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  1. Well...basically...you can't. But you can edit the post to your liking.
  2. No fault of yours The banner itself is linked, so if you click the image it will take you away to Wonderland...I mean, the thread.
  3. Welcome to the adventure! I'm sure your ideologies are shared by many here. Feel free to peruse these forums at your leisure, and check out all of the available organizations at the moment! I personally would recommend taking a look at a particular organization called Cinderfall, whose respective thread I've linked in the signature below Enjoy your stay!
  4. Honestly Nora, you seem to have tabs on every single member and thread on the forums. Welcome to Dual Universe, both of you!
  5. Welcome to DU! We look forward to further tickling your pickle.
  6. I would not, however, move for a PLEX-type model for DU, or any game. I'm not sure exactly how or why, but somehow PLEX seems to always wreck up the economy in games and take the fun out of it. I recall someone earlier in this thread discussing how all of his/her in-game hours in EVE? were taken up by mining so that he could buy PLEX, which defeated the purpose of playing the game for enjoyment, especially when dropping a couple of dollars every month was not a significant investment. My two cents, deposited.
  7. I would certainly be in for some good voice acting and dialogue, even if it is just Aphelia, who I am assuming is female.
  8. Welcome! I believe PC is confirmed (obviously), and NQ may actually look at developing for Linux, but I haven't heard anything about Mac OS as of yet. I will allow Nyzaltar to elaborate more.
  9. And of course this ties in with again, the character creation part of the game. Because if there's life support modules managing air consumption onboard a ship or in a building, is there really a need for spacesuits and oxygen helmets? Of course it's not planned for alpha, but I'm hoping that in the future players will be able to wear more than just suits
  10. In most respects, yes, it was terrible. The graphics were like 1990s, there was no story arc, there were no objectives or any purpose to the game. But for that reason, it was a good time killer. You could always jump in whenever and find a crew and start blasting away. No need to worry about money or completing quests.
  11. Hype hype! JC is going to be great! Good luck to all of you in prepping for E3!
  12. It's interesting because that could add even another additional layer of gameplay concerning strategic selection of which Arkship players spawn in. The first Arkship spawn areas available would probably be the most populated and most developed off the bat and in the future, but that would also mean rapid congestion and overpopulation, and thus high crime rates, taxes, costs of living. Other players may prefer a more remote location with a little more space and freedom and a little less players, but mayhaps could have a harder time surviving in the wilderness. It would be an interesting balance. One more tactical element is in play here that I won't mention now; it may or may not be a considerable advantage if utilized correctly.
  13. That is fine. Live and let live. I've heard excellent things about SWG, so those who wish to relive those moments from a long past game can freely do so. I'm assuming SWG had quite the in-game economy, so there's no harm in drawing a comparison. DU can take elements from that and improve on them. The process of evolution, isn't that exciting.
  14. Quintet is another game, but it is very very primitive (you only get the exterior view of the ship, and predefined player roles), and the game community is essentially dead by now. It was quite good while it lasted.
  15. The image in the original post was only a header for posting purposes. You may see the actual insignia in the below signature. You may say it still remains a bit busy, but the overall effect is a lovely modern and geometric twist on traditional emblematic styles.
  16. Not sure if Nyzaltar saw this, but wondering if it would actually be possible
  17. I notice that you say interested parties can PM the FWA and be added to the list of "free sovereign states", but I wonder about individual membership. Can an individual exist as a member of the FWA, or is this for states, organizations, and/or collective entities only? We share our militaries for the purpose of civil defense, War time purpose's and Espionage against other Alliances like that other one on this page..*cough* Could you please clarify as to which specific organization you are referring? Also, to voice some specific concerns of mine, I'd like to gather a better idea of exactly what kinds of benefits a player would receive should he or she choose to assign him/herself under your interstellar nuclear umbrella. Perhaps the one thing I see is the "rights and freedom of individual(ists)", but an individual easily is already granted this inherent right without joining any alliance or organization, and undoubtedly to a greater degree at that. I'd like to gain a sense of any further benefits members would receive upon joining; if there are none and members would join based on a "cause", what might that cause be? Thank you for any advice or light you may be able to shed on the preceding topics.
  18. The Cinderfall Syndicate was once known as the Nexus Corporation, a well-connected paramilitary and research conglomerate at the forefront of experimental technology. Before we left our old homeworld Earth, the U.N. and various other governments around the world consumed resources, fought wars, and ravaged the land in an endless cycle of self-destruction until Earth had become a burnt cinder of its former glory. The Arkships were built as a scapegoat for these governments’ mistakes. They called the Arkship program “Project Rebirth”, advertised as salvation from the rapidly approaching HR 8210 IK Pegasi supernova’s child neutron star, but the star played no role in the U.N.’s program. Earth would have long been drained and depleted before then. Project Rebirth was a facade, a scandal to cheat the whole of humanity and cater to the elite. With the fate of Earth seemingly sealed despite its best efforts, Nexus embraced a final attempt to bring humanity aboard the Arkships: Project Cinderfall. The cybernetworking capabilities of Nexus were at that time second to none, acclaimed as the most advanced in the world, allowing Nexus to infiltrate the United Nations’ biased Arkship selection algorithm. What had once been designed to save only the corrupt elite now encompassed a diverse population across Earth. If the earth were the white hot flame of humanity, we are but cinders falling from our doomed homeland. Our new destiny: to rise again from the ashes, reborn as a Phoenix... Explore Cinderfall > here <
  19. You flew an Orca? I loved that ship...it was such a beauty, but expensive. Edit: I was referring to the Orca in Elite, not EVE. Slight bit of confusion there
  20. Astrophil

    Moving a planet

    You know that makes me wonder if Earth and the Solar System would actually exist as an actual system in the game. It would be fascinating if players could enter our Solar System with their ship and see its remains, if there were any.
  21. The Astrophil Foundation for Janitorial Empowerment is also accepting donations and pledges at this time.
  22. Hello Dead8Eye! Welcome to the DU forums!
  23. This is all very reminiscent of Elite...I'm guessing former player here?
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