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    Destrin got a reaction from CptLoRes in DevBlog: The Maneuver Tool and Disconnecting Ships - DUscussion thread   
    50m is no where near enough distance IMO.  If someone decides to be a dick it may take upwards of 30 minutes to an hour to get this thing where we want it.
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    Destrin got a reaction from Warlander in DevBlog: The Maneuver Tool and Disconnecting Ships - DUscussion thread   
    50m is no where near enough distance IMO.  If someone decides to be a dick it may take upwards of 30 minutes to an hour to get this thing where we want it.
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    Destrin got a reaction from Emptiness in DevBlog: The Maneuver Tool and Disconnecting Ships - DUscussion thread   
    50m is no where near enough distance IMO.  If someone decides to be a dick it may take upwards of 30 minutes to an hour to get this thing where we want it.
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    Destrin got a reaction from blazemonger in DevBlog: The Maneuver Tool and Disconnecting Ships - DUscussion thread   
    50m is no where near enough distance IMO.  If someone decides to be a dick it may take upwards of 30 minutes to an hour to get this thing where we want it.
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    Destrin reacted to NQ-Pann in Introduction: NQ-Pann joins Community team   
    Greetings, Noveans! I'm NQ-Pann, the latest addition to the stellar (see what I did there?) Dual Universe Community team. It is my esteemed privilege to be here, entering into my second week at Novaquark. 
     
    Some of you may know me from previous projects. My MMO journey began as an Ultima Online player. It wasn't long before I began writing for game sites (mostly UO Stratics) and joining the UO volunteer program. This led to my first "real" job in the industry as the original community manager for EVE Online. I've also worked on Tabula Rasa, Auto Assault, Imperium: Galactic War and, most recently, Crowfall. 
     
    I'm a native Texan, living in the Austin area with my husband (whom I met in UO!) and our very large, spoiled rotten cat. 
     
    My role here will mostly be behind-the-scenes, writing news and blogs. I'll also be the primary point of contact for content creators, so if you stream, make videos, or resources for Dual Universe, I look forward to meeting you soon. 
     
    Head over to my AMA thread and let's get acquainted! 
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    Destrin got a reaction from Serbet in “Marketplace Heist” Response   
    burn em all IMO
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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    As there is nothing new to be covered in the plan, I've skipped ahead to show
    the scratch board's content after building layer 3 and layer 4 (a second
    arc formed by voxel "plates"). The green quarter circle is layer
    2 (plus handles). The red arc is of radius 3.5, and the yellow
    arc is of radius 5. The quarter cone is seen in blue, and was
    formed by first copy pasting layer 4, then layer 3, and then layer 2.
    Finally, in red is the full cone formed by rotating the quarter cone 90
    degrees and pasting 3 times.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    The vertices in layer 3 are adjusted to form a quarter arc. The outer
    edges are pushed to occupy the same positions as the inner edges since
    otherwise we would introduce a flat step in the cone (same as the truncation
    of layer 2). The radius of the circle is 2.5x1.414 or 3.535 (or as near as
    can be made). Additional layers can be defined in the same fashion as this
    layer but with larger radii (3.5x1.414, 4.5x...). However, there is a point
    when the offset required by the greater radii cannot satisfied by moving the
    bottom left or top right vertices.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    The layer just completed is a quarter circle one voxel thick. To create a cone,
    its neccessary to force its bottom face to conform to a circle
    of a larger radius. The picture shows the initial voxel layout for layer 3 of
    the plan, Layer 2 is also visible as translucent voxels. The layer 3
    voxels (green and blue) border the original positions of the yellow and blue
    voxels in layer 2. Since they share edges, the outer edges of layer 2
    will conform to the inner edges of the neigboring voxels in layer 3 when
    layer 2 is pasted on top of it.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    To clear the assembly board for use with the next layer, the non-scaffolding
    voxels need to be copied to the scratch area. This can be tricky,
    but recalling the original position of the voxels in the plan before the
    vertices were moved will guide the copy process. Using "handles" 
    may be needed as it is here. The picture shows the row of lower 3 voxels
    has been copied to the side, and the selection of the 3
    side voxels using the handle provided by the red voxel. The
    upper left voxel (red in the plan - hidden in the picture) will be copied by
    itself at the end.
    Once copied and saved to the scratch area, the assembly area can be cleared
    using the handles at the extreme ends of the board.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    Clicking on the "Build" button begins the process of creating the voxel
    design. Next, exit the chair, enter build mode for the construct,
    activate the "Select" tool, and face the voxel board. You should see a
    pointer indicating a voxel which you should select and copy. Turning to the
    assembly board you will see a pointer and a number over it. The number "0"
    indicates you are pasting a "scaffolding" voxel while a number between 1
    and 7 indicates a voxel that is part of the build. For these voxels, scroll
    on the "Quick Access" menu to the material indicated. Then paste the voxel
    at the position indicated by the tip of the pointer. Finally, activating
    ('F' key) the button on the pedestal below the assembly board will advance
    both pointers to the next voxel. With practice you will be able to place
    voxels quite quickly. When all the voxels are placed the pointers will
    disappear.
     



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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    Using vertex-drag, the original layout of voxels can be changed to a quarter
    circle of radius 1.5x1.414 or 2.121 voxels. Note that each "tick" in the
    vertex position is 1/8th (.125) of a voxel. So the lowest left most vertex
    in the quarter circle was moved to (0,-7) and the top right most vertex was
    moved to (-7,0). The blue voxel's upper left and lower right vertices were
    moved by (-12,-12) - to the extreme upper left position. This limit
    is what determines the steepest possible "slope" that the cone can have using
    2D voxels.
    The remaining vertices were adjusted "by eye" to make the "best" curve.
    Note that the plan being created here is going to result in a truncated
    quarter cone which will be used to make the full cone by using
    copy-rotate-paste operations.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    Moving the mouse pointer near the lower right corner of the red voxel, holding
    the left-shift key down and left clicking allows you to "drag" the nearest
    vertex to a new position. The numbers displayed are changes to the X position
    (increasing X to the right), and Y position (increasing Y goes down) of the
    vertex. These values range from -12 to 12 and result in the possible positions
    being restricted to the transparent white square overlayed on the screen.
    Releasing the left mouse button will fix the new position of the vertex.
    Note that holding the left shift key down without a mouse click will result in
    the current mouse position relative to the upper right vertex of the voxel it
    is in being displayed as you move it around.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    The terminal screen used in designing the layout of a layer
    consists of the left panel with a series of color buttons that can correspond
    to the materials in the Quick Access menu, or (as here) to distinguish between
    different voxels in the design. The "Build" button is used to create the voxel
    layer on the assembly board. The "Reset" button clears all layers permanently.
    The right panel has at the top the index of the current layer; 2 in this case.
    Below it are buttons for the 4 "pages" that provide access to the current layer.
    A layer consists of 15 rows by 15 columns of visible voxels. Shown here is
    the portion of the plan found on page 1 and has 8 rows of 8 voxels.
    The right most column on page 1 will appear on the left most column of page 2.
    The last row on page 1 will also appear on the first row on page 3.
    Next is the "Undo" button which undoes the last action, the "Redo" button which
    re-applies the action just undone, and the "Clear" button which clears the
    current layer (and unlike "Reset", it can be undone). Note that there is no
    hard limit on the number of actions that can be undone - it is limited by the
    amount of free memory in the client. Also, the undo "stack" is cleared when
    the board is deactived.
    Finally, the "Help" button shows screens that give brief instructions on the
    use of the planner, and "Logout" deactivates the program board.
    The center panel shows the starting point for the layer 2 plan for
    the truncated "cap" of the cone.
    A left click on a voxel assigns it the "material" currently selected in
    the left panel. Note that clicking the middle mouse button is a short-cut
    for performing the "Undo" operation. The next step alters the voxels
    to form a quarter circle.

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    Destrin reacted to JayleBreak in Now available: In-game 2D Voxel Planner/Builder   
    About a year ago, I wrote the 2D Voxel Planner now found on "dual.sh". I'm
    now introducing a fully in-game construct that combines an enhanced 2D voxel
    planner with an integrated voxel board.
    Free blueprints for the planner/builder can be obtained at the Objective
    Driveyards shipyards. The entrance is at ::pos{0,2,23.4393,73.7082,3.5773}
    The blueprint is labled "2Dplus Voxel Planner Builder"
    The "plus" refers to the support for multiple (12) "layers" of 2 dimensional
    voxel plans. These layers can be stacked together to produce 3 dimensional
    objects. In the picture, on the right, is a voxel board that is the source
    of voxels placed on the assembly board on the left. In the center is the
    planning terminal with a "scratch" voxel board behind it.
    To illustrate how things work, I will walk through the creation of a truncated
    cone. The process begins by sitting in the provided chair and activating the
    program board. Note that your plan is saved in a databank on program board
    deactivation, change of layer, or change of page. The plans for up to 3
    different avatars are seperately tracked (the number can be increased by adding
    additional databanks).

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    Destrin got a reaction from FutonTorpedo in “Marketplace Heist” Response   
    burn em all IMO
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    Destrin got a reaction from LloydChristmas in “Marketplace Heist” Response   
    burn em all IMO
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    Destrin got a reaction from Paradine in “Marketplace Heist” Response   
    burn em all IMO
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    Destrin got a reaction from Fallen Angel in New Docking mechanic   
    @CptLoRes in build mode right click the hover, advanced -> disable thrust along gravity.
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    Destrin reacted to NQ-Naerais in A Note About Bug Exploitations   
    Hello Noveans!
     
    We would like to thank you for your patience during the past few weeks as we have been incredibly focused on getting you all into the game. While we know there are still a few edge cases out there, we hope you’ve been enjoying your time in Dual Universe!
     
    A burning topic is known bugs surrounding duping, and their exploitation. We’d like to offer some clarifications on this. 
     
    We are aware of some bugs that were allowing players to dupe items and resources, and we are actively investigating  these. The process is however slow and labor intensive. Given how much time is involved, and how severe the outcome is, we want to make it clear that we are taking all exploits very seriously and they will carry heavy sanctions for abuse cases up to and including removal of player accounts and permanent bans.  
     
    We have a zero tolerance policy towards cheating and exploiting, as is clearly laid out in our Code of Conduct.
     
    For those who have encountered these bugs and already reported them, we thank you. There will be no sanctions on those accounts. We may balance gains if deemed necessary.  For those who have been knowingly abusing bugs, you have 48 hours to report your activities via a ticket here: support.dualthegame.com - your duped proceeds will be removed, but no further action will be taken. Please select Gameplay in the first form drop-down, select the “Rules & Policies” > “Exploits” category and use the subject “Self Report” For those who continue to exploit, and do not report it, your account will be banned without notice upon completion of our investigations.    
    While every person has their own sense of fun, it is important to remember that this is an MMO and that rules must be enforced to keep play fair and even. 
    We thank you for being a part of the Dual Universe  beta and for helping us keep the game fair and entertaining. 
     
    Sincerely, 
    The Novaquark Team
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    Destrin reacted to NQ-Naerais in Website & Program Updates   
    Dear Noveans,
     
    When we set out to launch our beta this summer, we also envisioned a series of major changes and improvements outside of the game. A major one was the complete redesign of the game’s website, as well as the migration to a brand new tech stack for the site’s front and back ends. We were also planning to launch several programs, such as a Content Creator program and a Recruit-a-Friend program, which relied on a new, versatile code system. That code system is also being used to grant our backers the beta invitations which are part of their Kickstarter or Alpha packs.
     
    Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, as you’ve been witnessing over the past few days (2020 strikes again...). We had to revert part of our tech migration, and postpone the move to a new authentication platform, among other things in our backend. So for the past few weeks we have been struggling to try and reconcile the new site and the code system with our legacy backend. This task has honestly been way more difficult than we had imagined. 
     
    We already missed the boat when it came down to allowing you to invite your friends a week earlier, and we’ve come to announce more delays, sadly. As we approach the launch of the beta, we have to be realistic about what we’ll be able to deliver, as we had to make tough choices:

    We will launch the new Dual Universe website tomorrow; it will have the most essential content and features, with some visual and quality of life improvements missing. We’ll add more content after beta.
     
    The Content Creator program will be ready, using the above code system (see potential limitation below). You should be able to get the invitations included in your beta packs on day 1, though the system may not be as easy to use as we wanted. Making sure you have these codes ready is one of our top priorities (see potential limitations below). You should be able to go to the website and upload images for publishing in Dual Universe, which will go through an internal review process to ensure that they follow the game’s Code of Conduct.  
    The Recruit-a-Friend program didn’t make the cut… and that sucks. We worked hard on it and we were really excited about it. The in-game content is ready, but the entitlement system isn’t. Unfortunately, we couldn’t work on all the entitlements in the limited time that we had these past few weeks.

    There is a potential limitation with the code system, for both content creators and beta keys: in the next few days the codes may not be redeemable with existing accounts - only with new ones (like for the load test). We are trying to lift that limitation as soon as possible, as we know it’s not ideal. 
     
    So what’s next? All these new systems, the new website, and these new programs will be constantly improved in the days and weeks to come. Our priority will be to lift the code limitation and to launch the Recruit-a-Friend program as soon as possible. We don’t want to give you a date that we may not be able to hold, but know that we are doing everything we can to make it as early as possible. 
     
    Finally let’s tackle the question of “Why did we announce the Recruit-a-Friend program if it wasn’t going to be ready?” Well, that’s the point; we really thought it was going to be ready, just as when we announced the ability to invite your friends a week prior to beta. It’s disappointing, for you and for us. But we believe these programs are worth it, so we want to make them right.
     
    We hope you’ll bear with us, and that you’ll be able to enjoy the Dual Universe beta in the meantime.
     
    Sincerely,
    The Novaquark Team
     
    *Note: we unfortunately won’t be able to retrofit any recruitment that you may do between now and the official launch of the program. Recruitment will only count from the day of the launch of the program, when we can track who’s recruiting who properly.
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    Destrin reacted to NQ-Nyzaltar in Pre-Beta wipe announcement!   
    Dear Alpha testers,
     
    The Beta launch is coming in just a few weeks and as you might expect it, so is the pre-Beta wipe! You will have 2 last test sessions before the wipe, during which we ask you to save all the Constructs you want to keep under the form of a Blueprint. 
     
    We know that this official announcement comes on short notice, but as you can imagine, the whole team is on a tight schedule to deliver the Beta at the end of the month and we’re trying to inform you as much in advance as possible with the time constraints.
     
    The last test sessions before the wipe will occur will be:  
     
    From Thursday, August 6th at 14:00 UTC
    To Monday, August 10th at 14:00 UTC
      From Thursday, August 13th at 14:00 UTC
    To Monday, August 17th at 14:00 UTC  
    Remember, everything will be wiped following this session, except the normal blueprints located in your Player Inventory (Nanopack), so be sure to keep those previously on your character, and not anywhere else (like in a container).
     
    Last but not least, we also want to apologize for the inconvenience regarding the very short notice about the extended PvP zone and the issues that may have resulted from the situation. However, if you’re in a situation where some of your Constructs have been damaged before you can make an up-to-date blueprint of the said Constructs, please contact our Customer Support as soon as possible so you can get help from our team before the next test session. If you’re in such a situation, please read carefully the process described in the previous announcement published here.
     
    Best Regards,
    The Novaquark team.
     
     
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    Destrin reacted to NQ-Nyzaltar in New Character Model reveal!   
    Hi everyone!
     
    The new character model is an artistic re-imagining of the original design, and is one of many steps we’re taking to update the look and feel of the game. The goal of this redesign was not only to create something functional and realistic for interstellar travel, but also come up with something memorable, appealing, and instantly recognizable.
     
     
    The Novaquark team.
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    Destrin got a reaction from Stan in Congrats to Yamamushi (and possible feedback on Novaquark Employee Policy)   
    Good luck with your new endeavor Yama!
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    Destrin got a reaction from yamamushi in Congrats to Yamamushi (and possible feedback on Novaquark Employee Policy)   
    Good luck with your new endeavor Yama!
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