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New Merovia Chronicle (NMC) -- independent media outlet covering events and personalities of Dual Universe. Our main focus -- extended interviews with players, secondary -- quick, entertaining (not that serious) news and featuring of interesting in-game projects. We see our mission in creation of diverse, conflicted, yet honest collective portrait of DU community, delivering it without prejudice and equal share of light.

 

While our production is of humble kind (not everyone a native english speaker), we are always striving to improve and uphold the highest standards of journalist integrity. It means getting in trouble from time to time!

 

Our website:

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle

 

Our Twitter:

https://twitter.com/nmchro

 

NM Chronicle team,

In hope to bring you some enjoyment.

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Sounds like something I'll keep an eye on. While it will probably take a while for it to reach the forefront of my mind (arc central is lurking in the shadows somewhere...), I always enjoy our community generated content. I've already read the first of the articles and will probably follow along.

 

If you aren't already, feel free to drop a link to any new blog posts in the DU Discords #agora channel to keep us up to date.

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Thanks, @DarkHorizon, we aiming more on "sustain" centered production, then immidiate bang-boom one, so I hope we conquer some space in your dragon skull with time 😉

 

Also! we added new obvious tab "Places to Visit" with links on other in-game community media projects. If anyone responsable for such projects wants their thing in -- just let us know.

 

 

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Hello, le_souriceau. Congratulations on taking the initiative with this venture. With credits to the Dual Universe Historical Society, Outpost Zebra has retweeted the first of your announcements on Twitter. 

Our new website is almost done and the Oz team has a section dedicated to interviews such as yours. 

If you are amenable to the idea, we'd like to see your content on the Oz platform too. Naturally, we'll offer to help with editing whenever and wherever we can.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers.

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Thank you, guys! And also to people, who send us useful feedback on DIscord.

 

We now little bit experementing with website looks, trying to balance our personal minimalistic preferences with some decorations for right mood. Also some changes with interview texts formating icoming (this is proven to be more complicated).

 

About collaborations -- we are super-open for them, it will be very cool (and some ideas already brewing!), yet I feel we need some time to like "anchor" our boots to ground, sort and figure out things, before we ready to be reliable production partners to more experienced crews. 

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Little bit of news about us too.

 

1) We steadly working on interviews with several new people/orgs (they on very different stages, because mostly real-world time constrains, schedules, things we must balance around) -- with some we just discussed possibility, with others preparing questions or finalizing other techical things. 

 

2) We still "playing" with website, trying to imporve looks and comfort of reading for visitors. Feel free to give us feedback, if you particulary don't like anything. We have no illusions about our design skills.

 

3) Kurock now helping us with proofreading (seriously patiently, fighting with our attempts to de-proofread everything again). Thanks! Several other people also stated their wish to help, so we definitly can use it too! Thank you guys/gals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@TheSpartanCast, thanks! We are working : ) Next one in editing stage and if, everything goes well, will be ready-live by Fr or Sa. To be honest, start of the super-test little bit distracted both us and inverviees (we kinda hesitated to bother them first couple of test days).

 

With this one in baking, we planing to do 3 during June.

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So! New one, with @Elias Villd, about himself, his unsual org, game potential and lot of interesting talk on Lua (casualy incluing automated killer ships).

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/elias-villd-novalys

 

It was possible with super-patient help of @KurockNotabi! Thanks! 

 

And we, to compensate little bit of of slacking, doing 2 more. Stay tuned!

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Fresh inverview with @ZarTaen from Hyperion, shipbuilding, science, experiments, organizational things and good news, that some good news, that your boots, clothing and hover-cycles in reletive safety 😉

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/zartaen-hyperion

 

 

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Hello everyone!

 

We done another one, with @BiGEdge. We talked about gaming, DU potential and perspectives -- something BigEdge is very contagiously passionate! : ) Read it here: https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/bigedge-red-dragons

 

As always, thanks to Kurock, this one big chunk of text was heroic to proofread!

 

Also, it may be interesting for you to check our collection of older interviews: https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle

 

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Our new guest > @facemywrath from [The Acquisitors] -- relativly small, but industrious organization with serious plans on profits, giant coffee-cups luxury market and and secret underground shelters: https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/facemywrath-the-acquisitors

 

Kurock 🐭💛

 

Also, about some plans (impromptu mode).

 

Currently we working on 3 interviews (with some unxepceted turns!), so its a bit of fat chunk of content incoming this/next week, i'tll will be rather concentrated after slower period.

 

Also, next couple of weeks we will be expanding on operations in support of civilization-building efforts of noveans, giving our humble (yet free and wholehearted) media support to community oriented projects, that will fire-up in Beta and support game, new players and our collective feel of more interesting world/gameplay.

 

In particular:

 

- starter ships devepoled by players catalogue;

- every sort of neutral new player help/integration initiatives (without agressive recruiting); 

- events!

- and things not yet obvious or invented, but too good to not support; 

 

Details on this soon ^

 

And we especialy happy to do (and continue!) callobarations with other in-game media, because we stong believers in "sticking together" in this not so easy quest free press.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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Biggest thing even done by NMC and not only NMC -- this is collaboration with great guys from Outpost Zebra and DU Historical Society:

 

5 people. 8 questions. 1 warp drive. And NDA...

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/opinions-warp-drives

 

This was great experience of working with pros of Dual Universe media community, we definitly will be looking to more of this.

 

Also check OZ article: https://www.outpostzebra.com/a-montage-of-perspectives-on-warp-drives/

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Objective Driveyards, Infinity Corporation, voxels, creative energies, game balance and perspectives, evil aliens to fight... this is Destrin in our studio!

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/destrin-objective-driveyards-infinity-corporation

 

Kurock, thanks of prooof-reading!

 

Also, you may be interested in our older interviews (still a good read with cool community members) -- now we have cozy collection of 10:

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle

 

Another, quite special interview incoming this week too. Stay tuned. 

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And with SneakySnake's one we achieved sort os small milestone -- 10 interviews + 1 collaboration project.

 

 

 

So far it was great experience with interviewees: interesting conversations, org presentations, we definitly want more of this interections -- its not just some "journalism-rpg", telling this stories feels genuinly satisfiying. Reception from our readers in community was very warm also, with feedback and valuable advices.

 

There is also a lot things to improve, like technical and logistical stuff. We can definitly win from english-native journalist in our ranks.

 

What next?

 

We planning to continue interviewes and add some spice with new types of materials when NDA drops.

 

NMC is super-commited to futher practical civilization building, thickening legenday casual layer and everything, that procudes fun and engament for players. If you consider youself dreamer of more emerging in-game world (and have some blast ideas how to practicly du it) -- feel free to contact us, we always hungry for such stories!

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Our new interview with @Daphne Jones -- we talked about roleplay, trader playstyle, economy, profits, civilization, pirates and good old times in 2nd Life! 

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/daphne-jones

 

Kurock 🐭 💛 Thanks for proofreading!

 

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Also check out our older (but still very relevant and interesting!) interviews with many cool community members:

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle

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First of all, we have new thing out! Energy talks, lot of interesting opinions from diverse group of community members !

 

https://dupress.wixsite.com/newmeroviachronicle/post/opinions-energy-mechanics

 

Then some NMC internal news.

 

NMC was alwasy super-commited to idea of building in-game Civilization (we understand it very practicly, as social, economic and, first of all -- techical interconnection of our community).

 

Now we bringing it to next level (proportional to humble forces we have) in 2 component module.

 

Adding new type of material called  "Project", where player or group of players can expose his community-oriented project to wider audience via NMC article.  It will be in more monologue-presentation format, but some twists (and NMC participation) to make it even more interesting read.

 

Organizations seriously commited to community-oriented projects (simple speaking -- something cool for everyone!) also can be featured in our special gallery on our site with discription of their projects and contacts for persons interested to participate. Now working on concrete details how to make it.

 

Criteria is quite simple.

 

- thing developed beyond just basic idea and not completly insane (or insane, but cool enough to be insane);

- servicies, tech or goodies in question are accecable (when ready) by everyone on free or fair terms;

- no intentional (or chornicly unintentional) violence against NMC personel and hardware;

- no intentional attaking on obvious nebiews and community-oriented infrastucture (like voxel library), generaly -- some logical civilization building solidarity!

 

Next. We have some secret project too on fields of more entertaining/humor based content (to spice up our main things). I asked someone very special to collaborate, but if i get horribly painful "no", then you all suffer more boring version of this sub-project. 

 

Next! With start of game we probably take 1 m vocation (to establish our humble huts in game), survive video-content invasion and figure things out. Yet, we reserve right to break it, if some super-special thing fire up.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Faster Beta start for backers (20, not 27) quite messed up our planning, yet there are still some news!

 

We now on Twitter, to suplement our main interview acticles with some more interactive bits and pieces: 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned!

 

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We continue to cover situatian in fashinable Twitter-mode (to not disturb people with time-consuming interivews), its quite a fun!

 

 

Yet this left us thinking with new improvement.

 

With increase of org activity and seriousness of happening, we decided to actualy gather contact of orgs press people to have more stable communication and coverage. So if you talkative org leader or some diplomacy guy -- feel free to say hello in Discord. 

 

While we trying to keep balanced approch in coverage of all DU actors, easy access is definitly a bonus to future media visibility in case of some interesting developments.

 

Support free press!

 

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Until now we were generaly banned from visual content because of NDA and I feel this habit NMC must gradualy part! And... now we also have Twitter as easy-fast medium. 

 

So, if you feel you have interesting and quality visual content to share, feel free to ping me. Like Actimist with his perfect shot and ship bought from "ominous stranger".

 

 

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