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OnePercent

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    Space (and all the can of worms that come with it) and leading epic fleets of glory, player's preferable.
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  1. The issue I've noticed is that things can get de-synced very easily in DU. NovaQuark should outline their confidence in how much bandwidth there will be between each dynamically scaled node in their clusters, If there are 6000 players in an area only a few cubic kilometers across in DU, in orbit above a city, how well will the synchronization of assets passing in and out of the subsequent scaled nodes be is a question that remains to be answered. Even though DU is single shard, how will they tackle high latency between users near their server and users far from their server geographically? The only way I can see things behaving fluidly is if they have more than one central server based on geographic distance, we don't have instantaneous internet connections.
  2. My biggest worry about this game

    With proper asset protections in place and a "join an org or perish" mentality, this would ensure that players can safely experience the game mechanics without interruptions from trolls etc. It will be quickly realized that the most valuable aspect of the game won't be the leaders or the orgs, or even emergent gameplay, the true value of the game will be the "grunts", the "workers" of each org or lone mercenary orgs. The willingness to give up leading but rather submitting to an org as a subordinate is the most valuable aspect. Organisations should do everything that can to convince players to join their cause.
  3. Space is Hard?

    Space is not hard at all.. If you have fusion.
  4. Single Shard? LOL

    It's just semantics; in the end it always meant a single playing field, but every cubic kilometer represents a virtual server, as the density of players increase the virtual servers decrease in size, maintaining the same load on each server. The issue will always be latency. I'm interested in how NQ will approach this problem.
  5. How realistic will the Physics be?

    No such thing as realistic physics in games. They are all either graphical tricks or other tricks. But what you could say is how realistic will the physics appear and that depends on how much depth the devs wish to go into physics and how constrained the hardware is. From what I've seen, the physics seem complete enough. We're not going to be kerbal space program physics, or Sandbox Universe 2 level. Also, planets aren't going to revolve around stars because according to the Devs this adds a lot of problems with trying to make sure ships and people remain in the frame of reference of planets, so not sure how much further you wish to go with this.
  6. Refineries

    I'd really like material processing to be somewhat realistic. e.g. You can only manually extract the easy elements, like iron ore, silicon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon, etc etc. It doesn't have to be super complex, but the most common materials could be extracted and thus refined in predefined stations that combine raw elements into useful intermediate materials, like Steel (Carbon+iron), refined copper, refined aluminium, and even fractional distillation for petrochemicals, like crude oil => fractional distillation =>Natural gas all way down to heavy oil =>plastics, automobile fuel, lubricants, plastics etc etc. For things like power generation, you'd actually have to construct a working industry with your player group. E.g. Strategic amounts of resources need to be applied with economies of scale. You thus need machinery to extract raw materials, large furnaces and refineries to refine and concentrate said raw materials and finally manufacturing stations or robotic plants that build pre-defined constructs based on blueprint. Eventually, you then extract Uranium Oxide (yellow cake) with Sulfuric acid deep pipe extraction, and thus intermediate centrifugals that condense the U235 from the U238, allowing you to make fuel rods and then finally core of a nuclear power station. So in simple terms it would logically work as; Raw materials => recipe => intermediate product => blueprint=> Finished item/or part of a construct => blueprint => construct/finished Building Raw materials => recipe => intermediate product => blueprint=> Finished item/or part of a construct Raw materials => recipe => Raw materials => We can then go even further. There could be a mechanic similar to 4x games where certain planets, due to geological reasons posess better potentials for certain resources etc. You could call it yield per hour, or the amount of material extracted per hour depending on the construct/planet/region on planet/climate/planet biome(s)
  7. Stargate Technology

    Dialing is better because it's more aesthetic. Also, if security is a concern, all the better, groups should co-operate together to ensure the security of both sides of a portal, also more emergent gameplay.
  8. Who's excited!?

    I am looking forward to test the scalable load balancing multiplayer system.
  9. Oculus Rift

    Way better just getting lifetime tier pledge for Dual universe and not getting an oculus at all, wait for the next versions, or even the third refined version of oculus/vive..
  10. Flat Earth theorists, I have breaking news!!!

    I'll tell you one thing I admire about flat earth cultists, it is their tenacity in how they address some of the questions regarding how their theories are rational which are quite thought provoking. That doesn't mean they are correct however.
  11. Oculus Rift

    Feel a bit "Meh" about my purchase. For 800 dollars I feel the apparent low screen resolution per eye is not really worth it. Too jarring. Not to mention the face plate is uncomfortable in my opinion and makes it hard to get even a few hours of non-stop use out of it. I can also say the same for the Vive as it's a bit heavier than the rift. Something like the Pimax 4k with the weight of the Oculus and quality of the Vive tracking is definitely the next gen of VR. VR is definitely something that is very immersive, no doubt about that but it is in its early days.
  12. I personally believe that censorship should not take place in this emergent mmo game. The biggest reason is emergent gameplay, the game is after all a political intrigue emergent simulator. The devs WANT there to be conflict and the best way to have conflict is via conflicting ideals. If certain ideologies and the iconography related to those political systems aren't allowed then what's the point to a universe full of one way of doing things, where is the real narrative if everyone is just the same and have to abide by the rules.. It breaks immersion badly and subsumes the value of the individual. Just my 2 cents. Of course, that being said, I understand that we live in the real world controlled by those who make the rules. The rules of France will most definitely conflict with the ideal simulation that Dual Universe promises and thus, Censorship is most likely. It's probably pointless debating it here - they were already removing frog pictures from avatars on these forums.
  13. How to prevent basic "griefing"?

    Same like EVE, make high security zones that extend around the safe zones in a declining manner. Have "free space" after that which is basically lawless. This might be an unpopular suggestion, but even organisations should be able to have some automated security access around high density regions. So if any one suddenly gets ganged up from pirates the local authority, aka the organisation who controls that space, emits their own version of the "high security" zone. High security should be compromised if the organisation loses some criteria that disrupts the organisation, rendering the in game security system inert. This might cause some emergent gameplay where large amounts of smuggling and piracy can occur whenever there is a war or conquering of an empire in any region of colonized space which reflects on reality in a way. Just look at all the people smuggling caused by the Syrian migration crisis.
  14. The AFW returns with a new name

    No we're german
  15. DU Memes

    I think this is applicable
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