The Touch of Grey Gamer

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  1. The Touch of Grey Gamer

    True or False

    There is no need for an additional update if terrain 2.0 is going to replace everything anyway
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    SES Vlog 032 - Half Of A Planet, New Minerals, The Goonies

    @ 9:35 The research boxes both large and small are shown at the Pax booth. I want both! Where to get? Where to buy?
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    Fun and interesting things to do

    So that's who I stole it from? 😵
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    Only time will tell

    Sweet! 👍
  5. The Touch of Grey Gamer

    Fun and interesting things to do

    Raises and shakes fist at sky and screams............"MARTIN!!!!!!"
  6. The Touch of Grey Gamer

    The Merits of Early Access

    I think this is what I am most interested to find out about. I don't need every detail but a couple of clear hints sure would make the hype train leave the station on this topic.
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    Fun and interesting things to do

    I usually try to accomplish things. Gather one of every type of research pod Craft 100 diamonds Have 8 of every raw resource/smelted resource/chem lab etc. Collect 25 or 50 or 100 of my favorite research pods Then I will play ways that limit what I can do. Can only use single use thrusters Can't use rovers Can't die Can't use more than "X" amount of tethers Can only gather certain gasses on certain planets Then I will play just creative mode I pretend that I'm building a space force to defeat @Martin so I construct 10 or 15 of the small shuttles. They are my tie-fighters. Then 15 or so Medium Shuttles, those are used to land devastating blows to @Martin's base and then finally about 15 or so Large Shuttles to just totally annihilate @Martin's world! Then sometimes I will pretend that I'm building a transportation hub for the solar system. Much like the shuttles I build multiples of rovers and design them in a way that it looks like a big warehouse with many dock type doors etc. Some are built like tractor trailers others are smaller. Then I outfit them with different equipment types for different missions. Some have multiple drill heads while other tractor trailers can just carry resources while still others carry power etc. Then sometimes I would build 15 or 20 or 30 or more research chambers and fill them all with a pod. Then run as fast as I can turning them all on as quickly as I can. It is fun because I try to balance power yet not have any chambers stop working or have a billion kilowatts of excess energy either. I've also placed my power sources very high in the sky! I place all my solar panels higher than storms can go. Since it is fall and it is pumpkin and corn maze time I was just currently working on a maze using the small platform and large wind turbines. I am just building a simple square design however I could see how people that were far more creative and artistic than I could come up with some really unique corn maze type things.
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    SES Vlog 032 - Half Of A Planet, New Minerals, The Goonies

    Are all planets going to be reworked into terrain 2.0 or just newly introduced planets?
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    The Merits of Early Access

    ESC Save game return to main menu What storms? The Purple Triangle of Love may be a portal to missions? It has to do something so I'm thinking we go in there and pull up a menu, select which mission(s) we accept, then play on?
  10. The Touch of Grey Gamer

    SES Vlog 032 - Half Of A Planet, New Minerals, The Goonies

    I want to buy one of the boxes! Where to get?
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    Single play desires info, what could I do..?

    1.0. No 1.1. Tungsten is not on Terran 2. Possible I suppose but nothing posted as far as I know 3. It has been suggested before
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    Extenders vs Splitter

    Well, the game takes place 400+ years into the future. In 400 years will humans still be using 1901 electrical technology? In 400 years will humans that travel in space still be using plugs and outlets? Residue from storms never ever hampers plugs? A plug never needs maintenance? And again, 400+ years into the future, traveling in space, landing on another planet, traveling to additional planets....... that sure is a lot of tech (wow) yet we still use plugs? Out of doors? They never get debris in them, they never need maintenance or repair they never fail..... I'm just hoping that come December SES would have worked with an electrician or electrical engineer to develop a complex yet easily understandable solution. Maybe something automated whilst we are away from our bases? Maybe a manual option if one so chooses? Then me wonder ok why have a splitter in the first place? Each piece of equipment uses the same amount of power or if they use different levels of power how can the player tell? So why was it introduced so many months ago? Unless, unless in December each component will begin to use different levels of electricity which would cause me to have and use splitters? Will I ever have to give more than a millisecond of thought or one day will I actually have to plan the power grid for my survival? No power, no oxygen for tethers?
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    The Merits of Early Access

    I'm glad I purchased Astroneer in early access. I've had a lot of fun over the years despite me pulling my hair out every now and then. I have been playing it fairly regularly since I purchased way back in December of 2016. I don't think early access spoiled the experience of the soon to be released product. However, if I knew then what I know now, I may have waited. So now I don't know. Good question. Would I be happier in December if I had not purchased in 2016? Yeah, now I'm not so sure. Had I limited myself to playing Astroneer would I be happier now? Had I waited until release? Could I have waited until release? Good question! I may play 1k hours or more once it releases in December. It depends upon the content. I know the Purple Triangle of Love could be the door that opens a lot of content/challenges/quests however I have no idea. It could be something as mundane as "collect 500 resin" or maybe other buildables come with the Purple Triangle of Love that will make the game even more complex and challenging? If however the Purple Triangle of Love is something that I deem moronic then I'll do what most do when an update comes out.... play until every new thing is unlocked and used. Then put game on shelf until next update is released. With more than 800 hours played I'm confident I know just about everything there is to know. I'll know within mere seconds if the release is worth anything or not. Remember there is a new planet to be released in December so that is worth a visit fer sure. I think this is my third early access purchase and I've had zero issues with any of them. I like early access because it gives me the opportunity to tell a perfect stranger, "take my money I trust you" In a world full of hate, I like that I can still trust a perfect stranger. Plus this game was only $19.99 so no biggie. If it were $50 would I still have purchased it early release? Yeah, the game is that beautiful. Artistically, colors, shading, etc. Would I have purchased early if I would have known that updates and fixes would take ffffffooooooorrrrrrreeeeeevvvvvveeeeeerrrrrrr, hell no! That IMHO, is the downside of buying early. There is always the company and its fanboi's answering "early release, early release" to any and all questions. I did not feel any real sense of urgency during the entire rover steering fiasco did you? IMHO, the entire rover fix was put on the shelf and ignored or at the very least that is how I felt. In that particular example my complaints were 100% ignored, IMHO. Had I not purchased early I would have no idea what-so-ever about the total and complete inability to use rovers for what was it, over a year? (And by inability I mean as designed as intended.) A purchaser in December will have zero idea about how terrible the rovers were and for how long. I'm not saying it would be a bad thing to be ignorant of that issue. I'm saying yeah maybe I would not mind being that guy. Moving forward I hope that SES communicates more often and does not take forever and a day to produce bug fixes. Because up until this point I'm not inclined to give SES a passing grade in either category. I'm not sure what the magical difference will be between today (10/11) and release date December is, however I'm hoping to Jebus that SES has a the very least a plan to address these two glaring shortcomings.
  14. The Touch of Grey Gamer

    Only time will tell

    Now that's what I'm talkin bout! NICE!
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    Only time will tell

    WTG Guys!