Anniversary Update(Speculation)

I like to occasionally watch Youtubers and keep an eye on SM and HG Twitter Account for any new info. By around this time, there is usually hints and clues dropped regarding an anniversary update. I would say that many of the fans are accustomed to this as well. Well, I figured it would be entertaining to speculate and have a post ready for anything regarding news on an anniversary update. As usual, keep hype in check and keep expectations realistic.

Some are noticing a few things and, while they may be nothing, it may be something. HG has already spoken regarding bigger things to come for NMS recently. HG also decided to get nostalgic and post a list of all the updates from day 1 till now. The servers were having an issue around the same time and also our latest quicksilver item(backpack) seems intentionally time consuming to unlock.

My guess(all for fun) is that there might be some news around the time of unlocking the current quicksilver item, or they are stalling for time because they have something big but they need more time to get it right. Im hoping for the later. Good things take time.

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and something Gemini stated in the current weekend mission has aroused my curiosity


Prolong our time together just a little?

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It wouldn’t be the first time that HG/SM uses in-game dialog to say something they wanted to say.

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I didn’t talk to Gemini before the mission, but isn’t this exactly what Ariadne said before the mission last week? :thinking:

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I did not do last weekend’s mission, so it is possible. Maybe someone has that info?

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Just checked a couple videos, and she said something different. Something about how comforting the timing of the events is. I know I’ve seen that text from Gemini before, but now I can’t figure out when. :thinking:

Everyone’s messages seem to be pointing to a update involving the multiplayer aspect, in my opinion.

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Interestingly, the progress bar for the nostalgic backpack design seems to be going suspiciously slower this week compared to last week. This would be the longest delay for a quicksilver item since the nexus was released. While it may still be just coincidence, It gives me an even stronger feeling that this my lead up to an announcement or update.

I mean, its the backpack we all know and love from the games concept art. A friend tells me the backpack itself may be a hint too.

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Sorry, not following, which anniversary? Wasn’t the release in August?

I’m a day-one player and even I am losing interest in these repetitive events (even though the griefing has finally decreased to levels that can be ignored). :woman_shrugging:

I know from other multiplayer games that nothing is harder than to keep up interesting community events over longer time periods. And poor HG have as many employees in total as MMORPGs have in their community event team… :wink: so… yeah…

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Yes. But around this time is when a teaser or hints are dropped about a larger update that usually comes out around the time the game was released.

I also agree that the community events need variety. Ive stopped aswell doing them. Waiting for more content to drop patiently.

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Hi yeah , also a “day1” well more like Month1 player

For weekend missions:
I wait for a kind someone to post what the mission item is and then make sure i have it on hand before starting the mission, I get the mission done asap [still a grind finding knowledge stones depending on which system/planet i end up, and whether ruins or monoliths are available]
Typically within 15-30min i am done and cash in on the QS which has come in handy for the suprise and super expensive new items like the void egg for living ship and probably the new backpack too.

For me it is worse trying to accumulate QS doing the normal QS missions especially when they are the grindy/time consuming ones. My go-to is the Hunt Pirates ones which are over in minutes, and happen in space directly outside the anomaly/nexus not planet side and no warps involved [as long as not joining a mission already started in multiplayer]

Then back to my gameplay and having fun :slight_smile:

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So if too many of us stop doing the daily missions, that would explain the slow moving progress bar…

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I mean, yes. But for the backpack that is among the hottest items in the quicksilver shop, plus a global quarantine giving many gamers more time to play, you’d think people are still doing them. But of course, just speculation.

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May be nothing… but did the progress bar just rapidly rise to 98%? For all platforms?

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Update: now they all suspiciously stopped at 99%.

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It unlocked on PS4! :grin: There’s 4 “Markings” styles. The little wings are kinda cool, when you’re flying. LOL

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What percentage was it before?

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winglet screengrab

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97… Lol.
Seriously though, it was moving very slowly, say, 4-5% a day. Over the weekend it was around 60ish percent. Then 3 days later its at 98% becoming 100% by 12 midnight. Hmm. Still no announcement of hints or anything yet though.

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Next Quicksilver items.

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Looking at the ‘Unlockable Specials’ in the list to come, this will currently end at Shop Number 36. With currently the new items for shop 31 starting to unlock, we would be done early July IF each week advances the shop. Considering some unlocks tend to take a bit longer, we’d be running out of new QS items approaching the Anniversary date. For that matter it certainly makes sense to expect a new update by that time if HG plans to continue using the QS shop (including the missions).

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