About gleambow in circa

I agree, It would probably have been a better idea to put it on a different planet. As you point out there are only 4 participating planets this time, and its not overcrowding exactly, but all participants in gleambow hunting are being directed to one of the 4 T3+ lush planets.

As one of the players who did not know this was going on, I chased down at least 3 meteors that were spawned in this fashion, only to find that someone teleported directly there and had completed it just before I got in range to get credit. It is discouraging, and it did cost me time on brews and food to chase down a meteor I get next to nothing from. They are also visible from a long way off, and will draw hunters, just as they drew me.

Once I figured out what was going on I completely avoided the areas where they were dropping and actually ended up going to a different planet, that way I wouldn’t even get faked out by seeing the gleambows in the distance that I would get nothing from.

If this player event had been done on say Delta Cancret, there would be a lot less issue, as no one going there is expecting to hunt gleambow, unless they are going there with Augments. It is hindsight though, and something to think about for next gleambow maybe, since its already organized and running as it is, and there’s only 4 days left, shifting everyone to a new planet is probably more hassle than it is worth.

Gleambow in general seems designed to increase drama and pit players against eachother. The “race” element in it did that from the start. Limiting the GB to only 4 planets narrowed the field increasing competition of this limited resource. Then this event also added conflicting goals for players : either clear it quick for exotic colored blocks, or draw it out for sacs. So we have to choose getting a good shot at the blocks for building the rest of the year, or to farm sacs so I can maybe spawn them later. If you run into a player with the opposing goal, someone is going to be upset.


Haha yeah maybe, either way I will say the chance is small, and I have a lot of fun chasing the meteors so it still worth it!

The people who have started and I have said this multiple times that people are allowed to do what ever they want and can go after any meteor they chose. The people who are harassing others are a small minority and we are not preventing anyone from doing what they want to do.

It’s funny how people are complaining about what a minority of people are doing,( which I’ve personally apologized for and said it’s absolutely wrong ) because they are trying to dictate how others should play the game while at the same time dictating how we should play it. How about we use our augments where and how we chose to do so. Because of a few bad apples we shouldn’t play how we chose when the majority of us are actually being nice and helpful. I just don’t understand this negativity.

Come to the forums they said, it will be fun they said…

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Since I started this I’ve had at least 25 augments that haven’t worked.

I haven’t been playing much during the event and I currently have 50 augments set aside for after.

I don’t know how many you’ve used but that sounds atrocious. Are there just so many players experiencing this that there’s some consensus it should be this way?

If these need to be used during the event it would be nice to know while the event is live. This thread seems in danger I’ll start a support thread more specific to the topic.

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I bet they’re just spawning hella far away. They can be the next region over I think

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It seems like being all bunched up on one planet might be causing some of the GB groups’ augments to not work:


This is something that’s been happening with multiple people. I’ve been in discord since we started the group thing and there’s usually over ten people in there and it’s happened to every single one of us multiple times. I’m on ps4 but many are on pc and have the mods to help see meteors.

Thanks for that information.


Oh I see. Well that sucks : /

Thanks to @majorvex we know know why

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So it’s better to use the augments either after the event OR on non-Lush T3+ planets during the event because otherwise there is a chance you will be wasting your augments…


Yes, they are harming themselves and risk wasting their mutated sac augments by using them on busy event planets :woman_shrugging:


Yea… wanna know why? Regular meteors and gleambows don’t mix

They don’t mix? How so?

Creatures kill us…

If the devs didn’t want this to be the case, they would have limited GB meteors to T1 & T2 planets.

You still have to deal with the creatures on the event planets anyway.

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This is true, but wave after wave of creatures is pretty tough when you have a time limit

I had lost almost all interest in boundless and this hunt that was organized is maybe the most fiun I’ve had with the community since I started on day one. I’ve made so many new friends and my love love for this game was being rekindled but that didn’t last very long. I am totally utterly disheartened by this whole thing now. Because of a few bad apples something that has been a really positive experience for 95% of people involved has been turned into something completely negative.

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Meteor groups are a good thing :+1: Most people do have fun with them. I know I always do when I join them.

It sounds like you are doing your part by posting signs telling people to not over-react if an unknowing player comes across the spawned meteor and takes blocks. People can’t “steal” unplotted blocks or meteors, so there’s no reason for anyone to say someone did. That’s all. Groups aren’t bad at all. Quite the contrary. Bad apples are bad. Maybe let people know they will be reported if they repeatedly abuse others - regardless of whether or not they are with a group.