The State of Affairs series highlights the trials and tribulations of the most influential organisations in Dual Universe. This thrilling installment captures the antics of organisations from the Alpha 2 period from July 2019 through January 2020 with the successful launch of Alpha 3.
In some MMO games, they are called “guilds”, in others “corporations”, in Dual Universe a group of players can band together in what is called an “organisation”. Organisations form the backbone of the economy, warfare, and politics in Dual Universe. The interplay between organisations has been occurring long before any player could log into the game.
This series covers the trials and celebrations of organisations since they could be created on the Dual Universe community web page. The first rumblings occurred during Pre-Alpha from early 2016 till late November 2018, the details of which can be found in “State of Affairs – Pre-Alpha” part 1, part 2, and part 3.
The following is a timeline that covers noteworthy occurrences in the top 20 organisations, members wise, in the time period from the end of November 2018 until the beginning of July 2019. Other organisations are also mentioned, usually due to their dealings with the largest organisations. Player names are not mentioned in these timelines, and links are provided for those that wish to read more. Organisations marked with an asterisk (*) have since changed their name or no longer exist.
Novaquark’s Dual Universe, is by all
accounts an ambitious game in the making. Promising a pioneering server technology,
in-depth sandbox features, and an infinite number of detailed planets, the game
has captivated the minds of thousands of players. Despite a strict
non-disclosure agreement, the fascinated and curious alike continue to gather
in droves. A claimed policy of openness and community interaction has sparked a
self-sustaining cycle of communitygeneratedcontent.
Though the game is still in its pre-alpha stage, its community site boasts over
2,000 organisations and the official community Discord (founded by a player –
but now run by the game’s developers), has over 2,500 members.
As the game moves onto the Alpha 1 Stage, provided in its
development timeline, Outpost Zebra meets the game’s most popular
organisations, and asks the questions that matter.
Arguably Dual Universe’s foremost military organisation, The Eldritch Nation is led by Zamarus, also known as Zamaro REDACTED, Zamaro and REDACTED. We don’t know why he keeps a vast selection of similar names, but we didn’t bother asking. During the course of the interview, we were often met with a dismissal air that promptly let us know we were not to ask further or press the issue. While surrounded by several armed guards, we were only too happy to skip over those enquiries. We must applaud Zamarus/Zamaro REDACTED/Zamaro/REDACTED for one thing: he wastes no time in giving a concise answer. Whether it was his nature or a desire to get a meddling team of journalists away from REDACTED, we’ll never know.