Starfield Player Uses The Game's Outpost System To Create A Massive Factory

A Starfield player has spent over a 100 hours building a massive factory using the game's outpost system. And it's still a work in progress.

darthv72251d ago

some of the stuff people come up with in this game is pretty crazy. I've seen a hamburger ship and a semi w/trailer ship.

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Obscure_Observer251d ago

This is trully amazing!

I´m having a hard time building ships, but I´m getting better at it.

It´s a slow but pleasant learning curve.

Tacoboto251d ago

It's also amazing how persistently bitter others are that people enjoy this game.

Really shows the difference between gamers who care about having fun and those who care about petty tribalism.

I just hit 40 hours playtime, and I couldn't be having a better time despite having a similar struggle upgrading my ship. At level 22 I've spent my last 3 skill points on Ship-related Skills (quicker turns, higher shield capacity, next up is access to improved parts).

If you sell your planet survey data to Vladimir in the Eye, he'll give you a higher price than the Trade Authority. Tonight I'm planning on more ship upgrades and Constellation mission board quests.

Lighter9251d ago

I completely agree. Sell planet survey data? Whaaaat?!

dumahim251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

Wait until you unlock class C ships, but find out there's more ship parts you can't access because they're locked behind a level gate. There's not much info about what unlocks when and where. Just the good stuff doesn't unlock until level 60.

Also, about the planet survey data. I had heard that the book seller in Akila gave the most for the survey data.

Tacoboto251d ago

@Lighter ohh yes. I got survey data from over half of the Eridani system's planets and moons - Vladimir gave me over 6700 credits for just one alone. You have to converse with him first about Artifacts before selling to him becomes an option.

He ran out of money before I even sold half of the survey data. It was a long journey trying to find the Solar Storm Season evidence in the system but very fruitful at the end - 9000c just for that discovery alone plus all that data.

If you're stuck in that Constellation Mission Board task trying to find that specific "planet", DM me and I'll tell you the right place to look.

Takwin251d ago

I'm waiting on a mod so I can remove all space combat. I want zero. I want literally everything else in the game. But the space combat is so bad, I'll wait. I even paid $100 for the special edition on Steam, but I will wait. It will be so good without a single second of space combat.

GhostScholar251d ago

I’ve spent so much time doing the surveys. It seems mundane on the surface but I’m loving it.

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dumahim251d ago

Ship building can be such a pain sometimes. You spend so much time making changes, trying things out, moving things around, to put it all together and be left with that 1 error for unattached modules. Can you point me to it? Of course not.

Tacoboto251d ago

You can only flip parts, you can't rotate them or even flip them in quarter increments.

Why can this rectangular cargo expansion only pin to a left or right side? Why can't this long rectangular cargo expansion rotate to be a wide rectangular cargo expansion?

ZeekQuattro251d ago

I only learned in recent days but if you click to highlight everything just move your ship. The unattached piece will reveal itself soon enough .

dumahim251d ago

Yes, great point. Oddly, there's some structural cowling pieces that not only flip, but will mirror vertically as well so there's 4 different options when you flip, but still only have attach points in the same plane.

Interesting tip, but if you highlight all to move it, doesn't the unattached stuff move as well or does that just cause them to highlight red?

ZeekQuattro251d ago

No the unattached piece stays behind while the rest of the pieces move. It will also be normal and not highlighted in red like everything else.

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Crows90251d ago

That's nice. What's he get for the hard work in the game?

I know outposts in fallout would have the occasional defend against bandits thing. Does starfield have that or did they dumb that down too?

got_dam251d ago

Hell yeah, Man. Fuck that guy for having fun in a video game.

Tacoboto251d ago

Crow will never play the game but you will spot him in every article complaining about it

Crows90251d ago (Edited 251d ago )


Already played the game. But I guess they dumbed it down didn't they? Outposts outside or resource collection are useless...

Never said anything against the guy. But it would be nice for the games system to reward the guy...unless you know fuck that guy...he has all this fun but it's good for nothing in the game....maybe that's what you prefer.

Soileh251d ago

So true man. I've just been wandering endlessly on each Starfield planet to the border of the tile, going back to orbit, redoing another tile and repeat. Haven't done ANY quests more than the bare minimum, spent over 100h just exploring the tiles and walking so far. A lot of people say this is boring but I think this is what makes it GOTY for me. I'm having fun, who can doubt that?

TheColbertinator251d ago

It is optional. I beat the game already and did the faction missions but didn't touch outposts since they are boring.

However if that is what some Starfield fans like to do, power to them.

Crows90251d ago (Edited 251d ago )


It's be nice for the system to be more fleshed out to reward this type of engagement with the game. But some here have low expectations.

So yeah...power to them! Unfortunately the game doesnt give them that.

aconnellan250d ago

“What’s he get”

To have fun?

zeuanimals250d ago

I'd rather just play a fully fleshed out game that goes hard in one aspect and excels at it, like Factorio, than a game that spreads its reach too wide trying to be everything to meh results. You ever have too much work on your plate that you have to half ass most if not all of it to get it done? That's Starfield. Less is actually more guys, if you can believe it.

MrNinosan251d ago

This is the best part of Starfield and out of my 50 hours I put into the game, 30 hours was spent building Outposts and Ships.

I hope we get updates to do even more because as of now, No Man Sky is lightyears ahead regarding the things you can build.

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Starfield's recent player spike is good, but it needs its Cyberpunk 2077 moment now

Starfield's recent player spike is a good sign, but Bethesda desperately need to line up their Cyberpunk 2077 moment.

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ZeekQuattro5d ago

I feel like the second big update that releases late this year will do just that. Part of the story expansion is also new means of transportation on planets.

P_Bomb5d ago

A good DLC could turn some heads. The Destiny games got momentum that way too.

piher5d ago

What player spike?

I checked steamcharts through the link in the article and it went from 8,000 to 11.500, so yea 20% but when the game peaked at 330,000 It's safe to say that the actual effect of this update was negligible.