I don’t think we’re spoiling anything.
Hello Games have produced a game with an extremely enigmatic story. Players have to dig and search, twist and interpret, to make any sense at all of it. The game naturally attracts people who are interested in puzzles and challenges.
Hello Games then further refined their audience by the use of two major ARGs. If NMS itself didn’t attract puzzlers, the ARGs certainly did.
Hello Games have deliberately encouraged a player base of puzzle and mystery solvers. Now, with the Melody of the Egg, they have scattered clues around us like corn amongst chickens. It would be extremely naive of them to expect us not to try solving the puzzles.
I had my doubts to begin with. I wasn’t sure we had the right planet. Then I saw this:
And now I am absolutely certain. This can only have been left by one of Hello Games play testers. We were meant to find it.
I can’t think of a better way to stimulate interest amongst a group of puzzlers, than to scatter a few clues and confirmations, sit back, and watch them run. I think we’re doing exactly what they wanted us to do.