Odd Pulsating Gray Ball

Trevor Goddard shared this bug 40 days ago
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I'm playing on the star system preset and landed on the edge of what I assume to be one of the pole and saw some weird pulsating gray ball out of the corner of my vision I'm assuming that this is a glitch or bug but I don't know in a weird way it looks like a gray tumbleweed.

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I forgot to mention that it was during what was like a blizzard

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I have exactly the same thing.

Earth-like planet. Star System map (Survival) but I landed in a temperate region nowhere near either of the poles.

There is rain & lightning in this area (Weather effects are enabled for this world.)

The "object" is a semi-transparent black & grey pulsating sphere, smaller than a 1x1x1 small-grid block, half burried in the ground. It grows & shrinks rhythmically, as if deliberately animated.

It cannot be collided with or interacted with in any way.

To my knowledge it was not present when I landed - it appeared at some later time. My game world has perhaps 6 hours played & was created on the 2nd July.

Game version is current. 1.195 + all hotfixes.

Some screenshots of it as I found it...

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1455176775005980652/F24FD140CF296C0CA80F41B95586818631D7E1B5/

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1455176775005983126/912B0614CF8EC2D9E389DCEB14B2AA291D1A47A7/

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1455176775005986119/1A80207303F3A443CCA63A46A8F0330A7009423A/

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1455176775005987528/DD4B135C37724CFD6D06F0F3D8A9D75FCDE73312/

This screenshot shows an attempt to "dig it out" of the ground with a hand drill. As you can see, it persists & hangs in the air, even with nothing supporting it....

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/1455177030598321988/439F27FE966B4B8E7EFABF2286DBFC50688981AC/

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I too got attacked by the kung fu ball. it appears to have a bush-like texture, and alternates it's texture between pulses, as if it's turning inside out (which it probably is)

this is on a multiplayer server, and persists between relogs.


close up of the textures attached

videos of the ball (taken on 2 different days):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1C-MJ6SLgCnQ_WI6S9HJc_rZp412GLxsa/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n4TE4u6sV9bN1MpJ_pJLZdtGFjCMHm-m/view?usp=sharing


Like CptSavarus, I too tried to dig it out of the ground.

im concerned this is some part in a greater mystery. the mysterious pulsing tumbleweeds. the hidden balls of fluff. The Music of the Spheres. george bush 2. who knows?