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No Man's Sky Goes Gold

Discussion in 'Gaming Discussion' started by tduck, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. tduck

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    No Mans Sky, if you've not heard of this title yet from (former) indie developer Hello Games then where have you been and how did you find a rock big and light enough to live under for the past 2 years?

    Anywho, I digress, one of my most eagerly anticipated games of the year and possibly decade so far...

    Read more on this...
     
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  2. Ryzza5

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    I've also been looking forward to it, but I worry that it may end up being another FUEL.
     
  3. TIMELESS

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    I'm really looking forward to this game. My mind cannot fathom the scale of it. Dis gonna be gud.
     
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    Finally been wating for this since I first saw it
     
  5. Microphone

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    Even I am looking forward to this, and I haven't looked forward to a game in years.

    I don't think the roll out will be very smooth though, a game of this magnitude is bound to have a few hiccups along the way, but I hope i'm proven wrong.
     
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    I didn't expect the game to be huge but come on... Only 6GB? :eek:



    Amazing what smart coding can do.
     
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    That's procedural generation for you.
     
  8. Camel

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    It is indeed. A single "piece" of coding that generates each and every planet from a string of letters and/or numbers. Same goes for the vast array of lifeforms too. Very smart indeed.

    I'd be surprised if the core part of the game was more than 100MB, or even 50MB.
     
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    Does anyone else keep finding themselves visiting the store page for this and then wondering when Steam began selling games at those kinds of prices? :eek:
     
  10. TIMELESS

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    How much is it in AUS? It's £39.99 for me, which is pretty standard pricing for new games :hmmm:
     
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    Working out to be around $80 AUD, which for a long time has been a standard price in physical shops but I rarely seem to spend that much in Steam. No big deal, I will get it regardless.

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    Even though there is a TDU-esque multiplayer system, basically due to the size of the map and it's 3rd dimension, and lack of identifying players apart from NPC ships, you're never going to meet up.

    The 'true' way to play this game with friends is to share your adventure + experiences either in person (home LAN party!) or via social networks.

    Alternatively everyone can try and race towards the centre of the universe.

    So how do you plan on playing?
    * Exploring, roaming, discovering, naming.
    * Mining, Crafting, Trading, Upgrading.
    * Shooting, stealing, defending
    * No preference, everything in equal amounts

    Apparently a non-essential story goal is to reach the center of the universe to discover secrets behind the Sentinels. You can discover portals on planets that take you closer, but you can only walk through them. Meaning you lose your ship. Would you?

    If you die whilest walking on a planet you lose all resources that you were carrying but respawn next to your ship with all its contents. So bank your resources often in case you upset sentinels while mining. However if you die in flight you lose just about everything, respawning with a new basic ship at a nearby space station.


    Learn more here
    “What do you do in No Man’s Sky?†and other questions – Answered : NoMansSkyTheGame
    And here
    No Man's Sky Information Repository

    Do you think we will need a NMS subforum?

    There's no actual LAN multiplayer btw, just put two screens side by side.
     
    #11 Ryzza5, Jul 13, 2016
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    So theres no option to squad up, or form some sort of alliance with friends or anything?

    I have a feeling that douche people gonna ruin the experience in this game, like they do on GTA:O
     
  13. TIMELESS

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    Okay. New goal, tduck meet up at the center of the universe.
     
  14. Camel

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    I think I'll be trying all of them but will probably lean towards the exploring/trading side of things. I tend to be a hoarder in game for some reason which is odd as I don't hoard things in normal day to day life. :hmmm:

    Nope, no option to squad up or join other people. And I find it very unlikely that you'll run into any trouble seeing as though the game is as big as a universe.... Even if the entire population of Earth was online in the game at the same time, you'd probably not come across other people very often, it at all.

    New new goal, meet up at my spawn point. There will be cookies. :nods:
     
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    This really gives you a good perspective on the actual size of space and the unlikelihood of encountering another intelligent life-form or a planet that could host us hoomans.
     
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    The game world definitely is beyond huge (just watch those video clips of them flying through the galactic map). However, (with quite a bit of time + dedication), reaching the center of the galaxy that everyone starts off in (it seems there are other galaxies) is possible. Therefore meeting players, perhaps even friends, should be possible. Even if it's just the 5% of hardcore players. If everyone has the one destination then suddenly the massive size of the map is much smaller (made irrelevant by being ignored).

    To illustrate, this planet, with no cars or roads or air planes is massive for us to travel accross. If I knew you were somewhere on the opposite side of it, but had no idea which continent or country (in-game star systems are comparibly undiscovered) then it would be 'impossible' to suggest we could meet up. But now if we bring back direct travel and a common destination, it's much more plausible to suggest we could all get on a plane, fly to NYC and then work out the finer time+place details for meeting up. This doesn't change how massive China is for example, but it's irrelevant if neither of us is traversing it to reach NYC.


    So is anyone up for the challenge? Apparently the closer you get to the center the harder the game (i.e. alien spiecies and economy) gets.
     
  17. Ryzza5

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    Well well well






















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    well



    well that sucks (for us potentially)
     
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  18. TIMELESS

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    Could everyone stop taking poops on NMS? Thanks.
     
  19. Camel

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    So close, they can't take NMS away from us. :(
     
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    #20 Ryzza5, Aug 23, 2016
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