Lirrhodad

4056082FE613
Galaxy, Platform 01 Euclid (PC), PC, Sobek Colonial Confederation
Mods No
Hex Address 4056082FE613
Galactic Coordinates 0E12:0087:0AFD:0056
System Name Rugiang VIII {SCC}
Celestial Bodies 6 Planets
Climate Sweltering Damp
Flora High
Fauna Intermittent
Sentinals Observant
Economy Prospecting // Opulent
Discovered By HusbandVader
Base Description My starting base, but will be expanded to be the Euclid/Normal capital of the Sobek Colonial Confederation.
Notes No storms that I can tell.
Gamepedia Link Sobek Colonial Confederation
Game Mode, Biome, Keywords , , , , , ,
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Maintenance Notice August 13th

Please note that the last day to submit portal addresses for NEXT is August 13th 1200Z. After this time The Portal Repository will go into maintenance mode in order to archive all NEXT addresses and prepare for the Beyond update.

The maintenance window could take up to 24 hours. I will make a great effort to restore the site in time for the Beyond release on August 14th. Depending on the exact new features introduced by Beyond I can’t rule out the possibility of brief maintenance down-times on the days following the release.

During the maintenance mode the portal submission form will be disabled but I will do my best to keep the rest of the site available so users can still browse the existing addresses. However, due to some intensive background processes happening during the maintenance mode the site may occasionally be slow or unresponsive.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding!

No Man’s Sky 2.0: The Subtle, Yet Substantial Third Pillar

Today several articles came out with additional information from Sean Murray about the mysterious third pillar, now officially dubbed No Man’s Sky: 2.0.

I’ve summarized some of the new features below and the links to the original articles are included at the bottom of this post.

No Man’s Sky 2.0 Features Include:

  • – Creature Riding
  • – Creature Farming
  • – Creature Milking 0_o
  • – Creature Taming
  • – NPC’s walking around on planets
  • – Deeper missions
  • – New alien languages
  • – New alien races
  • – Larger base limits
  • – Industrial-type bases
    • — Generators
    • — Solar panels
    • — Mining extractors
  • – New base logic
    • — Electricity
    • — Creative building
  • – Cooking
  • – New galactic maps
  • – Increased scale of all assets (ships, exocraft, building, etc)
  • – Ability to sit in chairs

This list isn’t all-inclusive and Sean Murray says that the patch notes for Beyond will be nearly twice as long as the patch notes for NEXT!

Sources:

https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/08/09/no-mans-sky-beyond-will-let-you-milk-aliens

Hands-On: No Man’s Sky Is About To Snap An Entire VR Universe Into Existence

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08/09/no-mans-sky-beyond-everything-in-the-new-mega-update

 

Full Beyond Trailer Released!

Hello Games have released a full trailer for the Beyond update:

Some of the new or possible features noticed in this trailer include:

  • New base-building assets
    • Bio-metric/face-scanning security devices?
    • Power generation devices?
      • Running power lines on your base?
    • Storage tanks and/or defense turrets?
  • Ability to ride the fauna!
  • Larger and different ships
  • New and different character face/helmet customization
  • More flora/assets in caves
  • More varied color palette
  • Knives that you can wear on your belt?
  • The new “Nexus” anomaly
    • Multiplayer hub where players can meet each other, visit bases together and participate in joint missions (read more)

Beyond Release Date Announced – August 14th

Hello Games has officially announced the release date of the next update, Beyond, as August 14th, 2019. Thus far we know two of the three major components to this update are No Man’s Sky Online and VR support. The third “pillar” of Beyond remains unknown at this time but may be announced at some time in the next couple weeks before the release.

The announcement was accompanied by a slightly different 4-second clip that shows a little more of what appears to be the inside of a new structure. The structure is vaguely similar to a space station or Atlas Interface, with landing pads, consoles, holograms and walkways, etc. The actual purpose and context of this new structure is still a mystery.

Read the official announcement from Hello Games here.

Neptu Alpha

404E06A333A6
This Address Was Last Updated During The NEXT: Visions Iteration (View Archive)
Galaxy, Platform 01 Euclid (PC), PC, Sobek Colonial Confederation
Mods No
Hex Address 404E06A333A6
Galactic Coordinates 0BA5:0085:0232:004E
System Name Andann
Celestial Bodies 3 Planets 2 Moons
Climate Temperate
Flora Frequent
Fauna High (watch out for the roaming packs of wild antelope-wolves!)
Sentinals Average
Economy Shipping // Satisfactory
Discovered By HusbandVader
Base Description Future Capital of the Sobek Colonial Confederation in the Euclid galaxy
Notes Beautiful lush moon orbiting a giant ringed planet. Landscape varies nicely between forests, plains and low mountains. In survival mode the sentinels aren't aggressive so you can enjoy the view and just walk around (but watch out for those antelope-wolf packs!)
Gamepedia Link Sobek Colonial Confederation
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Succubus

204B00F48930
This Address Was Last Updated During The NEXT: Visions Iteration (View Archive)
Galaxy, Platform 07 Budullangr (PC), PC, Sobek Colonial Confederation
Mods No
Hex Address 204B00F48930
Galactic Coordinates 012F:007F:0747:004B
System Name Aports {SCC}
Celestial Bodies 3 Planets
Climate Sweltering
Flora Frequent
Fauna Rich
Sentinals Passive
Economy Power Generation // Comfortable
Discovered By HusbandVader
Notes 'Succubus' is actually the Atlas-given name for this planet... yikes.
Gamepedia Link Sobek Colonial Confederation
Game Mode, Biome, Keywords , , , ,
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Jesus Lives

215361766564
This Address Was Last Updated During The NEXT: Visions Iteration (View Archive)
Galaxy, Platform 01 Euclid (PC), PC
Mods No
Hex Address 215361766564
Galactic Coordinates 0D63:00E0:0F65:0153
System Name Easter 2019
Celestial Bodies 6 Planets
Climate Icy Nights
Flora Full
Fauna Bountiful
Sentinals Regular
Economy Prospecting // High Supply
Discovered By HusbandVader
Notes Happy Easter!
Game Mode, Biome, Keywords , , , , ,
Submitted By

PC Experimental Branch Update: Vulkan

Today Sean Murray announced that PC No Man’s Sky players that have opted into the Experimental branch can now download a new performance-enhancing update called “Vulkan“. Vulkan is a graphics API that is intended to replace OpenGL in order to optimize resource allocation, increase framerates and improve overall game performance.

You can read the full announcement here.

The Vulkan update will first be rolled out to PC users on the Experimental branch and will be released to other platforms in due time. This technical overhaul will be instrumental in deploying Beyond later this summer with VR support.

 

 

NMS Wins SXSW Award for “Most Evolved Game”

Last night SXSW Gaming hosted their 2019 Gaming Awards show where the gaming community voted for the best games in a wide variety of categories. Among these categories, No Man’s Sky NEXT was nominated for “Most Evolved Game”. The Portal Repository is happy to report that No Man’s Sky won this award, beating other popular games like Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fortnite, Overwatch, and Pokemon Go.

As someone who has been playing No Man’s Sky since the 2016 release, it’s easy to see why Hello Games won this award. After a rocky launch, the developers behind No Man’s Sky were faced with a choice, listen to the constructive criticism of their fans and continue development, or listen to the disparaging comments and quietly let No Man’s Sky die. In the face of immense adversity Hello Games chose to double-down and show all the critics what the game had the potential to be.

No Man's Sky: NEXT
No Man’s Sky: NEXT

A steady stream of free updates continued to roll out over the next several years, incrementally improving many aspects to the game. In the summer of 2018, just before the two year anniversary, Hello Games released an update titled NEXT, their most significant update since launch. NEXT was the result of general community feedback and direct player input from surveys sent out by Hello Games themselves during the Waking Titan ARG.

No Man’s Sky was also previously nominated for the “Labor of Love” Steam Award, and “Best Ongoing Game” at The Game Awards show. Although No Man’s Sky might not be all things to all people, Hello Games have demonstrated time after time that they listen to their dedicated fans and incorporate their feedback into each new (and free) update. It hasn’t always been rainbows and roses, but no one said evolution was painless. No Man’s Sky NEXT was the clear choice to win the “Most Evolved Game” award and Sean Murray and the developers at Hello Games should be very proud of this achievement.