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Let me present to you one of the very first leeks for the next update

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I know just control you excitement ,this might be one of the most unexpected leeks.These leeks are form the dev stream.

  1. The first one is about The medium truck horn, yea a medium truck horn, you heard me right, I thought the horns mentioned in the roadmap would be a small feature that would be inbuilt into the rover but nope they made it into a specialised recreational item. I am okay with it, maybe we will have another mission where we will have to use them to open up something I guess?
  2. The second one is cooler actually, its about air controls, in the clip you can see Aaron and Joe flexing on some cool rover stuff using air controls.

Yep that's all for now. (Click on the red coloured text, incase you missed it)

Here is the link to their stream - https://www.twitch.tv/ses_dev

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5 hours ago, TMarcher74 said:

@Killtech what do you think about the horns though?

As i am leaning towards the survival aspects of the game it isn't content i will be using. making it a medium size item is however interesting. seems like an implicit admission from the devs that the printer menus are getting out of hand and spamming the backpack printer even more might be a bad idea. 

Then again it might be something worthwhile if they implement some kind of interaction between the horn and the environment - assuming the plants localize the player via acoustic vibrations they might get a tinnitus and become blind from the sound for a short time (i.e. not attacking the player). 

other than that the vehicles changes sound promising but i will have to check that out on actually rough terrain.

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or they could also consider using the horn as a sound key for future content - one alien artifact you could stumble on that plays some sound (morse code) and another that seems to belong to the first one and is activated once replaying the same sound. i would find the horn the more interesting the more variety of meaningful interactions it has with the world.

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8 hours ago, TMarcher74 said:

@The Touch of Grey Gamer, you saw this? How come no one is excited? No comments?o.O

First part: Stability improvements are A+ and a great job by the team. Thank you all!
As far as racing, it will be a limited use item used by a limited number of players. We will see a few racing videos and then it will fade away never to be seen or heard from again.

Horns: Worse than I thought. I thought they would be integrated into the vehicles but they are external? Why would I waste a slot? No SP player will use these. I suppose if I was 8 years old? I guess? Sadly another in the long list of items I will never use. 

Vehicle Rockets: Couldn't we do this before? In 2017? Ok, I can see someone doing this for 3, 5 minutes before it gets old? I think it is cool and all and neat and fun but I'm older than 8 so after a few minutes of playing a space exploration game, um yeah, I'm not using this. Oh but I can make it to the moon? Wow! I've never been there before!!! That just changed my opinion! 

Vehicle Drill View Improvements: YEAH! They don't sound like they are 100% flushed out but it sounds like it will be greatly improved soon! 

1st person view: They said it can't be done. I'm fine with that. At least we know now and we can stop asking and more importantly when people that don't know and ask we can inform them

Vehicle color changes: Many want this. Joe's response was great. Now we know just like with 1st person view. Now we can spread the word on the forum when others ask.

Mod Support: Same as the two above. We now know the reasons why and why not. It is up to us to inform others

Auto-feeding secondary storage: If ya'll came here to this forum you'd known this was a thing, or not a thing, day one. 

Interesting how they stated that they wanted to produce things that "drive people back to the game", gentlemen, we here have been telling you over and over again for years, you want people to come back and play? Stop the gimmicks! The chess, the hoop storage, the beachball soccer, the camera, the momentary diversions you think will produce the results you want. They will, temporarily, three hours? Five hours? Then, poof! The players are gone again. Just remember the reason we all purchased the game in the first place; space exploration. You are giving us eye candy trying to pass it off as substance. Eye candy may bring some people back to play the game momentarily they don't stay for it.
We want substance. Additional resources. Additional equipment and machinery. Additional planets. Additional recipes, additional craftability. These are the things the only things that will bring people back to stay and play. 
Give me more of a PC game and less of an APP game 

 

This is not the full release, therefore this is not my full review. 

 

 

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13 hours ago, Killtech said:

As i am leaning towards the survival aspects of the game it isn't content i will be using. making it a medium size item is however interesting. seems like an implicit admission from the devs that the printer menus are getting out of hand and spamming the backpack printer even more might be a bad idea. 

Then again it might be something worthwhile if they implement some kind of interaction between the horn and the environment - assuming the plants localize the player via acoustic vibrations they might get a tinnitus and become blind from the sound for a short time (i.e. not attacking the player). 

other than that the vehicles changes sound promising but i will have to check that out on actually rough terrain.

Actually plants don't attack us when we are in rovers.

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Haha, touch of Grey I think you should give the horns a go while waiting on other things you'd like in the game. Astroneer is equal parts space-fantasy and playful. Horns lean on the playful side of things which we know - like beachballs - isn't for everyone. Toot-toot!

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8 hours ago, TMarcher74 said:

@The Touch of Grey Gamer ^^ go Toot-toot!
LOL

Eh, it is just sad really. I looked at well over 300 posts yesterday in SES's own "suggestions and ideas" thread after SES Adam's post. I could not find one that mentioned the need for horns. I found numerous other things mentioned numerous times but horns? Naw, no horns. 


There must be a lot of joy in picking the lowest of the lowest hanging fruit because there sure is no joy in playing with the lowest of low hanging fruit

 

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