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  1. Big Wheels on Rovers A lot of times, I find myself trying to drive my rover, and getting stuck on really silly things... like a small bush with one small resource node on it. And I mean *completely* stuck; having to get out and dig the thing up in order to move. If you added in the ability to research Big Tires for the rovers that would lift it so it wasn't so low to the ground, most things could be much more easily driven over. This would add a cost of 1 Rubber to the medium and 2 Rubber to the large rover, and elevate them maybe an inch or so; just enough to lift them over obstacles lik
  2. 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
  3. My idea behind this is to have a tier system for better and better GPS systems for each planet that involve launching satellites on rockets like the trade platform and the exo request platform. Tier 1: 4,000 bytes, Aluminium, Glass. Medium. Gives you a very simple and laggy GPS system with a 2D plain showing beacons and colored areas to show the general area of resources on the surface. Tier 2: 6,000 Bytes, Titanium, Aluminium Alloy, Glass. Large. Gives you more detailed and smoother GPS system with a 2D plain that has contour lines to show land height and depth. It also shows symbol
  4. Players often get lost after traveling to the North or South pole, or away from their base if the beacon/waypoint is eclipsed by the horizon. This is made worse when player's compass begins to rotate wildly once you arrive at either pole. I would love an option to either enable a 3-axis compass in settings, or craft a compass upgrade. This would allow players to look at the orientation of all axis's and choose to run towards any of the 6 nodes on a 3-axis compass. The 3D hologram of the planet would track/orient itself as the player runs around the planet. This could replace the original compa
  5. I played this game for long time ago and my only real complaint is the beacons cant be see very far away. I think home beacon at least should be seen no matter where your at on the planet. Regardless how many you have. Because its extremely frustrating when you get lost on a planet and circle around the planet a few times before you can find your base if you can. I play multiplayer with two other people and all three of has gotten lost. Be able to see beacons no matter where was apart of the game once upon a time why was it removed?
  6. I always get lost on the planets, and I find it very confusing to navigate using the compass ... it's not just confusion (The Compass is broken) I've checked it right now, since I've been looking for a damn tractor for quite some time. What has been my test to see that the compass does not work well? I have reached a "Node" (Node - Surface elevation 4, Planet: Sylva) I have placed a few steps from its center, now I show the compass, what happens is that by moving between the cardinal points, the witch points north, in all of them. I would understand that the compass wou
  7. When that whole NASA thing came out, we had a method of locating the satellites. How in the world the Devs have not utilized this for either home base relocation or body relocation or something else is beyond me. I don't know how much time I've wasted just trying to relocate my base or dead body. Use the same device that tracks the signal to at least give you an idea of which direction to go. The whole beacon in the sky thing is painfully limited.
  8. I was thinking how great the paver is because it now enables us to mine resources with large rovers but then i thought that without tethers, we will surely get lost. I am suggesting some kind of "Glow Stick deployer" where you could stick it at the back of the rover, and it automatically deploys glow sticks every few meters. This could be interpreted in two ways imo: 1st version: T3, has an internal storage, uses power 1st version: T2, no internal storage, doesn't use power
  9. Hi. This is a quite complex idea for some new technologies in the game and the way they can work and improve the experience. I understand that what I have written is enough for a whole new update, but why not? Satellites I believe satellites should have slots for sensors and for other devices, so they could be customised for our needs. They need to be powered by solar energy and have a built-in battery. Now, a perfectly working satellite with enough power would update sensor information every 5 minutes. But the further from the sun, this time would obviously be longer.
  10. Okay so, you're going out to find scrap and you've been travelling for some time now and have no clue where your base is.Here's my idea : Packable landing pad • Printed from: Medium Printer • Resource Cost: 1 Ceramic, 1 Aluminium, 1 copper • Byte Cost: 1,250 Description: A landing pad that can be packaged into a T2 package like the field shelter Packable, round trip spaceship • Printed from: Large Printer • Resource Cost: 3 Aluminium, 1 Ammonium • Byte Cost: 2,500 Description: This is a tiny spaceship with no space whatsoever, has an integrated
  11. Navigation is a pet peeve of mine - I'd like to see a compass on the HUD permanently in view at the top of the screen as in other games - with p.o.i.'s marked at their appropriate bearings - at least - things you've already discovered, like gateways, base, beacons etc.Also - a map of some kind would be nice, to help orient yourself - one that expands as you uncover/discover your surroundings. A map that either automatically adds POI's or one where you can set markers for things of interest - like an iron deposit, or underground cave entrance of note etc. The compass you have at the moment is a
  12. At the moment, if I get lost, the search for my base can be described as agony.
  13. Given that transport often falls underground, this is a very good idea. And in general, for navigation it is not bad.
  14. At the moment, markers of beacons often overlap with clouds. Because of this, the last time I could not find a base for 2 hours.
  15. It would be nice to add a map of the planet, for example, as a small module which, when installed on the ground, would project a holographic map of the planet.
  16. Please bring vehicle beacons back. It's baffling why these were removed, but they make it significantly easier to find your rover again if you happen to get separated from it. Possibly due to bugs, as happened to me a few times. Die in the middle of nowhere, spawn back at base. Well crap, where's my rover? Too bad it doesn't have a built in beacon like it used to. Well, maybe it should. That was a good idea I wish you hadn't discarded for some reason.
  17. I have an idea for a logical beacon system that is actually based off of something System Era has already done. When you first start off a game you are given an examinable Landing Pad as shown below: Then, when you go away, the text disappears but the icon remains as shown below: Every object with a tag has a beacon similar to this. It can be toggled by holding B while it is selected. This is also similar to the tags in No Man's Sky. My new system also allows for finding your base, even when halfway around the planet. Please let me know what you think.
  18. One simple suggestion. Please add a map. So very easy to get lost....
  19. Idea: 1. Make a mini map, BUT make Repeaters that must be places insight of you, and it insight of the base. Makes player climb Mountains to place these Repeaters. 1a) If it were me, I would just take your Asset for the Small Solar, and change out some color, and put a huge (8ft) antenna whip out the middle. Let it run on its own, no platform, no power, it just works. You could make it go out if there is a storm by it or by the player. OR 2. Or can you make the Beacons more customizable so I can drop "Bread Crumbs" as I walk away from the base. Like let the Player choo
  20. As of now, the compass is difficult to use, making navigation difficult and leading to players, myself included, getting lost. The simplest way I see to resolve this situation is to add an option in the menu to toggle the compass on continuously, so that the player can be constantly aware of their bearing. It would also be helpful to make the compass visible while driving, such as by making it appear below the rovers as it does below the player. This seems to me as a relatively simple option to help players keep their bearings while exploring.
  21. I like Astroneer's minimalist UI, and I have a suggestion for increasing beacon usefulness without adding to the existing UI paradigm. When you place a beacon, you assign it a name or number (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc). This is done by tabbing through with the use command (E or ALT-click on ground, etc.). When you've cycled through to the identifier you want, stop: That becomes the beacon's unique identifier. You could still use colors, or color combinations, but that might limit the number of beacons... which could be OK, if that's desired limitation. To use the beacons, you would
  22. During my wander through planet terrain i was thinking about navigation. Than i read few posts regarding maps and GPS. Due to you are alone on distant planet there is no map and you are not able to develop global positioning system but you have simple beacons. The idea is to combine compass with beacons. Allow compass to show destination to beacons. Not all at the same time but to a group of "green beacons" (limit to one color at a time, be able to chose group in compass menu). This would allow to group your waypoints in player style (show your vehicles, home base or important places
  23. Please, add MAP. So, it's too difficult to find out the main base of you drive a rover far away.
  24. Hello; I am new to this forum, actually i am new to forums. I don't usually take place in a games development but hack! I love this game. I only have 20+ game hours, so instead of making a suggestion on navigation I would first like to ask people about my problem maybe i am missing something after all Navigating in caves Sometimes (almost always) I dig through a cave in almost 10 - 15 entrances. The bad thing about is that I get lost a lot in those caves and forgetting which thether was leading me to the exit where i left my vehicles. (Thethers everywhere!) Is there a
  25. Hi Everyone, Any of you ever get frustrated by getting lost during exploration? Get turned around in that cave, come out a different entrance and never see your base again? Well suffer no further! Here is a [near] foolproof method of GLOBAL navigation, tried, tested and verified: The Beacon Meridian Method. Fig 1. The Beacon Meridian Method of global navigation. Step 1: Make beacons. For example, you will eventually need about 10-14 depending on terrain for Terran. Step 2: Drive North from your base, dropping beacons as you go (see Fig 1, second pane