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Hollow Seen Around the Corner!

“Hollow Seen around the corner!”

The cry filters down the hallway from just ahead and is immediately followed by the sounds of a number of people, young and old, screaming and running. Dim lighting casts strange and jagged shadows as the echo of…something…follows them, reverberating round the bend in the dark corridor ahead. 

The chaotic cacophony predicts the visual of a panicked throng rounding the corner and sprinting, pell-mell in your direction! It is only as they get closer that you can make out squealing delight mixed in with the exhilarated screams of playful fear.

“Hollow Seen!” Somebody yells again to the accompaniment of peals of laughter as they run past you. 

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Experience the C.H.R.O.N.I.C.L.E!

Greetings galactic citizens. May whatever phase of the day your current orbit finds you be extraordinarily pleasant! We’re very excited to bring you the very latest in Omni-reality advances: The C.H.R.O.N.I.C.L.E!

Cast your collective CORETECHS below to learn more about this ground-breaking new tech that is aimed at re-capturing humanity’s soul as we slowly but surely emerge from the ashes of Catastrophe. 

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A 2nd Sneak Peek at More Upcoming NPC Avatars!

Earlier this cycle we shared that our Aesthetics Regulation Taskforce added a number of gorgeous looking NPC avatars to the corridors and walkways of your favorite stations. Citizens of the galaxy come in all shapes and sizes and will help, hinder, or engage you in myriad ways!

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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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