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Rogue Star

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New Galaxy in July 1st (Andromeda)
« on: May 20, 2011, 06:02:26 AM »
We had a developer's meeting regarding some items related to the next galaxy instance.  While these are preliminary decisions, we reserve the right to make changes as we see fit.  We will add more details here as they become available.

Will the next galaxy be another beta galaxy?

It will not be a beta galaxy, we will be locking down major code changes.

What does locking down major code changes mean?

We will still be making the occasional code drops such as fixing any bugs that occur. We may modify interfaces, layout or styles. Anything we feel we can be enhanced without effecting core game play.  This may include changes to better support our administrative needs such as tracking where each player heard about Dark Expanse.

We will not be modifying combat code, combat asset statistics, missions, travel speeds, resource generation, corruption rates, VP awards or anything else we feel would have an impact on core game play or could effect the potential outcome.

Also, should something unforeseen come up, we reserve the right to make any and all modifications we see fit to do.  However, our intentions are not to make changes that would strategically effect the game.

What is the name of the new galaxy?

The new galaxy will be called Andromeda.

What will happen with my old account from the beta test?

For this galaxy instance, we will be moving the accounts over to the new galaxy.   We will be adding 50 credits to each of the old accounts.  So if you have any credits left at the end of this galaxy, they will be transferred with your account to the new galaxy.

When will the beta2 galaxy end?

Probably noon on June 30th.  We do not have an exact date and time just yet.

When will the new galaxy start?

We do not have an exact date at this time.  We might do it on the 4th of July weekend or the weekend after that.

Will the Races and Government benefits be revamped?

Yes we are discussing those changes now.

Will there be a new government corruption rate?

Yes the corruption rate will be increased.

Will the forums still be available?

Yes the beta forums will be changed to read only, but a new set of sections, similar to the beta ones, will be added for player comment.

Will there ever be a speed galaxy which runs 3-4 times faster than standard?

Yes, we are thinking about 2-3 months after the next galaxy launch we will set up a second speed galaxy.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 05:49:31 PM by Rogue Star »


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Re: New Galaxy in July (Andromeda)
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2011, 04:11:23 AM »
We have added a second server.  We are currently working to configure it as the normal speed server.  Should everything go well, the new andromeda galaxy will come online soon.

We plan on using the original server as a 4x speed server.  We do not have a launch date at this time.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 05:48:11 PM by Rogue Star »


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Re: New Galaxy in July (Andromeda)
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 05:49:13 PM »
The new Andromeda Galaxy is now online.  Be sure you check the racial and government benefits for recent changes.  We hope everyone enjoys the new galaxy.