- After completing Starfield’s main quest and exploring to their satisfaction, players have the option to start over as Starborn, but the experience remains largely the same. Trying something new is important to escape the primary gameplay loop.
- This is exactly what Reddit user mewrius did, as they spent an entire day clearing Venus’ asteroid field, with their screen entirely covered in resources.
- While shooting asteroids on Venus may not be the most efficient way to earn credits in Starfield, each asteroid counts as a mineral deposit and can yield valuable resources like Iron or Water.
One Starfield player decided to spice up their playthrough by grav-jumping to Venus and clearing every single asteroid from its orbit. Though Starfield enjoyed success at launch, breaking several milestones and setting new Bethesda records, its player count on Steam has dwindled by an alarming amount ever since. Starfield‘s ship builder and gunplay were universally praised, but many fans were disappointed by its procedural generation and shallow world-building.
After wrapping up the storyline of each faction in Starfield, completing the Constellation main quest, and exploring to a degree that they’re satisfied with, Starfield players have the option to enter the Unity and do it all over again as Starborn. While the new dialogue option offers a shortcut through a select few moments in the main quest, and even offers a chance to prevent a certain character’s death, the experience largely remains the same: they need to gather Artifacts, advance their Starborn powers, and ultimately enter Unity. In order to escape the primary gameplay loop, it’s important for players to try something new.
Iconic Bethesda RPG Features Starfield Missed Out On
Bethesda is known for creating unique gaming experiences, but several of the developer’s signature features were missing from Starfield.
Whereas most fans dedicate themselves to ship building or outpost decoration, mewrius decided to break up the monotony with an asteroid hunting session on Venus instead. Considering that their ship is decked out with six Slayton Aerospace Thrusters, it should be more than enough to glide through an asteroid field. While shooting at space rocks isn’t considered an optimal way to earn credits in Starfield, each asteroid counts as a mineral deposit, and as such, can yield resources such as Iron or Water.
Though ship weapons in Starfield come in three major categories, particle weapons are far and away the best option for just about any scenario. On paper, laser weapons are ideal for melting through enemy shields, while ballistics are perfect for damaging the hull. However, particle weapons deal respectable damage to both shields and the hull. This lack of a downside has made them a fan favorite in Starfield, though they are often paired with missile weapon systems in most ship builds.
Shattered Space Could Give Bored Players New Things to Do
Ultimately, Bethesda fans are anxiously waiting to see what Shattered Space will bring to Starfield as its first major DLC. Based on community feedback, it has a long list of improvements to make – such as providing better support for melee builds, introducing a new way to travel on land, and hopefully creating more handcrafted content in Starfield‘s open world. Though the developers have been tight-lipped about the release date of Shattered Space, over 250 Bethesda employees are still assigned to Starfield, implying that the game will receive substantial post-launch support in the months to come.
- September 6, 2023