To The Random No Man’s Sky Players Who Gave Me Free Stuff

To The Random No Man’s Sky Players Who Gave Me Free Stuff
I've attached my latest selfie. Why? Because I'm cute as heck! (Screenshot: Hello Games)

Hi. You probably don’t remember me. I was the chubby Gek pilot exploring the Nexus for the first time when you both handed me some supplies. I didn’t catch your names, but I want to say thank you!

I’m betting all the credits in my spacesuit that I looked pretty lost. My last go at No Man’s Sky multiplayer was back when you couldn’t even see the other players. So I was shocked to see so many folks running around the Nexus the first time I docked. Even more shocking: A notification indicated that one of you had given me an item! I’m still getting my space legs, so that case of life-support gel was extremely helpful.

But I couldn’t believe what happened next. As I was leaving, you handed me an armful of Indium and ran off before I could even get a look at you. I had no immediate need for that particular space metal, so I offloaded most of it at the nearest space station… for over 8 million credits! Your generosity helped me buy several upgrades for my ship as well as a brand-new multitool with several weapon attachments. It’s been very useful in dealing with the horrors in those derelict freighters.

I’m sure it was nothing for you, but your friendly gestures were touching, and made my return to No Man’s Sky significantly less stressful. I feel like a jerk for not thanking you in person. I’ll be sure to pay your generosity forward once I, too, have become a rich space captain!

Your friend, Ian Walker


  • You know what, with the latest patch allowing the exploration of derelict ships infested by aliens? With proper multiplayer now onboard? Now is the time to re-review NMS. They’ve put so much effort and love into the game despite the controversial start to it, so much free DLC and have weathered the horrible (well deserved) initial slamming of how the game came out, I cannot help but praise these guys so much. The game is easily a friggin masterpiece now compared to what it was upon release. So much fun to play, so much to do, it’s great. Any chance of that? A whole new review, not a rehash of the old one?

  • Exploring derelict freighters, you say?

    Welp, guess I have to boot up NMS again. It really is the game that keeps on giving.

  • I only played this recently, once it became part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, and I thought it was great. The derelict freighters were one of the last things I did.

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