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  1. handofthesly

    beacons are kind of useless

    Yes, I do that too. Very helpful tip
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    beacons are kind of useless

    Assuming you're trying to find your starter base on Terran, then try follow the big band of stars that are around the centre of the planet running in a East-West direction. That is generally where the first base is - somewhere along the East-West circumference of the planet. When using Beacons, it is recommended that you make several and place one down every time you are about to lose sight of the one before it. That way you have a chain of beacons to follow back home. And because Beacons only cost 1 raw Quartz the materials can be found as you are exploring and are easy enough to make from your backpack without needing a smelter.
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    Need to way speed planet rotations

    Sometimes depending on what side of the parent you are on at the time can prevent you from seeing the approach of the planet entirely. The option that sounds best imho is have something similar to the research catalog where you have a pop out screen from the backpack that displays the orbits of the planets. Nothing fancy, could even just be a basic display like the loading screen that shows the planets as dots rotating around in a circle. That way you can see whereabouts the planets are in relation to each other. Maybe have upgrades later on that tracks the speed/time until planet alignment etc.
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    Penalty for complete power drain. No Oxygen!

    Cool idea, definitely would make the game more tense. In that case there would have to be the option of turning off every machine on the grid, especially the research chambers - currently if you manually stop the progress it deletes the research item and any points it has left. Although I suppose we can just unplug everything from the power source.
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    Research Pods

    The locations for the “artificial” research items haven’t really been documented as far as I’m aware. I don’t even know if there is a list of the different randomly generated structures and wrecks anywhere.The ones labeled as organic are pretty obvious as are the hostile and rocky ones.
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    About the Type-D Platform

    +1 Also, another thing that would be great that I think I saw someone say elsewhere, having the option of making the medium storage lay flat or stay folded up.
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    Shredder and trade platform

    Interesting topic, I for one have never really ever had a use for the shredders and trade platform. I find it boring and I normally just go out exploring to look for the resources I need anyway.
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    Vehicle bay not creating some items

    Yes I believe the large storage requires a suitable platform, rover or shuttle to be printed on before you can hit the green button.
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    Small Shuttle Two Chairs Bug

    The thrusters are printed at one of the printers, not at the vehicle bay.
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    Automation mod

    @icebird interesting concept, what are you planning on automating? The materials getting put into the machines and the finished product being pulled out and maybe materials being sorted into storage? That sort of thing? Try draw a flow diagram of your thought processes.
  11. I agree. In the mean time I’ve made it a habit now to not leave rovers parked at vehicle bays and to create a second vehicle bay a bit further away from my base with a beacon placed next to it so I can see it from space and know to land at that one.
  12. handofthesly - Steam - Planet orbit collision

    Yup this has happened to me and I freaked right out ? As UndeadDragonKnight said above, their is a common bug where the other planets will split into quarters and sometimes this means they will no-clip through the planet you are on. The planet will load just fine when you actually visit it though so it doesn’t break the game or anything.
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    Oxygen alert system

    Everyone has a habit of “ignoring” those warning messages. Just like when your phone keeps alerting you that the battery is getting low but you don’t do anything until it actually dies ? All a very valuable part of the learning experience in the game.
  14. handofthesly - Steam - Shuttle bug

    From what I understand, you cannot move any of the shuttles other than when you actually jump in it to fly into space.
  15. handofthesly - Steam - Cable/extender bug

    As long as you have extenders in your backpack, every time you click on a cable plug it will automatically deploy an extender. It’s kind of annoying I know!