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  1. who said that setting up a mining unit would be no work? I fully expect that the mining units will be in PVP areas only, and so they will become the things that people fight over on the surface looking for the best locations to set them up. Therefore it will be hard work to find, hold, and maintain the richest areas for mining units, even more so when power management comes out and some locations no longer are profitable to mine in.

  2. The main problem with DU at the moment imo is a lack of other gameplay loops other than just mining. So I have a few suggestions for things that should be added


    Exploration Sites


    Exploration sites would be locations scattered around space (mainly around planetary bodies) that you would have to scan down with a minigame. to do this you would fit a "probe Launcher" to your ship and you would be able to spot signatures up to 20 SU away from you to scan down, and once you do you get the location of the entrance to the site. once you reach the entrance, you are no longer able to be detected on radar so if people want to come kill you they have to scan down the site as well. In the site there would be locked containers floating in space left behind by whoever left the monoliths behind (to keep with the lore), which you would also have to unlock with a different minigame. The loot from these crates would have to be valuable and new, which leads to the next new gameplay loop.


    Limited Run Schematics


    All schematics other than T1 should become limited run schematics and not be sold on the market. This would mean that industry would become actual gameplay, as you would have to replenish the schematics in your machines whenever they run out, either by manually adding schematics to the schematic banks or from containers that the machines could draw from whenever they run out of runs on the current ones. The way to get these schematics would be to either find them in exploration sites, or through invention. For invention, you would get a schematic of the previous tier and put it in an "invention machine", select the desired output for schematics with multiple possible upgrades, and hit run. These invention runs would not have a 100% chance of success, and whether or not it succeeds it would consume the schematic it was given. Invention run success chances could be improved with special parts from exploration sites, and for T3+ invention you could add an extra item from exploration sites that would be necessary to attempt the run.



    Feel free to critique this any way you want :)

  3. On 1/14/2021 at 3:25 PM, Daphne Jones said:

    Q1: I really doubt open PVP combat will ever work in a game with a creative component.


    Q2: I do think the risk of high stakes combat interferes with creativity... you really can't design and build far off the combat meta if you're likely to have to fight. So building isn't much fun any more. That would be less of an issue on a PVE server.


    Have you ever heard of 2b2t? That seems to have a lot of creativity for a server with no safe space and easier pvp than DU. That is not what I want for DU, but saying that pvp will not work in a creative environment does not fit with reality 

  4. It was likely an exploit that they used, and you are not meant to disclose exploits on the forums, which is why they threatened you. However, as you were not the one that used it, I’m not sure how you would get in trouble for showing a video of a ship disappearing, and I hope Hyperion gets in big trouble for this

  5. A solution could be that if a construct locks you with its radar, you can target it back regardless of distance, and could continue to be targeted for another 20 sec after the ship unlocks (to prevent people taking shots and instantly unlocking to avoid return fire). This would mean that the xs core ships would no longer be able to stay at 100km and be perfectly safe from any return fire, but would also keep the lower target range when they are not in PvP 

  6. 1 hour ago, FredyKyong said:

    When it will be like in Eve Online, I think we can watch dropping subscriptions and players in DU also very quick.


    In such a cool game (or any other new games out there) I somehow expect something new and not copy cat devs that copy pve/pvp from other game styles.

    Ganking and griefing? Good bye new game!


    Civilization building/ Story building/ Trade and Constructions-> stick with that!! This is so cool. Give PvP freaks a planet to shoot each other. I dont mind when I do not see them.



    There is no story if you don’t have PVP. PVP is what makes a game interesting and dynamic, it doesn’t destroy it. PVP allows players to compete against something that is always going to be smarter than an AI that the devs code into an npc, which will let the game always be changing and interesting 

  7. The system isn’t pay to win. You cannot play without a subscription, which is what the dacs are. Having a large amount of money can’t win you the game. You still need to have skills, which you cannot buy, and a single player is unlikely to be able to make much difference even in an expensive ship without friends to back them. The subscription model makes it easier for players to join, because if you can’t affford the game you can play for free by making enough money in game

  8. Hi


    the server is reasonably stable, with some glitches, especially after an update. This is to be expected because the server is not what they will have on release or beta, so I expect it to improve. The game can cope with lots of people and moving constructs in one place, which has been demonstrated in a video, and also in multiple community run events in game 



    making a new organization is definitely viable, as the game has not even started yet. I do not expect many of the orgs to survive release, so there is still time to start one. 


    As the game is under nda, I can’t discuss the bugs.


    as for what pack to get, it all comes down to how much you want to spend. We haven’t gotten to the stage yet where we actually get anything in one of the packs aside from access to the game, so we don’t know how good any of the items really are


  9. Automated turrets would be nice, but the will not be necessary. NQ has already stated that they will have a protection shield that will only be able to be attacked during certain time zones. This will negate the need to defend you base from other players constantly, because you can set RDMS so that only players you know will be able to edit you construct or territories. I dosent matter that it costs a lot, because that is the price of safety. Until you can afford one of those shields, you can stay in the ark safe zone to protect your stuff

  10. NQ would have to continually design better guns to implement this feature if you want it to go on forever. It would be possible to just have it at the start of the game to slow down pvp, which I think would be a good idea, but it would eventually be where everyone had the highest tech weapons, after which the feature would be useless


    they could make it where the blueprints only do finite guns, which would make it even slower to get to the saturation point

  11. 2 hours ago, Lethys said:

    You mean the contents of the container is unuseable by anyone? So the guy transporting it can't run with it? 


    That might work - but it'll then only work for the public markets on alioth and ppl won't really use it anywhere else.  So why not do this on a universal scale and implement a mechanic which will work for everyrhing, anywhere, to all destinations.


    Because you need a courier system everywhere. 

    Can you be scammed? Sure, such is life. Ppl always scream "protect me from scam" when all they have to do is think on their own. With that they avoid 99% of scams - it still might happen but then ppl will make orgs such as red/black frog just like in eve who are trustworthy.....That's the sandbox approach 

    This is the entire concept of the game.


    you are meant to be able to do nearly everything without NQ intervention, and be able to think for yourself. Anything else and it is not a true player driven single shard sandbox mmo. 


    I am fairly certain that NQ will implement a couriering system almost exactly like EVE online’s system, which has worked for 16 years


    my two cents

  12. 1 hour ago, Kozers said:

    Also what exactly is the game like. I am excited to test it, and reading some threads here have made me look forward to doing so. Thanks for any feedback or help. Sorry if this isn't the right place

    Since this is not the nda forum, we cannot tell you what the game is like in here other than it is a ton of fun. If you post this in the nda part of the forum (blue) we can answer you fully 


    21 minutes ago, Thasrion said:

    I do have one concern about the resets or re-specs of the skill trees. Because this is a timed base skill progression, does that mean we'll have to wait that time all over again to re-spec those skill? If a skill takes a week to complete I really wouldn't want to have to wait that week again just to get the skill back.

    They covered that. In the dev blog the said that they would somewhat reimburse sp after a reset

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