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  1. Hi, my idea is to make a separated mode named the "Survival mode", where we would have hunger and thirst. Water could be found on the leaves of the big trees and you could drink it straight or pick it up to a separate container named the "Water container". The container would be like a normal dirt container, but would store water, which you can drink. And there also could be a machine that would produce water over time, like a fuel condenser. Food could be made by a special new module that would make food rations from maybe organic stuff? A player could also pick these rations up to take them for exploring. Also a farm could be added, where you would plant crops and when they grow up, you can pick them up and get a straight food ration to the equipment. Farms would also need water to work. When starting a new world, the modules would be in the starter pack. I would love to see that mode in the game. I think it will attract many more players, the casual ones, who just like exploring and building, and the players who like an extra spice to the game. Thank you for reading!
  2. I think all of the people that think that drinking water and food should be added are not thinking straight. Water can be added, but not for drinking. The point of astroneer is to explore and progress in space, not get mad at yourself for not taking enough water and food on a trip.
  3. Add a various amount of different creatures to the game from which you can harvest food and resources from adding new survival elements to the game by needing to eat and drink also add farming to the mix giving that same outcome but to also grow certain resources so they never will run out maybe having some seeds only obtainable on some planets maybe some creature will attack your base so you'll need to add defensive weapons to protect the player and there base.
  4. Stuff in Space is kinda hard to do without a few things. Food, Water and Sleep are all important(in the real world). I think these could be added as a sort of "hard mode". Food So you're kinda hungry and the nearest seven eleven is pretty far away. What can you do? Build yourself a greenhouse! its another base piece but it can be used to make food(no seeds or micromanagement needed, just the building, powered of course). Possibly might consume canisters of water and soil for increased production. It fills up a canister of food which can last maybe a week or two and is consumed over time as it is on you.(the suit automatically feeds u as needed, it sucks it up through the canister connection and tubes it straight to your mouth) Water Need something to drink too. How do u get water on a barren planet that has no bodies of water? An atmospheric condenser! It sucks hydrogen and oxygen out of the air and combines it into water which it outputs into canisters. (could make it come with a couple canisters in case u don't have that yet) Its another building, it just requires power. Or there can be another version that takes water from soil using the mineral extractor. Atmospheric condenser may also have a smaller shoulder or backpack mount version that produces a bit of water(into a canister with water in it already). The suit auto feeds the water as needed over time from the connection on the backpack. A canister of Water could last like a week also. Sleep Middle of the night and just want the sun to come up?(single player) Why not take a snooze in the Stasis chamber? Want to wait it out until there is more food and water produced by your modules? Just wait in the stasis chamber(you don't need food while in stasis). Can also be used to speed research.(input time in stasis, or until morning buttons).(there is no actual interior cell in the stasis chamber. Its basically shaped like a curvy high tech coffin just the size u can lay down in for sleeping(maybe a glass lid if u wanna get fancy). You can tab into or out of it like entering a vehicle. It could possibly work on multi player if all the people are sleeping at once and they click sleep until morning or group stasis(host decides time). Its a permanent attachment to the base(not very mobile). Its also a good place to wait out a hostile storm.
  5. Satellites Satellites allow you to collect solar power from space, collect data (Research / Bytes), and make a Network. Command Module Allows you to connect with your satellite (Network connection needed) Networks Allows transfer of items and data from one connection to another. Can be wired or wireless. Crafting needs Power, Aluminum, Copper, Lithium, and/or Titanium. Uses 1 unit of power for every 4 wired items moved 1 length. One length is the max distance of tethers. Wireless requires Satellite. Different channels allow different things to be connected 2 or 4 channels / satellite. Mods Allow players to make mods in the game. Pretty self explanatory. Hosting System Era Official Server Hosting. 24/7 multiplayer servers allow for faster Research Acid Rain Must dig underground to survive. Sitting in a seat will still slowly kill the player. Backpack Storage (Small Storage) Takes up 2 Slots and gives 4 Slots of storage. Can be applied on a rover, platform, or backpack. Liquids Water on earth. Must drink water to survive. Water can all be found in ice, looking similar to the oxygen pellets in the ground. Food Find food in plants (where organic is), or make a farm. Must eat to survive. Aliens / NPCs Have Factions / NPCs that are like Players. They carry items, you can give/take (trading), have their own habitats, and you can kill them with weapons (once and if added to the game )
  6. @SES_joe I have some questions about the futur of this game about the survival features : will we have some kinda of food/water/oxygen to survive ? Because this is a survival game, and the first thing we need to survive is oxygen/food and water... Btw great game, continue the good work, I bought it day1 and I love how you are making this game. 5*
  7. How about a food update, Growing our own food. A new Green Meter right above oxygen (or elsewhere) showing hunger. Grow them in dome like pods that take up as much space as a Small Storage or maybe a bigger dome that takes up as much space as the Big Storage. And maybe a new food processing machine and a machine to create water out of certain materials for the plants. the domes can have small slots to put on water canisters. And readied food can be carried around in a container of some sort taking up one backpack slot or a bigger storage for trucks (maybe as big as the huge battery) .
  8. 1: Tranquillisers (for when hostile lifeforms arrive) When hostile plants and animals arrives it'd be nice to be able to develop some defence against it, however it'd be a shame if the game suddenly fell into the depths of a violent bloodbath, the goal after all is to explore the cosmos and discover new life, not end it... What I think would be a nice solution therefore, would be able to use some sort of tranquilliser or stun device similar to perhaps what a modern day park ranger may use to stop an animal causing any harm. It could however take any number of forms, it could be some sort of device reminiscent of a gun or some form of gas which is emitted to temporarily put the animal to sleep. 2: Hydroponics System (for when hunger is added...) Hydroponics is a rather efficient way to produce food, and it'd be quite a nice module for farming to use. I'd love to drive along the cucumber delivery truck across the surface of Kepler 68B. It's perhaps the most simple of the suggestions. It'd be quite nice to be able to gather vegetation from the surface of the planet to be able to grow in hydroponics as well, it'd add the interesting challenge of finding the most nutritious vegetable on the planet and make vegetation a bit more then just decoration. It might also add a bit more motivation to actually explore 3: Genetics Related Stuff Astroneer is set a bit in the future, so it seems pretty reasonable to assume science in the field of genetics would've improved. It'd be nice to be able to see which family each species of plant or animal ends up in if a wide array of them are added. Tied in with suggestion 2, it'd be quite nice to be able to use a lab module or such to cross breed plants to create ones which are better at producing food, or perhaps achieving the same in an incredibly simplified genetic modification interface... 4: Natural Resources Related Stuff Essentially, a bit more development with natural resources. This could be in quite a few forms, it could be the ability to discover deep oil reserves in the planet via a scanner to be able to use for producing some things out of plastic. Alternatively it could be a very basic little wind system, so that wind turbines are better in some places which would experience wind. I'd then feel motivation to really think about where I setup my additional bases. 5: Mapping System This has undoubtedly been suggested numerous times on this forum in varying ways, but I felt like bringing my view on it to this post too. It'd be nice to have a very basic mapping system, perhaps via a little attachment to your backpack / vehicle which scans the surrounding area. You could open it up, and via colouring would show you the height of the terrain, it'd show your base camp if you have it via a little graphic. You could put on a few various styles of marker onto the map, and it'd show where you are and which way your facing (as well as perhaps where your teammates are?). Then, via some buttons you could turn on/off a few different extra features like a modern GIS map would use. You could then display any discovered energy or oxygen resource fields which haven't been depleted and any recharging oxygen or energy points. The map then may end up looking something a bit like the image below... 6: Water/Liquids This is the general suggestion, and simply put, I'd love to be able to see oceans and rivers across the planets, be it methane ones or our precious dihydrogen monoxide. It'd be lovely to watch the winged pluto cows grazing next to a rushing stream. It'd just add a bit more of an interesting atmosphere.