The old “legacy” infrastructure pieces are still in the game, not to worry… However, they aren’t working right (or “snapping” right) just yet. The “Corner Posts” JUST got renamed a couple days ago to “Linking posts” in one of the post 1.5 patches I noticed, so we do know that they are being looked at by HG. These parts, once “unlocked”, can be found in the “Small Adornments” section of the new “Basic Components” category of the build menu. Also, some of the other infrastructure parts are tucked away in the “Decorations” section of all places (the category with the “Flag”), under a sub category called “Adornments”.
I think in anything other than creative mode, they’re unlocked after a certain quest or mission. Some parts, are also obtained by using the “Blueprint Analyzer”.
So far, as of August 2nd., in the latest experimental patch on Steam, these building parts are still not working/snapping correctly:
Linking Posts (formerly known as “Corner Posts” - a VERY important building part IMHO!) do not snap to the ends of the old infrastructure wall pieces like they’re supposed to.
Infrastructure Wall Pieces (straight and/or curved) do not snap onto the tops of cuboid rooms like they’re supposed to.
Interior Cuboid room staircases do not snap anywhere inside the Cuboid Rooms like they’re supposed to.
The cylinder infrastructure piece doesn’t snap correctly on some sides of other parts like it’s supposed to.
The Cuboid room ladder (the small one) is also having issues
There may be others that I haven’t found or ran into yet, but these parts not working right have put a damper on my creative building plans. I’m sure they’ll fix them soon enough, as they’re obviously working on fixing the more important game breaking bugs (like broken quest lines, crashes, and problems with people loading old save files etc etc).
I have reported the problems with these building parts to the Zendesk bug report thing, and also post the issue on the Steam Experimental discussion each time they deploy a new experimental patch. I hope they fix these parts soon so we can continue our creative endeavors!
This building part problem is really the only problem I have! Otherwise, the NEXT update is AMAZING and I love it! I’ve been playing NMS since launch and it just keeps getting better and better!
The new building parts are awesome and all, but we really need those old parts working right, and working together with everything else. And yes, I agree about the different types of parts not “fitting” together with other categories of parts. I have always said that “building in NMS is like having some parts from a lego set, some parts from a K’nex set, and some parts from a Lincoln Log set” - all mixed together in one big box… the new parts further elaborate on this. It’s weird I know…