After some initial horrible performance issues with the 2.0 Beyond update, which happened to be caused by the Steam client eating up a massive amount of CPU/Disk/Network resources rather than a problem with NMS itself, I decided to throw in the towel with Steam. I never liked it anyway, so no loss there! 🙂
Anyway, having played more than 200 hours on four different save files, 1 Survival Mode and 1 Normal Mode on both Steam and GOG, I decided it would be best for me to take some time off the game to reset my brain and come back to start a fresh game. Let me tell ya, it’s hard to keep all those different games straight when the world looks and feels identical in all of them! Also, I figured I would be less likely to encounter any issues if I did a completely clean installation using the GOG Galaxy program.
No Man’s Sky is as close to the perfect game for me as I am likely to ever get, so it would be a shame to spend all of that time playing it without ever encountering the creations of others or others encountering my own. As such, I decided to go “all in” on Normal Mode on GOG, simply playing the game the way Hello Games intended it, despite the sad reality that the game is disappointingly easy. “Take the good with the bad”, they say! The good is that I don’t have to do anything other than log in and enjoy the game and that’s OK with me – less work, more play! That said, I will keep my modified 1.77 version of the game installed and the repository for those “mods” around in case all hell breaks loose or I am driven insane by some of the annoying new features in version 2.0 of the game.
With all that said, I finally got all of the portal glyphs again and I am looking forward to taking part in the GOG Civilized Space project. Along the way I created a nifty base that I called, “New Vertiform City”, which I used to complete all the base related quests and to collect Storm Crystals, etc. I’ll create a post about it later, because it’s pretty nifty and it will be my main base for a good long time I bet.
See you in the great beyond!
(Pun intended, of course.)