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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Vyz Ejstu in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Community Vote   
    Hi guys, 
     
    Time for launching the community vote for NovaWrimo 2017! Rules are the same than for the 2016 edition. Starting from today, you can vote with the pole in this thread until April, 3rd at 06:59 AM UTC. 
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he/she owns. To be convenient, I gathered the links to the eligible stories here: 
     
    "Bastille" by Kurock
    "Life After Death" by Velenka
    "Right to Exist" by stig92
    "A Day of Optimism" by Dwarf3d
    "Black and Teal" by Zamarus
     
    Our staff review of these entries is still in progress and we'll update you on this asap! The original announcement is still available here.
    Thanks to the writers for entering! Have a good read!
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from ShinyMagnemite in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from MookMcMook in atmosphere   
    Hi guys! 
     
    Topic has been moved to a more appropriate section. 
    Thanks, @Lethys!
     
    The answer is: no, it doesn't work exactly like that. While the idea could be seducing, introducing such mechanics would imply many complicated things in terms of development. We try to allocate our production resources as best as possible and we have many other aspects of the game in the pipeline, as I'm sure you know. 
     
    Here's how it works for now: if your avatar is on a ship that doesn't move and is near a planet, your avatar will be submitted to the planet's gravity. If your avatar is on the same ship but in movement, it will be submitted to the ship's gravity. If your avatar is on a ship and this ship is in a bigger ship itself and not moving, planet's gravity will attract everything. If the big ship is moving, your avatar will be attracted by the small ship and if you move far enough from the small ship, it will then be attracted by the big ship. A big ship will have a wider attraction range than a small one but for now, as long as you're entering a planet atmosphere, planet's gravity has the "priority" on everything else (when it doesn't move). It can appear a bit counterintuitive said like that but in lots of situations and use cases, it makes practical sense. 
     
    Like I said, it would be a technical nightmare to handle everything like you describe client and server-side otherwise and for a gameplay benefit that remains hypothetical. We already have plans to add more to that system, though and will introduce that at a later stage.
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Nebenfigur in atmosphere   
    Hi guys! 
     
    Topic has been moved to a more appropriate section. 
    Thanks, @Lethys!
     
    The answer is: no, it doesn't work exactly like that. While the idea could be seducing, introducing such mechanics would imply many complicated things in terms of development. We try to allocate our production resources as best as possible and we have many other aspects of the game in the pipeline, as I'm sure you know. 
     
    Here's how it works for now: if your avatar is on a ship that doesn't move and is near a planet, your avatar will be submitted to the planet's gravity. If your avatar is on the same ship but in movement, it will be submitted to the ship's gravity. If your avatar is on a ship and this ship is in a bigger ship itself and not moving, planet's gravity will attract everything. If the big ship is moving, your avatar will be attracted by the small ship and if you move far enough from the small ship, it will then be attracted by the big ship. A big ship will have a wider attraction range than a small one but for now, as long as you're entering a planet atmosphere, planet's gravity has the "priority" on everything else (when it doesn't move). It can appear a bit counterintuitive said like that but in lots of situations and use cases, it makes practical sense. 
     
    Like I said, it would be a technical nightmare to handle everything like you describe client and server-side otherwise and for a gameplay benefit that remains hypothetical. We already have plans to add more to that system, though and will introduce that at a later stage.
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from supermasternico in atmosphere   
    Hi guys! 
     
    Topic has been moved to a more appropriate section. 
    Thanks, @Lethys!
     
    The answer is: no, it doesn't work exactly like that. While the idea could be seducing, introducing such mechanics would imply many complicated things in terms of development. We try to allocate our production resources as best as possible and we have many other aspects of the game in the pipeline, as I'm sure you know. 
     
    Here's how it works for now: if your avatar is on a ship that doesn't move and is near a planet, your avatar will be submitted to the planet's gravity. If your avatar is on the same ship but in movement, it will be submitted to the ship's gravity. If your avatar is on a ship and this ship is in a bigger ship itself and not moving, planet's gravity will attract everything. If the big ship is moving, your avatar will be attracted by the small ship and if you move far enough from the small ship, it will then be attracted by the big ship. A big ship will have a wider attraction range than a small one but for now, as long as you're entering a planet atmosphere, planet's gravity has the "priority" on everything else (when it doesn't move). It can appear a bit counterintuitive said like that but in lots of situations and use cases, it makes practical sense. 
     
    Like I said, it would be a technical nightmare to handle everything like you describe client and server-side otherwise and for a gameplay benefit that remains hypothetical. We already have plans to add more to that system, though and will introduce that at a later stage.
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Ben Fargo in atmosphere   
    Hi guys! 
     
    Topic has been moved to a more appropriate section. 
    Thanks, @Lethys!
     
    The answer is: no, it doesn't work exactly like that. While the idea could be seducing, introducing such mechanics would imply many complicated things in terms of development. We try to allocate our production resources as best as possible and we have many other aspects of the game in the pipeline, as I'm sure you know. 
     
    Here's how it works for now: if your avatar is on a ship that doesn't move and is near a planet, your avatar will be submitted to the planet's gravity. If your avatar is on the same ship but in movement, it will be submitted to the ship's gravity. If your avatar is on a ship and this ship is in a bigger ship itself and not moving, planet's gravity will attract everything. If the big ship is moving, your avatar will be attracted by the small ship and if you move far enough from the small ship, it will then be attracted by the big ship. A big ship will have a wider attraction range than a small one but for now, as long as you're entering a planet atmosphere, planet's gravity has the "priority" on everything else (when it doesn't move). It can appear a bit counterintuitive said like that but in lots of situations and use cases, it makes practical sense. 
     
    Like I said, it would be a technical nightmare to handle everything like you describe client and server-side otherwise and for a gameplay benefit that remains hypothetical. We already have plans to add more to that system, though and will introduce that at a later stage.
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Veln in atmosphere   
    Hi guys! 
     
    Topic has been moved to a more appropriate section. 
    Thanks, @Lethys!
     
    The answer is: no, it doesn't work exactly like that. While the idea could be seducing, introducing such mechanics would imply many complicated things in terms of development. We try to allocate our production resources as best as possible and we have many other aspects of the game in the pipeline, as I'm sure you know. 
     
    Here's how it works for now: if your avatar is on a ship that doesn't move and is near a planet, your avatar will be submitted to the planet's gravity. If your avatar is on the same ship but in movement, it will be submitted to the ship's gravity. If your avatar is on a ship and this ship is in a bigger ship itself and not moving, planet's gravity will attract everything. If the big ship is moving, your avatar will be attracted by the small ship and if you move far enough from the small ship, it will then be attracted by the big ship. A big ship will have a wider attraction range than a small one but for now, as long as you're entering a planet atmosphere, planet's gravity has the "priority" on everything else (when it doesn't move). It can appear a bit counterintuitive said like that but in lots of situations and use cases, it makes practical sense. 
     
    Like I said, it would be a technical nightmare to handle everything like you describe client and server-side otherwise and for a gameplay benefit that remains hypothetical. We already have plans to add more to that system, though and will introduce that at a later stage.
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Lethys in atmosphere   
    Hi guys! 
     
    Topic has been moved to a more appropriate section. 
    Thanks, @Lethys!
     
    The answer is: no, it doesn't work exactly like that. While the idea could be seducing, introducing such mechanics would imply many complicated things in terms of development. We try to allocate our production resources as best as possible and we have many other aspects of the game in the pipeline, as I'm sure you know. 
     
    Here's how it works for now: if your avatar is on a ship that doesn't move and is near a planet, your avatar will be submitted to the planet's gravity. If your avatar is on the same ship but in movement, it will be submitted to the ship's gravity. If your avatar is on a ship and this ship is in a bigger ship itself and not moving, planet's gravity will attract everything. If the big ship is moving, your avatar will be attracted by the small ship and if you move far enough from the small ship, it will then be attracted by the big ship. A big ship will have a wider attraction range than a small one but for now, as long as you're entering a planet atmosphere, planet's gravity has the "priority" on everything else (when it doesn't move). It can appear a bit counterintuitive said like that but in lots of situations and use cases, it makes practical sense. 
     
    Like I said, it would be a technical nightmare to handle everything like you describe client and server-side otherwise and for a gameplay benefit that remains hypothetical. We already have plans to add more to that system, though and will introduce that at a later stage.
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Darrkwolf in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Shadow in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Zamarus in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Don't worry. What was won last year won't be modified, it's yours ^^
    Nothing will be downgraded, only upgraded if necessary. If the reward is "useless" for you (for example you win a Gold pack you already have or you win a Silver or Bronze while being Gold), we can consider gifting it to a friend of your choice. You'll have to tell us who and we'll take care of it. 
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Zamarus in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
  13. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Kurock in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
  14. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Soarnir in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Don't worry. What was won last year won't be modified, it's yours ^^
    Nothing will be downgraded, only upgraded if necessary. If the reward is "useless" for you (for example you win a Gold pack you already have or you win a Silver or Bronze while being Gold), we can consider gifting it to a friend of your choice. You'll have to tell us who and we'll take care of it. 
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
  15. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Soarnir in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
  16. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from yamamushi in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Don't worry. What was won last year won't be modified, it's yours ^^
    Nothing will be downgraded, only upgraded if necessary. If the reward is "useless" for you (for example you win a Gold pack you already have or you win a Silver or Bronze while being Gold), we can consider gifting it to a friend of your choice. You'll have to tell us who and we'll take care of it. 
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
  17. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from yamamushi in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
  18. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Vyz Ejstu in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Don't worry. What was won last year won't be modified, it's yours ^^
    Nothing will be downgraded, only upgraded if necessary. If the reward is "useless" for you (for example you win a Gold pack you already have or you win a Silver or Bronze while being Gold), we can consider gifting it to a friend of your choice. You'll have to tell us who and we'll take care of it. 
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
  19. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Vyz Ejstu in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
  20. Like
    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Vyz Ejstu in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Time flies, indeed... Like said in the rules: "if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit". So in theory, yes, you can submit your story. 
    Just make sure it's compliant with this year's requirements, like for example the different timeline. Otherwise, even if we'll have a great pleasure to read it, we can't guarantee it would be eligible for the contest. 
     
    Cheers, 
    Nomad
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Lethys in NovaWrimo 2017 Contest: Rules to participate   
    Hi guys, 
     
    It's time once again for NovaWrimo! If you don't remember what it is or you're new around here, let’s catch you up.
     
    What is NovaWrimo?
    NovaWrimo is a contest inspired by "Nanowrimo" (National Novel Writing Month) that happens during the month of November (from November, 1st to November, 30th). The goal of NanoWrimo is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. If you're curious, here's the official Nanowrimo website: http://nanowrimo.org/.
     
    NovaWrimo is slightly different: 
     
    It's not strictly tied to the month of November (meaning we might hold similar contests several times a year). To be accessible to a broader range of participants, the minimum word count is only 5,000 words instead of 50,000. Ideally, entries would have a word count between 5,000 and 7,500 words. Depending on the number of entries, it can take a lot of time to review everything. Of course, if you're really inspired and the result very good, there's no hard limit. Who are we to tell Shakespeare when to stop?  
    The rules:
    The 2017 NovaWrimo contest starts today, Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST.  It will end on Sunday, January 7th at 11:30 PM PST. The story should be compatible with what is known of the Dual Universe backstory so far.   
    For reference:
    The Official Dual Universe Lore Bible The short story written by Alain Damasio The mods of the novel by Alain Damasio mentioned in the beginning of this post, some info here and here too The Backstory Page of the official website   Some more recent information  
    If you spot an inconsistency between the different sources, the Official Lore Bible should be considered authoritative.
     
    The story must happen between 2049 and 2450. (Between the creation of the United Earth Federation (UEF), the transnational institution in charge of coordinating humanity’s efforts and response to the Star Kiss of Death (SKiD) and the time when the Arkship technology is finally mastered). No alien creatures should be involved. Physical violence should be limited (No gore or similar things).  Verbal violence and cursing is tolerated but should be limited and not gratuitous. Explicit sexual content isn't allowed. Hate speech toward specific people, ethnic groups, or religions isn't allowed. You must submit your text in the form of a PDF file and you must attach it to a dedicated topic (with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the title) you created in the "Novaquark Archives" forum section. The PDF file must not exceed 500 kb in size. You also must send your file in Word or .txt format to both Nyzaltar and Nomad to be eligible. You can do so by private message on the forum. By submitting a fan fiction with the tag [NovaWrimo2017] in the topic title, the poster will explicitly cede author rights to Novaquark. While these texts won't be sold in any form, they might be used (fully or partially) as promotional materials or in marketing campaigns for the game Dual Universe. For more information, please read our "Terms of Use" and our EULA. You also must accept and you must respect the legal conditions bound to your Dual Universe account (the aforementioned game's EULA, but also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and NDA if relevant). Your submission must be written in English. Your submission must not contain elements or information under NDA you may have found while playing the Pre-Alpha. A non-native English writer can seek help from a native English speaker to polish the text in English. The native English speaker must be aware that it can help only on a volunteer basis: he won't be eligible for any reward. If a non-native English writer seeks help from a native English speaker, he/she must submit the complete text before proofreading. Once his/her text is proofread, he/she will have to keep both pre-proofread and post-proofread versions of the text available on the forum. If several people collaborate on a story, please be aware that only the individual submitting the entry on the forum will be eligible to win any prizes or awards. We will not have group prizes available.  Because the juries are completely different, a participant may win a Novaquark prize and the Community prize. You may submit multiple entries, however, you may only win one Novaquark prize.  If an entry does not meet all of the requirements for eligibility (not reaching the minimum word count, missing the deadline by a few days, etc.), the author won't be considered as eligible for the Novaquark and the Community prizes. However, it may still be considered as a participant to the contest. It will be up to the Novaquark team to decide on a case by case basis.  Late entries will not be eligible for either the Novaquark or Community prizes, but will still be considered as participants.  A gentle reminder more than a rule: please consider the reading comfort of your future readers by formatting your text in a way that makes it easily readable (make sure to put some space between your paragraphs, etc.). 
    The rewards:
    1st Prize: 
    1 Digital Gold Founder Pack

    2nd Prize:
    1 Digital Silver Pack

    3rd Prize:
    1 Bronze Pack 
    1 Closed Beta Key

    Last year winners were: 
    • 1st Prize: Aetherios, for his short story "That Bright Dawn"
    • 2nd Prize: Temerian, for his short story "Rebirth"
    • 3rd Prize: Devious_T, for his short story "Left Behind".

    Community Prize:
    Unique in-game title: "Famous Writer". Won by Kurock last year.
     
    Only one vote is allowed per person, regardless of the number of accounts he or she owns.

    How the winners will be selected:
    For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes, the winners will be selected by the Novaquark team. For the Community Prize, the community members will vote for their favorite fan fiction.  
    Last year saw very cool entries. If you want to discover them, you can download them all here.
    Good luck everyone! 
     
    Cheers,
    The Novaquark Team.
     
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from GunDeva in Alioth size   
    Hi guys, 
     
    As Lethys pointed out, we made an erratum on Twitter because of a mistake with the tiles' area (here and here). 
    So it's currently around 0,65 sq km / 0.25 sq mi. Again, sorry for the confusion! 
     
    Cheers, 
     
    Nomad
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Veln in Crowdfunding-Playing the game   
    Hi guys, 
     
    As @Glowtape and @NanoDot said, yes : 
     
    - We stick to the script: revamp of the Crowdfunding Portal is work in progress and for now, everything is well
    - When future packs will be available, they will grant access to Alpha 2, which means that they won't give an immediate access to the game. 

    Detailed planning for future test sessions will be communicated in the coming days, so thank you for your patience and understanding. 

    Cheers, 
    Nomad
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Lethys in Crowdfunding-Playing the game   
    Hi guys, 
     
    As @Glowtape and @NanoDot said, yes : 
     
    - We stick to the script: revamp of the Crowdfunding Portal is work in progress and for now, everything is well
    - When future packs will be available, they will grant access to Alpha 2, which means that they won't give an immediate access to the game. 

    Detailed planning for future test sessions will be communicated in the coming days, so thank you for your patience and understanding. 

    Cheers, 
    Nomad
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    NQ-Nomad got a reaction from Kurock in Crowdfunding-Playing the game   
    Hi guys, 
     
    As @Glowtape and @NanoDot said, yes : 
     
    - We stick to the script: revamp of the Crowdfunding Portal is work in progress and for now, everything is well
    - When future packs will be available, they will grant access to Alpha 2, which means that they won't give an immediate access to the game. 

    Detailed planning for future test sessions will be communicated in the coming days, so thank you for your patience and understanding. 

    Cheers, 
    Nomad
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