DevDiary, Founder Packs, Forum & Community Portal
We have a lot of great news and information to share with you this month. First, check out the video DevDiary and the exciting additions and progress we’re making on Dual Universe. Then keep reading for important information about the end of Founder packs and updates to the forum and community portal!
0:34 - Additional Voxel Tools
0:59 - Voxel Tool Locking on a 2D plane
1:28 - Remote Control Piloting
2:09 - Physics Mechanics Improvement
2:41 - Concentration of players & constructs
3:08 - New Concept Arts & 3D Elements
3:28 - Conclusion
Alioth's Moon to Alioth Uncut Flight sequence
As promised in our May DevDiary video, here's an uncut sequence of a flight between Alioth's Moon to Alioth itself. We hope you enjoy it!
End of the Founder Packs
The time has come to announce a date for the end of the Founder Packs: you'll have until the 7th of September 2017 (Kickstarter Campaign launch Anniversary) to upgrade your current pledge or to get a Founder Pack if you haven't already. Because many of you asked for additional time to get the Founder Pack level you wanted, we extended their availability. Obviously we couldn’t extend it forever and now it’s time to move on to the next stage. After September 7th, we will temporarily disable the Crowdfunding portal. No new pledges or upgrades will be possible once the portal is disabled. We will reopen the Crowdfunding Portal later in Q4 2017 with new Supporter Packs. Supporter Packs will include different rewards than Founder Packs and the Lifetime Subscription reward won’t be available anymore.
Note that Alpha will be divided in several phases, and while a Gold Founder Pack will give an Alpha access at Alpha launch (Phase 1), Gold Supporter Packs (or above) will give access to a later Alpha phase. There are two reasons why we are proceeding in such a way: first, we want to thank all our Founder backers without whom this game wouldn’t happen. The other reason is, as we will progressively stress test the server cluster during Alpha, we will have to keep some control on the maximum number of simultaneous in-game players.
Forum & Community Portal Update
For those who are not aware yet, we are going to update our Forum as well as the Community Portal on Thursday 6th July (tomorrow). There will be a maintenance for both sites from 10.00 am to 12.00 (Paris time). What changes are being made?
About the Forum:
On the user side, the changes won’t be significant, but the big changes are more on the administration side, far more developed in this new version than in the old one. This is going to enable us to create Moderators with customized rights to help manage the growing community!
About the Community Portal:
This is the first real update of the Community Portal since its launch (and that’s just the beginning!). Beside the synchronization with the updated forum, a few features have been added:
- Display Name: Any registered user will now be able to use a Display Name instead of the User Name on the Community Portal. To use a Display Name, you will have to go on your Profile page, click on the “Edit profile” button, and go to the “About me” section. Your Display Name can’t be a User Name or a Display Name already in use on the Community Portal. If you want to have your User Name used as a Display Name, just leave the Display Name field empty.
- Display/Hide Backer Title: to hide your Backer Title, go to the “About me” section on your Profile Page as explained above and tick the box “Don’t show backer title”.
- Creating an Organization will now require an account with a backer status. This decision has been taken due to abuses we have witnessed with Organizations being created that violate our Terms & Conditions and others which do not have a valid purpose in Dual Universe. Non-Backer accounts will still be able to join Organizations, post content for the Organizations they are in or comment on posts.
Thank you for your support and as always, we are looking for your feedback!
The Novaquark Team.