Since NEXT updated, @Malveka and I have been trying to play together in his Home System. We thought we’d try it out, but that whoever joined the other would go back to their own system afterward. Wrong. I joined his game, and got stuck there until I could build a base portal and do the startup warp dance. lol.
We built bases near each other. His is on a cliff overlooking a lake and mine is on a peninsula jutting out into that lake.
It was fun except that whoever got to the resource nodes first we found that there was nothing left for the other.
And it didn’t respawn (at least not quickly enough). We enjoyed helping each other with the base quests, too., but we ended up getting out of sync, with one person ready to leave the planet/system while the other was still looking for building resources.
The yesterday, we found that we couldn’t share missions from NPCs either. We were excited to help each other out with the missions, but it seems only one player can do the thing and the other gets nothing, even if it was their quest. It was especially disappointing because we were excited about doing the Archaeological digs together.
We also fought pirates together when a freighter was being attacked. But only one of us was able to accept the freighter from the captain (first come first served).
I guess I’m used to GW2 where quests are shared and so are the rewards as if you soloed it…
(although technically Mal (programmer) says the resources are shared, so that if you harvest it all there’s none left for your friends.)
Anyway, I guess I just wanted to say that doing the basic startup tutorial quests together isn’t much fun (for me). Maybe later on when those are done with.
I’m still thoroughly enjoying the game. Just wondered what others are experiencing around this shared/not shared resources and quests rewards thing.