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Doctor Dread
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5/1/2017
Doctor Dread
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We are finally going to launch this game live!

After years of late night toil and the occasional disgruntled family member, Barons of the Galaxy is ready to go live. We hoped to launch by today but we are still behind with some of our unit graphics and a few loose ends with the server. Hopefully everything will be in place in a week or two. Even if it's not 100% we will plan to launch the game on the 13th in the afternoon.

The current Open Beta test will end, the galaxy will reset fresh, everything will be wiped out except user accounts. If you are a founder from our Kickstarter campaign you will have your Bonuses already in place when you start your corporation. This will no longer be the Beta Test so you will be getting your increased level and subscription time only but NO credits to start with. The accelerated start options will all be disabled and will be made available when players start to reach those levels of net worth or Corp Level.

We hope we get an influx of players for launch but our long term goal is to "soft launch" and slowly increase our player base over time. Whether we're a huge success or a fun little niche, it's been a lot of fun working on Barons of the Galaxy and it's great to see a lot of people have fun playing it so far. I say it's already a success =)

There are a few features we are are working on that probably won't go in before launch but should be available soon after.

Namely the "Escort" order which will allow you to have a unit or group escort another corporations group. Your units will mirror their escorts orders for movement, and attacking. Your escort will effectively have control of your units as part of their group. Several corporations can all escort one big corporations main battle group to temporarily form an armada controlled by a single player when needed.

Another is the NPC factions of the Commonwealth and Dark Star Empire. We're still figuring out exactly how they will work but they will generally be two large military groups that occasionally fight each other but can be influenced or even bribed by the players.

Another popular one is the "Orbital Megastructures" such as Star Bases, Orbital Guns and Warp Gates. Every planet will have 4 static "Strategic Orbit" locations in the corners of their screens. From these locations a fleet can be set to attack anything in the planets area, allowing for blockades or protection for the entire planet. These Strategic Orbits can also house an Orbital Megastructure such as a starbase, which will act a giant Shipyard/Fortress, Orbital Guns, which can support any attack on the planet from afar, and warp gates which can be used by other players for a paid cost to get enormous movement speed increases to a single destination of their choice.

And as always the games "Content" in the form of different kinds of voting events and quests is something we always plan to work on going forward.

UPDATE: The game will be disabled sometime on the May 13th, 2017 in the afternoon PAC to reset the game. An email will go out to everyone when the game is launched.
edited by DrDread on 5/12/2017
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badmaw
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5/9/2017
badmaw
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So do we have a time for the launch? Because your afternoon is so close to my bed time, it would be cool to know if I should stay an hour more or go to sleep.

I'd like to point out that I'm not pressuring you to launch at a more convenient hour for me, or to ascertain a certain hour if you don't feel like it. Just say it if you know it, so I plan accordingly. And if you don't have it, launch the game when you launch it, it's not important. I hope I did it right this time.
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Doctor Dread
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5/9/2017
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MMORPG.com posted in the forum about our launch. You should all go in there and post a comment, probably start a flame war =)

http://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/464065/co-op-strategy-sci-fi-game-to-launch-on-may-13th-barons-of-the-galaxy-mmorpg-com
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