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  1. If there was a way to travel between solar systems I think it could be really cool. I just tought about it but I think U need complex resources and materials to build a space station orbiting the star of the current system and when the preps are done u can jump in to an other system and after your arrival your base could act like a temporary Base flying around the orbit.(or u could have add a sotry bit like u need to repoair your starting ship etc. etc.) and lets say you are generating random start system using an algorithm it could have been a lot of fun. ( and even the starting map could be randomised U may use a scanner to scan them to see basic resources or atmospheric composition.) Random part is really hard to make tho Don't get me wrong tho I dont wanna see Astroneer to transform in to another game I just want more things to do in this game...
  2. Avanglion

    Compass

    I hate battle royale games with passion but if I could have a compass in Astroneer, similar to those in Fortnite, PUBG or CoD: Warzone, I would die a happy man.
  3. JackJuggernaut

    Navigation Tool

    I have an idea for a Navigation Tool that I think could help with exploring and finding your bases if you get lost. So I attached my "sketch" if you can call it one, lol, of the Navigation Tool. It's hard to understand from the picture. Basically, the tool will list the planets you've landed on and show the location of your beacons. Simple, but a bonus feature to it I thought of was that it could tell when the sun will reach the side you're on.You would simply just rotate the planet and see which side is lit up. Now obviously it would be hard to render a full/half rendered planet defined by millions of polys, but you don't have to! You can you the low rendered view you see when you look at a planet from really far away! The only thing that would be rendered is the location of the beacon. I'm not sure how you'd go about doing that but since it'll mostly be acting as a 3D image and not an object maybe that thought process could help. In the picture you'll see there's a spot I picked out on the backpack where the Nav Tool would reside. I thought it would be an appropriate spot considering the size I made the tool. Also I don't exactly have the Astroneer style down nor am I a good artist, but I tried to make a concept art of what the front view of the Navigation Tool would look like. I based it off the style of the Research Catalog since it was the only thing using a UI on an object. Anyways I saw that you liked my post on Twitter about my previous idea so I hope you like this one! I'll see if I can come up with anything else! Thank you again for an amazing game from an amazing team!
  4. JackJuggernaut

    Some Ideas

    I don't know if this was thought of already by System Era or anyone else. But it would be awesome to have a new system to travel too! In the end scene when you've activated all the core nodes and a portal opens. The tablet shows a line connecting to something new, as well as something previously discovered. That makes me think it's a new system and the path to it was just discovered. You could introduce new metals and other elements in the new system as well as have an updated catalog upon finding things in the system. I know it's a stretch and I'm not the smartest on coding, scripting and the likes. But if you make a new system for the game, if it's possible you could off-load the previous system and save the changes you made to it, then load the new system with the save data on your character from the save file. It seems like some of the models for rocks and foliage share similar looks between planets, it might help to off-load only the necessary objects and entities that wouldn't be in the new system. Though that could only apply if you create new objects and entities in the new system. My second idea comes from your video about the history and background of System Era, in a clip of old game footage it showed fuel being carried across a tether to the shuttle. It gave me the idea of a tram/carriage system that only works on tethers, so it uses a small slot to carry things like resources and other small objects back to the origin tether. (Which in this case would be the tether connected to your base.) It wouldn't have any other use than that but it would help with creating room in your inventory so you can continue collecting resources and such. In terms of how it probably wouldn't work seeing as it would be hard to distinguish an origin tether as the stopping point of the carriage system. Maybe it could work if you create a new type of tethers to be researched, maybe something along the lines of "Carriage Post" or something as the name. Since power seems to feed through normal tethers it can work the same as one, only this one allows the transport of small items between two posts. It could start from one post and travel until it reaches the other post. If tethers branch from one tether along the way you can put a Carriage post there and set it to pass through a specific connection. This method is a long shot since I don't know how the tethers are scripted/coded to function. But it would be useful nonetheless. Anyways that's just the start of my ideas. I'm still thinking of more things that would be a nice addition to the game. I love where it is so far and can't wait for more additions to the game! Keep doing what you're doing everyone at System Era, you make a lot of people happy with what you've created!
  5. Astroneerlover123

    Medium Oxygen Canister

    Maybe there could be a medium oxygen canister,same size a medium canister same shape ,but it holds oxygen. It would have the same functionality as the medium canister,you know like take some oxygen canisters and you can put them on the ports and it will fill and take oxygen from it plus if there is any oxygen in a nearby tether it will take oxygen and fill itself that way too. it could also supply oxygen to tethers too
  6. DarkPhosphorus

    Endless exploration

    Its kind of a bummer that once you unlock all nodes, that's it. Like, play the game, and done. How about some endless, openworld, exploration expansion. It would be really fun for some open-world multiplayer galaxies, trading system and economy, and special augments. New planets appear as more and more people join the world, and asteroid field events can resupply people with soil and resources to build their planet with. In this galaxy, you can own, buy, sell, create, and reset planets, once you have the resources. Asteroid fields that appear have a chance to contain rare backpack mods for increased stats like power storage, resource booster, terrain tool boosted augments, etc. A new currency that can be traded for materials and between players would be necessary. The galaxy would be the map of the open world that contains all of the planets and players in it. This is the kind of game that I dreamed astroneer would be, this would open up so many possibilities.
  7. Chromie

    Exploration is weak.

    This may be an opinionated post, but it’s a common opinion on this aspect of the game. You guys have got to do something to make us want to explore more of the planet other than just to look for the surface nodes. So far, every time I land on a new planet, after spending about an hour on it, I’ve already seen it all. I could go all the way around the planet and just be seeing the same formations and terrain the whole time, and this allows for so many opportunities to improve this. People have suggested map making (I think it’s somewhere on the roadmap too), which would give incentive to explore and fill up a map. I recently suggested you add more structures such as ancient alien ruins, which would be amazing in my opinion. Please consider these ideas and opinions on the current state of exploration in the game. I and many other people would like to have a better reason to explore these beautiful planets. Thanks for reading
  8. Contrary to what the title might lead you to believe, no, I'm not suggesting more insane resource distribution, I'm suggesting that it be fixed. This is currently what is happening: I find one deposit of laterite or quartz or whatever, giving me 20-30 nuggets. Welp, that's enough for the entire rest of the game. I guess I can ignore every single subsequent aluminium deposit I find, and they're far from rare. Same for hematite. Same for titanium. Same for wolframite, etc. etc. Do you get the picture? You're spawning TOO MANY RESOURCES. It is TOO EASY to get amounts that allow players to build every single damn thing on the tech tree without running out, and all from ONE deposit. About the only difficulty is the tedium of having to make two or three trips with a fully loaded tractor train to haul back all the crap I've gotten from a single deposit. Don't even get me started on storing it all. That is completely insane; it's like you want to sabotage your own game. What's happening is people are blowing through the tech tree, partly thanks to you essentialy giving them a cheat plinth baked into the world gen, and leaving bad reviews because the game is boring. Well, duh, no wonder it's boring when you use cheats to give yourself infinite resources. That's essentially what you've done, baked infinite resource cheats into the standard game, and it is a painfully unsatisfying and tedious experience for those of us who want to play it properly. Let's also talk about distribution. Currently all planets feel samey because, well, that's what you've done. You've made resource distributions on planets samey. Compound/resin/clay on the surface, the rarer stuff below ground. Plug in whatever that planet's uncommon minerals are, spawn those on the surface rarely, and more often below ground. Nope, that's boring and flavourless, just as boring and flavourless as you've managed to make wrecks. They're all, large or small, identical and instantly forgettable, spawning the same 4-5 identical pieces of wrecked equipment. Well, you've done the same with planets. About the only positive change in 1.0 as regards terrain generation has been how pretty some of the planets and biomes are, the painfully saturated neon hues excepted, even if their fixed colour palettes get stale fairly quickly. Revert the resource deposit sizes and planetary disitribution to what it was in SEA and you'll be doing a-okay in my book. Which is something a good few weeks of honest playtesting would've told you - the new easymode, infinite resource world gen doesn't work and doesn't make for interesting gameplay. It is worse than what it replaced. I'm sorry if this comes across as scathing or abusive, but it is beyond frustrating to see game developers do the ol' three steps forward, four steps back dance when they had it right before trying to fix what wasn't broken. Make something good and stick to it vs. changing everything around for the worse simply to keep busy.
  9. Mario Tabanera

    Where the iron did go??

    Hi all!! I playing on XB1 and have 2 savegames. One on co-op and the other solo. Well. I can't find iron. I descend coves to the hell and nothing.... only zinc and aluminium. Where can I find this??? Thanks ^^ Answers in spanish too are welcome Have a nice planet!!!!
  10. Rebelord

    Temples

    Okay so in the e3 video we see some crazy lookin structure but i was recently inspired by it. Okay so what if there were temples you could find with traps and weird plants (that try to kill you of course) and at the end you can find valuable resources or a pod perfect for researching. Also noise machines could be added that you can throw to trigger traps or distract the plants
  11. GoldenOuroboros

    Planet Shapes

    Watched the EVGA stream today and that just made something click, will it possible to discover randomly shaped planets, one of the reasons I like Astroneer is the quirky randomness you can discover, though currently if you travel out in to the galaxy it's fairly normal. Would be interesting if you can stumble across square shaped worlds, torus or even a flat ring where you walk around the inside.
  12. Not much else to it. I found a small golden satellite that looks like the one that went to take pictures of pluto, and It had a research pod on it. nothing else sadly. also my thruster despawned off of my truck. weird.
  13. DarkPhosphorus

    I Had a Dream About this Game

    OK first of all, I had been playing a completely different game day in and day out, away from Astroneer, waiting for some nice update. One morning I had a dream before I woke up where I was walking along some astroneer-like landscape. Here are the differences, and why those differences would make this a better game. Atmosphere, Resources, Landscape Texture. The atmosphere of the planet in my dream was a more natural one, which brings me to the suggestion that the atmosphere on some planets is made a bit denser. The texture of the landscape and the first person view really gave me a sense of scale and made it feel more realistic, like I really was on an alien planet. On this planet in my dream, I looked around, seeing resources/ores that looked more natural, like the ore of some rare earth metal, not in its crystal form. The ores or soil bound resources were smaller, more random patches and uneven natural shapes. What I am saying is that there should be more visible colors and detail that make every patch of land unique and have its own mysteries. This would eliminate the repetitive "Everywhere all the same" feel to the planets. In a future update, I suggest adding to the natural formations and scale for resources. A patch of resin or compound would be smaller, and have a yield that compares the size of the resource obtained. In minecraft, you could explore the landscape for hours, and since the natural formation varies a lot with the variety of biomes, exploring can be more visually rewarding. Certain types of biomes are more abundant with certain resources. In a way, this game already accomplishes that, where a "biome" is defined by the planet, but they lack key visual details that add the exploration feel of varying lands. What really makes this game fun is the feel that everywhere I go, I find something new, something different and unique. Where I could play for hours and hours and never get bored until I have seen everything.
  14. theastonmartin

    Object building system

    This is a bit of a strange concept, but what if there was a building system involving placing objects to be static, as well as a system or a tool that let you research natural objects (such as those big yellow pillars) and print them as a base material?
  15. DrGo0fy

    Drones

    It could be interesting if there was a floating or flying drone the player could remotely control from a limited distance that would fly and let them see over obstacles like mountains or down in caves. It could use basic fuel like hydrazine or power. I think this would also make exploring tough terrain more efficient and give people a nice birds-eye view of an area.
  16. pionaiki

    HOVERCRAFTS

    Hovercraft - new vehicle They could fly at about 1 astroneer hight. They could be very fast but slide on turns. (drift) They should rather be for exploration or fast journeys between the bases. They should slow down, if too much cargo is onboard They shurely should to be resistant to small and medium holes I think that there could be two versions: -small - two fans (or some sci-fi things) and 4 dots (for example 1 seat and 1 unknown) -medium - four fans and 6 to 8 dots Maybe seats should be builded in for more aerodynamic look (the oryginal seats are massive) If you like the idea, share comments and give more ideas!!!
  17. What if, tethers had some kind of flow inside from the source. I mean some kind of darken areas could travel inside from the source of the oxygen (from base, through branchings to the player), preventing getting lost.
  18. It is an idea for future versions. You could make some kind of small air vehicle so that once you reach a certain level of development in the game it will be easier to move without having to use the cars / trucks. I attached an image of an idea that would look good
  19. Ok, I really, really, love Astroneer. This game scratches nearly every itch I have in gaming. It's diverse, open, easy to play in short spurts or in long sessions. The art is charmingly simple yet also breathtakingly beautiful. The game mechanics are great and maturing rapidly. I enjoy watching it develop and the dev group is great - transparent and approachable. However, there's one thing that I'm starving for in this game. I know you've heard this a hundred times, and I'm sure you are already working on it, but please keep reading and let me make my case for what I need and what I think others want, in hopes that it will guide your development. The game needs a past - a sense of the undiscovered, or rediscovered. It's in the game already, but it's starving for more. I can't forget the first time I discovered a deep green cave - a foggy, mysterious place, inhabited by a zebra ball, two dead astroneers, and three satellite objects that were inexplicably underground. I was stunned. The game immediately ratcheted up in excitement and intensity. What wonders or horrors lurked in this cyclopean underworld? The first time I found one of those long, spiraling, green, dead end tunnels, there was a sense of excitement - "How deep does this go... do I have enough oxygen?" I found a resource chest at the bottom, and I was sure it was going to yield some great reward. It gave me one compound... but there was still that spark. The wrecks, at least the first few, did this for me as well. However, the game has precious few of these little mysteries. I recently re-read "At the Mountains of Madness" and I was thrilled again at the thought of discovering some ancient ruin of a far advanced civilization. Robert Howard's Kull the Conqueror and Solomon Kane also feature encounters with long-forgotten ruins, both advanced and primitive, and not all unoccupied. Part of the reason I love the Lord of the Rings is because it's steeped in fallen ruins and hints of past eons. Blade Runner 2049 revels in the ruins of our modern cities. I remember playing the original Far Cry back in 2004. I explored every nook and cranny of that game, and I clearly remember the excitement of finding a downed WWII era Japanese warplane rusting in the jungle. There wasn't anything to it, it was just there, off the beaten path where players really weren't expected to go. In the hype for the anniversary update, I saw a dev post a picture of the sphinx. The game is begging for this. It needs the roots of a forgotten past. They don't even need explanation - we can make that up for ourselves. I like crafting and building, but most of all I like exploring and being rewarded for it, and I'll put up with a lot of bugs and broken mechanics if I just have this. I hope you are all nodding your heads and thinking, "Yes, we have already begun planning this." Thanks for everything! -Tom (Janos on Discord)
  20. Summary: 0.5.0.0 - Steam - Other End of Rover has been Eaten by the Terrain Description: I just parked the rover for awhile coz I'm scavenging the wreckage nearby. And later on the terrain just eat the other end of the rover, when i tried to flip it (Press TAB) the Rover Train just went up high and then disappear and I can't find it nowhere, and I died due to the suffocation because the Rover is gone. Platform: Steam Windows 10 PC Version / Build Number: 0.5.0.0 Specifications: OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 | v. 1703 | Build 15063.786 CPU: Intel i3 4160 3.60GHz GPU: Radeon R7 260X 2GB DDR5 RAM: 2x Micron 4GB DDR4 1600Hz | 1x Transcend 4GB DDR4 1600Hz Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM010-2EP102 1TB
  21. I would really like to see road building as a thing. Maybe have a researched attachment in front of the vehicle, that flattens terrain. Being able to create a network of smooth roads would open up exploration hugely, as well being a lot of fun in itself.
  22. Jonathan Rogers

    Drones

    In the game, drones would be very useful as of exploration of planets, we want to be able just to fly are self into unlimited place on all planets.
  23. austinhayducky

    A "small" list of ideas

    This is a shortened list of ideas I've had for Astroneer (the original list was twice as large). If anyone wants to hear an explanation or my thought process, ask about a specific idea in the list. [Gameplay concepts] Craftable thrusters Solar array repair/crafting Organic pyrolysis for coal Rockets use oxygen/nitrous Tanks used for all liquids and gases "Oxygen" item replaced with ice Limited base oxygen Repair/repurposing of satellites [Base modules] Item retriever (pulls items from around base, arrow-based selection) Module upgrades (speed, secondary product, etc.) Storage/warehouse module (high/expandable capacity) Water condenser Growbed (slowly grows organic) High capacity trade platform (paired slots, counts items in storages) Greenhouse (slowly produces oxygen) Large vehicle bay (can print and connect to 2 vehicles) [Resources] (placed on separate planets to promote exploration) Emerald (terran + tundra) (refine for vanadium) Nickel ore (radiated + barren) Bismuth ore (tundra + arid) Tellurium (radiated + tundra) Ruthenium (exotic + barren) Rhenium (exotic + arid) Fluorite (terran + radiated) [Vehicles] Throttle valves for thruster Vehicle upgrades -efficiency -suspension (nickel) -transmission (iron) -gyro -regenerative braking (copper) -boost -connected vehicle drive -glider (aluminum) [Items/objects] Camera drones -1 slot Rebreather (reduces oxygen consumption) RTG module from New Horizons satellite Semiconductors (used for geothermal, water condenser, etc.) Nickel-Ruthenium/rhenium alloy (used for thrusters) -2 slot Retractable winch Spire siphons (for all 4 current resource spires) Stackable batteries (if not stackable, then at least make batteries have 2 slots on top that accept anything other than batteries) Capacitor bank (a large battery with 1/2 storage and 2x charge/discharge rate) -1,2, and 4 slot Stirling engine (1.25x fuel efficiency, accepts all fuels) 1 slot: 1.5 bar/sec 2 slot: 3 bar/sec 4 slot: 5 bar/sec -Tank fluids Water (I know it's already been suggested and assets are partially implemented in the game) Methanol and methylhydrazine (more stable than hydrazine, unless nitrous explodes nearby too) Nitrous oxide (oxidizer) CO2 Acetylene (also reactive to explosions) Chlorine trifluoride (yes, the infamous "nope" chemical that burns glass) -Secondary products Slag (from refining metals) Water (from hydrazine production) (the Raschig process produces water as a byproduct)
  24. GeneralClayman

    Blueprint drop locations

    Are some research items only unlockable if you go to another planet and research ''rare'' blocks? I spent alot of time hunting the Dynamite blueprint and after 10h i finally unlocked it on the icey planet [I forgot its name]. I also went to other planets and started farming research blocks to research them in a huge amount at once. I got the idea that you can only unlock all blueprints if you go to every single planet and farm about 100 research blocks with the chance of atleast 1 new blueprint. I am now spending my time farming aluminum and hydrazine to ''nuke'' the moon while waiting for the new update. So my question to the players here: Have you been doing the same thing / having the same problem? I'd like to have some confirmation before I start a new save and needing to waste 15+h of farming research items. I only had to go to the caves once to get the materials for the truck and the machines. The research items literally dropped me enough to stay on the surface the entire 15h of playtime. -Not a native english speaker n' thank you for reading.
  25. So as I was wandering around in Astroneer, y'know as you do, I thought to myself, "Hey, what if I had to deal with problems on each planet?" The idea sprung on me while I was booting up a new game and rushing instantly to a Radiated planet. Environmental Hazards I know that we have sandstorms, or whatever it is you'd like to call them, but what if there were more hazards or detrimental weather? Perhaps they vary from planet to planet, for instance on the moon you'd have meteorites, on an exotic planet you'd have maybe a swarm of carnivorous space wasps or something of the sort. I'm starting off light because I'm unsure of the limitations of the engine. This could really be taken in any direction, maybe even player triggered hazards or preventable disasters like volcanoes or earthquakes, But I think the idea of biome specific hazards is good food for thought. Events When I think of events I mean like these satellites (Or space stations if you've read my other post over Here) crashing on a planet from outer space. Maybe large asteroids with rarer materials or such? Or a even rarer alien clump of debris from 'something' that has a unique research module. The idea of this would give each planet a lot more of an organic feeling with things that can just 'happen' from nothing. Maybe, and this ties in with Environmental Hazards, what about a world destruction event? Massive earthquakes or volcanoes destroying a planet, over time forming an asteroid belt? Of course this is just an idea, we could always just have a few small moon sized asteroids floating about in this belt we could visit. I just really like the idea of asteroid mining. Derelict Alien Structures I've been dwelling on this idea for some time if I'm honest, but I've thought about ancient alien ruins or destroyed technology from a long lost age. From something simple and small like an independent functional refinery or solar array or if you want real big stuck, destroyed planetary structures, I'm talking broken pieces of a Ringworld floating in orbit of a planet, or a half constructed Dyson sphere or something of the like. Interstellar Travel/Wormhole Travel Now this is just a wild idea that I spitballed with a little bit but what if you found one of these structures that provided co-ordinates to a 'Wormhole gate' or something of the like to provide travel to a fresh system, a 1 way trip to a fresh system. This could easily be tied-in with some ideas from Derelict alien structures. Think of it almost like a NG+ mode, you keep research, and whatever small supplies you take with you along with your ship. I can't think of any kind of incentive of going into this 'NG+' mode or somesuch, but feel free to throw together ideas for incentive to travel to another system aside from if you blew up one of the planets from drilling into the core or something, or the sun exploding. Who knows. As always fellow Astrodudes, feedback is appreciated! Edit: Spelling<