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Death forces a player to reload the game.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Penalties[edit | edit source]
- Upon death (by losing all health points) the player loses all discoveries not uploaded to the Atlas, and all resources the player was carrying and had not stored/sold properly. However, the resources will be put in a "grave" where the player died so they can be collected again. (Note: Upon logging out your gravemarker will disappear)
- See Starship destruction for rules regarding death and your starship.
- Items such as the multi-tool, exosuit, jetpack and blueprints are not lost.
- In Survival mode all resources the player was carrying are lost.
- If the player dies in space while outside of their starship, such as by falling through an unloaded area, they will not receive any penalties. In a multiplayer game, the death message will display, "<player> died (Death by cosmic ray bombardment)".
Causes[edit | edit source]
There are several ways for the player to die and each one will result in different messages to be displayed. The following list is taken from the game file.
- Voluntary – Life became too hard. (It is unknown how this can be achieved, please add information if possible.)
- Police – Death by Sentinel attack ship.
- Asteroid – Death by asteroid collision.
- Landing – Death by high speed ground-impact. (Death due to collision with terrain when using jetpack)
- Freighter – Death by freighter defence laser system.
- Ship – Death by ship combat.
- Gun – Death by Sentinel attack drone.
- Creature – Death by planetary predator.
- Standstone – Death by mysterious relic.
- Laser – Death by laser.
- Player – Anomalous Combat Death Detected (Death by another player)
- Terrain – Death by catastrophic planetary impact. (Death due to collision with terrain when using starship)
- Radiation – Death by radiation.
- Toxic – Death by toxic inhalation.
- Cold – Death by hypothermia.
- Drown – Death by oxygen starvation.
- Heat – Death by heat exposure.
- Walker – Death by Sentinel walker.
- Energy – Death by life support system failure
- Plant – Death from deadly plant toxins
- Lost in Space – Death by cosmic ray bombardment (Death by exposure to space, for example falling off a frigate. This is not considered as an actual death and there will be no penalties.)
- Fiend – Death by stalking monstrosity
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Each time the player dies, the screen fades to black and the player is presented with one of the following quotes randomly.
The sequence is taken from the game file.
|1.||The gods do not protect fools.
Fools are protected by more capable fools.
|Larry Niven, Ringworld|
|2.||The only way of discovering the limits
of the possible is to venture a little way
past them into the impossible.
|Arthur C. Clarke|
|3.||I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
|4.||In such seconds of decision entire futures are made.||Dan Simmons. Hyperion|
|5.||The supreme irony of life is that hardly
anyone gets out of it alive.
|6.||All reality is a game.||Iain M. Banks, The Player of Games|
|7.||We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.||Ray Bradbury|
|8.||Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful.
It's the transition that's troublesome.
|9.||Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.||Philip K. Dick,|
I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon
|10.||The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve,
but a reality to experience.
|Frank Herbert, Dune|
|11.||To appreciate the wonder of the universe,
one must first remain alive.
|Neal Asher, Dark Intelligence|
|12.||I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around,
and don't let anybody tell you different.
|Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country|
|13.||We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst
of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that
we should voyage far.
|H. P. Lovercraft, The Call of Cthulhu|
|14.||A star has died. Elsewhere in the cosmos,
in an unremarkable corner of one galactic arm,
a child was born. Such is the balance of existence.
|Alan Dean Foster, Star Trek|
|15.||I see the blackness. Worse than space,
worse than anything. Utterly black,
and it swallows me whole.
|James Smythe, The Explorer|
|16.||Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed
my own troubles and all the gravities of
|H.G. Wells, The Time Machine|
|17.||There's a difference between the fact that the
universe is inherently unfair on a cosmic level,
and the fact that life is unfair because people
are actively making it so.
|John Scalzi, Old Man's War|
|18.||So much universe, and so little time.||Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero|
|19.||I guess you could call it a 'failure',
but I prefer the term 'learning experience'.
|Andy Weir, The Martian|
|20.||I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke.||Neil Gaiman, American Gods|
|21.||There is no such thing as science fiction,
there is only science eventuality.
|22.||Eternity is a long time, especially towards the end.||Stephen Hawking|
|23.||Two things are infinite: the universe and human
stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
|24.||There seems to be more to the universe than
random, chaotic, purposeless movement of a
collection of molecular particles.
|Edgar D. Mitchell (Apollo 14 astronaut)|
|25.||We'd stared into the face of Death,
and Death blinked first.
|Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave|
|26.||Stability is the beginning of the end. We only
walk by continually beginning to fall forward.
|27.||Even when the world throws it worst and
then turns in its back, there is still always hope.
|Pittacus Lore, The Power of Six|
|28.||Reality is shaped by the forces that destroy it.||D. Harlan Wilson, The Kyoto Man|
|29.||We walk in dark places no others will enter.||J. Michael Straczynski|
|30.||If you're going to do something that crazy,
save it for when it'll make a difference.
|Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice|
|31.||Polluted by crimes, and torn by the bitterest
remorse, where can I find rest but in death?
|Mary Shelley, Frankenstein|
|32.||Here lies one from a distant star, but the soil is
not alien to him, for in death he belongs to the universe.
|Clifford D. Simak, Way Station|
|33.||We think everything in this universe has to conform
to our paradigm of what makes sense.
|Robert Buettner, Overkill|
|34.||Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.||Carl Sagan|
|35.||Sometimes I think I must have a Guardian Idiot.||Spider Robinson|
|36.||We're each of us alone, to be sure. What can you
do but hold your hand out in the dark?
|Ursula K. Le Guin,|
The Unreal and the Real Volume 2
Additional information[edit | edit source]
- The causes are extracted from the NMS_LOC1_ENGLISH.MBIN (1.77) and NMS_LOC4_ENGLISH.MBIN (1.77) game files, while the quotes are extracted from the NMS_LOC1_ENGLISH.MBIN (1.77) game file.
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 41 amazing things you might not know about No Man's Sky (3 August 2015) Retrieved on 11 July 2016