I just noticed something while exploring a dessert planet. I was merrily on my way to a deposit on which the visor glitched out and wouldn’t tell me what it is, so I thought I’d check it out in case it’s a feature, not a bug. It wasn’t, but something else I think definitely was, and if I’m right, I’m loving it.
Basically, the planet had peaceful creatures, many of which I scanned already. But then I… kind of entered a new area? It had more dense vegetation, so I guess you could call it a forrest (in as far as that’s possible on a dessert planet). There’s similarly dense patches around which didn’t have this feature, but they might be smaller… I didn’t get to the bottom of the mystery yet, because… all of a sudden, I was getting swarmed by predators. They came out of all the corners.
Since I don’t have a shield upgrade yet, and there was a really annoying sentinel looking at me funnily, I took my legs and ran… into the wrong direction. Deeper into what I can currently only assume are their hunting grounds. They started to come at me from all sides, when I decided it was time to strategically head for the ship.
So I ran, and jetted, and on leaving that particular area of denser vegetation, realised they didn’t pursue anymore. I stopped and turned around, and saw a couple of them lingering around between the outer cacti, looking in my direction, but not following me. I could even finally scan them safely now.
This is the first time I ever encountered any behaviour like this in NMS. I’ll head back out there tomorrow to see if I can come to some more definite conclusions about the territory of these scary beasties.
Anybody observed similar animal behaviour?