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Dual Universe State of Affairs – Alpha 1

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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.

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An Insight into Dual Universe’s Most Popular Organisations: The Empire

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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 community generated content. The game recently entered its Alpha stage of development and the community site boasts over 2,000 organisations. The official community Discord (founded by a player – but now run by the game’s developers), has over 3,500 members.
As the game progresses in its development, Outpost Zebra meets the game’s most popular organisations and asks the questions that matter.

One of the most stable organisations in the top ten, the Empire is also one of the most reserved. Formed and lead by Kytheum, the organisation has one of the longest streaks of stable growth. Ever marching upwards, Kytheum’s brainchild is Dual Universe’s third largest organisation. Like the Terran Union, it was also formed quite early.

‘The Empire was founded on the 18th of August in 2016, which is as I recall, at most a week after the organisation’s page was launched.’ Kytheum told us.

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Interview with The Federation Alpha

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Once upon a time (all good stories start with that), I wandered into lands owned by The Federation Alpha (and by lands, I mean a Dual Universe Discord server). While taking in the sights, I was accosted by a giant fiery ‘G’. At first, I thought my time had come, but the fiery G turned to me and said (and I am paraphrasing) “Ask me questions. Ask me anything.” So I did.

It turns out ‘G’ was not a fiery harbinger of doom, but the very friendly President Ginger of The Federation Alpha. We had a good chat over some hot chocolate and tea and I even managed to entice Prime Minister Chrissi into the tea party.

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