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Update Changelog 2021-Aug-20

This change-log and the update it hails have been long overdue! It will very likely be the final one before you’re enjoying the first iteration of our shiny, new design!

We are getting closer, and this is very exciting. In fact it’s more than exiting, it’s very moving; the first time I saw the frame implementation, there were actual tears in my eyes.  Can you imagine? Even unfinished, I was able to see, to touch, and to feel the Tau Station I always saw in my head, in my heart. There will a be lot more work going forward as each room and area will be redesigned. But Tau Station as I always dreamt it is coming closer to reality, coming closer to you.

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Mission Dispatches: Chapter IV

“The engineers of the future will be poets.” –Terence McKenna

We love a story…this is the type of statement we could enter were we vying for understatement of the galaxy. Our ongoing mission, that we wholeheartedly chose to accept, was to fill the universe of Tau Station with endless narratives and engaging adventures! To that end, we bring you another segment of Mission Dispatches to tease some upcoming, incoming, tales!
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Visual update: Mobile Version Preview

Greetings beloved Citizens! As you might know, we are currently  working on a massive ui update. A lot work has been done and our  readers may remember some designs we already shared.

Today we want to share another, more challenging aspect of the design – that of the mobile version.  The main issue we’ve met in design for the mobile phones  is that of the smallest resolution we support in Tau Station – 568×320 px.  That’s small indeed! Read on for a look at how we managed this.

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A Sneak Peek at the Upcoming NPC Avatars

As we recently shared, our Aesthetics Regulation Taskforce has been cranking up their CORETECHS well past eleven this cycle! This time round, they’d like to introduce you to some of the newest denizens (or newer looks of older denizens) of the galaxy! Keep reading for a look at some gorgeous avatar artwork!

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The Crane’s Critique: H.A.C.K 3.5″

Salutations salubrious listeners! Your main brain, Frasier the Crane, comes at you across the ever so slightly less than legitimate Freebooter airwaves once again!

Now, I once recall seeing a man enter battle with shoddy armor. I recall pontificating later that there were cheeses on ancient Earth that had less holes than this gentleman’s body.

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Galactic Destinations: Ross 248

To the largest extent, we are reestablishing contact with more and more star systems as astro engineers work ceaselessly to reconnect bridges via jump gates. With each new system, a new bridge is brought back into the fold, with new connections to other systems. Slowly, hopefully, we continue to reclaim far flung communities separated in the Black during the Catastrophe. 

Occasionally, however, the link is already open, but travel is hindered by some other aspect. Sometimes it is control of the route by Freebooters, for example.

In the case of Ross 248 however, it is down to corporate policy and negotiations with a quantum level of complexity when it comes to fine print! 

Join us this segment as we learn a little about this, hopefully soon to be accessible system and home to Hemingway’s Hyperdashery!

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Culture of the ‘Verse: Travel

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” Excerpt from a small fragment of an ancient Terran guide to galactic life found after the Catastrophe.

After the Catastrophe, what remains of humanity exists is space stations scattered around the galaxy. Space, it is said, is what now binds human civilization. It is the dark and murky sea in which we flounder, struggling to stay afloat in. It is what gives us purpose, bonds us together against a cold, zero-atmospheric foe that would wipe us out but for a few meters of corroded metal and ancient rock. 

But we need it. Space is also our challenge, it drives us, lights the fires of our inspiration on how to survive it, traverse it, and even utilize it. It would be the death of us all, and thus we fight against it, stand against it, build our hulls to steadfastly protect us from it. 

Space, it turns out, is, at least for now, our home. 

From the musings of Maya Von Christova – Benevolent Dynamics

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Culture of the ‘Verse: OmReAthletics

The galaxy sure is a biggun. Whole place is mindbogglingly vast, they say! And, thanks to them astro-engineering folks consistently workin’ them jump gates, it’s getting a might smaller in terms of our own perceptions. One of the greatest aspects of this here phenomenon is the reclamation and re-embracation thereof of long lost or even newfangled traditions! 

OmReAthletics is one such beauty to recently come back to us from the Ross 154 system! Join us for a segment to talk up this bit of Culture of the ‘Verse!

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Update Changelog 2021-April-23

Let’s finished this old-Earth month with a content update! Two new missions are now available, and plenty of new tier 5 items. The team processed a bunch of Community reports (thanks),  new NPC avatars were added, and plenty of invisible changes in preparation for the new UI. The shop is now offering five new items packs.

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