I can’t shake the feeling that I should still wait through a few more years of updates, so I can play the “real” No Man’s Sky.
For me personally, the changes have been part of the experience, especially how it’s kinda mirrored in the lore and story. A lot of that stuff is no longer there, or has changed and having been there for it all, I feel I have a much better grasp on what no mans sky is. If I was to start playing now, probably a lot of the meta narrative would be lost to me, it would be impossible to replicate the experience of being there since day one and stickimg around for the journey. The community and what we experienced over the last three years is woven into the game with nods and winks and references.
There’s a sense of history and change you can only get if you’ve been around for it. It’d be hard to explain it to somebody new, it would require a full blown lecture I think. It’s not an experience the game advertises, it’s just one that happened to emerge around it.