As many of you know from the other thread I created, I’m working on a video project that encompasses the history of NMS, its development/release/updates, the story/lore of the ARG, as well as the story/lore of the game itself.
While it was originally going to be in a video essay format, going through everything in those three different categories how I wanted to was turning out to be quite the challenge given how intertwined all of this stuff is, both in terms of connections/links between topics as well as in terms of timeline. I’m very likely going to be making use of my own version of an “iceberg” video to try and tell the story I want to tell. A very rough high-level breakdown of the “layers” of the iceberg as I’m planning starts with the topics that people who are familiar w/ No Man’s Sky but never played it would know, down through the lore of the main story line/major game updates/new features/funny bugs or stories, deeper into the more obscure lore that you need to explore and do lots of reading to find, the ARG and generally what it was teasing about the game, ultimately down into the deepest parts of the most obscure bits of lore, connections, theories, stories, etc., related to NMS/HG/WT.
I already have dozens of additions to the iceberg from my research but left most of it blank here and just tossed a couple things on there so you can get a rough idea for what I’m doing but I didn’t want to influence you too much in any way.
I’d LOVE if any/all of you kind folks shared with me what you felt were either A) the most quintessential topics that cannot be left out & B) the deepest/more curious/obscure topics, conspiracy theories, and connections that you can think of that would make for the most fascinating / mind blowing discussion.
Bob! Though thats probably covered by Mr. Noodles.
BTW after the arg finished, they announced Mr. Noodles was actually a girl, and one of the interns got to keep it and maintained a Instagram page for them. I think they’ve since passed from this world but I’d say the instagram page is still around.
Also did you know how mr noodles became a part of the ARG? A user spent far too long on a red herring and was convinced it had something to do with Mr Noodles (a food brand or a tv show or some thing i dont recall but was real) so A&S decided to make all that wasted and well done research a lovely new easter egg reference mid-ARG by introducing a hamster.
People going to elaborate lengths to get Portals working in the first 12 months. Thats def gotta go on the iceberg. Got very tribal, and factiony, a lot of fallout when HG just “turned them on” with an update. SO many people thought there was a galactic scale puzzle they had to solve and it was hidden in textures on flags at crash sites etc. And you could have someone come in, point out that its a proc gen game and what they are claiming is actually impossible to pull off, and they would just ignore that person '^_ ^ Denials a hell of a drug.
Oh, nomansskythegame on reddit, the mods were not happy on launch day, mutinied and turned the website in to a Mr Robot fan site. The only safe haven on reddit of people playing, enjoying, and posting pictures was r/nomanshigh and that is why Nip Nip bud was in the very first update for the game. A sly nod and a wink
BTW after the arg finished, they announced Mr. Noodles was actually a girl, and one of the interns got to keep it and maintained a Instagram page for them.
I already have a Ms. Noodles entry in there later
Also did you know how mr noodles became a part of the ARG?
oh man that is a good one!
People going to elaborate lengths to get Portals working in the first 12 months. Thats def gotta go on the iceberg.
I wasn’t involved in the reddit/online community when the game came out, but I remember spending a couple of hours trying to “figure out the puzzle” as well
Oh, nomansskythegame on reddit, the mods were not happy on launch day, mutinied and turned the
website in to a Mr Robot fan site. The only safe haven on reddit of people playing, enjoying, and posting pictures was r/nomanshigh and that is why Nip Nip bud was in the very first update for the game. A sly nod and a wink
Now this… this is amazing… this is exactly the reason why I made this thread. I’m going to have to do some digging for some reference material to show along with this, you wouldn’t happen to have any links/screenshots/leads? I’ll check the wayback machine and see what I can find right now. TYVM!
Also really captures just how quick people turned on HG for not fulfilling all their wildest dreams. It makes for a great case study for the folly of senseless hero worship based entirely outside the realms of possibility and what happens when reality steps back in. People eat people. That’s what happens XD
I think its one of the manufacturing facility choices XD If not then I’m also out of the loop
Thought of some more things. The first player to record their journey walking around an entire planet by going one direction. I think its a bit of a mecha now so the portal address is out there somewhere handy enough.
Known as The Pilgrim Star at the time, an app that travellers used to use to locate each other before portals worked was also named after it.
I think that app might belong on the Iceberg. I remember using this to figure out where I was and what direction in relation to the galactic centre, I had to warp. Then after a few hundred warps, stop and check location with the app, and realign. Destination? The Galactic Hub. We weren’t even floating bubble people yet but we could see our bases, which were tied to set terminals spawned on planets. One base per player. Man I forgot about that…
Back when Signal Boosters were a travellers best friend (sorry Telamon, you were way more neurotic back then, took the throne from Navi)