DEV BLOG Version 1.5 Dev Blog: Builders Gifts

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  1. Hummel-o-War

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    Hello Galactic Survivalists!

    Although the version 1.5 is heavily code-focused, we not only have new content for story runners and explorers (as detailed in the past dev blogs here and here). We also have a few gifts for our builders.

    To conclude the April fools joke from last year, we added the ‘modern’ variant for the restrooms to complete this model set, with the modern variant showers already available. We hope you know how to use the three sea shells.

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    Speaking of sets: when we added the Heavy Window, we also had an additional lineup idea with a few more ‘emperor style’ variants in mind. We are looking forward to what you will be doing with the Heavy Windows (patterned).

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    In case you do not know what to put besides new windows and the toilet on the bare naked walls of your base or vessel, try our new motivational posters, made by Rumepelstilskin! You can either get them as a reward from playing the story missions or find a GIN console in one of the trading stations and get a random poster for a minimal ‘GIN Gallery’ support fee! ;)

    A few examples:
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    You want something more menacing for POI bases and NPC vessels? We have you covered! With version 1.5 we have set up the small ‘bulb turrets’ of The Legacy ships with different variants, colored in red, blue, green, cyan, yellow, orange, purple and black to guard the galaxy in style. Their weapons of course have the matching effect color as well! As a little side note: we have added these not only because we could, but with some future (post v1.5) weapon rebalancing in mind. ;)

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    Last, but not least, if you ever were done with building, but still envious of the Talon having these nice crossbows and you instantly remembered that hairy fellow wielding a similar, but lazer pew pew based weapon .. maybe check out the renewed Tales of the Past story mission!

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    We hope these new toys will be enjoyable and we had enough movie allusions for this dev blog. :D

    Read you soon.
    Empyrion Dev Team
     

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    You mean the three sea shells ;)
     
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    The windows are awesome. Can't wait to see what weapon rebalance stuff tall have in mind
     
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    The three clamps...?

    and yeah, those windows look awesome!
     
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    I think he means the 3 seashells...
     
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    Now we can build flying unicorns which shoot rainbows out of the a**.

    Any plans for new block shapes?
     
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    So the "modern varient restroom" has a changing table?? Or, like the modern varient shower, you can't go in?:rolleyes:
     
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    In all the sci-fi universes that I know of, I have always found inconsistencies and plot holes.

    At the moment there is the Teleporter technology available in any of these sci-fi universes, Empyrion included, lots of other things should not be required anymore : toilets, kitchens, hospitals, etc. Just think "repair-to-blueprint" but for all matter that can be replicated or stored in a digital matrix for future reconstruction. So when we see doctors in any of the Star Trek series / movies, for example, they are absolutely not required, because the engineer can simply store any member of the crew as a "blueprint" in the transporter's banks (like Scotty hiding in there for 75 years after he crashed on the Dyson sphere) and "restore" any part of the body. Such technology implies a level of technological advancement that simply is incompatible with the rest of the lower-tech seen in the sci-fi universe. At that level of control over matter, at large distances (from ship to planet surface) weapons become obsolete, health is not an issue, no need for toilets.

    It's even hard to imagin anything that could not be achieved with such technology.
     
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    You actually can GO in. Also SIT DOWN;).
    Only the 'Mirror' does not reflect your image...which is actually a shame:p.
     
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    Long live the Matrix!
     
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    I know we could. I'm glad we still can. It would be nice if we could go INTO the "modern" shower. (I'm assuming the "modern shower" is the glass enclosed shower that you CANNOT go into.)

    I think I saw a hint of a raised lid?;)
     
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    I better see at least 1 brown log in the toilet after I get up off it :p

    Nope, I must still be constipated.....
    Probably the 7 whole dinosaurs I ate yesterday.
     
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE The New Window Blocks!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I am sorry but will bother You with transparent windows until banned :)
    This is necessary for making custom cockpits. Right now they are too dark no matter how I flip them.
    Please dear devs do something.
     
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    I agree with this request also. Heavy Windows' tint needs to be turned down or better off.
     
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    You can already turn the tint off using the multi tool.
     
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    That wasn't the actual request of those Gentlemen;).
     
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    No, you can't.....
    You can make it a lighter shade of tint, yes, but you can't turn it off.

    Even on the lighter side it is too dark at night to be used effectively for first person view (In my opinion, and the opinion of MANY others here).
     
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    In my defence I was doing several things at once and only read it quickly ;)
     
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    I would prefer a fix to the lights cones over this, I mean, all lights at night are as the flashlights in Silent Hill, but even better if they fix / change both :D
     
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