Wasn’t sure where to post this so I figured here would do…
Started a fresh normal mode save today after a considerable amount of time not being able to play more than a snippet since SYNTHESIS.
The start was way easier than back in NEXT with lots of prompts.
Taking advantage of the huge storage, I spent extra time collecting base minerals and poking about on my starter planet before my first ship launch, amassing a respectable amount of necessary materials.
I was surprised to discover that Damaged Machinery doesn’t require minerals to access anymore but rather gives you something instead. That resulted in me receiving two S modules before I’d even left the surface!
I also discovered that Salvage Tech can sometimes just be on the surface now and one always accompanies a Damaged Machinery (although usually buried), which was interesting.
My home system has 5 or 6 planets with most of them being Lush (Starbulb) type worlds.
Is it just me or has NMS suddenly become really easy? As a Day-Oner (with a restart after each of the big updates), I’m a bit blown away at how much is handed to you now, since the Beyond/Synthesis updates.
I’m currently at the point where I’ve had my first intersteller warp and have just learned how to make some Warp Cells. I’m keen to see what other changes make life easier as I go.