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(Second) Server of 2015 (Planning)


UPDATE 2: So, voting has completed with 16 total votes cast, members have voted with 56% of those votes for Early Space Colonization. As such, that will be what we're going with. However, the ever amazing Djzman has launched his new Worlds of Yonder server which is doing quite well, as such this will NOT be the first new server of the year (it'll be the second) and we won't likely be launching it until some time in March. In the mean time, we have Djzman's server and we will continue to work to plan the Early Space server and to work on getting it ready for launch next month.


UPDATE: The time to vote on what the next server will be has come! Remember that if you don't see an idea you like and have something else you think we should try you should vote for "other" then comment on the thread "Other - I think the next server should be (idea here)", if you're voting for someone's alternative suggestion you'll have to vote "other" then comment saying whose idea you're voting for.

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The poll was created at 23:38 on January 20, 2015, and so far 18 people voted.

So, while the current server isn't entirely dead (it's not as active as it could be but it has its spikes in activity), Tank and I were discussing some options for the next server the other day and I thought it's about time we set up a thread to start planning it.

So, what do you think, do you have any ideas for the first server of 2015 you want us to try out? Feel free to suggest them below!

We'll probably just discuss this matter as long as we feel necessary and then only move forward on launching it once we've decided on something (I'll probably set up a poll again once we've got some strong options to choose from).

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Was that one option Avatar the last airbender as steampunk? It's kind of Legend of Korra at that point. Both are good series, though. o3o

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Sirlegolot wrote:
Was that one option Avatar the last airbender as steampunk? It's kind of Legend of Korra at that point. Both are good series, though. o3o

Yeah, same universe, LoK (I want my on-screen Korrasami kiss gosh darn it! D;<) actually has a bit of a steampunk vibe to it IMO. Said option would basically entail a fictional world divided among only a very small handful of factions each with their own unique cultures, whether the whole "bending" business is included or not I'm unclear on but there probably would be a lot of fantasy elements to it.

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What is an A:TAL style world?
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What is an A:TAL style world?

"Said option would basically entail a fictional world divided among only a very small handful of factions each with their own unique cultures, whether the whole "bending" business is included or not I'm unclear on but there probably would be a lot of fantasy elements to it."

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Cyberpunk dark age! Grarrgh!

Ah well. I picked early spes colonization, seems fun. Ugly things await construction!

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So, voting has completed with 16 total votes cast, members have voted with 56% of those votes for Early Space Colonization. As such, that will be what we're going with. However, the ever amazing Djzman has launched his new Worlds of Yonder server which is doing quite well, as such this will NOT be the first new server of the year (it'll be the second) and we won't likely be launching it until some time in March. In the mean time, we have Djzman's server and we will continue to work to plan the Early Space server and to work on getting it ready for launch next month.

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I plan to be France, being part of the ESA, this are the goals for me:

-Land a man on Mars. (and get him back alive)

-Establish a settlement on Mars. (every 2 years new crew will replace the old crew)

-Research ways of terraforming.

-Build space station around Mars.

-Land on Phobos.

-Find Life?

-Begin building a interstellar travel capable ship.

-Develop better telescopes, and discover an Earth analog in E.Eridani.

-Get to Epsilon Eridani.

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There is this one question. Very Early or not so. Like will there be proper fighter-crafts and capital ships. This would create more variation in factions that will include purely trade focused corporations like mining companys and shipyards and not just nations or alliances/unions like European Union and USA.

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Well the server would presumably progress somewhat as time went on, we could say it's early enough that we're still just getting out there but late enough that space militarization is beginning to make mild progress. Ultimately though I don't expect we would, nor do I feel we should, have like full on fight-craft and capital ships and what not because that seems like too much, I mean military vessels may be reasonable but with that stuff you sort of paint a picture of a futuristic setting that's lightyears ahead of this.

Now, on the topic of nations, if we're going with my earlier idea about nations (limiting them and putting them in control of trusted people who can then let people come join under their flag as like a company or nonprofit or private military or w/e) maybe we should limit them to, like...

  • Europe
  • USA (Canada works w/ NASA so the USA team could also include Canadians, otherwise Canada can not into space)
  • Russia
  • China (Along w/ the Asian-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization perhaps)
  • India
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • Arab League
  • African Union
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Likely, the only 'warships' worth mentioning will be rudimentary missile/torpedo ships and strike-craft carriers capable of holding a dozen or so fighters. Actual, heavy duty battleship warfare won't exist for a long while. In Halo, for example, the only warship worth mentioning during the Interplanetary Wars was the Carrier. Direct ship-ship combat wasn't really viable until the advent of the MAC, seeing as CIWS grids for UNSC ships were pretty damned capable. The IP Wars took place in the mid 2100's, around 2130 or 2150 or something, I think.

If I were to take a guess, I'd place the server anywhere from 2050 to 2090. So, extremely rudimentary ships, with missiles and point defenses being the only weapons worth mentioning, and combat being centered around fighter craft and cyber/electronic warfare.