giving away a copy of No Man's sky, so that may be of interest.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 21, 2016, 02:49:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNxDPgnBGns

---------------
Edit: you can play around with the superformula in your browser
http://supershape.ahoi.in/
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 21, 2016, 11:43:11 PM
Charles Tangora: Senior Programmer at Hello Games - Talks about Procedrual Animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWLs7EkjT74
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 23, 2016, 12:08:33 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Oaf6Ol8U4
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 23, 2016, 12:00:27 PM
The screen shots of the trade trailer look really good. Showing upgrades and trading
(http://i.imgur.com/82r4iSn.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 23, 2016, 01:48:04 PM
The screen shots of the trade trailer look really good. Showing upgrades and trading
(http://i.imgur.com/82r4iSn.jpg)

Interesting...That shows a tiny amount of new info. I have been wondering about the heating and cooling upgrades of the players suit (exosuit?). If you are on a cold planet and have upgraded the suit to withstand the cold, and then move on to a hot planet, will you have to remove/destroy all the heating upgrades to craft cooling ones?

ie. Are upgrades permanent, or will we be constantly upgrading and scrapping, can we have both cold and heat protection at the same time?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 23, 2016, 04:35:10 PM
ie. Are upgrades permanent, or will we be constantly upgrading and scrapping, can we have both cold and heat protection at the same time?
Sean Murray said you only have a limited number of attachment slots, and something along the lines that you will need to constantly keep upgrading and scrapping so to say.
Remember there is radiation, toxicity, heat, cold at least and you maybe equip for 2
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 23, 2016, 05:20:53 PM
ie. Are upgrades permanent, or will we be constantly upgrading and scrapping, can we have both cold and heat protection at the same time?
Sean Murray said you only have a limited number of attachment slots, and something along the lines that you will need to constantly keep upgrading and scrapping so to say.
Remember there is radiation, toxicity, heat, cold at least and you maybe equip for 2

I guess that adds to the gameplay. If you could keep all your crafted mods stored in your ship then there would be less to do. Landing on a planet and having to quickly search for required materials gives you an immediate goal. Hopefully that mechanic won't get tedious.

It may also lead to a bit of backtracking. A planet with high radiation may be too difficult to search for crafting materials - so go to neighbouring planet to craft radiation protection then you can go back and explore radiation planet.

Once again this creates a set of mini objectives.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 23, 2016, 09:03:28 PM
Some analysis of the trading trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaLXBNeAzHs
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 24, 2016, 03:14:17 AM
I feel like I'm going to end up buying this twice.. first on launch for the Collector's Edition from EB then probably a couple of weeks later for the digital version just for convenience. Able to just jump out of a disc-based installed game straight into NMS for a couple of hours of space fun then jump back into the disc-based game.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 24, 2016, 08:34:32 AM
Able to just jump out of a disc-based installed game straight into NMS for a couple of hours of space fun then jump back into the disc-based game.
This is why I went digital.
The USA psn gets it 10 hours eariler than us for the same price... but their pre order bonus is 10 avatars while AUS gets a ship, dynamic theme and 10k credits.

Looks like the PC version now has a worldwide release of the 12th (http://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4u82nj/call_me_stupid_but_is_this_a_typo/)

Quote
No Man's Sky doesn't actually use this "superformula" thing or infringe a patent. This is a non-story... everybody chill
(シ_ _)シ
http://twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/756889227095318528
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 24, 2016, 07:46:09 PM
New NPC seen at Japan demo
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 24, 2016, 08:22:18 PM
New NPC seen at Japan demo
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Has the number of alien races been confirmed?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 24, 2016, 08:49:49 PM
I don't know if it's been officially confirmed but there is at least 3.
The Korvax,  gek & Vy'keen
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on July 25, 2016, 01:07:37 PM
I'm still struggling on where to buy this..

pc and play on my 3440x1440 monitor or ps4 regular 1080p res, playable on vita remote play when i just want to lay in bed and probably later on psvr.

I am leaning more towards ps4 atm.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 27, 2016, 10:44:32 PM
The 'Limited Edition' is back in stock on EB Games website. Final units available online only. Strictly 1 per customer.
https://ebgames.com.au/ps4-215176-No-Mans-Sky-Limited-Edition-PlayStation-4
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 28, 2016, 12:03:03 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jpHldhY_V0
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 29, 2016, 08:15:12 AM
Some analysis of the survive trailer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DW8zumh6V0
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 29, 2016, 09:51:28 AM
The first early stream has apparently aired. Lasted 8 minutes before Twitch ban. Inevitably there will be leaked videos circulating soon.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on July 29, 2016, 11:08:10 AM
The trailers definitely seem to show there's more to it, not back on the hype train at all, but am quietly looking forward to finally playing this.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 29, 2016, 02:35:40 PM
There is numerous photos on reddit of people who have the hardcopy (ps4) in shrink wrap or the case open with the disc.
Most are from people who work at retailers, but with 2 weeks to go, we can only assume someone would take it home and play, take screenshots, videos or stream it.

I will happily watch others streams, since each playthrough will be unique.
I will be streaming my playthrough from release. Ill most likely be streaming nightly (9.30pm+) for the first week.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 29, 2016, 09:00:08 PM
If I remember (and can pull myself away from my own playthrough) I'll tune in to yours Rossi, interesting to see how others play the game.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 29, 2016, 10:04:48 PM
Yeah I will probably drop in to have a look also @M-Rossi - because 10hrs early. Gives me a chance to check it out before preordering.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 29, 2016, 11:04:27 PM
If anyone is interested in leaked gameplay,  there is a few videos on reddit.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 29, 2016, 11:08:18 PM
PS4 Faceplate being sold from a UK store: http://www.shopto.net/video-games/ps4/PS4AC244-ps4-faceplate-no-mans-sky-limited-edition
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 30, 2016, 08:23:08 AM
If anyone is interested in leaked gameplay, http://www.dailymotion.com/daymeeuhn will start posting in about 7 hours and thereafter.

Videos were taken down but they are now circulating.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 30, 2016, 08:33:59 AM
The leaked gameplay shows exactly what we were expecting.
I can't wait to play
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 30, 2016, 08:54:58 AM
The leaked gameplay shows exactly what we were expecting.
I can't wait to play
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Replying to the gameplay video

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I am close to preordering after seeing the footage.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 30, 2016, 01:21:33 PM
Gameplay video is now taken down.
Sean murray has tweeted that they worked hard for there to be many secrets, please wait until release.

I know where he is coming from, and I am glad the reddit user will not post any more videos, (especially since he could potentially get to the centre before the game is out).
The leaked gameplay was really just like the ign 21min, without being scripted. I really enjoyed it :)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 01, 2016, 09:15:04 AM
I don't want to see any video's and sorry Rossi but I won't be tuning into your early stream  :ninja: I want to go in blind and experience those first moments for myself.

Will definitely have a look at your progress after I've had my own run with the game though as it will be interesting to see what others come across as the game is so vast we all will find different things.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 01, 2016, 11:04:51 AM
Stay away from Reddit then,
The guy who bought the game for $1250 has reached the centre and his comments are all over reddit, as well as being quoted in gaming articles etc.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 01, 2016, 11:07:02 AM
Stay away from Reddit then,
The guy who bought the game for $1250 has reached the centre and his comments are all over reddit.

I haven't been watching much but reading what you are posting Rossi. When is the game out? I thought it was meant to take forever to get the centre?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 01, 2016, 11:17:47 AM
Stay away from Reddit then,
The guy who bought the game for $1250 has reached the centre and his comments are all over reddit, as well as being quoted in gaming articles etc.

Seen a bit about it (fairly unavoidable as I frequent a number of gaming 'news' sites) and my curiosity got the best of me and I read that guys post, my thoughts are that it's what I expected...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


I haven't been watching much but reading what you are posting Rossi. When is the game out? I thought it was meant to take forever to get the centre?

Game releases officially in Australia on 10 August, a few hours early for those lucky American's who get it on the 9th. And yes, the devs have said it should take many hundreds hours to get to the centre... in theory.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 01, 2016, 11:45:55 AM

Game releases officially in Australia on 10 August, a few hours early for those that have pre-ordered on US PSN.


Which none of us have done here as it's a clear breach of Sony's T & C, which is not discussed or condoned here.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 01, 2016, 12:30:36 PM

Which none of us have done here as it's a clear breach of Sony's T & C, which is not discussed or condoned here.

Yes, certainly don't think anyone would do such a thing here. Edited my post to "clarify" my statement.  :ninja:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 01, 2016, 04:35:51 PM
The guy with the $1,200 copy said he's reached the centre after about 30 hours. That's obviously zooming through all the planets and racing to the centre which I'm sure none of us here will be doing.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 01, 2016, 05:27:34 PM
Anything that is said is going to be a part spoiler.
Sean murray said it will take 40 - 100 hours for anyone who is speed running and basically not exploring planets (and missing the point of the game), for those who play it as an exploring survival game it will take hundreds of hours.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Watched an hour long stream of another play today, got the link if anyone is interested.
It is clear what the game is about, exactly what i expected it to be (was never over hyped as I was always well informed what was and wasnt going to be in th game).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 01, 2016, 07:01:17 PM
Yeah I'm looking forward to it. I just wish I could find Rossi's first world and have it say ' Rossi dominated by the Spaz '   ohhhh yeah   booooiiiii!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 02, 2016, 03:14:36 PM
 :dry: :dry:

A US based dropship supplier who will sign you up to 30+ newsletters......no thanks

And you are basically selling your sole......

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Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 03, 2016, 03:34:48 PM
:dry: :dry:

A US based dropship supplier who will sign you up to 30+ newsletters......no thanks

And you are basically selling your sole......

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By entering this content you understand that Emazing Group, anyone acting on behalf of Emazing Group, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

Is this random or have I missed something, and why would you want to sell the bottom of your foot? ;)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 03, 2016, 03:59:49 PM
:dry: :dry:

A US based dropship supplier who will sign you up to 30+ newsletters......no thanks

And you are basically selling your sole......

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By entering this content you understand that Emazing Group, anyone acting on behalf of Emazing Group, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

Is this random or have I missed something, and why would you want to sell the bottom of your foot? ;)

 :dry: :dry: :dry: The post I was referring to has .....disappeared.

It was a link to a comp to get win a copy of NMS special Edition. Assume it was a random Facebook ad that was shared here.

Sole / Soul - pfft. Damn autocorrect  :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 03, 2016, 04:55:05 PM
I still have no idea if i should get this game or not...Minecraft in space, Grinding in space, DayZ in space, PvE in space, it's sort of any everything game, which is what makes me want it, and also want to stay away from it. lol.

If they just had a space racing DLC, then i'd be sold. lol
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 03, 2016, 05:21:20 PM
.Minecraft in space, Grinding in space, DayZ in space, PvE in space, it's sort of any everything game,
It's actually none of those. Its an exploration game, where you discover star systems, planets, creatures, you collect resources and survive (where survival is quite easy). It is an immersive experience where you take in the sound and visuals. They have added things like trading, fighting, space fights, but these are minor to the major aspect of exploring different planets. daymeeuhn (the 1st leaker) confirms this and gives it 9.5/10 for exploration, but says other aspects could use some work.
I'd say watched the 1st leak from daymeeuhn 26min, has minimal spoilers and shows exactly what the game is.

Hello Games just tweeted that the first update is ready for release.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 04, 2016, 09:24:24 AM
so after 3 mins of the video, i feel like i am leaning more towards it. but as always, with such a small amount of gaming time, i dont know if i can get the most out of it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 04, 2016, 11:08:16 AM
It might be perfect for that sort of play, drop in discover a new species, fly to a new planet, drop out...
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 04, 2016, 11:13:26 AM
Personally I'll be using this game for relaxing exploration when the rage gets too real in Overwatch (though Lucioball aka Overwatch Rocket League is a fun break from shooting things in the face).

I'll put spotify on, grab a drink, jump in my ship and float through space / shoot small furry animals.. Looking forward to this now despite the leaks being less then stellar.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on August 04, 2016, 03:31:22 PM
Personally I'll be using this game for relaxing exploration when the rage gets too real in Overwatch (though Lucioball aka Overwatch Rocket League is a fun break from shooting things in the face).

I'll put spotify on, grab a drink, jump in my ship and float through space / shoot small furry animals.. Looking forward to this now despite the leaks being less then stellar.

I am like you Akira, I am getting this game purely for the exploration/relaxing. Will be good to play on the vita remote play when you feel like laying in bed and playing too lol.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: euphoricx on August 04, 2016, 03:54:03 PM
Personally I'll be using this game for relaxing exploration when the rage gets too real in Overwatch (though Lucioball aka Overwatch Rocket League is a fun break from shooting things in the face).

I'll put spotify on, grab a drink, jump in my ship and float through space / shoot small furry animals.. Looking forward to this now despite the leaks being less then stellar.

I am like you Akira, I am getting this game purely for the exploration/relaxing. Will be good to play on the vita remote play when you feel like laying in bed and playing too lol.

The vita screen would be too tiny to give the game any justice. I reckon it's nicer to remote play on your Xperia
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on August 04, 2016, 08:02:33 PM
Personally I'll be using this game for relaxing exploration when the rage gets too real in Overwatch (though Lucioball aka Overwatch Rocket League is a fun break from shooting things in the face).

I'll put spotify on, grab a drink, jump in my ship and float through space / shoot small furry animals.. Looking forward to this now despite the leaks being less then stellar.

yeah ill be using my z3 tab. I think its not bad, ive played destiny on the vita but the controls were just not as good to use for large fights with heaps of turning and aiming.

I am like you Akira, I am getting this game purely for the exploration/relaxing. Will be good to play on the vita remote play when you feel like laying in bed and playing too lol.

The vita screen would be too tiny to give the game any justice. I reckon it's nicer to remote play on your Xperia

yeah ill be using my z3 tab. I think its not bad, ive played destiny on the vita but the controls were just not as good to use for large fights with heaps of turning and aiming. Just used the vita as an example as I dont think anyone else here has an xperia tab.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 04, 2016, 08:13:54 PM
The email I just received from EB Games made me a little more excited for this. They have your surname as the planet name with some other stats on the planet.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 04, 2016, 10:36:03 PM
No Man's Sky Full Soundtrack by 65days of static
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZMJPNekzds
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 06, 2016, 08:50:44 PM
Companion apps available on Android and iOS.
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/5/12388532/no-man-s-sky-companion-app-nms-ally

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NMS Ally is live on Android, with an iOS version incoming. It’s a free companion app that lets users upload and share screenshots from No Man’s Sky directly from their PS4 consoles, but its other features sound even cooler: There’s a creature and planet name generator for travelers to use as soon as they happen upon a new species or environment; there’s also a journal that logs when and where they’ve found different intergalactic elements.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 07, 2016, 10:37:25 AM
Some dog fighting video from an early copy. (Not really any spoilers)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It's confirmed Day 1 patch will add features,  fix bugs, regenerate the universe and clear early players progress.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 07, 2016, 11:20:11 AM

It's confirmed Day 1 patch will add fetuses,  fix bugs, regenerate the universe and clear early players progress.

Fetuses...... what am I reading?  :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 07, 2016, 01:23:13 PM
Fetuses confirmed... Auto-correct on my phone :(

Been watching heaps more gameplay, must have seen at least 20 hours worth now! I had a day off and 01011101 streamed for 20hours straight (was going for 24) before being banned, i watched about 15 on and off all day! The majority of the time players will be exploring a planet on foot and collecting resources.
I am looking forward to playing this, but watching some streams is so frustrating as most can't seem to manage their inventory! No Man's Inventory!

For those who dont want spoilers, the game intro is short, and there is some things that you need to do at first
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
, but after that its just gameplay. So watching some game streams when the game is released won't be spoiling much unless you dont want to see anything at all (but at that point you already have the game yourself). For those on the fence, I suggest watching some reviews a few days after release.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 07, 2016, 01:38:28 PM
 Space Whale Fetuses?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 07, 2016, 03:30:58 PM
I've seen things (Spoiler: Image of a procedural creature)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 07, 2016, 10:32:30 PM
Digital Version seems to be 4.22GB in size. Maybe the first update will bring it up to 6GB; which Sean said was the size of the game.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpQWsFTUIAAPSAx.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 08, 2016, 02:22:52 AM
Day one patch makes dramatic changes to the way the game works.
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/7/12397380/no-mans-sky-day-one-patch

Not going to quote the patch notes to stop spoilers.

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 08, 2016, 08:38:52 AM
Got an email saying my pre-order failed due to no cash money. If Sony can't get there shit together I'm not giving them money.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 08, 2016, 08:44:00 AM
Some awesome details in the patch,
http://www.no-mans-sky.com/news/
& the next patch will
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
They want to continually add features and build on the game for FREE.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 08, 2016, 09:02:25 AM
Digital Version seems to be 4.22GB in size. Maybe the first update will bring it up to 6GB; which Sean said was the size of the game.

Remaining 2GB was delayed due to copyright claims by Sydney Radio station 2GB :troll:

Also, bit annoying that the game and theme downloaded but I can't even use the theme until the game unlocks too.

Got an email saying my pre-order failed due to no cash money. If Sony can't get there shit together I'm not giving them money.

I deliberately top up my PSN account when I know a pre-order is coming as I've had similar issues just leaving it to the wallet system to take it from my PayPal.

It seems most games nowadays on PSN need payment upfront too, as I had to pay in full for Destiny Rise of Iron when I pre-ordered.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 08, 2016, 09:51:58 AM
This is a short summary of the patch notes:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Sean tweeted, the patch will be 800mb (https://twitter.com/nomanssky/status/762341672265080836)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 08, 2016, 10:17:07 AM
Patch notes have convinced me to get my pre-order in - many improvements. Glad that I only watched minimal gameplay from the leaks.

I have to trust the Sony pre-order system because I can't top up wallet with more than $40 at a time for some reason.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 08, 2016, 10:29:26 AM
Patch notes have convinced me to get my pre-order in - many improvements. Glad that I only watched minimal gameplay from the leaks.

I have to trust the Sony pre-order system because I can't top up wallet with more than $40 at a time for some reason.

Already had pre-order from around May onwards, but the patch notes have convinced me finally that I didnt jump the gun and it should be worth my time.

Regarding account top up, is that just with Paypal / CC or can you not top up with vouchers either? I've just started buying PSN vouchers from JB Hi Fi website (which you can use paypal to pay for) and they email you the code within 30min most of the time.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 08, 2016, 10:38:40 AM
Patch notes have convinced me to get my pre-order in - many improvements. Glad that I only watched minimal gameplay from the leaks.

I have to trust the Sony pre-order system because I can't top up wallet with more than $40 at a time for some reason.

Already had pre-order from around May onwards, but the patch notes have convinced me finally that I didnt jump the gun and it should be worth my time.

Regarding account top up, is that just with Paypal / CC or can you not top up with vouchers either? I've just started buying PSN vouchers from JB Hi Fi website (which you can use paypal to pay for) and they email you the code within 30min most of the time.

That is just with PayPal (would never give cc details to Sony). All my preorders have gone through fine on ps4 so far.

Email vouchers sound convenient enough though.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 08, 2016, 10:44:16 AM
I started buying vouchers after I had the whole "your CC details are invalid" error... when I was using paypal.. and there shouldn't have been issues... the whole PSN wallet system needs an overhauled..

But anyway, back on topic, given this is so close now it actually made me jump back into Elite Dangerous (Xbone) last night, besides almost completely forgetting how to fly and then forgetting to request permission to dock at a starbase before entering and almost getting shot down, it's gotten me right back into the space exploring mood.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 08, 2016, 11:20:18 AM
I played Journey last night and that was a pleasant and unique experience. Sean Murray praises it and talks about the possible multiplayer interaction would be similiar to Journey or Dark Souls.

I bought psn codes from amazon and go the codes emailed, topped up and worked great!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 08, 2016, 11:51:53 AM
after the 15mins of gameplay i watched, the patch notes and the discussion here, i've decided to get this on PSN just like a few of you....to make it easy to switch between a disc game and NMS.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 08, 2016, 12:18:53 PM
after the 15mins of gameplay i watched, the patch notes and the discussion here, i've decided to get this on PSN just like a few of you....to make it easy to switch between a disc game and NMS.
Interesting to note that in the patch notes the size of the galaxies have been increased x10
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
, they also added a ship scan to search for discoveries of other players in the galaxy map.

Sean said the next patch will include Base building and the ability to own large freighters. Sounds good, we get a month or few to explore the galaxy then later can build bases.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 08, 2016, 12:35:13 PM
I wish I could have bought the game directly from Hello Games, they deserve the full amount and not just a cut.

DID YOU KNOW?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8ebLxj2Tvs&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 08, 2016, 01:24:17 PM
Anyone not going the digital option, this is a wrap up of prices for phsyical edition:

Retail Stores:
Gamesmen – $78
Big W – $78 (day one price)
Target – $79
JB Hifi – $79
EB Games – $99.95

Import:
OzGameShop – $77.99

Digital:
PSN – $79.95

So.. clearly EB is the best as usual  :facepalm:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 08, 2016, 02:04:14 PM
I'll log in once home and see what it's saying but seriously it's 2016! Spaz shouldn't have to do things for stuff to work!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 08, 2016, 02:12:31 PM
So I need to grab some jb vouchers at discount to buy some psn vouchers to buy this..hmmmmm
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: euphoricx on August 08, 2016, 04:43:30 PM
I played Journey last night and that was a pleasant and unique experience.

Hmm I was thinking that NMS sounds similar to Journey. I played Journey before and found it boring, especially the music put me to sleep. If NMS is like that, definitely not my type of game
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 08, 2016, 11:24:08 PM
Day 1 patch already up for download for those who brought on PSN, 824mb
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 09, 2016, 08:04:18 AM
Hello Games official broadcast 1 hour from the start (Minor spoilers)
https://www.twitch.tv/hellogamesofficial
(Watch past broadcast)
(Save from a few hours into the game)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 09, 2016, 08:56:14 AM
Odd! Game and patches all downloaded and the timer is counting down but I received an email saying my pre-order was canx due to no cash money. If it doesn't work I'll delete it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Pihaboy on August 09, 2016, 09:01:16 AM
I played Journey last night and that was a pleasant and unique experience. Sean Murray praises it and talks about the possible multiplayer interaction would be similiar to Journey or Dark Souls.

I bought psn codes from amazon and go the codes emailed, topped up and worked great!

I really loved journey and have played it a few times .

Im just not convinced that i want that kinda chill experience for a long period of time .
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 09, 2016, 09:05:31 AM
Odd! Game and patches all downloaded and the timer is counting down but I received an email saying my pre-order was canx due to no cash money. If it doesn't work I'll delete it.

So... your entire decision on whether you get this game or not relies not on the quality of the game but whether the PSN pre-order system works? Has Spaz just invented a new way of deciding what games to buy? Pre-order roulette!

Gave in to a little tempted last night and watched a few streams, I'm still not entirely sure what's going on in most streams, but I still feel like this game is going to present a unique enough experience and enough game hours before it becomes stale to warrant the buy, especially given I can't really see anything else coming before Destiny RoI that I'll want to play in the coming months.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: ghosthunter on August 09, 2016, 09:26:51 AM
At this point I'm still getting this. Deciding weather to get an explorer, trader or fighter ship. Though they say  you can customise it later to how you want, but would be a great head start selecting the right one first.
Not sure how I want to play yet!  :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 09, 2016, 09:41:17 AM
Odd! Game and patches all downloaded and the timer is counting down but I received an email saying my pre-order was canx due to no cash money. If it doesn't work I'll delete it.

So... your entire decision on whether you get this game or not relies not on the quality of the game but whether the PSN pre-order system works? Has Spaz just invented a new way of deciding what games to buy? Pre-order roulette!

lol Pre-Order roulette sounds like the next game I want  :P

I don't reward incompetence. I pre-ordered and Sony said FU so I will return the complement.

The game itself looks awesome. I'll get it in the $2 bin later on if it doesn't work. There isn't a real need to have it day 1.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 09, 2016, 11:25:05 AM
Day 1 patch already up for download for those who brought on PSN, 824mb

How do you download this patch? Maybe it was included for me in the original download. Using "check for update" indicates no additional patch.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 09, 2016, 11:28:10 AM
same, i just have a 4.499GB game download. no patch.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 09, 2016, 11:40:46 AM
Day 1 patch already up for download for those who brought on PSN, 824mb

How do you download this patch? Maybe it was included for me in the original download. Using "check for update" indicates no additional patch.

I did exactly what you said, hit options = check for update and it started the download.

Original download for me was 4.22GB so I'd say if you've downloaded the game after the time the patch was released then it is included in the game download
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 09, 2016, 12:08:24 PM
I just turned my ps4 on last night and the patch started downloading (824mb).
It is installed and ready to go.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 09, 2016, 01:29:34 PM
Some minor intro spoilers given by Sean himself, but this is worth watching (at least after you have played 15mins)
so you know roughly what to do
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 09, 2016, 01:37:24 PM
Some minor intro spoilers given by Sean himself, but this is worth watching (at least after you have played 15mins)


Worth.. watching.. spoilers...? Since when.. if I go into Destiny raids blind for fun I sure as hell want to tackle a whole game I'm paying $79 for blind so I can work it out for myself.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Nes on August 09, 2016, 03:14:55 PM
I am confused, who can play this now? Mine still has 6 hours to go.... Was looking forward to jump in after work after watching Rossi stream...  :(
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 09, 2016, 03:21:57 PM
I am confused, who can play this now?

USA
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Nes on August 09, 2016, 03:50:49 PM
I am confused, who can play this now?

USA

Ahh I didn't know he is in the US.... Dam I was soooo excited on my way back to play this gameee... Won't be able to touch it till tomorrow....  :\'(
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 09, 2016, 03:57:36 PM
I am confused, who can play this now?

USA

And just to clarify, US on PS4 is live now, PC on the 12th.

Aussies get PS4 at midnight and PC on the 12th
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: mimix on August 09, 2016, 04:21:29 PM
I am confused, who can play this now?

USA

And just to clarify, US on PS4 is live now, PC on the 12th.

Aussies get PS4 at midnight and PC on the 12th

And retail releases tomorrow? Strange.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 09, 2016, 04:23:44 PM
And retail releases tomorrow? Strange.

In a world where @spazmanaught exists.. everything is strange :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 09, 2016, 05:22:42 PM
Would have been nice to have a Tuesday release but an odd Wednesday will do.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 09, 2016, 05:27:22 PM
Would have been nice to have a Tuesday release but an odd Wednesday will do.

It's released on Tuesday for me, au psn.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 09, 2016, 05:48:05 PM
Would have been nice to have a Tuesday release but an odd Wednesday will do.

It's released on Tuesday for me, au psn.

Oh, I'm picking up the LE Physical before I go digital :)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: euphoricx on August 10, 2016, 10:43:34 AM
@M-Rossi I'm interested in your thoughts of what you have played so far? Didn't catch your stream as I was at work
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 10, 2016, 11:57:23 AM
I am really enjoying nms. I never expected it to be more than was told. I've played several hours now and only in my 2nd star system.
Most you are exploring planets for life, resources, trade outposts and NPCS to trade with. A lot of time is collecting resources to upgrade but I enjoy that.  Yes it may be repeatative and grundy for some plp but the process is enjoyable for me. The music / sound is 10/10 & the visuals are nice,  creating an immersive atmosphere.
The combat is basic and the space combat is arcadey, but that is fine for me.
It is not really like journey where u just explore, cause u can do it in such an open way, on foot or flying in your ship like I have been.
I also saw @SmashedPumpkin @AkyraStrike @Enigma @Slexlaw 
@Dragons_Downfall playing, how is everybody going with nms
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 10, 2016, 01:07:02 PM
Played until 4am last night... i have regrets.. but not about the game.

I havent left my starting planet yet, been thoroughly exploring Akyra Prime in the Akyra Galaxy and all animals have Akyra in the name.. I've had 4 or 5 multitools now and onto my 5th ships (keep finding better ones crashed).

I think the game is interesting, but honestly don't see that much longevity in it for me after Ive reached the centre, unless theres some huge twist that changes everything or if DLC adds more, so far it's just an upgrade grind to me, but thats not to say I'm not enjoying it thus far, just that it will eventually get stale to me.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: ghosthunter on August 10, 2016, 01:14:13 PM
Well this morning I decided not to get it, but then I decided to get it on my lunch break LoL!

For anyone interested, JB included a Redemption code attached to the receipt to get 10000 unit starting boost and an upgraded Rezosu z65 Multi Tool.

But yea like Akyra said, I'm also not sure about the longevity of it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 10, 2016, 01:41:27 PM
I will have a look tonight, sounds positive though.  Also sounds like minecraft from the perspective that it will be a lot of long, should be boring, stints that are fun, followed by periods of not even touching it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 10, 2016, 01:41:50 PM
I don't want to post much info about NMS because some would consider it spoilers.

There is a lot of resource gathering. Sell those resources, use them to stay alive, and use them to craft upgrades for ship and exosuit. That will be repetetive.


I mainly stayed on first planet and just reached second after 4 hours. Gathered enough resources to buy a new ship. Was good to explore and I almost got lost in a cave it was that large.

Finding first life was interesting and eventually had a "wtf is that thing" moment.

Second planet is completely different to first.


I noticed the dev added a filter to try to hide all the pop-in. It is more noticeable on some planets. I also had the game freeze on me 3 times - 2 of those times was in the exact same spot (after reboot). That happened just after spending 10 minutes gathering resources - so I ended up having to do that gathering 3 times. I was streaming at the time, don't know if that was related.


I like the overall atmosphere of the game - lots of colours and excellent audio. The visuals remind me of early sci-fi.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 10, 2016, 01:52:54 PM
Spaz likes the sounds of what he is hearing. As i don't have a lot of gaming time this will be perfect for those 30mins I get randomly. Then the few hours I get can be for Destiny and BF1. Spaz likes Akyra's idea of my name in everything I find. Examples:

'The Spaz planet'
'A Spaz planet'
'This Spaz planet'
'What's that Spaz planet'
'On Spaz planet'
'Smelly Spaz Planet'
'Not Mix's Spaz planet'
'Blue Spaz planet'
'Red Spaz planet'
'Green Spaz planet'
'Spaz planet'

I think I can do this forever!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 10, 2016, 03:23:15 PM
Really enjoying this game, it's also great in surround sound setup, hearing all the ambient sounds happening all around you.

Only thing slightly annoying me is my damn controller and the right analog stick not turning properly.  >:(
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 10, 2016, 03:30:36 PM
'Smelly Spaz Planet'

Sounds like an appropriate name for spazs' man cave.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 10, 2016, 04:31:41 PM
An important feature for many people: the game can be paused, so if you are in hazardous environment and go afk, Pause and you won't die.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 10, 2016, 09:45:48 PM
I am finding that discovery is a good part of the game. Have been on current planet for many hours, then out of nowhere come across some things which surprise me.

I advise people to go into the game without spoilers. Simple things can be enjoyable.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 10, 2016, 10:16:13 PM
My bad luck with video games has made its way into NMS.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 10, 2016, 10:56:02 PM
Feel like I made great progress tonight, I could get lost for hours in this game and what keeps me going is that I'm in one system and I have the ability to warp to another system and another and another.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 11, 2016, 07:39:44 AM
So this is what @mimix is up to  :p

https://youtu.be/URU2oOwrvBs
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: mimix on August 11, 2016, 07:53:38 AM
So this is what @mimix is up to  :p

Haha wtf.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 11, 2016, 08:44:40 AM
Spoilers spaz, I wanted to find mix!
I spent an hour just mining last night, on a planet with no life but heaps of rare resources, even has a alien NPC and galactic terminal to sell too.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 11, 2016, 09:20:15 AM
Spoilers spaz, I wanted to find mix!
I spent an hour just mining last night, on a planet with no life but heaps of rare resources, even has a alien NPC and galactic terminal to sell too.

lol sorry Rossi I didn't think exposing Mix was a spoiler  :P

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 11, 2016, 09:30:38 AM
getting the pass is the first mystery in the game. you could google it, or just let the game  guide you along the path to getting one.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 11, 2016, 09:32:13 AM
Ok thanks Sarge. I don't think I've done enough for the story to show me yet.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: ViRuSsK on August 11, 2016, 01:28:07 PM
After watching a little bit of smashes stream last night, it seems quite impressive with what they've done.

Liking the creatures and stuff though, some of them look pretty cool, at least the ones smashed has found
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 11, 2016, 01:30:08 PM
After watching a little bit of smashes stream last night, it seems quite impressive with what they've done.

Liking the creatures and stuff though, some of them look pretty cool, at least the ones smashed has found

I agree. They have done really well!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: mimix on August 11, 2016, 01:42:15 PM
After watching a little bit of smashes stream last night, it seems quite impressive with what they've done.

Liking the creatures and stuff though, some of them look pretty cool, at least the ones smashed has found

I agree. They have done really well!

I think I jumped the fence so many times before release... and have done so several more times just hearing you guys talk about it.
But I'm still unsure it's something I'd enjoy or play much before end Sept when other things start rolling in.
Even though Overwatch is so close to being trashed (frackin idiots rage),  I've already got a number of games I want to finish off/plat before then.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 11, 2016, 01:52:55 PM
I think I jumped the fence so many times before release... and have done so several more times just hearing you guys talk about it.

But I'm still unsure it's something I'd enjoy or play much before end Sept when other things start rolling in.

 >:(

I'm with Mix on this, but after stalking Smashed last night on his stream...... :dry:

Bored / finished COD.
Over ARMA

I want something new but not sure if this is it?

I was given Doom the other day by a mate (XBone), maybe i should give it a go to get my fix..... :-\\
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 11, 2016, 01:55:35 PM
Murder death and mayhem go Doom
Something different, that will have you running around a planet looking for things NMS!

But then, I have been known to spend a whole evening designing a mine in Minecraft!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 11, 2016, 01:56:38 PM
homer, maybe take advantage of EB's return policy, and if you dont like it, return it for a BF1 preorder?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 11, 2016, 02:04:55 PM
I really didn't think I would like NMS as much as it caught me last night. I turned it on to see if the pre-order worked next thing it was 11.30pm. That hasn't happened for ages and I wasn't trying to kill things or get to the next level. Very refreshing!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 11, 2016, 02:10:11 PM
I think I jumped the fence so many times before release... and have done so several more times just hearing you guys talk about it.

But I'm still unsure it's something I'd enjoy or play much before end Sept when other things start rolling in.

 >:(

I'm with Mix on this, but after stalking Smashed last night on his stream...... :dry:

Bored / finished COD.
Over ARMA

I want something new but not sure if this is it?

I was given Doom the other day by a mate (XBone), maybe i should give it a go to get my fix..... :-\\

Dude.....you didn't even say hi  :troll:

Take note that I am playing very slow. I have warp drive but want to 100% my first star system.


The following circumstance happened to me last night
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 11, 2016, 02:18:19 PM
lol Smashed, I'm sure this is how Sean Murray looked when he saw that happen :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on August 11, 2016, 04:49:32 PM
I think I jumped the fence so many times before release... and have done so several more times just hearing you guys talk about it.

But I'm still unsure it's something I'd enjoy or play much before end Sept when other things start rolling in.

 >:(

I'm with Mix on this, but after stalking Smashed last night on his stream...... :dry:

Bored / finished COD.
Over ARMA

I want something new but not sure if this is it?

I was given Doom the other day by a mate (XBone), maybe i should give it a go to get my fix..... :-\\

Try DoTA2 on PC  :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on August 11, 2016, 05:42:26 PM
Got mine today i hope its good 😕

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 11, 2016, 06:21:39 PM
Generally  (not always) each ship / multitool you find is +1/2 slots more  (some bought ships can have several )
Although the time / money spent fixing a crashed ship can be reduced buying a new one.
I have a ship full of Emeril, Murrine,  gold & iridium. Been jumping from star system to star system to find a good place to see it!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 12, 2016, 09:03:57 AM
Can you buy a new ship and keep your old one? Every time I see a seller it asks to swap stuff? I'd like to keep it as a vault  :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 12, 2016, 09:12:36 AM
Can you buy a new ship and keep your old one? Every time I see a seller it asks to swap stuff? I'd like to keep it as a vault  :P

Nope, your old ship is just abandoned... bit annoying really, would be nice to at least get a trade in.

Also @Slayer7744 I think you spread your bad luck, I hadn't been attacked in space yet and had visited 7 planets in 2 systems, read your post, next jump I make I get jumped by 3 pirates haha.. managed to fight em all off though.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 12, 2016, 10:18:57 AM
@spazmanaught always transfer your resources to the new ship, then dismantle any components on your old one that you can, transfer the broken down resources then accept the ship.
I had a few ships I really like the look but it's all about adding slot space as i like trading ;)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 12, 2016, 10:50:13 AM
So after a few days and many hours play these are my quick pros and cons:

Good

Bad

Probably seems like I'm saying I don't like the game as I've written more in the bad, but it's just I felt the need to explain those points more. I'd still recommend this game to anyone and can see myself putting many many hours into it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 12, 2016, 01:21:25 PM
Spent all of last night (5+ hrs) trying to 100% my second planet. Just as I was ready to give up managed to complete this goal when landed at a random location.

Went back to first planet to do the same and managed to also 100% it eventually.

Still so many things for me to see in the game, have not jumped to a second star system yet.

I am interested in the lore that is slowly being revealed. Makes me want to find more.

The "puzzles" in the game are far too easy.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)



Naming things: all I have named is my star system and planets - everything else is default. My planet, moon and star system names are purely procedural (following a set formula). I find it hard enough to come up with 1 character name in rpgs.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 12, 2016, 05:38:59 PM
...
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 13, 2016, 08:28:20 AM
This made me laugh hard! On steam some of the reviews are gold. Looks like the game can be hard on the PC hardware. Don't tell the ARMA boys they may need to quit from exploring  :P+

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8591/28909434496_b791e7c994_o.jpg)

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 13, 2016, 09:51:24 AM
This made me laugh hard! On steam some of the reviews are gold. Looks like the game can be hard on the PC hardware. Don't tell the ARMA boys they may need to quit from exploring  :P+

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8591/28909434496_b791e7c994_o.jpg)

 :troll: those are some quality reviews.

I noticed a lot of game stuttering on pc streams - and that was from the pro streamers with beastly pc. Apparently there are some fixes which most people won't know how to apply.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Jumpintriples86 on August 13, 2016, 07:00:17 PM
I saw the "Winged Spaz" on the PS community page...can you name all the creatures that you find? Do they ever attack? What if you die? I'm trying not to watch too many vids in case I decide to get on board.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 13, 2016, 07:10:39 PM
I saw the "Winged Spaz" on the PS community page...can you name all the creatures that you find? Do they ever attack? What if you die? I'm trying not to watch too many vids in case I decide to get on board.

Yes and plants too.

Yes, they do. I have some that are so damn sure on attacking me at every chance they get!

If you die you get a Death Location icon on your HUD and you can visit it to collect back all the things you were carrying.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 13, 2016, 07:21:35 PM
yes you can name everything you find. yes, some of them are agressive. if you die on foot, you lose your personal inventory. if you die in space you lose all inventory and go back to your last save....
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 14, 2016, 04:34:05 PM
I've had to warp a couple of times out of different systems as they've just been terrible systems. The one I'm in now though is really good, can't wait to explore it more thoroughly.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 14, 2016, 07:10:58 PM
does anyone have an Atlas Pass yet? wondering if i've missed something.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 14, 2016, 08:01:59 PM
Obviously spoilers but incase you wanted to read up on Atlas Passes
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-08-12-no-mans-sky-atlas-pass-how-to-get-atlas-pass-v1-v2-v3

I personally haven't gained access to one yet.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slexlaw on August 15, 2016, 01:56:58 PM
I just managed to build my first Atlas Pass last night.
This game is a weekend eater. The "Gotta catch 'em all" hook for planet completion is strong.
I absolutely love the language feature. I just managed to learn most of one alien's language then warped into a system with a different type. Now I have to start over. Or go back.

Being killed by a seemingly harmless creature is humiliating in the extreme. Being accosted by packs of roving space pirates is becoming more of a hazard of late.

I don't know about PC, but the game routinely crashes on PS4 when I try to re-load a previous save. Often it takes a second go to actually start as well.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 15, 2016, 04:03:43 PM
I have maxed out my multiool (24 slots), it does some serious damage. Mining is really quick, and the rapid fire on the boltcaster takes down sentinels in like 1.5 secs.
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/large.multiool.jpg.a8845543e4e946d483c171f6ffacdc3c.jpg)
My exosuit is a couple of slots off being maxed (max 48slots), but my ship is still only 27 slots. (Max is 48 slots)
I have the Warp Reactor blueprints for Sigma, Tau & Theta now. (With all 3 you can jump like 1600lys)

I got an atlas pass v1 early on, I finished the atlas path
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
, I am still like 178 000 lights years from the centre. Played maybe 40 hours.
Ill be looking for the v3 pass and crashed ships as my main focus.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 15, 2016, 04:11:32 PM
I must be playing wrong. No crashed ships (I've shot some down and get some resources) and how do I find the 'atlas path'? I've just been exploring and trolling shite!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 15, 2016, 04:21:28 PM
I must be playing wrong.
I have a 'special relationship' with Warrior Art
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/medium.57b119be60803_NoMansSky_20160814222326.jpg.d2af342dc47cda990e8a6c783d4d0fb6.jpg)
He is less aggressive than seems.   :troll:

I dont want to spoil anything for you spaz. Unless you just want to know.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 15, 2016, 07:07:45 PM
A lot of people on the interwebs seem to have forgotten that this is an indie title and such will have issues. The only reason it was hyped up so much is because PlayStation got involved and gave it AAA marketing.

I always see negative comments across different forums but I guess that's the way things work.. bandwagon hate.

Not having a go at anyone here at WpR, just thought I'd have a rant after reading some final comments on Eurogamer ;D
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 15, 2016, 07:19:51 PM
I must be playing wrong.
I have a 'special relationship' with Warrior Art
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/medium.57b119be60803_NoMansSky_20160814222326.jpg.d2af342dc47cda990e8a6c783d4d0fb6.jpg)
He is less aggressive than seems.   :troll:

I dont want to spoil anything for you spaz. Unless you just want to know.

Tell me what to do Rossi! Spaz is a spoiler so life won't be disappointed!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 15, 2016, 07:26:24 PM
I agree @Slayer7744
That said nms > the division & many other recent AAA titles for me at least.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 15, 2016, 08:12:07 PM
I found a crashed ship.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMHSz00zfVI
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 16, 2016, 09:14:40 AM
I found a crashed ship.


Crashed ships are common, find an outpost with an observitory (just look for something with a radar dish) and input the code sequence and often it'll point you towards a crashed ship, my ship slots are up to 24 and I've not brought a single ship.

Maxed out my exo suit last night and have a 24 slot multitool. Got my Atlas Pass v1 too, but my game crashed on 5 occasions and also any time I was on a world abundant with water it would slow to a crawl FPS wise, enjoying the game but the bugs / issues are getting annoying.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2016, 10:29:59 AM
Crashed ships are common,
I realized this after i had spent 4 or 5 million units on only a few ships early on. (something like 300k, 900k, 1.8m then 3.3m) Since buying the 24 slot ship, I have been searching for crashed ships, each time getting +1 slots. Now up to a 31 slot ship, ill keep looking until I get a 48 slot one, then build all 3 warp reactors to start actually making progress to the centre, where I will explore some interesting landscapes, observe the creatures and continue.

Just talking with @Tweakzero and it is sorta like the start of the game is Inventory Management and resource gathering.
The "End Game", basically once your all upgraded, is to actually explore.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 16, 2016, 10:35:55 AM
Just talking with @Tweakzero and it is sorta like the start of the game is Inventory Management and resource gathering.
The "End Game", basically once your all upgraded, is to actually explore.

Pretty much nails it.

Realised this after chatting with some of the guys I play Overwatch with. Going to go on a crashed ship bender and try to max that out, then from there Build the ship to suit my gameplay and start exploring more.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Tweakzero on August 16, 2016, 10:45:18 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160816/c4e36806a4789addce6d42ebad7bc279.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2016, 10:52:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktw6_AyypjA

(http://cdn2.cad-comic.com/comics/cad-20160815-0d763.png)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 16, 2016, 12:40:09 PM
This is doing the rounds on forums + social media, but too good not to share (play with sound for full effect):

https://twitter.com/Britbongreturns/status/765190830894317568
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2016, 12:44:41 PM
https://twitter.com/Britbongreturns/status/765190830894317568
(direct link)
Expectations Vs Reality
http://vid.pr0gramm.com/2016/08/15/5322c9ed537c76b8.mp4
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 16, 2016, 12:58:29 PM
Crashed ships are common,
I realized this after i had spent 4 or 5 million units on only a few ships early on. (something like 300k, 900k, 1.8m then 3.3m) Since buying the 24 slot ship, I have been searching for crashed ships, each time getting +1 slots. Now up to a 31 slot ship, ill keep looking until I get a 48 slot one, then build all 3 warp reactors to start actually making progress to the centre, where I will explore some interesting landscapes, observe the creatures and continue.


I have not found 1 crashed ship with more slots than my 2.8mill ship. Maybe the game bases what you find on not only your current ship, but also how many star systems you have been to.

Pondering if I should keep searching for crashed ship or do a system to system resource haul with "yellow star" resources.

After upgrading exosuit (maxed it out in first star system) there isn't anything else to spend my millions on.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2016, 01:03:37 PM
I have not found 1 crashed ship with more slots than my 2.8mill ship.
I have heard that the +1/2 increase is more likely the closer you are to the centre. (I am still only 178k ly away, jumped 36 stars but following the atlas path, not to the centre)
I did find the first few I found after my 24 slot (2.8million ) bought ship were less than mine. But after a few more i finally found 1 that was +1, then had a +1 for every second -1 or same ship.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 16, 2016, 01:06:12 PM
yeah, i am finding a lot of +1 slot ships but keep passing them up waiting for a +5 or more. maybe i should just take the +1's and grind away.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2016, 01:11:56 PM
yeah, i am finding a lot of +1 slot ships but keep passing them up waiting for a +5 or more. maybe i should just take the +1's and grind away.
I am fairly sure you never find anything more than +1 or 2 with a crashed ship.
You can find ones with much more to be bought, but they are millions of units.
So basically, yep just grind the slots on the ship and even the multiool.
Then once maxed out, i guess find one that 'looks nice' then mod it out.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 16, 2016, 01:20:57 PM
A grinding we will go, a grinding we will go, hey ho a merry-o, a grinding we will go :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 16, 2016, 01:27:07 PM
yeah, i am finding a lot of +1 slot ships but keep passing them up waiting for a +5 or more. maybe i should just take the +1's and grind away.

You will never find anything more then a +/- 1 (or +2 at most apparently but I've never seen it).. quick grind for ships is find a +1, repair thrusters and pulse engine, scrap everything else, then find another ship +1 and repeat.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2016, 02:03:31 PM
This is probably how most people are playing nms regarding naming.
https://youtu.be/O2H5et_Ls1s?t=4m40s
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 16, 2016, 06:58:49 PM
yeah, i am finding a lot of +1 slot ships but keep passing them up waiting for a +5 or more. maybe i should just take the +1's and grind away.

I have just been through about 4 x +1s - finding crashed ships on same planet. Definitely go for the +1s as it adds up quickly if you are specifically looking for crashed ships.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 16, 2016, 07:06:42 PM
Can't remember if anyone posted about this certain ship type here, but it caused my first death.

Mining beams actually damaged my shields the first 3 times it fired. No momentum indicator to show where to shoot at moving ships. I died without taking out any of those pirates - which were simple to defeat in my previous ship.

I will never take that ship type into space again......
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 17, 2016, 09:13:16 AM
I have just been through about 4 x +1s - finding crashed ships on same planet. Definitely go for the +1s as it adds up quickly if you are specifically looking for crashed ships.

Yep, went on a ship bender last night, went from about a 25 slot ship (can't remember exactly what I was at the start of the night) and finished with a 30 slot ship. It's time consuming and disappointing when you get a ship -1 or the same, but worth it to get those bigger slots.

Also joined in on my first ship defence incident, warped into a system and had a distress signal ahead, there was 10 pirates attacking freighters, I took em all out... didn't really get any reward per-se other then what the ships dropped themselves.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 18, 2016, 11:44:58 AM
Pretty much the most depressing post I've seen on the state of this game:

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4y4i3a/wheres_the_nms_we_were_sold_on_front_page/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/4y4i3a/wheres_the_nms_we_were_sold_on_front_page/)

I'm enjoying the game enough so far as it is, but unless more content / changes are made, I don't see it lasting long past me reaching the centre and / or getting the platinum trophy.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 18, 2016, 03:17:52 PM
I'm enjoying the game enough so far as it is, but unless more content / changes are made, I don't see it lasting long past me reaching the centre and / or getting the platinum trophy.

I am definitely feeling the repetetiveness of the game now, but still see new things. Was thinking to just advance my atlas path as quickly as possible, then I came across my first lush planet. So pretty that I decided to 100% it.

I don't know if I will play it long enough to reach the centre - I think I need to skip some systems entirely if that is my goal. I know there is more and better things to see closer to the centre, and that is keeping me playing.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 18, 2016, 06:32:06 PM
My gaming time is less lately so ill probably just be exploring in nms and playing pes2017 until something decent comes out, maybe for honor.
Getting to the centre is a long haul, but I enjoy seeing the variations in planet, terrain and species.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 18, 2016, 10:18:58 PM
I'm getting so many game crashes now that it has become very frustrating. At least twice an hour - really discourages exploration as I just want to stay close to my ship to save game.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 19, 2016, 12:05:50 AM
I'm getting so many game crashes now that it has become very frustrating. At least twice an hour - really discourages exploration as I just want to stay close to my ship to save game.

I'm getting crashes anytime I try to do anything when in warp, at pulse speed, when Ive hit a save point for the first time and it zooms out, when a beacon zooms up, when a monolith does it's action after I select an answer.. basically if I press any buttons when any of these happen = crash.

Just downloaded patch 1.04, cant find any patch notes on this yet though.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 19, 2016, 02:43:24 AM
Finally found a planet with Sac Venoms! Time to sell, sell, sell.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 19, 2016, 09:16:01 AM
Finally found a planet with Sac Venoms! Time to sell, sell, sell.

Last night before the game crashed on me for the 3rd time in an hour and I gave up and went back to Overwatch, I found (my second) planet with Vortex Cubes everywhere, had to ditch some materials I'd been holding on to so I had room, but I did 3 runs netting 500,000 units each, so 1.5mil in under an hour (slowed by the crashes).

I'll probably stick around on this planet for a little while longer to build up some bank as I barely bothered with it the first time I found a planet abundant with cubes as I didn't want to ruin my game but having too much money too quick.. dont care so much anymore.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 19, 2016, 12:57:50 PM
I've een lucky to not get many crashes. Maybe 1 -2 per few hours. But it does seem to be triggered by certain things. Last night talking to an NPCcrashed it, after the 2nd load I just skipped him and no issues. I just save often in case.

I have a 42 slot ship now, hopefully tonight I'll get to 48 (& it looks decent otherwise grind for a ok looking one) then time to build all the warp drives.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 19, 2016, 01:07:11 PM
I've only had 1 crash. Also still having trouble finding ships. Must be a bad planet!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 19, 2016, 01:15:13 PM
I've had one crash but 2 lockups, had to eject the disc to force the app to close.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 19, 2016, 01:34:32 PM
No crashes,  no lock ups and on my 3rd ship after only 2 planets
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 20, 2016, 05:08:17 PM
Have a maxed out ship now (48 slots) and found one I like and set about putting all the upgrades on it, only thing left is one of the warp drives in which I cant find the last 150 odd gold I need for the life of me.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 20, 2016, 06:20:55 PM
Finally after days of grinding I have a 48 slot ship. After another day of grinding for a nice looking one, I just picked an ok one. Now I'll start adding all the parts :)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 21, 2016, 09:24:48 AM
It's a marvin the Martian ship!
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/large.IMG_20160821_003237.jpg.d63f30ec904f6a304080f96861507a53.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: mimix on August 21, 2016, 10:49:30 AM
It's a marvin the Martian ship!
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/large.IMG_20160821_003237.jpg.d63f30ec904f6a304080f96861507a53.jpg)

Haha. Looks like a giant robotic grasshopper.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 21, 2016, 07:45:22 PM
I like the cockpit of the Rikawara S29.
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/large.IMG_20160821_193841.jpg.021cdbf67ffb36bb1574f2b4c43872ab.jpg)

There is a blackhole in the distance
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 21, 2016, 08:27:23 PM
Did the patch improve the issues with crashing? Have not played since my night of 10 crashes in 4 hours.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 22, 2016, 07:53:14 AM
no improvement on crashes. i played about 2 hours yesterday and had 3 crashes (2 around black holes and 1 random one).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 22, 2016, 08:10:53 AM
I didn't have any crashed in my past 4 hours of playing.
I also heard another patch has came through (overnight I think)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 22, 2016, 09:02:55 AM
I've only had 2 crashes since I started. Mind you I don't think I have put as many hours in as the rest of you. I went back to my first system and planet and the Atlas mission showed up. Must have missed it before.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 22, 2016, 09:07:20 AM
I also heard another patch has came through (overnight I think)
4 hours ago
(http://i.imgur.com/Q6qaMMe.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slexlaw on August 22, 2016, 02:25:56 PM
I have a 'special relationship' with Warrior Art
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/medium.57b119be60803_NoMansSky_20160814222326.jpg.d2af342dc47cda990e8a6c783d4d0fb6.jpg)
So that's what a Vy'Keen looks like.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 23, 2016, 11:19:41 AM
I really need to explore. I get stuck searching for the next relic or green marker! Damn you reality!
Sometimes i might feel like I am getting bored, but thats mostly the planet that I have seen most of what its is about, eg. terrain, resources etc.. Most are barren planets, but that makes the ones that arent worth while imo. All I need to do is fly to the next one and its either similiar, or it looks interesting. I can land, pick up some zinc over there, go to that runestone up there, go to that gold deposit over that hill, check out those animals down there, go to the building just past the ridge, next thing I am miles away from my ship, and hour has passed! Travel back to my ship, fly around for a few mins, land and it happens again!

@SmashedPumpkin since the 1.05 patch, i havent had a single crash, thats with 5 odd hours of playing.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 23, 2016, 12:16:46 PM
What happens when you go through the black hole?
Ill answer in this thread, so we dont have discussions in the picture threads.
You go through a black hole and .....
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 23, 2016, 12:20:10 PM
lol I really need to start moving towards the centre.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 24, 2016, 11:11:25 AM
I am pretty happy with my Exosuit, have the synergy adjacent bonus happening on a few items.
Now inventory space gets tight again, since i mostly played without any mods. But they do make it much easier to move around and survive.
(http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/large.IMG_20160824_020301.jpg.f4ac6c0297b3142cebce4a236a219211.jpg) (http://nmscommunityforums.com/uploads/monthly_2016_08/large.IMG_20160824_020301.jpg.f4ac6c0297b3142cebce4a236a219211.jpg)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 24, 2016, 08:08:14 PM
Honest Trailers - spoiler in it about the centre
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 24, 2016, 09:03:00 PM
Some good tips for getting some money to help get you started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSaNmuNZjWA

I suggest buying ships up to slots ~26-30 then grind the crashed ships after as they get too expensive.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 27, 2016, 03:59:55 PM
I'm going to have to start again  :(

I missed the beacon at the beginning of the game to get my hyperdrive, and I have spent 2 days now trying to find that outpost to get the plans.  >:(

 
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 28, 2016, 10:38:27 AM
It shouldnt matter which output you go to, the first outpost you get to, the alien npc should give you the hyperdrive plan.
Also i heard that the 1.07 patch gives the hyperdrive plan to those who dont have it.
(Patch just came out )
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 28, 2016, 02:07:48 PM
It shouldnt matter which output you go to, the first outpost you get to, the alien npc should give you the hyperdrive plan.

nope.

Anyway, I've started again and now have the plans
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 29, 2016, 02:11:42 PM
I have the hyperdrive, just no warp cell.  It was on the ship that I swapped out.  Now I have to bum around until I find or buy one.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 29, 2016, 02:24:35 PM
I have the hyperdrive, just no warp cell.  It was on the ship that I swapped out.  Now I have to bum around until I find or buy one.
You can swap back and forth from ships as many times.
If you find a crashed ship that is less slots than yours, just take it, then dismantle all modules, then just take your old one back and transfer the parts.
Once you get a few recipes, Warp cells are easy to make, use carbon to build Suspension fluid, then Electron Vapour, then Antimatter then warp cell (with some thamium9, zinc and planintium or is it heridium). I build about a dozen at a time, charge up hyperdrive then travel ~1600 light years, then land on a planet, pick up some resources, explore and do it again!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 30, 2016, 09:05:12 AM
No Man’s Sky Update 1.07 Now Available - 671mb

Patch notes listed here

http://wccftech.com/no-mans-sky-update-107-ps4-pc/
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 30, 2016, 09:53:59 AM
I havent had any crashs or anything for days now.

But after the 1.07 patch, I had an incident where I ejected from my ship and someone bounced off a rock under the landscape. I had the underwater effect but couldnt break the terrain surface. It was quite funny, then finally I found a rock formation in a U shape, I was inside it and blasted my way out.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 30, 2016, 10:31:28 AM
I havent had any crashed or anything for days now.

Me either, but that's because I stopped playing a week ago :troll:

Has there been any word on actual improvements to the game yet? (I don't mean bug fixes but actual gameplay stuff that was promised but not delivered?)

No, they want to focus on "customer service" before worrying about new features.  :-\
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 30, 2016, 12:45:00 PM

I don't want new features, I just want the features they promised.


Because I really didn't pay that much attention to this before it's release, what features are missing?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 30, 2016, 12:51:12 PM

I don't want new features, I just want the features they promised.


Because I really didn't pay that much attention to this before it's release, what features are missing?

This!

I purposely chose to only watch the clips Rossi posted that didn't show too much game stuff. Just the other dribble.

So what is missing? Does it need more Spaz? Spazverse and planet Spaz already exist. You explorers just need to find it  :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 30, 2016, 12:52:45 PM

I don't want new features, I just want the features they promised.


Because I really didn't pay that much attention to this before it's release, what features are missing?

This!

I purposely chose to only watch the clips Rossi posted that didn't show too much game stuff. Just the other dribble.

So what is missing? Does it need more Spaz? Spazverse and planet Spaz already exist. You explorers just need to find it  :P

Everything needs more Spaz  :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 30, 2016, 01:59:09 PM
I personally have enjoyed the game and its exactly what I expected.
In previous years the developer has made comments on things that they were working on or where in the game (at the time), and there has been things that didn't make the final release (due to time / bugs). Multiplayer is something that was never meant to be a part of the game, Sean did say that there will be interactions and you can see other players, but never said that you could do anything with them and always said that the game is so large you probably wont find anyone. I always expected it to be a single player game, and the game even says Single player on the steam store / back of the cover.
Obviously there is a downside of having a developer being the PR person, as they talk about a work in progress with the image of what they want for the game, and when it actually comes out, may have changed.
If you followed the NMS subreddit, the first week was filled with posts like "OMG SEAN SAID THERE WAS MEANT TO BE MOUNTAINS IN THE GAME, I HAVENT SEEN THEM SO HE LIED TO US", this will be upvoted a thousand times, yet someone else will post screenshots of mountains and it gets downvoted. 'OMG THERE ISNT LARGE ANIMALS LIKE THE e3 trailer", yet there is hundreds of screenshots of large animals.
It is a similiar situation as Destiny, where the game was portrayed as something, hyped, and delivered on something a bit different, but no where near as bad as destiny imo. It's just that they are an indie team and coping heaps of slack over it, where i dont recall plpl playing destiny for 50 hours then requesting a refund for being "lied to".
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 30, 2016, 02:04:54 PM
The main things I can think of which are missing:

Ships were meant to be a discovery and nameable.
There was meant to be ship classes which had different stats (yet they are just shells)
Fleets of ships, plpl say they arent in the game, i personally have seen 6 or 7 massive freighters in a epic battle with 30 odd fighters.
The portals in game are there, but noone has been able to activate them? Doesnt mean they dont work, but we arent sure yet.
Multiplayer, Sean only ever said you will have a multiplayer experience like Dark Souls or Journey, and if you wanted COD then look elsewhere for that experience. But on the first day 2 plpl were on the same planet in the same location streaming but couldnt see eachother, i recall sources saying 1 was playing offline and the other online and servers where having issues so not sure exactly what the go was.
The centre, since plpl kept asking What do you do, Sean started saying there is a loose goal of getting to the centre of the galaxy, then this became known as the "end goal" of the game. When users got there
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on August 30, 2016, 02:26:21 PM
I like NMS so if they add things I will be happy. I like naming things 'itchy plums' and 'Spaz knows shite'! These things make me laugh. Dinklebot made me laugh but now I just cringe with the poor replacement.

Note to self: Name next random thing 'Mix is a Mango'  :P
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 30, 2016, 02:38:34 PM
A surprisingly apt comparison, but aside from the true open world nature that Destiny was portrayed as (and lets face it, the ‘story’ of Destiny still needs work), Bungie have addressed a large number of the original concerns and issues over time and I certainly hope that Hello Games and Mr Murray can do the same with NMS.
Not in my mind. From pre release I expected Destiny to be large, open world almost like NMS in a single solar system, crossed with Mass Effect story and rpg elements.
All we got was a basic shooter. Which had a fun co op side, especially raids. If I wasnt in wpr at the time, i would have stopped playing it after a week, as many plpl I know did.

I guess the same happened with the Division, ESO, as Destiny and NMS. Huge sales on release, player base dropped dramatically and only a small % of plpl who bought it continue to play.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on August 30, 2016, 08:48:02 PM
 :dry: That guy in the video is a bit of a  :troll:

Just because he hasn't seen something so far - it doesn't exist in the game.

I've never seen Spaz, so does that mean he doesn't exist.....the mind boggles  :o

Pffft....if the game is that big, what are the chances he will see all those things seeing the game has only been out a few weeks.

I call whinging pom  ;D
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on August 30, 2016, 10:11:41 PM
With all the crap I am seeing online about NMS, I am still picking this up later when it is cheaper.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on September 02, 2016, 12:25:00 AM
I havent had any crashs or anything for days now.

But after the 1.07 patch, I had an incident where I ejected from my ship and someone bounced off a rock under the landscape. I had the underwater effect but couldnt break the terrain surface. It was quite funny, then finally I found a rock formation in a U shape, I was inside it and blasted my way out.

I had that happen also - but it was several patches ago. Was stuck under the land mass layer and was in the water. Had to find a spot where grenade could dig upwards.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 02, 2016, 10:32:51 AM
:dry: That guy in the video is a bit of a  :troll:

Just because he hasn't seen something so far - it doesn't exist in the game.

I've never seen Spaz, so does that mean he doesn't exist.....the mind boggles  :o

Pffft....if the game is that big, what are the chances he will see all those things seeing the game has only been out a few weeks.

I call whinging pom  ;D
Spot on, most plpl are like this and its quite funny. People want instant gratification, yet then want unique replay-ability.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 02, 2016, 12:16:48 PM
Many of the things in the 'missing feature list' have actually been seen in game. Eg. Canyons, rivers, large mountains, large creatures, mostly water worlds. etc.
You're absolutely right, we shouldn't have to hold developers to their word about what is in a game and the capabilities of it because hey, maybe they can patch in it in 6 to 12months and claim it was always there.
Reminds me of Ubisoft for the Division and Bungie with Destiny.
Probably best to take anything pre release with a grain of salt, see what is in games when they actually release.



Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 02, 2016, 12:58:05 PM
I am glad to see the sub reddit doesnt have all the hostility that it used in previous weeks.
Now we are just seeing cool screenshots of people who are enjoying the game and sharing discoveries.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 02, 2016, 12:58:54 PM
I am glad to see the sub reddit doesnt have all the hostility that it used in previous weeks.
Now we are just seeing cool screenshots of people who are enjoying the game and sharing discoveries.

I am hoping to find a portal soon
(https://i.redditmedia.com/sMtf_MkAmF91WlGlM-d6yaLlwFCqVTMHYu-B35an40w.jpg?w=1024&s=0a3c6c75faf9f5dba038f8a91caf8651)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slexlaw on September 05, 2016, 10:42:46 AM
I am hoping to find a portal soon
(https://i.redditmedia.com/sMtf_MkAmF91WlGlM-d6yaLlwFCqVTMHYu-B35an40w.jpg?w=1024&s=0a3c6c75faf9f5dba038f8a91caf8651)
I found one but couldn't make it work. Now I can't remember where it was for later.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 08, 2016, 04:37:27 PM
A really interesting critical analysis of nms (spoilers only at the end and plenty of warning given).
Dont have to watch if you want to just listen (goes for an hour)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bywVzpi10iM
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 13, 2016, 03:10:52 PM
Got the platinium for NMS. Still 160 000 light years from the centre, but done pretty much all that can be withing the games framework, other than learning all the languages.
I will still play it from time to time when I want to just chill. For me, I can easily just boot it up, fly around to check out a planet, explore and next things a few hours has passed.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on September 13, 2016, 03:27:44 PM
Got the platinium for NMS. Still 160 000 light years from the centre, but done pretty much all that can be withing the games framework, other than learning all the languages.
I will still play it from time to time when I want to just chill. For me, I can easily just boot it up, fly around to check out a planet, explore and next things a few hours has passed.

Not sure how much I have left on the platinum. I know surviving hostile environment has been patched to be cumulative rather than having to do it consecutively on one planet.

Still have not booted the game up since my night of too many crashes - which was just after the first atlas location. One day I will have the mood to play it again - and it is the type of game you can continue your progress rather than start anew.

Rumours are that there will be some sort of game update soon - not just bug fix.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on September 13, 2016, 03:30:53 PM
wow nice Rossi!

I will have to look at what you need for the Platinum. Refreshing a game doesn't have a MP component to reach the Platinum.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on October 02, 2016, 08:54:36 PM
https://youtu.be/NXd-VdqHM3w
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on October 29, 2016, 06:38:21 PM
Hello Games Tweet ‘No Man’s Sky was a mistake’ And Set Twitter To Private
http://gamingvid.com/hello-games-tweet-no-mans-sky-mistake-set-twitter-private/
Quote
The Tweet was posted and taken down within 10 minutes with the account then being set to private, so the chances are Hello Games has been hacked and the account has been set to private to protect themselves from any other Tweets that are posted until they secure their account.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on October 30, 2016, 10:14:44 AM
Hello Games Tweet ‘No Man’s Sky was a mistake’ And Set Twitter To Private
http://gamingvid.com/hello-games-tweet-no-mans-sky-mistake-set-twitter-private/
Quote
The Tweet was posted and taken down within 10 minutes with the account then being set to private, so the chances are Hello Games has been hacked and the account has been set to private to protect themselves from any other Tweets that are posted until they secure their account.

There is more to this, I read that there was an email that went arpund as well and also that theybhave spoken out about the incident already.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on October 30, 2016, 02:05:19 PM
There is a heap of videos discussing this.
Supposedly it wasnt a hack but was a 'disgruntled employee' & has been resolved.
Sean Murray broke his 3 month (since release) twitter silence to make a joke about binging on Mr. Robot. (https://mobile.twitter.com/NoMansSky/status/792011018734010370) Then has gone back into the shadows.

Supposedly emails where leaked and Sean  says in an email that they were pressured by Sony & the community to release without being ready. It also says they are not coping well.
This is one of the better videos about it
https://youtu.be/Ul8_JeOdYmk

Tbh most have moved on and dont care anymore. The game had so much potential and should have been early Access. There is a good base (with the procedurally generated star systems ) but lack of story and gameplay elements is evident.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on November 01, 2016, 10:34:08 PM
So true but its a bit sad that it got pushed when it wasn't quite ready

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on November 19, 2016, 04:34:26 PM
https://youtu.be/_ITSmPZBMwI
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slexlaw on November 21, 2016, 02:21:17 PM
https://youtu.be/_ITSmPZBMwI

Sean Murray is secretly Kenny Everett? Why didn't they market No Man's Sky as Captain Kremmen online?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on November 26, 2016, 11:28:28 AM
http://press-start.com.au/news/playstation/2016/11/26/no-mans-sky-developers-have-revealed-whats-next-for-the-game/

Hello Games have revealed that a brand new update is coming to the game this week. The update which is titled ‘The Foundation Update’ will bring base building to the game among other features. 
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on November 26, 2016, 11:44:09 AM
It will interesting if they manage to fix alot of the original issues.
Unfortunately i personally think the lack of communication has done irreparable damage to hello games / nms and no matter the quality of the update, it would not get many players back.
Very similar to what happened to destiny in the early days and more recently the Division. These two had communication with the community but didnt deliver over the first few updates and lost the majority of the original player base.
I recently saw a fb gaming article about regrets buying games. It asked people to comment on their biggest gaming purchase regret. I was suprised to see destiny the top comment then the division 2nd and nms third, i would have expected nms first for most plp.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on November 26, 2016, 02:39:35 PM
Pretty much agree with everything you said there Rossi, the game had such potential and promise but fell so flat.

The Division is a lot better now but still have core problems that can't really be changed.

Destiny has turned itself already and really rewarded the dedicated players, but it's still not what it could be, here's hoping Destiny 2 will deliver, at least we know it will get a sequel, I can't say the same about the division or NMS
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on November 27, 2016, 03:28:45 AM
since the recent updates to the division, a recent article mentions that the division has picked up quite a bit of players again.

I have started playing it again with my mates on pc since we have the gold edition and have gotten some others to pick it up too.

As for no mans sky and hello games, i hope it gets better, I still do want to pick this game up.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on November 27, 2016, 09:09:01 PM
http://www.no-mans-sky.com/foundation-update/

https://youtu.be/hI9PvjJJijY
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on November 27, 2016, 09:26:53 PM
This update looks great. I hate to say it but it's what the game should have been from release day.

I'll be starting from scratch I think, here's hoping Pro support comes with the update after 1.1
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on November 27, 2016, 09:33:52 PM
Looking good so far. I wonder if theres any possibility of adding multiplayer or even just local split.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on November 28, 2016, 12:37:15 AM
Interesting update, as the first of many.
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The first of many free updates
Thats a bit to have added from the last 3 months, obviously a good chunk of that coding was likely done before release but not ready / too buggy. I saw an interesting video a whileback talking about how likely many features were cut from release as they weren't ready.
There is certainly a few things they need to sort of but its actually a good step in the right direction.
Personally I'm right into Ark Survival & Subnautica atm and they have great crafting & base building. Ill definitely get back to NMS but maybe after the next update or once I've got a bit bored of other games.
Edit: I'll definitely start a new game on my other psn account in the Survival mode
There is alot in the patch notes too, ps4 photo mode is a nice addition
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on November 28, 2016, 09:46:30 AM
since the recent updates to the division, a recent article mentions that the division has picked up quite a bit of players again.

I have started playing it again with my mates on pc since we have the gold edition and have gotten some others to pick it up too.

As for no mans sky and hello games, i hope it gets better, I still do want to pick this game up.

Toborstrike has still been playing the Division (he never really stopped) and I've jumped back in to help him from time to time and it has improved greatly, but for me the core of the game is still pretty boring.

This update for NMS looks like a step in the right direction, I can't say it would be enough to bring me back, but I'll be interested to see where they go from here.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on November 28, 2016, 09:52:27 AM

This update for NMS looks like a step in the right direction, I can't say it would be enough to bring me back, but I'll be interested to see where they go from here.

same, i'm now open to see where they go....but this update alone wont get me back.
And as Rossi said, i'll likely start again...if/when i do.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: ghosthunter on November 28, 2016, 10:07:07 AM
Sold mine for $39 about 2 or 3 weeks after launch.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on December 01, 2016, 09:24:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe18ISdZe48
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 01, 2017, 02:37:39 PM
Sean Murray will speak publicly for the first time since NMS release at GDC in the USA in early march. His talk will be "Building Worlds with Math"
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 02, 2017, 09:53:04 AM
http://schedule.gdconf.com/session/building-worlds-using-maths
Will be Friday 3rd March 12.30pm (Melbourne time)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 03, 2017, 11:52:42 AM
I had not played NMS since sept when i got the platinium.
I turned it on last night and loaded up survival mode. Note I have not seen a single bit of info regarding the foundation update or patches, so had no idea about anything.      Also Note: there is supposedly another update coming out soon, potentially to include quests and a land vehicle.


Survival mode loads up much the same as normal but you start near a little outpost. Your ship isnt anywhere to be seen, then i turn and see the chip icon.... 11mins walk. The planet was extreme cold and 1min depleted my hazard shield. If you run or jetpack your life support drains quicker, so its now best to walk.
After 2 odd hours, I had died like 6 times and never seem to get anywhere.
A couple of main changes i noticed with NMS in survival: 1. Resources are more rare and harder to find, 2. Resources give small quantities. (1-5 instead of the old 10 - 30)  3. Outposts are very rare and not scattered so easily.
4. Life support can only be recharged with Thamium9 or Power Cells (crafted from plutonium and carbon) 5. Hazard protection can only be charged by zinc and Shielding Shards (crafted with iron and plantinium). 6. Thamium9, zinc and Plantinium are VERY hard to find and dont respawn!
6. IF you die and reload, you reload with the same life support level, weapon charge and health points as when you saved, not full.
I read some survival tips and it seems the best way is to make very deliberate short moves from cave to cave, and had to take refuge inside a large mineral deposit, regain hazard protection, charge life support and continue the journey.
I played some more and managed to find another outpost on the way to my ship! I was about to die but made it inside, recharged hazard protection and saved. I was now 5mins from my ship! Edit: more of the same struggling but made it rto my ship.
It actually quite challenging and I dont mind it so far. I want to get to my ship, then head to a space station and start checking out the base building and freighters.
Definitely a change from the survival i am used to in Ark Surivival lol.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on March 03, 2017, 02:45:32 PM
So their solution to the boring repetitiveness of the game is to make is hard and boring instead of just boring?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 03, 2017, 07:47:58 PM
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/sean-murray-unveils-hello-labs-will-incubate-more-procedural-tech-games/
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 08, 2017, 08:17:19 AM
http://www.no-mans-sky.com/2017/03/path-finder-update-coming-soon/
PATH FINDER UPDATE COMING SOON

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This week Hello Games will be releasing the next content update for No Man’s Sky. We’re calling it the Path Finder Update; it introduces a new vehicle that will aid home planet exploration, building on the Foundation Update to hint at a path ahead for the future.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 09, 2017, 05:58:43 AM
http://no-mans-sky.com/pathfinder-update/
Massive update!
The Path Finder update introduces planetary vehicles, owning multiple ships, base sharing, PS4 Pro support, ship/weapon specialisation, permadeath mode, and much more. It shows the path for the future.
https://youtu.be/ZDNtbosTCvo
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 09, 2017, 06:11:52 AM
Here's a list of all of them time marked:
Permadeath Mode 0:10
Difficulty Improved (Normal & Survival) 0:21
Damaged star ships in survival crash on planets 0:25
Quick Navigation 1:04
Rename Starships and Multi-tools 1:06
Quit to mode select 1:12
Own Multiple Ships 1:28
New Music 1:34
Discovery Menu Improvements 1:39
Bases Shared Online 2:07
Steam Workshop Integration 2:11
Leave Messages 2:20
Race Standing More Meaningful 2:34
Ship/Weapon Classification 2:36
Ship/Weapon Class Bonus 2:53
Build + Share Race Tracks 2:56
More Plants 3:01
30+ New Building Parts 3:05
Own Multiple Vehicles 3:10
Summon Exocraft Vehicle 3:14
Photo Mode Integrated into quick access 3:18
Vehicle Weapons 3:30
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 09, 2017, 06:19:01 PM
For all the Rocket league players
https://gfycat.com/GreenDirectAnchovy
Build your own tracks and set time records, then other players can visit your base and try to beat the times!
(Just make a new save file in Creative mode)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 09, 2017, 06:44:03 PM
I'm looking forward to checking it out in 4K/HDR. The screenshot comparisons looked great. This game keeps getting better and better and I commend Sean Murray sticking to the project considering the immense backlash by fans and media.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on March 09, 2017, 10:13:15 PM
Yeah, I still plan on picking this one up sometime.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 11, 2017, 10:18:21 AM
@M-Rossi Is the update out yet mate? I swear I saw a release date for March 23 but NMS social media accounts are sharing screenshots from different users.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 11, 2017, 11:09:12 AM
5.5gb update Thursday night
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 11, 2017, 11:33:42 AM
5.5gb update Thursday night

Oh right, thanks. Will have to reinstall the game.

EDIT: Wow, this game has changed a fair bit since I last played. Enjoyed exploring new planets again, looking for a base...
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 11, 2017, 07:59:28 PM
Homer beat me to it. Yep it's out. I didnt play the foundation update; so much has changed! I started a new Survival game like a week ago (a few days before the pathfinder updated dropped). Worked up to an exo suit with 21 slots, multi tool 17 slots and ship at 19 slots. The classes are awesome, but not a fan of repairing each broken slots in a crashed ship for 70k (+15k each additional slot). I had got a few crashed ships before the pathfinder update and my save file was landed next to a crashed ship when the pathfinder update kicked in. Salvaged the ship but spent 700k repairing broken slots leaving me with like 100k units. Played for a couple of days just doing random stuff then late last night I got my first freighter, a 17 slot by keen freighter. Only cost 930k after I saved it from several pirates. I only have 10k units left! Now gonna start building a base and trying to earn creditsome to just buy a better ship.
Exploring feels more deliberate in survival as you need 200 plutonium to take off if you arent aren't at aren't you landing pad.
The photo mode is fantastic and for some the game is worth it just making wallpapers lol
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 11, 2017, 08:05:10 PM
For those who still have the game but didn't enjoy exploring, the core gameplay is still similar but with more direction and things to work towards. I would suggest just messing around in Creative mode to build some base components  (base building is very compartmentalised like Subnautica), building the buggy and making race tracks and playing around with photo mode.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on March 11, 2017, 10:14:25 PM
For those who still have the game but didn't enjoy exploring, the core gameplay is still similar but with more direction and things to work towards. I would suggest just messing around in Creative mode to build some base components  (base building is very compartmentalised like Subnautica), building the buggy and making race tracks and playing around with photo mode.

Is there any objective to building in the game?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 13, 2017, 09:42:36 AM
I didnt follow any information at the Foundation update which brought building in, but as far as I can tell there is.
You claim a habitable base to start (on any planet, and you can move it later), then you start building components. You can buy and find blueprints for more building components, which some are structural and some cosmetic.
You can build a construction terminal, then you need to employ a Gek 'builder' from a gek system space station, then he give you quests (which are mostly, go find an abandon building, bring back a recipe, bring me x of this rare resources etc..) and he gives you new blueprints for other terminals (which you employ other aliens). There is the construction terminal, Science terminal, exocraft terminal, agricultural terminal, weapons terminal (thats all ive unlocked so not sure if there is more).
Each gives you quests to then learn new blueprints etc. They are sorta all linked, i had to get the scientist to learn the Voltantic cell recipe, then need those cells for the next Builder BP to make weapon terminal etc..
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: StoneColdHomer on March 14, 2017, 09:18:01 AM
Another 4gb+ patch today

Saw it downloading this morning - no idea what it covers yet.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 14, 2017, 10:08:24 AM
https://www.pcgamesn.com/no-mans-sky/no-mans-sky-path-finder-update

Here are the patch notes for No Man's Sky patch 1.22:

At the moment, you can only build land vehicles on your home planet. This new patch will allow you take construct them wherever you wish, building one to assist you in your mining efforts on a distant moon, for example

HUD markers have been added to allow you to easily navigate back to an Exocraft Geobay
Fixed a bug that caused vehicle weapons and mining lasers not to drain charge
Fixed an issue which could cause the Starship cockpit to vanish when exiting
Fixed some freighter door texture issues
Fixed a rare crash when scanning from a vehicle
Fixed a rare crash when feeding creatures
Fixed an issue which caused weapons to miss-fire when using Plasma Launcher
During warp the quick menu now hides properly as intended
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slexlaw on March 17, 2017, 05:16:44 PM
Is it just me or are the cameras seriously bad for driving the exocraft (in particular the big one), and the controls entirely unreasonable? i.e having to rotate the camera with the right stick to be able to turn?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on March 17, 2017, 05:27:23 PM
Is it just me or are the cameras seriously bad for driving the exocraft (in particular the big one), and the controls entirely unreasonable? i.e having to rotate the camera with the right stick to be able to turn?

Driving the big rig is a bloody pain. The camera is way too close and if you're in a ravine, you can't see sh*t.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on March 18, 2017, 01:35:53 PM
The trick is to open Photo Mode, zoom fov right out out then exit photo mode. It stays at that fov
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 10, 2017, 07:41:53 AM
https://youtu.be/3Y50H49567w
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 11, 2017, 09:33:15 PM
Huge No Man's Sky update about to drop all over your galaxies! Includes 30hrs of story, online co-op & more!

http://au.ign.com/articles/2017/08/11/no-mans-sky-atlas-rises-update-13-full-details-new-story-limited-co-op-much-more

https://youtu.be/5328iuzHw-w
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on August 11, 2017, 09:47:47 PM
The game has basically been rebooted and is what it should have been when it launched. I commend Hello Games for sticking with this game instead of just abandoning it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 11, 2017, 11:14:10 PM
Tomorrow I'll be jumping back in.
Not really wanting to restart from scratch since I got a freighter in survival mode  :grave:

6.194GB update for ps4.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on August 12, 2017, 09:30:53 AM
That looks interesting. I've seen nms cheap on psn a few times; might consider it but not sure if I can handle both it and Elite Dangerous!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Pihaboy on August 12, 2017, 09:45:58 AM
That looks interesting. I've seen nms cheap on psn a few times; might consider it but not sure if I can handle both it and Elite Dangerous!

Ive been considering it too because its in the current sale . Would be something to chip away at every now and then rather than my number 1 game .

This update is swinging it for me a bit .
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on August 12, 2017, 09:58:11 AM
Yep noticed it's only $21 . It is now sitting in my cart (along with a few other things) while I contemplate throwing more money at my wall of shame
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Ant on August 14, 2017, 10:13:06 AM
It's already sitting on my Wall of Shame, I may have to dust it off.  Not even sure if it's still installed as I was running out of disk space the other day
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SgtEeyore on August 14, 2017, 11:05:01 AM
Yep, might be worth downloading this again, as it is more inline with my current gaming pace.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on August 16, 2017, 12:22:42 PM
as it is more inline with my current gaming pace.
My current gaming pace is terrible.
I want to get back into this and played an hr of nms a few nights ago was great. The low altitude fly change made it scary ensuring I didn't crash (esp since you need to repair the ship and I'm on survival mode)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on August 30, 2017, 12:09:19 PM
Im still playing it at times but after update my home base is gotta be changed as it now floats but the update has made a big difference

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on September 03, 2017, 08:54:21 AM
I tired this after picking it up on sale once the patch was live, but haven't gone back since.

It started me on a toxic planet which was kind of annoying. But I played through to taking off in my ship and flying around a bit.

I had a few gripes that spoiled it for me, the first 2 may be due to lack of knowledge..

- I explored a few '?' that I could see, but even after seemingly unlocking what was there it remained a '?'. So it didn't take long for me to not know which ones I have and haven't been to. I thought maybe it's related to....

- I figured out to 'sell' exploration data, but you have to do this one at a time? Where is the sell all button? This got annoying fast

But finally, the sheer lack of inventory space. This is far to restrictive from the get go. It's not fun playing inventory management 90% of the time .

Went back to Elite Dangerous...
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: PakHin_Heat on September 26, 2017, 07:10:27 PM
The whole inventory management thing was a killer for me as well. Picked the game up on launch and played for about 2 weeks, but constantly had to manage my inventory whenever I did any exploration. After a while it just became a cycle of 'get materials, sort inventory'. Felt too much like going to work and I moved on from the game.
Will be interesting to see what's changed when I get some time to pick it back up.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 13, 2018, 05:20:13 PM
https://youtu.be/hp0mQdRXTBo

Major update coming soon
https://youtu.be/_-uPXY0KomE
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on April 13, 2018, 08:59:28 PM
I am highly considering on picking this up as it is $16.50 on psplus atm.

Not watching those video's yet, I assume the big update will be part of the no mans sky next that will also be coming to xbone.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on April 13, 2018, 09:59:53 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing what Hello Games has in store for the NEXT update. Might even purchase it on Xbox One if the X enhancements prove to be beneficial to the games performance.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on April 13, 2018, 10:35:28 PM
I am so hoping that proper multiplayer is added, none of the orb stuff. That would be awesome and if ps4 still has many players with hope that they come back for the MP experience.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 20, 2018, 02:33:25 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/8df91x/price_drop_no_mans_sky_is_now_1999_on_ps4/
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on April 20, 2018, 02:45:46 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/NoMansSkyTheGame/comments/8df91x/price_drop_no_mans_sky_is_now_1999_on_ps4/

$15 too much!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on April 20, 2018, 06:29:50 PM
I actually want to try out the game again, but there is no point right now when a major update is coming this winter. Will at least be something to play before the pre-september-october release lull.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on April 21, 2018, 08:01:37 AM
Last time I played nms was after the last major update. It was fun base building and doing the quests. Played more like subnautica which is awesome.
After the next nms update, it might be closer to the game people expected.
It's definitely a different experience playing these style / pace games compared to the annual AAA titles.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 16, 2018, 04:50:04 PM
https://youtu.be/n5P0W2e79EM
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on May 18, 2018, 10:32:41 PM
Sean Murray's first public appearance since pre launch 2016. Talking about NMS Xbox release and multiplayer update

July 24th, Next Update
They have been working on this update for 12 months and testing multiplayer for 6 no the.
https://youtu.be/FLoNmhlsxdo
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 12, 2018, 01:23:52 AM
Last time I played nms was after the last major update. It was fun base building and doing the quests. Played more like subnautica which is awesome.
After the next nms update, it might be closer to the game people expected.
It's definitely a different experience playing these style / pace games compared to the annual AAA titles.

I have been playing nms lately and there is definitely more to do now (there was very little to do on release). Still feels like a grind but the missions add some direction.  It isnt so easy to upgrade ships and multitool now, and the building is a nice addition (building is introduced by means of step by step missions).

Hopefully there isnt another universe reset with the upcoming major "next" patch.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 12, 2018, 01:35:03 AM
This game makes my Pro sound like an F-16 Fighter Jet taking off from an aircraft carrier for the entire duration that I'm playing it.

It is incredibly loud which is why I refuse to play the damn thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4H6k6TMN6A
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on July 13, 2018, 08:46:22 AM
This game makes my Pro sound like an F-16 Fighter Jet taking off from an aircraft carrier for the entire duration that I'm playing it.

It is incredibly loud which is why I refuse to play the damn thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4H6k6TMN6A

Geez turn the vacuum off  :P

That's bad!
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on July 13, 2018, 12:23:37 PM
Nms on my pro runs fine. Do others here run like a jet?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on July 13, 2018, 12:32:19 PM
Spaz will fire it up tonight and see!

But Spaz only runs in 1080p.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 13, 2018, 02:39:05 PM
Nms on my pro runs fine. Do others here run like a jet?

Mine is a bit loud, but monster hunter is worse.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on July 14, 2018, 03:23:11 AM
Interesting.. Are u guys running 4k? I'm 1080p as well, I haven't jumped on the 4k tv band wagon yet.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 14, 2018, 07:40:24 AM
Interesting.. Are u guys running 4k? I'm 1080p as well, I haven't jumped on the 4k tv band wagon yet.

Yes, I was running 4k. I didnt know nms has ps4pro enhancement as there are no options in the game. After googling I set the console output to 1080p and yes the console does run a fair bit quieter with better framerate in the game.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 18, 2018, 01:02:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5d5Mo-Gw_U

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/07/17/see-no-mans-sky-next-multiplayer-and-third-person-mode-in-action-ahead-of-next-weeks-launch/




Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 18, 2018, 07:07:15 AM
I better hurry up and finish my playthrough in case the universe is reset again
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on July 18, 2018, 01:44:31 PM
This... almost looks like it'll be worth trying again.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on July 18, 2018, 06:51:30 PM
I restarted a playthrough after the pathfinder on survival.
I dont think ill start again, but probably continue from there since i had a freighter!

I put it on creative and gave my 4 year old the control the other day. He was having a ball just mining rocks and chasing creatures lol
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 22, 2018, 02:16:58 AM
https://youtu.be/nwQuMCNRFQ4
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 25, 2018, 07:39:58 AM
Been trying to play this but it keeps crashing. I even started a new save thinking after the reset that my old save was corrupted and clashing but a brand new save crashes too. Might be worth picking this up on Xbox for the stability and no super loud fans.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: spazmanaught on July 25, 2018, 08:26:34 AM
Might be worth picking this up on Xbox for the stability and no super loud fans.

There is never an excuse to go to FailBlox   :P   :troll:
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: kunfushun on July 25, 2018, 12:46:35 PM
i picked this up when it was on sale for about $10 i think it was on psn.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 25, 2018, 03:31:03 PM
Been trying to play this but it keeps crashing. I even started a new save thinking after the reset that my old save was corrupted and clashing but a brand new save crashes too. Might be worth picking this up on Xbox for the stability and no super loud fans.

Have you tried setting console output to 1080p? I endeded up playing it that way with the 60fps rather than resolution + fan noise.

You can also try a complete fresh install.

Loaded my old save up and noticed the glass door/canopy of my cockpit keeps raising and lowering while im flying around in first person view.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 25, 2018, 03:53:18 PM
Been trying to play this but it keeps crashing. I even started a new save thinking after the reset that my old save was corrupted and clashing but a brand new save crashes too. Might be worth picking this up on Xbox for the stability and no super loud fans.

Have you tried setting console output to 1080p? I endeded up playing it that way with the 60fps rather than resolution + fan noise.

You can also try a complete fresh install.

Loaded my old save up and noticed the glass door/canopy of my cockpit keeps raising and lowering while im flying around in first person view.

I went the fresh install route and that seems to have fixed it. Will try 1080p tonight.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 26, 2018, 02:46:30 PM
Saving on a freighter apparently causes save corruption, saw it happen live to a streamer I was watching.

There's a patch in certification with Sony at the moment so hopefully that fixes my crashing issues. I tried 1080p mode last night and still crashed.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 26, 2018, 03:27:03 PM
Saving on a freighter apparently causes save corruption, saw it happen live to a streamer I was watching.

There's a patch in certification with Sony at the moment so hopefully that fixes my crashing issues. I tried 1080p mode last night and still crashed.

Yeah, crashing is being reported on all ps4, not just pro - but hey, at least ps4 got the full update unlike those who bought for PC on GoG.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on July 26, 2018, 05:26:22 PM
Played for 3 hrs straight last night and it only crashed once when I was about to call it a night anyway.
Not a big deal.

I actually was enjoying it. It's still a bit resource management heavy for my liking (I just want space exploration lol) but way better then the last time I played
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slexlaw on July 27, 2018, 11:41:05 AM
Worked okay for me last night. Avatar customisation was better than I expected.
I might join a multi-player game this evening.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on July 27, 2018, 04:44:54 PM
So, I totally jinxed myself with the previous post.
After a big session last night it kept crashing constantly. Every few mins.
This morning I tried again and same issue, regardless of if I was in my own game or someone elses. I started a new save game, and still issues. At least that ruled out a corrupt save game.
I ended up deleting, rebuilding database, clearing some extra room on the HDD, and reinstalling.
5 hours of gaming later and not a single issue.

I'm probably 15 hours in and enjoying it. 12 months ago I quit before leaving the first planet
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 27, 2018, 04:59:06 PM
I'm probably 15 hours in and enjoying it. 12 months ago I quit before leaving the first planet

I put 40+ hours into the last update, but dont see any new content to sink some time into. Elements have changed (possibly adding to the inventory management), multiplayer added, and slightly better graphics.

The first rover you build is really fun to drive around if you have a decent planet for yout base.

Last time I looked a freighter cost 115 million spacebucks, that was the only thing left for me to do (and im not doing that grind, even though the base building update makes it easier). I still can't paint my ship I assume, but at least they aren't trying to charge real $ for that privilege (yes, thats a dig at elite dangerous).
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on July 28, 2018, 02:56:16 PM
Haha yeh I haven't seen a way to customise the ship, but I've only just got a new ship off the ground. Hopefully I'll unlock the car thing soon, coz that sounds good.

There is a scenario where you can get a free freighter. I have 1 and a frigate but haven't played with them yet much

Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 28, 2018, 03:38:29 PM
Haha yeh I haven't seen a way to customise the ship, but I've only just got a new ship off the ground. Hopefully I'll unlock the car thing soon, coz that sounds good.

There is a scenario where you can get a free freighter. I have 1 and a frigate but haven't played with them yet much

I saw people getting freighters early so I started a new game. Getting one as part of the game progression is new with the update. The grind has been increased for sure, and its harder to unlock more inventory space.

There are rumours about ship customisation being included as rewards for completing weekly tasks in future.

After installing last nights patch I had my first game crash. The game also doesnt run great, it was silky smooth 60fps@1080p before the update.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 29, 2018, 07:24:57 AM
Last night I noticed that gek face textures were not loading, so I did a fresh install which fixed that issue. Several hours later the game is now crashing 1-2 minutes after loading any of my save files. Something is really broken.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on July 29, 2018, 11:00:24 AM
Damn. That sounds similar to what happened to me. I thought 1.51 was meant to fix crashing, but I guess it didn't fix whatever is causing that.

Fwiw since I reinstalled and rebuilt i haven't crashed a single time (yet)
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on July 30, 2018, 08:26:43 AM
Jees, sounds like you guys are spending almost as much time re-installing and trouble shooting than you are playing the game
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 30, 2018, 12:00:07 PM
Had a great session yesterday afternoon with no problems. Game runs like like a sloth but otherwise enjoyable. Will have to remember to switch to 1080p next session.

EDIT: Kept crashing after every boot in the morning though. Reddit are assuming it has something to do with the PS4 Clock and the game getting confused with Aussie timezone. I could be getting this all wrong, that's just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 30, 2018, 02:21:40 PM
Had a great session yesterday afternoon with no problems. Game runs like like a sloth but otherwise enjoyable. Will have to remember to switch to 1080p next session.

EDIT: Kept crashing after every boot in the morning though. Reddit are assuming it has something to do with the PS4 Clock and the game getting confused with Aussie timezone. I could be getting this all wrong, that's just off the top of my head.

My game ended up working fine again yesterday afternoon, no reinstall needed. At a certain time last night it again started the constant crashing. Fixed immediately after I changed the timezone on ps4    :o

I am enjoying the progression through the game, much better with the NEXT update. A bit of grinding to unlock all the base building but the resources are easy enough to find. Much more difficult to upgrade ship and multitool now as repairs need more than just credits.

I saw my first exotic ship last night land at an outpost. Looked like a giant golden pointy bird head but I couldnt afford it.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on July 31, 2018, 09:25:18 AM
I started crashing at 2am again I think. Still constant crashing this morning.
Changed my time zone (I picked London +0 UTC) and changed my date format to mm/DD/yy ( probably not necessary) and it has fixed it
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on July 31, 2018, 11:36:48 AM
If I re-download this will I have to start again?
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Slayer7744 on July 31, 2018, 01:00:09 PM
If I re-download this will I have to start again?

Apparently if you choose an old save, you get a new reboot but you're allowed to restore your old base through a questline. The next patch is meant to fix a few bugs related to that questline.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 31, 2018, 04:22:11 PM
If I re-download this will I have to start again?

It may be better just to start fresh anyway to get the most out of the new additions. You start out with decent inventory space and In the first 5-10 hours you can have a base and a freighter.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 31, 2018, 04:29:45 PM
I started crashing at 2am again I think. Still constant crashing this morning.
Changed my time zone (I picked London +0 UTC) and changed my date format to mm/DD/yy ( probably not necessary) and it has fixed it

Mine has started crashing the exact same time 3 nights in a row, exactly on the hour. (Not 2am, but i have slightly different timezone). What a strange bug. This time iut was still a bit laggy after changing timezone but at least playable. I also notice that the discovery tab is always laggy/ low fps.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on July 31, 2018, 10:41:49 PM
I couldnt resolve a new lagging issue so decided to download fresh again. Game was lagging at about 5fps everytime i went to buy or sell.

Edit: which didnt fix the issue
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 01, 2018, 08:57:21 AM
SO I gave it a go last night, loaded my old save first just to see how it went, after studying the control and trying to remind myself of the basics I set about exploring the world I was last on. Quickly remembered how annoying it was to have to refill life support, shields, thermal protection, radiation etc.. but persisted. Not sure if it'll get me back, maybe I need to try a fresh game to see how it plays out new, but I'm thinking this style / genre just might not be for me, at least not at this point in time.

Also, what exactly determines the value of ships etc... the 'class C' ship I had on my old save was worth about 4x the amount of an exotic ship I saw and would let me swap it for free if I wanted. I get the exotic ship has % mulitpliers, but it only had 15+2 cargo slots, my C class ship had like 40+4
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 01, 2018, 07:57:51 PM
SO I gave it a go last night, loaded my old save first just to see how it went, after studying the control and trying to remind myself of the basics I set about exploring the world I was last on. Quickly remembered how annoying it was to have to refill life support, shields, thermal protection, radiation etc.. but persisted. Not sure if it'll get me back, maybe I need to try a fresh game to see how it plays out new, but I'm thinking this style / genre just might not be for me, at least not at this point in time.

Also, what exactly determines the value of ships etc... the 'class C' ship I had on my old save was worth about 4x the amount of an exotic ship I saw and would let me swap it for free if I wanted. I get the exotic ship has % mulitpliers, but it only had 15+2 cargo slots, my C class ship had like 40+4

I found more enjoyment from the game because there are some missions to provide goals. Base building, freighters and a second main quest (only had atlas path on release) give you something to aim for. Resources are very easy to find with the update, and refilling everything can be done with a new d-pad menu (press down on dpad, select the battery icon and press up on d-pad) - still has some monotonous resource gathering though.

The class of ship does determine the %multipliers, and you may find that the classes have been rebalanced. I have not seen any class C ship come close to the storage capacity of my current class A (or is it S) ship - and mine is a fighter. Ship value would be a formula of capacity and class, and you can own 3 after you get a freighter.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: Poweli on August 01, 2018, 10:16:30 PM
Looks like ill have to blow the dust off it again i would like to enjoy it again.
Gave up on it when it was a bit glitchy.

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Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: AkyraStrike on August 02, 2018, 09:17:28 AM
I found more enjoyment from the game because there are some missions to provide goals. Base building, freighters and a second main quest (only had atlas path on release) give you something to aim for. Resources are very easy to find with the update, and refilling everything can be done with a new d-pad menu (press down on dpad, select the battery icon and press up on d-pad) - still has some monotonous resource gathering though.

The class of ship does determine the %multipliers, and you may find that the classes have been rebalanced. I have not seen any class C ship come close to the storage capacity of my current class A (or is it S) ship - and mine is a fighter. Ship value would be a formula of capacity and class, and you can own 3 after you get a freighter.

I did pick up a mission to check it out, definitely a nice addition to give some structure to play when you're in the mood for it.

I see, so once I have a freighter I can have a couple of ships to suit different roles, thats good to know. I did end up swapping my old C Class 'fighter' for an Exotic ship I saw (cost me nothing) as losing the cargo space wasnt such a big deal right now and I figure the +% would be nice. Its odd looking when landed as it just looks like a single fin sticking straight up, but when you take off it splits and the wings fold down under the body to create proper wings, kinda neat.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on August 03, 2018, 08:55:10 AM

I see, so once I have a freighter I can have a couple of ships to suit different roles, thats good to know. I did end up swapping my old C Class 'fighter' for an Exotic ship I saw (cost me nothing) as losing the cargo space wasnt such a big deal right now and I figure the +% would be nice. Its odd looking when landed as it just looks like a single fin sticking straight up, but when you take off it splits and the wings fold down under the body to create proper wings, kinda neat.

Interesting exotic ship - I have still only seen 1 exotic, definitely want to pick one up for myself one day. Happy with my fighter in terms of storage but it has a terrible paint job.

I have noticed there is a 3rd currency in the game (quicksilver I think), maybe will be some kind of weekly rewards - and im hoping that will lead to ship customisation.

I have shelved the game for now because of performance issues, getting 5fps (or less) everytime I wanted to sell or buy was giving me a headache.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on August 03, 2018, 07:14:31 PM
I've started to grow a fair few plants in my base, anyone's welcome to drop in and pick stuff up.

The base building and quest has certainly kept me busy, I haven't really gone out exploring much.
I found that you can upgrade modules on the multi tool.. I have 1x S and 2x A Scanner upgrades and now scanning things on a planet nets heaps of money. 35k for a plant and up to 200k for a critter. This'll be great for getting out and about!
The game has been extremely strange for me today. Could just be luck, but there was a patch last night so maybe that helped.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: raz81 on August 11, 2018, 08:06:30 AM
1.55 patch is out and addresses a tonne of issues.
Had a good session on it last night
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: M-Rossi on September 12, 2018, 08:12:15 PM
I have been meaning to give this a go again but haven't been able to get into much gaming lately.
I restarted in survival mode when the pathfinder update was out and last when I played had a freighter and two ships. I dont think I could be bothered starting again.
Title: Re: No Man's Sky
Post by: SmashedPumpkin on November 01, 2018, 07:15:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zls0vZEXc