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No Man’s Sky is NOT wiping your early discoveries from the servers

E3 2016 No Man's Sky

Update August 27, 2016: The user who first alleged his named No Man's Sky fauna and flora discoveries had been reset after just two weeks has found his taxonomical records safe and sound.

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The species from Reddit user Dark_nexis's starting planet did not match the names he had given them after first discovering each at the beginning of his playthrough. But after re-downloading and reloading the game all his stellar nomenclature choices, such as Knucklehead, Crab Mauler and Large Crab Mauler, have returned. Thank science we've not lost these important findings.

Original story: When it comes to breaking promises, naysayers would say No Man’s Sky is now reaching Peter Molyneux levels of hype followed by ultimate disappointment. The latest ‘scandal’ to hit the game is the suggestion that player discoveries are being wiped from existence.

This is all according to a growing number of reports on Reddit, all sparked by one user who claimed to have returned to his starting planet only to discover the plants and animals he had uncovered at the start of play now no longer existed.

“I finally made it back after many hours and I found out all my discoveries were wiped,” offered user Dark_Nexis on Reddit. “I check a few neighboring stars I discovered and their discovers were wiped. So none of my named animals plants were ever saved.”

Said user claims No Man’s Sky remembers names he gave to systems and planets, but everything else he branded has been wiped. If this sounds like a one off, the flow of replies backing him up would suggest there’s enough evidence to point to this being a widescale problem.

“The more systems and planets I discover (or animals and plants, not sure what causes this) older animals, plants and checkpoints appear to be overridden or something,” replied Ultrasilvanus. “Discoveries are being erased in chronological order. First system, second system and so on. It's not random. It's a pattern, starting from your very first discoveries.”

The suggestion is users appear to have a limited number of plant and animal discoveries that No Man’s Sky will remember. Once you reach your limit - which is unknown as things stand - your first discoveries start being deleted.

Whether this is intentional or the result of an error is currently unknown, though naturally players affected are now reluctant to make any further discoveries as they play, lest they lose some important ones they made early on. 

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Shriven Avatar
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1 Year ago

Hello Games are getting quite a reputation...

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midimaker Avatar
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1 Year ago

That's one way to make the universe infinite...

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Guys sunk the ship but don't want to be held responsible for their actions/inactions.

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1 Year ago

I am legit starting to feel sorry for Hello Games and Sean Murray. It's like they used a Monkey Paw.

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1 Year ago

I'd like to see some of these updates as actual posts. As a commenter below has said, Hello Games is getting quite the reputation, and much of it is undeserved from people (and media) jumping to conclusions every-time a redditer finds a bug. (Or fails to find something that others already documented is in the game.)

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1 Year ago

I'm not sure it would make that much difference as its own, actual post. I mean, it already gets reposted to the top of the feed, with the beginning of the description starting with "UPDATE" and the date updated. Seems clear enough to me.

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Great journalism. Considering the same reddit user retracted his statement. His discoveries are all still there.

His post has an update. Apparently they eventually reloaded.

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1 Year ago

@Updated Article: First of all, I don't have the game, and dang this whole thing is weird. Article says (and lots of previous comments agree with) that the user updated their post. Now just the content itself has been deleted so there's just an empty post with tons of comments. But, beyond that...

There are still a couple of people who have reported that OP's fix doesn't work for them. One thing interesting is that (if I understand correctly) one person is intentionally playing offline to show that it's not a server issue. In which, realistically, it would make sense, as they would probably limit the amount of data of discoveries that can be made. But, then, in that case, the developers should probably have put a note about limitations when not playing online.

Haha, most of the media on this game boils down to "The developers should probably have [more communication]."

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