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« on: August 08, 2016, 02:39:15 PM »

We have what seems to be the biggest hyped open world game since Battlecruiser 3000, Spore and Black and White and if that isn't a portentous legacy, I can't imagine it when No Man's Sky releases this week.  It has promised us a whole galaxy to explore and leave something those games never could, our name, on the way.  How soon until we see all manner of foul-named creatures populating the peaceful planet of xXx720_NoScope_KillaxXX?  When publishers see themselves up against titles of this caliber in their release schedule, do they move aside or stay in the sideline?  This week has it's own answer to that question, and it was to get out of the way.

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No Manís Sky
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 03:10:44 PM »

I'm really interested in No Man's Sky, but waiting for reviews and to also decide if I get it on PC or PS4.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 03:38:30 PM »

I'll probably get No Man's Sky eventually, but am firmly in the "wait for a few patches" camp unless reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 04:38:45 PM »

I hope to get No Man's Sky, but I'm waiting to see how it shakes out.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 05:49:28 PM »

Oh yeah, don't forget about that $150 Limited Edition of No Man's Sky with a little ship.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 09:40:44 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 08, 2016, 05:49:28 PM

Oh yeah, don't forget about that $150 Limited Edition of No Man's Sky with a little ship.

This looks super cool!  Especially  "+ A Rad Box - priceless!"

I had zero interest in this game but I have now been Forum Effected.  Will likely go PC but the 20% off on Amazon for PS4 is tempting.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2016, 03:20:00 AM »

I saw some things I like on a couple of streams so I bought the PC version of NMS.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2016, 10:09:52 AM »

No Man's Sky for PC.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2016, 01:37:53 PM »

No Man's Sky on PC smile
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2016, 04:11:11 PM »

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No Man's Sky on PC smile

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2016, 06:13:28 PM »

Quote from: Zinfan on August 09, 2016, 04:11:11 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 09, 2016, 01:37:53 PM

No Man's Sky on PC smile

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Nope, you won't. Tongue

Even if you explore thousands of star systems on your own, the chances of you running into another player are almost non-existing.
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2016, 07:00:27 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 09, 2016, 06:13:28 PM

Quote from: Zinfan on August 09, 2016, 04:11:11 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 09, 2016, 01:37:53 PM

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Nope, you won't. Tongue

Even if you explore thousands of star systems on your own, the chances of you running into another player are almost non-existing.

Especially since it is not actually a multiplayer game, so you probably will never see another player.
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2016, 07:41:53 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:00:27 PM

Especially since it is not actually a multiplayer game, so you probably will never see another player.

The developers have said for a long time that it's theoretically possible to run into other players in the game, but that the chance is so microscopical that it won't happen by chance. They did add some new ways to locate other players with the Day 0 patch though, but I haven't heard about anyone taking advantage of this yet. The galaxy is just incredibly, unfathomably large.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2016, 07:51:03 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 09, 2016, 07:41:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:00:27 PM

Especially since it is not actually a multiplayer game, so you probably will never see another player.

The developers have said for a long time that it's theoretically possible to run into other players in the game, but that the chance is so microscopical that it won't happen by chance. They did add some new ways to locate other players with the Day 0 patch though, but I haven't heard about anyone taking advantage of this yet. The galaxy is just incredibly, unfathomably large.

They have specifically said "To be super clear - No Man's Sky is not a multiplayer game. Please don't go in looking for that experience."

The fact that they have also said you can't see other players' changes to terrain or other objects on a planet beyond registered discoveries means that unless they make major architectural changes and additions I doubt it will ever go beyond notifications you are in the same system as another player.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2016, 08:06:02 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:51:03 PM

Quote from: TiLT on August 09, 2016, 07:41:53 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 07:00:27 PM

Especially since it is not actually a multiplayer game, so you probably will never see another player.

The developers have said for a long time that it's theoretically possible to run into other players in the game, but that the chance is so microscopical that it won't happen by chance. They did add some new ways to locate other players with the Day 0 patch though, but I haven't heard about anyone taking advantage of this yet. The galaxy is just incredibly, unfathomably large.

They have specifically said "To be super clear - No Man's Sky is not a multiplayer game. Please don't go in looking for that experience."

Yes, but you're misreading that quote. They mean that because it's so difficult and unlikely for anyone to run into anyone else, deliberately or not, the game is a single player game for all practical purposes. They're trying to avoid giving the impression that you can expect multiplayer experiences from the game so that people don't buy it with the wrong expectations.

As for the changes to terrain, my understanding is that players can only affect the look of mining nodes, and they can destroy plants. That won't matter in the slightest when encountering other players.

Edit: Just watched a stream where two players attempted to meet up but failed to see each other. Could be the result of a number of things (instancing for example), but who knows. The devs have said from the beginning that players can theoretically meet up, so it's strange.

Edit 2: I just read that they could see each other's ship parked at the space station they first tried to meet up at, so there's that.

Edit 3: The servers are overloaded, so it could be something as simple as that.
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2016, 09:18:32 PM »

I highly doubt that players are going to be able to play together.  There is a reason they have always been so vague about it and are now really trying to downplay it and saying that "We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It's about cool "moments"" rather than just coming out and saying "you can be on the same planet with each other" or "you can fly together".

And the fact that both players wouldn't see changes to mining nodes, plants, animals or enemies would mean that you are basically seeing completely different versions of the game.  The second player could be standing on something that is invisible in yours, or walking through something that is there on yours but not theirs.  This is really basic multiplayer functionality, and if it's not there it is just going to be completely out of sync.
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2016, 09:26:33 PM »

Hah I know the scope of the game hence the  ninja after my comment!
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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2016, 11:04:49 PM »

Quote from: Zinfan on August 09, 2016, 09:26:33 PM

Hah I know the scope of the game hence the  ninja after my comment!

The game is released so you can say whatever you want.  But maybe we could move to the NMS thread?
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2016, 04:52:26 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 09:18:32 PM

I highly doubt that players are going to be able to play together.  There is a reason they have always been so vague about it and are now really trying to downplay it and saying that "We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It's about cool "moments"" rather than just coming out and saying "you can be on the same planet with each other" or "you can fly together".

And the fact that both players wouldn't see changes to mining nodes, plants, animals or enemies would mean that you are basically seeing completely different versions of the game.  The second player could be standing on something that is invisible in yours, or walking through something that is there on yours but not theirs.  This is really basic multiplayer functionality, and if it's not there it is just going to be completely out of sync.

Your speculation, while fine in isolation, is pointless when Sean Murray has said multiple times, in no uncertain terms, that you can meet and interact with other players. Among other things, he's said that the only way to know what your character looks like is to meet other players, though the game won't ever tell you that it's a player and not an NPC you're looking at. Speculate all you want, but as long as Murray isn't replying to this discussion (and he's being very active on social media these days, replying to all kinds of stuff) we can reasonably safely assume that the plans haven't changed, but that there is some other reason those two players haven't met. For all we know, it could be related to the stuff at the center of the galaxy. It's more likely it has to do with the hammered servers.
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2016, 06:07:42 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 10, 2016, 04:52:26 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 09:18:32 PM

I highly doubt that players are going to be able to play together.  There is a reason they have always been so vague about it and are now really trying to downplay it and saying that "We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It's about cool "moments"" rather than just coming out and saying "you can be on the same planet with each other" or "you can fly together".

And the fact that both players wouldn't see changes to mining nodes, plants, animals or enemies would mean that you are basically seeing completely different versions of the game.  The second player could be standing on something that is invisible in yours, or walking through something that is there on yours but not theirs.  This is really basic multiplayer functionality, and if it's not there it is just going to be completely out of sync.

Your speculation, while fine in isolation, is pointless when Sean Murray has said multiple times, in no uncertain terms, that you can meet and interact with other players. Among other things, he's said that the only way to know what your character looks like is to meet other players, though the game won't ever tell you that it's a player and not an NPC you're looking at. Speculate all you want, but as long as Murray isn't replying to this discussion (and he's being very active on social media these days, replying to all kinds of stuff) we can reasonably safely assume that the plans haven't changed, but that there is some other reason those two players haven't met. For all we know, it could be related to the stuff at the center of the galaxy. It's more likely it has to do with the hammered servers.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-08-10-no-mans-sky-players-meet-at-the-same-location-but-cant-see-each-other

There are possible reasons for this, but it does seem odd that the two guys connected when one saw the other on a planet, went to the same exact spot and...nothing.

Again, though, it's not the point of the game.
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2016, 03:29:05 PM »

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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-08-10-no-mans-sky-players-meet-at-the-same-location-but-cant-see-each-other[/url]

There are possible reasons for this, but it does seem odd that the two guys connected when one saw the other on a planet, went to the same exact spot and...nothing.

I hate seeing quotes like this from the developers as quoted in that Eurogamer article: "but too many of you are playing right now. More than we could have predicted." 

No, it's 100% not more than you could have predicted because your publisher had numbers on preorders, chose exactly how many discs got printed and distributed, and also had control over the digital distribution platform.  You can and should be doing full scale simulated stress testing for any major release, especially one with a major publisher and marketing budget like this.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2016, 03:31:26 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on August 10, 2016, 04:52:26 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 09, 2016, 09:18:32 PM

I highly doubt that players are going to be able to play together.  There is a reason they have always been so vague about it and are now really trying to downplay it and saying that "We do have some online features and easter eggs so people can know they are playing in the same universe. It's about cool "moments"" rather than just coming out and saying "you can be on the same planet with each other" or "you can fly together".

And the fact that both players wouldn't see changes to mining nodes, plants, animals or enemies would mean that you are basically seeing completely different versions of the game.  The second player could be standing on something that is invisible in yours, or walking through something that is there on yours but not theirs.  This is really basic multiplayer functionality, and if it's not there it is just going to be completely out of sync.

Your speculation, while fine in isolation, is pointless when Sean Murray has said multiple times, in no uncertain terms, that you can meet and interact with other players. Among other things, he's said that the only way to know what your character looks like is to meet other players, though the game won't ever tell you that it's a player and not an NPC you're looking at. Speculate all you want, but as long as Murray isn't replying to this discussion (and he's being very active on social media these days, replying to all kinds of stuff) we can reasonably safely assume that the plans haven't changed, but that there is some other reason those two players haven't met. For all we know, it could be related to the stuff at the center of the galaxy. It's more likely it has to do with the hammered servers.

Yeah, we'll see. 
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