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ASTROpack: advanced backpack!

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good time of the day, all :)

Anyone feels like it is time for upgrading a backpack?

Here is an idea: after researching all small items we are normally carrying with us to make the life better - canister, oxygen tank, small battery, small wind/solar generators and worklight - advanced research for backpack upgrade will unlock: Astropack!

Astropack will have bigger oxygen tank, more powerful energy accumulators, soil tank, embedded wind and solar generators and a LED strip light on a perimeter to provide lighting. Maybe another pair of auxiliary slots. It will require all resources needed to build all that, will be printed on the small printer and can be replaced from the ground like in the tutorial. Maybe it will also have little bit more futuristic look :)

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NGL it would be absolutely amazing to have the option to make a built-in canister in the backpack, instead of just wasting a space on something so basic.

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ok I see not very popular that idea.

How about instead of researching these small items like small oxygen tank (which is useful only in backpack) we would have researches for backpack upgrades? Like... +1 oxygen volume or +1 small attachable soil tank - craft it in a backpack to receive something like small exo dynamics research item then use it and it will just install itself into backpack making it better.

I really really need more backpack storage u see :) running out of space there.

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5 hours ago, Mio said:

ok I see not very popular that idea.

How about instead of researching these small items like small oxygen tank (which is useful only in backpack) we would have researches for backpack upgrades? Like... +1 oxygen volume or +1 small attachable soil tank - craft it in a backpack to receive something like small exo dynamics research item then use it and it will just install itself into backpack making it better.

I really really need more backpack storage u see :) running out of space there.

True, instead putting these oxygen tank, batteries and soil canister as separate ones we should have an option to combine them with the backpack, nice idea, +1.

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I have a rather different, almost a completely opposite take on this.  It's an upgraded version of the backpack you can buy and craft.

  • No built in Oxygen Tank.
  • No built in battery.
  • Instead, there are 4 Auxiliary slots instead of 2 where the O2 tank was.
  • The battery is also replaced with 4 regular slots.

I haven't quite sorted out is how players using a controller would interact with 4 Aux slots.  Those controls would definitely be more manageable on PC.  With jetpacks out now, I just really want more space on top of my backpack.  Perhaps keep just 2 Aux and have some standard ones on top, idk.  I just want my light and 2 jetpacks on top, tbh.  lol.

Anyway, you would use small batteries and small O2 tanks for power and oxygen storage, stay tethered, or use a Portable Oxygenator, whatever you want.  That's  your problem with your slightly more spacious and customizable backpack.  If you die you respawn with a standard backpack, and recover the upgrade or make a new one. 

It would also be nice to scrap crafted backpacks.  TBH, I'd like to scrap all backpacks, but I see how it could be exploited with players dying again and again just so they can scrap their luggage.  Maybe if we got 1 freebie that's recoverable/replaceable when we start, and then all others are crafted out of a universal resource.  That'd be a fun challenge.

Your idea leads me to want an upgradeable Terrain Tool with built in soil storage, though.  Maybe a little battery too, something along the lines of what the Buggy has.

Good ideas, Mio!  I really like the idea of researching additional upgrades.  I have far more bytes than I have things to do with them.

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I'm  a little different than all ya'll!
I'm thinking the backpack upgrade should be:
The Mule Backpack: 
When we open this backpack, a tri-fold (copy) opens up. So instead of 8 standard backpack slots there would be 24.
The "Siamese Twin" Backpack:
In MP, select your "Siamese Twin" (someone with this same backpack) and be instantly transported to his/her side!
The "Poison" Backpack:
When in use this backpack allows the user to survive all poisonous plant attacks! And, and a new Hair Band Music Pack!
The "Blast-Off" Backpack:
When used in combination with "BootPacks" it allows us to attach the jetpacks to our boots! Freeing up backpack space and allowing lights! The fuel canisters would remain in the backpack and would need a tube to carry the fuel to the jetpacks!
The "LED" Backpack:
When used in combination with the "Light Packs" boot upgrade, with every step one takes the boots and the backpack light up and when combined with glowsticks a little bit of glowstick goo is dropped   
The "?" Backpack:


Ok, I'm trying to come up with 8 different ones, one for each player in a MP game! 
What backpack ideas would you like to see in MP games? 
Speak now or forever hold your peace! ✌️ Piece! 👮‍♂️

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1 hour ago, The Touch of Grey Gamer said:

The "Siamese Twin" Backpack:
In MP, select your "Siamese Twin" (someone with this same backpack) and be instantly transported to his/her side!
The "Poison" Backpack:
When in use this backpack allows the user to survive all poisonous plant attacks! And, and a new Hair Band Music Pack!
 

The ones you have mentioned fit better for suits, yes again suit specialisations, especially the "poison" backpack and the "twin" backpack, +1.

Edited by TMarcher74

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I like this idea. It would be great to have player upgrades. What if there was a printable building/module that the player can get into and upgrade their backpack?

+1 for player upgrades.

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For me I'd invent the bulk backpack..just to through it out there.

You start by upgrading to eight extra storage on the top row for 50,000 research points . then after 50,000 more points or something like you can research the extra eight storage points on the third row.And then finally the culmination an extra two utility points on the corners for a further 50,000.Voila !Now fully loaded  with every storage point taken the Astroneer would not be able to move as fast as he/she did before the upgrade but at least now you can carry a great deal more.

 

Backpack_3.0.jpg

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Whoa 6 more slots? Idk it might be too much. Idk if the astroneer will be able to handle so much weight 🤔

5 hours ago, WonderMan said:

Please more storage on the backpack, all these ideas are good. So lets have at least  6 more slots.

 

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space suit handling the weight :) so 8 more slots will be good! :D please?

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