I have had a few ideas that bo one seems to be talking about, and I would love to talk to some of the more serious nms explorers about my idea. If I work hard inknow I could bring this idea to life and I am looking for some friends to help me out.
altsaxen Well when watching the few videos and interviews I cam across one of the interviewers mentioning that they they will never be able to see. Now what I want to do is create a small team from the community and create something of a NMS nasa. I want this small team to have access to these probes that were made for us and I want to have a small website or even a page on the forums for this small team so we can discuss what we see through this probe. I know this idea is somewhat farfetched but I have been wanting to be apart of something lately and this game made me so excited not just because its the "new minecraft" but because it is a world that is to big to comprehend and I want to be apart of it. I want to find a small group of people who are like minded and create a small team like I said. When the game does come out I will be starting a captains log like in the book "The martian" where Mark Watney (hint why I like to go by watney) had "SOL logs" oh what he did and what he found on mars. I really think that this idea could really become something but I need help.
alyssan If we can get enough support I would want to try and make contact with hellogames so we could have a live feed of one of their in game probes
Honestly dude that's quite impossible. I'd totally dig being part of a group that analyses the gifs made by the probes. But it just won't happen. We'll just have to wait until the game is out and find everything for ourselves. If we do it in groups on the forum, writing logs and chatting on skype or some other chat or just on or own that will be really cool. But I don't belive for a second that HG would release in game footage to us as a group no matter what kind of people we have in the group.
So my sugestion is that you together with all us here join a group/faction or perhaps all of them and just have a good time discussing the game and tibits that are realesed until the game is out. Ideas are always appreciated though.
Have a look at the ideas for logs sunlion posted. He's got some really neat ideas.
I agree. The probes are for testing purposes inhouse in a Universe created for specifically to test out how the 'Supeformula' they are using, creates diversity of planets, ships, flora, and fauna etc.To ensure that the procedural engine does not end up going off at too bizaar a tangent. I seriously doubt that the devs would willingly pass on the results of that, even using snapshots alone, not including any other data they are collecting along the way.
Okay after release they may post some bizaare snapshots for fits and giggles during the development process, which would be cool if they do, but I think your idea, while novel and fun, would not get clearance.
As for logs, as altsaxen linked above, I have been looking at ideas on how we players could if we were so inclines, set up a personal document/record to create our own types of 'Captain' logs, using free and easy to use software. (Apart from the PagePlus example which is paid for)
There are so many different ways of doing this, and I am sure some fans gifted in programming may even develop portable database/log apps, much like the Elite:Dangerous fans did for that game. (Though they are set up in a way that they would be no good for NMS, as I have tried a few already)
Cobra and the mods here have set up several pages also, for future use, to share info on the boards, and Hint Hint >> Cobra, who knows maybe they can set up a Captains log type page dedicated to us uploading our peronal links to our own logs for sharing to other members who would be interested in viewing each others progress in the NMS Universe.
One could still create a NASA type organisation on a website, or use a 'captains log' on a forum for such activity, that then could also be a exploration, crafting formula, faction information, planetary record, solar system database type affair with fairly limited ability to really research anything beyond possible crafting formulas, or at the least putting together an NMS Periodic Table, which I am petty sure some players will do anyhow. But still may well just reproduce information that will accrue here anyhow through our sharing on this forum.
I am sure many fan-based sites will pop up soon after the game and most players will garvitate to the more professional and data intensive ones, as has been the case covering many many games over the years.(MMO's especially)
My idvice would be to keep a personnal log, and if you still itch for more, create a personnal website and see how that develops first. Then, if the data you collect is relavent to other players, (we will find that out over time ingame), then develop it furtjher if that is your interest, as it is really hard to develop anything right now until we know the real intricacies of the game and the data we can collect, and it's relavence to us as we continue to play. And, we still don't fuly know how much usefull information will be collected and how it will be viewed and searched concerning the ingame facility which is based around the Atlus structures in orbit.
I think once we know more about the game and how all its functions work, then that will be the best time to start to see what will be usefull to the player base.
Myself, I will just be putting together a personal log in some form similar to the examples I played with in my 'Captains log' post, and just use a link to whatever 'Cloud' storage I use to link to them that way, wherever I feel it relavent at that time.
Good idea mind, so not trying to put you off, hehe, I personaly love looking at ideas like this, as even when they may not be feasable, they can trigger lateral thinking creatively.
I will be sticking to this site for information, and information sharing, as it already has a section to do just that, and is split into categories much like a library of sorts, which I like. Cobra and the mods here are extremely enthusiastic, (cobra's enthusiastic videos led me here after all, as he understood the possibilities this game holds in a similar way to how I felt when I found it over a year ago, and his enthusiasm fed mine even more, and I knew then and there, after watching his first couple of videos or so, that when he put the site together it would hold promise for longevity). I hope that, that enthusiasm, as well as its members contributions and enthusiasm will drive forward the capability of this being a great information Hub for NMS content.
I seriously doubt that I will not be playing this game for a long time to come. I still however try and temper my speculations and base my posts on what we know, rather than on any form of wishfull thinking, as that is generally the path to dissapointment, hehe, that is why I try and tackle them sober minded, and try and think with more care over my posting than I generaly would on other forums, as this game has great potential, and I am trying to temper my hopes with reality to hopefully plan ahead for my own time ingame and hopefully it will be agame that becomes a hobby (that to me is when I have hit gold with a game).
No other game has got me so focussed to such an extent since SWG back in it's development. Course that got messed up not too long after. Great write up somewhere I read lately from the developers who now look back and voice great regret in those chaneges, but can't recall where I saw it.
I belive the game will deliver what I want (may not deiver for others), because a lot of the stuff we know now, we did not know at the start, many months ago, and even then that amount of information was enough to get my mouth watering.
hehe, I love watching games with great potential developing. 'The Journey Is Everything' after all is my motto/sig.
Last Edit: Jul 2, 2015 18:16:04 GMT by sunlion: typo
Yeah CobraTV has got some really great videos out there. Totally the best for info on NMS. It's amazing the work he's put in to create all of this together with just a few others.
I totally agree. This will probably be a game that I'll play for a long time. Just to chill out after work or to get out in to the universe and explore. It's actually the first game I've gotten so excited about that I'm active on a forum. Most other games I've only hung around and read the threads, never did post much before.
I hope we'll see some more nice footage from IGN in a few days and possibly an announcement for a release date. I'm really stoked about it! Your motto really has some ring to it. Specially in a game like this.