Travellers aren’t a race of the simulation though. We are entities that exist outside of the simulation. Unless they retcon nada and polos in-game dialogue and lore. Or if maybe, going through the portals is going outside of the simulation
I’ve a few running theories, but I don’t like to discuss them because I honestly don’t think we’re getting avatars or multiplayer yet, and I don’t want to play part in building someones hopes or hype up…
But if we did… Heres what I’m thinking.
The weird atlas/bulb/johnny5 head picture of the new race we got… Isn’t a picture of the fourth race. It’s a picture of a travellers Avatar. And we’ll all have proc gen heads, and wont know what our heads like til we meet somone else and they tell us or take a pic. We have not seen what the fourth race look like.
My theory is, HG were very clever, they dropped loads of fourth race hints in the lead up to revealing a picture of our avatars, knowing we’d just assume it was an image of the fourth race. That way, even though theyve revealed two big things coming in the update, when it drops, we’l lstill be surprised because we’ll get to see what the fourth race trly looks like and we’ll be all “what?! thats us!? MULTIPLAYER!? WHAT?!”
But like I said, I don’t like to entertain these theories, or discuss them. They’re just my minds meandering what if thoughts and flights of fancy.
What I’m almost certain on though is, we are not the fourth race. It would be a wasted opportunity to just make two things (in game avatars/ a new race) into one thing (our avatars are the fourth race). I still don’t think we’re getting multiplayer/avatars this update and I’ll remain in that stance until hello games show us functioning multiplayer. I’ve remained steadfast on that in the years before launch and it saved me a lot of disappointment on launch day
Sorry if thats incomprehensible or I repeat the same thing several times… I am a tired boy after a work.
@LTVDK (oh and also @Dragoon4205 since you mentioned tame and ride below)
Do you remember, last june/july 65DAYS played at a NMS event in Barcelona. At the after party someone was interviewing two band members who seemed very drunk or high. And one of them made a very bad comparison to spore and mentioned the difference between spore and NMS is “you can ride the animals”.
Now he was drunk, but I don’t think he was making it up. I always assumed he saw some early prototype of the game where riding animals was a thing but obviously they went back to the drawing board with it. So, we may still get our mountable animals (though if you’re quick footed enoug hand good with a jetpack, you can chill on a larger animals back for quite a while!)
Sean Murrays irish though, he had to slip in some sort of celtic reference maybe? Greek god be damned! Aw man, here’s hoping for some Cu Chulainn type references in NMS some day XD Actually the Vy’Keen lore has hints of irish myths and legends to it which is kinda cool.
I might be wrong but, I think they are only referred to as Aerons in monoliths and plaques, so its a very old name for them. I don’t think the name shows up on any of the lore outside of the monoliths.
Also ditto on the mmo. NMS will never be an mmo, MMOs have the player count they do because they take huge sacrifices in every other department and invest in huge massive server farms.
The way sean was discussing how MP would work in the game (and honestly, if you see any video where he discusses the method, its very obvious he was trying to still work it out in his head at the time and they hadnt figured out how to pull it off jsut yet, he was just spit balling because the guy wasn’t trained in PR or interviews and thats just how he converses himself, woooah there parenthesis…) is you would have a floating lobby bubble around your player, anyone in proximity would appear, up to a certain player limit, or that it might work like fable 2 or test drive unlimited, in that you see a name or an orb float around and you can choose whether they materialise in your world or not.
I still think thats how it will work, but I don’t see it happening this update. Only because I’m saving myself from ANY outlandish hopes and disappointments.