There are a lot of feelings surrounding No Man's Sky. It causes arguments online, and it seems that a whole bunch in the community can end up shouting and fighting each other at the slightest spark.
It's for that reason that moderator R0ugeW0lf tore down the entire subreddit for the game last night. When he did, the only thing remaining on the reddit was a message that explained:
So I purged the subreddit. It's become a hate filled wastehole of no actual discussion. It's not what we intended it to be and I don't like providing a platform for hate. I'm sorry to everyone who used the subreddit as intended but you are now in the majority. I'm sure you can find a different place to discuss this game. It's not hard.
This was my decision and mine alone. The other moderators tried to sway my opinion but cynicism got the best of me as usual.
The subreddit has been reinstated though, with Sporkicide taking control. He explained in a new message, saying:
I know the past few hours have been confusing. I've been reviewing the situation and working with /u/r0ugew0lf to determine the needs of this community and how the admins can help meet them. He's been an enormous help and I appreciate him working with us during a difficult time. He's going to take a break and has handed the reins over to me to get the subreddit restarted. I've extended invitations to some of the previous moderators to get things started and will likely be needing some additional help.
At the core of things, this is a subreddit and a community centered around No Man's Sky. I'm asking everyone here to participate in good faith and leave any frustration with the recent situation at the door.
The subreddit is still alight, with people arguing about previous mods, conflicts and interest and power struggles to moderate the board. It really is amazing to see what No Man's Sky has done to people. For a game that I think is 'pretty alright', the sheer extremes in emotion it can conjure are wild. What a mess.