So, turns out that, in No Man’s Sky, you can only have the one freighter. You can up to 50 frigates, but not multiple freighters. This actually gives me a more discernible end point, in that when you offer to buy a freighter it’s always as part exchange. The biggest I’ve seen go for 85m units and I had 46m as of last night. Then I flogged a load of stuff and got it up to 52m, after today’s session it hit 65m, so getting much, much closer.
Partly due to flogging some high-value items, as despite raiding manufacturing facilities and operations centres, the game has become stingy on its crafting recipes. Since I have about 30m worth of stashed goods, I may as well flog the generated high-value goods from the farming, which regenerates daily, and can nabs me 4-5m a time.
The other satisfaction has been in kitting out the new starship. There is a limit of no more than three upgrades per device, but, if you have a separate section, like say Technology, the rule does not apply. I’ve used this to seriously amp up the shielding and cannons and it’s really paying off. So, current activity is doing missions to get the nanites to buy the S-class upgrades for cannon, shield, pulse engine and hyperdrive - not to forget, plasma grenades upgrade for the multitool - still one to go.
Reached the top rank for Vy’Keen standing, reaching the higher tiers of the guilds, which open the door to more lucrative missions.
I’ve also got to the end of the story missions, well, it sounds like it - haven’t yet gone there.
Started a new base on a side of a mountaintop on a, no joke, Paradise Planet - it could only have one fitting name, Bond Villain HQ, thus it was so. I’ve also added storage to Base 2, plus a couple of landing pads, suspended above a lake no less - landing a ship on one of them looks damn cool. Probably be only exceeded by the ones I’m going to stick on base 3. (And, of course, the entire lot are linked up to the stargate network),
It is quite satisfying doing stuff on a planet that you have a base on, then flying back to it and as you descend, you can see the full extent of what you’ve built. Clearly, in this respect, bigger is better.