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  1. Anonymous

    Dear NQ - Survey Pegs

    Seriously. Small pieces of sharpened wood we stick in the ground. Let's not over think it. (I do like the beacon idea though)
  2. Anonymous

    Dear NQ - Survey Pegs

    Hi NQ. I know it is but a little thing... But thinking about every sandbox I have played and the one item missing in all of them. Can we have survey pegs please? You know - small sharp bits of wood you put in the ground to mark out areas for reference? (Basic terrain levelling / smoothing tools would be awesome as well, but please, please please - markers.) Anon
  3. Anonymous

    Inspirational Architecture

    These are gorgeous - keep em coming @yamamushi and all! (+1 on "eco-friendly" being over-rated in this context. Construction at that scale is never eco-friendly.)
  4. Anonymous

    Aeonian Federation [Now Recruiting]

    Cheers to that sentiment. The more projects like Emberstone and Tortuga the community can hook into, the better the game will be. Trade (and all the fun flowing from it - mainly the pew pew part) will absolutely depend on there being multiple settlements that are stable.
  5. Anonymous

    Last Post Wins

    Toys with the idea of being lazy and writing an auto-posting script just for this thread...
  6. DISCORD: https://discord.gg/CYNYpT9 PORTAL LINK: https://community.dualthegame.com/organization/tortuga Tortuga City is a building project of immense proportions looking for builders and residents to join in this great undertaking. Tortuga aim’s to be a community created, neutral player hub for all players in Dual Universe. As Alpha/Beta are now underway, Tortuga’s evolution as a community and city will progress up through launch. We will be testing, making blueprints, and finding out what we really need to keep a city going strong. At it’s heart, Tortuga is a city project for Dual Universe. Organization affiliations and agendas will play no part in the politics or development of this community hub. Please read this statement about Project Tortuga from Cybrex, the Project Director for Tortuga: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-esur-s4sCeCwH3kDGlV90iz4JkHljSaTOLHaKz_FCk/edit?usp=sharing WHY FOR YOU DU DIS??? Plenty of organizations have cities planned. Some of these are quite ambitious in scale and already quite advanced in planning. So why are we doing this? Well, it turns out that a bunch of us from different organizations have a real world background; or work in; urban design, town planning, architecture, construction and geospatial (mapping) systems. And through the course of talking "shop", we realised that real towns and cities grow organically (while guided with zoning), and the idea of a single organization enforcing a certain architectural style or design thinking approach was a bit odd. We wanted to make a place which, while based on some well thought out design rules and urban zoning, would have a feel of a free city, sprung up around trade, rather than a designed urban space (using a grid for instance) one sees with administrative cities such as Brasilia, Brasil, or Canberra, Australia. LOCATION? In the best interest of developing a city long term, we want to place Tortuga in a safe zone. However, based on how little we know, we are not going to decide the location yet. We could build within the safe zone on the first starting planet, we could build on a floating asteroid in space, settle another planet in the starting solar system, or wait until build it in a completely different system. This is what we plan to find during Alpha/Beta of Dual Universe. Finding out the best possible location that meets Tortuga’s needs. HOW DO WE GET THERE? For now, we have broken the development of Tortuga down into three basic phases. These stages of development will follow Dual Universe from the beginning of the Pre Alpha up until the final release. Phase One: Theory discussion and brainstorming of possible starting points for building. Understanding how the build system works etc. Phase Two: Deals with the actual planning and implementation of theories from Phase One. We will be piecing together Tortuga bit by bit as we finalize it’s layout. This will be a continuous process through Alpha/Beta until release. Phase Three: Begins on the day Dual Universe officially launches. This is when we will be putting the city together in a live setting. HOW TO GET INVOLVED? Join our Discord! We have created a server for all interested in parties for Tortuga. This will also act as the main communication application for Tortuga even after release. Simply join the server, and state that you would like to get involved in the development of the project. If you just want to live in Tortuga, then that’s fine too, join anyway. DISCORD: https://discord.gg/CYNYpT9 PORTAL LINK: https://community.dualthegame.com/organization/tortuga
  7. Anonymous

    Cultures of DU

    While those 4 are canon, we would remind the community of a 5th path - Aetherians. While the other 4 paradigms focused on how mankind would meet the destruction of Earth, and the human diaspora and the subsequent creation of a new society - Aetherians (of which the Aether is representative, but noting membership in the Aether is in no way a requirement for a given character to follow Aetherian thinking) are focused on the now and neutral pragmatism - we are concerned with the outcome, not the means, and in ensuring mankind will be around to have the luxury of one day deciding which of those 4 approaches will work. Aether lore suggests that Aetherian philosophy was popular with cultures and groups on the fringes of society who did not have the luxury of thinking about life from a "first world problem" perspective and for whom life was short and violent - the independent Belters who we postulate would be come BOO, professional military outfits and cultures like Vanguard or the Anzaki for instance, or traditional international human rights and aid groups for whom fixing a problem now was more important than thinking about what might be. If you aren't sure where your next meal is coming from, or even if you'll wake up tomorrow - you're unlikely to be debating the philosophical aspects of mankind's survival. Just some thoughts. I promise I will write a lot more when I am in a better head space.
  8. Twerk is spot on, albeit verbose. That said: What if (a) Germany had continued in DU alt history to be really super green/environment focused. How would they act in a virgin world suddenly beset by resource hungary colonists... What if (b) Germany had returned to an Hanseatic League state and so represented the ultra-modern trading company conglomerate which represented dynastic family companies... Assume they did, as a culture, learn from the past. These two possibilities are likely assuming they continued upon a path of "going with what has worked". Alternative path 3 - Germany effectively re-establishes the old borders of the Holy Roman Empire under an EU banner - also quite possible given the leading role they currently have in Europe, and would allow for the old Elector system as an interesting option. Or a mix of those perhaps. There are always options 😊 ---------------- Entschuldigung für mein Deutsch. Twerk ist korrekt, wenn auch verbose. Das gesagt: Was wäre, wenn (a) Deutschland in DU alt Geschichte fortgesetzt wurde, um wirklich super grün / umweltorientiert zu sein. Wie würden sie in einer jungfräulichen Welt handeln, die plötzlich von Ressourcenkolonisten besetzt ist ... Was wäre, wenn (b) Deutschland in einen Hanse-Staat zurückgekehrt war und so das hochmoderne Handelsunternehmenskonglomerat repräsentierte, das dynastische Familienunternehmen repräsentierte ... Angenommen, sie haben als Kultur aus der Vergangenheit gelernt. Diese beiden Möglichkeiten sind wahrscheinlich vorausgesetzt, dass sie auf einem Weg des "Gehen mit dem, was gearbeitet hat" fortgesetzt wird. Alternativer Weg 3 - Deutschland stellt die alten Grenzen des Heiligen Römischen Reiches unter einem EU-Banner effektiv wieder her - auch durch die führende Rolle, die sie derzeit in Europa haben, und das alte Kurfürtensystem als interessante Option zu ermöglichen. Oder eine Mischung aus denen vielleicht. Es gibt immer Optionen 😊
  9. Anonymous

    Why I am quiting Dual Universe

    cu bye
  10. I'm doing it with the Anzaki (Australians/New Zealanders). DU it!!!!
  11. Anonymous

    Official Community Portal Bug Report thread

    Many thanks for the reply @NQ-Nyzaltar
  12. Anonymous

    Official Community Portal Bug Report thread

    I can't even get to notifications. The link goes nowhere. Just https://community.dualthegame.com/accounts/profile# with no option to view messages. Tried on Chrome, FF and IE. All the same. Done all the usual clear cache, incognito mode etc. Update: mobile version does work. Odd.
  13. (That made me think of Saddam watching CNN to get updates on American troop movements...)
  14. I think people are mistaking journalists for people like... Well, lets just say that if one was to draw analogies to the real world, one would posit that any given org should be more concerned about people who give information to journalists, not the journalists themselves. A smart organisation will be as open and transparent as possible. Secrets always come out. Best you control when and how that happens. Or better yet, don't keep secrets. It didn't work for our society on Earth... But you won't listen to me. You'll clam up against an idea like this, raise your organisational walls. Which will just make the journalists more curious. And sooner or later, you'll piss off an employee, or someone will make them a large offer, and who will then leak your secrets. Twerk - he's got it worked out. Damn the idea to hell. Declare loudly he will execute spais, freedom of the press be damned. History and the journalists love that stuff. He's just guaranteed that the DUHS people will be writing the Legend of Captain Twerkmotor and his hunt for booty and freedom from the press. Unlike the rest of you nay-sayers who will be too closed and too boring to bother writing about.