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As No Man's Sky players gear up for Next, the big update coming in July, they're readying their communities to welcome new players. For some, that means making new shareable farms and laying out community guidelines. For others, it means creating an intergalactic police force.


In the universe of No Man's Sky there's an animal that's only been spotted a few times. Called the Greater Mushroom Beetle, these are creatures that No Man's Sky players tried to locate for months on end. Yesterday, another specimen was finally discovered in the player-created Galactic Hub, and the community is hyped.


A year prior to the release of No Man's Sky, Jamie's sister passed away. While he was able to take solace in the game as he processed the grief, he found conversations surrounding the game were pretty toxic. So, he started his own No Man's Sky community that coalesced around the same portion of space. As his community grew, Jamie received an invitation to join a larger conglomerate of players: The United Federation of Travellers.


When No Man's Sky launched last year, an archaeology PhD student led a team of 30 players on a survey intending to understand the algorithms that built the game's worlds. This initial foray didn't pan out, as the game was missing features he needed to properly excavate. But after the 1.3 update, which radically altered No Man's Sky's planet generation, he hasn't only gotten better tools to dig with, but also an abandoned civilisation to explore.


No Man's Sky's vast universe was part of its initial appeal. You would go from planet to planet, completely alone, discovering and naming things along the way. For some players, that was too desolate, so they banded together to make the Galactic Hub, a portion of No Man's Sky that acted as a home base. After the most recent update, those established trade routes, farms and bases became unrecognisable. So, the community leaders of the Galactic Hub had to find a new home for their adventures.