Greetings Citizens! There was a lot of activity on day 46, Cycle 201, as Bodyguards arrived at Security areas on all stations, offering their protection services to every Citizen. Read on to learn more about this brand new feature, which provides vital protection against hostile attacks.
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Are you a member of a syndicate? If so, you can now enjoy co-op events via the new syndicate campaigns feature. And if you’re successful, there’s the small matter of rewards to consider! So, with that in mind, let’s talk loot…
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Since avatars were introduced to Tau Station, you can now decide your character’s physical appearance. Later updates were made to public profile page layouts and other UIs so that citizens’ avatar images are now visible throughout. Read on to learn more about the recent changes and get a glimpse of an upcoming feature…
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An important feature for your customization which will improve the look of Tau Station, even more, is getting closer! We’re happy to share a sneak peek about Avatars with you…
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Recently, item artwork got a makeover! Several armor items have been updated, with more to follow soon. Read on to find out more about this. New citizens can also find a few handy tips about item tiers and rarities below.
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In this post we’ll cover some information and challenges in creating an accessible autocomplete box. A good autocomplete box is accessible by default and will allow all users to navigate intuitively, either by keyboard or mouse. Many of you may have used an autocomplete box before and not even realized that the keyboard shortcuts intuitively used were also there to allow impaired users access to the same functionality.
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The widely anticipated day has finally arrived! Private starships are now available for everyone dreaming to become a respected spaceship captain! Read on to learn more about these space faring vehicles, and how you can obtain one …
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“For learning, life improvement, and subject matter expertise, without the hassle of actual studying, the University of Tau Station offers a quick, simple solution. Education is only an injection away.”
Humankind is rising from the ashes of the Catastrophe, searching for lost knowledge just like Wreck Runners of København seek lost spaceship technology. The Universities throughout the galaxy function on the premise that an educated population is a population best suited to survive. For a small fee, that education can be yours.
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In previous articles focusing on the technical side of creating Tau Station, we’ve discussed how our team is working hard to utilize inclusive design, how they’ve created an authoring tool to provide meaningful choices for players, and about their focus on writing clean database code. Today, we are going to discuss artist choices about borders which make game’s user interface (UI) visually complex and interesting, while still allowing the art assets to be usable in a variety of situations.
Tau Station has many different types of artist elements that use non-standard borders and edges. A design like this can be implemented in a variety of ways; with an older approach, which utilizes files in a PNG format, and which only consist of the file having one layer, or a newer approach, which is more complex, but which utilizes more layers and which is less limiting. We will focus on a new(ish) technique which seems to often be overlooked by many front-end developers, even in 2017.
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“Whoe’er has travel’d life’s dull round,
Where’er his stages may have been,
May sigh to think he still has found
The warmest welcome, at an inn.”
After a day spent scavenging in the ruins or mining the ice rings of Saturn, having a place to unwind, rest, catch up with friends, or meet new ones is much appreciated.
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