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Adding a company 9/24/19[edit source]

I have a large collection of detailed, resource bases I'm wanting to put here as a company. I believe I have all the listed requirements but I have no idea how to begin. I suppose my first question is whether I need permission to add it. After that it would be helpful if there were a guide of some sort to begin adding and editing. Any help would be great. Vanyelmage (talk) 04:08, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

I've added some information to your user profile page - hope it helps. Thanks! Ddfairchild (talk) 15:23, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

COMPLETE - General Rules and Best Practices on Community Portal 09/11/2018[edit source]

I wasn't sure if I should clear updates to the Community Portal first, so this question is twofold :)

  1. Should I use the discussion page option (like what I did here) to initiate updates that I would like to see in areas like the Community Portal, Best Practices, and General Rules?
  2. In either case, how do you feel about linking to these two pages from the No Mans Sky Wiki:Community portal?

I found that these were really helpful when getting started in this community. Enana356 (talk) 15:29, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

I have found that if you want to start a discussion concerning a specific page, then the talk page for the page in question is the best place to post your question. In regards to your suggestion, I have added links to the pages you indicated, plus several other "Explained" pages. If you have suggestions for additional pages of this type, just post your ideas here. Ddfairchild (talk) 02:02, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Ddfairchild! Sounds good and will do. I'll also be sure to read over the 'Navigators' and 'Version Edits' pages that you included as well. Enana356 (talk) 12:38, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

First Traveler mission 09/09/2018[edit source]

Was wondering if anyone could help me with The First Traveler mission:

Im doing the mission and it says i need to build a mind arc and that the components are required by a scientist but when i go to my scientist at his terminal he doesnt tell me anything to do. I’m wondering if anyone else was having a similar problem.

Also it wont allow me to build a farming terminal at my base. It doesnt show up under the constuction and my engineer doesnt tell me to do anything when i talk to him. Wondering if anyone else has similar problems.

Base Computer Questline 08/10/2018[edit source]

I have just taken receipt of the blueprint for the Oxygen/Atmosphere Harvester. At each stage of the questline you receive a new blueprint. However 'nothing found' came up after the 82% archive complete message and I was worried that my game had bugged. Does anybody know what rewards you are meant to receive for the Base computer questline. Regards from the Carromkid.

Carromkid (talk) 15:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

COMPLETE - Reorganizing the Community on the Wiki 08/04/2018[edit source]

The emergence of civilizations in No Man's Sky demands a rethink in how these communities' submissions are organized. With increasing planet/star system discoveries from them, each typically on a separate page, it can reduce ease of navigation for users unfamiliar with the game and civilization activity. While I'm uncertain of the optimal approach to change this, a current crude idea is to consolidate and adjust civilization pages accordingly, likely with a heavy use of templates to ensure the civilization pages aren't totally wrecked.

Each civilization would work within the constraints of their page, and maintain planet/star system discoveries there, perhaps in some part through users' Journals, and/or their own User pages. This is also where we jump into the Journals, as although they haven't seen as much of a problem as Planets/Star Systems in terms of pages (compare, Star Systems/Planets sitting at approx. 2,300 & 2,500 pages respectively to 107 Journal pages) they could also use some review. Journals are ideally where players would log their discoveries, but not with separate pages for each journal entry, nor separate categories for each user.

Instead, they would title their Journal page with their username and expand a single Journal page with headings for each entry. This is, of course, assuming we even want to retain the Journal format, as there may be a better solution through user pages as we might observe via users like Blakespot's page.

In brief my thoughts are along these lines:

  • Consolidate player discoveries to Journals limited to a single, continually expanded page (and no subcategories for each user, as that would no longer be necessary) and/or User pages.
  • Encourage civilizations to centralize their members' discoveries through linking said Journals/User pages on their Civilization page. This cleans up the wiki and aids their own members, by improving accessibility and accountability/crediting for discovery contributions.
  • Provide guidance during transition for new page formatting to allow for the sudden increase in information density, i.e. instead of linking separate pages, creating appropriate headings to allow for quick traversal through a single page to relevant information. --Gmr Leon (talk) 07:00, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Much as I admire your willingness to consider new options, I can tell you from much experience of editing, reviewing, and adjusting pages that one of the things that our civspace editors like (and I'm sure would never willingly relinquish) is the ability to make their civspace and discovery pages their own. While there tends to be some similarity here and there (which is why we have preload template pages), the expansion our editors have taken on the various pages spans an amazing range.
There are distinct limitations with journal pages, and trying to convert star system and planet pages into journals would be a major, major effort, and many of the pages would lose a lot in the process. For those editors who spend a good deal of time fleshing out their pages (check out the pages of Stream of P0ne or Intothedoor or Edgarsoft) forcing them to log all of their discoveries onto a single journal page would defeat the whole purpose of discovery and documentation.
IMHO, part of what makes the NMS wiki what it is (and the amount of traffic it receives) IS the freedom to create page after page of detail (if you want to), or to create only civspace lore pages (if that's what you want to do). We encourage our editors to create their pages in a manner that best suits their discovery style, AND editing style. We would have no problem if you choose to document your discoveries in the manner you've described, but for the rest of the NMS universe, we will let the editors continue to have the freedom they have enjoyed so far. Thanks! Ddfairchild (talk) 05:04, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

COMPLETE - Are all Elements on every Planet? 31 October 2016[edit source]

As far as I'm aware, no. As i have traveled the current galaxy I am in, i have been on certain planets that have not had any sign of a certain element.

The date that I made this page, I was adventuring on a planet and came across a ship that had one more space than my previous ship, so as anyone would do I took the crashed ship and attempted to fix it. When I came to the point of fixing my main boosters, i saw that i needed 20 zinc.

So I went out to find a Zinc plant, but i could not find any plants anywhere. Yes, the planet was moon-like, there was hardly any plants at all. There was caves, like most planets. but even though I've searched the caves, I still could not find any Zinc. I've also seen another case where another player was searching and almost couldn't find any Plutonium. He did what I did; walked to the nearest encampment and bought plutonium from the galactic market.

If anybody else has seen this happen on a planet they have been on, please share. OnlyTheBestQuality (talk) 11:53, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

The answer is definitely no. If all elements were available everywhere, there would be no real reason to ever leave your home planet. Buying the element you needed was probably the most efficient way to proceed. Ddfairchild (talk) 14:34, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

COMPLETE - Spaceships and multitools 18 August 2016[edit source]

Hi i wanted to throw my 2 cents on how i think wiki should operate when it comes to spaceships and multitools.

Since game is "procedurally generated" U can find two of entities(using entities as spaceship/multitool reference) with same stats same colour but diffrent names or diffrent stats but same name etc..

Considering this i think that adding new entries for each new such combo is pointless thus we should somehow organize it ...

As u might have seen each of those combos will have 1 linked attribute - main body Thus sorting them by that body type would be the best option (same with ships)

Leaving only one concern - choosing name of such body type - which could be part of the name ,actual name of one of the variations

Those thoughts came to me since I'm about to heavly edit wiki page (multi tool how to obtain places,ss, variations generation mechanic

I would like an input of someone else since its my first time I'm about to edit wiki

Edit current system would be preserved for unique multitools number 5,6 of google image search of "multitool nms" Rudy1221 (talk) 14:50, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Whatever seems like noone cares Rudy1221 (talk) 14:50, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Wow, you gave up very fast. There are only a handful of people who use discussion pages on this wiki, so don't be discouraged if nobody replies within 5 hours.--TakaNoYaiba (talk) 18:48, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
I restored the discussion. I'm not following what it is you are proposing. Can you provide an example? --Alianin T •  C 19:09, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
My guess what he means is: Since ships and multitools are procedurally generated, putting them with the names they first appear with together is pointless. They should be sorted after their main body type but we don't know how we should name those main body types. Maybe there's a part of the name all ships/multitools with a certain main body type have that we could use (something like "pistol type" for Harmony of Gudhiekt-Mydo, H3-4 Rising Arc, Reflex Thagrenbo-Xopre while describing the main body in a page then putting all the multi-tools fitting the description in that page). --TakaNoYaiba (talk) 12:18, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
I guess we could try to do that - a Category:Starships Model / Category:Multi-tool Model and enforce every discovered items to have least one sc associate with them so we can organize them in by shape, length, manufacturer (entities) or even color, really... But either way, this is the best we can do for now to keep track of them by having them on Category:Starships and Category:Multi-tools--Wei2Awesome (talk) 17:55, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
This method of sorting by appearance has been instituted on the multi-tool page, and a wide variety of multi-tools categorized in that manner. There are many multi-tools listed in the wiki, however, that have no picture attached. These obviously cannot be categorized. If you are going to add a reference for a new multi-tool, be sure and include a picture and if possible. Also include the situation where the tool was encountered (i.e. trading, for sale, in a wall kiosk, as a reward, whatever) Ddfairchild (talk) 14:26, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Discord[edit source]

I've made a Discord server for this wiki. All are welcome. Invite link --Pcj (talk) 22:20, 15 May 2019 (UTC)