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A Look at the “Epreeto I” System and Its Majestic Diplos

A Look at the “Epreeto I” System and Its Majestic Diplos

A few months back, I dusted off the No Man’s Sky save file that I started in August 2016 when moving from PS4 to PC for the game. I set it aside when NEXT landed in 2018, thinking that it might be a good time to start over, anew. In that original save, shortly after the Atlas Rises update, I left Euclid behind and jumped to the Eissentam galaxy (the 10th galaxy). So, for most of the past two years, I’ve been playing the more recent save, in the Euclid galaxy.

This past week I entered a yellow star system and set down on a violently toxic world swept with frequent Extreme Radiation storms resulting from a nuclear catastrophe that took place at some point in the distant past. As I was running about, making a quick exploration of the surface, I spotted a diplo off in the distance, only a greenish-yellow silhouette in the howling toxic maelstrom that was underway. On closer inspection I found that it was a pair of diplos — mother and daughter. They travelled together, never wandering away from one another. Well, not until I threw down some Enzyme Fluid bait and let the momma take me for a little joyride.

The pair I found are of the species Z. Musikereum. They are of gender: “rational.” Additional notes on the species follow.

Encountered on Erithor II, where they have adapted to the nuclear catastrophe that enveloped the planet. Possessed of a tremendous natural strength, they fear no other creature that walks upon this world. Their diet consists of fallen fruit that has begun to rot. This fermented, bacteria-enriched mush appears to have a vital place in their digestive system. Additional observations: Born on meteors

I took some photos and captured some video of these majestic diplos, and recorded bits of my exploration of the other three planets in the system. The system definitely holds some impressive sites. In my experience, the Eissentam galaxy definitely delivers, but more on that later (and soon)…

Have a look and portal in for a visit, if you’re in Eissentam.

Butterflies (Thirty Different Ones)

Butterflies (Thirty Different Ones)

I am just under 2,100 hours into the game and of all the flora and fauna that I encounter along the way in my explorations, it is the “butterflies” that strike me the most. Not long after starting off back in 2016, I began documenting each sort of butterfly I encountered with photo screenshots. So far I have documented 30 different clusters of them and they are presented, above. See the full-size image, with greater detail.

I have encountered a wide variety, with some fairly close repeats. A particular sort I have only encountered two or three times, and they are so small as to be invisible from any distance and require real work in capturing. The second specimen in the second row of the photo above is an example. This particular sort moves only when I, too, am moving and appears as a scanner dot only, until careful photo mode zooming reveals their bizarre shape. I recall it took about 20 minutes to capture that one image.

In the above photo, starting at the top-left with the most recent specimen and moving to the right and down, one can see butterflies I have encountered in every major version of the game dating all the way back, at the end, to version 1.0. I continue to record those that I encounter and will present more compilations in the future. (Pardon the nod to Pink Floyd.)