I’ve really been enjoying No Man’s Sky and think it has so much potential. But some of the design choices are just baffling! One that drives me crazy is the metallic plants (Thallium, Zinc, Platinum, etc.) that exist on almost every planet. First, it is bizarre that there is enough platinum or zinc in one plant to craft an entire device. Secondly, having these essential resources as plants makes it necessary to have plants on almost every planet (even barren).
I’d like to request a mod that changes the metallic plants to either crystals (similar to plutonium) or some other metallic shards or rocks (like the hexagonal rocks). Basically just replace the model for these plants, but keep their behavior the same. I’m just starting to learn about modding, so I haven’t figured it out how to do it yet. So if someone with more know-how can do it, then I would appreciate it!