It struck me this morning, my interloping traveling companions, upon waking from an NMS/Astroneer crossover dream that our avatars have no way to lift/move objects in game (although plenty things seem able to move us!).
Back when the universe reset, changing everything, I wanted to find a way to build a cairn for my fallen/missing comrades who had in their own quirky ways helped me to create a livable habitat and fill it with garden delights. If only my toon could lift/move a stone, place flowers before it, and say a prayer to the Atlas for an uncorrupted resurrection of their eternal digital souls.
I searched every station for a terrain manipulation device to try and create a monument to their passing, and when I found one, it was lacking. The great spirit ProcGen came when I was sleeping and eroded whatever I built until within hours it was as if it had never existed.
I find it odd that I can blast open things, blow up resources, pick flowers, kill plants and critters, even enemy ships, but I have no ability to pick up a rock and move it somewhere else. Some kind of tractor beam on the mining device would suffice. Possibly a pushing bar on the roamer? Or how about a fork-lift?
I’m not demanding that HG @OldGods do anything about it. There is enough of that weird entitlement thing going on as it is. But I do wish I could have built a cairn for my quirky friends with my own two hands that (apparently, info gleaned from the interactions with aliens) I have.
Does anyone else wish for this feature in NMS?
Are there other mechanics you long to have in (or remove from) the game?