The Touch of Grey Gamer

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    Research Pods

    The purple on purple starboard side gem is 1:06:00 for just 1,800 bytes. Seems a bit long to have to research for more than a hour for just 1,800 bytes?
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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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    Research Pods

    Rebrum you elude me no longer! #74 is now in the museum!
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    What a day.........

    Yesterday was! I must have played for a total of 8 hours (two four hour sessions) without a single crash! It was so much fun to be able to play hour upon hour without having to save the game fearing a crash or having the game crash all together. I had just so much fun! Now I know the update that came out on Friday (4/12) was not a single player update but I've gotta say, I think I'm seeing some improvements in my game. I've not played like that in weeks and I think my frame rate went up by 10. I'm not 100% but I'm pretty sure after the update I've got 10 more FPS after 1.5 than when I shut the game off on Thursday. My Game: The only save game I have since 1.0's release. I've have to have more than 200 - 225 hours on this single save. I think I spent 3 - 4 hours yesterday rearranging my base. For dozens of hours I was just transporting resources/pods/items etc. back to the home planet/base. I was just putting anything anywhere as quickly as I could just to get back into the shuttle and continue my quests. Dozens of hours of that sloppiness left my base a huge massive mess. Raw resources with crafted items, 8 different items on one storage, storge not on top of other storage, ya know a real Col. Custer Cluck. Now, my base is nice and neat. All the resources are now neatly organized with their corresponding equipment attached. I like putting the gasses on the big round extra large storage platform A's. I put a candle (light) on the very top spot to light them up at night. I really like the look. Next to those on that wing of my production facility is the AtmoCodo & ChemLab. My pride and joy, my research pods have their own section on the base. Although this section is not for production it is more for relaxation and eye candy. The Pod Museum is a nice warm place where Astroneers can come and unwind from a long difficult day of exploring. Grab a glass of Popcoral Wine and and just unwind looking at the beautiful Research Pod Art Gallery. I'm thinking that in a future update/DLC there will be a need to have scrap. I think we will be doing something with it in the future. Either a larger scrapper or crusher or it may be able to be sold or traded for other items. Either way, I'm constructing a Junkyard. I'm calling it Yard Goat Scrapyard. Next to the scrapyard is where I store all my dynomite, just in case the future holds nothing for scrap. I can then have fun performing explosions! I only have one extra large platform B filled with Astronium. I'm not sure why I don't have more, I just don't. Astronium is pretty and I like the way it looks on a huge platform but eh, I don't have more. I'm working on filling one extra large platform B with each and every resource. So that is 880 of everything. Or all of the everything's that will fit onto medium storages. Well no things like augments because that would be silly! Speaking of storages.... I hope one day we can have a crafting station where we can construct our own storage platforms. I have only 10 Zebra balls. I'm not really looking for them and sometimes when I find them if they are too deep or too much of a pain to carry back I just leave them. I like them, but like them better when there were 3 different ones. Just a nicety not a necessity. Sometimes, I like dirt farming. It relaxes me and it is like demolition work, so it is fun to destroy things sometimes even if it is just a mountain. I think I have three - four hundred canisters filled with soil. I hope you have as much fun in your space travels today as I did yesterday!
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    What a day.........

    Yeah, I had a blast! It was a lot of fun to be able to play crash free for so many hours! I really enjoyed it. I'll be playing more this afternoon as I'm still searching for that dang RED Research Pod found by everyone else on Sylva except for me
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    List of Planet ideas

    Well to be honest I stole this idea. It was posted a year ago or so by someone that has very little time. He has a wife, kids, job, house, obligations however he loves to play. He just can't put the time into playing, especially in one sitting, to unlock and enjoy all that the game has to offer. This would prevent people like him from buying the game as the time commitment to unlock and do everything is just out of their reach again, due to life things. So when he posted this there was maybe a dozen other people who posted in agreement. So I like you was in the camp of "too bad, this game isn't for you then if you don't have the time" However as I started looking into it, it does make sense. It would almost be like a sandbox version of the game. You may not get all the enjoyment that space travel provides however a player would be able to purchase the game, play the game, unlock nearly everything etc. So call it Astroneer lite if you will, but there are a lot of people out there that game, but just don't have the time to sit for multiple session for multiple hours yet could be a revenue stream for SES. Anyway it is just my opinion and you know what I say...........Opinions are like butt holes in that everybody has one!
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    Research Pods

    #73 All black on the surface of Sylva! This one could be my favorite.
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    What a day.........

    They have my eternal gratitude!
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    Research Pods

    I'm now up to 72 unique Research Pods collected!
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    Research Pods

    No objections at all! Keep them coming!!!
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    "Red Giant" Mode

    Naw, not a fan
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    Research Pods

    I'm now up to 71 individual and unique Research Pods collected! I researched one of the Prickly Pears.....1:54:00 to unlock! Almost 2 hours to unlock a little more than 6,000 bytes? Maybe a 2 hour unlock should produce more bytes? Even more exciting is that I have played for just over 45 minutes consecutively without a crash! That has not happened in a couple of weeks now. Good stuff!
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    Research Pods

    I actually think I'm up to 9 Prickly Pears! There are a couple that are so very close in color but yeah I think I have 9 PP's now! I have to believe there are 10. I don't know why but I'm hoping there are so I can fill the one platform with PRICKLY PEARS! I still can't find the Rebrum so I'm off to Desolo to look for the Black & White Astro Plug! Wish me luck 😘
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    Research Pods

    If anyone has or finds a research pod that I have not posted, please post it up and what planet you found it on and where Happy Hunting!
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    Updates?

    Glad for the update despite only for MP. I'm sure SP & MP both have needs so it can't always be both I'm sure. The search for more research pods continues!
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    Updates?

    Hello my fellow Astroneers. Has anyone heard/read anything on any other platform when the next update will be? TY TOGG
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    Trading - Bytes for ByteKions, for Resources

    I'm wondering if EXO Dynamics would ever want bytes, scrap, crashed spaceships, crashed satellites, Astronium, anything alien etc.
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    Updates?

    YEAH BABY! THANK YOU SES!
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    Research Pods

    Well I never produced one. All the solar (minus the new large one) and all the wind turbines (large and small) I have not built a single one. They are all the ones I have found in my travels. I have one large base on Sylvia and smaller bases on each planet. Mainly just to gather gasses. I've picked up every single tether on each planet. The only tethers I use are the one I am currently using on one planet at a time just to save on lag.
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    Research Pods

    I have to run everything on the lowest possible settings to avoid lag and super poor frame rates. I'm probably playing the game a way in which the devs had not intended. I've got literally hundreds of items crafted and in storage. I've got 68(?) research pods, dozens of wind turbines and solar panels and platforms and just so much much more that I'm only getting between 15 - 20 FPS. My rig is: i7 7700k CPU 4.20GHZ 32GB RAM GeForce GTX 1080 I'm using a Gsync monitor however it is 27 inches and I play the game at the very highest graphics settings I can. 2400 x 1400? I think. I also have very close to 200 hours played on this, my only save since 2/6 launch of version 1. I'm just assuming that the way I'm playing this save game is just pushing the limits of either the game or my puter or both too far? I'm not so sure the devs intended players to be playing a single play through of 200+ hours? I'm hoping an update comes out soon that aids in performance so that I can continue playing this saved game. Right now I can play about 20 - 30 seconds before the game crashes. Maybe that is a cloud issue? Fingers and toes crossed that an update is released soon. I just can't give up on this save game! I don't want to give up on this save as I have found out that there is at least another 2 research pods that I have not found yet. I've come this far I can't just can't turn back now. I must have the complete collection of research pods. Hoarders unite! Oh and plus there is most likely better ways to take the pics but I don't know how. I was rushing around as fast as I could as the game probably crashed 30 - 40 times whilst taking the pics. If I used my right mouse button whilst carrying a research pod and swirled around, the game would insta crash. So I had to move very slowly and it just took so much time to get them taken. But someone with more skill I'm sure could have done a better job. You are correct
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    List of Planet ideas

    +1
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    List of Planet ideas

    Plains Plains Plains Give players the opportunity to fulfill their creative fantasies by having so much flat land that base building, hoarding (like me do) & MP can have all the space needed to be as creative as ones' imagination will take them. Let bases be big, bold, beautiful & without any ugly grey soil. Flat soil for as far as the eye can see, just like @Martin's billfold! 🤓 DAYLIGHT Planet OMG this game is 1million times better during the day than at night. There is simply no comparison. The best part of this game (currently) is it's beauty. The colors the shades the shadows etc. this game brings people to euphoria during daylight play. Give me a planet with 2 suns! I don't need no stinkin darkness! Night is for suckas! Are you a sucka? One Super Planet This is for people that just have a couple of hours a week to play the game or just don't have the opportunity to play for long continous durations of time. They don't have the time to travel from planet to planet gathering all the resources needed to build and do everything. Give them a planet that has each resource, each gas etc. They don't need to travel to enjoy nearly all aspects of the game. Provide a platform for those that love the game but just (currently) don't have the free time it takes to travel and collect and transport etc. and thus they don't purchase or play at all. I say give those people the proper platform. They could be very young or very old as well so maybe a nice easy starter planet like this would help more people than you think? Think about it? Good thinkin! Water Obviously. In all forms. Obviously. However if it is going to cause more lag then DON'T ADD WATER. I have enough lag. I don't want or need more. I'll be very happy to trade FPS for water. Please no water if it is going to contain lag! And if water is going to come with lag then make it a DLC, let everyone know that it will cause lag, before, they can buy it. Shapes To match research pods. If it is a pod then there should be a planet to match! Those pods had to come from somewhere. Round planets have been done to death! They are sooooo boring! Give me some shapes. OMG, if I see just one more round planet................... Fluctuating Gravity Planets Constantly changing. On the surface or in caves the gravity is going to change and change often. So that fall could be your last or one that you thought was going to be your last! Oxygen Planet Play tether free! Oooh that smell! Can't you smell that smell? The smell of freedom that surrounds you! Camelion Planet This planet has the colors/soil/trees/plants/etc. of every other planet. You can cross from a proxy Atrox to a proxy Novus to a proxy Calidor etc. It would be like a piece of each planet was knocked off by asteroids to form this planet. Or was it the aliens? Maybe this could be my Super Planet? An Alien Planet Ok, give me something here. We have the alien cores, the alien structure & the alien transport....................and why? To do what? To be there because? So is that it? The aliens don't have a planet? End of story? Just one chapter in this alien book? That's it? It ends with what we have now? Aliens don't come from a planet they are just 'here'?
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    SES Vlog 032 - Half Of A Planet, New Minerals, The Goonies

    Does anyone know if these items are on sale? Will they ever be on sale? What company made them for the PAX show? Can that information be shared? I will buy crates! Gimme Crates! 2 for nightstands, one for table and one for other table in game room. The two nightstands can be the small research crates and the two larger ones maybe a shuttle and the smelter! Come on SES, you did not make those boxes/crates in house. You had them produced. Who produced them? Where can I buy? Oh yeah forgot, SES don't come here! LOL I'm not getting any crates! Can I at least get an emoji of a crate so I can always see what I am wanting but are prevented from having? "Insert Crate Here"
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    Updates?

    So there will be an update last this week? There won't be an update this week? Hola?