Two years ago, when No Man’s Sky first launched, I wrote a journal that chronicled my adventures in the game’s sprawling, procedurally generated universe. Since then, the game has changed considerably, most recently with the No Man’s Sky Next expansion, which is the biggest update yet. It adds new styles of planets, proper multiplayer, and a third-person perspective, among other things. So it seemed like a great chance to dive back in and start the diary again. You can catch up on my previous adventures — and follow along with my new ones — right here. It’s not much, but this place is starting to feel like a home. For the past few days, I’ve been focused almost entirely on carving out a small part of the cosmos for myself. I had already settled on a planet — a quiet, safe, and boring sphere with a nice verdant moon to visit — but then came the actual building part. Looking at my base, you wouldn’t think it was much work, just two somewhat large, circular rooms connected by a glass tunnel. But it was a tedious affair. I spent hours in the nearby caves, hacking away at rocks to get the resources I needed. When I tried to mine the minerals on the surface, the ever-watchful flying Sentinels would chase me off, so I was stuck underground. But now that it’s done — for now, at least — I’m pretty pleased. This simple structure has almost everything I need: a… [Read full story]
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