11 things we wish we'd known when starting No Man's SkyFrom inventory management to multitool selection, GameSpot's Jean-Luc Seipke has got some valuable advice for the new No Man's Sky explorer.
No Man's Sky is a game that doesn't hold your hand leaving many of its systems for you to discover for yourself which is half the fun. Still, you can potentially waste so much time and money at the start that there are some things we wish we knew when we first started playing, like these things. [MUSIC] Let's start with getting some of that easy money. Catalog everything, analyze a planet's flora and fauna and report your discoveries for a steady stream of quick cash. [MUSIC] Those animals aren't just for cataloging and murdering though, [SOUND] Feeding animals will make them happy and lead you to some rare minerals. So did he just poop that out, I mean, where did that come. I'm still digging it. [MUSIC] Now, when exploring a planet remember to plan ahead with resources and equipment. Make sure you have enough resources to keep your multi tool ecto suit and star ship charged before landing on a planet. If you happen to not have enough plutonium for your launch thrusters for example it is entirely possible to land on a planet with zero plutonium. And then you're stuck and your only choice is to kill yourself and load the last save. Inventory management is actually a pretty big deal in this game and can be a pain at the beginning, especially when you don't have that many slots. You'll hear this phrase a lot. [UNKNOWN] A good trick is to transfer secondary and valuable resources back to your ship when traveling on foot. Your starship's storage holds twice as many resources as the exosuit slots. Just remember that you can send anything to your ship no matter where you are, but if you want to retrieve it from your ship you have to be nearby it. [MUSIC] Speaking of which, you want to be mindful of the distance from your starship when exploring on foot. Rather than walking for minutes to explore or reach a point of interest, consider flying there. It's an added step, but it saves time and negates the need of constantly having to backtrack to your ship. Now, if you've already messed up and are horribly far away from your ship, some outposts have these devices, that when given a bypass chip, will call your ship to you. [MUSIC] Did you know that planes fly faster the higher they are up in the atmosphere? That science right there and it also fly to no man sky. If your destination on the planet is further away, fly up till you can see the curvature of the planets. You'll notice that the destination timer is much smaller. Again science. Another important thing you want to do as soon as possible is get yourself a fancy new multi-tool make sure you pick one with plenty of tunes Don't spend too much time upgrading a multi-tool that doesn't have that many slots, especially your first one. It's garbage don't waste your time. [MUSIC] When entering a new system the first thing you should do is head right to the space station. The galactic trade terminal there will tell you how much elements are worth in the system compared to the galactic average. See these ones with the starts on them? These are the ones with the best market price and are what you want to spend your time mining while in the system. And the best way to find the valuable elements in the system is to follow trade routes. See these trails in the sky? Follow those and they will lead you to a whole cache of valuables. [MUSIC]. [MUSIC] The terminal isn't the only way to trade though. All the other ships in the hangar are full of space traders with their own values. Some of these guys are collectors for ancient artifacts, and these are the ones you want to sell your relics to. [MUSIC] These traders will also sell you their ship but don't jump the gun and buy one right away. You can actually find a new ship through transmissions which are available on every planet. It's definitely a luck of a draw, but it does beat dropping upwards to 310,000 units. [MUSIC] And finally, once you get the warp drive working, go to an atlas station asap. They're marked as red on the map. You will get an item that is critical .We're not going to spoil this one, but trust us. You want it. And there you go. That is a bunch of tips and tricks that we wish we knew when we started no man sky Have any hot tips that you've discovered please share them in the comments below, and for even more videos on No Mans Sky stay tuned to Game Spot. [MUSIC]