Video Game No Mans Sky Discussion

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ThraggLootrippa
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08:46:05 PM Aug 22nd 2016
edited by ThraggLootrippa
Trope question: This troper has been playing the game, and noticed that when the Space Pirates attack the player, the Sentinels don't step in and help fight them off. But if the player accidentally hits an alien ship at all, the Sentinels immediately warp in and start shooting the player. Does this count as My Rules Are Not Your Rules as the player isn't protected by the Space Police, or is there a more appropriate trope?
jormis29
09:55:25 PM Aug 22nd 2016
Larkmarn
07:27:48 AM Aug 23rd 2016
Bobchillingworth
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11:11:39 PM Aug 16th 2016
I don't have the time to get into it right now, but this game's page contains way too much promotional material, a lot of which isn't even accurate. For instance, the "alliance meters" in the game are bare-bones at best, and the examples given for how they work don't actually occur in the game.
Arawn999
11:33:44 PM Aug 16th 2016
Should all of that be squeezed into "What Could Have Been", or is there a different trope that better fits it?
ThraggLootrippa
08:40:23 PM Aug 22nd 2016
What Could Have Been would work, if we put what the developers claimed would be in the final product, and then what is actually in the game. I haven't found another trope that fits and/or can't remember another one.

That alliance system doesn't actually do much. I helped a Vy'keen dude build a nuke that he was going to fire at the Gek, and the Gek didn't care whatsoever.
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