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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2016, 17:26 Kxmode
 
It's crazy how a procedural universe do that.  
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17. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 22:35 Kxmode
 
On one planet I saw a proper dog standing on two legs. It was nightmare fuel until it started running towards to me to attack. I said NOPE, got in my ship and left that planet. I think I even named the planet Nope. Nope in the Quinton System somewhere on the outer rim. If I could I'd place a beacon in orbit warning people "Beware of Dog".  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 21:17 Kxmode
 
By the way Cutter, I named my starter planet Cutter. See, I thought it was unruly and harsh. Turns out it was actually a softy.  
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10. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 18:56 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 18:45:
Go back in my posts and I called the MP portion of the game as bullshit from day one. I'll say it again, anything like this is about metrics. They want to datamine the shit out of it like Blizzard does to see what particular carrot keeps the mule moving forward the longest. It wouldn't surprise me at all if they had a psychologist on board for this game - as Blizzard does for their titles. Look at the achievements in this game, shallow and completely meaningless yet they come at a constant rate to give the illusions of progress. This game is a sandbox without any toys in it. In which case I'd rather just go to tbe beach and lay in the sand for free.

Point taken and rejected. I'm not sure what you're doing other than trying to convince me to hate the game, which I won't.

Me: I'm having a blast.
You: No, you're not. You hate this game.
Me: Actually, I don't. I quite like it.
You: No you don't! You don't know what you like. That's why I'm here to tell you.
Me: Please don't.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 18:38 Kxmode
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 18:12:
If the developer wasn't lying from the get-go, there should have been some evidence of multiplayer in the binaries. There was none. I doubt this feature ever made it off the drawing board. The point is, he kept being deliberately misleading or vague until he could no longer do so.

No doubt there's very substantial evidence. But I'm not there yet. The main reason is that I'm having fun with the game as-is. It is hard for me to be upset when I wasn't looking for multiplayer.

thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 18:12:
Also, the omission of the truth when you know the truth but the truth is not known to others is still considering by all definitions as lying.

Ain't that the truth! I could share truths about society and the world in general that would probably blow your mind. I would be remiss if I didn't share Romans 1:18, which states "For Godís wrath is being revealed from heaven against . . . men who are suppressing the truth in an unrighteous way". That covers a range of things from evolution and creationism to religion in general. Only, this is likely not the correct forum for that, so I'll just stop.

thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 18:12:
There is still no excuse for what Sony did with the copyright strikes or for the astroturfing to try to soften the blow of the initial bad reviews to try to get as many sales as possible before people realized they'd been had.

I don't know much about that so I can't comment on it.

thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 18:12:
TL;DR - Sean Murray is a fucking douchebag for lying to his customers and the fans of the game to avoid pre-order cancellations and lost revenue.

I don't feel like he lied to me. I knew this game would be a single-player experience. At no time was I looking for a multiplayer experience. But those who were I understand their anger. That's how I felt after backing a lot of money for Star Citizen based on what Chris Roberts pitched, which later turned out to be lies (e.g. scope, budget, and development duration).

I can only hope if you bought NMS, and feel aggrieved by HG that you purchased it on GOG. They have a generous refund policy.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Aug 16, 2016, 15:47 Kxmode
 
@thecakeisalie

I simultaneously agreed and disagreed with everything you wrote, if that makes any sense.

Here's how I see it.

So you will notice in interviews shortly after the 2014 E3 announcement Sean was asked if the game had multiplayer, and his answers were definite yeses. However, over time, if you watch his reaction and answers he became more hesitant.

I am pretty sure what happened was Hello Games had committed themselves to working on multiplayer. However, over time, they decided -- given the massive scope of NMS, and because 99% of the players would not see another person -- they decided to divert resources away from it. It did not necessarily mean they stopped working on it, but put it on hold, and likely in another Dev branch labeled "NMSMPDev01."

I think doing this caused a two-fold problem. First, because HG did not definitively kill multiplayer development, they were unable or maybe unwilling to give a definitive "No. Single player" answers. Second, Hello Games primarily advertised the game through interviews, through social media, through videos, through news articles, and they did this with absolutely no dedicated PR person. Sean is many things but a good PR person he is not.

We know having a professional PR person is vital for a successful AAA-Hype launch. Without one we were hammered with situations like Sean Murray publically announcing a 3-day delay on a Friday, the week before launch. On a global release not telling anyone in which time zone the game would be released in until several hours before in a random AMA that wasn't properly promoted across social channels, GOG, and Steam. Had Hello Games had a proper PR person I believe they would have handled things MUCH better. This would have included knowing the game was single-player and informing people months ago that it would launch as a single-player experience.

So I guess the TL;DR point I am trying to make is that I do not believe Sean necessarily lied, he just did a horrible job of PR. He should stick with his strengths and leave PR to a professional. Now that the studio has LOTS of money coming in the first thing they should do is hire a PR person, because they need damage control.

I am perfectly willing to accept I am wrong, but that is my take. If you disagree feel free to let me know, but please do so respectfully. Thank you.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
20. Re: Game Reviews Aug 15, 2016, 19:29 Kxmode
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 16:31:
It's a shell of a game that is going to need content updates for a very long time to come. Hopefully people will be patient and forgive this barebones release and look to future updates. I'll be holding off until much later. $67 EA titles are not my thing.

Interesting. Well, it's fun for me and I don't mind paying $60 for it, so I have no issues with the game. It's precisely what I thought it would be.

On a side note, apparently, there's a game breaking bug if you claim your preorder ship before learning the hyperdrive schematic you'll be stranded in your first or second system. That happened to me. I used the NMS trainer at Cheat Happens to basically "fix" my situation. Not only did I get the hyperdrive schematic but I also got schematics for Anti-matter and Warp Cells. Now the game is working again for me. This is the one time where I don't feel sorry for cheating.

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14. Re: Game Reviews Aug 15, 2016, 14:26 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 14:19:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 11:19:
NMS would have been fine if they didn't present it as a AAA title. The $60 price tag just adds insult to injury. It should have been release as a $20 early access title.

I've read a lot of people getting about 30 hours or so out of the game. While I agree that this is a $20 game, I can see how people can justify the expense at $60. And although we're calling this an indie game, it doesn't look like an indie game. No 8-bit or 16-bit graphics like Starbound. No 2000-era graphics engine like Rodina or Pulsar. So it's easy to see why they're charging full price for this, and people are paying it.

And it's a new genre of game: Procedural Space Adventure?
 
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11. Re: Game Reviews Aug 15, 2016, 14:11 Kxmode
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 09:33:
Personally I am already done with this game. Just an empty sandbox with limited things to do. A lot of hype for a half finished game.

I assume you haven't visited the Atlas yet? If you haven't then you have no idea there is an actual story in the game. You're only looking at the surface.

Ozmodan wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 09:33:
Waiting for Astroneer, a similar game that allows the construction of far more things and guess what it is multiplayer.

The very thing you left NMS for is coming soon.

"For instance, freighters and building bases *are* coming!"
http://www.no-mans-sky.com/2016/08/what-do-you-do-in-no-mans-sky/

"Next up weíre adding the ability to build bases and own giant space freighters."
http://www.no-mans-sky.com/2016/08/update-1-03/
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
89. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 14, 2016, 08:41 Kxmode
 
I'm still in system 2, but now I'm on another planet. This one has toxic rain! Check it out... rain hits my ship!

https://vid.me/MMPB

Never been more happy than I am right now listening to soothing sounds of deadly rain hitting my ship. Dance
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
87. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 14, 2016, 02:56 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 02:18:
I've not left the first system, either. I'm sure I've overdone it, but it's fun, so...

I somehow walked inside a cave that went on forever. Some of these procedurally generated caves are absolute mazes. When I finally found an exit I was about 5-minutes away from my ship. So I decided to keep pressing forward. So far I've learned 83 words, and I have traveled 62,796 units enough to earn the "Wanderer" milestone. But the best news is that I now have 16 ExoSuit slots! http://screencast.com/t/8tbpEjXCwan

Thanks, nin for the shelter suggestion!

Hey, question. I know 48 is the max ExoSuit slots. If I come across drop pods will can I keep buying slots?
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
82. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 23:58 Kxmode
 
If anyone's lost here are a collection of guides I've found that have been helpful for me.

+ This will help guide your story progression through the early stages.

Beyond that here's more information and guides.

+ No Manís Sky: everything you need to know before playing
+ NMS Info Respository

Solutions to In-Games Puzzles

+ Terminal Access codes, because you will encounter them
+ Monolith Riddles for Vy'keen, Gek and Korvax
+ Vy'keen "//Hulon // warp // Otand" puzzle

And travelling from system to system requires a hyperdrive, which is powered by Warp Cells. An ingredient in all Warp Cells is Anti-Matter. These guides will help you with Warp Cells and Anti-Matter.

+ How to get Warp Cells and Anti-matter
+ How to get Antimatter
+ Where is the Anti-Matter formula located?
+ Forum posting: I need to find the actual Antimatter recipe
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
81. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 23:53 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 23:50:
Use the orange beams on planets to "locate shelter". I got 3 suit upgrades for space on my first planet alone.

Thanks, nin. That's most helpful. I've been wasting that beam on Monoliths as I would like to learn the alien language. I guess having more inventory slots is slightly more important.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
79. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 23:39 Kxmode
 
Slick wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 21:58:
But the FOV is BRUTAL. they have a slider in the options, but their "100" feels like 60, and their 60 feels like 20. it's nauseating, I can't play this without an ini tweak. I pushed my monitor back as far as my desk will allow, and lean back in my chair as much as i can, and i'm still about to puke just doing a 180 turn...

You can go above 100 by changing the following in the TKGRAPHICSSETTINGS.MXML file.

<Property name="FoVOnFoot" value="100.000000" />
<Property name="FoVInShip" value="100.000000" />

I've set FoVOnFoot to 165. I think it looks ridiculous but you might like that.

I'm not sure where this file is located in GOG Galaxy, but in Steam you can find it in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\No Man's Sky\Binaries\SETTINGS
 
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77. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 23:28 Kxmode
 
I think it's safe to say that for many the hype train derailed and crashed into a school full of children. The response from many has been, shall we say, unhinged.

While I haven't experienced any game breaking problems, only a fool would say they don't exist. The only glaring problem I've had are the jagged edges even with full anti-alias, and SSAAx4 turned on. I believe the lighting on objects not properly distance scaling is the culprit. Here's what I mean.

My specs:
* Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
* Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (8 CPUs)
* 16 GB RAM
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
* Graphics Settings

Anyhow, I am genuinely having a lot of fun. I finally figured out what NMS is. It's the sci-fi version of The Oregon Trail. The center of the Universe is "Oregon". Your starting system is "the city of Independence". Hoping I don't die of dysentery ("toxic rain") along the way.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 23:07 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 22:19:
RIP Kenny. You made R2D2 awesome.

 
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News Comments > PC DOOM Sells 1M
23. Re: PC DOOM Sells 1M Aug 10, 2016, 14:34 Kxmode
 
PC gaming is dead.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players
31. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players Aug 6, 2016, 00:31 Kxmode
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 23:03:
Good luck with the 'blading!

Thanks!
 
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5. Re: etc., etc. Aug 5, 2016, 21:46 Kxmode
 
I'm not going to lie. This minor delay is very disappointing, and entirely out of left field. But my preorder is still intact. So I guess I'll wait until next Friday to play.

...And procedural life goes on.
 
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29. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players Aug 5, 2016, 21:42 Kxmode
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 17:24:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 13:39:
Redmask wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 08:31:
But seriously, what did you expect from two of the worst astro turfers on this board? An open mind and logical reasoning? It's all about the attention and outbursts. Every video game is the best or worst thing ever. Every minor situation requires a soapbox. Disagreements are personal vendettas. You're dealing with the mentally unstable, remember that.

I have never attacked anyone personally as you did with this post. The reason? This site's basic ground rules. It establishes basic decorum and etiquette when conversating with others. Unfortunately, those rules have been broken more than a few times in replies directed towards me. This site should maintain its high standards and never tolerate people calling others "mentally unstable." It is a form of "griefing" and an "attack of a personal nature".

Do you feel hurt in any way or that you may possibly be 'triggered' if this keeps up? Griefing, no matter how small (including the exploitation of a "perfect jab opportunity" towards others for misspelling words), is strictly against the rules. Online bullying is the #1 cause of rollerblading, after all. Don't be that guy.

There's a HUGE difference between:

"Pro-tip. The next time you decide to call someone a brainiac, have the decency to spell it correctly. "

and

"You're dealing with the mentally unstable, remember that."
"I get it now, you're a wealthy twit that hates poor people. Another hypocritical christian, you're proof that's one messed up cult."

But I have to admit I've have had a strong urge to take up rollerblading in the past few days. I'm trying not to be that guy. *shivers*

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