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Hi Team!!

Although beacons are the number 1 way not to get lost I would like to suggest another concept for explorers, landmarks. This is a low priority request but I feel from a design point of view would make the game look far more amazing and also allow players to explore with less chance of getting lost (which is damn easy to do!). I thought the new alien artifacts would do this but they're all the same. Even if you don't go by my idea you could change the look or colours of the various alien buildings instead. I found seeing multiple alien buildings while exploring actually disorientated me somewhat leading to getting lost. Quite the opposite of what  was expecting.

Create large objects or rare land formations spread across a planet. These can be very spread out and allow players to judge their position without the need of beacons or at least, not as many. 

  • Crazy steep mountain formation.
  • Crashed alien ship.
  • Giant crystal formation.
  • Huge plant type structure or tree (life tree from Avatar for example)
  • Floating strange object high in the sky.
  • Volcano or similar structure with smoke, lava or some weird goop coming out of it.

etc etc.

Sometimes these landmarks dont need to be high. They could be a giant weird hole in the ground with glow stones or weird asteroid sitting in a crater. You could also add rare minerals to these areas if you wish. 

Landmarks could also be very interesting places to build a base!

Overall, something that stands out so a player can somewhat understand where they are from their base. Beacons or no beacons. :) 

Cheers team, keep up the amazing work. The new v.1 is amazing.

Edited by Mark the Space Engineer ;)
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