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  1. Very, very few of us are unable to build flat surfaces and soil construct hasn't really taken off in the game. We need to be able to build large structures with ease and the best way to aid players will be to introduce a mold system. As a researchable item molds could transform this game to the levels of Minecraft creativity. Imagine being able to select a square flat surface which could be rotated in all axis and when confirming the location gets filled with soil from your canisters. Also you could introduce concrete or steel in the constructions depending how high and heavy the structure is.

    Also concrete could be used to stop boulders and plants appearing on player flattened surfaces. (Roadmap has water, so with clay and sand.. Maybe!)

    You can them open this to Steam Workshop so players can share and download creations direct into their game (Depending if all the materials and research the player has achieved/collected).     

    The soil manipulation is the main feature of the game, so why doesn't it appear in the Roadmap for further development?

  2. Instead of giving all the tech/research to the Astroneer from day one, why not just give the basics and hide the rest in the wreckage littering the planets. This will provide a purpose to explore in the game.

    Resources isn't enough to travel to new plants. Well no, you don't need to travel at all. Just use the Trade Platform! So there isn't any point really.

    Maybe after beta the main purpose will be to just collect parts of a radio that are scattered on all the planets and once connected it will send a SOS signal, end of game and start new project.

    I hope not. Good work so far. 


  3. Yes this is a bug. It should detect where your mouse pointer is to determine which operation to perform. It only detects what you used or picked-up last. If the game doesn't allow you to enter a seat, just detach and re-attach it. Then it will work.

    Personally the TAB function was best. I think they changed it to stop the seat travel bug (TAB and move mouse), but it still works with E and move mouse. A bit trickier, but it's still in the game. Just setup a macro on a mouse button to do it, if you have the time.

  4. Extra Large Storage is utterly pointless. Should be removed or redesigned so you can place medium storage with double connecting slots, like the rest of the platforms.

    Maybe rename it to Tool Storage instead.

  5. If you were marooned on the desert island you wouldn't be presented with a survival guide would you. That's what the DEVS have done with this game.

    You need to work it all out on your own or ask the nice people on the forums. 

    Sometimes it's due to bugs.

    Minecraft didn't have a tutorial.

  6. Build the Smelter on a platform and connect it to power.

    Load it with a resource and start it.

    Then disconnect the power in the middle of smelting. It will still run until all the resource is consumed.

    I found the Smelter still had power, so I disconnected all the other platforms and found they were still powered. Also the rover used no power while driving!

    I now have Infinite power! Crazy!.... FREE POWER! 

  7. I agree, it was an ill thought rant. The site wouldn't allow me to edit it. I wasn't please, but it got your attention. 

    The game now seems slow and mouse movement is sluggish. The foot step sounds have gone. 

    I'm sorry you all must have worked extensively hard on the update and hats off to you Devs, it's a great little game which I like to revisit from time to time. This time you've made it easier to find the floating value for credits. Nice one!

  8. I've just seen the a video on the up coming ALPHA update with research 2.0 and I'm not that impressed. It's now has a credit system to buy whatever you want, they is not the direct I was expecting. It would have been better for the Astroneer to find wreckage of items and bring them back to backward engineer. If items were too damaged then it would result in a research failure, so the Astroneer to have to keep travelling about the planet to better samples.

    Also still no back story why this Astroneer it alone and once all research and planets are discovered, what the incentive to keep playing. 

    I do like the game, but I still can't recommend this game to people. I say play the demo and the first thing they say is, "It looks nice, but what's the point of it.".  That's something for the developers to think about, because if more people buy it then no funding for any more development.


  9. It was mentioned in New Suit + Q&A - SES Vlog 024, ready for the big update in mid Dec. 


    Watch the video and also zoom to 12mins in to see what is being worked on in the background. He notices at 12:37min that it's in the shot and pans the camera.

    What are you trying to hide?