“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Ancient Terran Text
This tenspan, Galactic Destinations brings you to Bordeaux Station, a culture and society with a uniquely colorful recent history, and potentially an explosive future! We interviewed a local historian to get the inside scoop!
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Look around when you have got your first mushroom or made your first discovery: they grow in clusters.
Welcome to Moissan Station dear listeners. Tonight, Galactic Destinations takes you to a station that truly understands the meaning of life after death. Stick with us for a segment and listen to a tale of tragedy and rebirth, success from failure, and life from death!
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We’ve had another great Citizen Council meeting.
For those not familiar with the Citizen Council, Tau Station collaborates directly with our citizens (players). The citizens elect council members to represent them and they have regular video meetings with us to share citizen feedback. The council members also have access to a test server to help preview upcoming features. This has been invaluable in terms of building great communication between the development team and the players.
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Let’s start a new old-earth month with a content update! Two new missions are now available and an existing one has been reactivated for you. The CORETECHS received several content updates, such as information about genotype food, companies and social events. The team processed a bunch of Community reports (thanks), genotype food images now indicate who benefits from a bonus. Several improvements have been applied, and you’re now able to decline sent items from any Shipping Bay. The shop is now open.
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Welcome, loyal listeners, to another exciting edition of Galactic Destinations. This time we head to YZ Ceti’s Jump Gate and, Stars, have we got a scoop for you! This station is the entry point into what is colloquially known as the ‘Iron Quad’ system. This quartet of stations is high on security and extremely…
…Unauthorised transmission intercepted: Initializing protocol “Dropping Eaves.” Standby for confirmation of illegal activity…
…then feel free to listen on!
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As of this writing, Tau Station is about half a million lines of code. Most of that is Perl, a language that is famously concise. Were it written in Java, for example, it would probably clock in at well over a million lines of code. When a codebase gets to this size, it can be very hard to maintain. This is how we manage that complexity.
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When the world is reborn, when all that we knew is claimed by fire and darkness, its citizens are left struggling to find the light. It is difficult to start anew, to evolve and adapt, without knowing what we have left behind. One needs to reclaim their past before they can leave it behind. Reclamation Day is designed as a day of rebirth. Reclaim, recycle, reforge your narrative!
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Today is a major game update in terms of volume of changes and rather critical for the future of Tau Station. With any luck, you will not realize it and it would mean that we are all set for the next step. Therefore, let’s hope you do not see what has changed— for once we will not detail it here. Except for the 41 items who now have their own artwork.
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We recently shared an early preview of the user interface design we’ve been working on. Our UI team has been tackling the significant challenge of creating the layout for an MMORPG that is playable on desktop, tablets, and smartphones all at the same time. We’ve made a lot of progress and although it is ongoing, we’d love to share some deeper insights. We hope you will enjoy!
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These days, we see the planet is far smaller than before. We all need to take care of each other, therefore we share some useful information from the World Health Organisation, as well as special gift to share some joy and escape with all of you, no matter where you’re living. It’s one world, take care everyone!
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