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The Nexus interface

The Nexus is a mission board inside the Space Anomaly.

Summary[]

The Nexus is the multiplayer mission board onboard the Space Anomaly, and functions as a meeting point for Travellers. It is the location where players sharing the same multiplayer instance in the Space Anomaly (up to 8 on consoles, 32 on PC[1]) can initialize or join multiplayer missions (up to a group of four players per mission).

Missions[]

The Nexus missions list

Missions can be completed to get specific rewards (both products and Units/Nanites/Quicksilver).

The Nexus offers four types of missions.

  • Regular missions award nanites or units and some item.
  • Daily Quicksilver mission awards 250 quicksilver. Marked by one to three Gold (droplets) on the right side of Nexus.
  • Encrypted missions award nanites or units, and some item. Marked by a purple question mark symbol on the left side of the Nexus.
  • Weekend missions award 1200 quicksilver. Marked by a turquoise Hexagon above the Nexus.

Daily, one mission generating Quicksilver over units/nanites will be offered to the player, replacing one of the four mission options. Up to three such missions can stack up (represented by an according number of floating Quicksilver icons on the side of The Nexus interface)[2][3]. This mechanism allows players not to miss out on them even if not playing daily. However once the stack of three is filled up, any passing day won't add such a mission to the queue, thus being "lost".

Encrypted missions appear in The Nexus at random. When initialized, they will start a random mission.

The missions offered at The Nexus are one of the following:

The Nexus Missions
Icon Objective Title Description
MISSION.COLLECT.MSHOP.png Collect an Item Friendly Products Nada and Polo have welcomed many new friends into their anomalous home, some sheltering here longer than others. Iteration %EXOTIC% has requested an away team to collect a number of exotic products they require, for an undisclosed purpose.
Specialist Gifts Polo urgently requires an away team of Travellers to retrieve a specific product from a remote location. They request that this mission is conducted discreetly, as the cache of products is intended to be a gifted to a friend.
Anomalous Collection Nada and Polo have welcomed many new friends into their anomalous home, some sheltering here longer than others. Iteration %EXOTIC% has requested an away team to collect a number of exotic products they require, for an undisclosed purpose.
Exotic Supplies Nada and Polo have welcomed many new friends into their anomalous home, some sheltering here longer than others. Iteration %EXOTIC% has requested an away team to collect a number of exotic products they require, for an undisclosed purpose.
Rare Produce Nada and Polo have welcomed many new friends into their anomalous home, some sheltering here longer than others. Iteration %EXOTIC% has requested an away team to collect a number of exotic products they require, for an undisclosed purpose.
Substantial Losses An explosive laboratory incident has left Polo short of raw materials for their research. Nada and Polo request Travellers harvest a number of exotic substances to replenish the Anomaly's supplies.
Intriguing Ingredients Polo's research has branched into a new field, though the distinction from the last field is too subtle for most to perceive. They claim to be on the threshold of an exhilarating breakthrough, and just need a little more of a certain ingredient to confirm their latest hypothesis.
Specialised Combustion An explosive laboratory incident has left Polo short of raw materials for their research. Nada and Polo request Travellers harvest a number of exotic substances to replenish the Anomaly's supplies.
Unusual Minerals An explosive laboratory incident has left Polo short of raw materials for their research. Nada and Polo request Travellers harvest a number of exotic substances to replenish the Anomaly's supplies.
Essential Materials An explosive laboratory incident has left Polo short of raw materials for their research. Nada and Polo request Travellers harvest a number of exotic substances to replenish the Anomaly's supplies.
MISSION.CONSTRUCTION.MSHOP.png Construct an Outpost The Joy of Home Polo and Nada both claim that creating a home with friends is a joy unlike any other. They seek an engineering crew of Travellers to venture out into the universe and construct something joyful together.
Niche In the Stars The Space Anomaly itself is an ongoing project for Specialist Polo. They endlessly tinker with the design of their home: expanding, enhancing, welcoming more friends aboard. But these friends are only visitors. Polo has asked for a cooperative group of Travellers to fly to a specific planet and there build their own niche in the stars.
Terrestrial Homes Their own home eternally adrift, Polo and Nada ask for their friends to build what they cannot: static, solid, planetary bases. They seek engineering crews to prototype these terrestrial homes, and upload the creations for the Anomaly’s records.
Civilised Space As more and more realities intertwine aboard the Space Anomaly, Traveller iterations converging in this hub of friendship, a pattern has become clear: there are more hubs out there, more pockets of civilised space. Polo is conducting research into the origins of these hubs. They seek engineering crews to establish the seeds of new habitable bases, in order to observe how they might flourish and grow.
Communal Habitation Polo and Nada both claim that creating a home with friends is a joy unlike any other. They seek an engineering crew of Travellers to venture out into the universe and construct something joyful together.
MISSION.CONSTRUCTION.MSHOP.png Construct an Underwater Outpost The Joy of Home Polo and Nada both claim that creating a home with friends is a joy unlike any other. They seek an engineering crew of Travellers to venture out into the universe and construct something joyful together.
Niche In the Stars The Space Anomaly itself is an ongoing project for Specialist Polo. They endlessly tinker with the design of their home: expanding, enhancing, welcoming more friends aboard. But these friends are only visitors. Polo has asked for a cooperative group of Travellers to fly to a specific planet and there build their own niche in the stars.
Terrestrial Homes Their own home eternally adrift, Polo and Nada ask for their friends to build what they cannot: static, solid, planetary bases. They seek engineering crews to prototype these terrestrial homes, and upload the creations for the Anomaly’s records.
Civilised Space As more and more realities intertwine aboard the Space Anomaly, Traveller iterations converging in this hub of friendship, a pattern has become clear: there are more hubs out there, more pockets of civilised space. Polo is conducting research into the origins of these hubs. They seek engineering crews to establish the seeds of new habitable bases, in order to observe how they might flourish and grow.
Communal Habitation Polo and Nada both claim that creating a home with friends is a joy unlike any other. They seek an engineering crew of Travellers to venture out into the universe and construct something joyful together.
MISSION.ROBOTKILL.MSHOP.png Raid a Planetary Depot Network Compromises A disturbance has been detected in the Sentinel hive mind. A terminal in a mining facility exhibits anomalous tendencies, and may reveal the location of Sentinel material depots if probed.

Access the vulnerable terminal to locate and destroy a depot. WARNING: Sentinel forces may response with extreme hostility.

Unconscious Connectivity Priest Entity Nada has been troubled by dreams of reconnection, experiencing apparent glimpses of both Korvax and Sentinel networks in their unconscious mind. A set of coordinates has recurred in these dreams, which Nada believes must have leaked from a compromised Sentinel terminal.

Access the vulnerable terminal to locate and destroy a depot. WARNING: Sentinel forces may response with extreme hostility.

Starvation Tactics Sentinel forces endlessly pursue the Space Anomaly, converging upon any location where it lingers. Nada and Polo, striving to outmanoeuvre their pursuers, have sabotaged a terminal in a planetary facility. A resourceful team should be able to exploit the terminal to locate a hidden Sentinel depot.

Access the vulnerable terminal to locate and destroy a depot. WARNING: Sentinel forces may response with extreme hostility.

Non-Compliant Analysis A disturbance has been detected in the Sentinel hive mind. A terminal in a mining facility exhibits anomalous tendencies, and may reveal the location of Sentinel material depots if probed.

Access the vulnerable terminal to locate and destroy a depot. WARNING: Sentinel forces may response with extreme hostility.

Eye to Eye A disturbance has been detected in the Sentinel hive mind. A terminal in a mining facility exhibits anomalous tendencies, and may reveal the location of Sentinel material depots if probed.

Access the vulnerable terminal to locate and destroy a depot. WARNING: Sentinel forces may response with extreme hostility.

MISSION.BONES.MSHOP.png Unearth Ancient Bones Skeletons in Time Time is a nebulous dimension for Nada and Polo. They wish to study a natural relic from the distant past - something truly ancient, to give context to the present. They seek a research crew to excavate the burial grounds of ancient creatures and share the data with their planetary contact. The crew is free to keep the physical specimens.
Skeletal Legacy Nada and Polo are classifying the biology of the universe, focusing on the most interesting patterns. They have found a potential link between a living species on one planet, and an extinct ancestor in an entirely separate system. To confirm the relation, they require skeletal scans from bones discovered in this system. The crew is free to keep the physical specimens.
Exhuming the Ancients Nada is undertaking research into biological disease. Their study compares the properties of organic pathogens against the viruses that can afflict their own artificial physiology. To better understand the origin of these diseases, they require skeletal scans from ancient creatures. The crew is free to keep the physical specimens.
The Spine of History Time is a nebulous dimension for Nada and Polo. They wish to study a natural relic from the distant past - something truly ancient, to give context to the present. They seek a research crew to excavate the burial grounds of ancient creatures and share the data with their planetary contact. The crew is free to keep the physical specimens.
Restless Ancestors Time is a nebulous dimension for Nada and Polo. They wish to study a natural relic from the distant past - something truly ancient, to give context to the present. They seek a research crew to excavate the burial grounds of ancient creatures and share the data with their planetary contact. The crew is free to keep the physical specimens.
MISSION.MINSCAN.MSHOP.png Survey a Planet Documenting the Infinite The Space Anomaly's databanks are the most extensive in the known universe, yet Specialist Polo is unsatisfied. They seem determined to document every parsec of the infinite.

Their records for one specific planet are in need of an update. They ask Travellers to visit the indicated planet, and upload a fresh planetary survey for the Anomaly.

Celestial Catalogues Although the Space Anomaly does not participate in intergalactic trade, a recent trend has caught Polo's attention. A suspicious number of raw materials on the market seem to originate from one specific planet.

More interested in geology than making a profit, Polo asks Travellers to visit and catalogue this planet, to help determine what makes its resources so exceptional.

Archiving an Ecosystem Specialist Polo has identified a planet that seems host to a particularly unusual ecosystem. They say they cannot rest until its details are archived in the Anomaly for them to pore over.

Travellers are asked to visit the planet and examine its life and geographic makeup, then upload the surveyed data to the Anomaly.

Sequential Surveys Nada and Polo have been pursuing a specific pattern of data, tracing an extraordinary pattern of interplanetary migration and evolution.

The next planet in the sequence has now been identified, and Travellers are requested to complete a survey of its life and geography for the Anomaly's records.

Subterranean Veins The hotspot data of a specific planet has drawn the attention of Nada and Polo. How can so much life flourish on a world with such concentrates of toxic gas, and such volatile pockets of electromagnetic power?

Travellers are asked to document a representative sample of this planet's geographic character, and upload their findings to the Space Anomaly.

MISSION.CRESCAN.MSHOP.png Tame Wild Creatures Simple Fauna Polo's fascination with simple fauna seems limitless. At what level of intelligence do creatures begin to exhibit traits such as greed, deceit, manipulation? How can the evolution of such traits be avoided? Polo requests ground crew get closer to these creatures, earn their trust, and study their habits.
Biological Intrigue Priest Entity Nada, examining their own definition of 'life', wishes to study the psychology of biological lifeforms. They posit that all biological life is enslaved by the demands of organic tissue, and will compromise other motivations in pursuit of nourishment. Nada calls upon their Traveller friends to examine the response of wildlife to strangers, and report on how creatures can be tamed through food.
Delectable Domestication Priest Entity Nada, examining their own definition of 'life', wishes to study the psychology of biological lifeforms. They posit that all biological life is enslaved by the demands of organic tissue, and will compromise other motivations in pursuit of nourishment. Nada calls upon their Traveller friends to examine the response of wildlife to strangers, and report on how creatures can be tamed through food.
Animalistic Appetities Priest Entity Nada, examining their own definition of 'life', wishes to study the psychology of biological lifeforms. They posit that all biological life is enslaved by the demands of organic tissue, and will compromise other motivations in pursuit of nourishment. Nada calls upon their Traveller friends to examine the response of wildlife to strangers, and report on how creatures can be tamed through food.
Untamed Palates Priest Entity Nada, examining their own definition of 'life', wishes to study the psychology of biological lifeforms. They posit that all biological life is enslaved by the demands of organic tissue, and will compromise other motivations in pursuit of nourishment. Nada calls upon their Traveller friends to examine the response of wildlife to strangers, and report on how creatures can be tamed through food.
MISSION.FIEND.MSHOP.png Eliminate Planetary Monstrosities Biological Horror Despite Nada and Polo's best efforts to study the universe impartially, they recognise that some strands of life are... different. A specific variety of biological entity seems to evoke horror in all other living things it encounters. Courageous away teams are required to directly confront this horror and report back its most unnerving qualities.
A Monstrous Pattern All things are patterns, but some patterns are more prevalent than others. An alarming prevalence of whispering eggs has been observed across the universe, again and again, often clustered around derelict facilities. Nada and Polo need Travellers to investigate these eerie breeding grounds, and eliminate the monstrosities nesting there.
Erroneous Evolution Despite Nada and Polo's best efforts to study the universe impartially, they recognise that some strands of life are... different. A specific variety of biological entity seems to evoke horror in all other living things it encounters. Courageous away teams are required to directly confront this horror and report back its most unnerving qualities.
Burrowing Terror Despite Nada and Polo's best efforts to study the universe impartially, they recognise that some strands of life are... different. A specific variety of biological entity seems to evoke horror in all other living things it encounters. Courageous away teams are required to directly confront this horror and report back its most unnerving qualities.
The Whispering Swarm Despite Nada and Polo's best efforts to study the universe impartially, they recognise that some strands of life are... different. A specific variety of biological entity seems to evoke horror in all other living things it encounters. Courageous away teams are required to directly confront this horror and report back its most unnerving qualities.
MISSION.TREESCAN.MSHOP.png Eliminate Hazardous Flora Malicious Foliage The Anomaly is abuzz with news from visiting Travellers. They whisper stories of malicious foliage lashing out at unwary explorers, damaging flesh and equipment alike. Nada and Polo sympathise with their Traveller friends, and seek a crew of biological agents to help cull this troublesome threat.
Bloodthirsty Plants Certain plants in the universe exhibit a taste for blood, elevating them beyond their assigned position in the food chain. Nada and Polo are curious about these divergent, role-defying plants, and wish to study their survival instincts and capabilities.
A Floral Menace Certain plants in the universe exhibit a taste for blood, elevating them beyond their assigned position in the food chain. Nada and Polo are curious about these divergent, role-defying plants, and wish to study their survival instincts and capabilities.
Herbivorous Bloodshed Certain plants in the universe exhibit a taste for blood, elevating them beyond their assigned position in the food chain. Nada and Polo are curious about these divergent, role-defying plants, and wish to study their survival instincts and capabilities.
Roots of Aggression Certain plants in the universe exhibit a taste for blood, elevating them beyond their assigned position in the food chain. Nada and Polo are curious about these divergent, role-defying plants, and wish to study their survival instincts and capabilities.
MISSION.WEEKLY.MSHOP.png Investigate Anomalous Region Swallowed by a Star Nada's spacetime loom has detected a disturbance in a distant region of the universe. The probable breach in reality is too dangerous for the Space Anomaly to warp to directly. Travellers must access the region by Portal.

WEEKEND EVENT: This mission may only be completed once each week. Grouping up with other explorers is recommended, but it may also be played solo.

Toward the Void An abnormal signal has reached the Anomaly's communicators, its frequency indicating a disturbance in reality. The signal is corrupted, and its exact origin cannot be triangulated. The only way to reach it is by Portal.

WEEKEND EVENT: This mission may only be completed once each week. Grouping up with other explorers is recommended, but it may also be played solo.

Misaligned Realities Unusual, potentially dangerous readings have appeared on Nada's spacetime loom. The Iterations inhabiting the Space Anomaly believe these point to a disturbance in reality that may only be accessed by Portal.

WEEKEND EVENT: This mission may only be completed once each week. Grouping up with other explorers is recommended, but it may also be played solo.

A Dark Maw A desperate and broken transmission has reached the Space Anomaly, but the signal is untraceable, its origin disturbed. Nada and Polo urge Travellers to search for a route via the ancient Portal network and investigate.

WEEKEND EVENT: This mission may only be completed once each week. Grouping up with other explorers is recommended, but it may also be played solo.

Vanishing Point The Anomaly inhabitants are deeply troubled by recent readings from Nada's spacetime loom. The data indicates a region of unsettled reality. Rewards are offered to any Travellers who travel by Portal and assist.

WEEKEND EVENT: This mission may only be completed once each week. Grouping up with other explorers is recommended, but it may also be played solo.

MISSION.SHIP.MSHOP.png Rescue Stranded Lifeform An Old Distress Of the countless distress signals received by the Space Anomaly, one has caught Nada's attention. Its signature has elevated it above the rest of the noise. It reminds them of a time they do not wish to remember.

Nada asks Travellers to trace this signal to its source and rescue any survivors. They do not wish to know any details.

Friends Adrift Specialist Polo, even more emotional than usual, implores Travellers to answer a distress signal they have received.

Unable to leave the Anomaly themselves, Polo is relying on the courage of their friends. The mission is to rescue a long-lost contact, whose starship seems to have met an unfortunate fate...

Dangerous Associations Iteration %EXOTIC% has received upsetting news. An ex-associate of theirs has gone missing. It seems their ship signature went dark several days ago.

Not wishing to disclose their new life aboard the Anomaly, %EXOTIC% requests Travellers go in their stead to the associate's last known coordinates, and attempt to send them home.

Anonymous Assistance For the safety of its inhabitants, the Space Anomaly's existence must remain secret. However, Nada and Polo often find themselves unable to ignore external situations where lives are endangered.

A distress signal within range of the Anomaly has been traced. Travellers are asked to visit its last known coordinates, and anonymously aid any survivors.

Foe of my Foe The Anomaly has been alerted to a spike in sentinel activity in a nearby system. The conflict seems to have now ended, but a persistent distress signal still broadcasts from the area.

Dismissing whatever 'crime' may have been committed as irrelevant, Nada and Polo ask Travellers to assist any survivors at the site of this incident.

MISSION.BOUNTYHARD.MSHOP.png Hunt Dangerous Pirates Scourge Cleansing A gang of hostile outlaws has been terrorising an entire star system, intercepting trade vessels and starving the local population of supplies.

Nada and Polo are distressed by this, and wish to make the universe just a little more pleasant. They seek a squadron of battle-hardened Travellers to eradicate this pirate menace.

Renegade Squadrons For some time, Specialist Polo has been observing a rivalry between two alien communities, hoping for a peaceful resolution. Unfortunately, one of the groups has taken up arms, and the conflict has turned violent. Polo now seeks a group of Travellers to engage the aggressive squadron in combat, and put an end to this violence.
The Might of Friendship A well-organised crew of pirates has been causing havoc in a nearby star system, claiming none can defeat them in space combat. Polo and Nada, studying both the motivations and mettle of their Traveller friends, request an armed squadron to confront these arrogant outlaws and challenge their boastful claim.
Scurrilous Skies A gang of hostile outlaws has been terrorising an entire star system, intercepting trade vessels and starving the local population of supplies.

Nada and Polo are distressed by this, and wish to make the universe just a little more pleasant. They seek a squadron of battle-hardened Travellers to eradicate this pirate menace.

Blight Across the Stars A gang of hostile outlaws has been terrorising an entire star system, intercepting trade vessels and starving the local population of supplies.

Nada and Polo are distressed by this, and wish to make the universe just a little more pleasant. They seek a squadron of battle-hardened Travellers to eradicate this pirate menace.

Additional Information[]

  • Multiplayer mission data can be found in METADATA/SIMULATION/MISSIONS/MULTIPLAYERMISSIONTABLE.MBIN
  • Translations can be found in LANGUAGE/NMS_LOC4_<language>.MBIN, LANGUAGE/NMS_LOC5_<language>.MBIN & LANGUAGE/NMS_UPDATE3_<language>.MBIN.

References[]

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