To everyone who has a lvl 50 character or two, mines 600 gems an hour, and has 2,000 power on all their machines, congrats! You are awesome! And I am really enjoying some of your buildings/cities, especially the airship and flying car on Maryx.
However, I’m stuck in this mid-game failure to launch funk and it looks like I’m not alone. I’m using iron tools, and have been since I dunno lvl 20, now mid-30s on two characters (because, ya know, ya have to waste 1 character slot on a crafter). And I don’t foresee getting better tools any time soon because on a T5 planet after 4+ hours of mining I have found 1 titanium and 5 gems ever. Most tools probably take power to forge or something, and power takes gems. And I can’t find gems… but power needs gems… and mining with iron is slow… but better tools are made from gems… and it takes gems to make gems…
Could buy gems, maybe. Not interested in that. Not how I want to play the game. I’m going to keep playing a little here and there, been playing a few hours a day since early launch. But what I described above, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say a lot of people aren’t going to find appealing.
I don’t have any suggestions for how to fix it. But I don’t want to see Boundless turn into a niche cult classic that only 100 devoted people play.