As you know, NMS is a game that's supposed to be played the way you yourself want to play. Your own pace, your own goals.
Well, my goal is to never leave the first planet and still get to do as much as possible.
I've played the game several times before, I know I'm missing out on a lot of stuff in space, but for this "playthrough", that is fine.
There are several metals and Buried Technology Modules I need to aquire to keep on having fun and expand my base, and these require the Terrain Manipulator (TM). Chromatic Metal from copper being the most crucial one.
Can this be done?
-If I raise my standing with the Gek to "extreme" levels, will the blueprint be accessible from some of the local traders?
-Can someone else, say a friend, bring a TM to the planet, or the TM blueprint, and trade/give it to me?
-Are there local, rare events that enables a "bypass" of the Awakenings questline, making the TM or TM blueprint suddenly available?
Let me just say that I'm fully aware of how it's supposed to be done by following the Awakenings questline.
But as stated above, I really don't wish to leave my planet and that questline requires me to.