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  1. I have the same problem. - Territory is owned by me - Territory has full perms for my org - Core is owned by org - Core also has full perms for my org (even tho it has them implicitly anyway) - I am also a Legate I just get Unauthorized Request when trying to start mining units with any user from my org. This is a shambles. NQ, didn't you test this?
  2. Yup, the first thing I thought about when taxes were suggested was current Retail WoW. I only played the expansion for a few weeks before the daily to-do list just got too tedious. The problem was that the to-do list was tied to progression. Classic TBC is much more fun as whilst there are lots of daily things you CAN do, you don't have to do them in order to progress. Auto-mining and taxes are directly linked to progression, as you need ore to do anything in-game and you need tiles to build on. So we are now forced into certain gameplay in order to keep our tiles and gather resources to actually play. Ppl should want to login to a game, not be forced to on fear of losing their stuff, or not progressing. It might work for mobile games, but not for a sandbox mmo. I guess we'll see how it pans out, but it seems like a short-sighted change to force ppl to keep playing (i.e. paying subs).
  3. I don't see what game is actually left after Demeter, except an auto-mining-tax-simulator. From what they have been saying in the dev blogs "you should be able to make a profit from auto-mining", it certainly doesn't sound like there will be enough ore to actually build anything one you'e paid your taxes. How are you supposed to gather the 1m ore needed for even a small base worth of voxels? Login every two days and play the auto-mine mini-game...for a few years...until you have enough ore to actually build something?
  4. Except you may not be able to use reactors, once the complexity limit actually stops you adding more.
  5. If there isn't a snap option where we can set the resolution (1/2, 4, 8,16, etc.) then this will be a major headache for building tetras and similar shapes, and ultimately a nerf from the current reactor system.
  6. Yes, I second this, the sun looks terrible without any effects. but most of the effects are too strong in general. It also varies from one effect to another. An strength slider would be nice, then we can set it to preference.
  7. I'm seeing a very high frequency of game crashes after the update, mostly in build mode, and repeatable. Is this acknowledged by NQ, and can we get an estimate on a fix please?
  8. This ^ As much as I don't like schematics at all, if we have to have them then at least make it easy to use. At the moment it's just needless and annoying inventory management.
  9. Totally. The slouched, off-centered pilot view is infuriating. Most of my ships have 1st person cockpit designs, and I spend a lot of time adjusting the position of the glass / screens / chair to get the best, unobstructed view. Now the view in all my ships is skewed 😕 This is one reason why I think DU will ultimately fail as a game, not because of this one issue, but because this just demonstrates how out of touch NQ are with their target audience. Building with voxels takes a lot of effort, and I would guess that most people that spend large amounts of time building ships have some perfectionist / OCD leanings. For NQ to only provide one Command Chair, and then off-set its 1st person view for the sake of copying a famous seating position from a popular franchise shows that they don't understand the players, in my view. I've raise a number of bug reports about this, but nothing has changed. They could easily just make Command Chair #2 with the original, symmetrical, centered, seating position. Instead we get a completely useless Chair Surface 😕 The attached image was sent in with my last bug report. There is no way to get this screen centered on the target (unless ofc you use a hover seat, which doesn't have the same functionality as the Command Chair).
  10. The external view for the new Chair Surface is pretty unusable. See The new Chair Surface...great idea, terrible implementation. - General Discussions - Dual Universe (dualthegame.com) for a full explanation.
  11. Back in Alpha the external view for all chair units was focused directly on the players character, something like this: This was great. You would spend weeks building a ship and then fly for a few hours to another planet (before warp), but it was OK, because with the camera pointed directly at your character you could zoom in/out/through the ship and view it from any angle. This was perfect for taking screenshots of your ships in flight, you could get close ups directly in front of the cockpit, or behind the engine stacks, etc. I would post some Alpha examples, but that's not allowed 😕 With the introduction of PvP NQ decided to change this external view and give the current 'periscope' view instead: Now, the camera is directly above the construct, and as you zoom in the construct disappears from your view. There is no way to zoom in directly on your character/chair. (Unless I'm missing some hidden keybind??) I had assumed that with the new Chair Surface NQ would have implemented a view similar to the old Alpha chair views, where the zoom is focused on the character. Unfortunately, the external view is just a copy/paste of the periscope view 🤦‍♂️ If you put a Chair Surface on an L Static, you get a camera way up in the air above the center of the construct, with no relation to the position of the Chair Surface, and no way to zoom in on your character. This is such a bad implementation 😕 The original Alpha external camera zoom view would be so much better, and would allow you to place Chair Surfaces in different locations, so ppl could zoom in on different sections of the construct to admire the building work. 1) Please NQ, add an option to change the zoom view on Chair Surfaces to the old Alpha style zoom, so we can actually use them to view constructs, rather than some nebulous empty space in the air above them. and, more importantly... 2) PLEASE also add an option to change to the Alpha zoom view to all other chairs, (Command Chair, Hovercraft Seat, etc.). Not everyone PvPs and needs the 'periscope' view. As a ship builder I really want to be able to view my actual ship while flying it, and zoom in/through to my character. This would increase the enjoyment of ship building/flying no end. It would probably take someone a couple of hours to implement, heck, you probably still have the old code in there somewhere
  12. Here is a swatch panel made up of Gray to Black (left to right) and Carbon Fiber, Iron, and Concrete (top to bottom)...torch on, voxel select tool selected. Anything Gray or lighter and all you see is white-out. Dark gray is hit and miss, black is fine. So for now, if you build with the torch on, build in black. Hopefully NQ will fix this. I hardly ever had this problem before 0.24, and I always build with the torch on.
  13. Yup, exactly. Have fun building...every other key press is now L.
  14. The new reflection from light sources is absolutely HORRIBLE. Most of the time when I'm building I use the torch, but now I can't see the green voxel tool outline because of the max gamma light reflections. It's ridiculous. Before the patch there were a few rare occasions where I would have to turn of the torch so see the grid/tool, but now it's pretty much any surface of gray or lighter honeycomb material (dark gray and black are fine). NQ...you just keep making it harder and harder to stick with this game , which is a shame because there is no other game with the same creative aspect 😕 Please, do something to tone this down.
  15. For me, Texture changes = mostly a failure. The majority of changed textures look worse. The unpleasant patterning on metals like Iron and Aluminium, due to lighting, is worse than before, and the shininess on most metals is just too much. Under some lighting conditions they look like they are covered in a layer of water, or like wet paint. Galvanized Iron needs to be renamed to Shiny Iron, and the patterning on Galvanised Aluminium is so bad it might as well be Aluminium Pattern #2 😕 Matte Carbon Fiber was previously one of the best textures in the game before this update. Why couldn't they just add another Carbon Fiber option, rather than replacing the texture we had which worked great for things like ship interiors. The new texture is OK I guess, but now it's more patterned than matte and it doesn't work in the same places that the old one did. There is no subtlety-patterned alternative, so I guess it's plastic (too flat) or concrete (unrealistic) for light ship interior materials. The one texture that does look slightly better is matte concrete, which doesn't seem to pattern up as much as it did before, and the shades seem to have been improved. Lighting. Supposedly the game is now brighter and prettier. It looks like all they did was crank up the gamma on light sources, so now instead of subtle light splashes on voxels we now have a completely blinding, over saturated mess. It doesn't look good. The general, un-lit lighting has not changed. You still can't see much at night when working with dark textures, and the Gamma setting in the graphics options still does absolutely nothing. Also, I can't believe they said the game should look less grey, when many of the textures just look more grey. I really don't understand updates like this. Maybe my eyes are defective or something ^^ But hey, trees look great, apparently 😕
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