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Chazore said:
Cloudman said:

I've heard some people raise issues with the game being 2D, and I can see that coming from a big game like No Man's Sky, but I don't think it takes away anything from it. There are still secrets and treasures to find, and it makes it easier to fully explore the surface of planets and take everything you can find. Then there's also digging down below to find dungeons. mini biomes and more treasures. I suppose it is pretty similar to Terraria, though I haven't played much of that game. If you liked that game, chances are you'd like Starbound too.

I've thought the same myself. I loved Minecraft the first time I laid eyes on it years ago. I thought it was something neat and interesting and not once did I go "man the graphics suck why isn't this like AAA games visual wise?". I like that Starbound is a 2D pixel version of Minecraft/Terraria, it being in 3D would have made it look more like Minecraft and we've all seen that song and dance played by a good numebr that tried to emulate MC's success and looks.

Actually, I think a 3D space Minecraft could work pretty well if done right. If it had mechanics like Starbound, I think it could be pretty cool. Though SB as it is is pretty great too.



 

              

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After like a year and half of not opening Steam i go there to see what is going on and downloaded last patch for starbound and opened it. Of course my awesome character was wiped out :S miss you Blue Avian bro !!!

Any tips for starting this again, i dont play this since the beta more than 2 years ago , i bet they changed a lot.



 

ClassicGamingWizzz said:

After like a year and half of not opening Steam i go there to see what is going on and downloaded last patch for starbound and opened it. Of course my awesome character was wiped out :S miss you Blue Avian bro !!!

Any tips for starting this again, i dont play this since the beta more than 2 years ago , i bet they changed a lot.

Yeah, I've lost a few of my characters and cool gear during the times it had major updates. Each time I find more cool new things though. Guess I'm getting pretty lucky!

Anyways, one major tip I can think of is look for cotton and cotton seeds. Take and plant as many as you can. Cotton is very essential in the beginning, being part of making your armor. Also, get as much plant fiber as possible, as it's very important. I was often needing it during my 1st playthru on 1.0, so I had to make many cave runs to get some. You'll be needing it for string and wool as well.

Also, look for and take as many fridges as you can find, even if you have to steal them from villages (just don't steal too much infront of villagers). They will keep your meat, veggies and food from spoiling. As far as I know, they don't spoil as long as they are in a fridge. Later on, getting a shipping thing from the terramart will prove helpful in selling excess food you grow. Buying a cow and chicken will be good in getting milk and eggs if you want to make certain foods from a fire or kitchen table.

And that's all I can think of at the top of my head. Hope these help.



 

              

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Cloudman said:
ClassicGamingWizzz said:

After like a year and half of not opening Steam i go there to see what is going on and downloaded last patch for starbound and opened it. Of course my awesome character was wiped out :S miss you Blue Avian bro !!!

Any tips for starting this again, i dont play this since the beta more than 2 years ago , i bet they changed a lot.

Yeah, I've lost a few of my characters and cool gear during the times it had major updates. Each time I find more cool new things though. Guess I'm getting pretty lucky!

Anyways, one major tip I can think of is look for cotton and cotton seeds. Take and plant as many as you can. Cotton is very essential in the beginning, being part of making your armor. Also, get as much plant fiber as possible, as it's very important. I was often needing it during my 1st playthru on 1.0, so I had to make many cave runs to get some. You'll be needing it for string and wool as well.

Also, look for and take as many fridges as you can find, even if you have to steal them from villages (just don't steal too much infront of villagers). They will keep your meat, veggies and food from spoiling. As far as I know, they don't spoil as long as they are in a fridge. Later on, getting a shipping thing from the terramart will prove helpful in selling excess food you grow. Buying a cow and chicken will be good in getting milk and eggs if you want to make certain foods from a fire or kitchen table.

And that's all I can think of at the top of my head. Hope these help.

thanks for the tips !



 

Cloudman said:
ClassicGamingWizzz said:

After like a year and half of not opening Steam i go there to see what is going on and downloaded last patch for starbound and opened it. Of course my awesome character was wiped out :S miss you Blue Avian bro !!!

Any tips for starting this again, i dont play this since the beta more than 2 years ago , i bet they changed a lot.

Yeah, I've lost a few of my characters and cool gear during the times it had major updates. Each time I find more cool new things though. Guess I'm getting pretty lucky!

Anyways, one major tip I can think of is look for cotton and cotton seeds. Take and plant as many as you can. Cotton is very essential in the beginning, being part of making your armor. Also, get as much plant fiber as possible, as it's very important. I was often needing it during my 1st playthru on 1.0, so I had to make many cave runs to get some. You'll be needing it for string and wool as well.

Also, look for and take as many fridges as you can find, even if you have to steal them from villages (just don't steal too much infront of villagers). They will keep your meat, veggies and food from spoiling. As far as I know, they don't spoil as long as they are in a fridge. Later on, getting a shipping thing from the terramart will prove helpful in selling excess food you grow. Buying a cow and chicken will be good in getting milk and eggs if you want to make certain foods from a fire or kitchen table.

And that's all I can think of at the top of my head. Hope these help.

Also steal any campfire to cook stuff and make a bow or hunting spears as soon as you can, they have a higher chance of getting you meat, 100% on birds. Hunger will set in quickly, is the biggest early game burden. (or play on casual).



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FunFan said:

Also steal any campfire to cook stuff and make a bow or hunting spears as soon as you can, they have a higher chance of getting you meat, 100% on birds. Hunger will set in quickly, is the biggest early game burden. (or play on casual).

I'd also love to add that at the outpost you can make your own neon signs however you want and print as many for free, just something for those who want a free light source that is brighter than the torches you craft and they cost no money or mats to make. 



               

Chazore said:

I'd also love to add that at the outpost you can make your own neon signs however you want and print as many for free, just something for those who want a free light source that is brighter than the torches you craft and they cost no money or mats to make. 

Hey! The outpost is a spoiler kidding. The neon trick is kind of like an exploit, tho. How are we able to get away with that?



“Simple minds have always confused great honesty with great rudeness.” - Sherlock Holmes, Elementary (2013).

"Did you guys expected some actual rational fact-based reasoning? ...you should already know I'm all about BS and fraudulence." - FunFan, VGchartz (2016)

Nice to see this game now have some kinda of story. that was cool.



 

FunFan said:

Hey! The outpost is a spoiler kidding. The neon trick is kind of like an exploit, tho. How are we able to get away with that?

Because it's using the 3D printer to print those signs =P. Could you imagine if they cost pizels, it would cost a fortune just to light up your base or cave with them lol.

I'm wondering what this update they have planned in the coming weeks/month or two, they recently gave us this:

 

Also totally swiping that house design for my own tundra home



               

Devs had an article interview on their form of procedural generation:

https://www.inverse.com/article/19751-starbound-developer-interview-finn-brice

Devs also have their own mod spotlight going on from the main site:

http://playstarbound.com/mod-spotlight-1/

If you ever want to see what mods the devs think are good to use, that be the place.


Next content update (1.1) seems to be improving a few things:



Already a month since release and we're getting some new content.