Midnitewolfy

Assorted bugs I've experience with 2 friends

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Hello! Firstly i wanna say I love astroneer. I played it a tremendous amount during the beta, but around the official release I took a long break from just about all games for a while. Recently I've taken it up again with 2 friends, just the 3 of us, and while the game is SIGNIFICANTLY better than it was before, we're still tormented by lots of bugs that really affect the gameplay. I'll list just a few of them here. I think the biggest feature the game really needs is a type of "refresh" button somewhere in the menu to totally reload the environment without logging out, maybe it can trigger a reset for all active players too. Here are the bugs:

Sometimes in a cave, we see different versions of the cave at the same time. When i'm in a cave, i'll see a path leading down into a deeper part but my friends dont see the opening, instead they see me running down into the ground. If i go down too far and try to come back up, earth will have tried to replace the opening i walked through, big splotchy jagged pieces like weird snow will cave me in. 

Way too often than desired, one of us will be unable to change the landscape, having our changes immediately reverted when releasing the mouse button. Personally I can't *ever* seem to clean up floating pieces of earth that block the path of a cave, after i remove a few stones and floating pieces, they just pop back up again. This is a huge problem when i'm trying to get a vehicle into the area but the pieces are blocking me in. 

Sometimes at our main base, the objects and structures will just randomly glitch out, where a shredder will pop up and fly away to the north (or any direction) but my friends still see it in the previous location, however, i see it somewhere else, and we can both interact with the machine in our own unique instances somehow. 

If we ever get seperated by some distance, and i try to go meet up with my friend, i'll see parts of his body and items left along the path, a floating terrain machine, some resin, a compound, as if they were removed from his body and kept floating in the air. When we meet up again, those body parts will be replaced by other random materials, like a tire, some aluminum or something else. If you dont reset the game, they will grow huge or shrink tiny, so my friend will have a piece of Organic instead of a terrain tool and its the size of a habitat. 

When we're together in a base, the machinery will glitch sometimes. If i'm trying to use the soil diffuser to make organic, the machine may spin and then instead of presenting the items to me, upright, so i can remove each piece, they stay stuck down inside the machine. My friends can remove them, but i am unable to see it happen, and the machine is permanently inaccessible to me.

 

These are just some of the glitches i've experienced, in only a few days of playing it so far.

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Terrain desync between the host and clients is the first bug listed in the Known Issues list on the Development Roadmap.  Hopefully we'll see it get addressed soon.  Clients seeing other players as a giant resource, seeing floating Terrain Tools, and floating resources that are actually on someone else's backpack/terrain tool are all also a pretty common bugs, although those are not listed on the Roadmap, I know the devs have asked about some of these issues on their Discord server.  

Does the 3rd player/client also see the things you see? 

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3 hours ago, Gina said:

Terrain desync between the host and clients is the first bug listed in the Known Issues list on the Development Roadmap.  Hopefully we'll see it get addressed soon.  Clients seeing other players as a giant resource, seeing floating Terrain Tools, and floating resources that are actually on someone else's backpack/terrain tool are all also a pretty common bugs, although those are not listed on the Roadmap, I know the devs have asked about some of these issues on their Discord server.  

Does the 3rd player/client also see the things you see? 

Usually no but they will have their own unique view of bugginess

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I think it has something to do with players leaving your area and sometimes not all of their stuff disappears with them when they expect the loading range. At my base where I spent lots of time house keeping there was a specific point on the road loading away to a far cave where both my friends would leave behind all these items. Yesterday, one friend even left behind their whole headless body... It was like a horror moment of seeing the silhouette of what looked like slenderman there and when I got close enough to make out what it was, the body zipped into the sky and then down into the ground and vanished, probably returning to my friend. 

Another bug we had was that one friend left the planet to gather gasses, and I was deep in a cave. When I came out to our base I saw scattered pieces around; a large storage, some packaged machines. I thought they fell off their platforms so I tried to pick them up. Immediately my friend in space was screaming because his large storage glitched and broke free of his ship and vanished as well as other items I touched. It was really troublesome -.-

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