No Man’s Sky kicks off its first official community event

    
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No Man’s Sky didn’t just expand into persistent multiplayer with its NEXT update but also laid down the foundation for regular community events to keep players entertained. The first of these events has gone live this weekend, taking players on a galactic excavation.

After completing the space anomaly mission, pilots will be directed to a certain planet where they will go underground to root out special objects. Turn these objects in to a companion bot, and they’ll pay out in Quicksilver that can be spent on exotic items. These include a new character customization option, decals, an emote, and base building pieces.

No Man’s Sky promises that the store options for Quicksilver will grow and won’t spread into microtransaction territory.

“Community missions were inspired by live events the community were already running in game,” tweeted Sean Murray. “Excited to see these grow and expand in future. Delighted we are in a place where we can communicate more with players, and update the game more frequently. We’d love to continue like this if it works OK.”

Source: VG247. Thanks Freddyy!
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socontrariwise

I was happy to FINALLY meet other players. Never ever before did I manage to find anyone else nor anyone’s traces, despite playing the game since 1.3 and having restarted a couple of times in normal mode.
Just disappointed that the players are all orbs (I thought they would be figures now??) and nobody uses text chat despite everyone running around and being active. There was a couple playing together using voice chat and chattering away between each other but that was so inane I had to switch voice off after half an hour, couldn’t take it anymore…

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Slaasher

They’re orbs? Hmm ive met people who have visited my planet systems and they have been “people”
Is it different for the event?

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socontrariwise

That is what I’m wondering, I never met anyone before and so far with the event I see only orbs. Am I doing something wrong? Any settings on my end maybe?

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Dug From The Earth

have they done the patch to fix the pixel clouds yet?

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Vorender

Clouds look fine to me. /shrug

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Slaasher

I am curious to see how this game plans on keeping things going for the future.

How do they plan on monetizing it? No cash shop. No sub. I must admit I am having fun again but I am curious how they plan on keeping things going.
Any ideas?

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BalsBigBrother

Just want to confirm that this is live in the GoG version too. I was a little worried about the community events given the whole not being multiplayer yet with GoG.

Not sure I will put much time into this as I have a lot of other games on my plate at the moment and with exception of maybe the helmet cosmetic the rewards are a bit bleh. Good luck to you all though if you are having fun with it I hope that continues.

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CapnLan

So far it’s been a blast. It’s simple, but fun. Hunt around the planet for buried modules to get items to turn for quicksilver. Basically a galactic treasure hunt. Lots of people leaving message beacons near the Starga…I mean, portal. So many that my game lagged out when I first loaded in. At least 5 bases in that system too. After you finish the initial mission you can then hunt for treasure anywhere in the galaxy. Flip on some music in the background, blast off to places Where No One Has Gone Before, dig up some treasure, and get some fun cosmetic swag.

Yeah, this is a good event right here. I’m all about this.

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socontrariwise

Did you actually find these hex cores that are needed anywhere but around the portal on the event planet? Because I find only regular salvage tech on other planets in this system.

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CapnLan

When you first get the mission you have to find them on the portal planet. After you finish that is when Polo tells you that you can now find them anywhere in the galaxy.

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socontrariwise

I know, I’m way beyond that step but I flew to another planet at that point in the same system and only found salvage tech. By now I went back to the original planet and it turns out there is salvage and hex cores mixes now for buried technology modules everywhere. So was bad luck at the other planet.

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Nate Woodard

Glad to see they are finally headed in the right direction!

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Rick Mills

I’m having fun with this game – I thought for awhile it was money poorly spent, but am glad to see returns :)

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Roger Melly

Many happy returns to the Rick :)