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Astroneering with Brad and Vinny: Astroneering with Brad and Vinny [The Vinny View]

We return to the Planet of Lost Dreams and find... peace. We also find a surprising amount of gear, but mostly peace.

Brad and Vinny head into the world of Astroneer to soar to new heights and dig to new and dangerous depths.

May. 11 2020

Cast: Brad, Vinny

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Astroneer

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good cliffhanger

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You can toggle on/off your drill mods. They take a lot of power to use and are only really needed in rock you can't get through. Now that you have ammonium and aluminum, you can make solid-fuel thrusters to get off the planet. Get that research going again! ---and you totally missed the crow hole

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This game appears to be a corpse run simulator

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So sometimes this game generates items that overlap, like when a backpack goes away and all of the items expand to their normal size and they're too close (I've also seen it where the items just stay tiny). And then they explode apart as soon as you touch them. For example.

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What happened to Brad? Why's he taking pain pills?

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Vinny "Tell my drill mods I love them" Caravella.

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That backpack explosion was a real tragedy. They'll be teaching Astroneer cadets about that incident for years to come.

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I'm a little confused. Is this a premium, pay to watch thing, but oddly free on YouTube or am I missing something?

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@bamse: As far as I understand, Brads view is free everywhere. Vinny’s alternate view is premium.

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Edited By kevlargorilla

Colonel Vinny and Major Brad, this is mission control actual.

We can send short burst messages. Orders follow.

Your objective is to return to your home planet with 6 titanium and 6 copper. Do not consume these rare materials until further orders.

Use aluminum to make a new rocket engine and a centrifuge to aid in your mission. Use Organics to power your platforms. Turn off your drill and mods when not in use to conserve power.

God speed and good luck.

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This has become my favorite feature on GB. I watch both views separately in order to get more of this hot Astroneer action.

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This is, without a doubt, 100%, unequivocally, what I need in my life today.

EDIT: Same as the poster above - what happened to Brad that he's druggin'?

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@bamse: Only Brads is on YT, I'm guessing the 'main' stream is free then Vinny's view is behind premium.

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How 'bout a daily stream of Astroneer, like, somewhat of a run to test endurance.
n_n

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Vinny view gives me so much anxiety, I'm almost always on the verge of screaming "put some tethers down already" but I keep watching because he's so damn entretaining

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This feature has been an absolute delight!

But I really do hope they try to figure out rovers soon.

They've long had the materials to make them, and they solve a lot of the problems they're trying to figure out roundabout solutions to, like portable power/oxygen and faster more efficient digging/collecting.

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A friend and I are playing and are also on this planet, I think shadows really mess with the amount of hours you can get solar going. we realized we had shadows for the first third of daytime onto our stuff, instead of moving we decided we should just TEAR DOWN THE EFFING MOUNTAIN RIGHT BESIDE OUR BASE.

we did. we got a lot more solar going, we felt very powerful afterwards :P

also, we put some solar panels facing east and some facing west to capture powwer during sunrise and sundown, since medium solars are fixed and can only capture from certain angles.

hope it helps

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@tayliastwist said:

This feature has been an absolute delight!

But I really do hope they try to figure out rovers soon.

They've long had the materials to make them, and they solve a lot of the problems they're trying to figure out roundabout solutions to, like portable power/oxygen and faster more efficient digging/collecting.

No they haven't.

Its only now with the chem lab setup they can make the materials for med rover. And brad hasn't had a chance to review the research and avaiable mats yet, if they've missed stuff I think its helpful to let them know, but they haven't had a chance to find it for themselves yet, I dunno about them but thats the kinda spoiler I wouldn't want to be getting when its for parts of the game I haven't had a chance to poke at myself yet.

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@vinny@brad
A friendly cave paving tip: put tethers on the ceiling/walls (when in reach) of the cave and you'll never have to worry about accidentally knocking a tether over and disconnecting the lines while cavescaping. It takes an extra second to pick up and put the tethers on the ceiling, but that time is more than made up, in my experience, compared to having to pick up and re-place them on the path you're smoothing out. Or, worse, dying from tether lines that disconnect because a loose tether randomly decides to roll down a ramp. It also looks rad.
Loving y'alls streams!

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@curiosus: I do hear ya, and I've spoil tagged my post just in case. (Though they have engaged with the mechanics I described, with the tractor, already.)

And they have had access to the materials for a while, because they've been able to create the chem lab for a while (since they landed there).

I wasn't saying that they SHOULD have done it by now, just that I'm looking forward to them getting around to figuring that stuff out, because for me it was one of the more exciting learning processes that game has, and it has a few. =)

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@pijan said:

This game appears to be a corpse run simulator

Depends entirely on how you play. For many it's a pretty chill, meditative little exploration base building game.

@thorne:

A great tip. I generally don't bother with tethers at all as I'm used to the good ol' days where having too many tethers out tanked performance. I just keep a vehicle nearby for the oxygen and power and I dig clear paths while exploring underground rather than running around digging anywhere and everywhere getting lost. But yeah keep them high and out of the way. I usually put mine along the walls.

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"chat is suggesting an RTG"
"people in chat are suggesting a medium canister"

lmao wtf, chat with them hot strats.

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Aw @vinny I wish you read my message I sent you last week regarding my comments. Turns out watching a video at 5 am with no sleep and being stubborn about it is not a good use of my time on a website I love.

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1) didn't vinny have filters in the tank at the end? too bad he didn't remember about how he originally followed the light beam down the spike or he probably would have made it to the core

2) I hope they build a vehicle and put a drill on it soon

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high brad is the best lmao. Having been prescribed very high powered pain killers due to a rollover accident I can completely relate to his "squirrel" brain of just wanting to do everything, but not accomplishing much. Also this game seems like it would be a lot of fun while on pain meds haha.

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These streams are awesome and you guys are awesome. Really nice, relaxing, and entertaining. Thank you for the great content!

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It's thanks to Brad and Vinny that I've now put 30 hours into Astroneer and loving it! Looking forward to more Astroneering!

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Edited By noblenerf

@vinny just a heads up, this video is missing its airdate in the title (05/11/2020) and the next 'Vinny-view' Astroneer vid (https://www.giantbomb.com/shows/astroneering-with-brad-and-vinny-05112020-vinny-vi/2970-20271) has the wrong airdate in the title when it should have '05/20/2020'

As I was trying to sync the two current '05/11/2020' vids I was VERY confused :p