The Perl Conference, Glasgow, Scotland

For the week of August 13 through August 17, 2018, part of Tau Station’s backend development team will be in lovely Glasgow, Scotland, attending The Perl Conference – Glasgow. There are major Perl events held worldwide every month and this is one of our favorites.

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Status Report: July 2018

A new month has arrived, and it’s time to review what went down in July 2018! The biggest addition to the game is the (first part of) the new syndicates feature. Now you can unite with other citizens in an alliance! Each membership gets expressed by a unique tag shown with your name, e.g. in chat. Speaking of chat, chat’s been updated and extended too. The combat system and private ships received various upgrades, and new 3D artwork, weapons, armor and consumable items have been added. As usual, our monthly status report includes a sneak peek of our plans for August. Enjoy!

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Update Changelog 2018-Aug-01

This week’s update brings some detail changes and improvements. The team has been preparing the next bigger feature updates. A syndicate membership is now indicated in every citizen’s profiles by showing the tag. A new management role is available to improve the organization in syndicates. Increasing your syndicate’s membership limit can now be done either by using your alliance’s funds, presuming you have the needed role, or by using private bonds.

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Update Changelog 2018-Jul-25

July 25th brings the first part of a big multiplayer feature: you can now unite in Syndicates! The basic membership management has been implemented, a dedicated group chat and a public membership indication via name tags are in place. Also, following a common Community request, your bank credits are now shown in the status summary. You no longer need to visit the bank for checking your credit balance. Read on to see more details about today’s content update.

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Update Changelog 2018-Jul-18

This week’s update brings several detail improvements and additions, the Community has been asking for. For example, the weapon type is now exposed in the detail view of a weapon. The team has been focusing on the Syndicate’s feature that are so close…it nearly hit this version. Read on to see all details about the new version update.

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Community Spotlight: Shadow’s Citizen Blog

For today’s Community Spotlight, we return again to one of our previous winners. And for good reason. We have been very impressed by everyone’s Citizen Blog posts, but today we are going to focus on one in particular. Not only are Shadow’s posts well written, but he does an exemplary job at filling out the Tau Station universe with his own stories.

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Update Changelog 2018-Jul-11

The latest game update improves several aspects of combat, such as taking measures against bashing, a fight ends now with stats hitting zero without the need of an additional round, and more. From now on your local reputation has an impact on prices: the higher your reputation, the more you will benefit from it. A brand new mission is available on Yards of Gadani and 9 item artworks have been added. Captains who own private ships will benefits from lower damage, and some important fixes. Still, Syndicates are coming closer…

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Update Changelog 2018-Jul-04

The first parts of syndicates are coming closer; the team continued its work on the next major feature release. This week, several useful changes made it to the game. First of all, 5 special items have been added, carrying the names of the recent Community Spotlight winners. The efficiency of stim packs has been improved, new icon tool-tips are in place, in combat, your choice of weapon will now remain until you select another item, and more. Read on to see all details about this week’s game update.

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