What’s really strange about stuff like this is that I went to my origin system last night to reminisce, and things were changing. This was really late, so I wouldn’t be surprised if HG was making changes to the data on the servers, and it was leaking into our gameplay. Anyhow, the planets were the same, had the same names and all, most of the resources, but had been drastically upgraded graphically and as far as features on the world. It was still a Vy’keen system, but half the ships were different, some of the NPCs were too, but all of them had different bodies. Maybe it’s that they wanted to jazz up worlds closer to the Center, and nudged the algorithms to make it so. But it got carried away and turned worlds into something radically different.
Another thing that struck me is how utterly dangerous things are now. My new fighter was loaded up with all the best upgrades, and pirates didn’t last more than half a minute last night. Today though, I had my hands full. The stats on all my ships had been pretty much cut in half, but good grief, it felt like my first week when I died two or three times in battles. I quit out rather than see what dying means in 1.3. And my suit is the same way. Yesterday I could wrestle grizzlies and win. Today, three deer-like things jumped me and all three nearly killed me! Now it seems you just shoot predators because they’re going to attack you anyway. And now even the Sentinels seem more trigger happy.
Oh, another fun fact: my Autonomous Mining Units are no longer autonomous. They need tending to and refueling. GRAH!!
Did some knot head think we all needed to experience the joys of Survival Mode together or what?? I seriously think their rebalancing needs some rebalancing.