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    Astro-Phsyics in DU

    Scientific accuracy in my Dual Universe? /s BTW you can edit your post so you don't have to make the reserved posts here. This also isn't astrophysics, its planetary science. 😝 Anyway, I also think an important thing to account for is planetary migration post-formation, which is thought to be the reason why hot Jupiters exist and can make for interesting worlds such as chthonian plantes, the remains of hot Jupiters' cores. Another thing is that while it is not yet known if ships will be subject to Keplerian orbital motion, it has been confirmed that planets will not orbit and will stay stationary, though I wonder if its really that hard given that relative coordinates are already a thing, so objects within a moving planet's sphere of influence won't put load on the server being moved around. This does mean we can't have interesting worlds like hypereccentric planets that freeze and boil over the course of an year, something like the orbits of Janus and Epimetheus, or just binary planets with challenging gravity wells. On the other hand, these interesting orbital configurations (and Lagrange points) probably cannot be achieved with simplified two-body patched-conics approximations and will require n-body simulations, which are computationally expensive, especially if player-made structures are accounted for.
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    Hi

    Hello, welcome to the forums! I hope you have a great time here. BTW I use Arch (Ubuntu actually with dual boot Windows but close enough lol)
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    Planet-classes

    The different types of planets/objects that exist are so many that it would be foolish to categorize them into a handful of classes. However, it would be useful to have a general descriptor of major features: Size Atmospheric pressure Temperature There could also be some other important traits such as tectonic activity, distance from sun, etc, but for simplicity's sake and due to the fact that DU probably won't model more advanced planetary processes, lets stick with these three traits for now. Please note that these are very vague terminologies. Size: Subsphereical - Too small to form a sphere Micro - Large enough to be spherical, but too small for unaided human habitation without bone decay Massive - Large enough for long-term living Supermassive - Mass too high for long -term habitation without issues, but low enough to not turn into a star Atmospheric Pressure Vacuum - No or exosphereic atmosphere Marginal - Enough air to account for but not enough for unpressurized habitation Suitable - Enough air to walk around without pressure suits (THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE SAFETY FROM ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION) Extreme - Too high for unpressurized habitation Temperature (NOT distance from sun or radiation energy received) Hadean - Hot enough for molten rocks Gaian - Warm enough for "normal" liquids to stay liquid (i.e. water, gasoline, unsaturated fats) Cryogenic - Cold enough for substances such as methane to be liquid Supercryogenic - Cold enough for liquid H2 This gives us 4^3 or 64 different types, and we are at the tip of the iceburg. Notable real-life objects categorized would be: Venus: Massive, Extreme, Hadean Titan: Massive, Suitable, Cryogenic Jupiter, Saturn: Supermassive, Extreme, Cryogenic Uranus, Neptune: Supermassive, Extreme, Supercryogenic
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    General Relativistic Time

    I mean, from a technical standpoint i think it won't be that hard to implement: Just calculate an object's speed and slow the calculations being performed on it according to relativistic equations. It gets even simpler in DU since it treats a ship as a single object (its dynamic core) and weapon ballistics are not calculated with real-time physics. So, there are relatively (pun intended) little extra calculations being done, and it is possible under certain circumstances that it reduces server load since there may be less calculations done per second due to dilation. In terms of practicallity, I am not sure if the engine would support such a thing, if it would be worth the development effort since very little things are going to be traveling at relativistic speeds, it looms like a source of extra bugs, and it probably will just annoy players (REEE WHY IS EVERYTHING ON THIS SHIP SO SLOW I WANNA DO STUFF) without real gameplay benefits. I do respect the OP's effort for SCIENCE however.
  5. While current DU records are under NDA, I would like to talk about all the ways Dual Universe can be pushed to its limits, by for example trying to get as many people as possible into a 10 m^3 box. There are also the more traditional potential records such as: Highest distance fallen while surviving Fastest land/sea/air/space speed Highest land/sea/air/space acceleration Biggest single artificial object Largest aircraft (which requires constant power to stay afloat) Or, some of the more outlandish records Battle royale held in fastest stadium/arena Most amount of bots in an org before NQ notices* Most automated device Most records broken within x meters of each other simultaneously What can you think up of? And just du it.
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    Nuclear Weapons and Player Experience

    To everyone saying nukes will get ruin the game: "In MMOs, there's one true universal principle: the strong lives, the weak adapts. When everyone's ships are getting [nuked], I'll be sure to be a [nuker]."
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    Nuclear Weapons and Player Experience

    @Anonymous oh this part? I just modified a quote from someone else on the forums 😏 I should add, making fun of these people is the reason why I created this thread in the first place despite NQ's official stance of "no WMDs"
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    Nuclear Weapons and Player Experience

    Scientific accuracy in my Dual Universe? It also is important to note, nukes also have a tendency to cause other nuclear powers to launch them at your country. Of course, in DU, you can just respawn. [And using nuclear weapons for arbitrary reasons on arbitrary locations is] neither toxic, bad nor unwanted. If it stays ingame, everything is valid gameplay to get an edge over others. Can't kill their defense? [Nuke everything]. Can't compete with an org? [Nuke everything]. Such gameplay creates content for everyone and isn't really toxic. Many eve players are already here (I'm one of them) but as said, DU is different and NQ will handle stuff differently from CCP One final thing to note: Since you already talked about realism in nuclear weapons procurement, lets talk about some more realism. As an example, a spacecraft with an ion drive capable of doing a meager 0.0001g of acceleration may be scientifically realistic and the exhaust is relatively harmless. However, to most of the audience it will not be interesting. "Nine months just to travel to Mars? How boring!" The author, not wanting his book sales to go flat, hastily re-fits the hero's spacecraft with a fusion drive. The good news is that the ship can make it to Mars in twelve days flat. The bad news is that the ship's exhaust is putting out enough terawatts of energy to cut another ship in two, or make the spaceport look like it was hit by a tactical nuclear weapon.
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    EVE Invasion

    But what actually matters is how much of the universe can be feasibly reached. At the early stages of the game, the playable area will essentially be limited to near-Alioth space. As technology apporaches interplanetary flight, the playable area will suddenly jump into the whole solar system. The same will happen with nearby solar systems. If DU stays a niche game (like EVE online or 2b2t), the amount of fights will decrease over time as population density decrease but if we get a widespread game, there probably will be lots of warfare AND piracy, until the playerbase plateus.
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    Vehicle Fuel / Energy Port

    Like gas station propane in real life?
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    Announcement of first Alpha Race Challenge

    How will the race area be guarded from outsiders?
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    Nuclear Weapons and Player Experience

    Wait let me fix that for ya "Not everyone will come back after their home was nuked they got ganked and in the end its a game that needs revenue doesn't nees carebears." Thank me later.
  13. WARNING: SARCASM/S**TPOSTING AHEAD NQ has stated that they will not be adding WMDs into DU to make it fair for players not involved ("what did I do to get nuked?") But consider the following (probably some context around it but lol) Likewise, why shouldn't nukes be "valid gameplay"? It just adds more content for the people who aren't on the receiving end. And if you are on the receiving end? Sucks to be you I guess. Its just another form of (scummy) emergent gameplay, which will prevent cities from being nuked by Mutually Assured Destruction and the millions of credits of bounty on the person nuking. Don't forget the potential jobs created in the nuclear sector either. </sarcasm>
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    Mining

    Well, the jackpot would be a largr vain of the pure stuff, not some diluted mess. I was thinking that drills would be brute force machines digging through matter indiscriminately and diluting the good stuff in the process. World Eaters: Well, drills are moving parts that you are smash at hard rock. Just have them have a high upkeep cycle. This would prevent world eaters since you can't just let it run for a couple of months. Server Lag: that would be better than a bunch of alts? Machine Hazard: Well about 90% of the userbase has no problem with ganking. I don't see them having a problem with this kind of stuff.
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