Ever since the release of v1.3 I’ve been fascinated by the portal functionality and have spent quite some time slowly exploring planets as I discover new glyphs. However, a problem I’ve noticed is that there is currently no in-game mechanic to track/store/share portal addresses. As a result I’ve seen many threads started where people post screenshots of their portal address but I’ve found these threads to be of very limited usefulness for the following reasons:
- Discoveries and bases are not shared between PC and PS4
- Bases are not shared between different game modes, even on the same platform (correct me if I’m wrong)
- Portal address will lead to different types of planets depending on the galaxy seed
- People don’t tend to include many details with each address
In order to track my own portal explorations I created a website The Portal Repository to log my travels. The site uses the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) to properly categorize and keyword tag each portal address by platform (PC vs PS4), game mode (Normal, Creative, Survival or Permadeath) and the associated galaxy. Additionally, each address can include auxiliary information such as climate, flora, fauna, sentinels, hexadecimal/galactic coordinates and other characteristics of interest (types of resources, bases, etc).
The Repository includes search functions in order to help players identify portal addresses based on specific desired criteria. At this time The Repository mainly includes planets that I’ve discovered/explored myself, however I’ve included a form on the site for players to submit their own portal addresses.
My goal for this site is primarily function over fashion. By properly categorizing and tagging portal addresses I hope we can create a high-quality database of known portal addresses that will aid the community in our exploration of the NMS universe.
Since this website is built using WordPress if anyone would like to become a contributor to the Repository just register on the site, read the instructions on how to submit addresses and start contributing!
Thoughts, suggestions, etc are always welcome but my time is very limited so please be patient.