We have some very exciting news to share. Many of you who have been here for a long time probably already know Yamamushi. As one of the co-founders of the official community Discord and an early Kickstarter backer, Yamamushi has been around as a very active and well known community member for almost 4 years now.
We are excited to have him joining the team. With him coming on board, a few important things are going to change and we wanted to be transparent about this with you all. We have always valued neutrality for our employees and we try to avoid any conflict of interests. Like all other employees he is bound to some important communication restrictions. Yamamushi must discontinue being a community figure while he is employed with Novaquark. This means stepping down as a moderator on Discord and our public forums, while retaining some limited administrative rights (precisely to maintain the DU Bot). He is also bound by an internal NDA contract and won’t be able to share everything as a Novaquark employee. For those who are friends with him, we ask you to avoid attempting to get behind-the-scene information from him, regarding the game or the company.
He won’t be able to communicate or play anymore as Yamamushi, but his love for the community is strong and he will continue to follow the community from the Dev side. He will also not be permitted to be a part of a player-run organization. We know this can be hard to face for such an integral part of our community and this has been a hard decision that may feel frustrating (at least it is for us and for him) but a necessary step to avoid any suspicion of favorizing any group of players in the community.
We would also like to take this opportunity to explain what are our internal rules when a member of our community becomes a Novaquark employee:
His/her personal accounts are suspended for the time he/she is a Novaquark employee.
He/she is given an anonymous player account so he/she could still continue to play the game, however, some specific rules apply to such an account:
a. The Novaquark employee behind should not reveal his/her real identity and/or he’s part of the company.
b. He/she shouldn’t join a player-run organization with this account either, for neutrality reasons.
He/she is given a NQ account, mostly to test things, and occasionally to communicate with the community in-game (if such opportunity arises). Nothing done on this account (coming usually with more powers/rights than a player account) will be transferred on any personal account.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, please join us in welcoming Yamamushi to the team here!
It's strange to see a similar design for flying vehicles from the far future. It look like 70 - 80 yrs old airplane with same "new" interfaces. Technically it not working good (deadly bad) for atmospheric - space pressure difference. It cant protect good from flying objects like space junk, ballistic weapons and other. If cockpit has micro damages in aggressive environment, pilot has no chance to survive. Why pilot from far future need window and physical manipulators to operate vehicle?
I thinking, more realistic and same time futuristic to see a cocoon or capsule with human - machine interfaces like neural interfaces with fully customization camera, life supporting system, emergency life rescue and support system, beacon and others.
Very interesting, what are you think about current version of cockpits.
In real life not a new idea, use energy like money. One cell element = 100 credits for example. All times all players needs energy for moving, production, etc. They are ready to by or sell energy cell elements any time. If someone wont to by or sell something, they can do a transaction in universal moneys - ENERGY! This money mass not be born from nothing, and has a physical representation in game, like a gold in real life. So we have much more interested game mechanics with money, like a stocking, transporting, etc... Some examples can see in old old single space simulator Parkan.