Thargoid Attacks: Where, When and What you can do about it

Well, looks like this was actually terrorist attacks - not thargoids.

The initial reports appear to have been automated GalNet broadcast systems installed into stations - triggered by the amount of devastation the terrorists achieved.

(I prefer this explaination)
There is a problem with this though....

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Come on FDev, at least do a hue change so it just looks red not green... (even better, remove the layer that does the weird thargoidy texturing to the weapon marks...)
 
Maybe the terrorists have reverse engineered a Thargoid Bomb?

That works for my Head cannon.

;)
That would be fine, if the info about it didn't just say the terrorists had gottne hold of portable military grade explosives, and had said they'd somehow gotten hold of thargoid explosive tech.

To me, it looks like FD may have either - Not set this up properly to use the new textures they made for this (come on, a few textures can't be THAT hard to make... and they had us download a client update recently...)

Or - and this is the more likely... and terrible scenario.

They just re-used the mechanic without even bothering to think/worry about the GREEN specifically thargoid designed damage model... I would a sad if so...
 
I'm afraid to say my money's on this. Ditto with the Thargoid Activity report (triggered by the burning stations?).
I could "forgive" the auto thargoid report (though it really shouldn't happen to a group of game dev pros...) as they fixed it really quick by deleting the auto messages - not a big deal really (though there are other issues, like text in descriptions of the stations saying it's been recently hit a xeno attack...)

The texturing would be 100% just... there's no other word for it, unprofessional, 100% unprofessional. It's the kind of thing you'd see in some kind of fan made mod - not from a seasoned professional games development company with hundreds of employees who are floated on the stock market and have become a publisher...

It would be pretty bad.
 
Oh For Goodness Sake. We've actually got something happening in the game and people are already nit picking it to death? No wonder they stopped Galnet in the first place.
In defence of my own comments I wasn't so much nit picking as simply trying to steer people to what I believe is the truth of this story. There are posts popping up everywhere saying the Thargoids are back. FD haven't helped that situation by making a few pretty obvious booboos. I was just pointing out that I don't think the Thargoids are back, I think this is a brand new plot line about a terrorist group. That's brilliant, it's fantastic news that Galnet is back. Just trying to stem the tide of confusion early before it gets completely out of control. That said I could be completely wrong ... perhaps the terrorists are trying to claim responsibility for what is otherwise apparently a Thargoid attack?
 
In defence of my own comments I wasn't so much nit picking as simply trying to steer people to what I believe is the truth of this story. There are posts popping up everywhere saying the Thargoids are back. FD haven't helped that situation by making a few pretty obvious booboos. I was just pointing out that I don't think the Thargoids are back, I think this is a brand new plot line about a terrorist group. That's brilliant, it's fantastic news that Galnet is back. Just trying to stem the tide of confusion early before it gets completely out of control. That said I could be completely wrong ... perhaps the terrorists are trying to claim responsibility for what is otherwise apparently a Thargoid attack?
It wasn't a go at you Alec.

I've already got it my head that somehow these terrorists are using reversed engineered corrosive bombs and thus the Green effect and the automatic reference in the thargoid attack windows due to similar type weapons.

It's just that people are already calling the devs unprofessional, lore breaking and the usual nit picks which just turns the key in my back and winds me up. It was like when a certain Lithuanian You youtuber complained that the entire First interstellar Initiative was RUINED and the Devs didn't care about the game because the advance multi-cannon didn't look any different from a normal one. Completely ignoring the fact that for a month we had a narrative event with some genuinely fun content. I'm just hoping that the devs don't let it get to them.
 
Oh For Goodness Sake. We've actually got something happening in the game and people are already nit picking it to death? No wonder they stopped Galnet in the first place.
Nit picking it to death because of one or two posts? That seems a bit overly dramatic.

Having the Thargoid texture isn't ideal but really not a problem.
 
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