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New Combat Outcome Screens: Tell us what you think!

The Tau Station team is currently designing and implementing a number of improvements for the combat interface. Our work on interactive combat, however, also requires a number of UI design enhancements and additions. Before, however, we can give you a good glimpse of our plans and iterations, we have a special task for all you Citizens!

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The QED

“Love those who seek the truth; beware of those who find it.”
Marcel Proust (attributed).

Recent reports indicate that a secretive new branch of Benevolent Dynamics has begun researching the events surrounding and attributed to the Catastrophe. Read on below for a full brief.

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2020, Moving Forward

A photo of Leila Contraire.This year, while full of excitement and progress, has, also, been particularly painful, both on a personal as well as a professional level. As a team, we went through personal losses, separations, a huge health scare for our dear one, and money issues. A lot of money issues…

One would say that we experienced life in full force during 2019.

However, these storms did not take away the dream.  They did not take away the commitment. If anything, they strengthened our resolve! Our passion in bringing to life this thing that we have grown to love more each and every day.

Together we will bring Tau Station to life.

Together we are moving forward, sometimes not as fast as one could wish for, but still making very important progress.

Therefore, together let’s look at what’s coming next first semester of 2020.

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Update Changelog 2019-Dec-23

Before the “year 2019” ends, we’re happy to share another game update with you. The Citizen Council member page now shows your new Community representatives. Feature wise, there are new courses, private ships can now have storage lockers installed, several improvements have been added for combat and Syndicate campaigns, and a batch of new items extends the campaign reward pool.

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Wishing you a Festive Emberfest!

Networks fell, power dwindled,
Darkness settled, terror kindled.
Together we huddle, our spirits wont lift,
Out in the Black, abandoned we drift.

 

The engines are silent, silence that smothers.
Most colors are gone, Black ate all the others.
System readings in red, hope airlocked to Black,
We sent it away… but something came back!

 

Out of the Black, the stars advanced,
Out of the Black, little lights danced.
From heart to heart, light remembers, darkness flees and fear dwindles.
From hearth to hearth, we spread the embers, joined together, life rekindles.

 

Poem found scrawled on the wall of an abandoned house in the Red Zones of Tau Station.

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Feature Preview: Upcoming Private Trades

In a post-apocalyptic galaxy, trading is one of the cornerstones of survival. Over time, multiple options for exchanging goods have been added to the game, like visiting vendors or placing offers on the public market. The game economy dynamically reacts to supply and demand  per station while University courses and your local reputation also affect your personal prices. Today we want to share a preview of a new option: direct trading.

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Update Changelog 2019-Nov-28

Today’s game update adds 7 new University courses, and there are more to come! The new feature Genotype Food grants various bonus effects, depending on the genotype consuming it. As requested by your Citizen Council, the item pools of tier 4 and tier 5 have been extended by nearly 60 items. Part of this game update is also some combat balancing again, and on the forums, every post has a dedicated URL again. Read on to see all update details…

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Citizen Council Election #2 – Thanks for Voting!

A big thank you to all Citizens who voted in our second Citizen Council election which ended a few days ago at 203.91 GCT. Much gratitude also goes to all applicants and the nine candidates of the Community election!  Here are the basic results and a short preview about what happens next.

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Citizen Council Election #2 – Voting Week!

As of today, our Community deliberates on the next Citizen Council.  Vote for the candidate you want to support during the next 7 days. Good luck to all the candidates and thanks again for your willingness to invest your time for the good of our Community.

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