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It's an addicting game. (Posted by Noctis on Year 21 Day 293)
Year 21 Day 293, 6:26 Noctis banned player Xinnu Thax providing the following reason: Multi Ban - Dav Koor, Kam Spider, Dak Kah...
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A miracle of life and a couple bans (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 284)
 9 Year 21 Day 284, 16:34 Bane Senatu has been revived by Baugrems.   The dead live again! Due to some poor form cheating the...
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Ready for combat operations. (Posted by Noctis on Year 21 Day 273)
Year 21 Day 273, 17:59 Noctis banned player Jin Croth providing the following reason: Multi Ban - Creating multiple accounts to...
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Community News

NPC and Quest Team (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 285)
The NPC and Quest Team is open for more members. Ever since Galaxy Fest, I have been drowning in questions about the team, how to w...
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More clicky things. (Posted by Evan on Year 21 Day 12)
GO CLICK ALL THE THINGS! Deathmatch GRUDGE MATCHES!
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Galaxy Fest has closed (Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 271)
Here is the Top 10 for the Galaxy Fest ticket counts. Top 5 got grand prizes. The top 3 chose moons in Bright Jewel. The next two t...
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Technical News

Admin Status Update (Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 292)
As promised a bit ago we have updated our Project Development listing and will do our best to keep it up to date from now on.  Yo...
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Sync Report Y21D291: New Faction Privileges (Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 291)
There are 3 new faction privileges added. Faction leaders will need to assign these new privileges to faction members as appropriat...
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Recycling Faction Announcement (Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 287)
This weekend sometime we will be converting all existing recycling factions to be mining factions. This will be done in several sta...
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(Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 292 8:56)

As promised a bit ago we have updated our Project Development listing and will do our best to keep it up to date from now on. 

You can find it here it is also available under the technical menu called Development Projects. It will get updated as more things finalize with the various projects. This will contain the major things we are working on, so check it out often.

Since the last update we have gotten more people to the Quests team and in the process of restructuring the team to make it more efficient. So hopefully before too long more quests will be rolled out and not just our events like Science Fued and Galaxy Fest. Some of the comments from Galaxy Fest are already filtering into the designs of these new things as they are in the planning phases. Some scripts for NPC types, creatures and the like might get scripts added to them first as well so check those often.

Also the recycling merge seems to have gone successfully so far and we might plan for more when we are able to do them. Some of you have also noticed that Mining factions can now produce the ship and vehicle that are used for recycling as well, this was an added benefit for the merge.

 
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 291 16:30)

There are 3 new faction privileges added. Faction leaders will need to assign these new privileges to faction members as appropriate:

  • Can Abort Production
  • Can Abort Facility/Station Construction
  • Can Revoke Assigned Datacards
 
(Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 287 12:54)

This weekend sometime we will be converting all existing recycling factions to be mining factions. This will be done in several stages over the next couple days until this weekend.

  • Stage 1 - Completed
    • Ugly Datacards will be granted to Mining Factions
    • Mining Factions will be granted the ability to produce said uglies.
    • Grant the specific datacards granted to all Recycling factions to grant them to Mining factions
    • Allow mining factions to recycle
  • Stage 2 - Completed
    • Convert all existing recycling factions to mining factions
    • Disable the creation of new recycling factions
  • Stage 3 - Pending
    • Update the rules pages to correctly show mining factions rather than recycling wherever they are located.

We wanted to give you all a few days heads up so you can plan accordingly and not be completely and totally shocked by this. This will be updated as the various stages and processes are done so everyone is kept in the loop. This has been a long ongoing effort to consolidate faction types, more such efforts might happen in the future when we are able to do it. At the end of stage 1 all existing mining factions should have the abilities of recycling factions, while stage 2 is cleanup efforts.

Edit: Stage 1 is completed.

Edit 2: The prospecting vehicles can now also be produced by mining factions as well. Also we have decided if you are part of a group that already have a mining faction and thus will dissolve your current recycling faction. Reach out to Baugrems to get a rembursement of the initial startup cost for the recycling faction.

Edit 3: Stage 2 Completed and moved rules to Stage 3

 
(Edited by Kyle on Year 21 Day 289)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 285 12:45)

The NPC and Quest Team is open for more members. Ever since Galaxy Fest, I have been drowning in questions about the team, how to work in swc-lisp, and how someone can help. This team is in charge of things like Galaxy Fest, generic NPC/Droid/Creature scripts, and everything in between where it involves a conversation tree or quest.

 

How do I join?

Message Baugrems or Noctis expressing your interest. We will be expecting you to have written some custom NPC/Protocol Droid scripts to show. It does not need to be complex but it should show that you know how to use it.

 

What projects can I work on?

We have a huge list of available jobs and potential for new projects. NPCs, Droids, and Creatures are still missing a lot of generic scripts. Galaxy Fest style events need worked on/planned. Newbie Quests need help. Random quests (like Purrgil) need help. If you have a plan that doesn't fit, let us know and it might be possible.

 

What's in it for me?

Besides monthly CP pay ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 there are bonuses for work done and you get first look at upcoming quests. Plus you can help influence what comes next.

 
(Posted by Kyle on Year 21 Day 280 7:41)

Taking care of some minor items on my todo list. 

  • 3PO Droid Loses its Infantry Command Skill...who in their right mind would trust him heading out into battle.
  • The Glaive weapon has been renamed to Chakram since well that is what the picture is, and a glaive is a polearm not a thrown weapon
  • Updated Batch Size of some droids as well from 1 to 2. Mostly the Astromechs that weren't already 2, Protocol Droids and Labor Droids
  • Updated Batch Size of Battle Droids from 2 to 4 

In other news now that Galaxy Fest is over, would like to thank everyone that participated and both galaxy fest itself and the survey we did afterwords. This information should help us improve future galaxy scale quests and events. Those interested in helping out with those events and quests  or the smaller scale quests, can apply to the Quest team by working up a script in LISP using a custom NPC or a Protocol Droid and showing us what you can do. Submit applications to Baugrems and if accepted you will get the chance to help work on that stuff and more.

On a final note, since it was asked a bit lately. I'll see about getting our development roadmap updated and posted or fixing our projects page eventually so we can show it there.This one is slgihtly outdated was made early this year but for the most part this is what we are marching towards.

 
(Edited by Kyle on Year 21 Day 280)
(Posted by Evan on Year 21 Day 12 13:13)

GO CLICK ALL THE THINGS!

Deathmatch

GRUDGE MATCHES!

 
(Edited by Evan on Year 21 Day 274)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 271 11:01)

Here is the Top 10 for the Galaxy Fest ticket counts. Top 5 got grand prizes. The top 3 chose moons in Bright Jewel. The next two took Starspeeder 3000s!

handle,tickets

"Con Semper",3816

"Simkin Dragoneel",3814

"Legend Myre",3799

"Kara DuMonte",3796

"Eliana Nicabre",3749

Syn,3744

"Owyn Darklighter",3686

"Sevk Ill`er",3672

"Thomas Decoy",3656

"Lev Bolden",3647

 

Tickets can still be redeemed for one more week on the surface of Ord Mantell in the Galaxy Fest city. The shield is down for landing.

 

Now that Galaxy Fest has ended, there will be a lot of people returning to life as normal and some poor penguin will be forced to clean up all the trash. But the planet is still open for swap meets, hang outs, and more. In the next couple months it will also have a regular carnival appear with lesser prizes.

 
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 270 16:43)

A quest has appeared in the Bright Jewel System in orbit of the gas giant, Wynkahthu. The station, Tansarii Point, has a mining foreman who will be needing a lot of assistance. It sounds like he will always need at least a little help so there is no time limit to get there!

 

It seems Purrgils have been spotted on the planet below and are disrupting his operations. The pay will be good, but it won't be in credits. Bring along your hunting crews and discover the quest!

 
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 266 22:19)

3/4ths done with Galaxy Fest! The big event ends on Day 270 at 23:59 combine time.

Prize claiming will be open for an extra week but the games will close. Ever NPC including blueprint vendor, critter vendor, bartenders, etc. Will all be gone at close. Shuttles to the grounds will close and the prize ticket handler will move to the station in orbit.

Getting a ride home: A team of valets will be available at the Jubilee Wheel. They will confirm your desired teleport is a prize entity, that it is yours, and that your destination is valid. You may stuff as much stuff into your prizes as you want before teleport. Including characters such as yourself. Kidnapping with this method will result in heavy punishment. Don't do it. You will have a choice to teleport the prize without you, or with you onboard. It will cost 10 tickets per ride so make sure you save for it if you have many needs. These Valets will work for 2 weeks following the close of Galaxy Fest.

Credits spent so far at Galaxy Fest is at 150 billion. A majority coming from the blueprint vendor.

Leaderboard update: The top 30 are all still in the running to easily take first by the end. These amounts and the names will be released at the end. Top prizes will be selected by winners in descending order. Don't give up with this last push!

A few random games might still pop up as well. Keep your eyes peeled for bawoons, lost children, and other surprises from current personalities.

As always, please use the help channel on our discord server to report issues you find. Private messages to staff can get lost easily, so tag us in the channel so we can confirm we're around to field them before resorting to it. Quest Team can also answer most questions.

Rumor has it that there may be more action in the Bright Jewel system sooner than most think. Think twice before running home right away.

 

EDIT:  There's a balloon on the loose.  Pop it!

 
(Edited by Noctis on Year 21 Day 269)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 256 13:16)

Day 257 at 00:00:00 the galaxy fest will be open!

The Jubilee Wheel in orbit of Ord Mantell of the Bright Jewel system is your entry point. It is free to enter. Speak to the greeter in the entry room to gain access.

For the galaxy fest discord server, click here. It will contain more detailed info and announcements.

Edit: By popular demand, Kyle was gracious enough to reduce the game timers to 12 hours instead of 24.  Enjoy and good luck getting tickets.  

Also send him a DM telling him "Thank you for the bawoons."

 
(Edited by Noctis on Year 21 Day 257)
(Posted by Baugrems on Year 21 Day 228 12:40)

Development has continued well with Galaxy Fest and we are ready for next month's big opening!

 

That said, there needs to be an update to how tickets are handled. A lot of backroom discussions with admins and quest team for exact details has been going for a while now. It seems like the trade, even throttled, rose a lot of concerns of the big prizes simply being about who can buy others out or bring the most people into their group. With that in mind, some modifications have been made.

 

Tickets can not longer be traded in any form. Groups/Factions cannot pool tickets together.

Large prizes such as the moons will be handled differently as well. Instead of being purchased with a large pile of tickets, they will be set aside for the highest total earned over the 2 week event. You can feel free to spend tickets and not worry about missing out on the grand prizes. At the end, the top earners will get their pick of prizes in order of highest to lowest until they are gone.

 

This is an effort to make the event as fair as possible for every individual. While we do enjoy group play for many events, this isn't the type for it to work fairly. The prize list will be adjusted slightly to reflect this soon. Exepect some changes to but for most of it to remain about the same.

 

 

 
(Posted by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 221 23:25)

Dual wielding weapons changes: You can now dual wield without using both primary and secondary slots. When equipping a dual wieldable weapon, a separate dual wield slot will allow you to equip a second weapon to the same slot. You can do this in both the primary and secondary slots. Additionally, installed cybernetics will show up in your item fitout.

Dual Wielding Preview

This is the first major change completed by Vesh. Well done!

 
(Edited by Clarr Solo on Year 21 Day 221)