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I’m getting a PSVR on Monday and have taken 2 days off work. After all the time I’ve enjoyed with this wonderful game I figure it’s the right one to pop my VR cherry - plus Rez is top 5 game of all time so hyped to get into that! mate is lending me the Resident Evil game...I’ll obvs be too deep into NMS to play it tho... :ph34r:

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I picked this up recently specifically to play on PSVR, now that they've added support, but it really doesn't look great, does it? I searched online to see if I was the only one complaining, got briefly excited that there was a new patch coming that greatly improved visuals, then realised that was posted a few days ago and I was already running it. I can't imagine what it must have looked like before. Admittedly, I hadn't got around to unpacking my PSVR again in the last few months, since we moved house, and maybe my recollection is imperfect, but I don't remember Astrobot looking this unclear or, for example, that gangster demo in VR Worlds.

 

But anyway, it's largely academic, because I then gave the non-VR variant a go and I've been loving it so far, a couple of planets and space stations in. I know all the complaints in the early days were about its unfinished nature and lack of content, but at this point it's really quite overwhelming to a newcomer, even with the relatively gentle intro. I just reached the anomaly thing and had another whole level of stuff thrown at me that I wasn't really anticipating. It's great that they've been adding such depth and customisation, and I can see they've tried to lead players through it, but I'm not sure it's necessary to introduce base building quite so early, for example.

 

I'll probably give VR another try at some point, with lowered expectations, but right now I have copper to mine.

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The PSVR version doesn't look great compared to things like astrobot but they are doing different things. In VR you lose a lot with the big landscapes, there just aren't enough pixels available to render much detail, but you gain a huge amount closeer up with a much greater sense of scale and feeling of being in the world, plus you get to use the awesome UI with menus on your wrists.

 

Ultimately it reminds me of something like the original Star fox; in that the technical limitations are very clear but it gives you a taste of something new which will only get better as the technology approves.

 

Also, if you have a ps pro, then there is the hope of a pro patch further improving things

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Awesome screens, awesome new ship @robdood

 

Regarding the pods, you get one of those at every Space Station you visit. So once you start system hopping you may find it less hassle than searching for and repairing Drop Pods on planet surfaces.

 

BTW, the underwater biomes were massively overhauled in the Abyss update, so yes - they are better than you remember. It's one of many areas of the game that I really want to get into, if I ever get a single second of my life spare!

 

https://www.nomanssky.com/abyss-update/

 

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1 hour ago, Davros sock drawer said:

Regarding the pods, you get one of those at every Space Station you visit. So once you start system hopping you may find it less hassle than searching for and repairing Drop Pods on planet surfaces.

I've seen this mentioned elsewhere - where are they?  I've looked and can't seem to find them!

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In the left hand side area (as you enter the hangar bay), there are the four upgrade sellers - the one that sells exosuit upgrades sits in front of a cylindrical device - when you step closer to it the exosuit upgrade appears in the cylinder and can be purchased with units.

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3 minutes ago, Darwock said:

In the left hand side area (as you enter the hangar bay), there are the four upgrade sellers - the one that sells exosuit upgrades sits in front of a cylindrical device - when you step closer to it the exosuit upgrade appears in the cylinder and can be purchased with units.

OH MAN.  Of course that's one!!  Thanks.  :D

 

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Haven't played for a while, but the other night while absolutely hammered at 4am I was showing some mates NMS.   I lost it when I landed on this planet.   This was the second one like this in the 20 minutes we plalyed.   WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.

 

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Yeah there's some wonderful and ludicrous worlds. I like finding the decorations you can put around your base.

 

I spent a good 4 hours on it yesterday, just fucking about looking for freighters and mopping up story quests. It makes wonderful hangover gaming.

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Where can I find Cadmium? I need some for Atlas Pass v2. I installed a Cadmium drive and warped to a Cadmium system, thinking it was fairly likely that I would find some there. The planets all have Activated Cadmium resources, but that stuff isn't recognised by the recipe. The portable refiner will only make it into chromatic metal (which I can easily get from copper).

 

Is it mined from asteroids in Cadmium systems? I spent a little while blasting but just got the usual junk minerals.

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Quick screenshot dump.  I've done loads of vagabondage since last time.  Can't remember everything, but by golly I love just seeing new stuff.  

 

Before I get into it though, I do kinda wish the galaxy was more sparse.  Finding life, whether on a planet or by the presence of a space station, would be waaaaay more impactful for me if it was a once in a blue moon thing.  I also wish it was a bit harder to get materials to aid exploring, making you spend more time trapsing around planets for resources to be able to fly between planets/star systems.  

 

ANYWAY. 

 

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Love my freighter - was a bit confused though, saved another and although it offered me the chance to purchase it (couldn't afford), it still joined my fleet.. wtf?  Need to do more playing around to figure it out. 

 

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Landed on a toxic planet with these frankly ludicrous flying beasties - their wings were TINY. 

 

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This was the first CACTUSPLANET I found.  I love these!! I wanted some wild west music while exploring. 

 

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Supermanning around a moon for Gravatino balls, made about a million credits - escaping sentinels on foot sooooo easy in low gravity :D

 

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What the fuck is up with all these lovely lush planets I find, and scalding / boiling rain? :( I want a nice lush planet to call home! 

 

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Space :wub:

 

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I love the planets that have weird geometric patterns in the landscape, proper spooky alien amazingness :wub:

 

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Did a bunch of missions at the nexus after figuring out how it worked (stocked up on about 50 wiring looms as rewards! yaaaay), some of the planets I was taken to looked amazing!! This place with giant flower things was immense. 

 

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Finally started progressing the Atlas path.  This part of the game would feel so much more important if up until this point I'd met no other lifeforms.   Still, it looks immense. 

 

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Space again! :wub:

 

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Found a 'nuclear' planet, had no idea what that meant.  Still don't.  Landed right by a drop pod.  The sentinels here were frenzied, which meant lots of benny hill action as I refined materials etc :D

 

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Space again again :wub:

 

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This 'glitched' planet was mindblowing!! Crazy structures and weird life forms made out of the weird metal crystals.  Love it. 

 

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OMGOMGOMG I FOUND ONE. 

 

My frames per second was about 10 though, so I didn't even explore.  So annoying! :(

 

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Never get bored of epic sunrises <3

 

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Final stop off of recent sessions was this pretty glacial planet.  Half of it was ocean, took me a while to find land.  But it's a bit like Jurassic Park!  Tons of life and decent enough weather. 

 

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Think I'm gonna set up a base here and try out my exo craft, now I've bought the building bits for them!! :D

 

THIS GAME :wub:

 

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You know that feeling?  The feeling where you're like 'Right fuck it, lets just stop wasting time and just jump as far as I can before setlting into some exploring'?  

 

Yeah, well the first planet I found:

 

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ITS THE ONE

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