I don’t like the killing aspect of No Man’s Sky. In a universe where there are riches waiting to be picked off the ground, and anyone can go and grab them, the violence of pirates and the like makes absolutely no sense. Why risk death stealing resources when they’re free to take? A lot of killing in this game is purely for its own sake. It stinks of an ill–considered setting.
Indeed, there are ‘mercenary’ missions which I simply won’t do. ‘Go kill lots of things, and we’ll give you a biscuit.’
Also, it must be said, the violence play in the game is awful. There really should be a game option to play the game without this crap. (The Creative option is partially there, but it breaks too many other things.)
Some video games are violent, others are not. Some are set in a violent context, so the in–game violence is understandable. No Man’s Sky is not. Much of the violence in the game is gratuitous and pointless, and I avoid it … usually ….
The game has robots called sentinals, which most of the time act as ‘gardeners’, and, provided the player behaves, leave the player alone. There are, however, some things to note:
- the sentinals sometimes go ‘mad’, and they attack (that kind of excuse for a fisticuffs would put them in jail in a civilised context ).
- the sane sentinals act as gardeners, and don’t like you messing things up, for example, picking flowers, digging up ores, and so on.
- there are some goals in the game with worthwhile, perhaps, rewards, that require slaughtering sentinals.
It’s that last point that explains this base. It exists to do that slaughtering, hence its name. It’s in Euclid.
The way it works:
- there are some plants by a side door that will cause sentinals to go nuts if picked, so pick one;
- go to the first floor and stand in an appropriate half blocked exit; use the local teleporters to switched position if necesssary;
- entice the first round of enraged sentinals into the middle of the quad by shooting at them;
- slaughter them and more powerful sentinals will replace them;
- keep slaughtering until the mega robot appears;
- go to the top floor and slaugther it;
- you’ve won; have a biscuit.
Whoever uses this base as intended will spend the rest of their lives with oil on their hands.