2018-11-28 09:03:06

Hi Simon.
I can not answer all your questions, but I'll answer those I can:
Regarding weapons: They can be fired and reloaded from the control room. If I understand it correctly regarding the weapons rooms, they are basically ment for RP.
Repairing: The most critical stuff can be repaired directly on the ship itself. Just type repair, and you'll get a list of choices. The less important stuff needs to be repaired on the battle stations.
I don't know if it's possible to install extra rooms on a ship. I haven't had the need for that.

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2018-11-28 09:56:10

Good day to the awesome staff of Cosmic rage and thank you for bringing this wonderful moo to us. I personally enjoy lots of activities in the game, not to mention the staff and fellow players are very helpful too! I just need some clarification regarding my queeries. 1. Language channels. So english is the only language allowed in the game in public, that's understandable because most players speak English. In character channels, even with private ones, I meant really private like your own clan, english is still the only language to be spoken. Problem is, I can't see any storyline prohibiting other language to be spoken even in rp and timeline. Also clanchat is in character channel, is that mean non-english speakers aren't allowed to have their own clan? And right now, my clan is composed only of non english speakers, we can speak English but we're more comfortable speaking our own tongue, that made the clanchat obsolete for us, so we're back to spamming the pn. 2. Forced rp. I've read in the policy that you should rp at all times, the only exception is if you are with your friends and that's it. So, how can we prove that we are friends so that when my character encountered a friend character, we don't have to role play, because for us who are not used to role play, it's weird. if, in case we encountered each other by chance, what channel can we use to speak freely. say, and pa cannot be use for other language, just the same old pn again? when I use pn even my friend's character is just in front of me, I feel like he's so far away lol. Additional: Wondering why i chose to ask the question here? because i cant do that comfortably on the game. Yes the staff and players are nice, but what bothered me a lot is the fact that you have to consider whether your question should be asked in newbie or in those role play related channels. Say i am really in a difficult situation, in emergency ones, like if i am losing the oxigin on aspace suit and other things and i am a newbie, i wil ask a question in the newbie or ooc channel then they will tell me go to this channel and ask players to help you there. Before i can figgure out what they mean i might probably die because of ignorance. I knew someone who likes the concept of the game but chose to leave simply because he was not fond of role plays most of the time. Many times he says that he keeps on asking questions in the rong channel so might not try because he might be pointed out. Then there will also come a time when player or i dont know if that's a staf will mention your name in rp channel and point out your mistake just because you dont know how to emote properly in a channel. People can easily get discourage if too much role play is involve, specially the none english speakers. And can it just be a notice, and not mentioning names in other channels too? just asking. I just hope that we all understand that what you think you can do can be quite difficult to others, and must have taken some things in to considerations. too much of everything can be somehow frustrating than relaxing, Let me clarify this, i am just sighting some observations and not telling anything bad about cosmic, because the mud is awesome. thumbs up to the team. 3rd, system combat. Defencive armour upgrade equals the ship sise? i think the ship sise isn't connected to the defencive armour of the ship. if armor is equals to ship size, then we can assume that that huge armor covering the ship can be said to be protecting everything inside it, that makes the enemy unable to hit any of your ship components until the armor is destroyed, because where the shots could pass from that armor? is that mean shots could go through the defensive armor? which again, doesn't make any sense, or we can argue that the armor have holes, which again, doesn't make any sense. I hope someone can answer my questions, and have a nice day.

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2018-11-28 13:34:20

Helloç
@SLJ, thank you for your answers. I think that weapons' room is still needed to load huge ammo like missils and torpedos, since I can't do it on my control room. Or maybe it is due to my ship not having hte habilit to launch them, but again, this is not very clear from the status screan...

Regarding language and rp, I've been thinking about it for weeks now. I'm totally with cosmic's team about forcing people to play as their characters in rp situations. But language is a real probleme that deserves to be considered. To talk only about what I know, let's focus on my situation for example. In French muds, I am known to be particularly demanding and insistant about rollplay, if I could make people play in character nearly everytime, I would do it. I think I definitly fell in love with cosmic when I waw we were able to choose the type of shampoo/soap we wanted. Onl that cold cause ten minuts rp discussion to me, and that's amazing. But ubillarosendo is right : language is a strong barrier when it comes to rollplay.
The question is : how to solve this?
Considering the dimensions of the game itself, it's completely uthopic to think about translating it, even if the team allowed us to do so.
The language channel could be turned into some kind of global option, which would change every IC and OOC channel to the selected language. That sounds better to me, and not so hard to create, but one probleme remains, characters will still meet eachother physically and there's no channel there, only real interraction.
A different branch of the server? The game could be exactly the same, in English too (which is also a really good exercise trust me), but people could communicate in their own language, the one they chose and the begining of the character creation process. That sounds a little more complicated and demanding for the staf. Those are only ideas of course, I am just a frustrated fan of rollplay who knows that he's unable to play the character he wants to play even if everything in this univers is made for this to happen.
If any of you, especially in cosmic's staf, has an idea, a different option, or a way to improve one of the ideas submitted here, fell free to comment!

To go back to your question ubillarosendo, I must admit that, even if it kills me not to be able to do it as I wish to, I definitly agree with cosmic's vision of rp. Even in a community that has many reasons to laugh about my English, even with a community I'm not totally part of for now, it's still frustrating to see people ask technical questions about gameplay in IC channels. To take the situation you exposed as an example :
let's say that your in your spacesuit, watching the oxigene level going lower and lower, thinking about the lonly death it is and hoping (in a ridiculous last cause for cocerne considering your situation) that you had not forgotten to put in the cooler the icecream you bought before leaving your home planet. You have two options then :
Option one : Hey guys, I'm... well probably going to die somewhere in sector 15 . If there's anyone around and if he sees a spacesuit that seems to move a little, then it's probably me, even if I'm not able to confirm it due to lack of consciousness . Do not hesitate to grab me by the way if you feel kind today.
That's definitly to be asked on chat, so IC channel. It's totally rp, and noone is going to shout after you about it.
Option two : How can I make my spacesuit recall to a save place if I have no access to my ship. Is there a command or anything else? If you want to help me, I am in sector 15.
This question, , causes two problemes. First, asked on chat, of course, you refer to in game commands , which is of course to be banned from IC interactions. If asked on the newbie channel, the probleme is that the sector you gave as an info for players who would want to help you can't be used, because it was given in an OOC channel.
A third option could be to ask only about commands in the newbie channel. When you discover that there is no way to recall or anything, you're free to ask on chat if someone can help you.
I would recommand to ask directly on chat and in a rp way because it is, from my experience, the best way to obtain advice/help.
Sometimes you get ignored, but I'm not sure about the reason. I'm affraid my English sometimes confuse people more than anything else, and therefor they don't know how to react. To be honnest, I wold prefer that they tell me in staid of just saying nothing. I'd probably learn more about cosmic's IC background and about English I people confronted me about it.

But again, you're right, this game and its staf really deserve that we keep trying and adapting to the univers. I hope someone will consider reading all this and give an opinion.


Best regard,
Simon

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2018-11-29 09:12:08

Hi.
I agree on the language thing, but it's difficult to find any good solution. I agree it can be very difficult for us who don't have English as our main language to rollplay as much as we wish.
Translate the whole game into other languages would take more time than I even can describe. This game is extremely huge. If you just look at the help files, there are more than 500 of those. I don't know how many rooms there are. If I did, you also have to keep in mind that players are expanding the game and building more rooms on their factories all the time. Both the amazing developers, builders and all the players who have a factory makes the game grow extremely fast. So if you should have a minimum chance of translating the game into an other language, you need 10 people constantly working on that part.

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2018-11-29 10:22:03

Hi,
I finally want to get into playing this game, and so I created a character. I also downloaded and installed Snapps soundpack using the soundpack installer from Nathan Tech, but I have no sounds in the game. The soundpack doesn't seem to even load at all, since the shortcut keys of the pack don't do anything either. What can I do here?
Thanks for helping
Tikki

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2018-11-29 12:44:26

About the soundpack installer, it only works if the soundpack is allready decompressed in one folder. I recommand that you first install the soundpack one manually to make sure you follow all the instructions. Then, try to join the Snap's shared dropbox folder and target it with Nathan's software. This way you can update the pack easily without having to download it alla over again.
Note that there will probably no change in December, as Snap told us he wanted to take a short breake (and trust me he deserves it). So you don't have to worry about updates right now. As I said, try to install it manually and follow the readme step by step. If your probleme persists, try to describe your installation and we'll try to figure out what happened.

@slj : Yep, translating the game was pure fantasm from me, and the staf wouldn't agree even if it was possible i think. But an alternative channel system could be helpfull.

Best regard,
Simon

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2018-11-29 13:45:54

Hi,
ok, I also tried a manual installation, but the problem is the same. I did everything like it's described in the readme file. I created my character in Vipmud by entering my Character name and Cosmic Rage as the mud name, the connection info and checked the boxes for keeping variables and simple script control. After that, I decompressed the soundpack and copied everything into the vipmud folder under my documents, leaving the folders as they were, so that the sounds folder was integrated into my existing sounds folder and the file sounds.ini was replaced and everything else was placed into vipmud\cosmic rage. I also copied the settings.set file into cosmic rage\misc.
After that, I start vipmud, connect using my created character, and have no sounds at all. And pressing any shortcut key from the keys file from the soundpack does just nothing.
So, what did I do wrong?
Thanks as always for any help.
Tikki

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2018-11-29 16:40:24

Hm that's strange I agree... I assume you're playing with vipmud 2.0. 
Does the "config" command work atleast? If it does, try to configure all the options so none of them stays undefined or blank.
You should probably try to contact snap on the sp channel . He can probably help you more than I can.
This soundpack is certainly the best made for this mud, but if you want to try anyway and you don't want to do it without sounds, you still have the mush client option, which provides a soundpack too. That's not an ideal ending of course, but it's better than not playing at all smile .

Best regard,
Simon

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2018-11-29 17:45:26

hi!
I'd really like to play the nmud, or moo, cow mud? anyway, how do i connect, with mush, and where can i find the mush soundpack, cause the won on nathantech's site is brokenhnhnhnhnh. I need to know what keys to push and what to enter into what fields or watever and everything else, I currently use mush for alter aeon. If I want to have both packs can i have them in the same mush folder? I know there's a mush z\worlds\alter aeon, would i just make mush z\worlds\cosmic rage? help please!

yo! so I'm working on programing, it's really hard. But I'll tell you where you can contact me if your stupid enough to do so.
Contact information:email: [email protected]
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I'm usually found on online games, chatting, and being warned bye admins for talking to much, f**k you admin!

2018-12-11 14:12:27

Hello everyone!
In a moment, I will update the mush link on my website, thanks for making us aware of that!
I just wanted to raise some important events coming up, and also ask a question.
Over the next week, we have a lot of events going on, and I'm aiming in the new year to try to keep this high number of events.
they are:
[1] Discussion on ground combat
[2] a space combat physical training session
[3] Merry christmas, every one
[4] Build, build, build me a bridge!
[5] Another space combat Q and A
[6] behind the scenes

There also is a secret santa contest going on right now, as well as some really awesome changes.
Reports are at a relative low at the moment, which means Nate, and the other hosts, are cracking down and finishing up projects they wanted to do, and or getting suggestions in faster than you can say "Nate's coke."
There are some fun changes and announcements, the best of which I have selected for you and put at the bottom.
My question is, should I create a new thread?
This one is 25 pages long, and I feel, rather full of old information.
cosmic Rage could do with an audiogames.net facelift, especially as the game is so different!
Changes below, and as always, much thanks.
Tuesday, 11  December  2018 01:54 Lara Stardust: good evening everyone! in an effort to make cosmic rage more newbie friendly, we are changing up our lesson styles in the Academy. so far, I have converted one lesson to the new format. the lesson is the difference between IC and OOC. To get to it, go two north and then west from the landing pad. Please, please, please, please! take this lesson and let me know if you find it helpful, if the format is useful, ETC. You can let me know your thoughts by mail, or by OLINK thanks so much. Lara!
Sunday,  2  December  2018 18:12 Lara Stardust: hi guys. Now that it has been here for a while, we have officially made salura the home spawning place for the humans. If you have an alt that you are going to make any time soon, or you see a new human, we'd love to know how this affected your experience and would also love to know where we need to update references in help files through the report system. Much love
Sunday,  2  December  2018 22:58 Lara Stardust: hi guys! From feedback we received during that event, all weapon rooms are now automatically soundproofed. This does not, however, include control rooms, which you will have to soundproof manually if you want that. I hope you all feel a great deal more confident in this system now, and look forward to missions being run once again. Much love
Friday, 30  November  2018 02:10 Lara Stardust: hi guys! Have I mentioned lately I am quite clever? Well, I am. You will be hopefully amazed by the fact that trees on the game now grow. If you visit a hunting area one day, you might see 20 seedlings, go there 3 weeks later and you might see 20 mature trees. Trees have a 30 life day process here, with 7 stages from shoots, to ancient trees. You can cut trees down when they are at the mature stage, which they are at for 14 days. On top of this there is a new command, room-resources, which shows you the resources in a room like trees, and scraps, and such. Enjoy!
Friday, 30  November  2018 02:13 Lara Stardust: hi guys. Just another quick announcement, if you see a room where trees should grow and don't, please let us know and report it. If you have other awesome ideas like this one, where you think a room is missing a certain something, or an item in the game could be better suggest suggest suggest! thanks as always
Friday, 30  November  2018 02:18 Lara Stardust: hi guys. Check me out with all these announcements! So I'm not sure when this was implemented, but as I've seen this twice in the suggest queue I thought I'd bring your attention to it. I have just updated the help file to include this. When using resource trolleys, you type dump <item> from trolley. dump bricks from trolley for example, however, you can also type dump 20 bricks from trolley. Just not sure if people new about that, because I didn't!
Saturday,  1  December  2018 14:24 Lara Stardust: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Cosmic is in the mood. Take a look at the Christmas place, glistening once again, with gifts for all and fun at every turn! in light of the Christmas season, a number of changes have just occurred. 1. There is a new elf npc on the snowy access tube on Navidad 2. When you log in, there is a Christmas quote for each day of Christmas and 3. For the next 14 days, in Santa's house on Navidad there is now a wishing star. You can go to this star and type wish upon star, and make a Christmas list of 3 donator items you would like for Christmas If you've been good, the Christmas elves may make you this gift ready for an event on Saturday the 15th The deadline for Christmas gift requests is the 1st of December. The elves may make 1, none, or  all 3 gifts! It is really up to the elf and how good you've been! Enjoy and ho ho ho from Santa!

There were a lot of changes, and honestly, I just couldn';t pick my favorite, so come on in and say hello, Cosmic Rage is waiting to hear from you.

Nathan Smith
Managing Director of Nathan Tech
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It's ability!

2018-12-11 16:11:00

Hi guys!
Just an update on the soundpacks thing.
When you create an account on the game, it now asks if you are visually impaired.
this being the case, it offers you links to the mush and vip soundpacks.
Enjoy!

Nathan Smith
Managing Director of Nathan Tech
It's not disability
It's ability!

2018-12-11 21:40:25

hello nathan. are you going to do more stuff with space exploration and expansion? 1 of the reasons why i left is because whilst it's good now that you can go in any direction but there's nothing to really find out there. whether it be random fleets of ships or planets to explore. yes there are planetoids etc but unless you go purposefully into a field or nebula then you never find anything or get into any danger. you could in affect leave your ship flying turn the sound off go to bed wake up next morning and you know that your ship would still be flying and perfectly ok.

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2018-12-11 22:26:30

Hi,
just for everyone who tried to help, I found out that when you use Snapps soundpack for vipmud, you shouldn't activate the simple script control thingy when you set up your character. So, if anyone else runs into problems, that should help.
I'm already playing for quite some days now and really enjoy the game, so I'm glad I got it working. I just totally forgot to post here to let everyone know I did it.

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2018-12-11 22:37:18

@612
It is planned, but we do have other things in the works at the same time

@613 glad you figured it out

Nathan Smith
Managing Director of Nathan Tech
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It's ability!

2018-12-11 23:14:29

Hi.
@dardar: Please keep up the fantastic job. It's difficult to say how much I love Cosmic Rage.

Best regards SLJ.
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2018-12-16 05:21:00

hello everyone! for those who were unable to attend the small mini event I just held, cosmic Rage just had an exciting, and by exciting I mean I've been on and on and on about it and the HTPL's are sick of testing it, release. this release is: Megasuits! I don't want to spoil it too much with my silly person words, so read help megasuits, and related files. I hope you enjoy this, because I sure enjoyed coding it! Feedback and suggestions appreciated

Nathan Smith
Managing Director of Nathan Tech
It's not disability
It's ability!