DarkFlame Feb 17 @ 4:58am
Side A/B?
I'm really new to this game, obviously. I find the concept of a game based on confusion interesting, but I'm really really confused.

The main thing I can't figure out is the whole Side thing for moons/stars. Every place I went to said Side A was 95%. If I went to the surface, it told me the side was complete and I couldn't do anything. If I flipped it over for Side B, I would go to the surface and the puzzle would be seemingly unsolveable. The white sphere is just there for the taking, and everything else seems to do nothing. I name the star and move on, after doing nothing at all.

Is this just players leaving behind Side B because they don't know about it, or am I totally misunderstanding what's going on?
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-||...||- Feb 17 @ 6:01am 
Side A is tutorial. Side B is the "real" game, and if you're playing online then there are other people in that season with you. So if the puzzle is already solved for a moon (i.e. the white sphere is whole and not sliced up) it just means that someone else was there first and already solved it. Sometimes it can be interesting to still go moons which have already been solved, as they might have an observatory on them or a strange object. You can usually tell if a moon has been solved or not by the name, unsolved moons usually looks something like YTT/86
DarkFlame Feb 17 @ 2:35pm 
So it's normal for Side A to be at "95%" but the moon is still unsolved?
-||...||- Feb 17 @ 3:04pm 
For whatever reason Side A stays at 95%, I haven't figured that out myself. But once you finish the tutorial moon in Side A, with the bridge and stuff, that's considered the end of tutorial.
DarkFlame Feb 17 @ 5:00pm 
So the goal on the side B moons is simply to find and use the fragmented white sphere? If that's the case, every moon I've visited so far has been as simple as randomly wandering the surface until I happen to find it.
-||...||- Feb 17 @ 5:26pm 
Which season are you in? If you're finding that most moons have already been discovered and solved, then you might want to try starting a new game on the most recent season.

I'd say one of the main goals on Side B is more of to find the "anomaly moon" (although the overall "goal" of Mirrormoon EP is varied for people and is something which can be debated about :P). This anomaly moon's location is mysterious and in each season there are observatories which can be found which will show this anomaly moon as a circled star in the sky. Finding the exact location of the anomaly moon on your ship's map isn't easy, although people have come up with a few methods.

In the end it's up to you what kind of goal you want to have for the game. Mirrormoon is very open ended in that regard. For some people finding unsolved moons (with the fragmented sphere) is their goal, while others want to see what oddities might be on each moon regardless of whether they've been solved already or not. I think for most people it's a mixture of all these things capped by the desire to find and see the anomaly moon.

Hope that helps a bit
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DarkFlame Feb 17 @ 5:44pm 
Thanks, I'm in season 37, the latest as far as I can tell. The moons I'm visiting aren't solved, they aren't named and the spheres are still fragmented. The puzzles are just... nothing. I realize that sometimes placing the sphere right in front of you is a design choice they made, but it seems to be happening to me on every moon I visit, and yes, they're all fragmented.

I saw the white ring in the sky a bit ago, but I have no idea how to find it on my map, so I just moved on.
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