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Hemingway’s Hyperdashery: Intergalactic Mega-Luxury!

Luxury, one often finds, is scarce in a post-catastrophe civilization. Most, whislt struggling to survive a near extinction level event, rarely are able to afford such amenities that some of us find essential to any sort of life worth living (or taking)! For us few elite, such considerations, however, are never off the table! Welcome to Hemingway’s Hyperdashery, gearing the galaxy in ultra-finery (if you can afford it).

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Galactic Destinations: Le Guin Stronghold

Last but not least in our Galactic Destinations: Ross 154 series, is the enigmatic Le Guin Stronghold. Once Consortium, now charmingly Independent, this Station maintains a quirky, chirpy defiance in regards to returning to the fold. Take a segment to learn about a station that looks as different as its local sound.
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Galactic Destinations: Madame de Pompadour

With the opening of the jump gate to Ross 154, we’re able to continue bringing you information on some of the intriguing new locales you can find within this scarlet tinged star system. This segment, Galactic Destinations brings you to the charming and picturesque Madame de Pompadour!Continue reading "Galactic Destinations: Madame de Pompadour"

A Community from Outer Space: Featuring Dotsent!

The humans of Tau Station are as diverse and brilliant as the stars within which our galaxy swims. Many of them are as skilled as the very engineers who keep the stations afloat and as fueled by ingenuity as the scientists of Benevolent Dynamics! This segment, we would like to shine our plasma torch on Citizen Dotsent!

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Update Changelog 2021-Feb-23

We’re delighted to announce the opening of the Ross 154 system, approximately 9.7 light years from Sol. Designed for citizens levels 16 and 17, opening of Ross 154 has four stations waiting for you. Interstellar shuttles are waiting at jump gate 807.XXX directly from Sol with an approximate travel time of D/14:297.

Along with opening of Ross 154, many new tier 4 items have been added.  Just a few examples:

Side jobs are available on every station, but we do not yet have missions. However, we decided to open Ross 154 now to give tier 4 players a chance to smooth their progression.

Of course, we’ve been doing a lot more than just just adding side jobs and items. Some changes are small, such as citizens now having their age and birthdate listed.

Or when you look at another character, we’ve fixed the text to not show silly things such as “Ovid appears to be wearing a the powell and carrying a the nakatomi plasma.” That little annoyance has been there a while. Yes, there are still annoyances there!

We’ve identified some conditions in side jobs which could make them impossible to complete and we’ve worked to fix those.

For combat, we’ve rebalanced the rush/retreat success rates and have made the Agile Combat courses actually useful. We’ve also fixed some fatal errors that would intermittently crop up in combat.

There’s also a huge amount of work which has been done under the hood. Did you know that technically, your character’s inventory could accidentally point to a station locker inventory? That would be awkward—not to mention crushing you under its weight! It’s never happened before, and now it can’t happen.

We’ve also done work to try to add more variety to market stall items and to make sure their items make sense. It’s a tiny thing that you may not notice, but we notice it and lots of little “make it perfect” touches like this are the kinds of things we’re proud of. And more work with career tasks along with another university.

We hope you enjoy this update as much as we did creating it!

Galactic Destinations: Ross 154 Jump Gate

As the jumpgate pathways are being realigned and brought back into the galactic network, we are able to access further information on the stations of Ross 154. As always, the entry-point into the system is the jumpgate and, with the mesh links reestablished and lines of communication now open, we can bring you some information about it!

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Galactic Destinations: Ross 154

If humanity were a network, till very recently, it has been a fractured one. Slowly, system by system, station by station, we began to find each other again, to reconnect the nodes. After so much time apart, it was with great joy that we spoke again, heard each other’s voices. However, after so much time apart, some of us had learnt to speak a little differently.

We have recently reestablished contact with Ross 154, a distant system whose jumpgate is soon to be accessible once more. It is the perfect example of how evolution, be it social or otherwise, works in the vacuum of separation. 

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Person of Interest: Jelena Starkiss

During the darkest of times, while a candle may provide light that is both pure and illuminating, a blaster bolt often shines brighter and cuts right to the heart of the matter. Where law protects, guides, and nurtures, ofttimes a dollop of chaos can expedite matters and inspire greatness of solution! Both sentiments can be attributed to  Captain Jelena Starkiss.

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The Crane’s Critique: Mantis Class Private Cruiser

How blessings brighten as they take their flight.
Edward Young

How pertinent a sentence, allegedly uttered by a poet of ancient Terran origin, that applies aptly to the recent discovery of an entire fleet of sleek and steady vessels to ferry us through the Black. The Mantis Class Private Cruiser, a ship I have had the distinct pleasure of being allowed to fly. Tune in, loyal followers, for my enlightening review!

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