The Touch of Grey Gamer

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    Research Pods

    I've got 30 unique research pods saved How many have you found? Post some pics of the ones you found! Which ones are your favs? Show me your pods! Expose your pods!
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    Satellite GPS

    +1 Welcome to the forums Keep on posting!
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    Research Pods

    Sir, yes sir!
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    Research Pods

    # 80!!! Still looking for the square manmade and came across this one Please SES create a catalog!
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    Jetpack/Portable Oxygenator

    Does the jetpack, while in use, provide the power needed to operate the portable oxygenator?
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    Jetpack/Portable Oxygenator

    1-2-3 thanks for the explanation(s). This is why I ask questions 4. I will never use creative mode. It is just not for me. First, I'm not that creative. Second, after playing the same save game for as long as I have, I'm pretty much in God mode anyway. 5. Everything I encourage is always "optional". I love player options. The ability for everyone to play the game they way they want/like. I think this game sets itself up perfectly for this type of gameplay. I wish we had more player options but sadly we do not.
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    electric bike

    +1
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    Research Pods

    Or you can make a junk yard like I did. It has some broken generators, some good and broken wind turbines, a broke shuttle, a couple of seats, maybe a vehicle or two... Big packers. Or is it packages? Some small ones and one of those small boxes in the pile of small boxes is a packaged beachball! You can just see a bit of my bases battery backup system Yeah that's not my junkyard! This, this is my junkyard! Well most of it. Foreground is broken wind turbines. I just started collecting these so I don't have many maybe 70? Just after that is teh seats. Some new but most broken. I'm going to say about 150 of them? Beyond the seats are vehicles which I have to package for transport. I would say I have between 70 - 80 of them Shuttles are more difficult for me to find. I might have only 30 of them Tires are one of my favorites to collect as I'm hoping to one day be able to recreate the "Springfield tire fire" I think I have about 125 of them Broken solar panels I too just started collecting. Like broken wind turbines they are not so sexy to me so I never collected them before. Maybe I have 25 of them? In addition I have other things that are in the junkyard but they are too numerous and few in number to mention, at this time
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    Research Pods

    No I've not found it yet! I needs it big time! Where did you find it? Also I collect seeds and such The green ones that I only have four of are extremely difficult to find. What you can't see on all those storages way off in the distance is they are all filled with scrap. I think I have just a little over 1k scrap I like the orange/red ones as well very artistic. The greens are cool as well. I think I have at least one each of what I call pretzel seeds. Well, as you can see, my collection is expanding. There is a black and orange one, not pictured, that looks cool. I'm not 100% sure but I think some of these may change colors? Not the seeds in the foreground but the 'push pins' and such I wish SES would produce some stats/facts/pics about all of these. Many of them are really beautiful and very artistic. I also wish I had some type of inventory log I could look at so I would know if I have a seed, organic, mineral, etc. collected or not. Some seeds are broken, meaning they can't be researched any longer. I don't report it as a bug as I'm most likely the only one that would care as I'm most likely the only one that collects them. That collects them all!
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    Jetpack/Portable Oxygenator

    Well should/could they? Jetpacks are producing energy, yes? A battery supplies power to a backpack. A small wind turbine produces energy to replenish a backpack. Why not the jetpack? Maybe there is or are reasons why not?
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    Let me present to you one of the very first leeks for the next update

    First part: Stability improvements are A+ and a great job by the team. Thank you all! As far as racing, it will be a limited use item used by a limited number of players. We will see a few racing videos and then it will fade away never to be seen or heard from again. Horns: Worse than I thought. I thought they would be integrated into the vehicles but they are external? Why would I waste a slot? No SP player will use these. I suppose if I was 8 years old? I guess? Sadly another in the long list of items I will never use. Vehicle Rockets: Couldn't we do this before? In 2017? Ok, I can see someone doing this for 3, 5 minutes before it gets old? I think it is cool and all and neat and fun but I'm older than 8 so after a few minutes of playing a space exploration game, um yeah, I'm not using this. Oh but I can make it to the moon? Wow! I've never been there before!!! That just changed my opinion! Vehicle Drill View Improvements: YEAH! They don't sound like they are 100% flushed out but it sounds like it will be greatly improved soon! 1st person view: They said it can't be done. I'm fine with that. At least we know now and we can stop asking and more importantly when people that don't know and ask we can inform them Vehicle color changes: Many want this. Joe's response was great. Now we know just like with 1st person view. Now we can spread the word on the forum when others ask. Mod Support: Same as the two above. We now know the reasons why and why not. It is up to us to inform others Auto-feeding secondary storage: If ya'll came here to this forum you'd known this was a thing, or not a thing, day one. Interesting how they stated that they wanted to produce things that "drive people back to the game", gentlemen, we here have been telling you over and over again for years, you want people to come back and play? Stop the gimmicks! The chess, the hoop storage, the beachball soccer, the camera, the momentary diversions you think will produce the results you want. They will, temporarily, three hours? Five hours? Then, poof! The players are gone again. Just remember the reason we all purchased the game in the first place; space exploration. You are giving us eye candy trying to pass it off as substance. Eye candy may bring some people back to play the game momentarily they don't stay for it. We want substance. Additional resources. Additional equipment and machinery. Additional planets. Additional recipes, additional craftability. These are the things the only things that will bring people back to stay and play. Give me more of a PC game and less of an APP game This is not the full release, therefore this is not my full review.
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    Research Pods

    Well folks I just found a new research pod! Red, translucent and awesome! The number of Research Pods in my museum remains at 79. I had a miscount, apparently.
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    Jetpack/Portable Oxygenator

    But you said the PO could be powered by the jetpack I'm not suggesting there is a bug I'm just curious Because when flying around and using a drill mod, I runs out of power. So if the PO could be powered by the jetpacks then why not drill mods? Or other things? Just thinkin out loud
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    Jetpack/Portable Oxygenator

    However the jetpack does not provide power to the backpack Should it?
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    OK SO this may be a little far fetched but

    Welcome to the forum @Me is a pep Come back and post often! I agree with @Flyingcrowbar we needs more details
  16. Welcome to the forum @That GuyCome back and post often won't ya? Here are some things I have done to help me navigate On the surface I will use beacons like most. I will also build up a platform, the footprint of my astroneer, and place soil about 50 feet up? then place the beacon on top of that so it is easier to see from further distances I will also carve arrows into the ground, walls, caves etc. to point me in the proper direction I will also drop resources (mainly compound, resin and organics as they are so plentiful) as quasi mile markers so I know I'm at least on a pre traveled path By using the inhibitor mod I will carve paths through forests and places with a lot of ground cover to mark my paths I print a lot of beacons, a lot. But, I also pick them all up as well to minimize lag Also, you can with the jetpack(s), lift and carry any shuttle. So what you can do is put a dozen or so fuel canisters onto a shuttle, a RTG, an Oxygenator, and then the usual suspects; air tanks, spare jetpack(s), beacons, drill mods, whatever you want to travel with that fits onto a shuttle or one of the storages. Then just lift and separate.... (for us old folks)....lift the shuttle, press the spacebar and fly, fly and fly some more! You can never get lost, ever, as you would just well, you just get into the shuttle, press V to launch and walla! Flying with one jetpack is slow but saves fuel and can lift any shuttle Flying with two jetpacks is faster but uses more fuel and also can lift any size shuttle You may want to consider bringing air tank(s) because despite having an oxygenator in the shuttle, your astroneer will not be getting any oxygen whilst you are flying. Or you can just land and air up! So pre jetpack playing days, yeah getting lost was a thing. However, with the ability to carry a shuttle, it is now IMPOSSIBLE to get lost. Impossible. There is not a single scenario where one can get lost. TBH, I hardly use tethers any longer. I just lift and fly to where I want to be TBHH, this game is so much more joyful flying than walking/running. So much more! A billion times more enjoyable than driving that's fer sure! Now that I can fly and carry what I need I will never use a rover again. Well, I will be laying a road network on each planet once the Groundwork update is released today! (JK, just hoping!) But really, I see no need for me to walk, run or drive ever again! Up, up and away!!! Jetpacks are easily the best thing introduced to this game since well getting lost! Plus, have you tried flying with platforms? YES! I like carrying one with a RTG, a crane, some storage silos, yeah now that's farming baby! There's more!
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    Can't lift broken vehicles?

    Maybe it was changed in the wanderer update but I can no longer pick up broken vehicles and move them. I've passed by two, tried to lift them, can't.
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    Introducingā€¦..Diamond Astro-Miners!

    MMUUAAHH! So, yeah ah, don't get your panties in a bunch @EmeraldGamerr I was just bustin your beachballs! Of course I read it. And, like you and every other human, I've got more than one problem! Thanks for making me smile! šŸ˜˜ Too easy, just too easy! @TMarcher74 thanks for the love! Right back at ya!
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    Introducingā€¦..Diamond Astro-Miners!

    It is my belief that there is an injustice being perpetrated on us all! Well, that is rather dramatic and a complete exaggeration! However, I do feel that two resources: Diamonds & Scrap should be up for discussion for a game play adjustment. My suggestion: Diamonds are used very little and talked about less. Diamonds are very valuable and scrap, eh, not so much. However, scrap needs to play a more important role in the construction of most of our buildableā€™s. Scrap fills in the gaps where two or three combined resources just donā€™t cover all the bases. Examples; hinges, screws, knobs, handles, wire, antenna, widgets and many other little unsung heroes of the buildable world! One: New Machine Diamond Cutter One Resin, One Carbon, One Scrap & One Compound on large printer makes the DCM One Astronium, One Coal & One Quartz on the medium printer makes the diamond cutter blade, DCB (there can be four blades one for each diamond cut if one thought it would be better) 4 different diamond cuts can be made: Asscher, Marquise, Radiant & Emerald Two: Trade Platform now only accepts diamonds not scrap Different diamond cuts will be required for different types of traded materials. For example; to trade for graphite you will need Radiant cut diamonds, for Lithium Emerald cut and so onā€¦ Three: If a piece of scrap can be added to the recipe then it needs to added to as many recipes as there is room to add or that make sense to add scrap to. I donā€™t have an exact number but it should be as many as possible IMHO because it can provide that extra level of detail, we would have to account for to construct items. Four: Things that would be a great value to any government or corporation (EXO Dynamics) such as; diamonds have little to no value in todayā€™s game. Right now, scrap is overvalued and diamonds/astronium are undervalued, IMHO. To utilize these three items to the fullest would be to make a change in their values. Currently scrap is a traded commodity which is doubtful that any corporation or government would want scrap. Diamonds are a commodity that a government or corporation(s) would want to obtain in trade for other resources. We would need a new machine, The Diamond Cutter to turn raw diamonds into a cut diamond We need a trade platform requirement resource change to accept only diamonds We need medium and large printer recipe changes to include scrap What say you? Say it! Say it!
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    Introducingā€¦..Diamond Astro-Miners!

    TLDR
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    Soil centrifuge constantly breaking

    Oh, I see why. Your playing Astroneer pre-jetpack days! Ok my friend, here is another OP thing.... One jetpack (two jetpacks if you want to fly faster) One or two fuel One or two oxygen tanks One large shuttle Astroneer picks up shuttle, presses space bar, presses W key............... Up, up and away with my large shuttle and me! Me Astroneer! There are so many things one not need when playing this way..... I've not placed a tether in quite some time Finding resources is easy breezy What is a rover? Rovers are so 1969! Walking? WTF is walking? Mountain tops, valley floors nothing is out of reach So much fun!
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    Soil centrifuge constantly breaking

    I constructed one I used it once I decided it was too OP for me I never used it again The I's have it!
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    Used last Probe Scanner - Didn't interact with it

    Me likey! WTG SES!
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    Soil centrifuge constantly breaking

    What's a centrifuge?
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    Nintendo switch

    YES! I did feel the same for Joe