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yamamushi

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About yamamushi

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    http://duexplorers.com/
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    will.navidson

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    Male
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    Austin Texas
  • Interests
    Jodorowsky's Comics, Programming, EDM Production (Tech House & Techno), Sandbox games
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    Kyrium Founder
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  1. No. Please, No. At this point you may as well be asking to just buy our resources from NQ with cash. If you're really burning through ships and supplies that fast, that's a you problem, not an economy/gameplay problem.
  2. I've seen this bug from time to time but I don't know what causes it, sometimes getting on a vpn fixes it, sometimes using a proxy fixes it, sometimes using a different browser fixes it. I'd try edge browser first or disable your ad blockers or something along those lines. I know it's only $10, but 10 bucks is 10 bucks (even if it's me saying it)
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  4. Beta isn't scheduled to start until next year, so you don't have access yet. Alpha 2 starts on the 11th. You can always upgrade your pledge if you want sooner access. Edit: I misread what you said: You can download the game here: https://community.dualthegame.com/accounts/profile/
  5. You just need to follow the instructions the bot sends you when you type ~forumauth, your forum account is approved
  6. I believe you were waiting for forum approval, you should be good to go now
  7. I don't think that word means what you think it means.
  8. The video the bot sends you on discord when you type the ~forumauth command explains it all
  9. Meanwhile I tried doing exactly this last year and was met with nothing but complaints and accusations when I put the bot online.
  10. Microtransactions can't sustain long term development, it would be a cat and mouse game of constantly trying to - 1) Gain players 2) Create new content to sell to players Whereas DU is going to be a constantly evolving game, dedicating resources to creating new expansions on top of trying to push out constant microtransaction-backed content would be an uphill battle that would hurt everyone in the long run. It's hard enough for them to keep up development speed now with all of the resources they have. A subscription allows them to have a solid metric on how much money they are bringing in every month and allows them the flexibility that the constant fluctuation of microtranscation-based income wouldn't give them. People think servers are cheap, and of course someone is going to go to the AWS pricing page and try and point out "oh but you can get instances for dollars a month it can't be that expensive!" but running infra in AWS isn't cheap, it's just cheaper than building out a data center with all of your own hardware to maintain. NQ has really strict hardware and rack requirements that add to those costs (I was told it's more akin to a weather modeling supercomputer than a traditional gaming cluster), and as they scale up to match the needs of their growing player base it's only going to get more expensive over time. At a previous job we were spending $150k a month alone on our web frontend, and if you counted all of the other supporting infra we had for our product, it was something like $3.5 million a month, it wasn't cheap, it was just cheaper than the alternatives. Nobody is going to convince me that microtransactions are the way to go when you have to pay for infra, employees, long term development, support, offices, advertising, etc. This isn't Fortnite where the core game isn't changing and they are tweaking things from time to time while adding new items to their store, DU's development is on a whole other level from that. Regardless of all of that, I think the bottom line here is that if you can't afford to pay $10-$15 a month for a game, then you need to reprioritize your hobbies (irrespective of the fact that DAC's allow people to play for free essentially).
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  12. Eve had a system like this, courier contracts, and they were extremely easy to scam people with On first glance, it seems like a fair and safe way to get your goods transported for you, but that's only if the person putting up the courier contract is acting in good faith. If they fill a cargo container with garbage, put a high insurance price on the package, and then set the destination to somewhere that is extremely unsafe, then they are pretty much guaranteed to make a profit from the insurance claim alone. I would do that in Eve all the time, load up containers with garbage and set the destination to null-sec. Sure there were times when a pilot actually managed to ship my garbage package, but for the most part, I was making 100-150million from the insurance claims on all the lost packages. So I agree, there should be a courier contract system in DU ?
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