This game is so frustrating yet so addictive. It’s glitchy and tends to crash without warning and despite a couple of updates to the game, weird shit keeps happening.
Like, I was traveling from a space station to my home base via the teleporter, something that seems to take a long time to happen and you just get used to the long delay and I’ll sometimes put my controller down to give my hands a break… but this time, I was glad I hadn’t put it down because when I reappeared, I did so in mid-air! I mean, I was really up in the air and only my quick reaction to use my jetpack to ease my landing saved me from an unexpected death.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I wasn’t even on or near my home base, which I now had to walk a fairly decent distance to get to and I’m saying, “What the hell just happened… and why did I appear here and not at the base?” Members of the Facebook group were reporting similar incidents and, I guess, we collectively just chalked it up to yet another glitch in the game that Hello Games is either ignoring or they don’t know how to fix it… or the many other glitches one can run into while roaming the galaxy.
Later, I was on a task to repair one of my damaged frigates and wondering if I could fire the crew of this particular frigate – they just keep breaking the ship and not finishing missions. I’m on the last repair, took a step… and fell right through the floor I was standing on… and into open space. I look down and there’s the planet beneath my feet and after a moment, I start to fall and I’m thinking, “Oh, shit – I’m fucked!” even though there are some guys who will deliberately make the big drop and in the hope of landing safely.
But I didn’t fall to my death; my jetpack “ran out of gas” for a moment and I thought I was gonna die… then noticed that I was standing still and not falling. Okay! I tried to get back onto the ship I was fixing, couldn’t do it, wound up activating my last save and wound up back where I started, all safe and sound.